Monday, May 2, 2011

White House Wedding Bells

Bill Yosses, the executive pastry chef at the White House, married Charlie Fabella Jr., a teacher, in Washington last week.

What I'd like to know is this: Is it customary for whoever resides in the White House to give staffers a wedding present? If so, what will the Obamas give the newlyweds?

Laura Bush hired Yosses in 2007. When Michelle Obama arrived, his job changed. Obama prefers that dessert be an infrequent visitor to family meals. Since she champions healthy eating, Yosses now finds himself tending the White House garden and beekeeping.

It's a new, healthier day at the White House. For a wedding gift, Yosses and Fabella can expect a treadmill. Or his and his free weights.