Monday, July 20, 2015

Random Weirdness: Say Yes to the Dress - Part 3!

Ahh, July is definitely the month for weddings (okay there are more weddings in June, but hey, let's not get picky.)  And with recent developments on the marriage scene, it's the perfect time to look back on how we got married in the 70s!

Of course the bride is beautiful because it's Kathy! duh!  In the traditional long dress or.....hey wait a that a wedding mini in the corner?!?!?   All I can say is "That's sooo 70s!"

Even at weddings, the 70s had a style all it's own.....

For example, the groomsmen were always well dressed in the finest polyester leisure suits that one could purchase form a catalog!

And the bride always had choices - as long as it was polyester.  At least the price was right:$55.00 for the dress, $35.00 for the headpiece.  Hmmm, maybe that would work when my daughters get married, then again maybe not.

Hey, this Penney's wedding dress is from 6 years earlier, and it's $10.00 more?  What gives?

More wedding minis!!  The moms do NOT seem pleased!

Let's not forget the bridesmaids dresses.  The goal here is to make them buy something that is completely impractical for any other occasion except maybe an antebellum southern ball.

I rest my case...........

We began with Aldens, why not end that way?  Here we have Karen as the bride and Kathy as a bridesmaid.  Even back then it was all about the dress as in "Say Yes to The Dress."  I always had a sneaky feeling that the whole thing was about that!  And know you know........



    John 3:5 Jesus answered. "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. (NKJV)

    Those who deny that Jesus was talking about water baptism present two conflicting possibilities. 1. That Jesus was referring to amniotic when He mentioned water. and 2. That Jesus was saying that water was referring to the Holy Spirit.

    1.Did Jesus really mean that a qualification to enter the kingdom of God was you must be born of amniotic fluid?

    2. To say that water is synonymous with the Holy Spirit, then John 3:5 would be translated as such. Unless one is born of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God. There is no Bible translation that translates it that way.

    John 3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (NKJV)

    Jesus said you must be born again. Being born of amniotic fluid is being born the first time. It is not being born again. Natural childbirth is not a requirement to enter the kingdom of God.

    When Jesus said you must be born of water He clearly meant water baptism.

    When Jesus said you must be born of Spirit He certainly meant the Holy Spirit.

    Nicodemus was confused about being born again, he was not confused about being born the first time.

    Being born of water is a requirement to enter the kingdom of God. That is an undeniable fact.


  2. Back to our regular programming....

    When my wife and I were married in the late 70s, she made her own dress. I was stylin' in a 3-piece leisure suit (denim--no polyester for me), about the same color of blue as the guy on the right in the 2nd photo. Our biggest expense was $40 for a wedding cake. That was about our limit in finances as poor college students.
    When my daughter got married, she spent about $500 on her dress. Considering that some brides spend thousands on their dress, I guess I was lucky!

    1. Oh, now that I opened the blog do I understand your first sentence (I saw your comment on GMail first.

      Yep, we were about the same: my wife borrowed her dress, we scraped by on everything else, the whole thing cost only a few hundred dollars (most of that was feeding and watering my friends at the reception.) My how things have changed!