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  •  Not everyone takes vows unto death (1+ / 0-)
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    some folks (I've been to plenty of weddings where people write their own vows) make promises "as long as we both shall love".

     

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 08:22:26 AM PST

    •  It's not my cup of tea, but I can definitely (0+ / 0-)

      appreciate the honesty of it.  

      That said, I've been to a great many weddings (religious and otherwise), and every single one has contained some variation on the "until death do us part" line.  

      Only a handful made it more than a year or two.

      Everyone wants to be right. Very few want to be accurate.

      by ThaMothership on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 05:53:02 PM PST

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      •  Admittedly (0+ / 0-)

        I have been to a large number of weddings (because I hate them and for years used the argument "until my gay friends can marry I'm abstaining from weddings as a protest" for an excuse), but because I have a large extended family, because I'm old and folks did more creative weddings and writing of their own vows back in the day, the "death do us part" part did get pre-empted, detoured around or creatively redirected, since there was a time in the late 70s and early 80s when folks realized that piece of it was pretty archaic.

        I think it was even immortalized in a TV show, but you'd have to google "Rhoda's Wedding Vows" to be sure.  My memory could be faulty.

        But weddings, like any other human activity have trends, so I can well accept that in the years that I was abstaining from the practice altogether, those trends reverted back to the medieval.  

        Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

        by a gilas girl on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 10:15:56 AM PST

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