The couple persevered, jumped all the hurdles, dodged the obstacles, and eventually as I said at the beginning, married on the 5 November 1946. Their daughter was baptized the following year in the same Cathedral.
Today, the 2nd November is All Souls' Day. It's also my husband's birthday and he has been part of that group for 12 days short of four years. For years I wrote about All Souls followed by a normally humorous tagline which read that it was also my husband's birthday adding what might or might not be for dinner!All Souls' is a Catholic Day of Remembrance for friends and loved ones who have passed away. On this day, during Requiem Masses, the Office of the Dead is recited.