By Georgia Lee ( From “A Father’s Legacy – Your life story in your own words”) Dad’s journal.
Journal Prompt: Tell me about your wedding day. What Happened? How did you feel? Were you nervous, scared, Happy?
GOOD LORD! Again, you ask such personal questions. Ok – Wartime, remember? Propose one day, get married the next. Leave several days later. July 10 – Wedding day. I bought a wedding band for $20 bucks. Engagement ring couldn’t be afforded and wasn’t necessary since the engagement was less than one day. “Less get married.” “Where?” The Social Room of college. During the ceremony, a violent storm blew the flowers down. Omen?
After the wedding, we went to a photographer for a picture. It was the worst picture ever made. Looked like my mouth fell off, so the photographer drew one in. We boarded a Greyhound bus for a one-day honeymoon in Montgomery. No rooms at the main hotels. We found a place – The Dexter Hotel. They had no single rooms and were about to send us away, when a woman clerk said to Mom – “Are you a BRIDE?” We got a room with five beds in it. The clerk said “You don’t have to sleep in all the beds.”