Married In Mexico...Talk About Planning

Yes, it was TWO days after Christmas. We were home for the Christmas Holidays...college students...separate schools...miles and miles apart.

What were we thinking?

Surely, we had a plan!  That's what organized people do, and even at age 18 we stuck to the traditional 'Plan Your Life Guide'.

So we planned our wedding and ELOPED.

Here are our vows presided over by El Juez
December 27, 1965
Juarez, Mexico
Senorita, ¿Toma usted a este hombre para ser su legítimo esposo?
(Sue, do you take this man to be your lawful wedded husband) 
Senor, ¿Toma usted a este hombre para ser su legítimo esposa?
(Wayne,do you........wife)
Yo os declaro marido y mujer.
(I now pronounce you married)

Down the aisle we walked as the Bells rang and the Mariachis sang. Talk about planning.

The thing was, they were ringing and singing for all the babies that were being 'Christened' that day. Our wedding ceremony was sandwiched in between a line of beaming parents, proud grandparents and crying babies.  Talk about planning.

Upon returning to Texas, we were informed that our Mexico Wedding was not recognized as a legal and binding contract in Texas.  What?  Talk about the lack of planning.

Here we are 49 years later...legally married by registration of our Mexican Certificate at the Ward County Texas Courthouse...or 'Texas Common Law' having lived together for more than five years...'What A Plan'.

What's our plan for celebrating on our 49th Wedding Anniversary? 
Mexican Food and Mariachis!


peggy gatto said...

What a grand fairy tale!!! Congratulations and live happily ever after!!!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sue - congratulations ... and many more Mexican food and mariachis celebratory dos ... happy days - Hilary

Pom Pom said...

Congratulations, Sue and Hi Honey! That's a great story! LOVE! Have fun celebrating!

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

Mexican food and mariachis sound like a fantastic plan! Congratulations to you both. :-)


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