Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What is a chivarii? and other fun photographs

"Back in the old days"... when a couple was married, their friends would host activities to celebrate the wedding.  True, these events were often planned to keep the new couple apart for the day, and the evening, but it was all meant in fun.  I've heard of grooms being kidnapped.  What other stories have you heard?

Here Tobie Wells pushes his new wife Jill down Main Street in a wheelbarrow.  With any luck, and a beautiful smile, well wishers gave her nicer gifts than the customary toilet paper!
[Fountain Valley News Aug 15, 1973]

This photograph, provided by Donna Koop, shows the results of a snow storm in April, 1957.  Seen is Art Koop, and in the back is the Million's house, and the Cunningham Service Station, which was located on S. Santa Fe where the bank stands today.

Memorial Day Parade down Main Street from the 1940s or 1950s

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