Quote of the day:
" It was not half so hard as we expected". Allen Cass reflecting on his wedding day.
Wea. FRI. DEC. 25, 1896 Ther.
I got a pair of slippers + a game of Authors. Charley got a pair of slippers + a jacknife. Rollie got a pair of slippers + a top. We all had some candy. Unkle Gib’s folks came down. We had a turkey for dinner. Grandma came over. Gibs folks brought down some candy.
Wea. SUN. DEC. 25, 1898 Ther.
I got a collar, diary, necktie, pair of gloves and shirt bosum. Ma got a toilet set, Rollie a gun + some trinkets and pa some stockings and gloves. In P.M. Pa, Ma, Mrs. Mason, Rollie + I went up the hollow to S.S. In eve rode down to church with Leon. Went home with Lydia Lawson.
Wea. MON. DEC. 25, 1899 Ther.
Stayed around home all day. In eve went up the hollow to Xmas tree. Frank Warn stayed all night with me. Got a neck scarf for a present.
Wea. TUE. DEC. 25, 1900 Ther.
Alice + I were married at high noon by the Rev. P. Knight. The marriage took place at the Warn residence. There were only a few friends invited. It was not half so hard as we expected. We received some very nice presents consisting of ?, flint(?) knives, table apron (?), butter knife, 8 sugar shell (?), 3 rocking chairs, knives + forks, salt + pepper set, candles, some ornaments. I brought Alice to my folks + we stayed there First night. XXXXX
|Alice and Allen wedding portrait|
Wea. WED. DEC. 25, 1901 Ther.
Alice, Jimmy + I went up to Andrew’s to eat turkey. Got several fine presents. So did Alice. Ruth came home with us. Had a cow slink.
Wea. THU. DEC. 25, 1902 Ther.
Andrew + family, pa, ma, Rollie, Grandma + Mrs. Mason came here. We got a number of presents: gloves; books; shirts, etc. Had a fine time + a good dinner.
Editor's Note: How sweet is Allen's listing of their wedding presents? Kind of heavy on the rocking chairs but still...a 5 X night. LOL. They sure were a beautiful couple. I have loved the journey I have shared with them this year.