When people had to create their own entertainment…well, let’s just say that they sometimes got very, very creative as are evidenced by these 1951 or 1952 photos provided by Missy Jones.
This womanless wedding was held at the Van Dyke, Texas school house, and the event was attended by many! I could use your help in identifying these men, and a huge thank you to Carolyn Luckie and Rita Lows for their help!
Back Row: Lloyd Fritts (minister), ____, Elbert Wright, Hogan Scott (bride), Ralph Spruill, ____, Robert Spruill, Harold Newhouse
Front Row: R.O. Stark, Fred Johnson, Tom Wilson, Herman Nichols
According to Carolyn Luckie, the two boys (without caps) looking at the camera are Roger Johnson and Norman Wright.
I had to crop these photos so that you could see them better; however, the advertisers on the stage curtain are:
Eat Snowflake Bread, City Bakery, Watch the Butterfly
Farmers Produce and Cheese Co., phone 383
Comanche Wrecking Company
Wm. Reese Drug Co., See us for Athletic and School Supplies
Hiway Café, Home of good eats
Riley’s Grocery for better foods
Elkins Tin Shop
Beas, Comanche, phone 435
Kilpatrick’s Hardware Store, for low prices