Apr 19, 2009

Mrs. Sneed and I have been married for 40 years today. We got married in 1969, in Las Vegas, accompanied by our mothers and Mrs. Sneed's best friend, Mona. We were such hillbillies, maybe still are. In most of the country in 1969 a boy under 21 could not marry without his parents signature. The bride only needed to be 18. I recall having to get an affidavit signed by my old man. I was just 19. I remember my dad signing the form and telling me that this wasn't how he imagined his son getting married. Dad had lots of imaginary scenarios. We drove all night, moms in tow and as I recall got married seven am, on a Saturday morning at the Las Vegas City Hall. No Elvis minister, no drive through, just your standard City Hall wedding. After a quick celebratory breakfast at a Denny's restaurant, we drove home. As Mrs. Sneed remarked yesterday, it was a miracle we didn't die in a fiery accident. But we didn't and here we are 40 years later. All my love Mrs. Sneed. Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky

13 comments:

Barbara said...

This is so very sweet. You are a year younger than I am, but you have me beat by 7 years when it come to marriage! Congratulation to Mr. and Mrs. Sneed and all that have come from the union!

R.L. Bourges said...

Which goes to prove it's not age, venue or circumstances that make a marriage - it's the two people involved.

Many, many years of health and happiness to you both .

Karen said...

Happy belated anniversary to you and Mrs. Sneed, Merle!

Kurt said...

It's too bad you weren't alive today, because then you could get gay married.

Squirrel said...

I missed this post while out gallivanting in the mountains world (with no wifi) I wish I had seen it and given my congrats to you two crazy kids without being belated.

Squirrel said...

This post may have been enhanced by a sexy photo of you two kissing.

Megan said...

1969 was a good year. :)

Steve said...

Beautiful! Congratulations to both of you! You've lasted a lot longer than many people who had much more elaborate, planned, "event" weddings -- which just goes to show all that stuff doesn't count for squat.

Mariana said...

Happy wedding anniversary! :)

alphabet soup said...

Congratulations. Forty years, that's no mean effort and speaks volumes about you both. Oh the enthusiasm of youth - marrying at 7 am!!
Ms Soup

Marcia said...

i sorta got teary eyed. CONgrats! you deserve the best, and you already have it!

Catskill Snap said...

In honor of the Catskill Sneeds (and for other reasons) I've revamped my old Liberty blog to include more Sneederific places. What town(s) in the region would the Sneeds like to see?

Bella Rum said...

Great story, Merle. Congratulations to you and Mrs. Sneed.