- 6 years ago
- Wedding: January 2012
I went to one of DH’s cousins’ wedding this past Saturday. It was a great time. Darling Husband has a lot of cousins on that side of the family because his mom was one of five children. All the cousins are close, so it’s a party whenever they’re together.
Anyway, all the cousins and dates ended up together at one table during dinner. I sat next to M, who is fifteen and the youngest cousin on that side of the family. I was chatting with her about the bride and groom, and she said, “Anyway, I know they’re going to stay together because my sister was a eucharistic minister at their wedding.” I was confused and asked her to explain. She then pointed out that there have been six marriages in our generation on that side of the family. Of all of those, only the ones that had either M or her sister involved with the wedding have lasted:
Wedding #1: M brought up the gifts to the altar. The couple has been happily married for several years and just had their first child six months ago.
Wedding #2: Neither M nor her sister were involved. The couple was divorced in two and a half years.
Wedding #3: Neither M nor her sister were involved. The couple was divorced in four months.
Wedding #4 (that’s me and DH!): M’s sister did one of the readings. We’re still happily married.
Wedding #5: M and her sister handed out programs. The couple is still happily married.
Wedding #6: Her sister was a eucharistic minister. The couple will obviously remain happily married forever.
I busted out laughing and then made M and her sister share their theory with the rest of the table. The entire group cracked up… But a couple of the more serious unmarried couples looked like they were taking notes. I’ll bet M and her sister are involved with every single wedding from here on out.
Any of you have funny superstitions limited to your family alone?