Hokey dokey! Remember that I mentioned how high my grade average was, so I had to be valedictorian. Hubby and I were engaged and his mother didn't like me and wanted us to break up. SO - she went to the high school principal and told him that we were doing things we shouldn't do before we got married and that I had low morals and shouldn't be allowed to graduate with my class.
The principal called me into his office and accused me of being immoral and I informed him that it wasn't true, but how do you prove something like that? I wasn't about to take the principal to the doctor with me! So, then he told me how disappointed he was in me and that I wouldn't be receiving any awards at graduation. I had earned the English award, the math award and the music award. They all went to someone else, a girl who was actually doing the things I was accused of doing!! He said he would keep me from being valedictorian if he could figure out a way to do it. Luckily, he couldn't think of a way.
When we went to get our marriage license six weeks later, all I had to do was produce my birth certificate because I was eighteen, legal age for a girl to get married in Indiana. Hubby had to have both his parents sign for him because he was still just eighteen (about two weeks before his nineteenth birthday) and boys had to be twenty-one to get married. My mom came with us because she worked in the courthouse anyway. When it came time for Hubby's mom to sign, she hesitated and looked around like she wanted to run away, but we had her surrounded and she signed!!
My mother-in-law told everyone in her family that we'd never last a year. By the time she died, we had been married over fifty years.