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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Wednesday Sneak Peek 7-3-13

Maureen opens her gift, as Allison and Beckett look on


       Beckett tapped a spoon on the edge of his rock glass, containing a finger of the house's best Irish whiskey, and raised his voice over the din of the crowd.  "If I could have everyone's attention, please?"
He waited until the room hushed, and then continued.  "Maureen and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Patrick, for putting together this wonderful evening.  Pat, I am grateful to you for showing me how the O'Kenneys celebrate...even something as simple as a rehearsal."  There was a chorus of catcalls, whistles and hoots while the groom worked at regaining the floor.  "So if you'll all raise your glass, I'd ask that we toast to Patrick's hospitality...Slainte!"

       The room returned the sentiment with much hoopla, and it was several minutes before Beckett could once again snare the guests's attention.  "And if I could beg your indulgence for just few more minutes, I'd like to share with you all a special moment I've planned for my lovely bride."  He motioned for the waiter, who nodded and left the room, only to return a few seconds later with a large wrapped box.  "I realize it's customary for the groom to give his bride a gift on the actual day of their wedding, but I'm hoping Maureen doesn't mind that I broke with tradition."  Bending down to kiss her, he placed the box on her lap.  "I'll do my best to make you happy, baby."

      The bride herself blushed, and looked curiously at the size and heavy weight of the box.  It was obvious to him that she was expecting something more along the jewelry line, and he smiled at the thought that she didn't have a clue.  She glanced at Beckett and then at the package, suddenly embarrassed at being the center of attention.

       Behind her, Jamie tugged at a loose curl hanging at her neck.  "Go ahead, Red.  Don't keep us in suspense.  Open it!"

       Suddenly appearing to her right, Allison chimed in,  "Yeah, Mo.  I know how you love gifts.  What's with the hesitation?  I'm dyin' to know what's in there."

       Slowly, Maureen tugged at the ribbon, and slipped it off the box.  Lifting the lid, she pushed back the tissue paper, and stared at the pile of terry cloth lying inside.  She ran a hand over the material, and looked up at Ted, her face registering her confusion.  When he grinned at her, and gave no explanation, she hesitantly asked,  "So...you're giving me beach towels as wedding gift?"

       Laughing, he replied,  "No darlin'...I'm giving you the beach."  When she just sat there staring, he prompted.  "Look underneath the towels."

        By now, several family members had moved in for a closer look, with Patrick standing at her left.  Maureen began pulling the towels out, and laying them on the table.  In the bottom of the box was a large color photograph, and a thick stack of legal paperwork.  Realization slowly dawned, and her eyes grew round and large.  She tried to speak, but nothing came out, and she put her hand to her mouth.

        Patrick could wait no longer, and pulled the papers out for a closer look.  Peering through his glasses, he asked, "Is this what I think it is?"  Beckett nodded, and Pat shook his head in amazement, and held up the photo.  "Well, I'll be damned!  He bought her a beach house on the Cape!"
       
                     
Beckett's wedding gift to Maureen

13 comments:

  1. vaya eso si que es un buen regalo , estoy deseando saber mas de esa esperada boda

    besitos

    Mari

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    1. Pronto, Mari. Muy pronto!
      Lo mejor para usted,
      Vicki

      Soon, Mari. Very soon!

      Best to you,
      Vicki

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  2. Ok, so where do I find a Beckett??? I would gladly dye my hair. :)

    Allison looks lovely.

    Winky,
    B




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    1. Sigh...sorry, he's one of a kind...

      VR

      PS You'd dye your hair? All of it? LOL ; )

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    2. Yes, ALL of it. Or I could also go bare... whatever would please the master. ;)

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    3. I like your style, B. Very naughty. Beckett is impressed.
      VR

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  3. Now that's a gift I could use!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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    1. Yes, Caroline...
      Nothing says "I love you" like ocean front real estate. LOL

      Best to you,
      Vicki

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  4. Wow I now very much like (love) Beckett :)))) That is some gift lol Me is rather suspicious of his motives though but I will gladly turn a blind eye if he gives me such a gift haha.
    Hugs Maria

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    1. Hi Maria,
      It's actually a very sweet, sentimental gift (as well as hugely generous one) which will come out in the full post on Saturday. And does Beckett have ulterior motives? You betcha!
      Hugs back at ya,
      Vicki

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    1. My sentiments, exactly! If Maureen dumps him, I'm next in line, LOL.
      Best wishes to you,
      Vicki

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