It's more than a feeling (more than a feeling...)Congratulations for the new marriage of Sam Wilson and Sarah Schenck. You two won't regret it.
When I hear that old song they used to play
The wedding was magically well done. The ceremony was fun and emotionally moving, and got Grandma Schenck some sun. The weather was beautiful. The dinner meal was delicious, as was the cake. Sarah and Sam, your friends are legit. I want access to that beany-tasting coffee we were served -- delicioso. The Boulevard beer was an excellent choice, and my wife Jessica enjoyed the chardonnay.
What a great venue. Having our table reserved much pleased and impressed us.
On the ever-developing Joint Theory of High Schenckism: Although it may have seemed the Schencks stuck out on the porch much of the night, we had an excellent time. Stephen has put forth the argument that a strained internal monologue of social difficulty is the hallmark of Young Schenckism, proposing himself and Dylan to be parallel epitomes of this. As Schencks age, however, their innate intelligence, wry humor, and wit give them meaningful and enjoyable adulthoods. I second Stephen's proposal.
I have argued that Robert (Bob) Schenck, aka misterskank, is the Boswell of Schencks. According to wikipedia, "James Boswell is best known as the biographer of Samuel Johnson. His name has passed into the English language as a term (Boswell, Boswellian, Boswellism) for a constant companion and observer." In one of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, he has the detective say, "I am lost without my Boswell," i.e. Dr. Watson. Schencks function similarly, I believe. Hey, when are we getting that book of yours?
As I consider the weekend, I propose Lindsay to hold the position of Schenckian Sultan of Mirth. Another Schenckism Major Precept: the rule of No Cliches. Another: overpronunciation.
Hilarious moments of the wedding weekend included Jess's blessing for Sarah and Sam of "congratulations for not living in sin," my wish for the couple for "no less than a lifetime of Midwestern Stoicism," Lindsay Schenck's note on the multiplicity of the Schenck surname, and Evan's comment on Sarah's history of hug-seeking that "now that you're married, hopefully you'll get the affection you need." Also notable: Robert's comment that "I had some reservations when Sarah announced that she was quitting her job and moving to Catalina with a wild pig hunter."
Sam's mother's family, the Peekes, are masculine, strong, hardy folk. Moving from Southern Arizona back to the Upper Midwest is a peculiar experience, because suddenly I am no longer the Most Manly Guy in the Room. I think there's testosterone in the water up here. I'll start lifting weights again.
Thanks to Lincolnites Kim, Jeff, and John on allowing us to visit with such gusto. I really enjoyed that game of poker.
So, I look forward to the next Schenck gathering, and new Schenckian Theory, and new stories, and fellowship with a family that really knows how to represent and have a good time.