Help Me Hank! Lost Wedding Dress
Help Me Hank: Help Me Hank! Lost Wedding Dress
Itís Nancy Dunn's favorite DVD, no doubt about that: her arrival at the church, her happy friends and family.
"I was princess for a day, truly," Dunn said.
And that sparkly dream of a dress.
"Itís the perfect wedding gown," Dunn said.
So to keep the gown perfectly white when the big day was over, she gave the sparkly dress to a dressmaker whom promised to send it to be specially preserved.
"And I would have my dress forever and it would be sealed and preserved," Dunn said.
That was June 2004. She expected the dress in July.
"But in July?" Hank Phillippi Ryan asked.
"No dress," Dunn said.
"August?" Ryan asked.
"No dress," Dunn said.
September and October too: no dress. The dressmaker insisted it was still out being processed.
"And I called the company she supposedly sent it to and they said no," Dunn said.
And hereís what made the dress dilemma worse, if thatís possible. The dress was a gift from her mom, and she didnít know the dress was missing.
"I didn't even mention it to my mother because I didnít want to break her heart," Dunn said.
Now of course Nancy had that video and the stills, but still.
She tracked down the dressmaker at home, but got no return calls.
"So it cold have been lost, it cold have been stolen, it could have been destroyed. What were you thinking?" Ryan asked.
"Literally at work I went what am I gonna do, it sounds fake its true. We were like what am I gonna do? Dunn said.
Then she called a friend who had an idea.
"She goes e-mail Help Me Hank and Iím like no, Iíll do it, and I did it," Dunn said.
You know thereís gonna be a happy ending so weíll get to it fast. We called the dressmaker, who did return our calls, and surprise, surprise, suddenly the dress was all ready to be picked up.
"Your worries are over. We found it," Ryan said.
And just to make sure the worries were over, we went along to pick it up.
The dressmaker claimed she just didnít have Nancyís phone number, but a year of dress distress faded away as once again Nancy saw the unmistakable sparkles of her wedding treasure.
"Wow," Dunn said.
And talk about happy endings, Nancy hopes this big beautiful perfect dress will someday, someday, be made into tiny little christening dresses.
"Itís my wedding day, my one and only," Dunn said.
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