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From: auntie-do <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Married in Front of the Church/This really happened
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 13:17:34 -0800
What a lovely story! It fits right in with those homes with a kitchen in
Quebec and a living room in Vermont.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, January 26, 2003 11:59 AM
Subject: [Q-R] Married in Front of the Church/This really happened
> In a message dated 01/25/2003 9:26:39 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> << It most certainly does not mean "on the church steps".
> One more bone to pick with the !@##$% machine translations! >>
> As a matter of interest, here's an instance in which the "literal
> translation" might apply.
> My parish church, St. Paul's, in Blackstone, Massachusetts, sits smack dab
> the Massachusetts/Rhode Island state line. Enter the church in RI, and
> halfway down the main aisle, you enter MA.
> Some years ago, a wedding about to take place! Just as the bride (in RI)
> prepared to march in, the groom (waiting in MA) handed the priest the
> marriage license.
> Horrors!!! A Rhode Island marriage license!
> So the bride and groom, their attendants, and the priest hurried to Rhode
> Island (the front of the church). There the marriage vows were exchanged,
> applause rang out, and the wedding party returned to Massachusetts for the
> Nuptial Mass.
> Cheers. Patrick
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