Monday, September 10, 2018

Anniversary

It's our 53rd Wedding Anniversary and we're getting ready to head downtown for lunch.  I say it's our anniversary, but technically it's not.  I think, and I do have to think about it, our anniversary is August 27th.
You see, we were engaged to be married on the 10th of September and that August Mac received his draft notice---the war in Vietnam was going on.  But married men were exempt.  Mac called his draft office and they rescinded the notice because we were getting married.
Then on the 26th of August they declared that after midnight of the 26th married men who weren't already married wouldn't be exempt.
I was living at home with my parents, Mac lived with his.  When he got home from work he grabbed his Mother----he was old enough to be drafted, but not old enough to sign to get married, he needed a parent.  They picked me up, we headed to Nevada when there was no waiting period to get married and drove like crazy.
Others had the same idea.  We waited in line and it was after midnight before we got our license, but we found a chapel and got married anyway.
My Mother-in-law was concerned that my parents would want our church wedding before we slept together, so I slept with my Mother-in-law instead.
Two weeks later we had our church wedding and Mac had his Army physical 3 days later.
Then in November---no idea of the date--- we were married in the Catholic Church.
So we've been married 3 times, celebrate the 10th of September and looking forward to many more.

32 comments:

  1. So did Mac get deferred? Seems he may have had to enlist if he had a physical.

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    1. He was drafted, but ended up spending 21 years in the Army.

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  2. This is a very interesting story. Happy anniversary and I wish you many more happy years together. Pat

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  3. What a story, Three weddings but just look at how wonderful a life you have had so far.
    Happy Anniversary !

    cheers, parsnip and badger

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  4. What an amazing story! Happy Anniversary!

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  5. I love your story, Janet! What an adventure! I was married in a nice church wedding on November 30 1968, and his draft notice arrived 3 days later. He left in January for basic but his father had managed somehow to get him into the Air Force Reserve so he never went overseas. My second husband and I went to Virginia on our day off work to marry. He'd been in Vietnam, a Marine. The first marriage lasted 16 years, this one has endured for 32. My best wishes to you and Mac!

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  6. It sounds like you had the blessing of both sets of parents, which is wonderful. Congratulations on 53 years!

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  7. Happy wedding anniversary, three times over. We celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary in August and always celebrate the anniversary of our first date which was in mid-May. The more celebrations, the better! Hope your day was wonderful as well as the year ahead.

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  8. Best wishes and Happy Anniversary! We celebrate our 50th next March. xo

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  9. Happy Anniversary! 53 years, you must have been babies! xx

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  10. An adventure wedding! Happy anniversary.

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  11. Happy Anniversary, married three times to the same guy...must have been good to last all these years:)

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  12. Happy Anniversary! I thought we were doing well coming up on our 30th lol

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  13. Three weddings - wow! Congratulations.

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  14. Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations... wishing you many more happy years together.

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  15. You don’t do anything by halves! Enjoy all your anniversaries. Sounds like a good excuse to have lots of celebrations:) B x

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  16. Wow, that's some story - so interesting. Happy anniversary to both of you.

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  17. Such a wonderful story of your determination to be together and here you are 53 years later. Many congratualtions to you both:)

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  19. What a lovely story, Janet. Thank you for sharing it. I hope you both had a great day.

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  20. I love the idea of having three anniversaries -- I hope you celebrate them all! Happy Day today!

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  21. What an interesting story! Happy anniversary and wishing you both well. (It was our 53rd w.a. this year, in June).

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  22. That is quite a story. If I were you, I'd celebrate three times each year. Happy anniversary!

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  23. Congrats to you and hubby. I celebrated my 48'th in August and like you, I had to have my mother sign for me. I was only 20 (1970) at the time - how things have changed. Quite an accomplishment to have shared life with one person for so long. Me too! Such a lovely story.

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  24. What a great story! And you get to celebrate three times a year instead of once, and that's a pretty good deal. Happy Anniversary, and many more to come!!

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  25. Goodness, that's some story …
    Belated Happy Anniversary wishes to you both.

    All the best Jan

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  26. Happy ALL of your anniversaries and here's to MANY more to come!!!!

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  28. I love the idea of having three anniversaries -- I hope you celebrate them all! Happy Day today!

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