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Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Runaway child bride!



Mom_childbridegroom_2Recently I blogged about my 3-year-old daughter getting a marriage proposal from her preschool classmate. I thought it was a cute, common story. But it's nothing compared to the whopper some German parents have to tell.

Anna-Lena and Mika, ages 5 and 6, set off New Year's Day to elope in Africa, packing bathing suits, sunglasses and a witness: Anna-Lena's 7-year-old sister. Without money or passports, they made it as far as a train station in Hanover, Germany, before police caught on.

Police spokesman Holger Jureczko was quoted by the AFP news agency saying the two were "very much in love" and were going to Africa to get married "where it is warm."

One for the scrapbook!

-- Amy Hollyfield

[Photo: The pix above is from but go to the story link to take a look at the real Anna-Lena and Mika]

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:58am]


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