January 1, 1938 – Grace Maxwell became the bride of Emil LaVerne “Buck” Haglund at her mother’s home on Kasten Street. Grace was the daughter of Elsie (Tobin) Maxwell and the late Perley Maxwell, a well-known Mendocino building contractor and photographer.

Young people in an old car

High School friends posing in a car at Camp E – Boyle’s Camp on July 4, 1930. L – R: Albert Lemos, Merna Brown, Evelyn Bowman, Grace Maxwell, and Peter Lemos. (Gift of Bertha Mason Estate)

The living room of the Maxwell home was prettily decorated with potted plants, ferns and huckleberry. Evelyn Bowman sang, “I Love You Truly,” accompanied by Alice (Switzer) Elliott, wife of Main Street store owner Burtt Elliott. Alice later played the wedding march. Grace entered the room on the arm of her brother, Kenneth, who gave her away in marriage. The bride took her place beside the groom, with bride’s maid Evelyn Bowman and best man Lester Anderson nearby.

A brief ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Kent. “After congratulations and hand shaking, dainty refreshments of brick ice cream, bride cake and wedding cake with coffee were served, the bride cutting the cakes which were served by Misses Ann and Rene Borgna, Evelyn Bowman and Jennie Haglund. The happy couple took their departure through showers of rice for a brief honeymoon.” On their return, they made their home at 345 Morrow Street in Fort Bragg.