We celebrated the end of 2011 at the Sumter Oaks RV Park clubhouse. Everyone in the park was invited to the wedding reception put on by the Pearlite’s and the Colbert’s for the marriage of Pearline Pearlite to Lance Van Colbert. The invitation stated that in lieu of gifts, guests were “Politely asked to bring and share some horses’ ovaries”. When we arrived, we found that we were seated next to the grandfather (Pappy) of the Bride along with Pappy’s current wife, Henrietta VIII). The parents of the Bride (Minnie Pearlite and Duke Twayne of Booger Holler) came in first: They were soon followed by the parents of the Groom. They were Victoria and Vance Van Colbert. Booger Holler was next to a mountain, which was owned by the Colberts.
The bride and groom made a lovely couple as they danced the night away. Others were on the dance floor also. We saw the best man (in reality the husband of the groom) dance with the matron of honor (in reality the wife of the bride). The festivities never seemed to end. Even the bride’s sisters showed up for the event.
As the ball dropped in New York City, Marilyn and I drank another toast of Champaign to the New Year 2012.