Miss Cora Topping became the bride of Richard T. Carter, both of Lowell, in rites performed by Elder John Bruce at the Lowell Methodist church and in their horse and buggy, honeymooned at the 4th of July celebration, dancing into the wee hours at Rasch Nichols corners (now W. Washington St.).
Dick and Cora recall that the swing music of the fiddles was nothing less than now.
The newlyweds were at home on the Walter Nichols farm and resided in the Lowell farm vicinity through the years until moving to Lowell in 1940.
Mr. and Mrs. Carter reared two children, Horace of East Chicago and Dorothy Roy of Lowell. They have five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Congratulations were extended the honorees and they were the recipients of many lovely gifts Sunday afternoon and evening when 115 guests from East Chicago, Gary, Valparaiso, Hammond, Crown Point and Lowell called at their home which was a picture of loveliness with baskets of flowers from friends in every rooms.
At a table appointed in white and gold and centered with a traditional wedding cake, the celebrant's granddaughters, Abrabelle Grismer, Joan Carter, Ethel Hayden, Barbara and Kay Roy took turns in pouring and in serving the guests.
The bride of 50 years wore a navy sheer with a corsage of golden sweetheart roses. The groom was attired in a dark suit with yellow rose boutonniere. Both looking younger than their years, promised their guests another gala celebration 25 years hence -- on their diamond anniversary.
Mrs. Carter's mother, Mrs. Ida Topping, was unable to attend the anniversary party because of illness.
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