Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 27, 1975 · Page 85
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 85

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 27, 1975
Page 85
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Juiv2T 1975 " CEREMONY SELECTION- Oz /tooc/i. rig/it, and /iis bride-to-be. Angela Acoff, discuss their upcoming wedding ceremony with the Rev. Paul Gilmer who will DOES HE FEEL LEFT OUT? conduct the ritual. The couple will be married Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Ebenezer Baptist Church.--Daily Mail Photo by Earl Benton. HAPPINESS IS--Meeting at lunchtime at the fountain at the Capitol Complex before their Aug. 2 wedding date are Alice Brown and Harry Grandon. Both are state employes and met while students at West Virginia University. They will be married in her hometown of Merion Station, Pa.--Daily Mail Photo by William Tiernan. Trials And Tribulations Of A Prospective Bridegroom BY JOHN HENDRICKSON Of The Daily Mail Staff For Steve Kelly, 24, a little light "popped" on. =» Oz Roach, 23, simply asked the question. New Year's Day was selected by Harry Grandon II, 24, so he could remember the event. That is the way they proposed and wedding bells for the three men and their brides will ring in August and September. Now that the step of asking a girl to marry him has been taken, what kind of "trauma" does a prospective bridegroom go through while wedding preparations are being made? Is he left on the sideline or is he actively involved? Kelly, Roach and Grandon agreed to tell what part they are playing as they head toward the altar. Roach of Charleston, Grandon of St. Albans, and their fiancees will tie the knot in ceremonies on Aug. 2 while Kelly and his bride-to-be have selected Sept. 6. Kelly, advertising manager for Charleston National Bank, is engaged to Helen Salisbury, officer manager for WXIT radio. Roach's bride-to-be is Angela Acoff of Charleston, a science teacher at Lincoln Junior High School. He is assistant account manager at Kanawha Valley Bank. Grandon went out of state for his mate who is Alice Brown of Merion Station, Pa. They met while students at West Virginia University. He is employed by the state Workmen's Compensation office and Miss Brown has a job with the state Civil Service Commission. Together, the couples have discussed times, dates places and ministers for their ceremonies. They have talked of combined incomes, bills that will have to be paid and furniture and have looked for places to live. Harry and Alice and Oz and Angela are still looking for apartments while Steve and Helen have narrowed their choice as to where they want to live, but have not made a definite decision. But what about a last big fling--the bachelor party? ' 'They are not as big a thing as they used to be," Steve said. Oz and Harry agreed. However, all three said they expected to go out for awhile with a few friends. "We won't stay long because we will be late getting started after the rehearsal and dinner," said Steve. None of the couples has experienced any rough spots, at least from the men's point of view, while matrimonial plans are being made. Harry and Alice have had big telephone bills, but that will subside now as Alice has a job here. However, Harry said, "I could do more if the wedding was going to be here." When they first decided to get married, she was in Boston. "Those phone bills were unbelievable, "Harry said. Steve said he is informed of all of his and Helen's wedding plans, but "she and her mother are handling the arrangements." "Everything has gone along smoothly," Oz said of his and Angela's plans. The men agreed that their function follows the traditional pattern of arranging for the honeymoon, keeping their best men informed of details and being fitted for tuxedos. While things are going smoothly now, a couple of recent bridegrooms who wished to remain anonymous said the going gets a little rough as the wedding day approaches. ·; They tell of frazzled nerves and minor squabbles that seem like a Joe Frazier- Muhammad Ali bout just days before the vows are exchanged. No one can please, anyone and thoughts of. eloping begin to appear. Usually, though, the happy couple-to-be endures--smiling and shaking hands until the last guest departs. Bridegrooms sometimes have to take kidding such as "You still have time to back out," and are the target of jokes. But Steve, Oz and Harry have made up their minds and are ready to take the plunge. SUGGESTS: START YOUR FIRST KITCHEN WITH A WOK. The wok is the indispensable utensil for Chinese cooking. Chinese cooking is economical and nutritious. We have a complete line of Chinese Woks and Utensils. 1022 BRIDGE ROAD PHONE 343-1198 12-5MON. 10-5 TUBS. THRU SAT. WEDDING PREPARATIONS-Steue Kelly and his fiance Helen Salisbury examine wedding apparel at a local shop. Steve is advertising man- ager for Charleston National Bank, and Helen is office manager at WXIT radio.-- Daily Mail Photo by Jack Tiernan. WE HAVE A SOFT SPOT IN OUR HEART FOR YOUNG LOVERS... A REMINDER TO BRIDES The Daily Mail Women's Dept. would like to remind readers that we now publish only those wedding stories which are received in our department no later than two weeks after the date of the wedding. Also, snapshots are not acceptable. If you are planning a wedding, we urge you to consider these regulations. We regret that there will be no exceptions. CARR'S PAINT WALLPAPER 3910 MacCORKLE AVE.. S.E. KANAWHA CITY "Our 28th Year" Phone 925-1532 Choose from 250 Wallpaper Patterns Vinyl Wallcoverings In Stock * Matching Fabric, Too! Now YOB Can Park biFrwt OfOgjUre! Some Beautiful Things you can only remember. Some, you take along with you. 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