THE WEDDING AND HONEYMOON OF
JAMES H. DREW AND BLANCHE GREENEN DREW
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JUNE & JULY 1909


JAMES "HARRY" DREW AND BLANCHE GREENEN DREW WEDDING ~~ JUNE 23, 1909
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The photos above are the official wedding photos.  Awesome, eh!?

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Harry and Blanche spent a very nice honeymoon at the Hotel Dennis in Atlantic City, NJ.  The above photo was taken during that time on the famous "boardwalk" where they obviously posed for this official picture.  The two postcards below were sent to them during their stay in Atlantic City.  The first is from Blanche's "mama," Katie Ryan Greenen; and the second is a "double entry" message by her brother Charlie, his wife "Millie" Dewenter Greenen.  They should 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 in the mood... and a wonderful woman in spite of these habits.


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

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


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

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