Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hurricanes and Weddings

Hurricane Gustav is churning around in the Gulf of Mexico, and I worry about what's going to happen to Louisiana and the rest of the Gulf coast. If New Orleans goes under again, can it possibly come back a second time? Robert Skinner, mystery writer friend, finally got out of his FEMA trailer and back into his house last December. And now this. How much can people take?

Here in Alvin, big things are happening. Judy and I will be going to Austin on Thursday. Not because of the hurricane, however. Our daughter, Angela, is getting married there on Saturday. I'm not too sure about being the father of the bride. Speaking in front of large crowds doesn't bother me at all, but the idea of walking down the aisle with my daughter on my arm scares me a lot. I'm too old and emotional for that kind of thing. One of the groomsmen is in New Orleans. Will he be at the wedding? I have my doubts. This should be an interesting experience for all concerned.


Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov, Bill and Judy. (And Angela too, of course.)

I worry the same things about New Orleans. We've seen a lot of progress there the last couple of years on our annual visits but I don't know if they can come back from another big hit. And how many residents will just say "that's it" and give up?


Bill Crider said...

And how much will the response be screwed up? The surge did more damage than the hurricane. The levees will be the biggie. Will they hold?

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Best of luck to Angela, who will make as lovely a bride as Judy did. Just for us, please wear a powder blue tux and a frilly shirt.

Bill Crider said...

I think both Judy and Angela would be a bit resentful if I wore that, Cap'n, but it would look pretty darned stylish to me.

pattinase (abbott) said...

When Megan got married, my husband and I both walked down the aisle. I think it helped having three of us to hold each other up.