21. What’s So Funny?

21. What’s So Funny?

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Happily Ever After

What’s So Funny?

A little girl at a wedding afterwards asked her mother why the bride changed her mind. What do you mean? responded her mother. Well, she went down the aisle with one man, and came back with another.”

~Author Unknown

It was a beautiful wedding. The dresses, the candles, the flowers — especially the flowers. They were wonderful. The candle glow and smell of roses heightened the intensity of the ceremony.

“And do you, Peggy, take this man...” the pastor began.

Yes of course I do. He’s sweet and gorgeous and…

“I do,” I said.

“And do you, Dickey, take this woman, Peggy...”

Yes, of course he does.

“Please kneel. Father, we ask your special blessing on this husband and this wife,” the pastor continued.

Wait, is someone giggling?

“Bless their union...”

Who is giggling?

It’s his mother! Why is she laughing? What does she know that I don’t?

“And all of us gathered here promise to offer support...”

Now his mother’s laughing out loud. And so is everyone else. Wait! May I ask a question before we continue?

“I now introduce Mr. and Mrs...” the pastor concluded, although he seemed a little confused, too.

They’re still laughing.

But the music swelled and this man I was no longer sure of whisked me out of the church.

“Wow!” I said with a catch in my throat. “They all seemed to enjoy the service.” I turned to Dickey, fishing for an explanation.

Dickey had a look of suspicion on his face as he leaned against the wall. He lifted one shoe and then the other.

“My little sister! I’m going to get her!” he groaned, shaking his head. Then he showed me the bottom of his shoes.

Written in big red letters were the words “HELP ME!”


~Peggy Purser Freeman
Chicken Soup for the Bride’s Soul

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