PipeChat Digest #2990 - Monday, July 29, 2002 A little ditty . . . by "Glenda" <email@example.com> RE: late weddings by "Jeff White" <firstname.lastname@example.org> RE: late weddings by "Jeff White" <email@example.com> Re: late weddings by <Chicaleee@aol.com> Re: late weddings by <Myosotis51@aol.com> Re: late weddings by "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> RE: Wedding blues by "David Smit" <DavidS@astrolabegroup.com>
(back) Subject: A little ditty . . . From: "Glenda" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 16:57:33 -0500 You may or may not appreciate this, but I got a kick out of this story. Last Thursday the secretary and I were cleaning out our office, and ended up giving away a practically new fax machine we were not using to my old church. The woman who came by to pick it up told me that the priest and his junior warden were interviewing organists for my old position. Seems that they had a Methodist lady play for them for the month of June only, and I think Amy Johansen's sister Jane was asked to fill in for them now. Anyway, a man called the church office about the job and suggested a luncheon appointment instead of an interview at the church. They obliged, and he turned out to be a panhandler. Somehow he had heard of the job vacancy and turned it to his advantage. It just struck me as funny that the two very excited men showed up for lunch thinking they had bagged an organist and ended up paying for lunch for some itinerant! How many grams of carbohydrates in a watermelon? Glenda Sutton email@example.com
(back) Subject: RE: late weddings From: "Jeff White" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 23:30:02 -0500 GASP! Josh, you gotta be kidding me! How long in advance was this = wedding planned? Man, it sure makes you WONDER about people. My wife and I spent = a whole YEAR planning ours, and this with her mother 700 miles away. (Her parents INSISTED on paying for the wedding) Nothing like waiting til the last minute!!! 45 minutes???? I am fortunate to never have experienced that, but you can bet I'd be one crabby person! :-) Jeff > I was told once that the bride's mother was making the dress... And she > didn't have it finished; it was still in two parts the hour the wedding > rolled around. The wedding started 45-minutes late!
(back) Subject: RE: late weddings From: "Jeff White" <email@example.com> Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 23:33:08 -0500 Glenda, thanks for sharing! Yes, I'm happy to report that I don't have = the experience of the hat pins, but it sure is nice to know what goes on in = that little room where the ladies of the wedding party are. I can also understand things beyond control, but that comes down to = professionalism--or lack thereof--of people like florists. (not the bride's fault) To be fair, I can't honestly say my wedding did or didn't start at 7pm on the dot. I wasn't really interested in my watch that night. Although, I will say that I was NOT nervous...honest. I was used to being in front of people in a church. I even played the 11am wedding for a friend of mine = on the same day at the same church! Jeff > Well, Jeff, just as I started my own wedding procession, my veil fell > off. It was a pain in the ass to get it back on. You guys have > probably not experienced having hat pins driven into your scalp to hold > a flimsy headpiece which in turn holds twenty pounds of netting with > lace and sometimes beads. Secondly, the florist was late
(back) Subject: Re: late weddings From: <Chicaleee@aol.com> Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 01:23:11 -0400 I once played for a wedding when the groom was an hour late. I played and = played and finally when the groom and groomsmen and preacher were in place = and it was time to play the fanfare for the bride, there was a short in = the electricity. No lights, and NO ORGAN. The wedding went on in the = dark, but was doomed from the start. It lasted less than a year. Lee
(back) Subject: Re: late weddings From: <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 01:33:14 EDT I played..... and played.... and played for a wedding, at which the bride arrived at the church and then found that her train had NOT. It took over = half an hour, and most of the music I had with me, to get that &(^$%#$ = train to the church and attached. Victoria Hedberg-Ceruti
(back) Subject: Re: late weddings From: "Ross & Lynda Wards" <TheShieling@xtra.co.nz> Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 18:06:15 +1200 At a wedding I took a few years ago, the groom was in time and the bride wasn't. After 10 mins we worried a bit. After 25 mins we worried a lot. = And then the party turned up. The Rolls-Royce broke down at the bride's home = and wouldn't start. So, they borrowed a horrid rusty little brown Vauxhall = Viva, belching smoke and fumes, from the people next door for the bride and her chief bridesmaid, while everyone else followed behind in the three hired Daimlers. The car company refunded all their fee. Everyone had a really = good laugh and the wedding and reception went perfectly. Another odd thing at a wedding I played the organ for recently. The groom, an organist friend of mine in his 50s, asked me in advance to play the = Bach "Sei gegrusset" variations during the signing of the register, and not to stop but play right through. I did so and as I lifted my hands off the = final variation of that wonderful suite, I heard the Minister say, to much laughter from the people, "Now that we've silenced the organist terrorist, = I can pronounce the Benediction." So you see, sometimes you cop it as an organist, sometimes as a clergyman. Just last Sunday, I had to play for the 8am Service and preach at it as well. One dear lady said audibly, "He shouldn't do both. It's too much for him." I am not sick, I'm only 60, and it's dead easy to do both. On many occasions, I've celebrated Holy Communion, preached, sung in the choir and played the organ, all in the one service. Ross >I once played for a wedding when the groom was an hour late. I played = and played and finally when the groom and groomsmen and preacher were in place and it was time to play the fanfare for the bride, there was a short in = the electricity. No lights, and NO ORGAN. The wedding went on in the dark, = but was doomed from the start. It lasted less than a year. Lee > > > > > > > >"Pipe Up and Be Heard!" >PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics >HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org >List: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org >Administration: mailto:email@example.com >Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org >
(back) Subject: RE: Wedding blues From: "David Smit" <DavidS@astrolabegroup.com> Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 08:12:23 +0200 Hi, This is something I can fully relate to! In the days when I was ringer at St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town there was often the case where We had = to finish off, set the bells and then RUN to the next spot - be it the alter = or the organ loft - in my case in time to turn the first page (or second if there was something in the way). Hauling the Tenor (which is about 2500 = lbs or so) for thirty minutes (the MUST always ask for Grandsire Doubles) and then having the length of the Cathedral to run kept me very fit. Of course if she was late it just made it so much more fun... Dave -----Original Message----- From: MusicMan [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2002 2:03 PM To: PipeChat Subject: Re: Wedding blues -----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> To: PipeChat <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 27 July 2002 23:43 Subject: RE: Wedding blues Hello, I have a view about late weddings and delays...as an Organist ...and as a Bell-ringer ! Although a delay when on the organ bench is inconvenient, the same delay when ringing a 2,000 lb.. bell is a MUCH LARGER inconvenience. When I have rung for 20 / 30 mins. I DO NOT WANT TO BE KEPT WAITING !! just so that Madame can have 10 more photographs taken. Look Darling; if you want 'pretties', then arrive 10 minutes earlier and have as many as can be taken in 10 minutes - then GET ON WITH IT - the service, that is. Which is why you're here, at the church, in the first place. Please remember; bell-ringers are musicians, as well ........ even if = we've only got one note, each ! Harry Worcs. UK "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org List: mailto:email@example.com Administration: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:email@example.com