Francis, William and Clara 50 wedding aniiversary

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Francis, William and Clara 50 wedding aniiversary - FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 949 Foul Weather Can...
FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 949 Foul Weather Can Sometimes Prove Fair, According to Couple Married 50 Years By MARY JANE FEGELY (Mercury Staff Writer) Who says this weather is no good? If you were just married and had just closed the front door of your new home, and the snow kept falling and falling, just like it did 50 years ago today, chances are you wouldn’t care much. Mr. and Mrs. William Francis, 4^r Spruce street, who are celebrating \ any piftce, other than in her home, their 50th wedding anniversary to- ; since her marriage. Her hobby is day, can%thank a blizzara for enabl ing them to have a nice quiet honeymoon. honeymoon. The couple was married by the Rev. L. J. Bickel, pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran church. Stowe, in his Pottstown parsonage. They made the trip by trolley, and returned to their new home in Stowe immediately immediately after the ceremony. By that time, the snow had started to fall, and it continued to fall until the newlyweds were snowbound for three days. As her first wifely chore, Mrs. Francis assigned herself the task of packing her husband’s lunch and carrying it the half mile to him. * * * “I DON’T know, I must have been what the youngsters would call love sick or something,” she said. “This was only four days after the blizzard, blizzard, and by the time I got home I felt like I was half frozen.” Mrs. Francis added that the young brides of today don’t know what it is to really work. "Why, some of them don’t even make a decent meal for their husband, let alone pack a lunch.” she added. Mrs. Francis is the former Miss Clara Ludwig, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ludwig, of Birdsboro. She met her husband about one year before their wedding, when she visited her brother Jacob, who lived in Stowe. Mr. Francis is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Francis, Stowe. Although the bride and bridegroom bridegroom of 50 years married on a stormy day, the greater part of their life together has been one of smooth sailing. * * * FOR 28 years they lived in Stowe, where they reared three children; Austin, who now lives at 13 Quinter street, Stowe; Wilford, 617 Spruce street; and Violet, who, with her husband, Mr. Charles Haas, lives with her parents. They have three grandchildren, f Prior to his retirement 15 years ago. Mr. Francis was employed as a molder at the Stanley G. Fiagg company, Stowe. Now partially blind, he makes a hobby of listening to the radio.' In Summer time he enjoys the baseball games most of all. In Winter he finds pleasure in listening to news talks. Mrs. Francis has never worked mending and working about the house. "Just like old ladies do,” she laughed. Both are members of St. Peter’s Lutheran church in Stowe. They! will formally celebrate their anni- j versary on Sunday, when all 11 members of the family will enjoy a dinner together. HOSPITALS POTTSTOWN Admitted; Sandra Snyder, Pottstown Pottstown RD 3, surgicai; Russell Schadler, Schadler, Boyertown RD 2, medical; Thomas Rowan, Schwenkville, medical; medical; David G. Himmel, Linfield, medical; Frank G. Ladner, 559 King street, surgical; Mrs. Ruth Drumheller, Drumheller, Rahns Hill, maternity; Hettie Trout, Boyertown RD 2, medieal; j John Buzzar, Royersford, surgical. Discharged: Sarah Trythall, 247 Prospect street, medical; Anthony Scerto, Norristown, surgical; James Piersol, Elverson RD 1, surgical; Mrs. Iris Bernhard, 66 Beech street, maternity; Jessie Welsh, Boyertown, ! surgical. MEMORIAL Admitted: Mrs. Nancy F. Yerger, 66 Chestnut street, maternity; Mrs. Agnes M. Slaby, Hilldale, maternity; Mrs. Margaret Stubanus, 803 Queen street, maternity; Jack F. Wolf, 1313 Cherry street, surgical; Mrs, Irene Supplee. Pottstown RD 2, surgical; | Mrs. Caroline Gennaria, Royersford, surgical; Dominic Dinnocenzo, 434 Cherry street, surgical; Mrs. Cathe- 1 rine Redstone, Hilldale. maternity. Discharged: Mrs. Lorraine M. Hurley, Hurley, Hilldale, maternity; Caroline Yeager, 265 High street, medical; Abby B. Keller, 858 North Franklin street, surgical; Mrs. Ida Maag, j Schwenkville, surgical; Thomas j Clauser, Pottsville, surgical; Peter J, Baczor Jr., 439 Cherry street, medical. A delicious salad for a company dinner is made from sliced avocado, orange sections, and romaine, watercress watercress or some other green. Serve with a French dressing seasoned ! with a good deal of paprika, and garnish with ripe black olives if desired. j 1

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  1. The Mercury,
  2. 11 Feb 1949, Fri,
  3. Page 19

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