Ali’s wedding is going on this weekend. Yes, all weekend. And I am honoured to be one of her bride’s maids. Last night there was a “get to know everyone” cocktail party. Towards the end of the official event, before the wedding party went to the Rooftop Bar, family members made toasts. In addition to toasting the bride, the groom and their parents, the groom’s dad raised a glass to Jesus. Quite appropriate. But then there were two more toasts that were offered to Robert Edward Lee and George W. Bush. Seriously. They weren’t kidding. And I guess since it is their family’s wedding they can toast anyone they good and well want.
David Legault (pronounced L’go) has been my date for all of the events. Ladies, take a note. If you need an escort to some event, DAVID IS PERFECT! Smart, fun, and thoughtful. He actually called me to let me know he was on his way. Who does that?! Love it! Engaging but not overwhelming. And the man can handle himself around strangers. He had no problem hanging out with the fellas for an hour or so while they waited for the girls to get through some bachelorette “business.” He opens doors, gives up his chair and walks on the outside of the sidewalk. He’s an officer and a gentleman, I tell you. But I digress. Back to the toast.
When glasses were raised to Robert E. Lee and our Commander and Chief, the look on David’s face was priceless. Thinking back over his days at MIT, he said, “Yeah, Robert E. Lee, George W. Bush and Jesus? This doesn’t happen anywhere else but South Carolina.”
I give my toast tonight at the rehearsal dinner. Let’s see. To whom should I pay a special homage?