Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Picture of the Week

I asked my friend Mary if I could snag this picture off her blog.
This was taken in 1953. And to quote Mary:

"This is Mom at her wedding reception. My dad, Myron, missed it because his boss at the gas station wouldn't give him time off!"

I don't think I have EVER seen a bride without the groom at their reception!

Mary gives further detail:

"They married on 18 Aug 1953. Mom was 15 years old and Dad was 18. They eloped to Reno, Nevada--with both sets of parents in the backseat! They were married by a bishop in Reno, but Mom had to lie about her age. It came back to haunt her when I was about 10 years old. After seeing an old Dick Van Dyke show where Laura Petrie found out she wasn't legally married because she lied about her age, I told our neighbors my parents weren't really married!"

Mary's parents raised 5 children together and were married for 48 1/2 years when her mom passed away in 2002. Amazing, especially when you consider what an early start they had.


Lisa said...

What a story! I love reading or hearing about the past-there's so many things to learn & remember! Your mom looks beautifula & that dress! Timeless. Love that style & fit. Really nice Jill.

Jill said...

Actually Lisa, this is not my mom. This is my friend Mary's mom. I just was so taken in by this picture that I asked if I could put it on my blog :)

Anonymous said...

I love this woman. She must have been something. I wish I could have known her. I love her dress too. I don't mean to be rude, but did people back then look older? She sure doesn't look like she is 15. More like about 20. She is really pretty too.

Dad and Susan said...

His boss wouldn't let him have the time off to attend his own wedding reception? Now that's sad! She does look lovely. Nowdays they could impose his picture in there and no one would be the wiser. Makes for fun memories though. Love, Dad and Susan

Rebecca said...

What a very fun picture. I love old pictures. She does not look 15 though! How sad she had to have her party alone. I think I would rather of NOT had a reception than had one without my husband. But who knows how things went in those days. I love her dress too!

Christiansens said...

I love all your old pictures! They are always so fun to look at!!

-I tagged you!! Look at my blog.


Rachel said...

I'm in the wedding business and have never seen that either!

ps if you want to be invited to my blog you have to email me.. the blog is private so you can't just go to the link unless you're already set up :-)