It was a big day in the history of Dollinger Steel of Beaumont, Texas. It was their 50th anniversary dinner and countless guests had been invited to the celebratory dinner. And the photographer had come along as well to record the event. Back in the days when photographs were about more than just an idle click of a mobile phone touch screen, events and photographs went together. Weddings, birthdays, gatherings, anniversaries and parties : none would be complete without the burst of a flash bulb and all those practised cheese-smiles....we are asking you to feature an event, a tent, a cooking pot or even a name-tag. Let your freedom of interpretation be as extensive as a hungry diner queue and as voluminous as a generous cooking pot.
Right - so today's post is going to be short and sweet because I'm heading off for a girls' weekend up on the Sunshine Coast. We will be battling the Noosa Triathlon traffic on the way up for sure. Once there, I am sure we will enjoy ourselves shopping, wining, dining, knitting, card playing and reading books.
In the meantime, here is a fuzzy picture of a tent. A wedding tent nonetheless. This is a tent for June's wedding.
|The wedding cake mother decorated for June's wedding.|
This photo was taken circa 1949. It is in my mother's photo album and I think she may have taken the photo. She would have been about 14 at the time. Her mother and her mother's twin sister would have made the cake. Her aunt was a baker and I have blogged about her before. June would have been the daughter of the twins' older sister Dorothy - their niece.
I nearly went mad trying to find a record of Dorothy's marriage to Reg Peterson in 1921 on the NSW BDM Index this morning (thankfully I have a copy of the certificate from my cousin on file .... somewhere ....). I now realise that Forfar has been transcribed incorrectly - FORRAR.....grrrr...
Anyway back to more important stuff.....What can you see in the photo? I can see a gum tree through the opening in the tent at the back. I can see balloons and streamers. A couple of bottles of champagne and a couple of sponges on cake stands.
I wish I knew more about June and Dorothy. Time to contact my cousin again.
For a smorgasbord of photos go here.