Carolyn Hax: Crashing their son’s elopement; drawing the line on co-worker gifts
News from Washington Post:

Dear Carolyn: Our wonderful son, 27, became engaged in June. An October 2012 wedding was planned, venue booked, and Dad and Mom gave a very generous gift as an offset to their expenses and honeymoon.

Our son has since announced that the couple will “elope” three months from now because there are unknown problems on her side of the family.

Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax started her advice column in 1997 as a weekly feature for The Washington Post, accompanied by the work of “relationship cartoonist” Nick Galifianakis. She is the author of “Tell Me About It” (Miramax, 2001), and the host a live online discussion on Fridays at noon.


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the ups and depressing downs of planning a wedding
News from Chicago Tribune:

February 22, 2012|Chris Jones | Theater critic

At one point in the bleak family musical “A Catered Affair,” a piece by Harvey Fierstein and John Bucchino set in the South Bronx in 1953 — and in its Chicago premiere from Porchlight Music Theatre — the financially struggling parents of a young woman about to be married look back on their child-raising skills. “We’ve never been kind to her, Tom,” the mother of the house says in a resigned tone. “We always treated her cold.”

“A Catered Affair” is about an impending wedding and the problem of whether folks struggling financially should blow their life savings on a meal for strangers, bowing to obligation or insecurity and celebrating their daughter’s nupt…………… continues on Chicago Tribune

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World War II wedding gown gets new life

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World War II wedding gown gets new life
News from again – Chicago Daily Herald:

The petite coed noticed him right away. He was Gene Voiland: tall, dark, handsome, and freshman class president.

“He was the handsomest fella I had ever seen,” she said with a twinkle in her eye.


Cay, unashamedly, did everything she could to meet him.

“I found out what clubs he belonged to and I joined those clubs, like the hiking club,” said Cay Voiland. “I knew he played chess. I had never played chess in my life but I learned all about it.”

The vivacious college student even managed to get close to Voiland on an organized hike.

“We all piled into the back of a truck to go up to the mountain to hike,” said Kay. “I managed to sit right next to him. I remember it was cold and he offered me his jacket.”

The other women on the campus of Seattle University never had a chance.

Cay and Gene Voiland, residents at the Holmstad, a retirement community in Batavia, started life together like many did. They met in college and became inseparable. They planned to spend the rest of their lives together.

Then World War II changed everything. Like many young college men, Gene went into the service. He enlisted in the Army Air Force and became a bomber pilot with the 384th Bomb Group, flying 32 missions.

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Waddington chimney fire rekindles; twin brides’ wedding dresses lost
News from North Country Now:

WADDINGTON — What had been “a good save” by Waddington firefighters Sunday turned bad early Monday when a chimney fire that had been put out rekindled, causing more damage to a house on County Rt. 31.

Waddington firefighters got the alarm at 2:45 a.m. Monday, back to 891 County Rt. 31, a house owned by Steven Reiter and occupied by him and four others.

Emergency officials said the family’s twin daughters, who are both getting married this summer, lost their wedding dresses in the blaze.

What had been minor damage by the time the first fire was put out Sunday afternoon became extensive damage the next morning, according to investigators. This time, the blaze reportedly went into the roof.

No one was reported hurt.

Also on the scene were Waddington Rescue and fire departments from Madrid and Lisbon. Heuvelton, West Potsdam and Louisville volunteers were on standby.

The Waddington Volunteer Fire Department was back in service at 7:38 p.m.

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