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December 2010
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Foo

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.

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Because Zach and I got married in NY, and I had been living in Israel for 8 years by then, and he'd been in Israel a year, we felt it was vital to have our family and friends here in Israel (and those in the US we knew wouldn't be attending) participate in some way.

We sent out 10 inch x 10 inch squares of cloth, along with a small note, asking friends and family to decorate the square with a bracha, a memory or a design of some sort for our chuppah. Zach and his sister then pinned the returned squares as an overhanging trim for the chuppah and we'll eventually get around to framing all the pieces.

It was really beautiful and everyone who participated thought it was a lovely idea and a thoughtful gesture.