She didn't hesitate she said, "it was a house dress". A house dress? "Was it white?" I asked. "Noooo, it was probably blue and white" she said. "WHY!!" I asked. "Because we were married by the Justice of the peace." she explained. I just didn't understand.
Then she explained that they had eloped with their friends after Christmas. The four of them took off and drove over the border, to Binkelman, Nebraska, on December 30th 1936 and got married. Well, that was pretty exciting!! I didn't get the dress but I did get a great story about my parents eloping in the "olden days", very romantic indeed!