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.
December 27, 1965
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?
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!