AWW, 50 YEARS!
A milestone: Kelsey and Roland Walters celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner party at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Family members and friends gathered to “look back and celebrate 50 years” as was noted on the party invitation. Their wedding reception in 1964 was also at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
Family/music: Guests, including family members, Michele Walters Carey and Mark Carey and Matthew and Julia Carey, Allison Walters McElhaney and Scott McElhaney and Christopher and Henry McElhaney, Siri Price Reksnis and Toren, Lars and Liv Montine Reksnis, Mary and Bill Price, Eileen and Josh Everett, James Price, Susan Walters Bize and Trey Bize, Alexis and Paul Walters Jr., Tia and Brad Adams, Mikaela and Eirik Price not only enjoyed the special buffet dinner and yummy wedding cake, but they enjoyed the music from the era. Disc jockey Ronnie Kaye involved the group, beginning with an introductory dance for the Walters and the hokey pokey and then to the twist. Two of the guests were the maid of honor and best man at their wedding, Judy Goodpasture and Peter McCreight.
The highlights: The ultimate decoration at the front door was a blue Corvette. It was a replica of the one the Walters owned in 1963. Framed photographs of the couple at their wedding and through the years were displayed throughout the country club. Flower bouquets on the tables were pink, coral and white roses, white hydrangeas and green berries and leaves, all reminiscent of their wedding.
Introductions/menu: Roland Walters introduced family and friends from out of town. Dinner was prime rib and Caesar Salad, popular food items in the 60s.
The people: At the party were Barbara and Ralph Thompson, Marilyn and Gene Torbett, Betsy Hyde, Nick Berry, Kathy and Russ Walker, Ron White, SoRelle Fitzgerald, Sharon and John Bozalis, Elaine and Hal Levy, Jeary and Mike Seikel, Debby and Paul Dudman, Jose Freede, Phyllis Stough, Becky Stough, Dian and Royice Everett, Isabel Fuller, Karen and Bob Browne, Linda Steinhorn, Gail and Bill Beals, Virginia Schubert, Jamie and Jae Evans, Charlette and Randy Helms, Ann and Gary Hatch, Judy and Hew Goodpasture, Sandy and Peter McCreight, Maychai Thach Brown and Grant Brown, Carri and Bruce Bell, Patti Marshall, Mary and Vance Robideaux, Susan and Jim Wendelken, Mary Anne Malone, Charles Lutz, Sherry and Lee Beasley, Gwen and Chet Cockrill, Ruth and Jan Norton, Jeanne Anne and Reece Van Horn and Sylvia and Robert Slater, Amalia and Paul Silverstein.
News flash: Chandra Gayle Lewis, daughter of Jennifer and John Lewis, of Los Angeles, will be among the 32 debutantes at the Las Madrinas Ball in December. She is the granddaughter of Kaye and Edward Hahn Cook, of Oklahoma City. The debutantes were chosen for their family’s service to the Southern California community and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The ball, established in 1933, is a philanthropic organization in support of CHLA.
First look: An introduction meeting was held in May at the Saban Research Institute of CHLA, where the debutantes and their families toured the Las Madrinas Pediatric Simulation Research Laboratory and heard about the current Las Madrinas Ball project. The debutantes, their mothers and grandmothers were guests of honor at a tea in June at the home of Las Madrinas president Sarah Cox.
Party: Joanna Wilkinson, who plans to marry Leroy Boron in September, was honoree at a cocktail party in the home of Phyllis Stough. Hostesses were Stough, Dahl Luttrell, Jane White and Jeanne Blair. Joanna is the daughter of Patty and Roland Tague, and Leroy’s parents are Sherrie and Wayne Dill.
Invitations/flowers: The invitations pictured sunflowers and stated “The Thursday Mah Jongg Girls invite you to toast Joanna.” On the tables were boxes filled with sunflowers, bells-of-Ireland, hydrangeas and coral tulips. The napkins had sunflowers, and all the trays were decorated with flowers.
Gift from the hostesses: The hostesses gave her a watercolor painted by one of the hostesses, Jane White. It pictured two colorful beach chairs on a beach facing a tropical ocean view.
At the party: Guests included Starla Hesse, Julie Looper, Kendal Butler, Susan McPherson, Terry Bradley, Sandy Faught, Mary Ann Malone, Barbara Mee, Ashley Parrish, Penny McCaleb and Bev Carter.
FOR THE NEWLYWEDS
Wedding shower: Erin and Chris Adams, of Dallas, were honored at a wedding shower in the home of Susan Moorman. Hostesses were Moorman, Beth Adams, Patty Casteel, Patty Harper and Sherri Toland. The couple were married in March in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Their parents are Kaye Adams and the late John Adams and Debra and Marty Miller.
Centerpiece/menu: The table centerpiece featured a bride and groom and flowers. Food included smoked salmon, a vegetable tray, fruit and cheese assortment and cookies decorated with ocean starfish. Gifts were home decorating items and gift cards.
People there: Attending were Kaye Adams, Carolyn Howell, Linda Hill, Judy Ferguson, Dadie Bishop, Emily Remmert, Mary Streich, Joyce Stewart, Charlotte Toetz, Wendy Huff, Linda Barnett, Jane Sigmon, Frances Boatright, Shirley Marsh, Robynne Mulcahy, Suzanne Silvester and Jeanette Gilbert.
JOINT BOARD LUNCHEON
Occasion: The joint board meeting for the Oklahoma Art League was held at The Coach House. President of the OAL Anne Gray was hostess. She gave outgoing President Kaye Adams a glass bowl filled with glass balls. Program chairman Ann Costello outlined future programs.
The look: Bouquets of roses were on the tables and members wore hats to celebrate the final meeting. Note cards were party favors.
In the group: Among those attending the luncheon were Connie Weber, Stacy Swafford, Sharlene Branham, Anna McMillin, Robynne Mulcahy, Joyce Stewart, Linda Barnett, Jean Burke, Sara Treadway, Norma Gallagher, Beth Adams, Mary Lynn West, Grace Ryan, Helen Dailey, Cheryl Melton and Nancy Greer.
FLAG DAY PICNIC
Event: The annual Flag Day picnic for Council Grove DAR Chapter members was held in the home of Freda Cunningham. Members of the Western Trail Chapter of Vernon, Texas, joined them for the picnic. Judy Ditmore was a member of Council Grove and is still an associate member and when she moved to Vernon there were no DAR chapters there, so she started one.
Cheers for red, white, blue: There was a flag retirement ceremony and lots of patriotic decorations. Members brought Tex-Mex food dishes.