On the 11 of October 1969 we married in Brussels, that means 50 years ago ! That sounds terribly long, but it went rather quick ! I would never have believed to stay with the same man for such a long time, as I fell in love quickly, but quickly out too ! Mr. G. maybe had the same doubts, but here we are still together.
The building hasn't changed at all, but we a little bit !
After the ceremony we went with my parents and the wedding witnesses for lunch in a nice restaurant which was called the "Green Dog" ! In the middle of the meal the waiter came and told my new husband that our furniture which we had ordered had just arrived and the men were standing in front of our new apartment ! So he and his bestman left the table and ran to join the furniture men to show them where to put everything.
When we arrived later the new furniture was there and we celebrated with a bottle of Champagne.
In fact we had married already in October and not both marriages (civil and church) in one day, because we had found a beautiful apartment with a little garden which we had to rent immediately. But to rent something together in 1969 was impossible, we had to be married. That we did camp for two weeks in this apartment was a secret, and a sin !
The day we choose was wonderful ! We had real summer weather 25°C and I was glad that I had a dress without sleeves ! I didn't need the jacket.
Today less and less couples get married because the laws have changed and married or not they have the same rights.
Unfortunately we couldn't celebrate today as it was foreseen because I caught a cold and Mr. G. is not feeling well either. But that's only postponed.
I had found these T-shirts on Internet and had bought them for today. We used to dress alike when we were young with the same T-shirts and Jeans, unfortunately we didn't have the same weather today to wear a T-shirt.
It turned out that this year was a special year ! The first man landed on the moon, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) social movement was created and also internet !