Hello all,I have been asked to give my mother away at her second wedding, as her father passed away many years ago (before i was born). I am assuming i will have to give a speech at the reception as…Continue
"P.S. Road blocks are usually well-intentioned. "Read this; I heard it's helpful." "Buy this; your guests might like it." Very few people getting married need more stuff to do. That was the point of my parade of horribles…"
"You don't need to assume, and you don't need to ask strangers these questions. Whoever's in charge of organizing the wedding (your mom, your future step-father, a professional planner) can give you instructions. Just ask. These…"
Hello all,I have been asked to give my mother away at her second wedding, as her father passed away many years ago (before i was born). I am assuming i will have to give a speech at the reception as an equivalent to the father of the bride speech and have been struggling with deciding what type of speech it should be and what to say. Should the speech be long with anecdotes, jokes and tear-jerking moments or more just a short few words thanking guests for attending etc.? Also, are there any…See More
"Odd, I was talking about this today twice, two different venues and instances. Sorry man, it sucks. Sometimes it doesn't matter how polite you are. It's what happens when someone gets too wrapped up in identity politics, which isn't…"
"I doubt you'll find a reliable answer on that: it's too politically sensitive, so you'll get this:
* Transgender suicide rates are high
* Transgender persons have been know to suffer from [cause we would like the reader to blame…"
I don't have absolutely hard info on the first story, but it seems pretty strong.Maybe 5 years back I answered an FB post by a favorite niece who's a huge PP fan. It was a polite and moderate answer, not directly opposed to her view but s leaning, but... niece exploded, saying I obviously hated all women and children. My response was that we're family, you know me better than that, and we shouldn't let politics destroy such bonds. She took down the post, thinking (I believed), wow, that got…See More
"I think it's a good idea to care about your comrades at arms, especially those aspects of their lives they hold most dear.
I don't like this change. Yes, transgender is a severe disability, but what if Trump instead banned the military…"
"This isn't about surgeries or showers, to my mind. That's an argument for school locker rooms and healthcare bills. Frankly, we ought to be screening out the severely mentally ill from military service, across the board. …"