|Margaret Ann, Evelyn, Virginia, Johnny, and Jim|
Pictured at the left is the original wedding party. My grandmother made all of the bridesmaid dresses for this and the two other weddings that were to take place within a five-month period.
In an earlier post, I discussed how my non-Catholic father and Catholic mother got married at St. James Church in Wyoming. They had a "Mass". Little did I know that I was going to have to have a "discussion" with my 5th grade religion teacher, Sr. Mary Alice, about how this was not possible -- it was against canon law. It's amazing that that memory still sticks with me because it was probably the first time when I would not back down from an authority figure in my life -- especially a nun. One of my cousins recently gave me a copy of the booklet that was used at their wedding. It gave me some pleasure to see this.
Mom and Dad have seven children, fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. As of this writing, we are anticipating three more great-grandchildren, including for the first time, a set of twins. I hope they are watching us. Happy Anniversary!