MY OWN STORY
THOMAS-BROOKS VOWS READ
(Guthrie, Oklahoma newspaper story
written by the bride's mother. The original story had incorrect information about the name and residence of the groom's parents.
Correction is made here. Otherwise the story is as written by Rozellah Petty Brooks.)
Vows uniting in marriage Miss
Sharon Kay Brooks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Brooks, 1221 S. Division and James Roy Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy E.
Thomas of Ruleville, Miss., were solemnized Sunday, April 6 in Noble Avenue Baptist Church. Rev. William H. Travis officiated
at the double-ring ceremony.
Mrs. W. Kenneth Brooks, jr., Duncan, sang "O Perfect Love," accompanied at the organ
by Mrs. Arthur Sneed, who also played the wedding march.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white
street length dress with a small white hat and carried a bouquet of white and pale pink carnations.
Mrs. Benny D.
Barker of Lawton served her sister as matron of honor and wore a pink dress with white accessories. Erwin Gambill, Guthrie,
served as best man.
Following the ceremony a reception was held in the church annex. Mrs. William H. Travis served
the cake and Miss Judy Simpson presided at the punch bowl. Miss Ellen Gambill had charge of the guest book.
couple left on a wedding trip the bride was wearing a blue suit with pink accessories. They will be at home in Norman where
the bridegroom is stationed with the navy.
Mrs. Thomas was graduated from Duncan high school and prior to her marriage
was employed as secretary of Noble Avenue Baptist church.
THE REST OF THE WEDDING STORY
to mention that she and my sister labored over baking and decorating a wedding cake for me. I heard a lot of laughter during
the construction of that cake. I think they were laughing to keep from crying. Why would they feel like crying? Well, partly
because of the cake but also because the family thought I was making a big mistake. I had only known Jim for three months.
The cake turned out lopsided but the marriage is still in good health. The day we were married was Easter Sunday.
While other wives worry about whether their husbands will remember one anniversary, I can count on my husband to remember
two. He considers both April 6th and Easter Sunday days to celebrate our anniversary.
When Rozellah Petty and Kenneth Brooks met in Baptist Young People's Union, a Sunday evening Bible study
and fellowship group, they were immediately attracted to each other. They had their first date on Halloween, which fell
on a Saturday that year. They went to "the preview" which was a late-night showing of the movie that would be on at
Davis, Oklahoma's one theater for a week. After that, they went to the preview every Saturday and BYPU every Sunday. If
Kenneth was able to get off duty at the CCC camp during the week, they spent their time reading out loud to each other.
The book they read is shown here.
|ROZELLAH AND KENNETH BROOKS
|THIS NEWSPAPER CLIPPING WAS FOUND AMONG MY MOTHER'S PAPERS AFTER HER DEATH
MY MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS
The romance of Virlie Mason and Walter Petty is included in the fictional
story "Getting Granny's Goat". That part of the story is true except for imagined details that were not included in
stories told to me by my mother.
|This is a link to the love story mentioned above