Boxing Day Wedding, 1963

I should have posted these photos on 26 December 2013: fifty years later.

My parents were married (at Our Lady of Fatima, Ottawa) on Boxing Day, 1963.

Wedding recessional, Our Lady of Fatima, 26 December 1963.

Wedding recessional, Our Lady of Fatima, 26 December 1963.

Signing the register at Our Lady of Fatima, Ottawa. 26 December 1963.

Signing the register at Our Lady of Fatima, Ottawa. 26 December 1963.

December 26, 1963: John Alexander Moran and Catherine Frances McGlade

December 26, 1963: John Alexander Moran and Catherine Frances McGlade

Well, I am biased, of course (I mean, obviously), but these photos, taken before I was born, seem to lend support to my recollections that my mother had a smile that could light up a room, and that my father was a bit of a handsome young rogue in his day.

John Alexander Moran, 6 September 1934-14 March 2013
Catherine Frances McGlade, 10 October 1939-22 December 1912

  2 comments for “Boxing Day Wedding, 1963

  1. Helen McHargue (Killeen)
    20 February 2014 at 1:52 am

    My parents were also married on Boxing day!

  2. M.C. Moran
    20 February 2014 at 11:44 pm

    Hi Helen,

    I always loved the holiday, Christmas-y feel to my parents’ wedding anniversary.

    And my parents used to have an annual Open House on Boxing Day. I think it began as something informal (‘What are you doing on Boxing Day? Why not drop by if you get a chance?’), but by the time I was 10 or 11 years old, it had become an annual tradition, with friends, family, and neighbours descending on our house for a big party every 26th of December.

    Where were your parents married?

Comments are closed.