I’ve been hosting my co-authors from Warm Mulled Kisses these past two weeks. Though our party was a week ago, the stories these ladies have shared had just kept the fun coming!
And today’s debut author is definitely fun! Wait until you read the memory she shared and the things she did when she was a travel writer!
Introducing Kathy Wall!
I was married at 2:00 on Christmas Eve. A snowstorm in East Tennessee cut the number of guests greatly, but my husband-to-be picked up the preacher and my dad got me to the church on time. So the wedding began. When my man went to slip the ring onto my finger, he dropped it and it rolled under my full-skirted floor-length dress. So he gets down on his hands and knees, lifts my dress and sticks his head under it. My mother gasped so loudly, I was afraid she would faint. He finds the ring, and promptly puts it on my finger. Fearful I would drop his ring, I grabbed his right hand (not the left one) and try to put the ring on. His knuckle was much larger than I remembered. The pastor said, “Let’s pray.” During the prayer, my husband slips the ring onto his left hand. Seeing what he did, I gasped. The pastor uttered the fastest Amen in the history of weddings. Thankfully, the service was almost over. About every other sentence the pastor said loud enough so only my husband and I could hear, “Everything is fine. All is well”. We met up with the man several years later when we visited his church. He introduced us as his most memorable wedding.
Few people know I wrote travel stories for magazines and newspapers for almost 15 years. As a result of my research, I’ve kissed a walrus, white water rafted the Kennebunk River in Maine, got lost and ended up in a nudist camp in Germany, and steered a ferry boat across Lake Michigan.
Most memorable wedding ever! And her job! Ha! That in itself should be a novel!