Frank Byrd and Edith Horn Kesterson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 3, 1988 with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Penn Oaks Recreation Room. The Kesterson's were married in 1938 by Rev. Tom Wiles, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Springfield, Missouri. Hosting the reception were son, Larry, daughter-in-law, Mary Lou and grandson, James of Sapulpa.
Refreshments were served from a ruffled lace tablecloth centered with a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums with a large punch bowl and a two-tiered cake at either end. A unique feature of the cake was that the bottom layer was square and the top tier round. The top tier was decorated with yellow rosebuds nestled in gold foil and a matching panel across the lower tier.
The punch was golden colored in keeping with the celebration. After the honorees cut the cake guests were served cake, punch, nuts and mints. The mints were centered with the traditional '50'.
Bouquets of yellow chrysanthemums, gifts to the pair, were placed in various spots throughout the room. A bouquet of red and white carnations spotlighted the piano. A highlight of the decor was the coffee table centered with white mums, flanked by low candlesticks encircled with miniature white orchids. The affair was catered by Will Catering of Sapulpa.
Those attending or sending gifts were: from Drumright - Delores Ager, Mr. and Mrs. Gail Bear, Mrs. Vi Curtis, Pastor Ester Dillon, Georgia Hayes, Mrs. Cuba Renfro, Lavon Sharp, Mrs. Oma Tharel and Dorothy Abbott.
From Oilton - Mr. and Mrs. Louis Broadway, Mr. and Mrs. Max Brown, Alma Kinney, Bernie Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Art Shelley and Virginia Whitsett.
From Sapulpa - Linda Atkins, Marcus Horn, Mrs. Louise Klingensmith, and Joann Oare.
Other's from Oklahoma included - Mr. and Mrs. Norval Buckminster, Lahoma; Representative and Mrs. Bill Gurley and Traci, Depew; Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy, Lawton; Mr. and Mrs. Alex Robinson, Camargo; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Lytle and Dorothy Mauldin both of Tulsa; Andrea and Bethney Mauldin and Norvella Nelson, all of Enid.
Out-of-state guests included - Mr. and Mrs. Larry Baker, Citrus Heights, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Bromley and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Tinsley all of Sweetwater, Tx.; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dell, Irving, Tx.; Mr. and Mrs Vernon Dell, Trenton, Mich.; Betty Fulkerson, Farmington, N.M.; Mrs. Mable Reasons, Popular Bluff, Miss.; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Taylor, West Plains, Miss.; Mr. and Mrs. William J. Wethington, High Ridge, Miss.; and Mr. and Mrs. John Templeton, El Dorado, Kansas.
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