Today would have been my Daddy and Mama's 62th Anniversary.. They're spending it in heaven again this year.. They were married in 1951 and had me in 52... I'll never forget the little story that was told about their wedding day.. Daddy went and bought himself a new pair of shoes (called slippers back then ) and didn't pay any attention to it until he started to put them on.. He opened the box and there was only one shoe.. The other had apparently been left at the store.. He had to wear his old shoes to get married in and the soles were about off of them.. Later on he took them back to the store and they matched them up with another shoe.. Back then they seldom ever got any shoes and I know he had to work quite a while to have enough money to even buy any..
They got married in Georgia since that state didn't require you to have a blood test and such.. Just about all of the old people around here went to Georgia and got married.. In our case Georgia wasn't to far away.. Daddy and Mama got married by the Justice Of The Peace in Blairsville Georgia.. Our old homeplace was almost on the Georgia State Line.. It sit just back this side within a few hundred feet.. My Grandma on my Daddy's side lived with us until her death back in 1960... She said that people used to come out walking pass our house just to cross over the state line and get married.. There were a lot of them according to grandma.. Daddy said probably just about the whole country..lol. I just though ya'll might enjoy this..
Happy Anniversary Daddy and Mama. Hope to see you both again soon, Love Susie