Lee G. Weaver and Florence M. Koontz were married in Columbus, Ohio, on 27 April 1918. This would have been their 101st anniversary. Grandma and Grandpa were devoted to each other throughout their lives and were the parents of two daughters, Leila Marie and Jmae Dorothy. Once married, the happy couple beat feet and headed to Grandpa’s home in Detroit where his parents owned a duplex. Grandma and Grandpa lived in one half until they moved into their own home in 1929. I have since found out that the duplex may have partially belonged to Grandpa. It was reported in the 1905 Detroit newspapers that he purchased the lot adjoining the lot his parents purchased and on which the duplex was finally built. Now, Grandpa was 12 years old at the time. But, it is one of the questions that I did not know to ask until anyone who could know the answer was no longer around to provide one.
Now, looking at Grandma in the wedding photo, I see she has her own rare talent of being able to levitate her bouquet. Notice it is just floating there and Grandma’s hands are at her side.
I am not sure the day was picked because of it, but this was also the anniversary of one of Grandpa’s favorite aunts. Roseanah Weaver and William Fisher were wed 146 years ago on this same date in Perry County, Ohio. Aunt Rose was a constant correspondent to Grandpa in his postcard collection.