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Pete Schoder of San Pedro, California sent us this note: 90732 Newly added to our wedding service is the ceremony of lighting the Wedding Candle by the bride and groom. Explaining the procedure ahead of time, I tell the couple they each take a small burning candle, representing their solitary life thus far, and together they light the large, middle, Wedding Candle. When they put their small candles back into holders, they can either extinquish them, or leave them burning to represent their unique personalities. During the wedding it is interesting to see whether they leave the individual candles aglow or put them out. At a recent wedding, the bride and groom put the individual candles back into their holders with the flames burning. Then the bride, an impish gleam in her eye, bent over and blew out her husband’s candle. The congregation burst into laughter. When I told of the incident at a ministerial meeting, Father Tom Glen commented wryly,…

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