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Ivan Head: ‘Christening Parties hit $50,000’ and ‘Minerva’s Owl’

Christening Parties hit $50,000 Old Baptism was as much an exorcism, which seems a little odd since the Catechism decreed that baby’s soul comes not from Mum and Dad but directly from the hand of God. Casting out the devil is now a blot on the Christening Stylist’s theme: the spectacular tiny frock, five-star venue, silver memento, the mega-feast and the lavish $50,000 lot. In my own case I’m just thankful too many genes did not mal-align, that some good has been expressed in what was assigned on the chocolate wheel of life. To think otherwise seems to be malign.…

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