A young couple never completed their senior year in high school. They sneaked off and were married by a protestant minister. No one knew they got married until it appeared in the local paper. Back then marriages were announced in this newspaper and that’s how the parents and others found out. The couple were not allowed back to school (again that was in 1941.They had a terrible time trying to support themselves and lived in a rooming house with only one bathroom per floor.
They fought and argued all the time. They would have had a good escape out of the situation if they had simply divorced. Being Catholic, they chose to be married again by a priest in the rectory. They should have quit while they were ahead!
Just goes to show that when it comes to marriage a lot of people don’t use their heads. The couple could have ended the “marriage” they entered by the protestant minister before having a priest regularize it.