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December 2010
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Mama Deb [userpic]

Okay, you have to know this. I *hate* cutsey-poo things. I really do.

And this, to me, is really cutsey-poo. I know some of you will disagree, and maybe think it's lovely. I just. Ick.

My brother-in-law's future sister-in-law just sent us a square of fabric to decorate to be part of a personalized chuppah (wedding canopy.) She thinks it'll be great because she had a girlfriend who did this.

And - my goodness. How *twee.*

And, well. We were hoping they'd use the same chuppah we did.

Their grandfather's tallis. You know. Family. Continuity. Tradition - something that will be sadly missing from this wedding otherwise. We haven't suggested it, of course.

It *is* their wedding and they have the right to decide what to use.

Except - they will now HAVE to use this chuppah because it'll be made by all their friends and family. Whether they want to or not. And. Foo.

Edit: M does know about it - he told Jonathan they were going to do what he called an "AIDS quilt" sort of thing, but Jonathan didn't realize it would include us, so he never said. So. Well. And he doesn't think it's so bad, either.


Jonathan davens with our chuppah, so it's not like using it is a bad thing...

I suspect that if it is quilted, it'll be the sister.

Actually, I don't daven with it any more. The squares of reinforcing fabric at the corners are fraying badly. It is, after all, 94 years old.

It is, after all, 94 years old.

That's so beautiful. A family treasure.

The closest analogy I can think of - metherion (my son) was christened in a gown of Belfast lace from Ireland that has been passed down in my family for generations. I wouldn't have dreamed of getting or making a new one.

Normally, it would have been buried with jonbaker's grandfather, but he stopped being religious long before. They found it after he died.

I loved getting married under it, though.