My mom’s sister printed this one out and had it hanging on her fridge for a long time. It’s full of true-life stories. The cat’s name was Gilly, and my dad eventually scared it away forever by yelling at it. The engagement story is also, to the best of my knowledge, accurate. These are the people who raised me, which may explain why I’m a little on the jumpy side.
My dad’s name is Patrick, but my mom always calls him Murphy because that’s how she was introduced to him. And yes, Patrick Garrity is just about as Irish as a name gets.
You have to go through so much stuff to get a Catholic wedding! There’s forms and counseling and you have to pretend you’re not going to use birth control. I recommend Vegas. The priest who officiated our wedding was really nice, and it turned out great in the end, but the year leading up to it was rough.