Wire’s from Woelzes – David + Debbie N. Clevelands. Wedding Day.
Up about 8:30 – Went out to the airport to meet Newcomb’s plane which was about an hour late so we had a nice breakfast. Newcomb looking great. Funny interchange when Dick said something about the Hacienda being the “scroungiest place on the strip” + Newcomb said “Well, that’s where we met you Dick.” Dick was won over. We stopped + picked up the bar + brought it back to the house + set it up. I told Newcomb we were already married. I couldn’t lie to him. As Dick said later, it didn’t go down too well at first but he came to see our point of view more + more + finally began to think we’d been very wise. We called Mary + Les + Mary said she was all dressed for the wedding. As I was in slacks with all the salad yet to make another plane to meet etc + everything left to be done it sounded a bit jarring. Dick took Newcomb to the hotel + I washed lettuce + sliced onions + cucumbers + was just starting in on the tomatoes when Dick got back. Jane + Jim + Susie + Paul arrived as we were getting ready to leave + I barely said Hello – just asked Janie + Susie to finish the tomatoes! We went to meet Magda + Leon + oh boy was Magda ever a gift from God. She’d gotten Leon packed + had him in charge + was thoroughly enjoying him. We took them to the hotel + went to Leon’s room where he opened his suitcase + brought out a bottle of wine, a loaf of homemade bread, a shaker of salt and a cherry pie. Then we put Magda in Janie’s room and left them downstairs en route to lunch. We came home + finished what preparation we could for the party. More flowers from George + Irene came We got dressed. I wore Mothers light gray suit + Dick wore his new suit. He had to have the belt up under his arms as the legs were too long! We went to the flower shop and picked up the corsages + the lady pinned my orchids on me. We got to the courthouse. Mary there carrying a white bound new testament + wearing an orchid which she gave to Joyce when Dick gave her her roses. Newcomb gave me a lovely gold pin this morning which I wore. The Justice was an hour late + as Dick said later it was an hour of sheer hell. Magda + Leon came, Les + Mary, Newcomb, Jack + Joyce + Jimmy Judge showed up again. Thank God we’d done it before or I would have gone beserk. Ralph Clarkson our bartender was waiting for us when we got back. Barely had a chance to change into slacks before the first guests arrived. So many new faces. My friends all a great asset and Newcomb was marvelous. The meatballs + food were a big success as was the party. Bill + Bettye Gardner, Wes + Betty Poole, Phil Sandoval, Jack Anderwood, Jim Daniels, Stan Beck + new wife etc. etc – Only sour note was Frank’s wife Helen. Party over by midnight. Jack + Joyce the last to leave + after that a blank.