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Happy Father’s Day!

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Just this one update today. Happy Father’s Day to all you father’s out there! Since all my kids are far from me, I’ll be spending the day working on the shop and maybe even working on the racer a little bit.

Speaking of father (or minister or pastor), yesterday I received my official documents from the Universal Life Church. I now have the rather dubious and dangerous authority to marry people. I’m bonafide!!

My wife’s son will be getting married in August and they asked me to officiate, so now I’m an official officiate. I get to check off another life experience 🙂

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10 Comments on “Happy Father’s Day!

  1. Mike

    Dave, you are joking right? this troubles me, the legal implications of taking this seriously.

  2. David Eilers Post author

    Mike,

    All joking aside, this is a real thing, with court cases to back up it’s legitimacy and legality. I can now legally marry people in most counties and most states. Of course, I don’t plan on officiating at anyone’s marriage other than one in August.

    U/L isn’t alone offering this service. I could also be ordained by the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster).

  3. Steve Walkup

    Congratulations, Father. I got mine years ago to marry a friend, and they’re still married. Have you considered starting up a Church of the Vintage Willys as a side gig?

  4. REV. JOHN NORTH WILLYS

    HAY ? — COULDNT AFFORD THE XTRA $$$ TO BE A BISHOP ?? — WE WERE THE 1ST HIPPIE MINISTERS IN HAIGHT ASHBURY , 1968 , DID ALL KINDS OF GOOD !! ( YA RIGHT !!! HAHAHA !!! ) — IT WAS JUST A FRONT …

  5. SteveK

    You do realize that marriage has been linked to 100% of the divorces, right? Are you sure you want to be contributing to that statistic with those odds??? 🙂 You certainly have led a Blessed Life lately. Pass it forward.

  6. CraigInPA

    Wow, the credentials have gotten a lot nicer. Back in the 1980’s, it was a piece of parchment with no seal, and a wallet card. When you got ordained, you got extra blank credentials to ordain others. I’m sure I still have them stashed away somewhere.

    Only once was I called into service. I was at the wedding as the photographer. Thankfully, before the ceremony started, the bride’s minister showed up and took over. Awfully hard to take pictures and perform the ceremony at the same time!

  7. David Eilers Post author

    David: I hadn’t thought of that …. “, and therefore, by the power vested in me by the jeep community and the State of Washington, I know pronounced you …” lol.

    Craig: I never knew there were “official” credentials like this for internet ministers!

  8. David Eilers Post author

    SteveK: Perhaps I won’t mention that stat to the bride and groom, lol.

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