First, if you are under the age of 50, you probably aren't aware of the religious ramifications of marrying a Catholic if you were Protestant or vice versa. In this instance, my mother was Catholic and my father wasn't. I don't think they thought much of it when they decided to elope when they were traveling to Fremont with Janet Dean & Bill Budgero, who did intend to elope.
I am sure three weeks later when the news finally leaked out, there was shock on the part of both fathers. I certainly do know that my parents were pressured into getting their marriage blessed in the "Church" and so on February 23, 1947, my parents were again married at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Detroit, Michigan.
|Feb 23 1947 Marriage Certificate|
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