Monday, June 11, 2012

Celebrating two anniversaries today!

Chuck and Betty Cone cutting the cake at their Wedding Reception

Two day our family is celebrating two wedding anniversaries. Charles Newton "Chuck" Cone, Jr. and Betty Lorraine Werst were married June 11, 1949 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon. St. Stephens was Chuck's home church where he had been an altar boy as a child and sang in the choir with his father Charles Newton Cone and brother Fred A. Cone. His mother, Hazel Allen Cone, was very active in the Episcopal Women's clubs. Betty was a clothing and textile major at Oregon State College and she designed and made her own dress. The necklace she is wearing comes from her step-father, Kenneth M. Branchflower's family. Many of the brides in our family have also worn the necklace at their weddings including her sister Helen Werst Pearce Caldwell, daughters Cecily Cone Kelly, Leslie Cone Riecken, Trude Cone Schipper and grand-daughters Colby Kelly Propes and Kristen Cone Dominguez.

Also married on June 11th were Edward William Kelly and Cecily Louise Cone in 1971 at the U. S. Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis, Maryland. Though I don't have wedding photos on my computer, it was a beautiful, sunny day and we posed the requisite photograph under crossed sword on the steps of the chapel. Hard to imagine that its been 41 years.

Since I posted this morning, I spoke with my sister Leslie "Peg" Cone who was nice enough to provide two pictures of our wedding.

Ask and you shall receive.... my sister just sent a photo of the arch of swords and the wedding party.

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