Geo L Brewer 65 Anniversary Daily Mail 1 Sep 1977
TWENTY-SIX Thursday, September 1, 1977 Family Mr. and Mrs. George L. Brewer to mark their 65th anniversary "Lot" a n d " G l e n n l e Brewer, remarkable couple residing In Cedar Lawn, are o b s e r v i n g a n e q u a l l y .remarkable wedding anniversary. anniversary. T o m o r r o w , F r i d a y , September 2, they u-ill be quietly quietly nollng their 65th wedding anniversary anniversary - a milestone Oat few couples ever reach. They made no special plans for (he day, but they did harbor a wish that they might somehow, take a traJn ride in memory of their wedding day and their honeymoon. honeymoon. For on September 2,1912, the couple look separate trains to Hagerstown from their homes In Big Pool and Ernstville and were married in the parsonage parsonage of the First Baptist Church at Washington Square. "It was raining pitchforks," they recall. The Reverend E. K. Thomas performed the ceremony which fell on Labor Day. Oddly, only one anniversary anniversary in all 65, has coincided with that holiday, the Brewers observe. "Lot," actually George Lancelot Brewer, 'was 25 at the time. He was the son of George L. and Mary Ellen Tedrick Tedrick Brewer. His grandmother was Elizabeth Jacques Brewer, daughter of Lancelot Jacques of Green Spring Furnace. "Glennie" was christened Glennie Amelia by her parents, Franklin Alonzo and Eliza Prlscilla Zimmerman. Her f a l h e r was a canal boat c a p t a i n a n d G l e n n i e ' s memories of canal life have delighted many friends, including including readers of this paper. Lot took i morning train to H a g e r s t o w n , a l o n g w i t h Malcolm Hennesy, his foster brother, who secured the marriage license. Glennie, escorted escorted by her twin brother Harry look the "afternoon 2:30 passenger train" and met her intended at the parsonage. "The cab driver, whose name was Sloltlemyer, was witness lor us," she says, recalling the rites. She recalls, too, that "the next morning we got on the B 4 0 in Hagerstown and went to Atlantic City for our honeymoon." v Lot remembers that when he and Glennie returned to Big Poo! a business venture Has already set up for him. The Â·foster brother's father-in-law, R. J. FunVhouser, wanted to sell oat his general store, so "Brewer and Hennesy" took it over. When Lot proposed to Glennie, he had been employed as telegraph operator for the B 1-0 Railroad, having worked at many jots since boyhood. V a r i o u s l y , he l a i d and repaired railroad tracks, drove trucks .for l.N. Spielman, loaded loaded railroad cars, and worked in orchards (for 50 cents a day) -cleaning -cleaning off new ground, building peach crates and'haul- ing the fruit. His work as switch leverman, telegraph and agent for both the AH! MILL OUTLET WWal^tSVWarHwkoro.Pa. Phot* 717-NM6!? Of* MM. tfcn TWo. 10-5; fri. 1M; Sot. J:30-S;M PRE-LABOR DAY SALE!! Â· Summer Stock Onlyl 50% OFF LADIES j LADIES IRREGULARS) DRESSES $12.00 * 6Â« REGULARS! BLAZERS S37.95 $19.00 MR. AND MRS. GEORGE I. BREWER C u m b e r l a n d V a l l e y and 1920, and continued Baltimore and Ohio systems ' when the little institution took-him to stations at Pearre, bought out by the Second to Mason and Dixon (between ' National Bank of Maryland. Ureencastle and State Line), to .Lot was also the Big Cumberland ar.d to the Cherry postmaster for 38 years, but Run Block. - . both his falher and Glennie But Lot's longest - and best carried the actual load, known employment - was with The Brewers moved the Clear Spring National Bank Hagerstaivn in 1955 and where he started work in Nlay resided since lhat lime at Cedar Crest Ave. Their son, Harold of Florida, recently visited his parents in advance of their anniversary date. H a r o l d , r e m e Hagerstown as an engineer for WJEJ and \VARK, recently retired From a similar positioii wilh Florida station WFAB. Harold has a son, Philip, who following a career in music. Lot and Utennie attribute their long, happy marriage to "hard work." "My motto has always been, 'Get out and go to says Lot. Now 90, he keeps wilh collecting and liling old photos ami" with researching genealogy; And, friendly, lively little Glennie, at 85, works by his side. . .