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Strange Start, Great Finish

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2011, at 3:09 PM

The day Harriet and I were married started with some strange incidents.

Harriet stepped on the bottom of a hooped skirt under her wedding dress and lost it as she was coming up the steps to come down the aisle.

Then during the ceremony there was a little srm wrestling as I tried to put her wedding band on her right. I learned right then she would keep me straightened out.

There was some hesitation immediately after the wedding as the new man and wife started to leave the church. This was due to the fact I was somehow standing on the train of her wedding dress.

After we returned from our Florida honeymoon there was one more surprise. The T-G had a misprint over our picture. It was supposed to have said Wed in Church Ceremony. Itstead it proclaimed Wed in Church Cemetery.

We were married 54 years ago today. I would marry her again every second of it. She's still the girl of my dreams.

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Congratulations! You are a great couple!

-- Posted by bbbluebird on Thu, Jun 23, 2011, at 3:26 PM


-- Posted by candasons07 on Thu, Jun 23, 2011, at 3:56 PM


I remember a lot of these stories when we worked all those late nights over the years.

Congratulations to you and Harriet, you're a lucky man!

-- Posted by Gary Johnson on Thu, Jun 23, 2011, at 4:26 PM

Congrats to the both of you!

-- Posted by Bjaj1 on Thu, Jun 23, 2011, at 5:32 PM

Congratulations to both of you. We need to celebrate long marriages.

-- Posted by leeiii on Thu, Jun 23, 2011, at 5:41 PM

Awwww congratulations.. See dreams do come true!

-- Posted by truckindaddy on Fri, Jun 24, 2011, at 8:18 AM

Congratulations to you and Harriet. Carolyn and I celabrated our 50th wedding anniversary in April. We both could be poster boys for the phrase "marrying up." Wish you many more!

-- Posted by jsutton on Sat, Jun 25, 2011, at 9:01 AM

JSutton: You mean Carolyn has put up with you for 50 years!


-- Posted by luckylu on Sat, Jun 25, 2011, at 2:49 PM

Congratulations Bo & Harriet on your 54 anniverisary. Come August 3 Joyce and I will celebrate 59. Bo, we may have lost the state championship in football but we are winners in our marriage. Wishing you many more days of happiness. Bobby and Joyce

-- Posted by bobbymoore on Sun, Jun 26, 2011, at 1:44 PM

Congratulations to you both. Jim & I will hit that same magic number of 54 when February again rolls around. It sounds so long, but it certainly doesn't feel like a long time. Again, congratulations.

-- Posted by bettyhbrown on Sun, Jun 26, 2011, at 9:36 PM

Congratulations on such a wonderful adventure you and your wife have been living, there is not another on earth that can be so full filling.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Fri, Jul 1, 2011, at 8:39 AM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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