Wedding Bells, McDonald and Johnston

Glad tidings from the front page of the April 13, 1905 Skidmore New Era:

Wedding Bells
High noon, April 5th, witnessed the gathering of 90 friends and relatives at the home of T. S. McDonald, the occasion being the marriage of Miss Nora M. McDonald to Mr. Edward Johnston.

As the clock began to strike twelve Miss Maude Tarpley, presiding at the piano, struck the keys of a beautiful march, “The Honeymoon,” and the contracting parties, led by the pastor, slowly descended from an upper room and took stand on the front porch where the guests, assembled in a half circle in the yard, listened to the mystic words which united in one the lives of the two young people so much beloved by all who know them.

After congratulations an elaborate dinner was served, in good form, and all seemed to be happy.

The couple was dressed in the conventional white and black and were the recipient of many beautiful and useful presents.  Space forbids the mention of all these here.

A great reception was also tendered the young couple at the home of the groom by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Johnston, of Quitman, on the 6th inst.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnston will make their home in Quitman.

Mention should also be made that the marriage certificate was signed by the grandparents of the bride and groom, as witnesses, a very rare occurrence.

The good wishes of many friends go with this hopeful, polite, Christian young couple.

– W. C. Rice

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