His and Hers Towels? Only in the Garage
A friend of mine is getting married, and she is absolutely in fear of what the less hip members of her family and some of the circles of her friends are going to bring to her as a wedding gift. She has visions of dainty, Laura Ashley pillow cases and little wine glasses that she would be afraid she’d snap on the first try. She didn’t want lacy, frothy negligees. She didn’t want to have pinks and reds. She didn’t want to open a box and have to fake the smile when she saw the - his and hers towels. Now, if they knew her, they would buy her those towels for the garage, but people get goofy when they are invited to a wedding.
The house that she and her husband-to-be share is nice, but there are not a lot of things inside of the rooms. They don’t sit and watch television, so they sold theirs. No TV means no couch is needed, so the front room is home to their stereo system and their beautiful piano. When they entertain, they gather there and play music and laugh and have a good time. They do not miss the drivel on TV. The kitchen is full of herbs and plants, the one room where she might be mistaken for a typical house wife. There is a list of appliances that she seriously is hoping she might get for this wedding.
The area where they spend the most time, the place where they feel is the true heart of their home, is the garage - a giant, cemented structure that is home to their motorcycles, two great cars and a project car they are working on together. They have two of the really big arcade games to play in there, a fridge and everything they could possibly need for a really good time. They always seem to end up in there anyway, so they have just made it special.
Originally, the wedding they had planned was a simple, blue jeans, tee shirt kind of thing, but after a spectacular meltdown by her mother she gave in and agreed to a very simple, very understated white dress. She would not give in on the shoes though, so under that lovely and very simple dress, she will be wearing white high top sneakers with lacy material for the laces. She will come to the church as a single woman in a limo, but when she leaves, she will be married and will be leaving in that same limo. Her and her husband will leave the church the way that their parents will like, but when they show up for the reception, they will both be in jeans and they will both be on their motorcycles. That will be the end of their childhood lives and the beginning of their lives together. They will not hide who they are any longer, and they will be together.