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September 2, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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September 2, 1971

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eco "'I've always been a collector ot sorts," says Gladys Barden, owner and operator of Barden's Antique Store on Hillcrest. "I'm especially interested in antiques, but 1 can't afford to fall in love with my treasures." She was born in Colorado, but has rived for the past 25 years, off and on, in Shelton. Her father, Clifford D. Ford, homesteaded in the Matlock area and owned one of the first sawmills in Mason County. Mrs. Barden has a son, Steve Boothe of Castle Rock, and a daughter, Mrs. Roberta Seal of Shelton. She has three grand-children. Gladys Barden has owned and operated several restaurants and a drive-in eating place; she once ran a grocery store; but she finds her present business the most interesting of all. "I like this better than any other line of work, bar none," she declares." l meet such wonderful peopie." Bowling is a favorite recreation, and Gladys Barden is a member of the Simpson team. She likes to fish but no longer has much time to do so. "'1 enjoy all sports," she states, "but 1 guess cooking is my real hobby." She loves to prepare meals for family get-togethers, and she maintains that her chocolate cake recipe is the best she's ever tried. mmen O0 in Anniversary is lebrated By koneks The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Alex J. Okonek will be celebrated at a reception to be held from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on September 12 in the Grapeview fire hall. They were married on September 13, 1921 in Iron Mountain, Mich. and have lived in Grapeview for 49 years. Alex Okonek is retired from St. Charles Winery. The Okoneks have two sons, Edward and James of Shelton, and a daughter, Marian McCooke of Seattle. They have seven grandchildren. Assisting with the anniversary party will be Mesdames Marion McCooke, Ed Okonek, James Okonek and grandchildren. It is requested that no gifts be presented. VFW Post nd Auxiliary To Meet The regular meeting of the V.F.W. Post and its auxiliary will be held Friday at 8:00 p.m. in the Memorial Building• The auxiliary will elect officers and arrangements will be made regarding the Gold Star Parents Dinner to be held on Sandra Ann Pozorski, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Pozorski of Potlatch, became the bride of Gary Lynn Frederickson on August 14 in St. Edward's Catholic Church. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert W. Frisken of Lilliwaup. The double ring ceremony was performed, at 7 p.m. by Father Gabriel Donohue who officiated at an altar flanked by two white wicker baskets of lavender gladioli and pink daisies. Two sprays of identical blooms adorned the altar, and pew bows were lavender with centers of purple. Given in marriage by her father, the bride was gowned in silk organza over taffeta. The empire bodice of Peau d 'ange lace was styled with a scoop neckline and cuffed Edwardian sleeves. Peau d 'ange lace enhanced the slim silhouette skirt and banded the hemline with scallops• Lace, inserted midway, encircled the skirt and merged into a wide, sweeping chapel length train. Pearl-edged petals of matching lace studded with aurora borealis crystals fashioned the caplet that framed her face. Imported silk illusion veiling cascaded in bouffant tiers. Matron of honor Mrs. Kathleen A. Frederickson arid bridesmaids Miss Karen M. Frederickson, Miss Diane Relich and Mrs. Jeanne Prouty were attired in violet-hued silk chiffon. Viennese lace accented the full cuffed sleeves, the high necklines September 17. All Post members and ladies .... of the auxiliary in the District 5 area are reminded of the District 5 picnic to be held on Sunday at the Elks Park in Montesano. Music Teachers TODAY'S Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lynn Fredermkson and the empire waistlines. The softly gathered skirts were floor length. Held to their hair by halo veils were clusters of matching silken blossoms with flower-tipped streamers. The bride carried white carnations embedded with pink baby rosebuds and touched with baby's breath• Pink ribbons extended from the lace holder. Pink and lavender daisies with baby's breath and purple streamers were held by the bridal attendants. Best man was Gregg L. Frederickson. Candles were lighted by Mark Walmsley and the 200 guests were seated by Larry Frederickson, Bill DeRoche and Dennis Pozorski. Mrs. Dorothy Wittenberg was musician and Charla Mac In and pink of the bride! flowers lavend01 groom's long-sleeved with white carm For the St. t with baskets from doorwaYS tables gladioli and lavender and white bells. Mrs. Mrs. N orrna four-tiered cak0 lavender and silver leaves. poured bY Peterson and punch by Mrs. JerrY Alma Roe. The MisS~ Resa Everist book and ,.+ respectively. The bri from Olyr~ Technical now serving Force, College, St. OVTI. Shelton High After a Ocean Lacey. hel Fall Shirley first fall Guild in her ThursdaY. A