Thursday, April 17, 2008
marriage is work?
You've heard of the unity candle and jumping the broom , but maybe not this wedding tradition...
"Nothing like a little hard labor to get a marriage off on the right foot. The Italian custom of sawhorsing holds that neighbors must set up a log, sawhorse, and double-handled saw for newlyweds, who halve the log together. The thicker the log and duller the saw the better; the arduousness of sawhorsing symbolizes the equally mundane tasks a couple will have to endure together throughout their married life."
Scatterbrained by Ransom Riggs, Will Hickman, and Hank Green
would divorce rates go down if this was a part of the american wedding ceremony? wait, no, it would probably mess up the bride's hair.