Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year, Sunday, January 1, 2012

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).  DSC04374  The parents of the Bride (Minnie Pearlite and Duke Twayne of Booger Holler) came in first:  DSC04388-001  They were soon followed by the parents of the Groom.  They were Victoria and Vance Van Colbert.    DSC04390-001  Booger Holler was next to a mountain, which was owned by the Colberts. 

The bride and groom arrived, and were escorted to their reception table by their parents.  They sat with the best man and matron of honor.  DSC04395DSC04397DSC04405 

After the wedding party had the opportunity to fill their plates, all of the guests lined up to partake of the “horses’ ovaries”.  IMG_0268

The bride and groom made a lovely couple as they danced the night away.  DSC04413  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). DSC04412   The festivities never seemed to end.  Even the bride’s sisters showed up for the event.DSC04426DSC04430DSC04431DSC04433DSC04436DSC04437

We also had another memorable cake cutting ceremony (like so many weddings).  The matron of honor even chastised the bride and groom before they cut the cake.  DSC04418DSC04420

Once again, I ended up with lipstick on my face as I was kissed by the bride.  DSC04417

Among the entertainers, Larry Jarvis sang to us a beautiful Tony Bennett love song “When I Fall In Love”.DSC04446

And, as the entertainment drew to a close we were once again visited by Father Time 2011 and Baby New Year 2012.  DSC04448DSC04455DSC04456

As the ball dropped in New York City, Marilyn and I drank another toast of Champaign to the New Year 2012.


  1. OMGosh, that is the ugliest bride I have ever seen. What a wonderful way to ring in the new year. I am about to fall off my chair laughing!!

  2. Sure glad you are already enjoying yourselves. Have a wonderful 2012, and we'll look forward to lots of sunshine photos!