Wedding gift – Filigree Monograms http://filigreemonograms.com/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 17:52:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://filigreemonograms.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Wedding gift – Filigree Monograms http://filigreemonograms.com/ 32 32 4 marriage customs that undermine women’s rights https://filigreemonograms.com/4-marriage-customs-that-undermine-womens-rights/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 15:57:36 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/4-marriage-customs-that-undermine-womens-rights/ The union of two people is often a joyous occasion that celebrates love, families coming together and visions of a prosperous future. Whether it’s walking down the aisle, breaking glass, standing under a mandap, jumping over a broom or performing a tea ceremony, a wedding is a memorable event that marks a fresh start in […]]]>

The union of two people is often a joyous occasion that celebrates love, families coming together and visions of a prosperous future. Whether it’s walking down the aisle, breaking glass, standing under a mandap, jumping over a broom or performing a tea ceremony, a wedding is a memorable event that marks a fresh start in the rest of your life.

However, joy cannot be found in a ceremony based on crushing someone’s civil liberties. For some women, the idea of ​​marriage does not inspire the image of white dresses and champagne toasts, rather it inspires fear of decisions being made about their lives and bodies that they do not have the freedom to challenge. .

Marriage practices and traditions that were devised decades, if not centuries ago, and which undermine women’s basic human rights are still practiced today. These practices limit women’s freedoms and create a significant obstacle on the path to achieving gender equality.

While there is always room to recognize and respect tradition, and to protect indigenous cultures from being diluted by globalization, there should be no such space when these traditions are used to disempower women and girls.

Although steps have been taken to end these harmful practices, much more needs to be done to ensure that the future of girls is not decided for them by the threat of marriage and the cultural practices that result from it. ensue, and that women enjoy the freedoms they deserve, whether or not they decide to marry.

Here are some existing marriage customs that are detrimental to the rights of women and girls.

1. Bride kidnapping

Abducting a woman with the intention of forcing her into marriage is a practice that continues in some parts of the world. It exists in East and Central Asia, as well as parts of Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. Bride kidnapping undermines a woman’s will to decide her own future.

A famous country in the world for this practice is Kyrgyzstan, where the practice sees a woman abducted by a man’s friends in public and taken to his home, where she is convinced to marry him by his family members. The tradition, called “ala kachuu”, has been illegal since 1994, but it is still practiced to this day. Looking at tradition today, Kyrgyz women interviewed by the Conversation believing it to be a thing of the past and participating in the staged abduction, to maintain the tradition. Not all ongoing kidnappings are staged, however, and as recently as 2018 two women lost their lives after opposing marriage over the practice of kidnapping.

Marriage kidnapping also perpetuates gender-based violence, where in some cases women and girls are raped in an effort to coerce them into marriage. It is would not be the norm in Kyrgyzstan, but in places like South Africa and Indonesia, the tradition sometimes involves violent actions and no room for negotiation.

Both Indonesia and South Africa have sought to abolish the tradition, but it is still ongoing. Italy, Kenya, Rwanda and parts of Latin America are other countries where bride kidnapping exists.

2. Child marriage

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There is no shortage of information about the damage child marriage can cause to young girls and the society around them. It robs them of their childhood, robs them of a future they have chosen, limits their access to education, potentially exposes them to gender-based violence and continues to fuel the fire of gender inequality.

Some main reasons for child marriage include marriage out of poverty or to ensure financial security, severe regional gender inequalities, and respect for social or ethnic norms. While the highest rates of child marriage is found in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia, this practice is practiced on almost all continents and in many parts of the world. It’s illegal in much of the world, but marriages continue despite loopholes, for example in the UK, and problems with law enforcement.

You can read more about child marriage and why it needs to end in our explainer here.

3. Dowry payments

Dowry is embedded in some cultures and societies, and not all of them are harmful to women. A dowry in most cultures, such as those in sub-Saharan Africa, is a symbol of unity and respect for the family to whom it is paid. These are not always financial payments, nor are they always seen as paying for marriage to a woman in some cultures. They can include token contributions to the family as a sign of gratitude for their acceptance.

However, this is not a simple custom, and the payment of dowry in some communities has resulted in women being harmed. In India, where a dowry of money or other property is paid by parents to the groom’s family to provide financial security for their daughter in her marriage, dowries have led to gender-based violence and even death. In 2019, the dowries caused the death of more than 3,500 women in the country, and the courts see thousands of cases of dowry-related harassment or gender-based violence each year.

According to CNN, dowry-related abuse of women in the country is often caused by dissatisfaction with the amount of dowry received, as it has become more of a condition of marriage than a gift. Women have been known to commit suicide, driven by the pressure of not being able to pay dowry, or they face violence within their marriage, or are murdered for the same reason.

While India has banned the tradition, not enough has yet been done to protect women and their families from the pressures of the dowry system.

4. FGM

Millions of girls around the world undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) as a precondition for marriage or as a way to control a woman’s sexuality before marriage. It is a violation of a woman’s right to bodily autonomy and, as it is often practiced on girls of school age, also prevents them from accessing education and robs them of their childhood, while causing long-term health consequences.

FGM is often related to child marriage, as the custom is practiced while the girls are still young so that they can be seen by society as suitable for marriage. According to United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in some communities where women are financially dependent on men, FGM is a requirement before marriage and is practiced to improve chances of inheritance and financial stability.

Today the the practice is ongoing all over the world, and occurs legally and illegally in some countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South America. It is also present in Western countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom and parts of Europe among immigrant or diaspora populations who have perpetuated the tradition.

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Prince Andrew would ‘scream and scream’ if maids touched his teddy bears https://filigreemonograms.com/prince-andrew-would-scream-and-scream-if-maids-touched-his-teddy-bears/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 13:11:25 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/prince-andrew-would-scream-and-scream-if-maids-touched-his-teddy-bears/ Prince Andrew would have raging tantrums and ‘scream and scream’ if maids rearranged the approximately 60 teddy bears piled on his bed, according to an ITV documentary. Former Royal Protection Command member Paul Page told journalist Ranvir Singh of the prince’s strange attachment to the documentary’s collection of soft toys, Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the […]]]>

Prince Andrew would have raging tantrums and ‘scream and scream’ if maids rearranged the approximately 60 teddy bears piled on his bed, according to an ITV documentary.

Former Royal Protection Command member Paul Page told journalist Ranvir Singh of the prince’s strange attachment to the documentary’s collection of soft toys, Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the Pedophile.

The ex-royal copper, who provided security for the Royal Family between 1998 and 2004 and had access to the Duke’s flat, alleges the Queen’s favorite son had a bed piled high with ’50 to 60′ bears plush.



A former copper royal has made claims on the ITV documentary Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the pedophile

Page also claims that Prince Andrew, who was recently stripped of his military and royal titles, would fly into fits of rage if he saw the stuffed toys were out of place after the maids were in the room.

Page said: ‘There were about 50 or 60 plush toys placed on the bed and basically there was a card the inspector showed us in a drawer and it was a picture of these bears all in if you.

“The reason for the laminated image was that if these bears weren’t put back in the correct order by the maids, he would scream and howl.”



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The Duke would ‘scream and scream’ if his teddy bear collection was out of place

These aren’t the only teddy bears the disgraced Duke would own.

In 2009, journalist Elizabeth Day interviewed the Queen’s second son at her Buckingham Palace apartment. Telling the experience for the Mail online, the reporter said she waited for the prince in a hallway where there was an “oversized teddy bear crushed in a seat.”



The disgraced prince was recently stripped of his royal and military titles
The disgraced prince was recently stripped of his royal and military titles

Prince Andrew, accused of having sex with Virginia Giuffre (née-Roberts) when she was 17, told Day the bear was a wedding present from his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, who placed the toy in the horse. -the horse-drawn carriage that took newlyweds from Westminster Abbey to their wedding reception.

The Duke of York has always strongly denied all allegations of wrongdoing.

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Prince Andrew would 'scream and scream' if the maids rearranged his bed's teddy bear collection
Prince Andrew would ‘scream and scream’ if the maids rearranged his bed’s teddy bear collection

Day said: “I remember he found it extremely funny, even many years after the event.

“It seemed rather strange to me that a grown man would be so amused by the presence of a stuffed toy… I wondered if it was someone who had never really grown up because he hadn’t Never had to. Here he is, taking up space in his mother’s house, doing some made-up job to entertain him, and still having a teddy bear his ex-wife gave him. It was weird.

Ghislaine, Prince Andrew and the pedophile is on ITV on Tuesday at 9 p.m.

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How do HMRC know about gifts for my children? -Gareth Shaw https://filigreemonograms.com/how-do-hmrc-know-about-gifts-for-my-children-gareth-shaw/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/how-do-hmrc-know-about-gifts-for-my-children-gareth-shaw/ Can you please explain how the government knows how much money I am giving to my children or grandchildren? This is a very good question and a timely opportunity to talk about the rules relating to gifts and inheritance tax. Register to our Business newsletter Register to our Business newsletter Nothing prohibits you from giving […]]]>
Can you please explain how the government knows how much money I am giving to my children or grandchildren?

This is a very good question and a timely opportunity to talk about the rules relating to gifts and inheritance tax.

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Nothing prohibits you from giving money or other property to your children or grandchildren, or to whomever you want.

However, the amount you give will determine whether or not inheritance tax may be payable on your entire estate upon your death, and whether any of these gifts become taxable.

Each individual can give £325,000 free of inheritance tax, up to £500,000 if your estate includes property that passes to a direct descendant (a child or grandchild).

Married and PACS couples can not only inherit the property of their deceased spouses free of inheritance, but also these allowances. This means a married couple can pass on £1million in total. Anything above these allowances is billed at 40%.

But there is more. You can give gifts of up to £3,000 a year (known as annual waivers), which can be retroactive to two years if not used in the previous year, allowing you to give £6,000 in one year tax-free.

You can make donations based on your income, as long as they are part of your normal expenses and do not impact your standard of living. You can also give wedding gifts up to £5,000, depending on the recipient, and unlimited gifts up to £250.

Any gifts that do not fall under these rules are referred to as “potentially exempt transfers”.

You will need to survive for seven years after making the gift for them to be exempt from inheritance tax. If you die within this seven-year period, the gifts are added to your estate, effectively reducing the non-taxable allowances available to you and increasing the possibility that your heirs will pay tax upon your death.

And that gets to the heart of your question – HM Revenue and Customs, the government department responsible for collecting tax, does not know when you have given a gift, or how much you have given, until you say so.

The system relies on self-reporting, not only through self-assessment tax returns when you are living and earning, but also upon death.

The process of dealing with your estate when you die is called ‘probate’, and an executor will be appointed to administer your estate – bringing together the details of your estate, your debts and ensuring that the wishes set out in your will are carried out . . Once probate is granted, the executor can begin distributing your estate.

However, to obtain probate, your executor will need to complete a form with a declaration of any gifts that have been given, so that HMRC can correctly calculate any inheritance tax payable on your estate. The executor must sign this to declare that all information is true and correct.

Penalties for non-disclosure of gifts can be high. If a gift has not been declared, any additional inheritance tax will have to be paid, as well as any fines and interest. So while you don’t necessarily have to worry about letting the government know about the donations you’re making, they will eventually find out.

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Diaz-Johnston remembered as ‘family’, ‘gift to this world’ by family, friends https://filigreemonograms.com/diaz-johnston-remembered-as-family-gift-to-this-world-by-family-friends/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 22:50:00 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/diaz-johnston-remembered-as-family-gift-to-this-world-by-family-friends/ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Police continue to investigate the death of Jorge Diaz-Johnston after his body was found at a Jackson County landfill over the weekend. Diaz-Johnston leaves a legacy as one of many who fought to legalize gay marriage in Florida. Gay marriage was legalized in the Sunshine State in 2015, thanks in part […]]]>

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Police continue to investigate the death of Jorge Diaz-Johnston after his body was found at a Jackson County landfill over the weekend.

Diaz-Johnston leaves a legacy as one of many who fought to legalize gay marriage in Florida.

Gay marriage was legalized in the Sunshine State in 2015, thanks in part to the efforts of Diaz-Johnston.

His friends remember him as warm, happy and an advocate for gay rights.

At a 2014 press conference with Equality Florida, he, along with five other couples, announced a lawsuit against the state’s ban on gay marriage.

“I consider him a hero,” said Jeff Delmay, a friend and co-plaintiff in the lawsuit. “I couldn’t have done it without Jorge and Don. Don couldn’t have done it without Jorge.

After being granted the right to marry, Jorge and Don were special guests at the wedding of Jeff and his partner, Todd.

“They were celebrating us, but they were also celebrating themselves,” Delmay continued. “And that’s the memory I have in mind now when I think of Jorge.”

Todd Delmay says losing Jorge is like losing a family member.

“We are a family,” he said. “He and Don were a port of our family forever.”

In a Facebook post, Don Diaz-Johnston said her husband touched so many people with his kind and generous heart.

Diaz-Johnston’s brother, Manny Diaz, is the chairman of the Florida Democratic Party. He shared Don’s sentiment, releasing a statement that said, in part, “My brother was such a special gift to this world whose heart and legacy will live on for generations to come.”

He also says he is grateful to the Tallahassee Police Department, Mayor John Dailey and City Manager Reese Goad for their investigation into the circumstances surrounding his brother’s disappearance.

Diaz-Johnston was a Tallahassee resident and Florida State alumnus.

According to to a missing person leaflet issued by the TPD last week, Diaz-Johnston was last seen Jan. 3 near the 2800 block of Remington Green Circle.

If you have information about the incident, you can call TPD or make an anonymous report to CrimeStoppers.

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The Queen’s jewelry Kate Middleton wore – £ 60million and wedding tiara https://filigreemonograms.com/the-queens-jewelry-kate-middleton-wore-60million-and-wedding-tiara/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 12:57:21 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/the-queens-jewelry-kate-middleton-wore-60million-and-wedding-tiara/ The Queen and Kate Middleton appear to have close ties with several common interests. And Kate often has the honor of wearing beautiful pieces from the Queen’s private jewelry collection. Video upload Video unavailable The video will play automatically soon8to cancel Play now Kate Middleton posts photos to mark her 40th birthday No glamorous look […]]]>

The Queen and Kate Middleton appear to have close ties with several common interests. And Kate often has the honor of wearing beautiful pieces from the Queen’s private jewelry collection.

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No glamorous look for the Duchess of Cambridge is complete without stunning diamonds, sapphires or pearls to make her outfit stand out.

And luckily for Kate, her close bond with the Queen has given her the honor of being allowed to wear beautiful jewelry from Her Majesty’s collection.

But it wasn’t just her connection to the Queen that saw her choose jewelry, Kate is also said to have formed a friendship with Angela Kelly – Her Majesty’s personal dresser, who oversees her jewelry collection.

And royal expert Katie Nicholl before says Grazia these good relationships come in handy when it comes to borrowing jewelry.







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A palace source told Katie: “Kate chooses jewelry for special occasions and the Queen is happy to open her jewelry box.

“Kate was smart to befriend Angela Kelly, who is in charge of the Queen’s personal jewelry collection and oversees the loans.

“Usually Kate is allowed to borrow anything she wants.”

So what beautiful pieces did Kate borrow from the Queen? Here we take a look …

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One of the most recent pieces Kate borrowed from the Queen is a pair of diamond earrings.

She wore them for one of her official 40th birthday portraits, in which she pairs them with a vibrant red dress.

Photographer Paolo Roversi, the man behind the portraits, said he wanted Kate to look natural with simple earrings.

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Another recent loan Kate had the honor to make to the Queen was a beautiful pair of Art Deco style sapphire and diamond fringed earrings.

The jewelry originally belonged to the Queen Mother, who wore it in public on several occasions, and the earrings were passed on to the Queen upon her death in 2002.

Kate wore them with pride as she hosted a caroling concert called Ensemble à Noël at Westminster Abbey last month.

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One of the Queen’s first pieces of jewelry that Kate was honored to wear was the tiara she donned on her wedding day.

The Cartier Halo Tiara was made in 1936 and purchased by the Queen’s Father, then the Duke of York, for the Queen Mother, and then the Duchess of York.

The tiara was gifted to the Queen, and then to Princess Elizabeth, by her mother on the occasion of her 18th birthday.

Kate used the loan of the tiara, a tradition at royal weddings, to signify the age-old custom of wearing “something borrowed” on her wedding day.

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This breathtaking necklace was inherited by the Queen Mother and given to the Queen as a wedding gift from her parents in 1947.

It is believed that his long style made it difficult for the queen to wear and that he had only rare outings.

However, in 2017 Kate wore it to a banquet during a state visit to the UK by the King and Queen of Spain – and she was blown away by it.

So much so that in April 2018, Her Majesty sported it while attending a Commonwealth dinner.

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Many pieces of jewelry in the Queen’s collection are gifts she received on her travels.

And a spectacular gift presented to her on a tour of the Middle East in 1979 was the Dubai Loop Sapphire Half-Set consisting of sapphire earrings, necklace and bracelet and diamond.

And last May, Kate had the honor of wearing the set’s eye-catching earrings.

She teamed them up with a stunning tartan coat she wore during a screening of the film Cruella at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.

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Meanwhile, one of the most impressive and expensive pieces Kate has ever loaned to the Queen is the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace.

The Nizam of Hyderabad presented the Queen with the necklace, estimated to be worth £ 60million, along with a tiara as a wedding gift.

Although the tiara has been dismantled, the necklace remains intact and the Queen wears it in several official portraits.

Kate was honored to wear it in 2014 for the National Portrait Gallery’s annual gala.

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Princess Charlotte to inherit iconic jewelry from Princess Diana https://filigreemonograms.com/princess-charlotte-to-inherit-iconic-jewelry-from-princess-diana/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 01:01:23 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/princess-charlotte-to-inherit-iconic-jewelry-from-princess-diana/ Princess Charlotte will likely inherit Princess Diana’s iconic jewelry collection, according to a royal insider. As reported by the Daily Star, the late Diana’s eldest granddaughter, Charlotte, six, is expected to be the first to have her “choice of palace jewelry,” including the Spencer Tiara her grandmother wore to her wedding to Prince Charles in […]]]>

Princess Charlotte will likely inherit Princess Diana’s iconic jewelry collection, according to a royal insider.

As reported by the Daily Star, the late Diana’s eldest granddaughter, Charlotte, six, is expected to be the first to have her “choice of palace jewelry,” including the Spencer Tiara her grandmother wore to her wedding to Prince Charles in nineteen eighty one.

The tiara was also worn by Diana’s older sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, on their weddings and currently resides with her younger brother Charles, 9th Earl Spencer.

This was in part a wedding gift given in 1919 by Lady Sarah Spencer to Lady Cynthia Hamilton, Diana’s grandmother, for her marriage to Viscount Althorp and other jewelry belonging to the Spencer family also been used.

Prince William and Prince Harry’s mother chose to use the Spencer’s family heirloom rather than borrow one from the Queen’s collection, as Meghan Markle did when she married Harry in 2018 .

Twenty-five years will have passed in August since Diana died in a car crash in Paris and Charlotte is the eldest of her two granddaughters – the other being the daughter of the Duke and Duchess from Sussex, Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.

According to GoodToKnow magazine, the palace source said: “William is keenly aware that the Earl has his own daughters, but both agreed that Diana’s iconic piece belonged to his first granddaughter.”



Princess Charlotte set to inherit iconic jewelry collection from grandmother Diana, royal insider says

Another royal insider told Australian magazine New Idea that Charlotte was familiar with the tiara by learning about her grandmother’s story and was eager to try it one day.

They said, “Lottie knows all about her ‘Grandma Diana’ – after all, Diana is one of her middle names. She has also seen pictures of her wearing the tiara.”

Tradition has it that brides wait until their wedding day before wearing the piece for the first time, so Charlotte may have to wait a bit before she can try on the tiara.

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Dear Abby: I’m sick of her hanging out son https://filigreemonograms.com/dear-abby-im-sick-of-her-hanging-out-son/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 00:05:00 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/dear-abby-im-sick-of-her-hanging-out-son/ DEAR ABBY: I have a friend, “Tara”, whom I have known for a long time. At the start of our friendship, when we made plans, she would bring her boyfriend (without asking or telling me). When she started dating her husband, it continued. I ended up loving him and enjoyed the chance to get to […]]]>

DEAR ABBY:

I have a friend, “Tara”, whom I have known for a long time. At the start of our friendship, when we made plans, she would bring her boyfriend (without asking or telling me). When she started dating her husband, it continued. I ended up loving him and enjoyed the chance to get to know him, but thought it could have been handled better (a planned event where we all hung out every now and then, not her dragging him along towards everything we had planned together).

She’s now married and a mother, and now, every time we go out together, she takes her rambunctious 6 year old with her. Tara’s mother is older and lives with her, and sometimes she comes with them. I’m the boy’s godmother (we’re close, he calls me aunt and I like him a lot) but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to spend time alone with Tara.

The child is not wise, so taking him out in public is not always pleasant or easy. I am a planner. I don’t like to get tricked into babysitting when I’m expecting a fun girls’ date. Tara usually waits right before we meet to say he’s coming, changes our plans or waits for her to be on her way and says, “I hope it’s okay, ‘Bobby’ is coming with me.” I find it rude and disrespectful to myself and our time together.

I hate losing a longtime friend, but I never know what I’m getting with her and am now hesitant to make plans with her. What would you do in this situation? – SOUTH CAROLINA COOKING DEAR BEDROOM: I would tell my friend that every once in a while, I don’t mind changing plans every now and then, but when I have planned a ‘fun girls day’ with her, I don’t like what she did. Your feelings are valid.

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DEAR ABBY:

I have been invited to a wedding. I am close to the bride and want to attend. However, over 400 people have been invited, and I am uncomfortable attending an event of this magnitude where social distancing will be impossible. While I can try to keep my distance and, of course, wear a mask, seating cannot be arranged so that guests can socially distance themselves.

I’m torn between protecting the health of others and myself and preserving my friendship because she is a loving bride and I’m afraid of hurting her feelings. In our state, gatherings of 100 people are allowed if they are outside and people are wearing masks and socially distancing themselves. She thinks the coronavirus is a hoax and God will make it go away completely before she gets married. I need RSVP. Please help. – CONCERN IN OREGON

DEAR CONCERN:

Tell your friend that you are sorry to miss their wedding, but that you are not comfortable traveling right now or being in a large group as the COVID-19 virus is still a problem and the omicron variant is more contagious than delta.

The COVID virus is not a “hoax” and none of us have such a close relationship with the Almighty that He (or She) will make it go away so that a bride can have a great wedding. The bride-to-be is entitled to her opinion, and you are entitled to yours as well, so send your regrets and the reason for them, and don’t get caught up in a debate about it.

PS A nice wedding gift could “soften” the blow of your absence.

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Community Notes – The Mendocino Beacon https://filigreemonograms.com/community-notes-the-mendocino-beacon/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 14:10:27 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/community-notes-the-mendocino-beacon/ Elk Nonagenarian Series – ‘Rae Wisdom: Our Village Flower Fairy’By Kristi Hahn with Melissa Hays In September, Rae Wisdom became Elk’s newest 90. She threw a little party with friends at her charming century old home in blufftop north of Elk. Rae’s husband Dean, who died two years ago, was also a nineties featured in […]]]>

Elk Nonagenarian Series – ‘Rae Wisdom: Our Village Flower Fairy’
By Kristi Hahn with Melissa Hays

In September, Rae Wisdom became Elk’s newest 90. She threw a little party with friends at her charming century old home in blufftop north of Elk. Rae’s husband Dean, who died two years ago, was also a nineties featured in this column. “I felt my life really started when I met Dean; it was as if I had always known him. Before Dean, Rae grew up in Whitter, California, where his parents, who were excellent ballroom dancers, took Rae and his sister to local ballrooms. Their favorite was the Montebello Ballroom, about 20 minutes from their home. Rae and her sister watched their parents and the other dancers from the balcony until they learned to dance “the old fashioned way” around the age of 14. The ballrooms, which did not provide alcohol, each had their own orchestra.

After high school, Rae attended UC Berkeley, where she lived in an apartment owned by her aunt and uncle. She was not declared in her studies and was somewhat disappointed with the size and scope of the campus. During this time, she was at a friend’s wedding and received a bouquet as part of the wedding party. Back home, she took the bouquet apart to see how it was put together and felt after that, the flower arrangement was her calling. She left Cal and transferred to attend Abbott’s School of Modern Floristry in Anaheim. It was the start of a long career in floral and event design. Rae worked for several florists and eventually worked for a West Los Angeles business that threw big parties and weddings. Most of the clients were from the company, and some were in the film and television industry. Rae and his team have often reinvented entire gardens or transformed swimming pools into dance floors based on themes and guest wishes. She remembered a customer telling her, “I want the party to be like what I did. I am just like vanilla. The work was rewarding but also exhausting. It sometimes took Rae away from her family, and for that, she worried.

Rae met Dean (unsurprisingly) at the Huntington Park Ballroom. He had seen Rae refuse a dance with another guy but decided to ask him to dance anyway. She happily accepted Dean’s invitation, and it seemed like they were still together from that point on. Eventually they settled in Palos Verdes Estates and had two children, Gloria and Craig. His aunt and uncle first bought their Elk house in 1931, then bought by his parents, and finally bought by Rae and Dean. Rae had many family vacations here in Elk as a young girl and introduced him to Dean on their honeymoon while in Canada. It was a natural place for them to retire, and they did a lot of work adding some modern amenities and restoring “The Shanty” without disturbing its historic integrity. This is one of the original houses at the bottom of Cameron Road and was built in 1881. It is assumed that the Cameron family once owned it, as Archie Cameron told Rae he was born in the house. .

Rae says what makes Elk special to her are the people and the natural beauty, “You can grow some really good flowers here too,” that’s how Elk got to know Rae and his amazing talent with flowers. Rae’s good friend, Rabbani Kenyon, calls her a “flower fairy”. And that it is. Rae has brought elegance and beauty to the design and decoration of countless events through his tireless work with the Greenwood Civic Club, Greenwood Community Church and the Elk Volunteer Fire Department. Beyond that, Rae has also been a member of the civic club and community church for decades. When asked what she attributes her success and kindness to, she replies, “I don’t let things bother me and I always try to find the positive. However, I was surrounded by wonderful people, and it was a blessing. “

Today Rae shares her home with her son Craig and attends Kathy MacDonald’s weekly gentle yoga class. She also has her cat to keep her company. She and Dean have always had a cat. In fact, they received a Siamese as a wedding present. Rae says, “If I come back, it’ll be like a cat!”


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I uninvited my mom from my wedding because she gives me a smaller gift than my sisters – it’s not just about cash https://filigreemonograms.com/i-uninvited-my-mom-from-my-wedding-because-she-gives-me-a-smaller-gift-than-my-sisters-its-not-just-about-cash/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 21:24:00 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/i-uninvited-my-mom-from-my-wedding-because-she-gives-me-a-smaller-gift-than-my-sisters-its-not-just-about-cash/ NO CHILD wants to feel like the least loved brother, but one man had good reason to suspect him – and he even had proof that he was second best. He claimed his mother gave him a smaller wedding present than she gave her sisters just because she did not approve of his fiancée. 3 […]]]>

NO CHILD wants to feel like the least loved brother, but one man had good reason to suspect him – and he even had proof that he was second best.

He claimed his mother gave him a smaller wedding present than she gave her sisters just because she did not approve of his fiancée.

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A man has revealed that he revoked his mother’s invitation to her wedding because she was giving him a much smaller gift than the one she had given her sisters.Credit: Getty
He said his mother doesn't like his fiancee having student loans, while he doesn't like

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He said his mother doesn’t like his fiancee having student loans, while he doesn’t like

“I want to preface that it’s about money and not money,” said the man, who shared his story in an anonymous post on Reddit, at the top of his post.

“It’s hurtful to be treated differently, and I know Reddit thinks that no one owes anyone anything, but I feel like a mother owes her children fair treatment.”

The disappointed son went on to explain that he is getting married in May, and while his father pays for his wedding like he did for his two sisters, his mother gave the two sisters a huge sum of money as a gift. while she offered him nothing.

“I don’t want to go into exact numbers, but it was extremely generous and probably more than a down payment for a house,” he noted.

The groom explained that the snub is due to his mother’s disapproval that his fiancee has $ 80,000 in student loans in his name, when he has none because he was fortunate enough to do so. pay his parents for his university studies.

The groom was so upset that he admitted to confronting his mother and warning her that her actions were intolerable and that she would suffer the consequences of his favoritism.

“My mother explained that my two brothers-in-law have no debt, so the money was to start a future, but she knows that if she gives me the money, it will go to the loan (real) and she thinks that ‘she shouldn’t be responsible for the college education of someone else’s child,’ the man recalls.

“I tried to explain that paying off this debt as soon as possible is in the best interest of my future.”

The poster’s mother said she discussed the matter with her husband and they both decided it was best not to offer them any money and that she would not change her mind .

Next, the poster revealed his ultimate decision: he would remove his mother from the marriage.

“She doesn’t like my fiancee.

“She doesn’t care about my future as much as that of my sisters.

“She plays favorites with her kids,” he explained.

He admitted that his whole family is furious and his sisters threatened not to come to the wedding if their mother wasn’t invited, but he ultimately feels like he made the best decision.

“My fiancee cried because she feels so supported, and it hurts but it has to be my priority,” he concluded.

While the poster was confident in their decision, the internet seemed to be a lot more indecisive about it.

“Yes, paying off loans is also an investment in your future. But think of it this way, ”suggested a Reddit user opposed to the groom.

“If your sisters’ marriages fall apart, they get a ‘payback’ on that investment (part of a house or equivalent value even if they are common names), with which they can comfortably recoup and restart.

“What do you get back from the loan repayment if you and your future wife separate?” “

However, another reader felt uncomfortable with the situation and said, “It just looks like, ‘You didn’t choose a rich woman so you have less money because I don’t. don’t want to pay off a poor person’s loans. ‘ “

A third person who sympathized with both sides said there should be a compromise.

“Agree that you are actually going to invest in a down payment on a house instead of paying off the loans.

“You still get the gift, but your mom doesn’t think her gift is, in her mind, ‘misused’,” they explained.

Of course, this isn’t the first time a bride or groom has taken a family member away from their wedding.

Another Reddit user previously claimed he took his sister off her special day, but she showed up in a white dress anyway.

Even more questionably, a bride threatened not to invite her parents to her wedding if they didn’t help her financially.

The man is now reprimanded by his whole family, but he sticks to his decision

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The man is now reprimanded by his whole family, but he sticks to his decisionCredit: Getty
My boyfriend’s sister didn’t invite me to her wedding but had her EX as a bridesmaid – so I made it there anyway

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India starts vaccinating teens as Omicron fears rise https://filigreemonograms.com/india-starts-vaccinating-teens-as-omicron-fears-rise/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 08:34:12 +0000 https://filigreemonograms.com/india-starts-vaccinating-teens-as-omicron-fears-rise/ Published on: 03/01/2022 – 09:34 New Delhi (AFP) – India extended the Covid vaccination to adolescents aged 15 to 18 on Monday, after authorities tightened restrictions in major cities to avoid a repeat of last year’s devastating epidemic. More than 200,000 people in India have died in a huge spring wave of Covid that overwhelmed […]]]>

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New Delhi (AFP) – India extended the Covid vaccination to adolescents aged 15 to 18 on Monday, after authorities tightened restrictions in major cities to avoid a repeat of last year’s devastating epidemic.

More than 200,000 people in India have died in a huge spring wave of Covid that overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums.

Health workers have since administered more than 1.4 billion doses of the vaccine, but less than half of India’s population is fully vaccinated, according to government data.

Hundreds of teenagers patiently lined up with their parents Monday morning outside a school turned into a makeshift medical center in the capital New Delhi.

“It’s really great to have your first vaccine,” said Soumadeep, 16, after receiving her first dose of Indian-made Covaxin.

“It’s like a New Years gift for the kids.”

Officials have expressed concern over the arrival of the Omicron coronavirus variant and a sudden increase in daily infections, with some of India’s largest urban centers imposing further restrictions last week.

New Delhi and the technology hub of Bangalore are subject to nighttime curfews from 10 p.m. each evening, with bars and restaurants in both cities being forced to operate at half capacity.

Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, has banned public gatherings of more than four people from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and restricted wedding ceremonies to 50 guests.

Authorities in India have expressed concern over the arrival of the Omicron coronavirus variant and a sudden increase in daily infections SHARMA AFP silver

Last year, the Delta variant wave hit after one of the world’s largest religious gatherings, the Kumbh Mela, which drew around 25 million Hindu pilgrims.

This festival, along with the state’s large election rallies, has been blamed by experts for fueling the outbreak.

India has the second highest number of cases in the world, with nearly 35 million confirmed infections.

Its 481,000 known deaths from Covid are the third highest, behind tolls in the United States and Brazil.

But underreporting is widespread, and some studies have estimated India’s true toll could be up to 10 times higher.

India will start rolling out booster vaccines for people over 60 from next Monday.

Despite a record rise in global infections, the Omicron outbreak has seen a less dramatic increase in hospital admissions, fueling hopes that the variant is less severe than the other strains.


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