The Gaffney Ledger from Gaffney, South Carolina on June 16, 1997 · Page 6
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Gaffney, South Carolina
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Monday, June 16, 1997
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i i I m Page 6 The Gaffney Ledger Monday, June 16, 1997' AnnL. ANDERS Fund-raiser in disguise . Dear Readers: Remember the Long Island snob who thought a $50 wed- 'dinggift was cheap and insult ing? She said her wedding cost atot to put on and she expected the gifts to at least offset the C0St8. O expected to be bombarded with a ton of letters from readers eager to tell the snob off, but to my surprise, some agreed with her. Keep n Landers wading for some surprising Ksponses: Dear Ann Landers: You recently lambasted a Cong Island bride who Was citical of guests for sending Aieap wedding gifts. Well, I'm her side. You are out of uch, dear, when it comes to eddings. Your daughter was bably married in the late 10s. If you paid for the wed- ng, a dinner and dance for 0 guests, the tab would have ;en about $15,000. Today, that same wedding would cost t least twice as much. Maybe should "wake up and Jpmell the coffee." 5 Philadelphia From San Antonio, Texas: !$ Ann, honey, where have you !$een these last 20 years? The Jfcost of everything has tripled. When our eldest daughter mar ked in 1977, we spent $11,000 Jbn the wedding (no sit-down dinner but a nice reception). Ten years later, our youngest laughter was married. Her reception cost twice as much. My brother's daughter is getting married in Houston nest '.month. That wedding is going io cost at least $30,000 for the deception. Welcome to the "90s! Chandler, Ariz.: We were stunned to read the netter from "Upset in Long Jtaland," who considered a $50 jvedding gift cheap and insulting. When we were married J&ight years ago, we could not fford an expensive wedding, o we decided on a simple cere-Jnony with a punch-and-cake Reception. We had a wonderful ime sharing our special day with family and friends we yared about. We wanted only heir presence not their presents. 3 Cary, N.C.: ? What could they possibly be jjerving in Long Island that osta $150 per person? They Should come to North Carolina. 3Ve are planning a great recep tion for our daughter's wedding in December for about $35 a person, which includes the best caterer in Raleigh, a band and a full bar. Now I'm worried tljat those friends and relatives wjio read your column might tHink they can't attend unless tliey can afford a big gift. The best gift is to come and celebrate with us. Mary Marsha Cupitt Atwater, Califs 1 1 believe that bride in Long Island mislabeled her event. It wasn't a wedding. It was a fund-raiser. She should have sent the following invitation: "You are cordially invited to an u scale wedding. The time, d te and place are indicated at tl e bottom of this card. Since e erything has become outrageously expensive in this town, wfe are requesting a cash donation of $300 or an appropriate gift of at least that amount. : lpere will be a no-host cocktail tyr, and we hope you will tip generously. Please note this is a not-for-profit affair, so your contribution will not be tx deductible.", Dear Atwaten You laid it on a bit heavy, t Tm sure the readers get the f'.inL , , v.:. . :as ANN LANDERS, Page 7 HeesoB-Browini coeple married in Blaeksbeirg Karen Denise Henson and Michael Steven Brown, both of Gaffney, were married Saturday, May 3, 1997, at Eastside Baptist Church in Blacksburg. The Rev. Gregg Martin conducted the 4 p.m. double ring ceremony. A reception, given by the groom's mother, followed in the church activities building. The bride is the daughter of Glen and Holly Henson of Blacksburg and Robin Cannon of Gaffney. A graduate of Blacksburg High School, she is employed by Hamrick's as an entrydata processor. The groom, son of Vickie Pronger of Gaffney and Danny Brown of Inman, graduated from Gaffney Senior High School and is employed by Freight Liner. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are making their home in Gaffney after a wedding trip to Florida. Barbara Peterson was pianist. Kim Davis and Malis- sa Home sang "Your Love Amazes Me" and "In This MRS. JASON (the former Clare Blossom end By DAVID PARKER County Extension Agent Blossom end rot is a prob lem that most tomato growers will face at some time. That rotten spot on the bottom side of the tomato is an all too familiar problem to home gardeners. Blossom end rot is caused by a lack of calcium in the tomato. Liming before planting is a good preventive, since lime is mm- ' "' ... B.D. Lee King and Queen crowned B.D. Lee Elementary School held its annual Queen and King coronation ceremony on Tuesday, May 27. Each year sixth graders select students to serve on the King and Queen court Porche Sullivan and Sylvester Gregory were crowned the 1997 B.D. Lee Queen and King. The royalty and members of their court are (l-r) Cherry Posey, Barry Jefferies, Porche Sullivan, Sylvester Gregory, Diana Emory, Ricky Rudnick, Jennifer Guest and Paul Butler. , Life." Michael Brown sang "Me and You" to his bride. The sanctuary was decorated in a white and purple color scheme. White candles in crystal bowls filled with pearl pebbles and surrounded with ivy were placed in each window. The unity candle, candelabra and a kneeling bench were trimmed with ivy, and trees in white baskets complemented the setting. Large purple bows trimmed the pews. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of white satin appliqued with Venice lace encrusted with sequins and pearls. The sleeveless bodice featured a sweetheart neckline with sheer lace along the back enhanced with sequined Venice lace and a bow. Her veil of illusion fell from a crown of white silk roses. She carried a bouquet of cream roses surrounded with white carnations and purple wildflowers and ribbon. Melissa Henson of Gaffney was her sister's matron of honor. Bridesmaids were - . . r .-. 1 ANDREW LAYE Elizabeth Rhodes) rot caused by lack of calcium a calcium product. However, liming aloie will not ensure that your tomatoes will not be affected by blossom end rot. Calcium, like any other plant food, is picked up in the water that the plant's roots absorb. A layer of mulch around the plant will help keep the soil moister, making water and the plant nutrients, including calcium, more available. There are many types of mulch that will do a good job. if am J Krystal Lanier of Gaffney, aunt of the bride, and Summer Patterson of Blacksburg. They wore knee-length dresses of light purple silk and carried bouquets of wildflowers. Alyssa Crow of Blacksburg, niece of the groom, was flower girl. She wore a white floor-length dress trimmed with lace and carried a basket filled with white and purple lilacs. Justin Bolin of Gaffney was ring bearer. The groom had his father as best man. Groomsmen were Josh Brown, brother of the groom, and Roger Mullinax, both of Gaffney. The wedding was directed by Wendy Vipperman. Prior to the wedding, the bride-to-be was entertained at several showers. A bridal shower was given on April 13 by Anita Jones, Kim Martin and Wendy Vipperman. Rita Martin, Brenda Earls and Donna Childers were hostesses for a shower on May 17. Miodes-Laye vows exdhaingedl Jeee 7 Clare Elizabeth Rhodes of Greer and Jason Andrew Laye of Greenville were married Saturday, June 7, 1997, at Memorial United Methodist Church in Greer. The Rev. John Rush performed the double ring ceremony at 2 p.m. A reception followed in the Family Life Center. Mrs. Laye is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Wayne Rhodes of Greer. A graduate of Riverside High School and Clemson University, she is a teacher at Tryon Street Ele-, mentary School in Greer. The bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Huggin Sr. of Gaffney and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph O. Rhodes who lived in Woodruff. If blossom end rot shows up on your tomatoes, you can do some corrective spraying. Calcium nitrate, calcium chloride, or Epsom salts will all work. Dissolve a couple tablespoons of the product in a gallon of water and spray the solution directly on the plant. Spray on a 7- to 10-day schedule. This will not "heal" any visible spots, but will keep those spots from getting worse and keep new spots from starting. ti 1 i - ; - 1 t i 9 MRS. MICHAEL STEVEN BROWN (the former Karen Denise Henson) Mr. Laye, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Max Laye of Greenville, graduated from Eastside High School and Clemson University. He is a teacher at Greer Middle School. The groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Laye of Seneca and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Crossley who lived in Geneva, Ohio. The couple are making their home in Greer. Music was provided by Ann Mayfield, organist, and Susan Sartain, vocalist. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a gown of imported white Italian satin and Alencon lace. The dress featured a scoop neckline and cap sleeves on a lace bodice r! C Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Mark Ensley Couple wed May 10 Kimberly Renee Love and Christopher Mark Ensley were married May 10, 1997, in an outdoor wedding at the home of the bride's parents. The Rev. Benny Davis officiated the double ring ceremony at 4:30 p.m. A reception followed. The bride is the daughter of Rodger and Kathy Love of 154 Powell Rd. She graduated in (from Gaffney Senior High School and Cherokee Technology Center and attended Spartanburg Technical College. The groom, son of Norma - ' y embellished with crystals and seed pearls. Seed pearls edged the sleeves and neckline and pearl buttons closed the back. The princess-style skirt fell from strands of pearls at the waistline and flowed into a brush train. She carried a bouquet of white roses. Jill Prunty attended the bride as matron of honor. She wore a gown of hunter green satin and carried a bouquet of pink roses. The groom had his father as best man. Groomsmen were David Rhodes of Greer, brother of the bride; Ryan Laye of Greenville, brother of the groom; Greg Kinsman of North Myrtle Beach; and David Kern of Greenville. Stanley of Sylva, N.C., and Dal Emerson of Boiling Springs, N.C., attended Crest High School and works at Champion. The couple are making their home in Gaffney. i Given in marriage by her parents, the bride was attended by her sister, Kaycie Deanne Love, as maid of honor. Can dace Marie Love, daughter of the bride, and Erica Louise Sellers, cousin of the bride, were flower girls. The groom was attended by his father as best man. ;

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