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Next Time, Get the Details

His sister was getting married.
We decided that we should go.
I hadn't met his family yet
but I heard they could put on a show.

We checked our bags at the airport,
flew overnight to get there.
Of course our luggage took a different flight
off to God-knows-where.

So we dropped a large wad of cash
at some trendy local boutique.
There I picked out a stunning outfit,
something I found unique.

Off to the wedding in a rush,
there was no way we were getting there late.
We arrived at his parents home
looking like each other's prom date.

His mother smiled uncertainly
as she ushered us inside.
Sitting at the kitchen table
in jeans and boots was the bride.

Someone neglected to tell us
this was a casual, casual affair
and while I was dressed to the nines
the bride had pigtails in her hair.

The backyard was a sea of denim
and cowboy hats and boots.
I, in my silk and hubby in his tux,
when we walked out received some hoots.

It didn't look like a wedding venue,
it looked more like a rodeo.
I could have died of embarrassment
when I realized ... we were the show.

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  1. Date: 10/2/2012 8:59:00 PM
    Oh, but what a show. I can just imagine, did you ever get your luggage back? Had the same thing happen to me in Victoria, I ended up wearing bluejeans in front of 500 physicians when accepting an award... classy! Well done. Congrats on this win. Lee

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 2:32:00 PM
    Francine, Congratulations with your fantastic entry for Joann's "My Cousin's Wedding" cheers~ xox~ PD

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 6:07:00 PM
    Funny tale.

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 3:05:00 PM
    oops, I just noticed that she gave multiple placements at just the three levels. Still, for me it's a real laugh!

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 3:03:00 PM
    wow, this one is one of the BEST . Surprised you did not place higher with it!!! VERY good job and congrats.

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 7:30:00 AM
    What a super win for you. Congratulations Francine. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 11:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Francine , nice one and embarrasing xx

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 10:51:00 AM
    Oh, dear. At least it was not an off beat Theme Party/Wedding :-) Congratulations on your win, Francine.

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 3:21:00 AM
    yep i can see how it seemed you were out of place, love the cowboy boots n denim places , around the rodeo...xox

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 6:07:00 PM
    funny,flows smoothly,rhymes tight,great write Francine

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 9:11:00 PM
    so funny so awesome i could read this over and over thank you

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 3:23:00 PM
    Loved this humorous little tale, Francine! Great big hugs, Jack

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 9:48:00 AM
    clever and funny, too! nice one!

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 6:48:00 AM
    lol quite the adventure you had its really thrilling poem . enjoyed this . *smiles* Ron

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 8:33:00 PM
    hahaha, Francine. Can you imagine I read this three times and laughed louder each time? What a hoot!!! Loved it, loved it, loved it. :)

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 7:06:00 PM
    Did this really happen? Reading this reminded me of the pilot episode of the TV show "Bewitched". Darrin and Samantha experienced something familiar to your episode.

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 5:52:00 PM
    This is such a cute write Francine! I really enjoyed this wedding tale! Hope it wasn't true! Fabulous piece, Great Work!!