with the brides parents, Charles & Exie Fulkerson
with the brides grandparents--Samuel & Linnie Pemberton
-Paulene & Bud Palmer, Thelma & R.T. Liddell
the 4 Fulkerson sisters!
Hazel Dean, Darlene, Hazel, Paulene, Thelma, & Exie...mother of the brides!
Mom never expressed any regrets of not having a fancy church wedding. The small family wedding seemed to be what pleased her. I remember asking her why they wore dark dresses. She said after the war it was custom to wear darker colors, and she and Hazel chose navy blue dresses that were similar.
Dean, The Pianist!
There was no professional photographer and all we have are a few snapshots. But from the photos that we have, it looks like it was a happy day for the two couples!
The Ring Bearers!
The father of the bride, he had something else to say! A few years ago Mom was talking about her wedding. She told us that "Papa" said it was the saddest day in his life.....as he lost two daughters in one day! I'm sure he was teasing at the time as he loved both of his sons-in-law and welcomed them to the family.
Are there anniversaries in heaven? Perhaps not. But in our earthly, mortal minds, we can think that these two couples might be holding hands, walking down streets of gold, thinking of that happy day long ago.