Franklin "Hank" Davis and Etta Bower grew up in neighboring towns but went to the same high school in Leonia, NJ. They were two years apart. He played basketball and graduated in 1927 and she was art editor of the yearbook and graduated in 1929.
They were engaged in 1935. I love this picture taken in front of the Bower family home . . .
. . . where the wedding took place the following year. Their marriage certificate states Franklin was 27 and worked in real estate, and Etta was 25. His two buddies were witnesses: Arnold Van Heertum and Ray Leicht.
They spent their honeymoon at Lake Anasagunticook in Maine and made the trip in a Model A.
He did some serious fishing . . .
. . . and caught a big one . . .
. . . and she enjoyed the view.
It was also swimsuit season . . .
. . . and he wore a wool bathing suit . . .
. . . similar to this one that I purchased at a vintage clothing show years ago. It is so itchy-scratchy I can't imagine what it felt like when it was wet!
Honeymoon's over and the long drive home.
A year later they bought this house for $3,000 which is where my brother and I grew up :) Happy Anniversary--on what would have been their 80th!
This is a sneak preview of Morris hexies and the fabrics I plan on using to set them together. I know I'll be moving those pieced ones around until they "look right." In the meantime I'll keep sewing and adding and looking and changing :)
Have a great week!
Copyright 2016, Barbara Schaffer