« The groom’s mother kicked the poorly dressed parents of the bride out of the wedding, but later karma caught up with her. »


A haughty mother is upset when her son wants to marry a poor girl and throws the girl’s parents out of the wedding because they don’t look noble enough.

When Clara Wellington’s son returned home from university and told her he wanted to marry a poor girl from Montana, she was horrified. « But who are her parents? » she asked.

« What do you care? » her son Brad replied. « I love Frannie, and that’s all that matters to me. » Clara pressed her lips together.

Of course, lineage and status mattered; they mattered a lot! At least for Clara, they were everything! When Clara and her husband, Brad Sr., met Frannie Heckle and her parents, all their worst fears were confirmed.

Clara suspected that the Heckles were what her father-in-law would have called « salt of the earth » people, but not the kind of parents she wanted for her son!

Mr. Heckle was a big, sturdy man wearing a light blue suit that was baggy at the knees and elbows, and Mrs. Heckle favored painfully bright floral house dresses and white plastic shoes… Clara shuddered. They must change something about their attire!

She wouldn’t allow them to ruin the wedding by looking like the hillbillies they obviously were! She told her husband as much, and his response surprised her.

« Leave them alone, Clara, » Brad Sr. said with a cold voice he rarely used with her. « Brad loves this girl, and they are good, genuine people who care about him. What they wear doesn’t matter! » Clara was upset by her husband’s refusal to recognize how important it was to make the right impression, to present the right image. Her son would one day be a wealthy man, with a place in the city’s high society.

Don’t pretend to be something you’re not, and don’t deny your roots. People would talk about this wedding for years, and Clara was determined that it would be a complete success – there would be no mean comments or criticism of her only son’s wedding!

Clara invited Mrs. Heckle and Frannie to lunch and carefully explained to the two women that what they wore was VERY important.

« Mrs. Heckle, I believe you should reconsider your appearance. You should go to Bloomingdales; they have some perfectly acceptable off-the-rack dresses that are not too expensive and would give you and your husband the right look. »

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