One thing I’ve learned about my grandmother, Loraine Gunzendorfer, is that she was very social and liked to party. The next page of the scrapbook is titled Invitations – the title speaks for itself!
Uh-oh, this envelope is empty. I love how it is addressed to just Monterey, Calif. and then c/o “The White House”. I guess in 1914 Monterey was pretty small and everyone knew everyone so the postman didn’t have to think too hard about where to deliver the mail.
Could this invitation have been inside? The size fits and it’s on the same page of the scrapbook but the handwriting is different. Funny how they had to add the word “each” after the admission so it was clear that it would be $1.00 for a couple.
Here’s another one. The invitation has been inside the envelope for nearly 100 years – check out the discoloration.
I guess once the invitation was presented it was returned so that it could be kept as a memento. I’ll bet no one expected it to be kept for 100 years!
Grandma’s cousin, Irene Gunzendorfer, announced her engagement on December 6, 1914.
And then came another invitation!
Jake Gunzendorfer was the youngest son on Ferdinand and Fannie (Goldstein) Gunzendorfer and brother to my great grandfather, Abraham Gunzendorfer.
Grandma was a bridesmaid in the wedding.
And another newspaper article with a picture of Irene. I need to go through the box of unidentified photos I have and see if I can find anyone who might be Irene.
Last but not least is an invitation to the wedding of Grandma’s high school classmate, Mary Salterbach, to Mr. Howard Hatton. This wedding was held 5-6 years after the other events, which probably explains why the invitation was just loose on the page.
I would sure love to run across some photos of Grandma all dressed up for these events!