The Gravity of the Situation

Many weddings have events which cause the participants to giggle for years to come. Here’s one event that will!

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton described the law of gravity as a force that would drag objects toward the ground. A father of the bride in New Jersey proved that gravity is not a theory—it’s real.

The gravity of the situation is this:

To look as handsome as possible, Leonard Grundman (a.k.a. the father of the bride) rented a fabulous suit for walking his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day. The suit was measured. It fit perfectly.

Except for one minor problem:

About two weeks before the wedding, Mr. Grundman, 74, became ill and lost weight. Not realizing that this weight loss changed his contours, he didn’t get remeasured for the suit rental…which is why the suit was too big on that September 2021 wedding day.


Sarah and Leonard Grundman
Leonard GRundman walks his daughter up the aisle

One other problem:

The suit didn’t have loops through which one could wear a belt so he wasn’t wearing a belt. The suit was constructed to accept suspenders but he had no suspenders with him.

So, on that glorious fall day, he walked his daughter, Sarah, up the aisle at The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

About half way up the aisle, he alerted his daughter that there was something was going down: his pants.

She lovingly suggested he hold his pants up with his right hand since she was clasping his left hand.

That didn’t work.

Sarah hoped her dad was wearing clean undies. He was. Whew!



By the time they got down the aisle, his pants had fallen down around his ankles.

Bending over to pick up his pants (and possibly his dignity), he managed to moon all the guests. Ahem…

While we don’t know if there was a full moon that night, there was certainly a full moon that day during the wedding.

Leonard Grundman's pants

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So, if you don’t want to keep your guests in suspense, you might want to have suspenders handy!


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