Foreign News: Father's Day

Many were shy; few were selfconscious; all were pleased. The 320 couples who stood up together in Mexico City's Abelardo Rodriguez Market at the State-sponsored Cinco de Mayo mass wedding ceremony were too poor ever to have been legally married before.

This year Public Welfare Minister Dr. Gustavo Baz and his wife, acting as godparents, witnessed the marriage of Octogenarian Simón Rocha and his sweetheart of these several decades—enough decades, in fact, to see the birth of 18 children. One of Simón Rocha's grandsons was married at the same time.


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