Bybrook sports club reception hall is the place to be on this evening in mid July 1984, the atmosphere is charged to dizzying Heights, the air smells of savory delights, drinks of varying sort flow freely and chattering laughter floats on air to be heard for a long way off. The bridal party had taken another route from the site where they had gone to do photo shoot as expected, but the gathering was beginning to get restless as they waited for the arrival at the hall, it's been a long and tiresome day people were getting hungry and the smell of all that food wasn’t helping any.
The MC, himself seeming to be relishing the idea announced that meal will be served right away and he will proceed with the program while "we" eat. The speech and jokes were jovial, haughty laughter became the order of the night. Clancy was seen mopping at a tear or two at several points during the evening, his mother's speech touched him as well as Debbie’s mom’s profoundly, it was obvious that Janet had come to terms with how things have turned out for her son and though she would have preferred if he had gone on to continuing his education, what good is a good education compared to being really happy sharing one's life with the one that you love, and she has no doubt that Clancy and Debbie are in love for real. Mrs. O'Connor too surprised all just by speaking but what she has to say was the talk (and whisper) of the evening.
Getting Debbie to agree on going away for the honeymoon was like pulling teeth, in fact she wanted to go to St Ann straight away after the wedding to get on with the job of settling in the new house I have to get my office set up she said and the house itself need a lot of work to make it habitable, Clancy was having none of that, it's our honeymoon dear he said, there's no way we're going to be working on no house or office or any other thing on the heels of our wedding day,
Both being strong headed as it were, some other choice words were used to describe their squabbling over this before common sense prevail and she agreed on a 4 day and 3 night stay at the Mallards beach Hyatt right there on the north coast, their regular stamping ground which suits some people very well as they were to discover later.
That's it for today folks, You know we don't want to drag out this day much longer, there are some very important things left to get done before we call it a day and as it is, it doesn't include you and I. What you can do however, is invite a friend to this party, have them join us in this continuing saga of 76, Clancy's journey. we do it again tomorrow with episode #021.
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