My Wedding Day
After a year of planning, my May 12, 2001 "Wedding Day" had
arrived at last. The hour of 6:30 p.m. would arrive soon enough, I decided I
would take it easy until then. I did not schedule myself for any birthday
parties on "My Wedding Day" feeling that this day was special and deserved a
perky delivery on my part.
I did begin getting ready early though to give myself extra time to look
really good. As girls do, I put extra care into applying my make-up and
checking to make sure my "Look" was just right. I had a special set of
clothing that I was planning on wearing as part of "My Wedding Day" ensemble.
On the drive from my home, to Sacramento where, "My Wedding" would take place,
I envisioned the lovely time everyone would soon be having and smiled at the
thought. I arrived a little too early because I was not expected until
precisely 6:30. As I waited in my car for the time to make my appearance, I
was all alone in the twilight of the day. I'm not sure what made me look up at
the moment I did and if I hadn't looked up at exactly that moment I would have
missed them, that's how close they were. Two ducks, a drake and a hen, gliding
side by side and honking madly, flew past my window and out of sight.
It took me a moment or two to realize what I had seen. I live in an extremly
rural area north of Sacramento. I am surrounded by rice fields, and where
there are rice fields there are ducks. But in over 20 years of living where I
do, I have NEVER seen a pair of ducks flying so up close as I did on "My
I don't usually think in terms of happenings and events as being, "A Sign" of
anything. But the sight of those two birds, (ducks mate for life), flying past
me just as I was about to go to "My Wedding Day" was a wonderful feeling.
Finally it was time for my grand entrance. I took a deep breath and headed to
the door. As I waited in the foyer for my introduction, a very intoxicated
guest had a tug at my wig checking to see if it was securly fastened I
It's funny but in over 13 years of clowning,I have never had a child
pull at my wig like that. After that though, I kept my back to the wall and my
eye on that fella. At last I was introduced and I glided into "My
Wedding Day" on my little scooter. The DJ was playing a cute Three Stooges
ditty that even had the Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk's in the lyrics. I made a mental note
to find out about it. The DJ announced to the junior guests that Pom Pom was
there to entertain them and to meet in the other room for some good clown fun.
The children followed me into the other room where I introduced myself and
started them out with a Hula Hoop contest. 15 children were busy spinning
hoops in various areas of the building until sure enough, here came the adults
to join in on the fun.
Believe me I am not complaining. I think it's great when the adults have just
as much fun as the kids do.
Soon the bride came to me and gave me a breathless hug. She had been dancing
her feet off and was hurrying to have more pictures taken. I even managed to
snap a few pictures for myself.
The kids, dressed in traditional costume, pull Pom Pom in the wagon
Dear Shanti and John,
Thank you for inviting me to your wedding.
I had a wonderful night and wish you all
the best in your lives together.
Love, Pom Pom
A letter from Shanti...
PomPom, PomPom, PomPom....
You are most sweet. I cried reading your sweet story about our special day. No
one has ever done that. It was very touching from your heart. Thank you.
You are the talk of the town right now. I have given your name and number to
several of my guests who are interested in having you at their childrens
birthday parties. The children still call me and ask where is PomPom. Next
time I come to your house will PomPom be there? It is the sweetest. I can't
wait to have kids of my own.
I apologize so much for not spending any time with you. I made a mental note
to make sure I at least came to say hi and to give you a hug. When i was able
to gather myself and my husband, you were already gone. I do have several
pictures of you and will mail you copies when we get them back. I really
wanted a picture of you with us.
Thank you so much for the wonderful evening you gave the children. Even the
parents had a blast with you. Theer is always the kid in all of us regardless
of age. May I just say, You are tall!! That is only because I am so short. I
loved your entrance on your little scooter. I know it isn;t usual for a clown
to come and entertain children at a wedding, but I have no regrets and all my
guests LOVE you.
In my thoughts PomPom, thank you for such a great evening and John and I are
most honored you were there share a part of it with us. We are still on Cloud
9. Thank you, thank you, thank you..... <3 :o) Regards, Shanti