Revealing that I was married in Canada sometimes invites questions.
Well, what better occasion to address those queries than Canada Day?
Q: Does getting married in Canada count here in the U.S.?
A: As far as I know, it does.
Q: Do you have to bow to the queen of England?
A: No. But I would want to be polite. And I like corgis.
Q: Does getting married in Canada mean you buy the NHL’s rationale for allowing fighting in hockey?
Q: Does getting married in Canada imply that you are not a loyal American?
A: Take off, eh!
Q: Did you play songs by Rush at your wedding?
A: No. But I have nothing against Rush.
Q: Did you and your wife go to the Neil Young concert last time he was in Spokane?
A: We did.
Q: In what province were you hitched?
Q: Before you were married, what was the location of your “best date”?
Q: Did you know that much of the movie “Roxanne” was filmed just up the road in Nelson, B.C.?
A: I did.
Q: What do you think of the Canadian national anthem?
A: “O Canada” is great.
Q: Did you know that there are quite a few transplanted Canadians living in the Spokane area?
A: Yes. They tend to be terrific people.
Q: When you get married in Canada, do you have wear a beaver hat and exchange vows via loon calls?
Q: Ever tasted poutine?
Q: Does getting married in Canada mean you have to say your vows in both English and French?
A: It does not.
Q: Did you know “Hockey Night in Canada” gasbag Don Cherry spent a year in Spokane in the 1960s?
Q: Where does the government’s hard copy of your marriage paperwork reside?
Q: It takes a pretty big ego to interview yourself, doesn’t it?
A: I’m an American.
Q: How long do marriages made in Canada last?
Today’s Slice question: What’s your Second Half of the Year’s resolution?
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.