Bob Lind, Published July 01 2012
Lind: Couple celebrate 65th anniversary in wedding clothes
Well, they still can. And do.
The Hokanas, celebrating their 65th anniversary June 15, donned their outfits once again: Archie’s double-breasted all-wool suit and Ruby’s satin gown.
“The clothes still fit,” Ruby writes, “but they are so much heavier!”
No doubt. But the clothes – and the Hokanas — clearly are still in good shape after all these 65 years.
A recent Neighbors column concerned the mysterious descriptions of women’s clothing as given in a catalog (“dart-curved waist,” “georgette top”) and of medical abbreviations (“ALT – GPT – BMP”).
Neighbors had no clue what all this meant. But that column hit home for Margaret Klinger, Oakes, N.D., who writes, “Your column on women’s clothing had me laughing all day; the same for medical abbreviations; a great lift.”
But, Margaret adds, “For my 98 years, an explanation is needed on directions for contacting you (as listed on the bottom of this column): ‘Fax it to 241-5487 or e-mail email@example.com.’ Huh?”
Yeah, that’s today’s high-tech communications procedures. But you can always go back to the old-fashioned way, just as Margaret did when she sent in her note: Just pop something in the mail to Neighbors, The Forum, Box 2020, Fargo ND 58107. That method harks back to the days when life was a lot simpler, right, Margaret?
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