Edgar Shank Wedding Ann (FB)
the Leroy paper, 5. SHANK WEDDING ANNIVERSARY the at 171 New Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Shank, guests at the Brethren Home for the Aged at Crass Keys, will observe their 68th wedding anniversary on March 22. On that date in 1894--the day after his birthday --the young Mr. Shank, of near York Springs, hitched his horse to his buggy, drove to Carlisle for the marriage license, picked up Miss Elizabeth Rhoads and went to the home of Rev. J. C. Clippinger of Boiling Springs where they were married. During their 68 years of mar- tied life, they lived briefly at Latimore, several years at York Springs R. D., 11 in Illinois and several in Abbottstown. For a little over a year they have been the guests in the Cross Keys Home. Four children were born to the couple of whom Mrs. Sterling Berkheimer and Doric Shank, both of Abbottstown, are still living. Mrs. Shank tells how, as a girl, .she went to live with a family where she milked as as 15 cows for $1.75, plus board per month. Later the wages raised to $1.00 per week. Mr Shank worked as a farmer bu had time to hunt. He raised trained several beagle dogs. He says he can well remember ing 25 to 30 rabbits by 9 in the morning. These were cleaned and salted to provide meat for other days. In addition he pursued the white tail deer killing 22. the last one when was 82 years ol age. They have had good health throughout their long life time He is now 89 and she is 87. asked what he would say to couples as a formula for a and successful marriage. Mr Shank advised: "Paddle your canoe." She added her recipe "Always lay up something for rainy day."