During the wedding reception in the family’s southern mansion, the bride’s Granddaddy slipped her five $100 bills and told her that it was for her and to keep it for “mad money”. The bride took the money and discretely stuffed the bills into her gloves.
By family tradition, the couple spent their first night together in their historic plantation house.
Later that night, after all the guests had left, the bride’s Grandmother saw the bride sneaking down the stairs, and asked where she was going.. “I left my gloves in the library, Grandma, and it’s important that I have them.”
“Oh you youngsters!” the Grandmother sighed. “You march yourself right back upstairs and grab hold of that damm thing with your bare hands just like I did your Grandfather’s.”