Parents' Marriage

Choosing a Name

"...back then, they wore top hats'

"My parents got married in 1949, May 7th, and back then, they wore top hats, and my dad brought out his hat—they couldn’t figure for name for me—so they had a hundred names, and they would each draw a name and then I was, you know, maybe able to draw my own, which I did. They let my hand go in and I pulled out Gitte. So I chose my own name."