Child Bride  

rm_silkditty 67F
12408 posts
5/20/2006 11:16 am
Child Bride

I live in a transitional neighborhood where it's getting hip to live. To the north is a Mexican neighborhood where I like to go running.

I've had people tell me I'm brave to go running there. Bad Al told me that the neighborhood is home to the oldest gang in LA.

But I find people to be friendly, some of them wave and say "hi" to the white-haired gringa as I pass by.

Today I saw a small procession led by a little princess. She was dressed all in white, in a long satin dress with a veil on top of her head, holding the hands of her two younger siblings and leading with them. Behind were some more children, and an old man.

At first I thought it was her first communion, the child bride being led to Christ. But then I thought, "Hmmmm, it's Saturday, strange to have a first communion on Saturday."

And the little girl had make-up on, looking much like a child beauty queen, too seductive for church, but what do I know. I haven't been in a Catholic church for years.

I passed by the little group again as I returned from my run, this time minus the girl. She had been delivered up to someone, somewhere, for some reason I can only muse about.

Good thing priests are into little boys and not little girls.

rm_AnOddGirl 58F
3469 posts
5/20/2006 12:00 pm

Arranged marriage?


wickedeasy 68F  
31113 posts
5/20/2006 12:58 pm

now that would drive me nuts - i'd have to know

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

ilsuconu 57M

5/20/2006 5:43 pm

Kind of makes one wonder...

But on a lighter note (sure glad you said you haven't been in a Catholic church in awhile... I wouldn't say this if you had been):

What do you call a nun who sleep-walks?

A Roamin' Catholic!

ba-da-ba-DA! (that's a drum roll thingy!)

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