|| "Weddings are big news in the small Delta town of Second Creek, Mississippi. Especially when the wedding is that of the town's new mayor, the seventy-one-years-young Hale "Mr. Choppy" Dunbar, who is about to tie the knot with Gaylie Lyons, to whom he'd first lost his heart back in the 1940's. Unfortunately, Hale and Gaylie's wedding plans are not going smoothly. It falls to the town's indefatigable army of matrons--the Nitwitts--to smooth the way for more than one new beginning in Second Creek."--Dust jacket.