Sunday, September 29, 2013
Something Old, Something New
Something old – a white lace hankie that “Gram” had made & Mother carried at her wedding
Something new – most everything
Something borrowed – The hankie and the half-dime in my left shoe
Something blue – the garter
Here is mention of “Gram” again. While I thought Gram was probably my dad’s grandmother, I’m not so sure now. I know my mom called her mother-in-law Mother in later years but would she have called her Mother right when she got married? I need to ponder that for awhile. I remember carrying a hankie when I was married and Mom told me it was my grandmother’s – which grandmother would that have been? And the half-dime in my left shoe? Yep, had that with me, too. And I think (help me out here, girls) my daughters both carried the hankie and half-dime, too.
Here’s the hankie we carried. Doesn’t look too white or lacey but Mom told me this was the one.
I also have a half-dime, too, but since it’s in the safe deposit box, I can’t post a photo of it here.
And Mom even talks about her trousseau – do brides even worry about that today?
Lovely nighties, slips, panties, robes & other lingerie. Dresses, shorts, slacks, bathing suits, shoes – everything anyone could want – and Gordon too!
And now we know who the bridal party was. Some of these names are familiar to me.
Mrs. Nicholas Renner – this was Jodi (or Joanie) Renner, matron of honor. I remember asking mom about that earlier this year.
Mrs. Keith Miller – Keith Miller was one of my dad’s best friends growing up in Fresno. We always had an inside joke about Keith Miller and his lack of expression in his voice. I’m sure my siblings will remember it.
Mrs. Clarence Follet – Mom’s cousin, Loraine Feuerenstein. Loraine’s mother, Viola, and my grandmother, Clara Fitzgerald, were sisters.
Mrs. Robert Burkhart – Mom’s cousin, Norma Jean Hoey. The relationship is a little more complicated but Norma Jean descends from Clara McAboy, sister to my great grandmother, Mabel McAboy.
Patricia Davis – Future wife of my dad’s brother, Robert Levy.
So many newspaper articles with more to come. And the question as to who carried the hankie will be answered!