Hello folks, let’s chat…Over the years here at All Things Southern I’ve fielded my share of grumpy reviews and hateful emails from people who aren’t from around here. If they’re really ugly it can be hard pass and repass, that’s Mama’s way of saying, “live and let live”, but I try. Other times, it’s easy to laugh ‘em off. For example, when we both know they’re trying to be rude but they’re totally unaware they’re firing blanks by accusing us of being fanatics for Jesus and football. I’m like, “And your point is?”
I doubt those folks would’ve enjoyed the rehearsal dinner celebrating my nephew and his then bride-to-be as much as my loved ones and I did a few years back, but it’s part of our treasured family lore. Picture the prerequisite big white tent full of well-wishers, only this tent was divided down the middle with the bride’s boisterous Arkansas hogs and their gawdy red decor on one side, and us loyal Tiger fans representing for the groom in our stately purple and gold on the other. For the record, fanatics or not, that marriage is going strong and has produced two adorable little hybrids. Time will tell where the genes fall.
But it’s this next story I’m having a fit to share. Did you hear about the LSU bride that pulled a good one on her brand new Alabama fan husband at their wedding reception? She had his groom’s cake decorated in red and white Crimson Tide, only when they cut into it together, the cake itself was died purple and gold! Booya!
You can find the picture on Facebook, complete with a gazillion comments, ranging from those who thought it was all in good fun to the grammatically challenged but sincere soul who pulled out her questionable understanding of the Good Book and said the marriage was doomed because they were “unequally yoked”. Bless her.
Personally, this Tiger fans thinks it was perfectly hilarious. Unless, of course, it turns out the baker went to Florida and the very middle of the cake is orange and blue. Now THAT would be criminal!