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>Yeah, I only have the one suit

>The fathers-of-the-groom walking up the aisle at Ethan and Becca’s wedding in Sedona last Saturday. The monsoon took down the chuppah but we all soldiered on, and there was nary a drop during the ceremony. The officiant said that there was an ancient Sedona tradition (uh-huh) that rain on a wedding day was good luck, but come on–what else are they going to say?

Roger Sutton About Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.



  1. >Mazal tov!

  2. >Congratulations! (Why does anyone need more than one suit anyway?)

  3. >I’m torn. On the one hand, I think Roger could use a new suit because I’ve SEEN this one, bored now, entertain me. On the other hand, I haven’t actually met Roger in the flesh in 20 years. We’re in the same business– I know I’ll run into him someday, and I am kinda counting on recognizing the suit. “Oh, Roger, you haven’t changed a bit!” Yeah, like that.

  4. >OMG–I think I have the identical suit, which I bought for an in-law lawn wedding circa 1988! Maybe from the same downtown Chicago retailer. Mine doesn’t fit nearly so well anymore, nor could I tie a bow so nicely. Congratulations to parents and newlyweds alike!

  5. >BTW it’s an old ITALIAN proverb — “sposa bagnata, sposa fortunata.” Roughly: a rained-on bride is a lucky bride.

    Doesn’t say anything about changing one’s luck, suit-wise, however…

  6. >I was a rained-on bride and we had a wonderful 44 year marriage until my husband’s death.

    Mazel tov, groom’s fathers.


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