Jensen, Bob, Jared
Previously I wrote about Gen and Jared's wedding. So here's the prequel. About 6 weeks before the wedding Bob and I were in bed, and I got a text. It was Gen and Jared asking if Bob could make knives for his groomsman gifts. The New York show was 4 weeks away. Bob was really pushing to get ready for New York. As I have done often, I read the text to Bob who was snuggled in under the blankets.
"Did you hear me?" I asked.
"Yes, I'll figure it out in the morning" he said muffled by the quilt.
I turned off the light and pulled up the covers. Just like an episode
of Desi and Lucy--Bob turned on his light a second after I had shut mine. He sat up. Reached for his robe, and put on his slippers. Buddy got up, rather excited about all this unexpected late night commotion.
"What are you doing?" I asked.
"I'm going out to the shop to see if I have enough materials to make 8 knives." he bellowed, as he often bellows. Buddy followed him into the shop.
Within minutes he was back.
"Text them back: black textured carbon fiber handle, model 7, with a sterling dragon on the handle, in a wood box with my logo engraved. "
Before we left for NYC the knives were finished in pieces. I was given the job of cutting out the carbon fiber handles on the diamond ring saw. I love this saw. I also loved having a small part in them. Bob ground all the blades before we left for NY.
Each Knife had the Groomsman's initials on the blade.
2 Rakishly Handsome Superstars!
Table Place Cards and "The Knife"
Jensen happily posing with a Terzuola!
At dinner Jared went from Groomsman to Groomsman delivering the knives. Jensen was at our table. Before he received his, another Groomsman came to the table to show him his knife. Jensen oohed and aahed, and when the man walked away Jensen hung his head: "I wish I got a knife" he murmured into his plate. Moments later Jared came to our table and gave Jensen his knife. The expression on his face and Bob's face watching Jensen get his gift made my evening. Bob rarely gets to see someone get a knife he has made as a gift. As the evening went on-Bob, Jensen and the other crew guests at our table had some pretty colorful conversation. Bob was so pleased that the guys were so pleased.
Bob and I have been so impressed by Gen & Jared's stellar behavior as actors in real life. Believe me, I have seen plenty of actors behaving badly. These 3 young adults are what the movie biz calls: "Number 1 on the call sheet." Meaning, they are the stars of the TV shows they are on. Now Jensen was added to our pedestal with Gen and Jared. The time was brief that night at dinner. We felt proud to know these people and call them our friends. These 3 restore old folks faith in the human race. Bob felt honored to make the knives for this occasion. Bob made a 9th knife: "just in case." Well, as you can imagine the first ones came out perfect. I bet you will see him carrying #9!
Below is the reason for all this. "G & J" we ♡♡♡ you.
Thanks for reading. I'm still amazed that you do.