“This is probably pretty common, but I didn’t know until after my grandmother passed that she had married while still in high school. It was during the war, when people did things like that because the guy was being shipped out.”
“Her yearbook surname is different to her current one, so I asked my mom why, and she told me. She said not to mention it around my dad. I’m certain he’s aware of it, though he probably wasn’t told until he was older.
I’m not sure what the issue is as my grandma and her first husband married right before the guy left, and they had no kids, etc. The only thing I can think of is that her first husband survived, and they divorced. I guess back then divorce had a lot of stigma, so maybe that’s why it was a touchy subject.
She clearly didn’t want any of us to know, in any case. It’s just funny because she seemed so traditional and conservative, but it sure sounds like she had a lot of moxie. Go her!”