Wedding ceremony of Marika

Wedding ceremony of Marika
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  • Photo taken in:
    Budapest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1954
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
This is the wedding of my daughter Marika and Laci, in the registry office number one, in Budapest. The one standing on the left is Laci's brother. They attended the same year at the Agricultural University and they met there. They married in 1954. Only the closest family members were there: my step-mother, my sister, her daughter, my son-in-law's parents, my other daughter- who else was there, I don't recall. I remember that there was a long table set up in the courtyard. My son-in-law's mother, my step-mother and I cooked the wedding lunch. They married in 1954, and later in Vertesacsa, where Laci's parent lived, they got married in a catholic church as well. I wasn't there; I don't even know why. Maybe they wanted to do it in secret. They went to Siofok for their honeymoon; my sister was at the builder's trade union, or already in SZOT, and I think she arranged this referral for a one week holiday for them. They graduated in 1955. They were agricultural engineers- that's what's written in their diplomas. Laci worked at the University of Economics- I don't know what position he had exactly- and in Keszthely, at some sort of Agricultural institution, and also as a professor of agriculture in Godollo. My daughter's husband's grandparents lived in Slovakia, my son-in-law was born in 1929 in Himb, near Kosice and he went to school in Kosice. When the Hungarian resettlement was going on, his parents declared themselves Hungarian and came over to Hungary after the Second World War, and they got a house in Vertesacsa. When my daughter married him, his parents still lived in Vertesacsa. He still lived in a dormitory somewhere, because they were both students. They are not Jewish. Originally, I think they were peasants, but the father worked in the Hangya cooperative farm. The mother didn't work there, but they had a cow and they took butter to market in Kosice, that's what my son-in-law used to tell me. They did farm work here. I think it was some sort of farming cooperative. My daughter and my son-in-law graduated in 1955. They were agricultural engineers- that's what's written in their diplomas. Laci worked at the University of Economics- I don't know what position he had exactly- and in Keszthely, at some sort of Agricultural institution, and also as a professor of agriculture in Godollo. Marika's family lived with me in Matyasfold the whole time; my son-in-law, Laci, still lives there. Once he was offered a job in Kaposvar, where he would have been provided with a flat for the whole family. Marika said that she wouldn't go without me, but I told them I wouldn't go to Kaposvar.

Interview details

Interviewee: Piroska Hamos
Interviewer:
Eszter Andor, Dora Sardi
Month of interview:
April
Year of interview:
2004
Budapest, Hungary

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