Wedding reboot: Nana recommends pole dancing

My wife and I will be celebrating our sixth wedding anniversary later this month. Following our wedding, I wrote about some of the more memorable moments and posted them on a blog that no long exists.

As our anniversary approaches, I’ve decided to re-post some of those wedding memories here as a means of preserving them as well as sharing them with readers.

Here is the fourth of these posts:


On the morning following our wedding, Elysha was packing up in our room with the help of her grandmother. While Edith was sitting on the bed, she noticed the four poles at each of the corners of our bed and suggested to Elysha (and then to me once I came in) that we install a pole in our bedroom so that Elysha could perform for me each evening.

“So Nana, you think I should go to work, come home, make dinner, do a little school work, then do a pole dance for Matt every night?”

“That would be sexy,” she replied.

It’s not that I disagree. It’s just an unusual remark to hear from your wife’s grandmother, particularly less than twenty-four hours into our marriage.