When we got engaged, Ruby’s mother was very happy. Her father, well that was a different story. He told Ruby that I’d probably be selling pencils on the streets of New York City. Shortly after Ruby and I decided to get married, her father asked me to write a letter asking for her hand in marriage which I did. I handed it to him in person and I think he was kind of startled that I did it, but he never responded to it. I didn’t let that discourage me though and it didn’t didn’t stop Ruby and me from getting married.
Although her father didn’t make the trip, Ruby was happy that her mom flew in from Trinidad for the wedding. It was an early afternoon wedding and it was a quick one, too. The ceremony couldn’t have been more than a half hour. After we were married, we took a few photos and then we had the reception at my mother and father’s apartment.