Poppy Parker is stopping by to visit her friend who has just moved to Barbietown in one of the new condos on the edge of town, not far from McDonald's Diner. Her friend Christy and her infant daughter and husband have relocated to Barbietown. It has been a while since Poppy has seen Christy, as they went to school together.
Poppy knocks on the french doors, and hears Christy yell, 'Come in!"
'Well, it was hard moving in by myself," Christy admits. 'You know my husband hasn't yet finished his two weeks at his job from the state where we moved from, so he is still there wrapping up everything. The house was sold, and he is staying in an efficiency apartment right now until he finishes and then transfers out here to his job in town. But that will be a couple of weeks of so. I couldn't have done it without your help Poppy, coordinating the movers, and getting me in touch with that nice realtor.'
Christy cocks her head to the side and smiles.'Is it about your upcoming engagement with Ryan??"
Poppy laughs.'Yes, how did you know! I was saving it to tell you!"
:"Hey, we were old pals in school and did everything!! You think I wouldn't know from the way you talk about Ryan? not to mention his diner, his brother, his sister, and---" Christy laughs..
Poppy laughs along.'I have it that bad for him, it shows doesn't it?
Christy nods."YEP! You do! I'm really happy for you Poppers"
"I wanted to ask if you would be Matron of Honor at my wedding," Poppy says hesitantly.
Christy squeals.'OF COURSE! " she then catches Poppy's eye and asks the all knowing question.'How have your parents taken Ryan? Do they like him?"
Poppy blanches at the q1uestion.'Actually Christy, they haven't really met him yet. You know how Mother and Dad are, especially my older sister!"
Christy nods. 'Poppy, all I can tell you the longer you hold off telling them, least of all, letting them meet Ryan, the worse they will take it. You know how your mom is---I bet you this minute she's picking out your debutante ballgown for the 'season'." Poppy nods with tears in her eyes. Christy continues.'your dad and younger sister aren't going to be much of a problem, your dad will support you I know. It's your mom you have to convince."
Poppy sighs.'I know, but I just don't know how to get out of it! I'm supposed to have dinner with the family soon , Mother has scheduled the family dinner in about week or so." Poppy moodily stares at the window..
Christy arches her eyebrow and laughs.'Your mother schedules a family dinner a week or two in advance??"
Poppy grins.'Yes, with her chairity work, Dad's work at the hospital, and the parties and functions they attend at the Manor- remember Mom is an aunt to the Baroness Von Weiss- she's my cousin. I had to please sickness to get out of attending her tea the other Saturday.'
Christy frowns, and then speaks."Well Poppers, like I said, don't embarrass your mom. I know you love Ryan, and his family, but you need to go gently. And Of course, I will be your Matron of Honor. " She flashes a grin and then smiles wickedly. 'NOW onto important stuff- what dress have you picked out for me to wear?? More importantly, what dress are you gong to wear ?""
More to come on later photostories concerning Poppy and Ryan getting married, I am going slowly as the last few months since Ryan asked Poppy to marry him I have been too busy to do much of anything with the characters of Barbietown, but I knew as soon as I saw Christy she would be the perfect friend for Poppy.