Monday, September 3, 2012

Memory Monday...Happy 57th anniversary, Mom and Dad!

My Mother, Susie Brutke, before becoming Mrs. John Williams on Sept 3, 1955.
Wow, that is 57 years ago!
Rita Braun was her maid of honour.
This photo was taken in my Mom's room in the farmhouse in Amity Oregon.
My Mom wished to have a church wedding, but for some unknown and mysterious reason which I've never been able to fathom, the Apostolic Faith church which she belonged to didn't allow church weddings. The ministers claimed they were sacrilegious. This changed in later years, as Robert and I were married in a church in 1982.
So my parents had to be married in a hall or a garden, and my Mom chose her parent's garden.
Fortunately it was a beautiful summer day.
I have always thought my Mother was a gorgeous bride!

Here are my aunts:
Lydia, Emma Casteel, Patricia Brutka, and Freida Thompson.
The picture on the wall behind them is my mom's parents on their wedding day in 1912.
Aunt Pat did a lot of the decorating. She had quite the skill for this! She also helped at my wedding.

Aunt Bertha serving the new couple some punch. This was in the living room of the house my Mom grew up in, and this table was set up just outside the bedroom where she was born.
I think that it's so neat she was born in this house and married in it.

The lovely couple cutting the cake.
Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad!


Shelley said...

Such beautiful pictures...thanks for sharing them...blessings

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

They look so young! That's really strange about weddings not being allowed in the church of all places. I've never heard of that happening before. Love the old pictures.