We must be a kissy family because we all kiss each other on the lips. Our daughter is 26 and we kiss on the lips, our sons are 24, 23, 21, and 19 and they all kiss me on the lips. B1 and our daughter always kiss goodbye on the lips. B1 and the boys have this macho/manly thing that starts as a handshake and ends in a bear hug.... (no kissing, though.) And, of course, I love getting slobbery, chocolate pudding face kisses, on the lips, from our grandson. I kiss all my cousins, aunts, and uncles on the lips.
Maybe it's a family thing, a cultural thing, or even a southern thing..... I don't know.
When our oldest, and only daughter, got married, B1 had the traditional job of "giving away the bride." Poor guy, I didn't know if he was going to make it through the day, I really didn't. I was actually concerned when the minister said "Who gives this woman's hand in marriage" that B1 might remain silent.
So, when B1 managed to lift her veil, kiss her on the lips, and barely choke out the words "Her mother and I do," I was pleasantly surprised when he turned to the groom, cupped his face in his hands, and kissed him on top of the head. I thought it was such a classy gesture. He was truly welcoming our son-in-law into our family.