Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Nupts- An irregular series

Once again we pay a visit to the pages of the Sunday New York Times Vows section.

Not everything Girls and Boys is for our amusement. Some of these little treasures enlighten, some frighten. The improbability of the first story moved me. If this doesn't defy gravity nothing will.

Lt. Christine and Lt. Jeffrey: Lt C and Lt. J began dating when C was a high school freshman and, and he a sophomore at Homestead High in Mequon, Wisconsin. They broke up when he was accepted to the US Naval Academy. C fixed his ass and went to the US Air Force Academy. Must be one heck of a high school.

Both became pilots, he's a fighter jockey stationed in Virginia Beach, she pilots tankers from a RAF station in England.

They met again at a Navy/AF football game and rekindled their romance. In the mean time he became an Oxford fellow and picked up a masters degree at Oxford.

"She will hopefully be restationed somewhere near Virginia by next year...I can't wait for the two of us to be closer together-it would be nice to take a weekend drive and be able to see her"

And I complained of his and her apartments.

Sada and Brendan: Yale grad Sada is a 3 time Olympic medalist in the sabre. The groom, a Penn State boy epees. After a bit of parry and thrust they were married in Atlanta. "..he just struck me as a very loyal person" says the bride.

Gents I'd recommend caution while dating a woman trained in the deadly arts.

Olivia and David: Met as Rhodes Scholars at Oxford, and each are doing post doc work at MIT. Obviously they are both bright kids, and their parents are gratified to find that Cupid found matches for their nerd kids.

"The brides paternal great grandfather, opened a department store in London." Is this relevant?

Alyssa and Bretton: Married in Charleston, the couple met at University of Michigan where she just graduated from Law school, and he is doing post grad work.

So she was able to land a job. As an associate in the Hanoi, Vietnam office of a Chicago law firm. He had to pick up a Fulbright to work on his dissertation in Hanoi. The job market is tough.

Friends, Nupts are one of two times in your live that are absolutely, positively an affirmation of optimism. We wish these kids well.



Mom on the Run said...

When I was young the Omaha World Herald had a great bridal section. We always had the best time choosing the "winner" and "loser" of the week. Nothing quite so exciting as those who make the times, usually just a match of top sorority girl and studly fraternity man from NU, he with a bright future as a lawyer or doctor and she from an old moneyed Omaha family.

The losers were much more interesting. However, it wouldn't be nice to disparage them at this late date.....but entertaining on a boring Sunday in a small town as a teenager when the possibilities in life seemed endless.

Legallyblondemel said...

This is my very favorite irregular series. Well played. Top marks in particular to the "deadly arts" caution.