On the 4 of July, 1941, my father, Keith B. MacDonald married my mother, Marjorie Fay Boardman, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. Coeur D’Alene was like the Gretna Green of England. In the book by Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice, references are made to this location in England. The laws in Idaho were a little less strict back in 1941 regarding a waiting period.
They headed back to Seattle stopping in Selah to visit the McDonald’s who had gathered at sister Jean’s home.
Dad liked the American Gothic portrait and mimicked it over the years, I actually saw the original at the Art Institute in Chicago:
For more information about Keith and Marjorie’s marriage go to the blog: The Boardmans and Browns of Winnipeg where there is more details on this event and a little more from my mother’s perspective. You will note that my mother was 30 and my dad was 31 when they married. A little late for those times. The migration to Washington State for the McD’s is complete, Uncle Gordy, the last of the family has made his move from Minneapolis to Seattle.