Today was the wedding

I have drawn a bunch of pictures from the wedding. I will lay them out and describe each one. 

Pastor

Here is the pastor. He did the ceremony. He was a bit old, and couldn’t walk very well. Sometimes he talked in English, and sometimes he talked in French. He talked in English enough so I knew what was going on. 

Ceremony

Frank’s bride’s name is Esme. Don’t you think they look very nice together? 

Guest List

After the wedding, there was the reception. Here is the guy that keeps everything organized. His paper says “guest list.” It actually said something in French, but I put “guest list” in the picture because every time somebody walked in, he would make a check mark on the paper. 

The Chef

The French sure know how to make good food. They also take a long time eating it. There were five courses, each one lasted for about an hour. In this picture the Chef is serving me a chicken dish. It tasted like wine. He called it Coq au vin. Dessert was the best part. There wasn’t any cake, but a series of . . .  chocolaty things, with lots of cherries. 

The Dinner

Most of the people at my table didn’t speak much English, except for the girl next to me. She seemed relaxed after she found out I spoke English, and could talk with her.  

Me: “My name’s Kevin, what’s yours?”
Lucy: “Lucy. Are you from America too?”
Me: “Yes. Do you speak any French? I’m afraid I know very little.”
Lucy: I know how to say “I am innocent.” I learned it from the book I’m reading, “The Scarlet Pimpernel.” You say, “je-suis innocent.”
Me: Oh, I know that one too. I hope neither of us have to use it.

16 Responses to “Today was the wedding”

  1. Helena says:

    Lucy looks cute.

  2. Kristen B. says:

    That’s neat that Lucy knew English too. (Maybe because she was from America.) 😀 Have a fun trip back home!

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  4. Kelly Stevens says:

    You draw so well, and you paint a good picture with your words!

  5. Laurie M. says:

    These are fabulous illustrations. I love the humor. How relieving to find someone to communicate with you. It is a good lesson in how important good communication is! Thanks for this light hearted start to my day.

    Laurie

  6. Jennifer Van Cleave says:

    I am a huge fan of Roald Dahl. Many of his books are illustrated by Quentin Blake. Your illustrations are so much like Mr. Blake’s that I instantly LOVED them. They enhance your humorous comments. Keep drawing–you have great talent!

  7. mary says:

    Leaving a comment – and hoping to get picked for the Trivium Pursuit contest 🙂

    Nice drawings – one of my sons is working on some comic strip art. He will enjoy your style!

  8. callmeabookworm says:

    What happened next?

  9. Molly F. says:

    Our family has read several books by Roald Dahl and we really thought they looked a lot like Quentin Blake’s illustrations, too. In fact, I ran and got a Roald Dahl book off the shelf before I even saw the post saying your illustrations looked like Quentin Blake’s.

    Thank you for the story.

    Molly

  10. Kristen B. says:

    (Leaving a comment for the Trivium Pursuit contest.)

    Love the drawings! Keep it up! 🙂

  11. I come here trying to win a contest, but I think that I had already won something ?discovering this blog. I will keep coming to read your post.?

    This relate of your trip makes me reflect upon all this little details that I had miss in my ?travels, ….too much caring about the connection, the luggage, the destination, … I will ?not miss one story like this anymore.?

    Thank You

    Bye, bye

    ps: Sorry Kevin, I already wrote this post in the last episode of your story, but this is the right spot according to the contest.

  12. Evan Nee says:

    Excusez-moi! Je veux plus chocalat, s’il vous plait?

    I can speak French, so if you need some help with translation, I’d be glad to help!

    (For the Trivium Pursuit Contest)

    Merci Beaucoup!
    A Bientot!

  13. Lynn says:

    The coq au vin tasted like wine? I’ve always heard it was suppose to be a delicious way to use old stewing hens, maybe lots of wine is why people like it. Wonder if people who don’t like wine like coq qu vin.

  14. Cathy says:

    Hi,

    Cute story. I am leaving a post for the Trivium contest.

    Cathy

  15. Joy says:

    I enjoyed your humor! The drawings are great. My two daughters love
    to draw too. Your style is unique! I hope you had a great time even though
    you may have felt awkward at times.

  16. Joy says:

    I forgot to ask you to please enter me in the Trivium Pursuit contest. Thanks!!

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