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With This Pop Top I Thee Wed

Not content with Walmart hogging the spotlight with its summer wedding promotion [“What’s in Store” — Volume 13], the 99-Cent Only store in Lewisville, Texas, is offering an alternative. For just 99 cents, couples can get married in its store. “The whole idea is to draw attention to the ludicrousness of the extravagance of weddings,” said bargain shopping maven Sue Goldstein, who helped the store develop the service. (RC/Dallas Morning News) ...A 99-cent wedding? Big deal. What the world really needs is a 99-cent divorce.
Author’s Note: This story brought a remarkable letter from a priest. It’s on my blog, at https://thisistrue.com/99cent_divorce/
Original Publication Date: 15 July 2007
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 14.

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