From Associated Press
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - As his bride-to-be's house went up in flames hours before their wedding, Rocky Nelson got his priorities in order. Rescue his mother from the blaze. And rescue his tuxedo.
Lisa Nelson laughed while recalling the image of her fiance, standing barefoot in the street in his boxers and clutching the tux like it was his baby.
"He is the bravest man I've ever seen in my life," she said.
Fortunately, she had left her wedding gown at the church.
Out of the fire and into the frying pan? This is a great story. Never is it a bad thing for a man’s wife to say, “He is the bravest man I’ve ever seen in my life.” Solid. Unfortunately, where does he go from here? Is Rocky Nelson going to have to start fighting crime or healing lepers? Does he realize that this is not going to get him out of everyday chores? How much mileage is going to get out of, “If I knew it was going to be like this, I would have stayed in the fire”?