My sister is home from NYC for Christmas, and I’m thinking of the time, on the morning of my wedding, when she materialized in my hotel room with handfuls of what appeared to be wood shavings.
I knew they were filming The Dark Knight Rises in town, but didn’t realize we were so close to the location. And while I got married on a hot, muggy day in August, it was snowing in Gotham.
My sister had been pilfering scoops of fake, dirty Pittsburgh snow, or more likely, instant mashed potato flakes.
In those early hours of being a hypersensitive meatball, I banished the unplanned souvenir Batman bits from my sight, though I did find out later that she packed it all inside my wedding favors.
So for the unknown friends or family members who received a potato-stuffed wedding gift, consider it a bonus.