Our family just went through an historic and pivotal weekend as our one and only daughter was married on Saturday. Any parent who has experienced this momentous event within the circle of life knows exactly what I mean using adjectives like historic, pivotal and momentous. Far-flung family and out of town friends from as far west as B.C. and as far east as Ontario came to Saskatoon to join in the occasion. As father of the bride I had watched for months as wife and daughter collaborated and planned and met and talked and planned and collaborated. I stayed on the sidelines and just did as I was told, keeping my chequebook and VISA card at the ready, of course. These things aren’t exactly cheap as I found out, unless you opt for a low-key affair with a marriage commissioner and a couple of witnesses, which was not the case here. But now it’s done, distant relatives and friends fly back home today and life returns to normal tomorrow. Of course I gave my new son-in-law the benefit of my experience with words of wisdom to take into his new life. I told him that any man who thinks marriage is a 50-50 proposition doesn’t know anything about women….or fractions and, of course, if she isn’t home and you have an opinion, you’re still wrong.
That’s Coffeetalk. I’m Vic Dubois.