21 December 1905
PORTIONS OF THE DAMAGED DIARY OF JOANNA WOZNIAK, AS RECOVERED BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF ERIE, PA, ON THE EVENING OF MAY 28, 1974.
Brandon and Marilyn arrived yesterday and we had a celebratory dinner. It was a lovely evening and we all retired well into the night.
In the morning, Marilyn helped me select a nice dress and we went to speak with a judge. He agreed to perform the ceremony, after we filled out some simple paperwork. Abe has not learned how to read and write, so a court clerk assisted him. It seems there was some confusion, Abe did not have a surname and when asked for one he noted that he is from Madison. The clerk took that as a name, and spelled it in a manner similar to a family he knew. We took our vows, and I became Mrs. Aaboukingon Matteson.
Afterward, the four of us went and had a nice day in town with discussed the future. A splendid time was had by all. We parted ways after supper, each returning to our homes. I am eager to put the troubles of the past couple months behind us and make a new life for ourselves.