February 06, 2006

Father Andy

Old Mac friend Andy Ihnatko tells how he got to perform a wedding in San Francisco.

Shawn suggested that I become an ordained minister of the Universal Life Church (your basic "Visit a website and print off an ordination certificate" solution) but I dismissed this idea immediately. The ULC is a punchline to a bad joke, and there was a far more dignified solution available: I could become a Deputy Commissioner of Marriages in the City of San Francisco, County of San Francisco, State of California. By coincidence, I'd heard of this gambit last summer. It's a fascinating concept: You show up at City Hall, you sign some papers, and just like that you become 007, Licensed to Marry for a single 24-hour period.
Posted by jackhodgson at February 6, 2006 05:58 PM