Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Oops

When our daughter was married last August, she suggested we do a candy bar at the reception.

Dory L. Tuohey Photography
We had a blast hunting down her candy requests (York Peppermint Patties and Sour Patch Kids for Anna, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for Greg, Pixy Stix for me, 9,000 other choices for everyone else.) And while I am sure we spent way more on sugar than we shoulda, it was worth it. Just ask my dentist.

Meanwhile, one of the components of the reception was to surprise Anna with a ginormous container of cotton candy. (It is her childhood favorite, which is what this candy idea seemed to be about, and we were tickled to have thought of it.)

The Naperville candy store makes it fresh daily in the summer, so I made a special trip a day before the wedding to grab a huge bucket of the stuff.

Cute, right?

And later, when we asked Anna how she had liked her special treat, she didn't know what we were talking about.

"You know, the cotton candy we left on your chair at the reception!"

"There was cotton candy?" she replied in disbelief.

It seemed someone had absconded with her special treat.

My personal view was to begin interrogation-by-email, but was vetoed by my husband.

Fast forward to yesterday, exactly 6 months post-wedding.

In the study, on top of the tallish bookcase (that Charlie looks at every day) was a white plastic bag. With the cotton candy still in it.



I don't know which is scarier, thinking we had actually brought it to the reception or the science experiment cotton candy eventually became.

Sorry, Anna. We owe you your personal bucket of floss. June 1st. Downtown Naperville. 

Our treat.


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23 comments:

BFL said...

Oh my!!!!

Maureen said...

That's hilarious!

Granny-Guru said...

What a riot! I also love cotton candy and get it every time I go to the County fair. How sweet to try to make it happen at her wedding:)

It almost doesn't matter that it didn't happen. It's still a great story.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

HAH! That's a great story...

edenhills said...

That is scary looking! Glad you finally solved the mystery.

bettyl said...

Don't you hate it when that happens?!!

Irene said...

I love freshly made cotton candy, but I have not had it in a very long time. I really must indulge myself some day. Too bad yours went to waste. I'm sure you can still surprise her with it some day.

Esther Joy said...

A candy bar! What an ingenious idea!

Judie said...

OMG! This could actually happen to me. What a scary thought.

You know, I do love the idea of a candy bar. I wish we were having a wedding just so I could steal it. I wouldn't steal the cotton candy, though.

VBR said...

oh boy, that kind of looks like primordial ooze!!
isn't it funny how things can be right in front of us and we dont see it? i do this all the time - usually while yelling that someone has moved it. (at least you didn't send out the email WHO DID IT?).
I think that bucket of floss you daughter gets this year will be even more special. It has become a part of your family's history!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh my...that cotton candy melted down to one big mess! I bet that candy bar was a big hit at your daughter's wedding..the photo made my mouth water!

Leovi said...

Yes, I love the chocolate. Beautiful photos.

Lola said...

Terrific story! Such an interesting *O* post – great pics!

Have a great Alphabe-Thursday and weekend too,

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I remember your original candy bar post -- I thought what fun it was then, but it's hysterical now!! That cotton candy story will be remembered forever!

Sally said...

Sue - I just loved the story about the cotton candy. So similar to fears of my own. Namely, the fear that JUST thinking about doing something somehow gets translated into my brain that I've actually done it! And, also the part where what you are looking for, i.e. the bucket of spun sugar, has been RIGHT in front of you the whole time!

Glad to be going over the hill with such good company....

Debra @ Homespun said...

LOL !!!!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Glad you got to the bottom (or top) of the mystery♫ My O effort: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/02/fun-with-sundials.html

Sharon said...

You are toooooo funny girl!

sandra Tyler said...

that cotton candy IS scary...

sandy @ french laundry 132 said...

Mmmmm the candy looks great! I think it's a good idea for a wedding too!

Now I must scour the house for candy lol

Along These Lines ..... said...

A candy bar? How sweet.

EG CameraGirl said...

Thanks for making me smile. Life can be super funny sometimes!

Jenny said...

Oh I love, love, love your OOPS!

And just think...now you have two extra sweet memories from the wedding!

I'm sure there's a lot more than that, though.

Thanks for the smile.

A++++++