Hi all. I updated today, as I promised I would. The wedding was on Saturday and today is the first day in awhile that I haven’t felt absolutely dead on my feet. I had to spend two nights in a row sleeping on my in-laws’ couch.
I was a total bundle of nerves before and during the wedding ceremony, terrified that I’d make some ghastly error and ruin the event somehow and everyone would be mad at me. It was a Catholic ceremony and I’m an unbaptized heathen–Michael is the Catholic one–so I was not at all familiar with the rites and stuff. I would never have got through it without his whispered cues.
My dress was quite conservative in my opinion: not short, not strapless, not super tight, no see-through parts, no cleavage. But it wasn’t conservative enough for the priest, who insisted I wear a scarf over it. I spent the entire ceremony fussing with that scarf, terrified that it would slip off in front of God and everyone.
Fortunately the ceremony went well and the scarf didn’t fall off. And now Michael and I are legally bound to each other and very happy for that. We’re having fun calling each other “wife” and “husband” all the time.
I really appreciate all the kind well wishing comments from readers. I’m sure Michael and I will be very happy together for the rest of our lives. After all, we’ve been together for eighteen years already.
Once the photographer sends us our pics, I’ll put up a few, as some readers have requested.
Congrats!!! I’m so happy for you! Enjoy your new adventure!
Congratulations! I’m really happy for you both. Thanks for the update, I knew it was coming up soon.
Awesome! I bet you were a beautiful bride.
Congrats to you both… may you have long, healthy and happy lives together.
I am so happy for you!!! Congratulations
Congratulations! Can’t wait to see the pictures. I’m sure you, as well as your dress were lovely. Thank you for all that you do.
Congratulations Meaghan and Michael! May you have many happy healthy years together!
Congratulations! I’m so happy for you both. 💗
Congratulations, sorry you had to deal with the priest. Next time remind him that a well known guy from Brooklyn, NY, is buried in Catholic cemetery.
His name is Alphonse Capone, maybe the priest can explain that one. I actually visited the cemetery and the Capone burial plot as part of a training program.
In a cemetery? What was the training about, Patrick?
Yep, he’s buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery just outside of Chicago. All of my deceased relatives are buried there, and we always make it a point to go by the Capone Family plot while visiting.
Congratulations Meaghan. You’ve been together so long, nothing will really change except your knowing you’ve made those vows and commited yourselves to the union. So, based on that, I believe you have a lifelong marriage ahead of you. That’s wonderful, and the way it should be.
Congratulations Meaghan & Michael so happy for you both. I can’t wait to see the beautiful pictures. Wishing you continued love and happiness.
How exciting! I can’t wait to see your pics! I’m sure they are wonderful! Congratulations again!
So happy for you. You deserve it. May each of your days be better than the last.
Congratulations to you both!
You had to wear a scarf over your wedding dress? Weird. Sounds like the priest time traveled from the 1800’s or aomething. Oh, well, what can you do. Some folks are old fashioned,, I guess.
The training involved using video surveillance in certain law enforcement situations. The class of law enforcement officers were broken down into groups. At the cemetery the scenario was that a killer might show up at the burial of one of his victims.
So, we used the spot in Mount Carmel Cemetery where the Capone family is buried. So, then each group had to look at where we would set up a camera to record the burial. Then we had to explain are reasons for where we would set up the camera and why.
I was concerned about all the different marked and unmarked squad cars going into the cemetery would be noticed and someone would contact the local media.
Another interesting Chicago Mob thing is that several of Big Al’s enemies are buried in the same cemetery.
Also, a Coroner Jury was established to investigate the St. Valentines Massacre. The business men on the jury invited a Colonel Goddard, U.S. Army Reserve doctor to investigate. He worked the crime scene and determined that two Thompson sub machine guns were used. One with 20 round straight magazine and the other a 50 round drum magazine.
He is considered sort of the Father of Ballastics. He also established a crime lab tied in with Northwestern University Medical School. One of early attendees came from the FBI. He told J. Edgar Hoover, and that led to the FBI to establish their crime lab.
Great post, Patrick. Very interesting information.
Congratulations!! Also just wanted to say how much I appreciate the work you put into this site. I read the updates every day
Happiness for ever and ever, to both of you!
I was checking out the disappearance of Jacob Wesley Webster. I just love that he goes to visit a VA Outpatient Clinic in Cambridge, Maryland. Not exactly close to where he lives, and does not come back, and his loving family waits three months to report him missing to the local police. Plus he is considered endangered.
The outpatient clinic is about 40 miles away from Princess Anne, and there no information on how he got there. Was it a scheduled appointment or was he a walk in. I wonder if the local police did any checking with the VA, in regards to his disappearance.
Another question, is whether he was getting a disability from the VA. Then that leads to determining where his checked was going into whose account. It appears according to one directory that he was married. Also, it appears he had two post office boxes in Princess Anne.
Also, the loving family made no effort at posting anything online in regards to his disappearance. Its like good riddance, and we did a report to cover our tracks.
Congratulations to you both. May you have many, many more happy and blessed years together.
Meaghan, as a follow up to the priest. I came across a nice priest story of sorts. Someone noticed the lights on ar a Catholic Church. They decided to see what was happening going on.
They observed the priest and two women, one of dubious background on the altar no less cavorting in their birthday suits.
So, that priest and friends are hopefully exposing things to a judge, the bishop, pope and his boss. Also, the bishop had to come in and perform some sort of rite to cleanse the altar.
Hopefully he also sanitized it. This took place in the New Orleans area.
I believe I read that story myself, or a similar one, recently. The priest and two prostitutes were filming themselves engaged in some sex acts on the altar.
The three of them were charged with public exposure, though I wonder if that will stick. You could argue that in the church after hours they had an expectation of privacy.