Four Weddings & A Lunch Hour in a Single Afternoon.


Good Afternoon:

The huge number of weddings at San Francisco’s City Hall, but I never saw such variety of weddings in a single afternoon before. During my walk to the City’s Department of Human Resources, I passed two such celebrations. First, a small party dancing after a traditional civil ceremony.


The fact the the groom is also a woman does not make this wedding any less traditional. Welcome to San Francisco, where we invent our centuries-old traditions on the fly. Turning to my right, I walked into an unusually extravagant wedding; you normally don’t see lion dancers and tourists.

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Walking past City Hall on the return trip, I saw this military wedding party.


And during my second trip to the City’s DHR on that day, a woman waving to her soon-to-be spouse; either the bride was early or he (perhaps she?) was late.


But people do more than get married in San Francisco. They work, too, and when they work, they take lunch breaks. We have so many construction projects in the neighborhood that I have no idea where they work, but you can tell they work hard for the meal.

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Vonn Scott Bair



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