Their marriage record with a Return signed by the Reverend A. R. Bird is now on FamilySearch for all to see.1 They'd be happy. Now they could say 'We told you so!' as I once questioned whether their US marriage was a 'real' one. (At the time, there was lots of discussion and controversy about Canadians 'running off' to the USA to get divorced and re-married. I read all the news even as a little girl.)
In a past 'Smile for the Camera' post here, 'Wedding Belles', there are photos of them just after the ceremony, but these two I like as well. Mum and Dad did go to Philadelphia for a short honeymoon, then back to work. But my Na, Mum's mum, that same month arrived for a visit. And here you can see some of my love for cemeteries may well be inherited, as the USA's Arlington National Cemetery2 was one of the sights they showed her.
Mum and Na at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, USA, February, 1946. Private collection. Photo labelled so in pencil in Mum's handwriting.
Mum and Dad at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, USA, February, 1946. Private collection. Photo labelled so in pencil in Mum's handwriting.
1 FamilySearch: District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950, Index and Images, accessed 1 February 2013, Image 586 on-line, #290569, page 69, Scott and Rogers marriage, 1 February 1946. Application for license, 28 January, 1946, License with Return certified by Reverend A.[Andrew] W. Bird.
2 Official Website of Arlington National Cemetery, USA