I think it was Celeste’s wedding when we started the tradition of doing the Hokey Pokey at Cook Girl weddings. I remember all of us girls standing in line together for a photo and one or two of us started goofing around. Which got a couple of others goofing around; which meant most of us were in on it.
We laughed and giggled as we danced. Except for the eldest Cook Girl who was far too mature for such silliness.
And at the next few weddings, we did it again. And at the last wedding (mine) we did it for a final time. Only this time, some of my friends joined in. But still, the eldest was a stick-in-the-mud and wouldn’t play. (She doesn’t know it yet, but when her daughters get married, I’m totally going to get them in on the tradition. And they’ll do it because they totally love their Awesome Aunt Frances.)
Here’s a fun video of us dancing around from Jessica’s wedding. Sadly, I don’t think I got a video of us dancing at mine. Oh well, I have the memories …