Fell asleep at wedding

The earliest I've found this story reported was in Time magazine (Feb 8, 1954). But then it started popping up in other papers, some as late as 1956 (below). I haven't found any report that went into greater detail. Which makes me wonder if this ever really happened, or if it was one of those amusing fillers reporters sometimes invented to pad column space.

The story, as stated, seems a bit implausible. Everyone at the wedding just left without bothering to wake the bride? Really? Even assuming that "dozed off" is a euphemism for "passed out drunk."


The Sikeston Daily Standard - Jan 18, 1956



Member of the Wedding. In Boston, seeking annulment of her marriage to William Jordan, Mrs. Margaret H. Jordan testified that she dozed off during their wedding banquet, awoke to find that bridegroom and guests had departed, did not see Jordan again until five years later.
Posted By: Alex - Tue Aug 02, 2016
Category: 1950s, Weddings





Comments
This doesn't make much sense. There has to be more to the story or else it is an urban legend.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/02/16 at 09:06 PM
Ignoring the bride == implausible???. We stopped at a small town pub to get some beer. As we walked in we noticed a bride in her gown sitting alone in a car. Inside the pub was what we assumed was both sides of the wedding party, well into it. Infer what you may.
Posted by BMN on 08/03/16 at 09:36 AM
My guess is she was pissed about something and went to the car. Just a guess.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/03/16 at 10:37 AM
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