Familial Discord Hits the Press

So Inviting

My grandmother-in-law is one of the funniest people I know. She drinks too much, smokes too much, parties too much, and fully intends to go out in a fiery ball of flames long before any doctors or nursing homes have their way with her. She’s also excellent at sharing the things that amuse her with other people.

Today, a letter arrived from her in the mail containing a couple entertaining newspaper clippings. The first was similar to many forwards you might get in your email – answers that kids goof up on a Bible test that make for a good chuckle: “The first commandment was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple.” Yuck yuck.

But the second, pictured above, was so good I had to share.

It came out of the Sonoran News in Cave Creek, Arizona. It was in one of the papers awaiting my grandmother-in-law when she returned after visiting us for the holidays, so she wasn’t sure of the date, but it was some time in December.

We have a running office debate over whether this ad was placed by a bitter Jewish mother* or a best man out for a good laugh. I’m terribly sorry, in either case, that specifics on the time and date of the wedding weren’t provided. If I lived in Arizona, I’d show up just to find out.

* suggested by a coworker who has a bitter Jewish mother, so don’t yell at me!


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