La pidió

My brother-in-law’s sister just got engaged. In a quaint use of tradition at its best, he went to her parents with his mother and step-father to ask for her hand in marriage.

La pidió.

I’m amazed. In all the years I’ve lived in Houston I’ve never heard of someone here actually doing this. I’ve heard about it in Mexico. I’ve been involved in an engagement where this was done. But not here.

It makes me wonder what wonderful traditions we’re leaving by the wayside. It makes me Gonder what quaint little cultural norms we’re erasing, one day at a time.

But not today. Today my brother-in-law’s sister is engaged. I can’t wait to see the wedding.

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