Ten Year Old Models Wedding Gown
This is our youngest grand daughter modeling my wedding gown that I wore on July 15, 1962, 50 years ago. She fits into the waist, but the top is a little big. I was 15 lbs. lighter than I am now. We pulled the gown out from my old trunk where it sat with my wedding memorabilia and old photo albums. Fifty years married to the same man seems like a lifetime (it is!), but I remember clearly how we met when I was 17 going on 18, and he was 19 going on 20. I was a freshman and he was a junior. My parents sent me to the state university “to meet a refined young man” and Wyman was the best I could find! We met in the elevator in the Sinclair Library, going up to the 3rd floor to study. Didn’t do much studying that day!
We got married after I graduated from the university with a teaching degree, and Wyman was a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Air Force by then. There were 630 people at our wedding reception at the famous landmark Waikiki Lau Yee Chai; $38.50/table of 10 for a Chinese 9 course dinner, total cost about $2500. The cost for one table would be the minimum cost for one guest today, 10 times more than it was in 1962! A long strand of 10,000 fireworks was lit before dinner was served. There was also a bottle of Scotch whiskey on each table. After toasting each course as they came, many of the guests became pretty high!
The Lord brought Wyman and I together that day at the library, and blessed us with 3 children and 7 grand children!
Posted on July 15, 2012, in About Me And My Family and tagged 1st Lt USAF, Chinese nine-course banquet, golden anniversary, how we met, Sinclair Library, ten thousand firecrackers, Ten year old model, Univ. of Hawaii, Waikiki Lau Yee Chai, wedding gown. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.