Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Wedding Day and After

“June and Art” concludes with today’s entry, covering over 50 years of shared love between June and Art.  Thanks to all followers and readers who’ve joined us for this celebration of love.


June Virginia Anderson and Arthur Werner Price were married at the Methodist Church of Riverhead on September 1, 1951, sixty years ago today.  The Rev. Lawrence Boyle officiated. 

June (seated) with her bridesmaids Jean Hulse and Dorothy Price and
Maid of Honor Frances Martin.

June with her mother, Maud Anderson.


June with her father, Theodore Anderson.

June escorted down the aisle by her father.

June and Art.

The wedding party:  Bridesmaids Dorothy Price and Jean Hulse, Maid
of Honor Frances Martin, June and Art, Best Man Ray Lawrence, and
Ushers Harry Price and William Price.

The bride's parents, Theodore and Maud Anderson, June and Arthur Price,
and the groom's parents, Ada Belle and Arthur N. Price.

June and Art leaving the church.

June and Art in the car outside the church.

June and Art.

A reception followed afterwards at the home of the bride’s parents at 126 Lincoln Street, Riverhead.

The receiving line at the reception.

The receiving line.

The bridal table:  William Price, Jean Hulse, Ray Lawrence, June Price,
Arthur Price, Frances Martin, Harry Price, and Dorothy Price.

Cutting the wedding cake.

The first slice.


First stop on the honeymoon was New York City where June and Art
enjoyed a carriage ride through Central Park.

June and Art at a New York City nightclub in the mid-1950s.

Their first child Jamie was born in 1957.  Lee was born in
1960.  This photo would be from 1960.

June, Art, and Jamie Price with birthday cake, early 1960s.
June, Lee, and Art Price, mid-1960s.

Seated on couch:  Art and June Price, Maud and Theodore Carl Anderson,
Diane and Theodore Carl Anderson Jr. (June's brother);  second row:
Jamie and Lee Price, Theodore Carl Anderson III, and Deborah Anderson;
and front row:  Carol and Tom Anderson

Lee, Art, June, and Jamie Price, Christmas time, late 1970s.

June and Art with their newborn granddaughter Laura in 1995.

June and Art with their daughter Jamie at her wedding in 1998.

June and Art Price, and Dorothy (Price) and Bob Scholl, mid-1990s.
June and Art with their son Lee and their grandchildren Terry and Laura,
late 1990s.

June and Art, 1996.


June and Art's cake from their 50th anniversary party at the home of
Dorothy (Price) Scholl in East Quogue, NY, on August 18, 2001.

Original members of the wedding party at the 50th wedding aniversary:
Dorothy (Price) Scholl, Frances (Martin) Oldeack, June Price, Art Price,
and Harry Price.

June and Art with the family at the 50th wedding anniversary.  Standing:
Dennis Pelley and Jamie (Price) Pelley, Lee and Lisa Price.  Next to Art:
granddaughter Laura Price.  Next to June:  grandson Terrence Price.

Art pinning a corsage on June at their 50th wedding anniversary.

June and Art.


“I’ve always enjoyed being married to Art.  You couldn’t have a nicer marriage than we have.”
                                                                                              June Price, oral history tapes,
                                                                                              Interview and transcription
                                                                                              by Jamie Price Pelley
                                                                                              Recorded in early 2004

While I was staying with my father at a hospice center shortly before his death in 2009, he liked to be surrounded by photographs of his life.  One of the workers commented on the photo of June by his bed.  He said, “I wish you could have met her.  She was the best woman I ever knew.”
                                                                                              Lee Price

In Loving Memory
June Virginia (Anderson) Price
Arthur Werner Price

Respectfully dedicated by their children
Jamie Price Pelley
Lee Anderson Price



  1. Thank you for this blog. What a WONDERFUL tribute this is to your parents, and to their life and love for each other -- and to your love for them. I found myself tearing up as I scrolled through the pictures of their married life together. I have been a faithful reader here, and got engrossed in their courtship and love and felt like I knew them -- a little bit, anyway. Then comes the last entry - and the realization that they are now gone. However, through this blog they are not forgotten.

  2. I was surprised to find myself emotionally overwhelmed by this final post. I will miss June and Art. Thank you so very much for sharing.

  3. Thanks so much Lee, for this great look back into the 40s and 50s in Southampton and the lovely story of your parents courtship and marriage. It is such a nice tribute to them. I remember Aunt Adabelle and Art fondly.
    Dan W.

  4. This blog has been a joy to read and a wonderful tribute to your parents. Well done, and thank you.

  5. Love this blog! Great posts lee! Thanks! Just shared it on my facebook :)

  6. While searching for old issues of Traphagen's "Fashion Digest", I happened upon your blog. Not only is it a wonderful tribute to loved ones, it also a great diary to the times and lifestyles of New Yorkers, art students, and young lovers of that time in history. I never felt like I was invading their privacy as I read their letters; it was much more like they were sharing their thoughts... just daily adventures of two artistic and loving young prople. Thanks.
    Eric Bailey, Age 63, Apopka FL.... former fashion student form NYC

  7. What a beautiful and blessed life they had.

  8. So pretty! All these wedding photographs are outstanding. Well dear, I am looking for the suggestions for most affordable NYC wedding venues. I wonder if you can help me in finding a less expensive but spacious wedding venue!