Monday, May 7, 2018

The Wedding Bell Blues

by J.J. Tanner from the Dinner Club Mysteries
            by Linda Wiken

My baby brother got married on Saturday! Well, not so much baby anymore but since he's the youngest in the family, that's how I think of him. I was delighted, we all were, that he decided to settle down. As a teen, he kept my parents hopping. And then when he chose to become a firefighter, the anxiety over his daredevil tendencies diminished as they were being refocused and controlled. And now he has a wife who is also a firefighter and understands him.

The problem is me. I was foolish enough to invited my, whatever he is, Ty Devine (the P.I. who reluctantly assists in my sleuthing) to the wedding weekend in Montpelier, VT.  There's no way I would have normally asked him, after my mom caught us in a passionate embrace on my sofa when she stayed over one time. But, he did ask who I was taking as my 'Plus One' I asked him. You can just imagine what that led to. Sly and not-so-subtle comments about our tying the knot. My usually laid back dad asking, in an indirect manner I admit, about his intentions.

Well, it's Ty's own fault! He brought it on himself.

But it has got me thinking.....

And it was a beautiful wedding.

Don't you just hate being put on the spot like that? Has it ever happened to you?

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  1. Thankfully, no it's never happened to me. I'm a private person so for me it's more of a I surprised everyone when they were told we were getting married.

  2. I really enjoy your books. Thanks for a wonderful post