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  1. #1
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    Smile Bride calls off wedding, throws party for the homeless

    EVERETT, Wash. -- A young woman decided to call off her wedding 12 days before the event and her parents knew they'd be stuck with the bill, so they decided to have a party anyway and invited the homeless.

    Residents of the Interfaith Family Shelter, housed in a former convent across from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church where the wedding had been scheduled, attended the bash thrown by Katie Hosking, 22, a medical assistant at the Everett Clinic, and her parents, Bill and Susan Hosking of Lake Stevens.

    "They had a DJ and really good music. It was a warm, friendly atmosphere. The food was delicious. It was a nice break with people not worrying about anything for one night," shelter manager Carol Oliva said. "Toward the end of the evening, they packed up all the leftover food and we got to bring it back to the shelter."


    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/...eled%20Wedding

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    Well now...there is a bride with cold feet that I can respect!! Too bad a certain unnamed runaway bride couldn't be so thoughtful
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon25
    EVERETT, Wash. -- A young woman decided to call off her wedding 12 days before the event and her parents knew they'd be stuck with the bill, so they decided to have a party anyway and invited the homeless.

    Residents of the Interfaith Family Shelter, housed in a former convent across from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church where the wedding had been scheduled, attended the bash thrown by Katie Hosking, 22, a medical assistant at the Everett Clinic, and her parents, Bill and Susan Hosking of Lake Stevens.

    "They had a DJ and really good music. It was a warm, friendly atmosphere. The food was delicious. It was a nice break with people not worrying about anything for one night," shelter manager Carol Oliva said. "Toward the end of the evening, they packed up all the leftover food and we got to bring it back to the shelter."


    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/...eled%20Wedding
    Send this to Jennifer.....
    Oh, am I bad........

    Hats off to the young Lady......

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    What a semi happy ending! Much better than NO PARTY and to think...there will probably be no divorce later. Kudos to this smart woman! Sorry about the $$ paid...but you all know you have to do this stuff way in advance...at least it just wasn't cancelled and NOTHING
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    A very classy way to say no wedding! She not only said no wedding, she turned into a party for the less fortunate!
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Gee, why couldn't Jenny Wilbanks have done this???
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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    This is absolutely the coolest thing I have ever heard. Kudos to her and her family. No waste just recycle and help those who are less fortunate. I just can't say enough. I guess this is integrity....put that in the dictionary.Yay, my faith gets re-affirmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concernedperson
    This is absolutely the coolest thing I have ever heard. Kudos to her and her family. No waste just recycle and help those who are less fortunate. I just can't say enough. I guess this is integrity....put that in the dictionary.Yay, my faith gets re-affirmed.
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    BTW-Thanks for the link sharon25.

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    I am truely awed by her generous spirt. Her parents should be proud of her and she should be proud of them. They raised a good one. It's better to step back a few days before instead of marrying the wrong person just because you feel like it's too late to back out.

    A wonderful example of making the best of a bad situation.

    BIG STANDING

    to the ex-bride and her parents.
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