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Bent Lawyers - solicitors, Barristers whatever, they fiddle the system bend the Law and are by any standard -- criminals, and what they do proves this. The fine bears this out, but sadly, it does not mean that things will get better for the public. Solicitors are in the main, arrogant and believe themselves to be above the law, and that's what infuriates ordinary people who are forced to use them or come in contact with this profession.

Complaints were found to take months, and then get referred back to the lawyer with no action taken. Calls for an Independent body to investigate are always thrown aside by the profession and it' s easy to see why. In they were fined yet again for not having an adequate system for dealing with complaints and bent Lawyers, this despite giving assurances in the previous year to improve matters. They even played down the complaints by halving them to 10, massaging the figures, not unlike the Government.

They conceded that in that particular year there had been 17, complaints lodged, 45 solicitors struck off, another 32 suspended and 42 were fined. Morrison was 'stonewalled' by the Solicitors Complaints Bureau for five years! Pensioner 77yr-old Peggy Wood battled with the Law society and Solicitors Complaints Bureau for 16 years and sadly lost.

She made a complaint about her solicitors acting under a conflict of interest. She squared up to The Law Society and that was her mistake. They knew how to play this case for all it was worth knowing that this frail pensioner could not win. Delays, more court appearances, more paperwork, new hearings, the legal services ombudsman, more delay and hey presto, 16 years and they win.

These are the people who claim the Law is fair. Rubbish, the Law Society is a club for crooks. A survey revealed that Law Students were the worst offenders in cheating, over half broke the rules in exams passing other people's work off as their own. Below, we have a selection of cases and Lawyers involved. He like others in his profession, stole to fund a luxurious life style buying expensive cars. He received three years behind bars.

Walker who worked in the firm Appleby, Hope and Matthews of Middlesbrough was arrested with another man. He used the money on holidays and buying luxury goods, which he said was to win back his wife.

He raided eight accounts in all before being caught and was sentenced to two years in jail. He persuaded his clerk to alter records in order that he was not discovered.

He flew the country and escaped to Thailand because no one took away his passport although he was bailed to appear on theft charges. His girlfriend also a Lawyer, said Justin informed her he was a powerful Lawyer who could tear her apart in any courtroom confrontation. He also threatened to ruin her. He had treated the Magistrates Court with an air of complete disregard said the judge. A female Barrister after being on the run for ten years was finally caught.

She threatened to tell the employers of a wealthy investment banker that he was a homosexual. She evaded capture when she was allowed bail and fled the country only to return later and set up a new chambers. Making himself Senior Manager, he was able to transfer money from accounts to his own. He fled the country before he could be charged. When police raided his office they found 90, documents, visa application files, false University certificates, academic records and bank statements.

He was jailed for four months by Chester Magistrates. The arrogant Lawyer defended the mistake by Leytonstone Council Tax collectors as an error after having bailiffs serve a notice of collection concerning money never owed, but went ahead with a court claim despite the pensioner not knowing of these claims.

Representing his council he wanted this affair to be kept secret. Private Investigator John Barrymore found other complaints against the Lawyer when he made enquiries. We had someone phone us and they claimed there was a dark secret in his early days, but sadly they did not ring back.

What we do know is that his intimidation of ordinary citizens goes back several years and this is not his first time in using his position to make threats. One questions how many other secrets exist concerning this Lawyer?

He was previously fined over mortgage fraud, he was jailed for three years. His legal clerk, Errol Howell was cleared of conspiracy due to a lack of evidence. Selected as a Deputy High Court Judge, he failed to stop for police and was found to be four times over the legal limit. He concealed his earnings from three London colleges where he acted as a lecturer. He was jailed for a year by the Knightsbridge Crown Court. He attacked one girl fifty times, he groped and fondled the girls for his own gratification.

One of his former clients claimed Jackson was one of the best solicitors in Somerset and Taunton would be worse off without him!!! Some of the money went on a holiday, hotels and shopping sprees. Turnbull admitted three charges of misconduct and was ordered to be struck off after a fourth charge was taken into consideration. Plymouth Crown Court was found guilty of falsifying accounts and theft. Barry McKendrick at a party. The assault left the victim with a fractured skull.

There was no order for compensation because the victim could not be in court, he confirmed that a civil case for damages would be launched. He was caught supplying drugs and jailed for 11 years by the Chester Crown Court. Magistrates stunned the public when they let him off a jail sentence considering the seriousness of the crash.

He was given 18 months probation and 75 hours community service. He was convicted of assault and falsely imprisoning Laura Harold. The tribunal ruled that he was motivated by foolishness, which could not really mitigate the deceptive element completely even though there were no losers in the public domain because he wanted his clients to be happy.

She denied this and stated that Bevan Ashford Solicitors were frequently on pub crawls and being singled out was deliberate by the firm. She intends to claim for unfair dismissal. Bevan Asford refused to comment. Huxtable transferred money out of his client's account and claim it was costs. He was described as an arrogant liar in court and was jailed for three and a half years. The struck-off solicitor joined a firm called Willmakers of Distinction set up by a businessman.

The firm had no indemnity nor was it prepared to give an honest deal it was heard. In court it was heard that they fiddled and stole from people who had arranged wills with them.

Solicitor Nicholas Butcher was sentenced to three and a half years for theft. The barrister was sentenced to four months in jail for molesting a girl in his chambers, who was the girlfriend of a client. He was convicted by Chester Magistrates in of indecent assault. On appeal it was decided that the girl lied and was prone to making false allegations. The Manchester based lawyer launched an appeal after the sentence only to find that Mold Crown Court upheld the sentence. The Court of Appeal found that the case had not been adequately investigated by the police, and two of the police officers involved were to face disciplinary action.

He launched a High Court claim for compensation. The Lord Chancellor received a list of Barristers suspected of making excessive charges involving criminal trials. The Bar Council was notified by his department. Mark Stobbs for the Bar Council said they would come down heavily on members whose claims were so excessive as to be unjustifiable and amount to misconduct.

He managed to get people to sign blank legal aid forms and told them it was part of a petition to secure hosing improvements. He teamed up with legal consultant Peter Lane and Brian O'Connor to make bogus claims which were like a production line set up. Pritchard's firm abused the 'green form' scheme because the Legal Aid Board relied on honesty rather than proof.

Robinson's Law Firm milked the legal aid system for six years before being rumbled. The court heard that his firm was 'riddled with corruption ' and this involved his team of solicitors and clerks.

It took 11 years to complete the investigation. He was jailed for 15 years and 4 months. Bogus cases were filed under invented names. He got strangers to sign the forms saying they had been advised on a legal problem and had received an interview.

He was only caught out when someone noticed the similarity of the signatures. The proceeds were to fund luxury cars and holidays. He and his firm were charged with conspiracy to defraud. He was also given Legal Aid for his defence and who granted him legal aid? It certainly shows that the lawyers and legal profession is up to its old tricks -- conning the public at every turn. Yes, they go from legal aid to skimming off the National Health Service.

Although the case was referred to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the firm was not rebuked over the matter and was not publicly named? THE NHS Litigation Authority handles around 9, claims for negligence every year, and a claim is likely to take one and a half years.

Lawyers often named 'Ambulance Chasers' claim tens of millions in costs from the scheme. Many lawyers play the system to their full advantage with false claims the Immigration Minister claims.

Many cases are unclear and Lawyers misuse the Law to boost the claim payout. UK who mainly deal with corrupt matters associated with Jobcentreplus, and other departments in this area. Most of the names are on his list, and on his site you can see a bigger picture of the rot in Government.

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Our home was just across from P. You may not remember me but you may remember visiting my house to smoke a cigarette before services or school. Yes we also had the monkey - gee, maybe you do remember me.

I'd love to hear from you. Blenner, George - gblenner EFAdvice. Blocher, Robin Siminoff - rsiminoff verizon. I lived at th Street with my sister, Roslyn Blocher Rubenstein. Roz and I went to PS I went to JHS Roz '59 and I '64 graduated from Andrew Jackson. My brother-in-law, Ira Rubenstein graduated from Far Rockaway ' Blumberg, Ronnie Spector - Spectors08 aol.

I actually grew up on th Ave. We called it Laurelton, some called it Rosedale. Memories, they're the best, lets keep them coming. Blumenfeld, Irving - ibgimp optonline. Hello to all my Laurelton friends who might remember me.

Boklan, Barbara Garfield - barblee bellsouth. Brandstatter, Linda Abbott - Lotus aol. What a delight to find this website and to spend time reliving the memories everyone has contributed.

I'd love to hear from those of you who remember me. I've kept in touch with a bunch of folks listed on Classmates, but this site is awesome!

Braun, Lorraine - LilacsRSweet aol. I became active in race-walking in the late s I was never a physical education aficionado back in AJHS!

Through this site, I hope to connect and share stories and memories of a different time in all of our lives and sense of community. Braun, Sue Gottlieb - icecoldsue aol. It was such fun and closeness among friends. My kids still don't seem to understand the way it was.

Where are all of you? I was in ADG and we were close with many fraternities. Marty Rosenthal, Alan Nodelman I did have dinner with you not too long ago,it was great but we lost touch again , Billy and Barry Rost.

I became a grandmother this year and fell in love again with sweet Julianna, my son, Eric's daughter. My friends all say "I don't look or act like a grandmother!

Please visit my website at www. Jackson was great and we were all very involved in Sing-- Happy to hear from others. Breitman, Laura - breitman optonline. Thanks for the wonderful photos. I grew up on th Street. Website located at www. Brett, Stephen - Stephennoelbrett gmail. We moved to Laurelton in and lived at th Street.

I lived there until I married a Valley Stream girl in We both graduated from Queens College in and respectively. I have very fond memories of Laurelton - a uniquely wonderful small town where close friendships were made. Hard to believe at times that we were situated in NYC. It had more of a Long Island "feel. Brickner, Gary - gbrick2 comcast. My family moved to Laurelton in when I was 3.

I left for college in In between I accumulated a wealth of fond memories growing up in Laurelton too numerous to list but probably very similar to others who are on this site. Life revolved around school, the schoolyard, the LJC, little league and later hanging out on Merrick Road at such establishments as Carmine's Pizza.

Brill, Judy Lefkowitz-O'Connor - rayoc aol. It would be great to hear from my old classmates. Life has taken many turns since High School for all of us. Let's try to reconnect by e-mail. Brill, Norman - NormCBrill aol. Brodsky, Jeffrey - yankeeboy gmail. I lived on Mentone Ave. After graduation in I served in the Navy and went on to college. I have a wife, two children and a grandson. If anyone remembers me and would like to spend some time talking about the old days in Laurelton, just e-mail me.

Brown, Alan - ambrownesquire aol. Browne, Maureen Robinson - maureen. Our home was located directly across from PS and my neighbors included, the Dawsons, the Whites, the Persons, Russells and the Filippis on th Street behind us.

We moved out in when my parents moved to Phoenix, AZ and I moved to Bellerose after getting married. One year later I too moved out to Phoenix and have been here ever since. I loved my childhood and will never forget all my friends who lived there and who I grew up with. Every summer the "Center" which was located inside PS on the first floor housed all of us and every week day we played ping pong, pool, kickball, basketball, etc.

At lunchtime the girls played records in the cafeteria and we'd dance to the tunes of the 60's as the guys would play ping pong and pool and who would steal glances at us while we danced. I believe the head counselor's name was Mr. Many great summers took place there during the day and then in the "cement" park after the Center closed at 5: We'd be there until dark and sometimes after dark. There will never be another place like it.

Brownstein, Rob - brownsteinrob gmail. Now I have to live for another 30 years to enjoy it: It's nice to see I'm not the only one with pangs of nostalgia about Laurelton. I took my two boys 12 and 14 there in the summer of to show them the three houses I lived in, the schools I went to, and to share my memories of growing up there. It would have been nice if the "block busters" had not raped Laurelton and some of our friends and families still lived there.

But, that's progress, I guess. I've been living in California more than half my life, now, but I'm still a Yankee fan and a lover of NY pizza. Some things never change. Buller, Rochelle Rabeeya - rrabeeya verizon. I was just thrilled to see this website. I have fond memories of Laurelton, riding bicycles, having hoola hoop contests, playing hop scotch. We didn't lock the doors on our homes during the s. Stutz from JCHS 59? And,Lani Guinier as a classmate. Thank you for the photos, for the memories and for setting up this website.

Burd, Frank - fraburd aol. I went to P. I played in the band with Mrs. I ran track under the tutelage of Mr.

Sygoda, and the math teacher who taught us calculus, but I can't remember his name. At 59, had an amazing teacher- Mr. Morris, who taught me not to be afraid of Shakespeare. In spite of doing worst in French, I actually learned more than I thought and can still survive when I visit France.

We played punchball and running bases on the streets. We played stickball in the school yard. We played nok-hockey inside in the summers. Burstein, Judith Fein - judith globaladventure. Hello, all of you who shared in my childhood and teen years. Would love to hear from you and play catch-up. You were the stars. A few of you have contacted me with lyrics--I had forgotten them. Those rhymes make me smile. This site is instant nostalgia.

I lived out of the country for l0 years, reside in Santa Fe, am on the road a good portion of the time as a travel journalist and would love--after all the peregrinations--to pick up the thread of connection. The e-mail address has changed. Burstein, Pat Launer - patlauner san. If this isn't a walk down memory lane!

Nice to know mostly everyone is alive and well! I've been reminded of AJHS a lot lately. Just the other day, a new friend told me his father is a Shakespeare scholar I'm a theater critic and that he taught English for years -- at Andrew Jackson HS!!

He was the chair of the Dept -- Mr. He's written 50 books, is 93, and about to celebrate his 70th anniversary -- pretty inspiring. Looking at all those photos brought back a flood of memories. Would love to hear from former SING-sters, or others who remember. Byron, Ralph - ralphybye verizon. Caplan, Irene Albano - irenecappy yahoo. There are a lot of great memories associated with growing up in Laurelton.

I lived in rd Street and then moved to Francis Lewis Blvd. I then moved to Valley Stream when I was Caruso, Tom - ceued yahoo. I guess I'm late coming to this site. Came across some old names and cherished memories of a time none of us will ever forget. We were fortunate to live during this time. I've emailed to some on the list that I remember from the first grade, and hope to hear from them. I'm still working, two grandchildren, and living at the beautiful Jersey shore.

Cherkiss, Dick - cherkiss1 aol. I was born in Laurelton and lived at nd St. Nothing but great memories about growing up in Laurelton. My older sister Sue, cousind Richie, Steven and Linda all lived on the same block. Those of you who remember me and would like to touch base please do. Churchin, Mark - mchurchin hotmail. Churchin, Paula Siegel - babe hotmail. Cirillo, Henry - hankcirillo yahoo. I was just searching for a name, and stumbled on this site.

What a great idea! Moved to San Francisco in One wife, 4 kids, and about 30 student loans. Lived on th St just off Merrick Blvd with my older sister Barbara. Madrid -- I'd better stop. I'm beginning to sound like the victim of an Army experiment. But I remember many others. Hope you all are doing well.

Coffield, Rita Podair - rojopo aol. I have only the fondest memories of growing up in Laurelton. I lived on th street and th Ave. It was truly a "neighborhood" and we didn't need to make "play dates". We played ball on the street, went to Merrick Road to hang out with friends and rode our bikes all over town. The sorority and fraternity dances were the best.

I've reconnected with some and it's such fun to relive those wonderful times. Cohen, Arnold - ancohen pol. Married my wife Colleen Carey while in Phila. Moved to Spokane, WA in where I have practiced gastroenterology and my wife endocrinolgy. My son is a third year medical student and my daughter is a freshman at Hamilton College.

My Mom, 92, still lives in our old house!! Have any of you read "Paperboy" by Henry Petrosky? He really was our paperboy!!! It was a very special place at a very special time and it produced a remarkable number of amazing people. Bob Kazin turned me on to the site. Would love to hear from any of you. So many of the names on the list here are immediately associated with a face, an event, a home, even of parents.

Cohen, Arthur - articohen sbcglobal. I lived in Laurelton from '48 to '61 at Street. I went to , 59 and AJHS. I'm so excited to find this site -- it brings back many memories. I am so glad that Skip has set this up for us. My sister, Barbara Tabor Cohen lives just up the road in Boynton Beach, which is where, now that we read the listings she'll be on the lookout for Sherry Axelrod!

I am hoping this site will help many of us connect with the wonderful people and memories of Laurelton. It was truly the most wonderful place to grow up. I look forward to hearing from my old Laurelton friends. Cohen, Chuck - chuckc lca-anthology. Brother Guy and sister Bette - Laurelton was a wonderful foundation to start from - the world has changed from those peaceful days of riding bikes and hanging out - peace to all my friends.

Cohen, Joel - joel jcsales. Cohen, Steven - scohen aol. Cohen, Suzin Guntrum - suzinqt cox. Colozzo, Richard - libra yahoo. Skip, love the website and have only begun to explore. Clares, then moved to Long Island Best friends were Tom Taylor, he had a kid brother Bobby, and older sister Joanne Although I was only 9 when we moved, Laurelton was always the best. Would love to hear from old friends, will post much more later.

Have some awesome photos from 50's Had a son Lenny. So many great memories, thank you all for the best reading in a long time, Rich. Conrad, Arline Wetterhahn - arline yahoo. Conrad, Joan Samson - joan yahoo. Cooper, Lawrence - larrycooper01 sprynet. Lived at rd Ave. I always thought of myself as being from Springfield Gardens but the New York Times real estate section shows Laurelton as extending west to Springfield Boulevard.

Who am I to argue? Cortese, Beverly Capolino - auntbey hotmail. Dagesse, Bernadette Wallace - sica yahoo. Dankner, Susan Goldberg - sgold aol. I would love to hear from anyone who knew me from P. Davidson, Leslie Israel - leslieis yahoo. I lived on st and Ave. I have great childhood memories. Living in Laurelton was the best! I look forward to hearing from my Laurelton friends. Davidson, Ron "Ronnie" - ronz49 earthlink. I lived at rd St. Davies, Ellen Sullivan - navilluser gmail.

Davis, Paul "Doc" - pauliebaby sbcglobal. I was part of a group of guys in the class of AJHS who thought they were cool. Everyone thought they were cool at that stage of their lives. We were 10 guys who called themselves the "big 10".

I was "doc" Paul Davis. I got the nick name because the name of he principal at JHS 59 was Dr. Does anyone out there remember any of this group of characters? There was Alan Goldman "gompers", Mark Kessler "count" Mark got the nick name "count" because he couldn't! Dayboch, Judith Buchferer - jluvsjam aol. I belonged to ADG. I just found this website and think it is great.

People seem to be all over the country and world. It was a great time. I met my husband of 43 years through Leslie Davidson.

We were married in and have 2 beautiful married daughters, 2 handsome sons-in-law and 5 gorgeous grandkids. My younger brother Mark lives in Smithtown with his wife and 2 kids, 16 and If anybody wants to email me, that would be great.

I don't know where the time has gone. It seems like yesterday I was in high school and now my granddaughter is starting next year. Delson, Niki - niki delko. I lived at th Street.

Diamond, Jeffrey- sales victorylibrary. Ronald Jacoby lived next store, Paul Lapner a few doors down. Diamond, Pamela - p1diamond aol. I attended PS for grades 4 Mrs. Cohen , 5 Mrs. We played a lot in the schoolyard, as well as punchball, stoopball, and I Declare War on our own street. We belonged to Temple Beth El and the Sunday night youth group became my local social network: Now living in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, would love to reconnect with long lost friends.

Diamond, Robin Getz - mgetz1 yahoo. Moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in Living in Arizona for over 25 years. I often think of Laurelton, my friends, the neighborhood, school and fabulous food. Anyone who remembers me is welcome to make contact. Dichter, Steve - smdichter cox. She died in Federal prosecutor in Arizona after Army and in private practice in Phoenix since Sailing, rebuilding old cars, golf. Dickstein, Ellen Augarten - ellenaugarten gmail.

DiSimone, Barry - MrNomad57 earthlink. Graduated AJHS in Married Linda Frankel in and remain married to this wonderful girl today. She hasn't changed a bit. Ellen is as beautiful now as she was in Drive a 55 Chev just like the one Harvey and I shared in Too many projects, not enough time.

Ditzel, Wendl "Wendy" Kornfeld - wendlkornfeld1 gmail. It was the best place to grow up in the 50s and 60s, lots of time outdoors, hanging out with great friends and neighbors, barbeques, badminton, comic book exchanges, listening to music and comedy albums together. Would love to get in touch with old friends from Rosedale, Laurelton and Springfield Gardens. I'm married over 30 years, semi-retired, living near Lincoln Center, doing lots of volunteer work. Dranoff, Laurie - skygram27 aol.

You may not remember me, but i have such clear memories of all of you. I went to , 59, and Jackson. Our phone numbers were LA and LA I seem to remember it all as Nirvana I'm currently living on Long Island.

Dreskin, Naomi - ndreskin comcast. I'm reading down the list of registrants and I see so many faces! And you're all so young!! This site is delightful. Feel free to be in touch if you remember me. Drexler, Betty Goldberg - bbgoldberg7 yahoo. Dreznin, Naomi Matalon - naomimolly juno. I was so delighted to come upon this site. I was fooling around on the computer and checking out the site with the article about the Laurelton Jewish Center that was in the paper this weekend and things just went on from there.

Looking forward to contributing if I can. Dubin, Andrew - adubin sfsu. Dubin, Charlie - chaso aol. We lived at St. I have so many wonderful memories of growing up in Laurelton.

I remember so many things - the diversity of "treats" along Merrick Rd. Dubs, Alan - dubsmen aol. Dubs, Leslie - lesliedubs aol. Einszig, Frances "Chicky" Lari - francelari yahoo. We grew up in a special place it turns out.

In those days it felt very ordinary, safe and friendly. Now we are old enough to appreciate what that sense of close community means, and how much it shaped who we all are today. I have traveled a lot, raised two wonderful sons, and lived in the several parts of the country. Atlanta has been home for quite awhile, but in my heart New York and Laurelton are still the guiding force.

I would love to hear from old friends! One of them, Rosalyn Irwin turns out to be my neighbor. Don Rubin lives in Decatur, Georgia and we have mutual friends who brought us together a few years back. Eisner, Larry - Andrew Jackson H. Larry became a neurologist in S.

Florida until he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He was married, had 2 children and now has 3 grandchildren. He passed away Mar. Elian, Carole Whitehead - carole aol. Living in Plainview, NY since Married in and lived in England for 1 year. Elian, Ellen Smith - baycitymedia msn.

Elk, Barbara Hemmendinger - bhemmend aol. Ephraim, Ernie - info servicepromos. I would have graduated Jackson High in I'm looking for a neighborhood friend, Joanne Demis not sure of the spelling. She was a sweet kid and suffered a great loss when her Dad, Nick, died of a heart attack in the summer of '62 or ' Anyone know what happened to her? What a great childhood! PS , PS then Jackson with a bunch of great kids! Epstein, Arleen Krimstock Rosenstein - arlskids bocawoods.

Epstein, Iris Blumenthal - irisblumenthal optonline. My family lived in Cambria Heights on rd St. My husband and I bought our first home in Laurelton where we lived until we moved to Syosset in We've been here ever since and are happy to be retired in our current home where my husband paints and I knit, crochet, and read.

We have two wonderful sons, a dear daughter-in-law and son-in-law. We are fortunate to live near our two grandsons and get to spend a lot of time with them. Epstein, Marty - martyepstein msn. We lived on th St. Closest friends of mine were Gary Goldman who sadly passed away in May of Now in Albuquerque, NM. I am a CPA who teaches at a community college and is a force in local theater. I have a daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter who live in Manhattan.

I graduated AJHS in In Laurelton from until about when I got out of the service and "left home". I remember all the teachers being mentioned by others Herb Magidson, director of The Man Who Came to Dinner, which I stage managed really inspired me to do the theater thing as I'm currently a local stage director and actor and have worked on almost shows in the last 20 years. I lived at th St amazing how we still remember those even though it's been almost 30 years since I've been there.

My father lived there until he passed in Can even remember the phone number FI Don't try it it probably won't work. I moved to Albuquerque in and am a CPA teaching accounting at the college level for many years. Maybe even some of the girls I had crushes on they shall remain nameless. Lots of memories going through this site. Feel free to drop a line if you remember me and care to say hi.

Epstein, Rhoda Gould - regould comcast. Would love to hear from Jackson graduates. Anyone living in GA? Ettinger, Howie - hem10 aol. I have 2 married sons and four fantastic grandchildren. I would love to hear from my old friends and neighbors from th street.

I have an older brother Mel, who is also living on Long Island and 2 sisters Lucille and Sandy both living in Florida. Farber, Nanette Falik - nfalik aol. Feder, Jeanne - jdf gmail. Feilich, Lawrence - reduslitus1 verizon. Feinberg, Barry - bfeinberg01 gmail. Attended PS from Attended JHS 59 from Attended Andrew Jackson HS Feingold, Joan Hoffman - barryath aol.

I would love to hear from fellow classmates. Feldman, Debby Dubsky - ddubsky sbcglobal. I have very pleasant memories of life in Laurelton. Feldman, Judith Fogel - judifogel aol. Feldman, Maralin Falik - maralin optonline. Feldman, Michael - mfeldman proskauer.

Fields, Sam - iwalkem aol. I lived at st street, I went to P. Went back to Far Rockaway for a couple of years and then back to FL. My basic memory was being the worst behaved kid in all of my classes. Some thngs never change.

I always wanted to punch one over the fence of the inside courtyard. Finelt, Howard - hfinelt yahoo. Safrans and Prills were my cousins. Thank you all for making our lives so special.. So much of our lives were molded in Laurelton and Jackson. Ken Trell was and is my best friend. How can we forget the Friday night dances..

Jackson Basketball Queens Champs. Chang's original and new stores; Betty Chang. Looking forward to hearing from you with your memories. Fischer, Maxine Ross - mross8 cox. Just arrived, what a great site. Thanks for all the memories and smiles. Currently living in Fairfax, VA. Fischer, Rita - ritavfisch comcast. My cousin told me about this site. My two sisters, my brother in law and his sister all graduated from Jackson.

Anyone in band or orchestra from or from ADG sorority? What memories this brings back. I live outside of Boston and the road conditions never bother me, because the worst roads here are just like Merrick Blvd. I would love to hear from friends from those times. Flaxman, Haren Haller - daddymel1 aol. I lived in Laurelton all my life until I married by husband Mel in I now live in Teaneck, NJ, have three children and three grandchildren.

There was no better place than Laurelton. I would LOVE to hear from anyone who remembers me. Please keep in touch!!! Folkoff, Michael - mefolkoff gmail. She passed 3 yrs ago at To my brothers of Mu Sigma, I somehow don't remember ever seeing you outside in direct sunlight. Maybe it was me.

Forman, Kathy Katz - ka. Fox Judith Fox-Miller - foxymiller aol. Fox, Sandy Simkins - sandrasimkins yahoo. S - Class of This site is fascinating!

Just found out about it. Thanks to the webmaster. I retired after 38 years in Education, mostly as an Algebra teacher thanks to fabulous Mr. They all attended my daughter's wedding 2 years ago. I've spoken to Lynn Hochman.

A few years ago we had a mini reunion at Mark Obenzinger's. I always talk about Laurelton and the wonderful times I had growing up. I'm sorry I had to miss the latest reunion Oct. I will definitely cancel plans when the next one comes around. I'm learning to play bridge and I'm doing line dancing! I am now inspired to dig out my scrapbooks and photo albums. I could never part with them when I moved. I will keep returning to this site and will try to keep up.

Sandy aka Foxy Loxy in those days! Where is my first boyfriend, Richie? I don't remember his last name but he lived on Francis Lewis Blvd. Frank, Larry - larrylaurelton gmail. Frankel, Linda DiSimone - luv2dance2 earthlink. I lived in Rosedale from approx.

Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me from way back then. Graduated from Jackson in Frankel, Rhonda Frankel-Fein - rsff50 hotmail. I have the honor of continuing to have relationships with several of my friends from P. I would look forward to hearing from people who "remember us when I have so many wonderful memories of my youth in Laurelton.

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The Luckiest Smurf ", Psyches are bonded to members of the same sex with the Psyche Master choosing the partners. Empath, as it turns out, has been bonded to Polaris Psyche.

Even though it is frowned upon and cannot be enforced in the Leaf Village, Hinata's grandfather seems to enjoy doing this. Hyouta arranges a groom for Hinata and hand picked Hiashi's second wife. Nyoko tries and fails to arrange her own marriage to Naruto, knowing her father will accept it and afraid she will get forced into a bad arrangement otherwise. Nav gets forced into one with Gilda in Diaries of a Madman , due to him causing a political scandal.

Eventually he finds a way out of it. Since your marriage options depend on your social class , you can either marry a few ponies or not marry at all, and as an alicorn, Twilight Sparkle only has the high-ranking unicorn Captain Ironhoof as a legitimate suitor.

After being narrowed down, regular dating occurs, and ponies like Princess Cadance play matchmaker to help those relationships go smoothly though, Cadance doesn't exactly like the idea, even though she was fortunate enough to get a husband she adored. The plot of The Marriage Stone , where Harry has to marry Snape in order to avoid the machinations of the Ministry, but before long the marriage may determine the fate of the world.

Discussed in " To Absent Friends ". Vulcans usually do arranged marriages but T'Var's parents thought it more logical to let her seek her own mate. From Kiryuuin Chronicles , we apparently have this and a Shotgun Wedding with Ragyou's marriage to her abusive husband, while she was pregnant by someone else with Satsuki and she notes that her parents picked him for her, along with the fact that she wasn't really given a choice, aside from being disowned.

Naturally, she hoped it'll work. In the end he doesn't go through with it - Bilbo, who has been chaperoning him, falls in love with Thorin and marries the dwarf himself. Unsurprisingly, very few of the marriages in the fic are anything but politically arranged.

Cersei, in particular, protested hers loudly. Most of them seem to work out though. In One Year , Hitomi, one of Yu's old friends , is engaged to a somewhat older man, and will marry after she graduates from high school. Hitomi's fairly conflicted about this, since she knows that since her grades are mediocre at best , her job prospects aren't much better, but she also knows that she'll have little freedom and will most likely be strongly discouraged from seeing her friends again. As for the man himself, Hitomi knows that he is a kind person at heart , but also that he's subservient to his family like she is to hers, and as such, does not love or fully trust him.

Since A Man of Iron is based in Westeros , marriage is more about political gain than love. As in the source material, Robb ends up engaged to a Frey girl. Contrary to canon, Ned Stark intends to honour the betrothal, only asking to screen Lord Frey's daughters and granddaughters to find the most suitable one for his son.

Walder Frey is ecstatic about it. In the past, Houses Martell and Stark sought to bring their families together via a marital pact, but it didn't go anywhere since Horard Stark's only offspring was male - Antony Stark. When Tony adopts and legitimizes Jon Snow as his heir, Oberyn Martell remembers the pact and presents his eldest daughter as a bride for the teen. In War of the Biju , Fugaku Uchiha intended to arrange one between his youngest son Sasuke and the Hyuuga Clan's heiress, Hinata — most likely to ensure the Hyuuga Clan's loyalty under the new regime should Uchiha Clan's coup succeed.

He died before anything came of it. Avoiding one is the main motivation for Alys Boleyn's actions in the early story of Forum of Thrones. After her father betrothed her to Dante Karstark against her will, she ran away from home, leaving her father and her fiance to try and follow her. Alisa Karstark's backstory holds a remarkable similarity, only that she ran away from home to avoid being married to a member of House Forrester. The marriage between Darren and Mileena Reyne is one of these.

At least from her side, it is also a Perfectly Arranged Marriage. Some of the candidates include fellow Gym Leaders Falkner and Morty, as well as a couple of Drayden's grandsons, but they all fall through due to various reasons. A Northern Dragoness revolves about fulfilling the Pact of Ice and Fire, which is giving a royal princess to marry the heir to the North.

On Daena's side, this is a Perfectly Arranged Marriage - because she's so desesperate to escape her brother's madness she would marry anyone. Jonnel has much more reservations about the matter. Elsa is too scared to marry, so their parents have Anna get married instead. Both sisters are resistant at first but Anna goes along for Elsa's sake and because her parents said that she only had a choice of a few suitors or else they'd stop trying to arrange a marriage.

Anna ends up marrying Hans' brother Joachim with some nudging from her parents. They get along well and fall in love eventually, however they initially didn't get along and Anna admits to sometimes doubting whether they're a good match.

Upon meeting at age ten, Weiss has a fit because Blake is a faunus girl, but things go along much smoother when they meet again several years later. Robb Returns features a number of arranged marriages that weren't present in canon. After Domeric and Sansa fall in love, Ned and Roose sit down to discuss a marriage contract. As in canon, Robert plans to marry Sansa to his eldest son Joffrey. However, he finds out that Sansa is already betrothed to Domeric Bolton.

Ned argues that such marriage is key in ensuring House Bolton's loyalty, and cancelling it would cause a huge rift between the Starks and Boltons, and the current situation with the Others demands an unified North. Fortunately, Robert decides to let the issue go without much fuss. He then suggests two other marriages between their respective children: Bran and Myrcella, and Arya and Tommen. Corpse Bride 's main character Victor was engaged to Victoria Everglot by their parents, because she's the daughter of a poor nobleman and he's the son of a nouveau riche fishmonger.

It's an ideal match in that respect, but they both feel nervous about whether they're going to get along. As it turns out, it's a Perfectly Arranged Marriage and they're attracted from the first meeting. Of course, he then runs out of the wedding rehearsal in a wretched fit of anxiety, and accidentally gets engaged to a zombie, but it works out eventually. In contrast to the prevailing modern view of Arranged Marriages as loveless, Aurora falls in love with Philip before she discovers that he's her betrothed husband, making the Arranged Marriage one of true love.

The main drama comes from Aurora telling Flora, Fauna and Merryweather that she's fallen in love with Phillip and Phillip telling his father that he's fallen in love with Aurora. In both cases, however, neither of them know who it is that they've fallen in love with, leaving all adult parties to believe that they've fallen in love with a peasant. They eventually get their own Falling-in-Love Montage as adults. Mulan begins with her trip to a matchmaker in hopeful preparation for an advantageous marriage.

Naturally, this ends in disaster, setting Mulan up nicely for The Call which comes a few hours later and for the love match that eventually results. In the direct-to-video sequel, Mulan II , she and her friends are given an Escort Mission to conduct three princesses to their intendeds. At odds with Western ideals, the girls don't object to their arranged marriages, though they all end up in conventional romances and presumably marry for love.

In Pocahontas , Kocoum asks for Pocahontas' hand and her father betroths her to him - she has no say in it. It doesn't go through since Kocoum is later shot to death by Thomas. In Aladdin , the Sultan desperately tries to get Jasmine to marry. However he does give her the option of choosing her husband herself and refuses to choose anyone she hates. He even allows her to marry Aladdin, a commoner. In The Swan Princess , Derek and Odette are betrothed as children by their parents, and forced to spend every summer together.

This leads to a musical montage of them growing up hating each other, until one summer having grown up , they realize that they've actually fallen in love.

In Brave , the firstborn sons of the three lords compete to the Highland Games to win Merida's hand for marriage. Merida does not want to be married right now and wants her freedom so she actively sabotages their chances by entering the archery contest.

And at the end of the movie, the three sons reveal they weren't exactly thrilled either at the idea of getting married just yet, only keeping quiet out of loyalty or respect for their fathers. In Alpha and Omega , Kate is to be married to Garth, to prevent war between rival packs. That plan is disrupted when she and her omega friend, Humphrey, are darted and relocated to a distant American park.

As the pair struggle to get back to Jasper, Garth inadvertently falls for Kate's omega sister Lily and thus both are in an awkward situation when Kate returns. Even though both confess their true feelings with Lily perfectly willing to substitute for Kate, the packs don't accept this and go to war that sparks a caribou stampede that threatens the pack leaders, but Kate and Humphrey's rescue of them convince them to change their minds.

It's heavily implied that this was the case for Princess Fiona and Prince Charming. But rather than being about politics, it was how the king was going to pay back the Fairy Godmother for turning him into a human so he can marry Lillian, by having Charming marry Fiona and eventually become king of Far Far Away.

However, their plans are foiled when Fiona falls in love with Shrek and marries him instead. Harold attempts to break them up even putting a hit on Shrek but eventually he changes his mind when he sees how genuine Fiona's feelings are for Shrek and how much she despises Charming, though it costs him greatly.

Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights: The Prince in the gender-flipped version of Aladdin was supposed to marry the Princess of Serendibe but she disappeared back when she was a little girl. Aliyah-Din was revealed in the end to be the Princess of Serendibe. Joaquin genuinely did want to marry Maria, but not if she had to be forced; and they end up not marrying after all. The movie Arranged is about two school teachers, one Jewish and other Muslim, who become friends by sharing the highs and lows as their families arrange their marriages.

He worries that if he doesn't, she'll end up an Old Maid. In Avatar , Neytiri is the daughter of the chief and the priestess. She is to be the next priestess and must bond with the next chief, who is supposed to be Tsu'tey. Naturally, when he finds out she slept with Jake Sully, he's not pleased.

They do mend fences later, though, and Tsu'tey names Jake his successor as chief before dying, preserving the tradition. In Beyond Sherwood Forest , Marian's father and Prince John plan to marry her to Leopold of Austria in order to cement a political union between John and Leopold that will end in Richard's assassination. Pick a Bollywood movie. Arranged marriages have been common in India for centuries now, so the country's film industry reflects this. It's only recently that Indian parents are moving away from this, though most couples still need parental permission.

And as in reality, some movies follow the "get married first, fall in love later" path arranged marriages are intended to follow, while others never quite manage the second part of the arrangement. In Cinderella , the Duke tries to get Kit to marry the princess of a neighboring kingdom. The King wishes this, too, but eventually concedes to Kit's desire to marry someone he loves, regardless of class. Lady Tremaine, in exchange for helping the Duke prevent Ella and Kit from meeting again and marrying, tells him she would like Drisella and Anastasia to have arranged marriages to wealthy men, and a higher position for herself.

This trope is the entire driving force behind the plot of Eddie Murphy comedy Coming to America. Finding that his parents have arranged for him to marry a hopelessly servile young woman who has been trained all her life to mindlessly obey him, Prince Akeem devises a scheme to travel to the United States under the pretense of "sowing his royal oats" and find a bride who will love him for who he is and not for his royal status.

In Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon , Jen was in one of these, much to her dissatisfaction and her lover's In Double Wedding , Margit has set up Irene and Waldo because they both are made for each other in her eyes. In East is East , it's George's repeated attempts to arrange marriages for his British-born sons that finally causes their Culture Clash relationship to boil over. Ever After involves an arranged marriage between Prince Henry and a Spanish princess chosen by his parents.

Both Henry and the bride are in love with other people; the bride sobs loudly and begs "no, no, no, please don't, please don't Hands of Fate has the heroine Myriad enter one of these to seal a political alliance. She and her groom were both involved in other romances beforehand, and don't even bother to pretend they aren't continuing them.

He even gives Myriad a vital clue for her quest to get her lover resurrected as a wedding gift. Ada's parents arrange her to be married to Bodey after he asks them for her hand. Miyagi left Okinawa so he wouldn't have to fight his best friend over his friend's bride-to-be Yukie, with whom he'd fallen in love. Miyagi discovers that Yukie has refused her family's arrangement and remained single, awaiting his return and refusing to be a Trophy Wife.

Now if he'd just left an address, she could have written and told him so saving them both a lot of time. Of course, one scene in the first movie indicates that Miyagi was a widower, so that might not have worked It's Defied , however, when she chooses to marry Gilbert instead.

Wu Luan and Qing were engaged in Legend of the Black Scorpion until her father decided to call it off due to shifts in politics. It was a Perfectly Arranged Marriage on her side, but he barely seemed to notice her.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail features an attempted arranged marriage between a noble's son and a maiden with " huge In Mustang , four arranged marriages are planned. Only one will happen. Many of the works of Yasujiro Ozu , considered to be one of the three undisputed masters of Japanese Cinema, deal with this, including his famed "Noriko" trilogy: Given measured historical treatment in Perfume.

Nobleman Antoine Richis arranges the marriage of his daughter to a wealthy, handsome, and good-natured nobleman he knows well. His daughter protests that she doesn't know if she loves him, but ultimately bends to her father's wishes.

At first she's resigned to go along with it, but she eventually plans to kill herself after the ceremony. That is, assuming her groom doesn't do her in first. In Masaki Kobayashi's Samurai Rebellion , the son of a prominent samurai is ordered by his daimyo to marry a concubine who has fallen from favor. At first, he objects, but as in some of the other examples on this page, the couple eventually find happiness. Later, the daimyo's primary heir dies and he demands the concubine back. The samurai played by Toshiro Mifune refuses, as he wants his son to have the happiness he was denied in his own loveless Arranged Marriage.

This ends about as well as you'd expect. In Spaceballs , Princess Vespa of Druidia is arranged to marry Prince Valium for the simple reason that as a princess she has to marry a prince, and Valium is the only unattached prince left in the known galaxy. At least until Lone Starr discovers his true heritage. In Caraval , Scarlett's father has arranged for her to marry a count who she has never met.

Katherine Kerr's Deverry Cycle features this for Deverrian nobles. It's extremely significant at several points across the books, although unusually it's presented as neither wholly good or bad.

Both male and female characters comment on it, knowing full well that marriages are for political alliances, not love. There's even an in-universe saying about it; "Men like me marry to please our clans, not ourselves". Those characters whose marriages are not arranged are also a mixed bag. Kerr doesn't treat arranged marriages as unambiguously good or bad in and of themselves - it's how the individuals respond to it that matters.

Interestingly, Jhumpa Lahiri focuses on both arranged marriages and love marriages, while her subjects are mainly Bengalis northeastern Indians. It's somewhat justified because Bengalis tend to be more liberal about marriage than other Indians. Interpreter of Maladies has "The Third And Final Continent", which features an Indian couple who have had an arranged marriage slowly adjusting to life in America. Ultimately, they come together after the man's landlady formally accepts their marriage, signifying their inclusion into American culture.

On the other hand, "This Blessed House" revolves around a couple who have had an arranged marriage and cannot properly communicate with one another, with the husband grudgingly seeking to acquiesce his wife's eccentric needs.

The Namesake zig-zags this. While Gogol and Moushimi dated for a year before getting married, Moushimi feels as though she was pressured into the union by her family since she is playing it safe by marrying an Indian man and ultimately sees the marriage as arranged. She feels unfulfilled by Gogol's inability to relate to her superior Western education, and this leads to her having an affair with an American man and eventually breaking off her marriage.

It's a bit more complex in the book, since in order to be eligible to wed the prince she has to be made a princess and sent to royalty school. There are vast numbers of historical romance novels built around this plot.

Jelka Tolonen in David Wingrove's Chung Kuo series has been arranged to marry the son of her father's life-long friend In the Chivalric Romance Havelock the Dane , the Princess Goldborough is married off to a kitchen boy, because he is a strong, handsome, and impressive fellow, and her guardian had promised to marry her to the best man he could. Unfortunately for the guardian, he was also the rightful king of Denmark in hiding. Once he claimed his throne , he brought his army to claim hers, as well.

In David Eddings' The Belgariad: The Accords of Vo Mimbre decree that an Imperial Princess of Tolnedra shall marry the lost heir of Riva when he finally returns as prophesied, a prophecy the secular Tolnedrans don't believe in. Centuries later Princess Ce'Nedra finds out that she's going to get stuck with the bill, which just came due. In a rather moving explanation, she says essentially "I'm an Imperial Princess, an asset of the House of Borune.

I won't get to choose my husband, I'll be married where I can best serve the House. I've known this all my life. The Belgariad plays with this trope a lot, probably because it focuses on the doings of kings and lords. Large portions of the prequel novel Belgarath the Sorcerer have him running around brokering arranged marriages in accordance with divine plan.

But things generally work out for the couples because Destiny grants happiness to people who accept their fate. In Eddings' The Tamuli , the Emperor of the Tamul empire has nine wives, one from each kingdom that makes up the empire. He and his first wife were married when they were children.

In Teresa Edgerton 's Celydonn series: The Grail and the Ring: Princess Tinne was forced into marrying one of the Sons of the Boar who faked an omen to pressure her into agreeing to it. The Moon and the Thorn: Lord Macsen makes it a condition of his support that Mahaffy Guillyn marry his daughter Tiffanwy. She is not happy to learn that one of her younger sisters — much younger — now looks like being forced into the match instead. In Robin Hobb 's Realm of the Elderlings sequence: In the Farseer trilogy, Verity, the second son of the ruler of the Six Duchies, has an Arranged Marriage with the only daughter of the ruler of the Mountain Kingdom.

The arrangement gets off to a very bad start. Both of those marriages actually turn out quite well , actually. A more realistic instance is the web of custom relating to marriage-based alliances among the Bingtown and Rain Wild Traders, who often pressure their children to make advantageous matches.

Though no main character is ever involved in one, several are threatened with the possibility on occasion. In the Liaden Universe books by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, aligned clans Korval and Erob trade off having members of their clans marry each other every other generation or so. Val Con was technically one of those promised to marry someone of Erob. However, he disappears for many years and ends up marrying on his own an ex-mercenary he meets on another world altogether.

As it turned out, her grandmother is a lost member of Clan Erob, who shipwrecked while pregnant and never returned home. It's pointed out that had Val Con known he was doing what he was "supposed" to do, he certainly wouldn't have done it! Lewis 's The Horse and His Boy , there are at least three cases: Rebellious Princess Aravis's Wicked Stepmother had arranged a marriage for her to get rid of her and win power within Calormen the fiance was a high-ranked Smug Snake.

She was at first Driven to Suicide , but after her mare Hwin talks her out of it, her inner Tsundere kicks in and she and Hwin run away to Narnia. She ultimately doesn't want to marry the Prince, having seen his true colors , but Rabadash plots to force her go through with it anyway. They escape back to Narnia, and when Rabadash attempts to seize her by force he ends up failing in the most humiliating way possible. Also, when Aravis ends up in Tashbaan she meets up with her best friend Lasaraleen , who has already married a very wealthy nobleman and it's hinted it was an Arranged Marriage as well.

Unlike Aravis, though, Lasaraleen doesn't seem to mind. This is par for the course for the nobility of The Reynard Cycle. As a result of this, the Countess Persephone ends up marrying the man who inadvertently killed her father. The union is surprisingly civil. Martin 's A Song of Ice and Fire series includes several, as befits a fantasy series with somewhat higher pretensions to historical accuracy than the average. In fact, virtually every marriage between nobles which the majority of the main characters are is this trope by definition, although it ranges from finding a son or daughter a good political match that they also approve of, to outright forcing someone to marry.

Traditionally, there is a not-insignificant period of betrothal before marriage, during which the young couple can get to know each other, but in times of war and backstabbing, like the current events of the series, there are quite a few speed-marriages. The first volume devotes much effort to contrasting the marriage of Lord Ned Stark and Lady Catelyn Tully with that of King Robert Baratheon and Queen Cersei Lannister; while both were arranged to form political alliances, the former grew to love each other and build one of the least dysfunctional families of the series, while the latter shared a mutually abusive and adulterous relationship.

Somewhere in between we find the marriage of Princess Daenerys Targaryen and the barbarian warlord Khal Drogo, which grows from something terrifying if not outright abusive into mutual respect and considerable passion. The series being what it is , however, there's a good chance for any relationship to come to an unhappy ending - all three men are dead by the end of the first book, for various reasons.

Who broke his own arranged marriage to his wife Elia Martell in the process. The nature of Robert and Lyanna's match is also complicated, Robert believed himself to be genuinely in love with her, but Lyanna doubted they'd be happy together because of his unfaithfulness, and in present day her brother Ned acknowledges that Robert didn't truly know her. Another one in the backstory involved a betrothal between Ned's elder brother Brandon and Catelyn Tully.

Sadly, that betrothal failed when Brandon was executed on the orders of the Mad King, which led into the above arranged wartime marriage between Ned and Catelyn. Sansa is initially besotted with Joffrey and believes it to be a Perfectly Arranged Marriage , not realizing Joffrey is a sadistic psychopath. By the time she figures out his true colours and that he's not even Robert's proper son, she's forced to remain betrothed to him while a prisoner at his court in a much darker version of this trope.

Ironically, at the same time Sansa's going through this - her sister Arya is on the run with Robert Baratheon's illegitimate but actual biological son Gendry and they develop a genuine Stark-Baratheon bond in a vastly different way than anyone expected, with an organic friendship and Ship Tease totally removed from arrangements between noble houses and without even knowing Gendry is a Baratheon.

Sansa's betrothal to Joffrey is eventually dissolved and she's forced into different arranged marriage with Tyrion Lannister, a deformed dwarf whose old enough to be her father. Who isn't happy about the situation either. This marriage actually goes ahead although thankfully Tyrion doesn't force her to consummate it and is actually one of the kindest people at court. Sansa gets hit with yet another arrangement after escaping Kings Landing, and she's betrothed to Harry Hardying, second in line to Lord of the Vale while masquerading as Petyr Baelish's bastard daughter.

Robb Stark is a speedily-arranged-marriage-due-to-war case, as he agrees to marry one of Lord Frey's daughters in exchange for access to their bridge during his battle campaign.

He later breaks the agreement to marry another girl As part of the same agreement Arya, his little sister, is promised to Elmar Frey. A rather dubious example as Arya is on the run at the time and no one involved in negotiating the match even knows if she's still alive to fulfill the deal.

Robb also wryly comments that "Arya won't like that [the marriage] one bit" and her other brother Bran says outright that she'll never go along with it. Ironically, Arya still disguised as a commoner later runs into her betrothed and is unimpressed by his wallowing over his "lost Princess" and tells him she hopes she dies. Later on most of Westeros believes that Arya is forced into a - horrifically abusive - arranged marriage with Ramsay Bolton who has taken over her family's lordship of the North.

Arya is yet again unaware of the match having left the country all together. Lady Margaery Tyrell is a much more proactive and willing example, as she helps organize multiple arranged marriages for herself - first to Renly Baratheon then Joffrey Lannister and finally his younger brother Tommen - in order to secure her Queenship.

She's incredibly pragmatic about the whole thing - including not minding that Renly is gay, Joffrey is sadistic and Tommen is half her age - and capable of manipulating all three of them. The only problem is they keep dying on her.

Princess Myrcella Baratheon and Trystane Martell are a more conventional arranged-as-children case and are given several years to get to know each other when Myrcella is sent to his family court in Dorne.

In a miraculously happy example they actually develop mutual affection for each other and seem happy with the match. It should be noted that any marriage agreement given focus in this series, instigated for any reason whatsoever, will find a path to lead directly to bloodshed. Backing out and sending the other party into a tiff, calling the heirs' legitimacy into question through sneaking around, sitting next to your wife just in time for the Gambit Roulette wheel to clunk into place.

The only exception is Ned and Catelyn It is actually noted in the story that relationships built on love have caused quite a bit of suffering and sorrow for the realm, and even then, you could probably count the amount of love-based relationships on one hand, perhaps two. Variant with the Valyrians prior to the Conquest, where there was a standardised policy of arranging a marriage between Aegon the Conqueror tried to have it both ways by marrying one of his sisters out of duty and the other out of love, although apart from Maegor I all the Targaryen kings descended from the younger.

McKillip 's The Bell at Sealey Head , Princess Ysabo is told she will marry a knight, and when she asks why she must, the knight hits her. Her servant is distraught — that she would question it. Rhian, of course, has other ideas. The parties are married by proxy when one or both are young children; they may not meet until it is time for them to begin living together, usually when the younger member of the pair is about sixteen.

The short story "Amber Out of Quayth": Ysmay's marriage is arranged as part of a deal with an amber trader, as her dowry is an amber mine that her family hasn't got the resources to exploit. She accepts the arrangement because it isn't very different from what she could have expected if a war hadn't resulted in a glut of unmarried women on the market. Kerovan's marriage with Joisan is arranged at the beginning of the book, when they are both children; his father wants to safeguard Kerovan's position and make it clear that his son will be his heir, while her family has received a prophecy that the wedding is necessary for Joisan's future.

Incidentally, it is made clear, after one of Joisan's cousins falls in love with her when she is grown, that while the right of bride refusal exists so that Joisan could refuse to complete the contract , that exercising such a right invariably brings about a blood feud between the families involved, so in practice it is not used. Joisan is very angry when accused of encouraging the cousin. Year of the Unicorn: One of the girls volunteered, since various powerful lords would be obligated to help her family afterward, but none of the other girls had a choice.

Many of Ellis Peters ' Brother Cadfael novels have this as an element of their romantic B-plots, reasonably enough, considering they're set in a time and place when arranged marriages were closer to the norm than the exception for anyone in the merchant class or higher.

Meriet Aspley's elder brother is about to conclude an Arranged Marriage contract with a neighbouring landowner's daughter, with the ceremony taking place late in the book since it provides an excellent means of putting all the suspects in one place. Fortunately, Meriet's brother and the girl are in love. Brother Humilis arranged a marriage for himself with a very young girl prior to going on Crusade, since he knew he'd be gone for years and wanted to have children.

However, when he returned, he entered a monastery rather than completing the contract. She then supposedly entered a convent; the plot is set in motion when it is realized that she never arrived at the convent. The Hermit of Eyton Forest: The boy's grandmother is trying to force him into an Arranged Marriage with the grown daughter of a neighbouring landowner.

Neither potential spouse is keen on this. One Corpse Too Many: Hugh Beringar and his betrothed are on opposite sides of a civil war; she is trying to escape from Shropshire and the marriage, while he is trying to find her. The young Welsh hostage Hugh hopes to exchange for a captive Sheriff Prescott has been betrothed to a girl 'who is very well indeed and if I must, she'll do.

Then he meets the Sheriff's beautiful daughter The Leper of St. A beautiful young heiress has been forcibly betrothed to a much older baron by her abusive guardians. They know about the handsome young squire who loves her, but they don't know that her long lost grandfather is hovering nearby, determined to see his grandchild happy. Summer of the Danes: Heledd has been betrothed to a man she's never seen by Owain Gwynedd.

She, however, is determined to take her fate into her own hands and that includes marrying a man of her choice. In Jennifer Roberson's Chronicles of the Cheysuli , the protagonists are attempting to fulfill a prophecy that requires a child with certain bloodlines. Consequently there's, on average, about one arranged marriage per book, some of which work out and some of which Meghan Sayres' Anahita's Woven Riddle is about an Iranian girl who defies a traditional arranged marriage by declaring that she will only marry the one who solves the riddle she weaves in her carpet.

The winner is the first man she meets other than her Unlucky Childhood Friend. This is played around with in War and Peace , given that the financial future of the Rostovs seems to depend on whom their children marry.

There is a short-lived conflict between Nikolai and his parents when he chooses to marry the nice but technically poor Sonya, but he had to do a lot of "should I go for personal happiness or the happiness of my family" soul-searching first.

The fact that Nikolai ends up with the wealthy Maria would indicate that he ultimately chose the latter; however, there was an attraction between them from their first meeting, and the Distant Finale portrays him as honestly in love with her.

It is of course perfectly possible to fall in love with a 'Good' match. Anna Karenina plays with this trope.

It, much like the Jane Austen books below, was written during a period in which the wealthy were moving from arranged marriages to marriages by choice. It dedicates an entire chapter to the confusion this creates for Kitty's poor mother, as it's unfashionable to flat-out arrange a marriage, but it's lower class to allow her daughter to choose on her own.

She has no idea what her role is, and while her situation Played for Laughs much like that of Pride and Prejudice's Mrs. Bennett , it's at least given some thought. All the female characters in Moment in Peking ended up in arranged marriages. Since this was the norm for their time and place, they simply learned to deal with it. Wrede 's Enchanted Forest Chronicles , this pops up twice. First, in Dealing With Dragons , Princess Cimorene's parents try to pawn off their difficult daughter on the braindead Prince Therandil and tell her she has no choice; Cimorene runs away instead.

In the next book, Searching for Dragons , King Mendanbar of the Enchanted Forest finds himself eternally arguing with his steward, who pressures him to get married to ensure an heir. Three guesses who ends up married to whom, and the first two don't count. Both characters are horrified by the idea, but once they meet and survive the book's plot together, they rapidly slide into a Perfectly Arranged Marriage.

Her grandfather rejects it. In Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series it is several times explained that elite women are expected to marry where suits their menfolk's interests without complaint.

Some of these marriages are disastrous, others work out quite well. Nor are the girl's feelings invariably ignored. One of Julius Caesar 's reasons for breaking his Julia's engagement to Brutus is he's become aware that she does not love him, and happily she does have a crush on Pompey who's an even better political match. Years later young Octavius includes his sister's liking for the man on his list of reasons for accepting the suit - admittedly after the political and financial qualifications have been considered.

Somewhat averted in the Judge Dee series. Though arranged marriages were the rule in Ancient China the Judge encounters a truly amazing number of couples making love matches - sometimes with his assistance. In all fairness genuine Chinese literature shows that love matches were not out of the question, providing one had the good sense and good taste to fall in love with a suitable person. This cultural ambiguity is lampshaded by Judge Dee's own household.

His marriage to his First Lady was arranged; his marriages to his Second and Third were not. The book Serving Crazy With Curry presents two more modern approaches to this trope- a the protagonist's older sister asks her parents to arrange a match when she becomes disenchanted with dating the resulting match is less than successful , and b the protagonist's grandmother decides to help her by finding some appropriate Indian men to present to her.

Jane Austen 's books are full of references to this trope. The older generation usually sees it as the norm, with the younger generation preferring to Marry for Love. Real Life society was undergoing a similar transition at the time. Edward's mother arranges a marriage for him with the rich Miss Morton. He refuses, so he is disowned, and an Arranged Marriage between Miss Morton and his brother Robert is put on the table.

The heroine Elinor wonders, to her brother's disbelief, if Miss Morton gets a say in this. Colonel Brandon's Back Story also includes him and his first love being separated by an arranged marriage. Lady Catherine claims she and her sister privately arranged a marriage between her daughter Anne and her nephew Mr. Elizabeth supposes that this is the reason for Darcy's indifference to Caroline Bingley Bennet tries to force Elizabeth to marry Mr. Collins against her will. This is only prevented when Mr.

Bennet makes it clear he sides with Elizabeth in disliking Mr. Collins, in one of the best lines in the book: We have now come to the point. Your mother insists upon your accepting it. Is it not so, Mrs. From this day, you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.

Never shall it be said that I obliged my Father. You'll marry some withered old king of the plains, and I can go my way with only the memory of a few kisses snatched from your lips. He mistrusted the honesty of all poor people who could read and write, and had a secret jealousy of his own wife a young lady whom he had married for what his friends called "the good old English reason," that her father's property adjoined his own for possessing these accomplishments in greater degree than himself.

Daisy was promised in marriage to Sebastian following the deaths of her parents, although she doesn't want to go through with it. These are a common political tool in Game of Thrones among the nobility of Westeros. Some are happy, such as Ned and Catelyn, and others are not such as Robert and Cersei. Many are against the will of one or both parties, such as Daenerys and Drogo or Tyrion and Sansa. The political consequences also make breaking a marriage pact Serious Business. In fact, breaking a marriage pact is what gets Robb Stark murdered as he had an agreement with Lord Frey to marry one of his daughters and breaks the betrothal in "Valar Morghulis" by marrying Talisa Maegyr.

Arranged marriages happen to Sansa so often that she's basically pimped out to unconsummated marriages. First, there is Joffrey, which she views as a Perfectly Arranged Marriage until he shows his true colours. When Tywin finds out, he declares that she shall marry Tyrion instead, which she does, as mentioned above, unwillingly.

Tywin orders Tyrion to impregnate Sansa. He chooses not to impregnate her yet, but when she is ready. Seeing as the both of them are soon on the run and neither had bothered to consummate the marriage, no one in Westeros seems to really acknowledge or care as to whether or not she is still married to him.

When Tyrion is in serious danger of being executed, her Aunt Lysa begins to plan a marriage with Robin Arryn. It goes exactly as one would expect, with him treating her cruelly until she finally snaps and escapes with Theon's help. Fat Walda with Roose Bolton, although he did get to choose which wife he wanted.

It was more 'arranged' from her point of view than his. In the books, Fat Walda was actually ecstatic about the arranged marriage, and fully aware that he chose her to get his weight in silver as a dowry - she was outright proud that being overweight actually helped her for once.

She knows it wasn't a marriage for love, but few marriages are in Westeros, not even Eddard and Catelyn. The arranged marriage meant that she went from being an overweight and put-upon minor granddaughter of Walder Frey to being the wife of the new ruler of the North, head lady of a new Great House. As a result she is very grateful to Roose.

For his part, Roose seems to like her insomuch as he's capable of "liking" anyone. Cersei with Robert, as mentioned above. She initially saw it as a Perfectly Arranged Marriage up until Robert came to her drunk and called her by his late betrothed's name on their wedding night. Tywin commands Cersei to marry Ser Loras. She's not amused, but this one falls through as Tywin is not there to enforce it, what with his terminal bowel problems. Tommen is betrothed to Margaery after Joffrey's death, and she quickly sneaks into his bedroom to suss him out before Cersei has the chance to alienate the relationship.

Daenerys to Khal Drogo, as mentioned above, to secure an army for her brother. Later, she arranges her own marriage to Hizdahr zo Loraq, showing how much she and her circumstances have changed. An amiable one, although largely sexless for obvious reasons. As part of the negotiations that produced the arranged marriage Robb failed to go through with, Catelyn also promised her younger daughter Arya to Walder Frey's son.

Arya never finds out about this arrangement and with everyone who was aware now dead it's a moot point. Like Ned Stark, Lord Selwyn Tarth originally planned to marry off his daughter for political advantage. Unlike Ned, he eventually relented and taught her to fight like she wanted. Vulcans in the Star Trek universe have a quite complicated marriage arrangement process. This often involves telepathically bonding the intended spouses in childhood, and breaking one's marriage commitment carries dire consequences especially when one or both of them are in their pon farr mating cycle.

Explored with T'Pol in Star Trek: Enterprise , who had to debate whether to enter an arranged marriage which would entail her leaving the ship and returning to Vulcan. Although she refuses, the fourth season episode "Home" shows that her suitor has not given up and T'Pol is required to go through with it, even though she has fallen in love with Trip Tucker by that stage. Her husband divorces her voluntarily however when he realises the marriage is not working - after having already pulled strings to help her overthrow the Vulcan government.

In one scene, the king calls his elder son Harry to inform him of a marriage he wants to arrange for him. Harry then pulls out a scroll and recites a long list of the women and one man he's already engaged to. This episode also spoofed the young ages at which said marriages took place when, in the end of the episode, Edmund is married to a 9 year old princess. The final episode of the third season involved King George III announcing that he wished his son to marry a rosebush.

Not just any rosebush; a specific rosebush. The British miniseries I, Claudius has the hapless title character, a year-old man, being forced to marry his teenaged relative, Messalina.

This at the behest of Claudius's Evil Nephew , the insane Emperor Caligula , who thought it would make for a funny joke. The marriage seemed happy at first, until Messalina started showing her true gold-digging, nymphomaniac colors. She was eventually executed after a failed plot to depose Claudius and make one of her lovers ruler of Rome. As I, Claudius is actually based on the real-life Claudius, this is an example of Truth in Television.

In a recent episode of Pushing Daisies , a man offers his daughter's hand in marriage as a bet in a dim sum poker game. Of course, his opponent was cheating The marriage was decided on when she was five, and they probably would've let her decline had the Venjix computer virus not nearly wiped out humanity, leaving her parents with only enough money to pretend to be filthy rich until she married someone who was still rich.

Not wanting to break up the team or lose the only female member in Ken's case the guys attempt several plans that backfire rather spectacularly. The situation is eventually resolved when Ran convinces her mother that her responsibility as GekiYellow is more important. On Farscape , John is forced to marry a Sebacean princess because her DNA has been intentionally poisoned and she can't have children with anyone else.

Eventually he just leaves her pregnant, frozen as a statue for 80 cycles with the man she loves. It Makes Sense in Context. He fully intended to go through with it to avoid death by Scorpius, though Aeryn is not amused. In one episode of Father Brown Joan is the bookworm daughter of a millionaire, being pushed into an arranged marriage with a handsome but impoverished Upper-Class Twit.

At the start the engagement is treated very much like a business, with Robert casually giving Joan his grandmother's engagement ring saying that she can have it resized. As the story goes on we see Robert becoming impressed by Joan's intelligence, and later he is shown to be quite kindhearted. It doesn't hurt that the couple can commiserate about not meeting their parents expectations.

By the end, with the scandal that follows the affair at the center of the episode, Lady Malmort is resigned to the fact that the deal is dead but Joan clearly isn't going anywhere. In Rome Vorenus and Niobe have a discussing with their eldest daughter about arranging a marriage between her and a senator, and she doesn't seem to object. The parents point to themselves as an example of loving married couples, with Niobe adding "strange marriage it would be if you loved them from the start" as if the idea was completely foreign to her.

Season two also has Posca marrying Jocasta, courtesy of Atia's arrangements. Jocasta is upset and cries through the ceremony, but they end up becoming one of the most loving couples in the entire show.

The crying was probably mostly about her entire family having been murdered only slightly before. Not that she was very thrilled about the marriage either, as it was direct result of the aforementioned event. In one episode of Night Court , a young, beautiful woman is brought in, who turns out to be a princess of a small, island nation, who is desperately trying to get out of an arranged marriage.

He thinks she's exaggerating, until she shows him a photograph of the guy; unfortunately, the viewers never see it, and we have to take her word for it. Unfortunately, Harry isn't able to do anything as far as legalities are concerned, but when he finds out how superstitious their culture is, she's able to teach her a few tricks that make her convince them to annul the arranged marriage herself and possibly even make advances for women's lib there in the process.

Rayyan of Little Mosque on the Prairie ends up in a traditional arranged marriage by her father. She doesn't mind, though, as she has time to get to know her prospective groom before he proposes, and has the power to call it off at any time. It ends badly, but not because of the arranged part.

Divya of Royal Pains is drifting towards accepting her arranged marriage to a childhood friend. At the beginning, she tried to call it off, but when the engagement ceremony came around, she couldn't bring herself to do it. However, it's not like she couldn't call it off or she hates the guy he's kind of clueless and cheerful, actually ; she's simply not certain she should be married to him. Meanwhile, Evan keeps hoping So he's handsome, rich, nice and she likes him a lot, and he wants to marry her but she is not certain she should marry him?

On the other hand if she has feelings for Evan Season 9 of Degrassi: His traditional Indian parents arrange a girl to come meet him from India, who competes with his white-Canadian girlfriend Anya. Anya has sex with Sav in the limo to try and keep him, resulting in a teen-pregnancy-scare plot. In Babylon 5 , the Centauri have Arranged Marriages of the forced variety.

This results in a culture that believes weddings should be somber affairs with tears and recrimination, while funerals are joyous affairs. To celebrate a wedding is seen as bad luck. In fact, when Londo's service pleases The Emperor , the latter offers Londo to grant him any request.

Londo asks for a divorce from his three wives one of which hates his guts, the other one tries to suck up to him, and the third one is The Vamp.

The Emperor agrees but requests that Londo keep one wife to continue his line. In the end, Londo chooses his first wife the one who hates him and doesn't hide it. Because he knows exactly where he stands with her, while the others are manipulative liars.

He also doesn't realize that she's the most faithful of them all, having given her blood for a much-needed transfusion that saved his life on the condition that Dr. Franklin keep her identity secret. A first season episode had Vir's cousin and his girlfriend running away to escape arranged marriages.

Londo wants to send them back to their families but eventually he breaks down and has his family foster them so they can decide who they marry. Vir himself has an appointed fiancee who is beautiful and willing - but has the most appalling ideas about Narn.

An episode of Chuck includes a sub-plot where Lester an Indian Jew is pressured to marry a girl from his hometown. However, Lester's parents are from Saskatchewan, Canada.

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