Bridal Showers 1936

hdc shower cardMom was the guest of honor at many bridal showers before her wedding.

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hdc coworkers shHer co-workers at the Central Illinois Light Company gave a combined shower and farewell party.

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hdc gmoms shThis society page entry was follow by a correction in the hostesses’ names – wouldn’t want to leave anyone out or give credit not earned.  I can imagine there was a call to the newspaper after the first article appeared.

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hdc girls shThis shower took place at the Fargo Hotel which still exists.  I’m considering staying at the Fargo on my next visit.

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hdc gmoms shHere Harriet’s aunts and grandmothers gave her a shower.

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And finally one hosted by her best friend, Frances Duffey.  There were ‘gifts of a personal nature’ – and I’m guessing lots of laughter.  Later when Fran was engaged, mom threw her a shower.  As best friends do.

 

 

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Friends 1936

3 couples

These folks were best friends – probably about 1936 or so.  My newly-wed parents are on the right – Harriet (Duncan) & Frank Claycomb.  In the center is Mom’s best friend growing up Fran (Duffey) with her husband Benny Westlake.  I do not know the couple on the left.  I like the look of these young people just starting out on their adult lives.