Monday, April 1, 2013

Honeymoon road trip, 1926 style

Above is the April 1926 wedding announcement for Hazel Lee Pierce (1905-1985). The announcement below her photo reads:

"Miss Hazel Pierce, who is a pretty brunette, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Pierce of Wilmer. For the past two years she has been stenographer of Bedsole Dry Goods Company of Thomasville. Miss Pierce is to be married to Mr. D. A. Vickers April 29 and their honeymoon will be an extended trip through the northern states to Mammoth Cave, Niagara Falls and other points. They will make their home in Akron, Ohio."

The extended honeymoon trip was by car, which was quite an adventure over American roads in 1926. During the trip, Hazel wrote an account of their travels in a small notebook. This post begins a series of excerpts from that diary along with some observations and comments from this blogger.

The first entry begins:

"April 29, 1926

"Don and I were married in Mobile at the parsonage by Rev. McCan at six o’clock, on Thursday. Relatives
The Cawthorn Hotel as it once stood on Bienville Square
in downtown Mobile, Alabama.
and Friends were present.

"We were invited to take supper with Mr. & Mrs. McGee which we enjoyed very much. After supper
we went for a spin. That night we stayed at the Cawthorn Hotel."
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  1. A good start for a marriage! Happy story. I'm guessing that Hazel Pierce might be your grandmother? Or perhaps an aunt? I follow your posts now on Feedly, which is convenient.

    1. Mariann, Hazel was my aunt and a very sweet person.