(Not about language, but about my life.)
It’s the season of anniversaries. Five days ago, on May 9th, Ann Daingerfield Zwicky’s birthday, her 75th. (Alas, she died in 1985, at the age of 47.) Then coming up on June 12th, the 50th anniversary of my graduation from Princeton, and on June 16th, Ann’s and my 50th wedding anniversary. (In the midst of this, the 9th anniversary of my man Jacques’s death, but 9 isn’t as impressive a number as 50 or 75.) Oh, and on May 27th, the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, but that’s not a milestone in my life.
Now, the newspaper report of the 1962 wedding, from the Reading (PA) Eagle of 6/17/62.
Arnold Zwicky Jr.,
Wed in Princeton
Arnold M. Zwicky Jr., whose parents live in Santa Maria, Calif., but formerly resided in Reading, was married yesterday to Ann W. Daingerfield of Princeton, N.J., daughter of Keene Daingerfield of Miami, Fla., and the late Mrs. Daingerfield.
The ceremony was performed in Trinity Episcopal Church, Princeton, N.J., before the Rev. Rowland M. Cox, Episcopal chaplain, Princeton. Guests were entertained at the Nassau Inn, Princeton, immediately following the ceremony.
An alumna of the high school division of Gulf Park Junior College, Gulfport, Miss., the bride was graduated magna cum laude from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va. She studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, France, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Delta Phi, national honorary French society and Theta Alpha Phi, national honorary drama society.
A graduate of Wilson Joint High School, Mr. Zwicky was also graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. He is a member of the Princeton Campus Club and of Sigma Xi, national scientific fraternity. He will be doing graduate work in the fall in the department of modern languages at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass.
Escorted by her father, the bride appeared in a floor-length gown of ivory Irish linen featuring a bell skirt and insets of Cluny lace. Her shoulder-length veil fell from a headdress of embroidered Irish linen. She carried a bouquet of white roses.
The bride’s maid of honor was Benita H. Bendon, Princeton. Diana Jacobs of New York City was bridesmaid.
Franklin J. Carr III, Louiville, Ky., served as best man. Seating wedding guests were James F. Robinson, Swarthmore; R. Bruce Partridge, Verona, Italy, and Albert P. Hand III, Shilada, Miss.
Raymond F. Rudy, organist at the Trinity Church, played the wedding music. The newlyweds will travel to Lennox, Mass., on their honeymoon, after which they will reside at 403 Walden St., Cambridge, Mass. A rehearsal dinner given by the bridegroom’s parents for the bridal party honored the bride and bridegroom.
[Corrections and additions: Franklyn, not Franklin, Carr. Lenox, not Lennox, Mass. Shubuta, Miss., not Shilada. Linguistics was housed in MIT’s Dept. of Modern Languages at the time. I too was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. And the story doesn't mention that I worked at the Eagle from 1958 through 1962 -- though I didn't write this particular story.
Bonnie Bendon (now Campbell) is a sometime contributor to this blog; Diana I've lost track of. Frank Carr went on to Yale Drama School in the fall; Jim Robinson to Harvard Law; Bruce Partridge to Oxford (in astronomy); Al Hand to Harvard in history, later shifting to Harvard Law. Bruce and Al are still alive.]