“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.”

This has been the most leisurely of all mornings. I woke up late, read every bit of both papers, had three cups of coffee perfectly brewed to my taste (I’m a does the amount look right coffee grounds sort when loading) and spent some time outside in the sun. When I came back inside so did Gracie, and right now all the animals are napping in here as I write. The dog gets the couch; Fern is on the new chair while Maddie has the cushion at the back of the couch near the window. It is a remarkable day, a beautiful day, a bit of magic pulled out of her hat by Mother Nature.

My sister in Colorado had her first snow of the season last week. She had to clear off her car before she could go to work. I tried but couldn’t conjure an image of the snow and her car. My mind is still filled with sun and flowers. My garden now has its fall bloomers adding color and beauty to my little world. I love to stand there and look and marvel.

The wedding was wonderful. I knew there would be some quirky surprises because Bethany and Brian love fun and laughter. It started with the place card settings which were odd as they were oblong plastic frames, but there was an explanation. The frames were to hold a picture. Bethany and Brian had a photo booth placed in the hall next to where we had dinner. It was similar to the kind you used to find at bus or train stations where you put in a quarter and got a strip of  black and white pictures. My friends and I always crammed ourselves into a booth and made funny faces at the camera. Outside this booth were boxes holding props like sombreros and clown hats. I chose a plastic fireman’s hat and the sombrero. When I went inside the booth, I wore hat after hat until all the shots were taken. When I got outside the booth, I was handed a strip of four color shots of me which fit perfectly in the place card frame. The last shot was me making a funny face, sort of a homage to the old days. The booth man explained that Bethany and Brian would get a copy of every strip as momentos of their wedding and the strangeness of their guests. When the reception was over and the couple was leaving, we all stood outside with sparklers lighting the night giving Bethany and Brian a bit of magic to take with them. It was a wonderful evening filled with fun, laughter and good friends.

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17 Comments on ““A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.””

  1. What a wonderful idea – you get a gift, they do as well. 😀


  2. Bob Says:

    Are you going to post your pictures on this blog?

    Weddings are like going to Las Vegas. You know it’s going to be a fun time, but you also know it will turn out like shooting craps. Over 50% of the happy couples will end up fighting over a lamp or a coffee table in some divorce lawyer’s offce while they are collecting a couple of hundred dollars an hour of the poor grooms money. So much for til death do us part.

    • katry Says:

      My scanner is no more, and I haven’t replaced it so i can’t (Whew!).

      I know what you are saying, but i’d like to think that Bethany and Brian will last forever. Both have parents who havehad long, long marriages so they have role models, and they both see the world the same way, with a bit of a twinkle!

      • Bob Says:

        Kinkos will scan the images and E-mail them to you for less money than a new scanner.

  3. olof1 Says:

    What a fun idea 🙂 🙂
    I wonder where the last of those photos with fun faces got to? I know I had them twelve years ago on the kitchen wall in my previous home.

    Rainy, windy and sort of cold most of the day here, but now the sky is clear and I can see the moon and the stars. It feels like we’ll get frost tonight but they say we won’t.

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      I remember several my friends and I took, but they too are gone. It was so many years ago I figure a room cleaning sweep is the reason they’re gone.

      Today was a delight!

  4. Zoey & Me Says:

    Yeah. I wanted to see those pictures too. Bum!

  5. Rick Oztown Says:

    You do NOT get off that easily. You have a good digital camera. On the front of it is a small image of a flower. Press that button quickly while watching your view screen on the back. You should see the flower appear and zoom up to one side. This lets you take close-up images. (or you can break down and RTFM…Read The Fine Manual ) Now you are set up to put lamps at 45 degree angles to both sides of the strip and shoot individual frames or the whole thing from about a foot away with the lens set all the way into the camera (be sure to allow the camera to focus). Then you can either post the result(s), reshoot as needed, or use a photo editing software to clean up to just the frame sides. There…see?…no scanner needed.

    Aren’t you glad you have us to help you along?

    • katry Says:

      I looked and looked but didn’t find the flower. I’ll have to pull out the manual to see what’s what.

      I can probably use my zoom lens as well. I suppose I’ll have to give it a try!


      • Rick Oztown Says:

        No, the zoom lens is likely to be useless for taking closeups. The manual is your best bet. Or email me the exact model of your camera and I can look it up to help you. I think there are a bunch of us who’d like to see the photos.

  6. Lori Kossowsky Says:

    It sounds wonderful. All the suggestions about not having to scan are great. I’m sure you are glad you can get so much help when you need it. It’s been a cold rainy day today ( yesterday was like summer) and jewels is sleeping on the edge of our bed. I’m glad your mind is filled with flowers and sunshine. Actually I’d like to find one of those photo machines and take a few although I can do it with my Macbook, those machines seem so special.

    • katry Says:

      Monday was still summer here. I was lazy the whole day figuring it was probably my last summer day, and I deserved to be a sloth.

      Have fun, be crazy, take pictures!

  7. katry Says:

    I’m just laughing here at the thought that a bunch of you want to see me in a sombrero and also waving at the camera!
    It’s a Nikon D90.

  8. sprite Says:

    I love weddings where you feel like it was a gift to be invited and where the event really represents the people getting married. Those are definitely the best kind.

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