Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Spearfish 1950's, A Wedding and the Wedding of their First Born

Autumn in Pleasant Grove
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From the Fortress of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello All,
Its a beautiful Autumn day in Pleasant Grove. The picture above is of an LDS meetinghouse down the street from The Fortress. The colors are turning, the air is crisp. It is my favorite time of year.

Today we have more pictures in our mind numbing show and tell through the my photo albums of a simpler time in the wilds of Montana and South Dakota.

Luella Mattson. 1956
Spearfish, South Dakota. 17 years old.

June 17, 1956. Methodist Church. Spearfish South Dakota. Charles Williamson marries Luella Mattson. The cake is cut. The die is cast. Eight of us wait to make our appearances. All Hell is about to break loose :)

The Cake is Served.

Charles and Luella Williamson.
Summer of 1956.
Taken shortly after their Wedding Day.

Luella Mattson Williamson. December 1956.
Spearfish, South Dakota. 17 years old.
Six months Married to Charles Williamson.

Luella Mattson Williamson. July 1959. Spearfish Park, South Dakota. Kim and I are now part of the family. I'm assuming this was taken at the yearly Williamson Family Picnic.

The Wedding of Kim Williamson (Charles and Luella's First Born) to Mike Hendrickson. Rapid City, South Dakota. September 17, 1973

The Feeding of the Cake. This is the mystery photo. Notice the man looking at the camera in the bottom left of the photo. There are also other things seemingly superimposed on the photo. I don't know who the man is or how he came to be on the photo. I'm thinking this is a double photo (one picture taken over another) or we captured the spirit of a dearly departed coming to witness the wedding. Spooky huh?


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