Daily Archives: April 8, 2011

Good Value

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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