Here’s more on the story of the recent shower I went to (as read in Dress it up).
There were 3 hostesses for this wedding shower. All were sisters, and all seemed to be in their 60’s and early 70’s. Strangely, all three were dressed in the exact same outfit. We were never privy as to why they all dressed identically. The outfits were striped shirts with white capri pants –it looked to me like something twins (or in this case triplets) might wear to a reunion or something like that. If they wanted to stand out as the “hostesses”, they certainly did, but I guess if they felt they needed to do that, I would have guessed they would all wear matching aprons, or matching corsages rather than a beach picnic outfit?
An even more eerie twist was that at some point their very elderly mother arrived at the shower, probably a woman in her 80’s or early 90’s. God bless her soul for coming out, it was obvious that it took a lot of effort for her to make it. But these women came over to her with another exact matching outfit and insisted that she go into the restroom and put it on. She resisted (to the silent cheers of all of us around her) but they did finally manage to wrestle the shirt on over her head (and the dress she was wearing). For the entire shower, these women stood in the back of the room behind the “bar” and just stared at the rest of us. (insert scary music here). Even more troubling….there is still more yet to come to this shower story. 0412-10