Friday, April 8, 2016

On Being Prepared

Hi, I'm Pepper Pomeroy and I believe in being prepared.  Anyone who has ever planned an event knows that things can and will go wrong. Sometimes terribly wrong. But I do my best to be prepared with contingency plans. Unfortunately it's easier to plan for an unexpected blizzard than it is to plan for an unexpected murder.

Wait, I certainly hope that murder is unexpected. At least for me as I have no intentions of premeditating any deaths. Still it seems that death follows me - premeditated or not.

So I need to learn how to handle it with as much grace as I can. Now that I think about it, though, I wonder if death is following me or if it is actually following my sister, Felicity. It was at her engagement that I found my first body. Then, when we were dress shopping for the perfect gown, I found my second dead person.

Finally at Felicity's reception one of the bartenders has fallen over from a deadly nightcap. This time I'm working hard to keep Felicity from finding out about the murder. I want her to enjoy her honeymoon and begin her marriage on a happy note.

Keeping secrets from my sister is hard work, but I think I can pull it off. My heart goes out to the family of the girl who died and I struggle with the police report that she simply overdosed. It can't be true. She didn't seem the type when I spoke to her at the reception-and we spoke for a while as I tend to be more wallflower than socialite.  Truth is I'm more comfortable investigating murders than joining in at a wedding reception. Trust me it would take a lot of drinks to get me on the dance floor with my Aunt Betty.

Weddings are fun, though. My family likes to play the chicken dance at weddings. What wedding traditions do you follow?


  1. We caught a murderer during a rehearsal dinner. I hope it doesn't become a tradition.

  2. Hey Pepper, haven't spent time with you in a while. Looking forward to it. I don't think we follow any of the old traditions although we used to do the money dance. Our family's new, young brides haven't heard of all that stuff but they still have some terrific weddings.
    (say hi to Nancy!)