I was browsing my Ancestry.com family tree, trying to think of something new to write about Grandmother. I saw my note that her marriage to my grandfather was nullified in 1943, a few years after she married her second (or possibly third) husband. There's no doubt Grandmother was a complicated person who lived an 'interesting' life.
A few years ago I asked the Coal Country Genealogical Society for a number of marriage records, including one that showed her marrying someone I never heard of before I found it and noted the name Sartor. They gave me the record and I was about to dismiss it as a coincidence involving someone else with Grandmother's name, when Bill pointed out that the name of one of the witnesses was my grandfather. That's too big a coincidence in a small town in Oklahoma. What on earth was she playing at, I wonder? It does seem that it might have been some weird game or something. Apparently that marriage was annulled - she wouldn't have been of legal age yet. A couple of years later she married my grandfather, Bernard.
I've not found the divorce record for them - he's pretty elusive in most public records - but she married her last husband, Larry, in Tennessee in 1939; her previous marriage was made null in 1943. This would have been about the time she wanted to adopt children from Catholic Charities, which she did: four children in fact. The strange thing, well, one of them, is that both husbands Bernard and Larry were raised as Catholics and I'm pretty sure Grandmother was raised as a Baptist. I never saw her attend either church, but her favourite TV preachers and her own - very strong - views were definitely along the Southern Baptist lines. And yet she married two Catholic men. I know from experience this is marrying into a different culture.
The other thing I noticed on her overview was that she lived in a lot of places:
Booneville, Arkansas (AR)
Coal Hill, AR
Comanche, Oklahoma (OK)
Oklahoma City, OK
Shreveport, Louisiana (LA)
New Orleans, LA
Mabank, Texas (TX)
Ft. Worth, TX
Miami, Florida (FL)
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
She definitely got around. Happy Birthday, Grandmother!