Sarah G. Candler, MD, MPH
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Audio. Virginia L. Hood, MD, Annals Associate Editor, reads "We Didn't Get Cold Feet," by S.G. Candler.
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David M. Sack, MD, FACP
September 20, 2017
I want to extend my sympathies to you, Sarah, and your intended. Our son and his fiance had to call off their wedding set for Labor Day with 150 guests flying in from around the country. We in CT could only judge from TV videos what the situation was, and it looked bad. It was a heartbreaking decision for our future daughter-in-law to postpone the wedding celebration she had planned for a year, but they knew by Wednesday that the flooding had them licked. Nonetheless, they were determined to marry come hell or high water. And so they did. We flew in from CT and our other son and his family from CA. The couple were married by a Justice of the Peace before a very small group of family in a makeshift chapel. Family members briefly interrupted efforts to salvage their own homes or to help others. The kids plan to hold the elaborate part of the celebration next spring. We all realized that calling off a wedding is really an insignificant disappointment in the face of a disaster such as Harvey. Perhaps the newlyweds will embark on marriage with a well-calibrated sense of priorities. They did carry on with their honeymoon plans to fly off to Fiji the next day - perhaps to take the waters?
Candler SG. We Didn't Get Cold Feet. Ann Intern Med. ;167:599. doi: 10.7326/M17-2364
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2017;167(8):599.
Published at www.annals.org on 12 September 2017
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