The Loose Blogging Consortium challenge this week comes from Ramana.
Modern vs. Western Values
Do you think he sits up all night to think of these difficult topics?
I thought I was modern and I live in the West.
Will that do? No?
You want to know my value?
Ok! Now let me think……..
A bride price was a sum of money paid as a gesture of sincerity. This is similar to the modern engagement ring except that the bride price usually went to the bride’s father and was usually just a token.
In my case things were a little different. Jack presented me with a beautiful engagement ring of twelve deep-set diamonds on a platinum band. Unbeknownst to me, my father paid Jack to take me off his hands!!
You don’t believe me? Well he did!
Daddy gave Jack a silver sixpence.
I no longer have Daddy
I no longer have Jack
I no longer have the engagement ring (burglers decided their need was greater than mine).
But, I still have the silver sixpence!
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