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Wednesday, March 9

Meeting the In-Laws

Monday Night, then, we met the In-Laws. Well, the father's side anyway. We had surprisingly good cheese, apparently made by a swiss man who moved here a few decades ago, some good Argentine white wine, and just generaly made chitchat over dinner. I gave my Spanish a workout, the father-in-law trotted out his French from the days HIS dad was the Paraguyan ambassador to Washington DC, and mostly we understood each other, talking about airplane landing horror stories. Meet the bride :
The Future Cuñada
The Future Cuñada is very pretty, and very busy finishing her thesis. Her mother is off on vacation, and so the Queen Mother has been left to pick up most of the organizing... As Queen Victoria would have said, We are NOT amused. The Princess besides having a brother about to marry the Future Cuñada, has a kid sister, La Hermana, who was kind enough to drive me to Brazil and back the next day to see the Falls of Iguazu, the object of the next picture and superlative ladden post.
La Hermana
Here are las dos hermanas zusammen :
Las Hermanas
And, lastly, yours truly doing what he does best : sucking up to royalty :D
Nyah Nyah Nyah :P

5 Insights :

Blogger Ria intuited...

Oh what a happy boy you are!

I'm lost already with who's who in the in-laws. Could you do a quick family tree. I don't want to make any faux pas. Why all the German references? Are the in-laws part of the German community in Paraguay. Did they settle there before the war or after (just kidding!).

Greetings from chilly Rome.

3/09/2005 09:28:00 PM  
Blogger Mathieu intuited...

Hi Ria!

I'm only starting to get a grip on things myself, but here is a quick recap :

The Princess Family (to whom I never refer to as the in-laws (bad luck)) consists of Der Koenig, her father, a Paraguayan whose parents emigrated separately to Brazil, met in Sao Paulo and moved to Paraguay between the two world wars, the Queen Mother, an American of German stock who grew up in Battista's Cuba and met Der Koenig in Washington DC, the Groom, her brother, and La Hermana, her sister.

The In-Laws are the OpForce in this wedding, and consist of a father-in-law son of the ex-ambassador to DC, and a mother-in-law back from vacation just in time for the tussle. Their daughter is the Bride, and therefore the Future Sister-in-Law, or Cuñada.

Dang, this recap is just as long as the post, but without the pictures. I hope it's clearer :P

3/09/2005 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger Ria intuited...

Clearer? Let's see ... The ex-ambassador to DC is your common-law wife's grandfather-in-law. Fastoche. Next!

Keep up the photos.

3/10/2005 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Bitch intuited...

Aw, yay! Princess pictures! And so much prettier than a princess is she :D. I am loving the family history and photo stories. It's like coming home to the perfect bedtime story every night. Romance is alive, woo-hoo!


3/10/2005 11:11:00 PM  
Blogger Mathieu intuited...

Ria, that's very good, but that's FUTURE grandfather in law.

For advanced students, know that in Spanish, they make the distinction between your own in-laws and a family member's, by adding 'con' in front of the term.

So, technically, the Bride is my future common law concuñada.

I give you an A on the test, Ria, move to the head of the class.

3/10/2005 11:57:00 PM  

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