Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Wedding Invitation

Eight days until the wedding!  June and Art concludes on September 1, 2011.

“If the wedding’s to be postponed, it will be alright.  But if the wedding’s on, this is already the last week of June and I just have to get the invitations made out!”
                                                                                    June Anderson
                                                                                    Letter to Art Price, June 20, 1951

June’s eye was on the calendar.  While she was very understanding about the need for the delay in firming up the wedding date, her anxiety was definitely rising.  She knew there were many details that needed to be addressed if the wedding was to go ahead as planned on September 1.  When Art finally committed to the date, June launched into wedding preparations with her parents and Art.

Since June’s mother and father were both from out of state (Virginia and Connecticut, respectively), many of the people receiving invitations would have to plan to travel in order to attend.  The final list of
invitees included local friends, work acquaintances, and
relatives.  Among the friends frequently mentioned in the letters, Shirley Stahl, Bruno Marcincuk, Joe Cerullo, and Frank Hoffman were invited.

According to this scribbled calculation, it appears that 144 people were invited.

(Tomorrow – Responses flood in.)

© 2011 Lee Price

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