Friday, April 19, 2013

On This Day -- 60th Anniversary of the Wedding of Lela Nell Johnston & William J Hork

    Today would have been the 60th anniversary of the my parents wedding.  Lela Nell Johnston and William Joseph Hork were married on 19 April 1953 in Concord, Contra Costa County, California at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church.

    The accounting of the wedding was in the Contra Costa Times on 23 April 1953.  Lela wore
"a street-length dress of antique white taffeta with unpressed pleats fashioned in the full skirt. The bodice was designed with three-quarter-length dolman sleeves, Peter Pan collar and self-covered buttons. She chose an ice-blue lace picture hat with open crown and matching silk gloves. Her white shantung slippers were adorned with tiny flower sprays on the toes."
    She also "borrowed" pearl earrings belonging to her aunt, Mrs. Hal Johnston.  Her maid of honor was Barbara Boyenger, a friend who lived in Concord.  Barbara wore "a dusty pink silk shantung dress and white linen slippers. Her corsage was white carnations."  Bill's brother-in-law, Eugene F. Soares, was the best man.

    After the double-ring ceremony that was attended by close friends and family, a reception was held at the home of her parents, Pansy L and Tom J Johnston in Pleasant Hill, California.
Bill & Lea Hork, cutting cake with Gene Soares & Barbara Boyenger looking on
    However, Lea passed away 2 Feb 1992 and Bill 13 Oct 2007.  Still, I'd like to wish my parents "Happy Anniversary!"

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