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Fri, 01-07-2011 - 3:37pm

It's been a while. I was just reading the updates above. It is almost scary to read them as our 23 son is soon to embark on his own marriage. His story...

After graduation ds went

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In reply to: mc236
Fri, 01-07-2011 - 3:47pm

How great to hear from you, mc! Gosh - can you believe our boys are all in their 20's now? I remember when they were all young to mid teens! Sounds like life is good for you andyour family. And you're right - we always worry about our kids, no matter how old they are!

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In reply to: mc236
Fri, 01-07-2011 - 5:20pm

Time flies.. I remember you from

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In reply to: mc236
Fri, 01-07-2011 - 7:04pm

The fact that she is Indian AND Catholic makes it very likely she is in this for the long haul.

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In reply to: mc236
Fri, 01-07-2011 - 9:54pm

How nice to read your update MC. Congrats to your ds on his engagement, I hope that the immigration paperwork moves quickly. Are you saving for a trip to India for the traditional wedding? Watching Monsoon Wedding?

Its good that things are going well for your family. Keep us posted as things develop.

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Sat, 01-08-2011 - 7:06pm

Good to hear from you, mc!

                        Calmama54, from the beautiful


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In reply to: mc236
Sat, 01-22-2011 - 9:58am

We tried watching Monsoon Wedding last night. No offense, but ICK! We finally gave up on it.

Yes we are saving for a trip to India. I don't want to miss my son's wedding! :O

We are looking forward to the wedding. It will consist of days of activities and a whole lot of cultural experiences. I've been told I'll be wearing a sari and dh also will be in traditional Indian dress. It should be fun.

Unfortunately, I'm afraid the actual wedding will be later rather than sooner. Ds and his fiance are hoping for October. I don't think it is going to happen. The fiance visa is 6-8 months for clearance. Then they have to fly her over, have a simple civil ceremony and file that paperwork before she can leave the country to go back for the real wedding. What a mess.

In the meantime, we'll need to know the date of the wedding before we can apply for a travel visa to India. That too takes time.

I feel for ds and his df. It will be a long year this year for the pair of them.

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In reply to: mc236
Sat, 01-22-2011 - 10:00am

I was more concerned about the cultural differences than the racial differences, until today anyway. I got to thinking, he'll be living in Louisiana. I can't help but wonder if there will be more challenges for them in the deep south, than if they were moving in other areas of the country. Hopefully all will be fine.

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In reply to: mc236
Sat, 01-22-2011 - 12:09pm

What exactly didn't you like? I was thinking of that movie mainly for the scenes depicting traditional wedding festivities such as an adorned elephant, I think that those scenes were later in the film (although the romance developing between the maid and the "wedding planner" was sweet in its simplicity, in contrast to the overly-orchestrated arranged marriage). I hope I'm not confusing this with some other movie, my memory is not what it used to be LOL.

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Mon, 01-31-2011 - 9:51am

We are talking about the same movie. I'm just finding it too slow for my taste I guess. I may finish it out in bits, possibly...

We are planning on 2 weeks for the trip, which includes 3 days recoup when we get back before returning to work, ( we found out on our European cruise, I don't handle jetlag well.), 2 days of travel, and 9 days in India. I don't know how many days will be needed for the wedding proper, I'm guessing between 4-5 days. I'm hoping for at least 3-4 days of touring while we are there. I figure a day trip to Agra for the Taj Mahal and a fort there, and couple of days in Delhi for the sites there. The wedding is in Chandigarh, not as much of a tourist area, but I'm certain we'll see something in the local area there as well. If we have the time, which I doubt, we'll try to squeeze in Jaipur, but I'm not counting on it. I have a TON of research to do in the coming months.

He has set the date in late October. I think it is premature, given they have a long ways to go on the immigration, but I get the feeling he was under the gun to do so. They don't believe in long engagements in India. We will wait for legal matters to progress before booking our tickets, but we will hope all goes as planned for them.

He was due back in the US this last weekend. I'm hoping he'll call this week. So many questions for him....