I noticed on preview that none of these links will work if you CLICK on them. You’ll have to COPY and then PASTE them into the Address Bar. Sorry for the inconvenience…
Ok. I have the pictures up. I’m not sure how strict Angelfire is about linking to pictures, but we’ll try this as long as it lasts. There is a 1GB/month transfer limit, so click once and then view from your cache please. Also, I dont have an HTTP editor and I am not html literate, so I’ll describe the pic here and just link to it.
First off I would like to say that this is NOT about being poor. This family recently received a quarter million dollars from a wrongful death settlement. That is more money than probably both my parents will ever make put together. All that money is gone and there is nothing to show for it. What in the world did they spend it on. Their new trailor is about the only evidence they every received that check. FWIW, the lawyer said they could have gotten more had they only been able to prove they “loved” their son and he was an integral part of the family. They had NO photos of him. None on the walls, and none in an album or anything.
They are not degenerates because they are poor, they are poor because they’re degenerates.
Also, above is a typo. What I meant was that I was UNable to capture a picture of the baby drinking the water. But I have some of the baby and I got a picture of the bucket.
Keep it in perspective. Remember that this is a romantic wedding reception! Everyone here is wearing exactly what they wore to the wedding ceremony. Though some shirts have been removed. The bride, groom, their kids, and select few had on traditional wedding attire at the ceremony, but they changed as soon as they got home. The rest of them… They’re wearing their Sunday Best.
To set the mood, let’s start with a layout of the the land. No redneck yard is complete without a car or two up on blocks, right?
The cars all need work. But his real pride and joy is the 'ole dune buggy. It only needs a motor.
What is with hanging out by the fence? This is sooo King of the Hill. I look at this pic and all I can think is “Yup.” “Ummm Yep.” “Yup” “ThisIsADangGumKickAssPartyMan.BestDangGumPartyAllYearMan”
Here are a couple shots of the people having a good time:
As I walked past these people, I hear “What’s he taking all those pictures for? Is he a cop?” Ummmmm, Maybe because it’s a freakin Wedding!!
A wedding reception is not complete without flowers, right? Yes, these are plastic.
Let’s take a moment to check on the kids, shall we?
“Hey Look at Me, Mommy! I’m playing on these stumps!”
One of the bride’s kids.
What is with the puppy under the stairs???
The Little Girl Drinking from a Bucket
I’ll admit, the pictures don’t show her quite as filthy as I remember it. I first noticed her while I was standing by a group of people listening to them talk about motorcycles or some shit. I look down and see this little girl. She had the plastic cap from a sprite bottle in her hand. And she was dipping it into this bucket like some kind of bowel or something. She used this cap to pull out at least 3-4 sips as I watched her. I don’t know how long she had been there drinking it. The whole she was at the feet of about 5 adults (not including me ) One of them had to be her mom or baby-daddy. I’m sure some of you will be upset that I didn’t stop her, but all I could think was:
- What the FUCK?!
- Hell, she’s not my kid.
- Where’s my camera.
- She’s really bending over into that bucket. She might fall in and be upside down in a bucket of water. She could drown!
- I better hurry and get my camera before I miss something really cool!
I know I should have stopped her. But it was like filming a nature documentary in Africa. It’s kinda sad, but you just have to sit back and watch as the Tommy’s Gazelle is eaten alive by a cheetah.
And here is the bucket.
After All, This is a Reception!
They did have a few of the traditional reception things.
Like tossing the garter.
And the part, where… you know.
May I present to you, the Bride
This is right after she took off her dress. I wish I had the camera sooner.
Here she is with her dad.
Here is her mom.
Here she is with 1 of her 8 babies.
Notice how close that bucket is to all of them. And WTF is that bucket doing there in the first place??? Holy Crap! What is the purpose of a bucket of stagnant water randomly sitting in a front yard full of kids?
Also, does it irk anyone else to see a mother holding her baby with a CIGARETTE in her hand like that? I don’t know why, but it just bothers me. Maybe it’s the fact that her dad has lung cancer and probably wont last another year or so! Christ, girl, your dad is dieing of lung cancer, can’t you take a hint?? On a side note, the story about her dad is kinda sad. The hospital told him he had lung cancer the same day they told him his insurance had been cancelled (I think maybe he was late on payments?). So they sent him home!! They were like, “You have to have this removed immediately! BTW, you no longer have insurance, have a nice day.”
There looking into having some nonprofits help them out. But that takes time, and each day that goes by is another day with spreading lung cancer.
He’s like 12 or 13 years older than the bride. This is his third wedding and he has five kids from those other wives.