You may never have heard of Martha Mae Ophelia Moon Tucker before, but after reading this article, it’s a name that you will likely remember.
You see, she’s a 94-year-old great-great-grandmother living in Birmingham Alabama. Recently, she was watching “Coming to America,” and when the wedding scene came on, she looked over at her granddaughter, Angela Strozier, and whispered something.
It happened during the scene when the bride, Lisa McDowell, played by Shari Headley showed up in the beautiful pink dress. According to a local news station, Strozier heard her grandmother whisper that she always wanted a wedding gown.
The problem is, she was a black woman living in 1952 in the southern United States. When she got married, black people weren’t allowed to go into bridal shops. She didn’t have the opportunity to get her wedding gown so she wore a blue dress that was borrowed from elsewhere. Her husband, Lehman, wore white pants and a yellow sports coat.
In the interview, she admitted that he “didn’t look good at all” but that didn’t stop her from marrying him.
After they found out how much a wedding dress would have meant to her, members of the family got together to make her wish come true. An appointment was set up at David’s Bridal Store in their local area. Strozier spoke to ABC7, saying: “Our grandmother has sacrificed so much for us, so to be able to turn around and grant her a ‘want,’ that was just priceless for me.”
Another granddaughter, Erica Tucker, shared pictures and a video on Facebook.
My 94 year young granny never had a traditional wedding, so she told my cousin that she wanted to try on wedding…
She even got to try on a garter belt!
Tucker admitted that she didn’t want to take the dress off. She kept looking at herself in the mirror, wanting to know who was standing there looking back at her.
The wedding dress shopping trip was only the beginning of the story. The family is now planning on throwing her a wedding reception. I’m sure that it will be a blast.SKM: below-content placeholder