From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, July 15, 1987

In honour of the Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary of Homer and Esther Wilson, their children and grandchildren request the pleasure of your company at a Reception, Sunday, the 19th of July, 1987, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon at the Drumright Community Center, 510 South Ohio, Drumright, Ok. The couple has requested no gifts, please.

Homer and Esther were married July 11, 1927 in Cushing, Ok. on the front porch of the preacher's parsonage.

Knowing that their friends and relatives would try to give them a big chivalry, they spent their honeymoon night with Homer playing music at the old Pemeta Pavillion and with Esther making a date with another guy so no one would know they were married. The second night, word leaked out that they were married, so they spent the night in a haystack to hide from their friends. But, the third night, they let them catch them and as expected, the Wilson's were given a chivalry. Probably bigger than expected since they had managed to keep away for two nights.

Homer and Esther's children are: Darrell, Don and Freddie Wilson, all of Drumright; Jim Wilson of Alamogordo, N.M. and Wanda Bennett of Drumright.

Their grandchildren include: Robin and Tommy Brown, Billy Don Wilson, and JaWanda Newton of Drumright; Pam Shoemaker of Cushing; LaDonna Gear of Olive; LeAnn Bains of Alamogordo, N.M.; Amy Pinnell of Auburn, Ga.; and Scott Wilson of Lubbock, Tx.



From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, July 29, 1987

Mr. & Mrs. Homer Wilson who were honored
recently are shown with their 3-tier 60th
Wedding Anniversary cake.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Wilson were honored with a reception held at the Drumright Community Center on Sunday, July 19th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Hosting the reception were their children and grandchildren.

Guests were served from a 3-tier wedding cake baked by granddaughter Pam Shoemaker of Cushing, Ok. Topping the cake were a little farmer boy and girl standing in front of a gate with flowers surrounding the gate. Other appointments were carried out with a silver punch bowl and cups and nuts and mints being served in crystal dishes.

Serving the guests were granddaughters Pam Shoemaker, LaDonna Gear, Robin Brown, JaWanda Newton and Ginger Brown. Attending the guest book was great-granddaughter, Keri Shoemaker.

The highlight of the day was the Wilson Family getting together with their "Family Band" and playing music. Homer Wilson proved he still had a lot of musical talent as he played his fiddle in several numbers he presented to the guests and family members attending. Other musicians playing were his daughter, Wanda Bennett on piano; grandson Tommy Brown on drums; son Jim Wilson on guitar; and son Darrell Wilson also presented some numbers on the fiddle. Family friend Vic Denny also helped out on the guitar.

The afternoon was spent visiting old friends and family members that hadn't been seen in some time, taking pictures and also being videotaped.

The Wilsons received several cards, including one from President Ronald and Nancy Reagan and phone calls from those who were unable to attend but wanted to extend their best wishes for the couple. Those attending the reception or sending wishes were: Darrell and Vera Wilson; Freddie Wilson; Wanda Bennett; Robin Brown; Kenneth, Jawanda, Joshua & Kenney Wayne Newton; Tommy, Ginger, Corey & Jessika Brown; Jamie & LaDonna Gear; Roy & Doris Shoemaker; Keith Shoemaker; Shelia Blay; Kara Williams; Cliff & Louise Blay; Burney Felton; Lenora Galloway; Lillian Spencer; R.B. & Ruby Gilcrease; Marvin & Elaine Rainwater; Tolbert & Charlotte Todd; Mary Lesco; Bill Klaus; Leota Fincher; Diana Aaron; Tom Kiser; Jim Bruton; Mr. & Mrs. Claude Hicks; Howard & Eileene Huff; Ruth Morrison; Burney & Ruby Brasel; Ben & Pat Chandler; and Lysle Hand all of Drumright.

Bobby, Pam, Keri & Kim Shoemaker; Don & Jaynell Cooper; Opal Sanders; Mr. & Mrs. Mike Blake & girls; Alma Davenport; Lewis, Vireane Bohannon & kids; and Carroll & Eunice McGimmis all of Cushing, Ok.

Larry, Patsy & Eddie Bohannon; Stephanie & Adam Jensen; Lorene Dailey; and Edith Staley all of Oilton, Ok.

Don Wilson; Micky, Susan, Michelle & Susan Anson; Teresa Godwin; Ben & Doris Weaver; and Ben & Doris Stottlemyre, all of Bristow, Ok.

Others from Oklahoma included Roy & Mary Burchett of Perkins; Vic Denny, D. Earl Newson and Bill & Wanda Maddux of Stillwater; Norman & Inez Fieldcamp of Terlton, Tammy, Dusty, Justin & Brooke Edsall of Watonga; Bill & Jeanie Stuchi and Billy Stuchi of Loyal; Dorothy Narry and Mr. & Mrs. Jay Narry of Pawnee; Garland & Lita Daniels of Hominy; Travis & Francille Martin of Yale; Hazel Holmes of Tulsa; Kenny & Donna Wilson of Okmulgee; Jack Sellers of Sapulpa; Bill & Jane Adair of Ada; and Glen & Pauline Barker of Beaver.

Those from out of state include Jim & Nancy Wilson and Leland & LeeAnn Bain of Alamagordo, N.M.; Scott & Sheila Wilson of Lubbock, Tx.; David & Amy Pinnell of Auburn, Ga.; Nettie Bohannon of Cambridge, Oh.; Ed & Wilma Johnson and Lucy Twenier of Dallas, Tx.; Barbara Blankenburg; Bill & Disie Mae Taylorp Julia Hoskins; Annalee Wilson; Gertrude O'Hara; Macky, June Davis & family; and Earl & Thelma Wilson all of Greenfield, Mo.

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