Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Priest Made a Lasting First Impression

Yesterday, after the wedding rehearsal, the groom's parents had everyone over for some food. A big ole spread was set up: pizza, lasagna, salad, beer, etc. The groom's mom worked for the priest that was going to preside over the wedding, and so it was in her kitchen that I had my first and last conversation with him...

"Nancy says that you've even had wedding rehearsals without the bride."

"Yes, she was in the hospital having a D & C. I don't even know if the marriage was valid she was so hopped up on meds from the operation the night before."

And then John's dad handed him a big cocktail with 3 cherries and he was off.

... wow!

4 comments:

Amber said...

Robert,

A D&C is not always an abortion. Yes, it is used as a common method of abortion early in a pregnancy; but women have D&C procedures for other reasons too, such as uterine polyps and endometrial hyperplasia, for example.

Robert said...

Point noted, and the original web link changed to a more comprehensive definition.

I was just floored that the priest thought it worth mentioning.

Amber said...

I was just floored that the priest thought it worth mentioning.

Well, yeah. "Thanks, Father, for sharing details of my personal medical conditions! Is the clergy not subject to HIPAA, then?"

Robert said...

I think he's under the impression that he answers to a higher power. Plus he's retiring this year. I think he pretty over it.