March 17, 2016 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm #1143018
at 15, 30, 45 and 00 I’ll be calling for a fresh glass of Whisky.
Are you sure you’ll still be able to notice my picking my nose after all that? Maybe I better’d come early.March 17, 2016 4:54 pm at 4:54 pm #1143019
If I keep a fresh glass of whisky in my hand and sip occasionally I’ll eat far less than if my hands are free.
If you arrive early you will be more than welcome to choose your own seat at the tisch. Late arrivals will be kept in the lobby. That’s the Yekkah in me. If you’re not 20 minutes early you’re late.
Remember, no gifts, just best wishes.March 17, 2016 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm #1143020nfgo3Member
If you are not inviting me, I don’t care.March 18, 2016 3:42 am at 3:42 am #1143021yehudayonaParticipant
I think it’s remarkable that you’re in touch with your third cousins. I have only a vague idea of who my second cousins are.March 18, 2016 4:07 am at 4:07 am #1143022
I totally want to come now. This sounds good.March 18, 2016 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm #1143023
way back in 1918 my great-great grandfather’s children established a foundation and bought a cemetery for his descendants. More important than just providing burial was the twice monthly social gatherings.
Some had moved to Brooklyn or CT or New Jersey back then. This kept the family together.
We don’t meet twice a month anymore, we meet 4 times each year, in NYC, the suburbs, Florida and California and occasionally in Israel.
It is always amazing to meet a 3rd or 4th cousin (or for my grandchildren a 5th or 6th cousin) and find there are similar traits, likes and dislikes that still exist.March 18, 2016 1:43 pm at 1:43 pm #1143024
Since meeting and identifying fellow CR members would spoil the freedom we have to post. Just let me know your libation of choice and I’ll hoist one in your honorMarch 18, 2016 2:07 pm at 2:07 pm #1143025☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
CTLAWYER, we know the real reason you disinvited popa is because you’re afraid of how he’ll act, but trust me, I know popa better than you. He’s kidding; he’ll behave himself.March 18, 2016 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm #1143026The QueenParticipant
Sparkling grape juice.March 18, 2016 3:46 pm at 3:46 pm #1143027
I’ve been to two weddings so far of people I originally met on the CR. I did not drink heavily at either.March 18, 2016 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #1143028☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
What do you consider “heavily”?March 18, 2016 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm #1143029
What do you consider “heavily”?
Kallah k’mos shehi.March 18, 2016 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #1143030squeakParticipant
“That’s the Yekkah in me. If you’re not 20 minutes early you’re late.”March 20, 2016 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #1143031
You arrive near the location 20 minutes early. You have time to park. Get out of the car leisurely. Check and adjust your clothing. Make sure you have everything your are supposed to bring with you. Turn your phone to vibrate so it will not disturb anyone. Approx 2 minutes before the stated time you approach the doors to the establishment. Then you have time to go hang your coat in the cloakroom and present yourself on time at the event.
Never would you actually enter before the stated time, that is inconsiderate. Punctuality means Not 7:59, Not 8:01, but 8:00.
Fashionably late is never in fashion, it’s just late.
And the full quotation is “better late than never, BUT BETTER NEVER LATE.”March 20, 2016 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm #1143032Abba_SParticipant
Mazel Tov on the wedding. I don’t know how far it is from NYC but I assume it is at least 2-3 hours from NYC. I am also assuming it’s on a Sunday. I would not be offended in the least, who would want to get up for a 7 Am minyan on Sunday if there is even is one in order so that you can start your trip by 8 to get to the wedding on time. I would be thankful that you even consider us New Yorkers and provided a dinner where we could also celebrate the wedding joy with you.
That being said there are people who may feel insulted that they weren’t invited to the actual wedding. In all probabilities even if they had been invited I believe the vast majority of New Yorkers would not attend especially if it was called for 10:30 AM.
Weddings never seem to start on time so if it’s called for 10:30 it will start around 11:00. The wedding ceremony will take about a half hour and the dinner should take 2-3 hours. It’s over by 2 giving you an hour to change into another outfit, which is no big deal for us guys but maybe to short for the women. Also the caterer has to clean up which takes some time.
By 3 you have to be on the way to NYC for the wedding banquet. By 6 your at the hall the women are in the hall fixing themselves up. By 6:30-7 the smorgasbord is being served, by 8:30 dinner is served. It probably is not going to be over before 12:00 so I would recommend that you sleep over rather than drive back that night as most accident happen between 12:00 and 3:00 in the morning.
Please note I am not a wedding planer just giving you some good advice.March 20, 2016 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm #1143033
Most people coming to the Chuppah and luncheon are not from NYC. We live 60 minutes drive on a Sunday morning from midtown Manhattan.
The wedding will start on time (my maternal side is Yekkah). We expect to wind things up in CT by 2:30.
The evening in NY starts at 7 cocktail hour/schmorg with 8PM dinner/dancing
The cocktail hour can be that short as there is no time needed for Tisch/TaNayim/Badecken…it’s not a wedding but a feast celebrating a wedding.
While you have made the assumption that the ladies will be making themselves ready in the hall, that is not the case. Mrs. CT Lawyer has taken over two beauty salons/spas for that purpose adjoining the venue.
The evening will wrap up by midnight. Monday is a workday for many. We have reserved a block of hotel rooms and will not return to CT until Monday mid day.
BUT…just so you know. we married off one daughter and 2 foster nieces from our home with Sunday brunch weddings and no one complained about going to a 7am minyan in order to travel. I go to a minyan before 7 every day, what’s the big deal? I don’t understand the sleep late on Sunday mishegas. I get up at 4:30 every dayMarch 21, 2016 2:31 am at 2:31 am #1143034The QueenParticipant
“I don’t understand the sleep late on Sunday mishegas. I get up at 4:30 every day”
I don’t understand the getting up at 4:30 any day (except for selichos) never mind every day. I dream of the day when I don’t have to wake up early for toddlers and can sleep late on Sunday again! It’s all about the circadian rhythm and whether you are naturally an owl or a lark. Neither is a mishegas, just how Hashem made you.March 21, 2016 10:45 am at 10:45 am #1143035
Yes, it is all about rhythm and sleeping late on Sunday would disrupt that.
I come from a family of early risers. This is ‘my time’ to read, learn, enjoy a cup of coffee out of doors in good weather or looking out at the woods and animals in bad weather.
We have a home that is more than 200 years old. There are 5 fireplaces. This morning, I raked the coals and added logs to take a chill off from the overnight snow.
I also let the four dogs out to run and play in the fenced yard.
When they were young and at home, I would often make fresh cooked/baked breakfast for the children.March 21, 2016 9:15 pm at 9:15 pm #1143036B1g B0yParticipant
What does the dogs being young and at home have to do with making breakfast for the children?March 21, 2016 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm #1143037golferParticipant
And Ah Freilichen Purim to you too, BB!March 21, 2016 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm #1143038
When the dogs age they like to sleep in………..
Our 16 year old Dalmatian doesn’t rise before 9:30.
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