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It's Throwback Thursday - just a minute to remember the good old days.

I don't know who dropped it off for me but I sure enjoyed reading the wedding announcement in the Moose Jaw Times-Herald from Tuesday, August 12th, 1952.

The headline reads, "Radio Announcer George Price Takes Graduate Nurse as Bride".

The place line was "Weyburn" and the story tells me, "A well-known announcer on the staff of radio station CHAB - Moose Jaw, William George Price, was a principal in a wedding solemnized in the Lutheran Church, Weyburn...he took as his bride Esther Ruby Locken...a graduate of the Providence Hospital School of Nursing, Moose Jaw."

The article goes on to describe the bride's gown and the jewels and names the attendants, including the ushers and that "During the signing of the register, Miss E. Lenz sang "O, Perfect Love"."

I can't find anything about William George Price on the world wide web but I did find Esther's obituary in 2018 edition of the Ottawa Citizen. It tells me she was predeceased by her husband, George. Esther was 87 when she passed away.

It strikes me that, we don't share stories in detail like this in newspapers anymore. We just post the photos on Facebook. No one could have predicted that that in 1952.


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