Wednesday, August 6, 2008

69 Years Ago Today!

I received the following email from my cousin, Tom, in San Jose today:

"Just a note to remind you that 69 years ago today -- Dorothea Scott married Edwin Park. The date was August 6, 1939. Mom always told us that the infant, Patricia Scott was lying on the bed while she got dressed. Bill and Eddie served the mass; Matt was best man while Margaret was maid of honor."

My cousin, Pat, answered with this email:

"That was a favorite story of your Mom's. Thanks for reminding me of the date. I'm sure it was quite a wedding! Look at what great products came out of that union."

I emailed Tom and asked him if he would mind if I put this on the blog. He said that he would be proud to have it posted.

I have mentioned in previous posts how much I loved going to Sacramento when I was a child. We always spent time there during the summer visiting my Aunt Dot, Uncle Ed, and their six children. The "great products that came out of that union" are Tom, Kathy, Jean and Jan, Ted and Ed--two sets of twins!!

As an adult, I loved talking to my Aunt Dot about so many things. She was always so much fun to be around. She was a great lady!!

The picture on this post is their wedding picture from August 6, 1939. My mom and my Uncle Matt were the maid of honor and best man.

Dot and Ed had some dear friends who they always visited when they were in Douglas. Two of their best friends were Tom and Thelma Sanders. Tom and Thelma were the parents of my dear friend Sandra's husband, Tom. This is another family connection that goes way back. Sandra is always so great about adding a remark on this blog.

So to all of my Sacramento cousins, I am thinking of your wonderful parents today. I am grateful to have all of you in my life! Love you lots!!!!!!

Hope you like the song dedicated to your wonderful mother!

In the words of my favorite children's author, Carmen Agra Deedy, "Those we love are never really gone, as long as their stories are told."

3 remarks:

Anonymous said...

Sheila, I agree that Dot was so much fun,a great lady and a fabulous cook. Ed was a sweetheart and grilled delicious bar-be-que chicken. I loved when Ed would say to our children, or even maybe to us when we were young, "A boba be boba!" I think that's the way it's spelled. My sister, Pat, is right. They did produce wonderful and loving children who would give the shirt off their back if you needed it! Thanks, Sheila for the great blog. I love reading it and seeing all the great photographs.

Cheela said...

Thanks, Marion, for commenting. I am glad you are enjoying the blog.

Anonymous said...

Tommy really enjoyed looking at this picture! He said that Ed Parks went all the way to Texas to be best man in his mom and dad's wedding in 1938. Then Dot and Ed were married the following year. I think I told you before that Mack The Knife was Thelma's favorite song! Can't you just see those ladies giggling and having fun with that song!!
By the way...could sure see a lot of Kerri in you mom's young face. Pretty ladies!!
Sandra and Tom