Joe, Dave and the Flowers

It was a special occasion.  Squeeky was getting married!  (Squeeky is “little Clynese’s” nickname and she  is the younger daughter of Dick and Teen, named after her Aunt Clynese.)

Much of the family had gathered together for the happy event and, as with all weddings, everyone was hustling around trying to make everything perfect.  Everything was perfect except for the weather and the flowers.

The weather was horrible, just awful and the wilted flowers looked absolutely pitiful!   They decided that someone needed to make an emergency run to the store for some fresher flowers.  Dave and Sara had come up for the wedding and Joe and Geneva were there as well.   So, Dave and Joe were just standing there!  They could go, someone decided!  So off they went!

But there was one problem.   Dave had forgotten his dress shoes so he had borrowed some of Joe’s “size 12” shoes.  The shoes were “way too big!”   Have you ever tried to walk in shoes that were just too big for your feet?  Not an easy task.  Dave had to sorta “scoot or shuffle along” to keep his feet in the shoes because he had no heel for holding on!” 

Because of the weather and slick floor in the store, Joe was afraid that Dave was going to fall, so he had ahold of his arm.  They located the flowers they needed and worked their way to the counter, with Dave sliding his feet along the floor carefully.

The cashier looked at the two men curiously and sensing what she was thinking, Joe blurted out, “We’re getting married.”   Dave turned to Joe, smiled a gushy smile and grabbed Joe’s hand, to play along with the joke.  He may have even said something like, “…that’s right, Dear or we’re very happy..!”     Who knows!  Something mushy, most likely.  Well…. they thought they were going to have to call the paramedics.  The poor, shocked lady began choking, stammering and sputtering, not knowing what to do or say!

One can only imagine the sight!    Two macho men clinging to each other, talking marriage, clutching a big bouquet of flowers.

joe_dave_train1Joe and Dave

Dick had passed on before Clynese’s wedding, sadly… so Uncle Jimmy proudly stood in for him, to walk Squeeky down the isle.  An honorable man for an honorable privilege.  But that is Jimmy… a constant source of support for everyone.

jimsqk-walking2Jimmy and his neice, Clynese (Squeeky to all that love her…)

Anyway, the wedding went beautifully, and everything was perfect, including the fresh flowers that the “happy, soon-to-be-married, very macho but cute couple”  had brought back from the store!

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