41st Wedding Anniversary of August and Della LENZ

I was going through some old newspaper clippings of my Grandmothers, and came across this bit of news for the Hillspring, Alberta Area.

“Fifty three people sat down to a banquet of turkey, etc. at the home of Mr and Mrs. Jay Leavitt on March 12 to do honor to Mr. and Mrs. August Lenz on their 41st wedding anniversary. Besides the wedding cake, decorated by a daughter Helen, two birthday cakes for Mrs. Jake Lenz and Mrs. Helen Leavitt also was on the children’s table, decorated as a chicken to the delight of the youngsters. Two children could not attend – Lottie of California and Joyce of Saskatchewan. Present besides the guests of honor were Mr. and Mrs. Evan Harker and family and Iona Rutledge; Mr. and Mrs. George Fletcher and family, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson and daugher Laura, Mr. and Mrs. Litchfield and daughter ?? Litchfield, the latter two from Taber; Mr. and Mrs Bill Oviatt of Calgary; Mrs. Freda Millard a sister to Mr. Lenze, Mr. and Mrs.  Jacob Lenz, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Martin, Mr. and Mrs. C C Cahoon, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Gallup, all of Cardston.

“Pictures were taken and two granddaughters of the honored guests were serviteurs.

“Mr. and Mrs. Lenz came to Hillspring in 1924, settling first on the farm now owned by Wayne Draper. In 1945 they moved their house on a lot in town and have resided there since.

“They have grown a lot of beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs, which is a credit to our town. Mr. Lenz has been in poor health the past while and this was na occasion to be long remembered.”

–The paper is dated for Thursday, April 7, 1960 – The Cardston News


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Rita Toone
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 05:13:22

    I was one of the daughters of “Mr. and Mrs. Linden Litchfield’ who was there, but there were 3 more besides me and 2 brothers. Our whole family went. Christine was just a baby. I remember it well. It was fun to watch the interaction of Grandpa with his siblings. That was probably one of the first times that I met them and can remember it.
    I can remember the chicken cake although I did not sit at the children’s table.


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