THEWEDDING AND HONEYMOON OF
JAMESH. DREW AND BLANCHE GREENEN DREW
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JUNE & JULY1909


JAMES "HARRY" DREW AND BLANCHEGREENEN DREW WEDDING ~~ JUNE 23, 1909
If you'd like to seeJames H. Drew's (in)famous written proposal to Blanche, CLICKHERE!
If you'd like to read abouta surprise handkerchief party thrown for Blanche,CLICKHERE!
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The photos above are the official weddingphotos.  Awesome, eh!?

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Harry and Blanche spent a very nicehoneymoon at the Hotel Dennis in Atlantic City, NJ.  The above photowas taken during that time on the famous "boardwalk" where they obviouslyposed for this official picture.  The two postcards below were sentto them during their stay in Atlantic City.  The first is from Blanche's"mama," Katie Ryan Greenen; and the second is a "double entry" messageby her brother Charlie, his wife "Millie" Dewenter Greenen.  Theyshould be self explanatory... especially if you can remember that Katie(our great grandmother DOES NOT CROSS t's... and dot's i's only when inthe mood... and a wonderful woman in spite of these habits.


The postcard above is thought to beself explanatory.  It was written by Blanche's mother Sarah ("Katie")Greenen & directed to Blanche & Harry while on their honeymoonin Atlantic City!

As for the question of why Blanche'sfather, J.W. Greenen, our great grandfather, did not accompany this "happygroup" on their outing, the answer is that he was just NOT ABLE. He was wheelchair bound by that time due to his severe arthritis... andprobably was happy to stay home and give his wife, Katie, a chance to havea little "spin about town" and a break from the daily chores of takingcare of him.


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Although I am not 100% certain, Ibelieve the photo above shows "The Electric" referred to in the postcardabove.  The car, owned by Blanche's eldest brother, Charles PeterGreenen, was the first electric car in Indianapolis.  Pictured inthe car are Charles's wife, Amelia Dewenter Greenen and their son, CharlesD. Greenen as a child.  This would date the photo at about 1915; andthe postcard referring to "The Electric" was mailed in 1909... which wasbefore young Charles D. was born.

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