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Wednesday, July 05, 2006
GET MARRIED IN OCTOBER
Today is our 38th wedding anniversary. DogMan was almost 32, and I was just 18. We married three months to the day, almost to the hour, after we met. Being July, the weather was sweltering. I would have preferred October, but my father was dying, and it was important to me that I was married before he died. I've often thought about renewing our vows -- in October -- but long ago decided that once was enough and DogMan agrees.
We married on my Grandmother B's 57th wedding anniversary. On her wedding day the temperature was 105* -- in the shade. My mother still has the clipping from the newspaper. That was in 1911. Algore would probably claim it was global warming; my grandparents chalked it up to summer.
I don't have a picture of my grandparents' wedding, so I decided to post one of my parents on their wedding day in 1946. They were smart; they wed in September when it was cooler.
My brother and sister-in-law chose December 22nd, primarily because he had just completed basic training and was due to be transferred to Georgia. Everyone was worried he would be shipped to Vietnam, but he ended up in Manheim, Germany, as an MP.
Zappa and his first wife chose August. Naturally, being August, it was 90+ degrees, and this was an outdoor wedding. Nurse G followed suit with an August wedding -- also outdoors and also 90+ degrees. Both weddings were lovely but hot hot hot. Zappa and his second wife (and last, I hope) tied the knot in January -- in a blizzard.
We usually don't do anything on our anniversaries, mostly because it's just too hot and/or humid. So if anyone is thinking about getting married, think about October.