Here's my mom and dad shortly before the ceremony. I've seen the picture many times but have never noticed my mom's hand - until now.
She had really severe arthritis so it could be that she was keeping her balance by leaning on my dad. Or she could have been giving him a tug and telling him to behave.
Either would be a possibility.
For almost 40 years they were helpmates, conspirators, best friends, and the burr in each other's sides. Pete and Nellie Martinez; friends to the end.
Their anniversary was July 28th.