"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun." - Katharine Hepburn
Question #16654 posted on 07/18/2005 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Has anyone ever said anything to the part of the wedding "Speak now or forever hold your peace"? What happens?

- BobJoe

A: Dear BobJoe,

Oh yes. In my hometown in the Madreland this happened a lot, apparently. What usually happened was that an ex was egged on by alcohol-related fury during the ceremony. It was a small town with not lots to do.

On TV or in movies, there is either an embarrassed effort by friends of the couple to remove the objector asquickly as possible. Or, the objector is the harbringer of such bad news that the marriage is not finalized.

-la bamba