Sometime in late October, Sig Levy "popped" the question to Loraine and she said yes! In my off time I've been transcribing letters between Sig and Loraine as they courted beginning in 1917. What I've learned about my grandmother is that there were many times when she worried about never finding a man and living happily ever, but things seemed to have changed when she met Sig. I've learned through the letters that they were quite secretive about their relationship and even though their families were intertwined by cousins marrying each other, they still kept their romance relatively quiet.
Until they became engaged.......
|Miss Loraine Gunzendorfer|
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Gunzendorfer, of Monterey,
whose bethrothal to Sigmund Levy is an interesting, recent
Interesting recent announcement? I guess it was interesting since it was a surprise to so many people but I wonder if there was something else behind that word.
Several times I've found various newspaper articles with a photo included and then I find the original photo in my collection - this time was no exception!
My family loved to clip newspaper articles and we've found numerous scrapbooks with clippings in them. In this case, I'm sure glad she saved these articles and in some cases, even noted the date and the paper it came from. Thanks, Grandma!
|The Fresno Morning Republican|
Wednesday, November 6, 1918
There's that word interesting again.
|Monterey, Monterey County, California|
Saturday Evening, November 9, 1918
|Sunday, November 10, 1918|
And then there was this.....
I'm sure Grandma was just like any young girl about to be married and dreamt about her new calling card that would say Mrs. Sigmund Levy.
Once the engagement was formally announced, congratulations started pouring in from their many friends. Next time I'll share some of the special congratulations!