- 3 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
My university sends out a newsletter a few times a year and a part of it is always “class notes” where it lists births, marriages, and accomplishments of alumni. I think a lot of schools do this, so many of you probably know what I am talking about.
Anyway, I happen to have been a legacy at my school-3<sup>rd</sup> generation- so my mom has been really adamant that I submit one of those announcements in to the publication. However, I never got around to it- it wasn’t really a priority for me. So the other day she tells me she wrote one, and wants me to look it over.
Before I continue, you should know that my mom is… well… a little crazed when it comes to things like this (and making my things about her… but I digress).
So, it started out just fine: [bride] ‘07 married [groom] on October 12, 2013, at [venue]. Members of the bridal party included [MOB] ’75 and [BM]’07, [BM] ’07 and [BM]’07. This is all normal, and exactly how I usually see these kinds of notes in the publication. (although, if it were me, I would have listed MOB separately from “bridal party”, but that’s just semantics, and not a fight I want to pick). If I had written it, this is where I would have stopped.
Well, she also included a picture (also normal) which was a group shot we took of all of my friends from college (my generation). So, she listed everyone in the picture as well (the folks not already listed as part of the bridal party). Ok fine. If you add a picture you should list who is in it. I get that, but at this point it is getting a little long.
THEN, in a new paragraph she wrote “also in attendance were…” and listed, like, 20 other people (her friends) who were also alums of the school.
She ended with [bride] is a proud 3<sup>rd</sup> generation alum. Other family members who have attended____ are: [grandma, grandpa, aunt, cousin, cousin].
And in ALLLL those people, she conveniently left out her ex husband-my father- who was there, and is also an alum.
This thing was an ENTIRE typed page long –without the picture. a fairly large font, but still.
I was, as you can imagine, a little speechless when she showed me. First I nicely said, isn’t it usually just the bridal party listed in these things? And she said “no, they usually list everyone that was there”.
Really? Have I not been reading these things closely? Am I in the wrong here, or did she go overboard?
Ultimately it REALLY doesn’t matter. I’m not going to fight about it. She can submit what she wants, and that is fine, I don’t care. But it was a very funny moment.