In keeping with the true intention of the “quickie post” category I set up awhile back, thought I’d share the great newspaper clipping we came across, without a lot of preamble, sourcing, etc.
Anybody who spent any length of time visiting my Grandma Foutz probably played cards with her at one time or another. Skip-Bo was certainly a favorite by the time the grandkids were shuffling. And members of certain older generations in Tuscarawas County probably know a clean couple dozen games using your standard 52-card deck.
But I never heard the story of how Grandma and Grandpa got engaged. I guess I still don’t know that story, and can only guess at how they met: was it through her employment at Greer Steel? (Although Grandpa was working someplace else at the time.)
Anyway, here’s a neat little ditty about how they announced their wedding date to friends.
The image above is the actual playing card with their announcement decorating the front of it. I didn’t do more than scan it, of course. But they were married for nearly 39 years. If I had to guess the value of what’s underneath, I’d like to think it’s an Ace.
Now, if anyone can tell me why they were married at 6:45 a.m., I’d love to know!