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Kottke column: When farmers go courting

1:32 PM, Oct. 25, 2013
Colleen Kottke
Colleen Kottke
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Just yesterday I watched still another niece walk down the aisle and enter into the bonds of holy matrimony.

When my grandmother was a girl, those marrying in the month of June were said to be blessed with luck throughout their marriage. Some say the tradition to marry in spring was based on romantic, mythical folklore. However, if you search a little more closely, practicality may be the real driving force behind this wedding trend - especially long ago in rural areas.

Back in the day, couples often chose a wedding date based on planting and harvest time. Having a June wedding meant a possible ...

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