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    Common law marriage here in the US can get pretty sticky.

    A few states expressly recognize it and a few have expressly abolished it.

    https://www.ncsl.org/human-services/...riage-by-state
    Tulach Ard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Aha! A historical context.
    I was wondering about this “jumping the broom” thing too. So are we talking more of colonial adaptations to fit the circumstance, rather than a general Scottish procedure?
    Not an area of study for me, but passing mentions in what I was reading at times made reference to these practices. I have the impression that these both have roots in both Celtic
    and African traditions. Exactly what those roots were and the form they had elsewhere, I am not well informed of enough to be quoted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tripleblessed View Post
    Not an area of study for me, but passing mentions in what I was reading at times made reference to these practices. I have the impression that these both have roots in both Celtic
    and African traditions. Exactly what those roots were and the form they had elsewhere, I am not well informed of enough to be quoted.
    You may be right on these matters, but I have no idea about these things other than passing comments made by others on this website, which I cannot relate to one bit.
    Last edited by Jock Scot; 19th August 23 at 12:47 PM.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    my wife and I

    we did one for our 40th wedding Anniversary. We did some research and it was really special. (although we'd probably have had a great time with a regular party) Most of us wore kilts, my son officiated, entered to "Highland Cathedral", had archery and ax throwing (granted little kids ax throwing and archery playset) and stone put.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Father Bill View Post

    Some people just like handfasting, sand ceremonies, unity candles and all sorts of things.
    And hiring a piper!!

    Which I highly recommend
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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