Sunday, May 19, 2013
Kennebec Journal Staff
Lewis Flewelling, son of Otto and Evelyn Flewelling, and Ruth Thomas were married on July 21, 1946, in Skowhegan at the home of the bride's mother and step-father, Mabel and Amos Dickinson.
A family gathering was held on Sunday, July 24, at the Weathervane Restaurant in Readfield to commemorate this milestone event. All four of the couple's children -- Bill, Millie, Lisa, and Jeff -- were in attendance.
Lewis's sister Thelma Pooler, the bridesmaid, attended from Skowhegan with her daughter Jane Jean. Ruth's sister Mabel Larsen, the flower girl, came from Norridgewock, along with her husband Gerald.
A special anniversary cake was made and decorated by daughter Millie who also read a tribute to her parents. The cake was topped with the original hand-crafted icing bride and groom figure from the couple's own wedding cake. The couple's son Bill also offered words of celebration and thanks to his parents and everyone in attendance raised a toast in honor of the occasion.
The flower arrangements contained hydrangeas, since hydrangeas had been the wedding flowers. The Flewellings received many cards and a special guest book with greetings from everyone in attendance.
Other family members attending include Bill's wife Pat; Millie's husband Waine Whittier; Jeff's wife Nancy; granddaughters Lidie Whittier Robbins and her husband Josh; Addie Whittier Michaud and her husband, Alfie; Shannon Crowell Cote and her husband Jason; and Krystle and Mikaela Flewelling; and great-granddaughters Brynne Robbins; Saige, Leah, and Faith Michaud; and Ayla Cote. Close friends, Pat's mother Lois Siegler and Lois's husband Ray came to celebrate as well.
Unable to attend, but sending their warm wishes for a happy celebration, were son-in-law Wayne Crowell, granddaughters Kate Flewelling and Anna Flewelling Watson, Anna's husband Tony, and great-grandchildren Alexandra and Angus Watson, granddaughter Julie Crowell Anderson, Julie's husband Chris and great-grandchildren Harper and Will Anderson.