Jack Walker got a little choked up as he recited his wedding vows at the altar of First United Methodist Church in Bennettsville last week.
Gazing at his lovely bride, Bettie, and pledging to love her forever, he confessed later, "I almost didn't get through it."
Never mind that the Walkers, of Birmingham, Alabama, had said those words before - 70 years before, to be exact.
Courtesy and respect were back on the table at Monday's meeting of the Marlboro County Board of Education, as the board revisited a character education policy on which it had reached an impasse in July.
At issue was whether the words "please," "thank you," "sir" and "ma'am" should be removed from the policy.
A committee of school district employees has been reviewing all of its policies...