STUFF MY MOTHER-IN-LAW DID TO ME

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.

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Comments (11)

  1. noahbody

    LOL! That sure showed her.

    August 12, 2017
  2. depressedgirl

    Guess, you showed her. That is just awful how she kept you from getting your awards. What a mean spirited woman.

    August 12, 2017
  3. thoroughlyrandom

    That sounds like my monster in law.

    August 12, 2017
  4. sarahb1218

    Wow…I’ve never had a mean mother-in-law, lol. Did she ever warm up to you?? Going to the principal was pretty low.

    August 12, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      When she became ill with Alzheimer’s Disease, she forgot she didn’t like me. I visited her every day in the nursing home where she lived the last few months of her life and she knew me until the very end. She told me she loved me and that’s all I had ever wanted – for her to love me. Hubby reminds me that she had to lose her mind first …

      August 13, 2017
      1. elmo194855

        Hubby sounds like a real card! lol

        August 14, 2017
        1. Bettymom

          Indeed he is – the best of the best, and I’ve really put a strain on him the last few months.

          August 15, 2017
  5. jjj22

    I despised my mother in law. She was such a fake person. So contained with herself. I had to stay with her for 8 months during our marriage. She wouldn’t let my Dad in the house when he came to see me. while I was there, I started having panic attacks. I was so bad one time my sister took me to Dr. She called the Drs office told them I was crazy and not to pay any attention to what I said She lived to be 94, that was a beautiful sight laying in her casket..

    August 12, 2017
  6. belladora

    Know I know why there are Mother in law jokes. I am a Mother in law and can’t tell you it’s not personal we just want put boys to stay boys and not men. She was a mean one. I just told my boys straight out, minimal contact of I didn’t like her. It has worked out well. Mother’s are always Mothers. U mean treating our boys as boys not men. I have no choice now but when did… Just want them to be happy.

    August 13, 2017
  7. GoldenPig2012

    Ha Ha ha ha………………………..oh, yeah…………..that’s one of those things letting go of takes decades. But, hell, y’all made it and she’s forgotten. She had her reasons for doing everything she did, just like you and I and everyone else. Now, truth be told, the reasons behind the shit I do that pisses people off I have not shared, I felt justified and…..blah, blah, blah.

    She lived hers. You live yours. I’m proud of you.

    August 14, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      I don’t feel like someone that anyone should be proud of these days.

      August 14, 2017