Wait. You don’t know about that?
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
When I was trying to figure out what the heck to use for each line of the stanza, I learned there was a follow up sentence: with a sixpence in her shoe.
But … why?
Who gives the bride a sixpence?
One telling of the legend is that back in the day, this sixpence was part of the dowry paid to the groom by the bride’s family. But I didn’t really like that idea.
Mostly because I don’t like the idea of a dowry. I mean, sure, yes, back in the day that worked for people. The dowry was paid to the groom, and his family, in exchange for them taking care of the bride for the rest of her days.
But, something tells me Destiny’s Child and all the women making their own money and all the mama who…