Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Wedding Reception, July 1950 - Norris and Betty Niehaus --- Wordless Wednesday, Almost
This Wordless Wednesday photo celebrates a wedding day 65 years ago today. (It surely can't be "wordless.") Norris Niehaus and Betty Schmaltz were married on July 22, 1950 in their hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. The photo is of the gathering of Niehaus family for their wedding reception at the Lake Shore Country Club in Indianapolis.
The adults standing are: Frank Niehaus and Rosemary (Weber) Niehaus (parents of Martha, Don and me, and Norris's brother), Gertrude (Niehaus) Murphy (Norris's sister), John Niehaus (Norris's father), Betty (Schmaltz) Niehaus (the bride), Ruth Niehaus (Norris's mother), Charlotte (Niehaus) Ellis (Norris's sister), Harold "Norris" Niehaus (the groom), Evelyn Ellis (Charlotte's daughter), Ed Niehaus (Norris's brother), Anne Niehaus (Robert's wife), Robert Niehaus (Norris's brother).
Seated are several nieces and nephews of Norris's, two more of his brothers and a sister-in-law. They are, left to right: Martha Niehaus, Charles Niehaus (Norris's brother), Marilyn Niehaus, Larry Niehaus (Norris's brother), Donna Niehaus, Bill Niehaus, Catherine "Kitty" Niehaus (Betty's daughter), Don Niehaus, Kenny Niehaus, Virginia "Gin" (Weber) Niehaus (Ed's wife), Sharon Ellis, Shirley Ellis (almost hidden) and Diana Ellis.
Norris and Betty were married 45 years when he passed away in 2005. They were nice people. Norris and my dad were electricians at Western Electric for many years. In my memory bank is some period of time when they rode together to work to save on gas expense, approximately 12 miles from their homes on the south side of Indianapolis. Also, I remember once Aunt Betty wet her pants because she laughed so hard at a family reunion. Rest In Peace Uncle Norris and Aunt Betty.