September 19-Somethin’ Challenge: Day 27

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27. What do you remember the most from the year that you turned 19? What was going on in your life back then?

1984 was the year that I turned 19.  That year held lots of new and big things for me. I started college in the spring session of 1984.  I got my driver’s license that year.  I got married that year.  That is also the year that I first saw my daddy cry.

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About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native, but have been living on the Texas Gulf Coast for 14 years now. David and I have been married for 34 years. Our children are grown. Some are here at home, others are out in the big world doing their "thing". I enjoy genealogy, reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, cooking and much, much more.
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6 Responses to September 19-Somethin’ Challenge: Day 27

  1. David E. McClendon Sr. says:

    It is difficult to see a daddy cry.

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  2. ghostmmnc says:

    So, you got married when you were 19, too! 🙂 Do you think many people do that these days, or mostly wait until they’re older? I know my in-laws thought my girls were doomed old maids, when they hadn’t gotten married by 15. That’s how they did it in their family. I just can’t imagine that. haha!

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    • I don’t know that many folks even bother with marriage these days. There’s all this ‘baby mama’ and ‘baby daddy’ business going on. I don’t think that many young people see any point in getting married. It is very sad, really.

      I knew David when I was 15 (I was 14 when we first met). At 15, I would have been willing to run him over with my daddy’s ’57 Chevy, he’d hurt my feelings that badly with something he said not long after we’d met. But, by the time we had our first date, I was willing to let him live. haha

      I think that 19 is a pretty good age for getting married. Did it hurt your girls’ feelings to know their relatives thought of them as old maids?

      15 is pretty young to be getting married, but it is how it was done back in the time when our life expectancy was minimal. They wanted to make sure they got a houseful of babies made before the woman died, I guess.

      What is the youngest marriage age in your family history that you know of? Now, I’m going to have to look it up on our family tree, too. 🙂

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      • ghostmmnc says:

        You are right about people not bothering with getting married these days. At least for some. I guess 15 was the earliest I know of for getting married in any of our relatives. My girls just thought it was crazy that that side of the family would suggest marriage at 15! 🙂

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