"Most of these relationships were forged when the world was a dangerous place and life was uncertain. Couples were forced to confront the profound emotions and passions that come with the reality of separation and the prospect of death."
Tom Brokaw - The Greatest Generation
When couples got married during the WWII, they often wore very practical clothing, the men their uniforms or a suit and the women a suit. If they would have worn fancy clothing or had a fancy wedding when most of the world was involved in a war it would have been disrespectful. Many weddings were planned hastily within a few days of a soldier leaving for his duty station.
From the newspaper..Nuptials Spoken Last Sunday ( Newspapers made errors back then too) In a single ring ceremony performed in the parsonage on Saturday at 4 o’clock…
The bride wore a beige suit with brown accessories and a corsage of white gardenias.
The bride has been a school teacher in rural Becker County, she will continue teaching. The groom will return to his duties in Fort Benning Georgia.
Oh ..they look so young! It must have been scary for them, he went overseas and was in the Battle of The Bulge. He talked about it a few times. He also talked about driving General Patton one day. He returned.
They had a good married life, they were blessed with four beautiful children. Far Guy has many good memories of his cousins, and of his Aunt and Uncle.
A single ring ceremony in the church parsonage..it was all about the commitment, all about the vows before God and their immediate family:)