Sunday, January 24, 2010

Day 83: Summerall Chapel

Day 83's thing I've never done before was to go to the Summerall Chapel on the campus of the Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina. My friend Mitch and his beautiful bride Marisa got married there the weekend before Christmas.

The Summerall Chapel was built in 1936 and is a shrine of religion, of patriotism, and of remembrance. From an aerial view, the red clay tile on the roof forms a cross. The Chapel is beautiful and so was the wedding.

I went into the wedding timidly, not really knowing who was going to be there. Mitch and I were friends in high school, so I kind of had an idea, but I cruised in solo praying that I would find at least one person to hang out with. Fortunately, there were several old friends there and it was fun to catch up. It was especially great to see Mitch and meet Marisa. They are a great couple and I'm so happy for them!

I also got the fastest speeding ticket in the history of my driving career on the way to Charleston. I didn't even have time to flash the officer a pretty smile or give him a reason for why I was going 85 in a 70.

He pulled me over and wrote me a ticket and I was on my way in ten minutes.

Efficiency. That's what I like in a police department when they're writing me tickets.

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