OUR GRAND PARENTS
In the early 1900s, Korea was still a country steeped in centuries-old tradition. Among these traditions was the arranged marriage, and that's how the Cho family began.
One interesting thing about this particular arranged marriage is that the arrangement was actually made before the bride and groom were even born! The fathers of two families, who were longtime
friends and both wives were pregnant, got together and decided that if one had a son and the other had a daughter, the children would be married, and that was that.
Another interesting thing is the age of the couple. The photo at the left -- one of the oldest photos ever taken in Korea -- shows the couple on their wedding
day with two bride's servants. The groom and bride were only thirteen years old.