|Oltrogge, Mr. & Mrs. William||Oldfield, Noah & Miscilda Cowan|
Golden Wedding Anniversary
As a gift for their fiftieth wedding anniversary, the four children of Mr. and Mrs. William Oltrogge held open house at their home, 828 Park Street, on Sunday, Dec. 30.
The four children are Mrs. Burnell Beaty of Marshalltown, Mrs. Gene McCurry, Grinnell, Jimmie Oltrogge of Lincoln, Neb., and Murl Oltrogge of Grinnell.
One hundred eighteen guests signed the guest book, placed on a lace covered table, also holding a vase of flowers and a wedding picture of the honored couple at the time of their marriage in 1912. Bouquets of yellow roses, azalas, yellow and bronze mums and potted chrysanthemums were used as decoratiions throughout the home.
'Pot Of Gold'A unique table arrangement was the use of a "pot of gold" on a mirror, decorated with gold satin bands and gold bells attached, for the greeting cards and gifts received by the couple. The serving table was lace-covered and had an underlay of gold cloth. A large sheet cake baked to represent an open book, with the words "Thru the Years," in yellow frosting, and the dates of the wedding and the anniversary, centered the table. Gold candles in gold holders, also containing small vases of yellow flowers, completed the table decorations.
The beautiful silver service used was a 25th wedding anniversary gift to Mr. Oltroge's parents in 1910. For the event, Mrs. Oltrogge wore a navy blue wool crepe dress with gold accessories and a corsage of yellow roses with gold ribbon. Mr. Oltrogge had a yellow carnation boutonniere.
Daughters, HostessesGreeting the guests at the door was Mrs. Beaty, daughter of the couple. Mrs. McCurry, the other daughter, presided at the punch bowl. The granddaughters of the couple - - - Pamela Oltrogge, Jackie Oltrogge, and Jody McCurry - - - poured. They were attired in white wool dresses with yellow aprons trimmed with gold braid, and wore yellow ribbons in their hair. Other grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Oltrogge are David McCurry, Billy Oltrogge and Frank Beaty.
Out-of-town guests were present from Ft. Dodge, Cedar Rapids, Marshalltown, Bradgate, Toledo, Des Moines and Gilman.
Greetings were received from Florida, Arizona, Texas, Ohio, North Dakota, Colorado, Nebraska, North Carolina, Nevada and Alaska. The honored couple received many lovely gifts.
Submitted by Esther Breeden
Oldfield - Cowan 50th
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