Thank You

Voice Card  -  Volume 10  -  Holly Card Number 9  -  Fri, Nov 3, 1989 11:47 AM

Thank you all for your congratulations. Who would've thought, a year ago, that the crab epic would end at my wedding!

I'd like to tell you about the wedding just to help you know Rick. We were married by my garbage man.

My parents live in a condo and they hire a man to pick up all the garbage and put it in the dumpster and then the city collects it from the dumpster. Rick and I were on my parents front porch "getting to know each other" once night around 11 pm. It was the first time we had let our guard down enough to get close. All of a sudden a man walked up and we both jumped apart. The man said, "Only the garbage man," took the garbage and left. Rick asked who that was and I said it was the local bishop. When we decided to get married we decided to ask the garbage man.

The Garbage Man wanted to meet with us before the wedding. When we got to his office at the church he was with someone so we had to wait. Rick finally said, "I'm too nervous to sit here." He and the kids went outside. When the Garbage Man came out I said I had to go outside and get them and the Garbage Man followed me. There they all were, including Rick up in a tree.

The Garbage Man told the story during the wedding. We were married in the U of U arboretum. It was very informal and not too traditional.

Rick does what he wants for his reasons. His motto is a quote from Popeye, "I am what I am and that's all that I am." He approaches our marriage that way. He is glad I am there and all he expects is for me to be happy and I have to decide what that means. When I feel guilty about burning dinner or unwashed wash he says, "You are what you are and I love you."

Excuse the corniness. It is nice to be with someone who is so accepting.