Thursday, February 21, 2013

Week 8; wedding memories

Most of the wedding memories we talked about this week were nice; people have attended weddings where the happy couple has really been happy and beautiful and deeply in love, and also the wedding arrangements have been working very well. There was actually only one wedding memory of a dreadful wedding. In this occasion, many of the guests got too drunk and as a result, started to pick a fight with other guests. Understandably, the rest of the wedding party felt very uncomfortable and couldn't get home fast enough.

Some of the participants in the discussion groups have been married for a long time. In fact, there is one student who will celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary with her husband this August, and an another one who will have her 30th wedding anniversary in the spring! Those are quite remarkable achievements in today's world where divorce is not only possible but actually quite a common solution for many couples.

I thought that next week we could talk about two separate topics: first we could discuss weddings a bit further (compare wedding traditions in different countries and cultures), and then we could also talk about some current events (like for instance the Nordic World Ski Championships in Val di Fiemme).

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