Showing posts from December, 2014

Hawaii Wedding Trumped by President's Golf Game

When Army Captains Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr. planned their December 28th wedding ceremony for the 16th hole of the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course on a Marine Corps base in Hawaii, they didn't expect a problem of presidential proportions. Everything went smoothly until after the Saturday rehearsal when the couple was informed they could not hold the wedding as planned. President Obama, vacationing in Hawaii, wanted to play golf the following day at the same time and in the same location as the ceremony. Fortunately, the golf course staff had a backup plan, quickly moving the ceremony to a more secluded location overlooking the ocean. Some of the guests even saw the President as he played nearby.

Second Annual Great Potato Drop to Occur on New Years Eve

New York City lowers a ball in Times Square on New Years Eve. In Boise, Idaho we lower a 17 foot lighted Great Potato. Tens of thousands of hardy souls attended last year's first annual celebration. Even more are expected this year. The potato will be lowered from the new Zion's Bank building at 8th and Idaho Streets. The festivities will begin well before midnight with music on three stages, food vendors and television and radio coverage. The evening will end with fireworks. To find out the latest details as they are released, see

Shower Planning 101

Every bride or new mother-to-be looks forward to sharing her excitement with family and friends by having one or more showers. Unfortunately, she may put pressure on her family and friends to do what she wants, how she wants, and when she wants. No, no, no. A bride or new mom is the guest of honor. As such, it is her responsibility to enjoy whatever her friends or family plan, as long as it isn't dangerous or tacky. She should be consulted about the date, but that is all.