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Sunday, May 11, 2008

What's Coming Up and...Something Old

This week we'll have a wedding planner who makes dreams come true for couples in Hawaii, Dell, the hero of THE HEIR'S CONVENIENT WIFE, will make an appearance and...well, anything can happen. Come visit.

I've been thinking about the "Something old, something new..." poem that we all grew up with and wondered how many people actually received "something old" at their wedding.

If so, what was it? It seemed to me that embroidered handkerchiefs were popular at one time, but...does anyone carry a handkerchief anymore? (And maybe that was something borrowed, anyway).

A necklace? A bracelet? I think in the past, more wedding gowns were passed down mother to daughter than there are today.

The "something old" was supposed to have been from a happily married woman (passing on her wedding luck to the new bride, I think).

Give me some ideas. I'm curious.

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Blogger Linda Goodnight said...

Fun question, Myrna. I didn't have a wedding to talk about but when my son married, his wife carried an old penny in her shoe. The significance of that old penny was this. When my son was born, I saved a brand new penny with the year of his birth. When he married I gave that penny to my d-i-l as something old, as well as the 'penny in her shoe'.

Yes, I'm a sentimental slob.

May 11, 2008 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Virginia said...

Something old
Something new
Something borrowed
Something blue

What a sweet post. Yes I believe in this poem. I can' remember what these item were when I married but I did have them. It is sad that I can't remember what they were. I did have some blue on my dress. I have been married a lot of years.

May 11, 2008 at 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I received a old penny for my shoe also and my mother bought me a charm bracelet for the new. I stitched my own blue garter and borrowed a slip. :)

BEAUTIFUL blog btw.
Happy Mother's Day!!


May 11, 2008 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I had an old penny in my shoe for the SOMETHING OLD.
My dress, shoes and lingerie were SOMETHING NEW.
My sister loaned me hear pearl earrings with a little diamond on top for the SOMETHING BORROWED.
I wore a blue garter for the SOMETHING BLUE.

May 11, 2008 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger Brandy said...

For something old I wore my Nana's black pearl and diamond necklace.
For something new I had new lingerie and shoes.
For something borrowed, it was my dress. And for Something blue I wore a blue garter. *G*

Traditions are a fun thing sometimes!

May 11, 2008 at 12:28 PM  
Blogger Myrna said...

What lovely memories all of you have (although I must be the only person in the world who didn't know about the penny).

Come to think of it, I guess I did have something old. Two somethings. My mother gave me her lovely wedding ring and my m-i-l passed on a family ring which I wore on my right hand, my aunt crocheted the lace on a handkerchief for something new, I'm pretty sure I had a garter with blue on it and...something borrowed? While I'm not at all sure renting your wedding dress counts, it's the only thing I can think of that came close to being borrowed. (I did have to give it back when the wedding day was over).

May 11, 2008 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

For something old, my mom gave me an antique embroidered handkerchief. For new, my fiance gave me a watch. I borrowed jewelry. For blue, I had a blue garter.

May 16, 2008 at 6:35 AM  

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