October 2, 2010 |
Question: I can't have all my eight BFFs in my wedding, and I can't choose without hurting feelings, so I let them all know I was leaving it up to chance - they drew straws, and three randomly chosen friends are now my bridal party. Now I find out the one I've known the longest is hurt that I didn't pick her. Others have said they wouldn't mind if I added her, but I feel like that would open a can of worms. Is this too dumb to even devote mental energy to? Answer: Hurt feelings are never "too dumb" for our attention.
May 12, 2010 |
Dear Amy: I'm a bridesmaid for an old friend this summer, and she has chosen a three-day destination bachelorette party. She paid for her own air and hotel but expects her bridal party to pay for our costs and hers for the entire weekend, including all drinks, meals, transportation, and shows. I expected to buy her a gift and a drink here and there, but everything, all weekend? Every time I open my inbox there's another e-mail suggesting another expensive activity. The other bridesmaids don't seem to agree with me that this is getting ridiculous (the e-mails are coming from them)
May 18, 2011 |
Back in 2009, when Brooklyn-based dancer Jessica Williams taught a friend, her fiancee, and their bridal party an exuberant Bollywood-style dance number for their wedding reception, the response was overwhelming. "Everyone went so nuts for this dance - people were standing up, taking pictures and video-recording it. And then, after it was all said and done, everyone wanted to do it again," Williams said. "I was leading dances for the rest of the night - and that's when a lightbulb went off in my head, that there's a huge need for this.
November 18, 2011
DEAR ABBY: My fiancé, "Todd," and I have been together for four years. He proposed this summer, and our wedding is planned for next year. I thought planning our wedding would be fun, but it has turned out to be a nightmare. I want orange as our primary color, but now Todd is saying he "hates" the color orange, although he never mentioned it before. I tried to get him to agree to pair it with a color of his choice, but he refused. Todd is being unreasonable and will not agree with me on the color.
June 5, 1992 |
State authorities have begun a rigid crackdown on unlicensed limousine companies in the Philadelphia area, using sting operations to catch drivers and owners of the illegal services. The driver of one unlicensed limousine operation was caught yesterday after an undercover officer for the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) posed as an out-of-town real estate speculator to book the limo. The driver, Patrick E. Lynch of Albert Ettorre Limo Services, looked astonished behind the wheel of his Lincoln Towncar as a PUC officer in an unmarked car cut off his exit from a hotel parking lot in Concordville, Delaware County, where Lynch was to pick up his fare.
October 28, 2009 |
Position: First base Height, weight: 6-4, 260 Age: 29. Birthdate: Nov. 19, 1979 Hometown: St. Louis Years pro: 5 How acquired: Drafted by the Phillies in the fifth round of the 2001 amateur draft. This year: Howard is again in the middle of the National League MVP race after he hit .279 with 45 home runs and 141 RBI in the regular season. Even when he struggles to hit for average - he's a career .279 hitter - Howard has the ability to carry a team with his production numbers.
June 30, 2010 |
Dear Amy: We recently attended a wedding that was a fiasco. The groom had too much to drink, and when he was asked to calm down he totally lost it. He punched his brother and another boy who was in the bridal party. At one point, he had his father-in-law in a headlock and was hitting him. The father of the bride canceled the wedding and asked all the guests to leave. He said: "I paid for this wedding and I will cancel it. " He said all gifts would be returned. The mother of the groom took the gifts home and has yet to return them.
November 13, 1986 |
Jordan Goldwire and Lillian Tyler of Philadelphia were to be married in their house by their minister, but the clergyman never showed up. After waiting an hour, the young couple decided that they should make other arrangements, and a quick look in the phone book helped them find a solution. Two hours later Goldwire and Tyler became husband and wife at Yerkes Wedding Salon, 417 Baltimore Pike in East Lansdowne, where they were just one of 16 happy couples who will share Nov. 1 as their wedding anniversary.
October 8, 2010
DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend "Chucky" and I have been together for a while, and things are starting to get serious. I'm 15, and he's almost 18. I'm falling in love with him, which has never happened with any other guy. I really think he's "The One. " Chucky proposed, but it isn't official yet. I still have no ring, but I'm thinking of accepting. Now he says he wants a baby. I'm too young to be having a baby, but he says he'll take care of me if it happens. I trust him, but I don't know what to believe.
September 30, 1986 |
All bridesmaids accompanied by a paying member of the bridal party were not admitted free. Ticketholders packing two bananas in their No. 2 brown bags were not given two tickets to the second 1987 Phillies home game. Paul Richardson's pregame organ selections did not include "Second Hand News" and others laced with the word "second. " An orchestra of second fiddles, or a group of Mummers from Second Street, did not play the national anthem. Maybe Bill Giles knew something we and 14,355 paying customers did not. Maybe he sensed that rookie Mike Maddux - a seven-strikeout winner in his last start against the Cardinals - was due to pitch like Lester Maddox again, and that reliever Michael Jackson would pitch like Janet Jackson (no relation)