My 75 year old Grandfather, takes a 70 year old Bride, giving me the shock of my life.

June 6, 1964, Saturday. I think Grandaddy got Married.

Got up and went bike ridding until 12:00, laid in the sun until 3:00 and stayed on my diet all day long… I lost 3 lbs. I’ll loose 5 lbs by Monday. Got pretty tan. Lauri and I went to the store and got a box of Epson Salts, because it really helps you lose weight. I also got peroxide for my hair. Came home and got the shock of my life. We got the Insurance Policy Grandaddy took out when he went to New York. It had a Mary MacDonald on it.  We think he got married.  Mom and I almost got hysterical.  I can’t believe he’d do this to my Mayme. She’s only been dead one year. Where did he meet a woman he could Marry so fast. He never brought anyone over to meet us. Is she young or what? He’s 75. Why did he have to get Married.

saffrons rule granddaddy and Mary

My Grandfather, Andy Mac Donald, eloped and married Mary Washburn, one year after my Grandmother, Mayme, passed away.  It turns out Mary and Andy had been together over 35 years.  She was basically his Mistress.  They waited a respectful one year and got Married.  He was 75 and she was 70.  They were married 13 years, until his death in 1978.  

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Sharrie Williams is the author of The Maybelline Story and a direct descendant of the Maybelline Cosmetic Family. Great niece of Maybelline founder Tom Lyle Williams. Buy a signed copy today.
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