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Old 07-01-2008, 08:07 AM   #1
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Sixpence poem for bride's shoe?

Does anyone know the poem that is for the bride about having a sixpence in her shoe. I know the

Something old,
Something blue
and a sixpence in her shoe

one, but I used to have another longer one about it.I may be remembering wrong and it may be a penny or a shilling but the poem was longer.
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"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence for her shoe."

That's the only one I know.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:28 AM   #3
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Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and... a Lucky Sixpence in her Shoe!

A Sixpence in her Shoe
Of course brides marry for love, but what bride wouldn't want to beckon in wealth and prosperity on their wedding day? Well, now you can, by reviving a little known tradition popular in Victorian times. When it comes to weddings, we all know a bride needs "something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue," but how many of you know the last line "and a sixpence in her shoe?" It's true. The sixpence was introduced into nuptial rituals in sixteenth century England as a sign of wealth and prosperity. Traditionally the father of the bride places the sixpence in the left foot shoe just before the wedding to bring her financial luck in marriage. Unfortunately, this rare coin went out of mint about forty years ago, thus accounting for its lack of popularity within most wedding ceremonies. But now, this antique token is back and brides have the opportunity to complete the last sacrament of this age-old adage. Each sixpence purchased will be packaged along side a sentimental card that can be kept in a wedding album or handed down through generations. Remember, something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue simply isn't enough anymore. Purchase a sixpence to fulfill the tradition and seal the prosperity of your marriage!
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:35 AM   #4
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When I learned it, it had already been "Americanized" to say and a lucky penny for her shoe. I decided that a penny minted in each of our birth years would be lucky, so that's what I "wore."

We're going on 32 years of marriage, so it didn't hurt any.
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My MIL gave me the sixpence that she had used on her wedding day along with the poem and a personal note written in calligraphy.

I framed it and put the sixpence in it for now and have it hung with my wedding pictures. I will pass it on to my daughters when the time comes.
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