One plus one equals two as love and marriage goes together like horse and carriage.
Clancy and Debbie is about to get hitched and you’ve got front row seats to the event here in episode #017 of the story.
The wedding day timeline is heavy upon them now, and nothing seems to be even close to ready. Every ones’ nerve seems to be fizzing except for Mrs. Myrtle, matter of fact she displayed a striking sense of composure which leads Clancy and Devon to wonder if she was really aware of the remaining time or maybe she knows something which as of yet, none of them knew.
Devon went with Clancy to the tailor to fit and hopefully, pick up the tucks , he doesn't want to have to wait too long for it and definitely do not want to have to go back tomorrow morning to fetch it.
Devon has been driving the BMW all week, Clancy is in no state to be driving unless it's to drive down his blood pressure which seems to be heading to Venus. Calm down Devon would say every now and then but to no avail.
He was in luck, the suit fits like a glove. After a few other errands, he swing by the O'Connor's in Rose Hall before heading back to club Jamaica on Devon's suggestion that he would do well with something strong to calm the nerve.
His dad must have thought that was a good idea because he was there with them stride for stride.
He ordered and footed the bill too, Clancy did not object and there are some other things he didn't do as Devon had observed. He did not refuse, did not run out leaving the drink on the table and he did not puke.
One is enough Clancy insist, he's not planning on staying out late and he definitely don't want to be tired and druggy tomorrow.
His dad bragged to a couple of his buddies about his son's achievements and how he is about to be married. He hadn't shown that much enthusiasm when first he leaned of this at the house in Rose Hall, hmm I wonder why Clancy mused.
What I can't figure out is why, said Mr. O’Connor, why would you give up on your education, a promising career in sports and go chasing grandiose dreams in the entertainment industry, and furthermore why the mad rush to go tie yourself down by getting married so young? I'm not that young anymore dad, you're 19 his dad shot back I'm almost 21 said Clancy, in a couple of weeks in fact, I'll be turning 21, maybe so but the world still see you as 20 until then and this woman, how old is she anyway?
Not that it should matter but she's 23,
23? Said Mr. O'Connor why, couldn't you find someone your own age? She's my own age dad 23 lousy months difference is no big deal. Can we change the subject please?
You are going to be a grandfather Clancy said after a long pause. Oh so that's it, now it all begin to make sense. Well, well, congratulations are in order I s/pose, he took the hand Clancy offered and shook it then shook it again while pulling his son close to himself for a big Bear hug I'm happy for you son, really happy. Despite what you might be thinking with all this... probing and antagonizing as you called it, I'm really mighty proud of you.
Not wanting to risk spoiling all that good vibe and good will, Clancy signal to Devon who was busy nursing the juke box as a front to allowing the father and son some family time; that it was time to go.
That's it for today folks, hope you enjoyed today's episode, join us again tomorrow for episode #018, until then, have a great day. Extra, extra; a little something from the good folks at; Onthisday.com
1858 - In a speech in Springfield, I.L. U. S. Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved. He declared, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
1883 - The New York Giants baseball team admitted all ladies for free to the ballpark. It was the first Ladies Day.
1952 - "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl" was published in the U. S.
1963 - 26-year-old Valentina Tereshkova went into orbit aboard the Vostok 6 spacecraft for three days. She was the first female space traveler.
1976 - In Soweto, thousands of school children revolted against the South African government's plan to enforce Afrikaans as the language for instruction in black schools.
1985 - Willie Banks broke the world record for the triple jump with a leap of 58 feet, 11-1/2 inches in the U.S.A. championships in Indianapolis, IN.
1993 - The U. S. Postal Service released a set of seven stamps that featured Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington and Elvis Presley.