Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bride in a Cage

I recently heard from Jenny that the long-standing landmark in Orem, the Bride in a Cage, has been destroyed. I was devastated. On State Street there was a raised street sign for a bridal shop. This sign was, literally, a bride in a cage. There was a glass enclosure with a mannequin of a bride in there dating, probably, back to the 1950s or so. At night, lit up, it was particularly disturbing. This landmark was so memorable that when Jen was dress-shopping, we couldn't help but go into this store (mostly as a dare). What we found was an amazing treasure trove of authentic 1980s bridesmaids' dresses. Wow! Who knew? I made Jen do some posing so that we could document our discovery. I recently found these photos:

When Jen called, she told me that there are now two headless bodies with wedding dresses on them on display in the cage. I wonder if word got out about the Bride in a Cage and the store decided that it was some pretty strong negative advertising and moved quickly (5o years too late!) to rectify the matter.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Welcome to my brand-new blog! I have found that I have a tendency to take over on my group blog, so I decided that the time had come to create my own space. Here it is. The name, Wandering Shores, is a mix of my favorite John Keats poem "When I have fears that I may cease to be" and my own desire to wander. I see this as a place to express anything I want in my physical and intellectual (or not so intellectual wanderings). I don't profess to say anything amazingly insightful or significant. It is basically my forum and I hope that maybe others may find something they like as well.