After six months of dating Edith H. Grogan, Jack Coll knew he wanted to marry this most incredible woman. She on the other hand said, "No". She was a tad concerned about what people would say, they had only dated a short period of time, and he was also known to be quite the rip (as she would often say). Then there was her mother, who was so angry about Edith marrying anyone at all, because it would leave her all to her lonesome. Now this is not to say that Edie was against the idea altogether. Jack was funny (even if he didn't mean to be at times), loved to dance, and most importantly, he treated her like she was a queen; his queen. Knowing them long after, I can attest to the fact that those qualities did not change during their entire marriage. Now, since his heart and mind would accept nothing but a yes, he simply continued to set the date, until she finally said yes. That was about 18 months after their first blind date.
Just before the wedding, Edie had her lingerie specially made for the event, a very big deal for their income and the times. The wedding veil was rented and the dress was a simple white dress she already had. This was all very well, except as I said earlier her mother, Jane Walsh, was not the least happy with this marriage. Just before the day of the wedding, Edie's mom took the scissors to most of Edie's clothes! Thankfully, she did not cut up the veil since that was rented, and the plain white dress was left alone as well. Even with all of this, Jack and Edie married at the Sacred Heart Church in the Highbridge section of the Bronx on the twenty-first of June. The reception was small, held at Jack's mom's house, the norm for the Irish in 1933. Another time, I'll tell you about the honeymoon, which included mother-in-law, Jane, and the visit to Dannemora Prison in New York!