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  • When my brother, Jay, was planning his wedding, all the groomsmen were going to be in kilts. Therefore, the ring bearers would also wear kilts. I was asked if I would make them. Of course, I would! Our sister, Tee, had to explain to her son, Bug, what a kilt was. He was about 5 years old at the time.

    Tee showed Bug a picture of a kilt on the internet.

    Bug: Well, um. It looks like.....

    Tee: Yeah, what does it look like?

    - pause -

    Bug: (very reluctantly): Well, it looks like......it looks like a skirt!

    Tee: Yes, it does but it is a kilt and men wear them.

    (Tee goes on to explain what kilts are who wears them, why, and how they are connected to our family history.)

    Bug: (with deep suspicion in his voice): Does Uncle Jay know about this?

    Tee: Yes, he has. It is his idea. He is wearing one and so is Granddad. Tia is going to make you one to wear so you will match. Will you wear one, too?

    Bug: (with much conviction): You can tell Tia, I'll be wearing pants!
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