This is my first attempt at Sidey’s themes.
Well the first thing that comes to mind is the something old, something new for the Bride to be. So off I went to see if I could find the origins of this little poem. It differed from Victorian, to Scottish, to medieval Briton, but I was surprised to find along the way an additional ‘sixpence in your shoe’ line.
Something old, something new
Something borrowed, something blue
And a silver sixpence in her shoe
While the sixpence represents hope and show of wealth, it certainly can’t be comfortable if it shifts it’s way between your toes. I can just see legions of brides hobbling down the aisle and falling dramatically into their groom’s arms.
But I digress, and now return to my own something old and something new.
Well, wedding number one was a quick register office function with no traditions. But wedding number two, well here I made up for it all and had the dress and the sparkle and a stunning venue. On this special day the new was my dress, and my old was a pearly necklace my grandmother wore for her 21st birthday photo. As my dress had a halter neckline, I wrapped them around my wrist and wore them as a bracelet and it was very, very special for me. Then at wedding number 3….gotcha! there hasn’t been a number 3, just checking to see if you are still reading.