Monday, June 18, 2018

Got Married 35 Years Ago

  My friend and I were on a six-week motorcycle tour of National Parks back in 1983. We had made a stop in Las Vegas to visit a friend who worked in Area 51. We were very poor and staying in a very sleazy motel across the street from a store that sold sex toys 24X7.

 While taking a walk close to the motel, we passed a man who claimed to be a religious man who ran the even more sleazy chapel behind him. He explained how we looked like a couple and could legally be one in a few hours.

 The trip to City Hall exposed me to types of people I had only heard of. So with the license in hand, we went back to the chapel with my friend and his wife. We have an old pic to remember that event.

 No one thought a marriage like that could last. At least no one in our families. 

 The old man must have put a special blessing on us, it has been a good ride.

1 comment:

  1. What a story! Hmmm the word friend might be a bit of an underestimation of the relationship if she'd just up and marry you in a sleezy part of town. Not the more usual Vegas wedding for sure. Obviously all those nay says have been eating their words. Congratulations!