Clara and Ernest’s Wedding

Thanks to Albert for sending this wedding photo of his mother and father from 1929.

Clara Borreson and Ernest Cook were married November 28, 1929, at the Borreson home farm in Fitch Coulee. The officiant was Pastor Christopherson. In the photo here we have (left to right): Edwin Borreson, Ernest Cook, Clara Borreson, Margret Peterson, and Sidney Borreson.

One month before Ernest and Clara spoke their vows, the stock market crash of 1929 had shaken the country. (Black Thursday was October 24.) The United States was being plunged into the Great Depression from which it would take years to emerge. I just read that a person who kept their remaining money in the market after the plunge needed almost their lifetime to reach a break-even point. Maybe Ernest and Clara’s marriage was a good sign not only of their love but also of youthful optimism.

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