About the Poems
by Jessy Randall
I'm always amazed at how self-centered speeches at weddings can be. I think best men and maids of honor should have to take a training course in not talking about themselves. Though on the other hand, maybe more polite speeches would be less interesting.
I was thrilled to come across the "future spouse" thing in a 19th century publication -- it's cool to know that young ladies and gentlemen in the 19th century were doing stupid stuff just like the kids in my middle school did in the 1980s.
My mom sees room for improvement in most things. You should hear her on the topic of Monroe Avenue in Rochester, New York. Apparently it's not a well-designed street.
My purple pants finally wore out a year ago.
My son still likes to build forts, and they've gotten more and more elaborate.
He often puts a cookie or a toy in there as bait and then collapses the fort on
top of me or whoever else goes in there.