The developing service (local drugstore, usually) printed the date on the pic, but it was the month and year they were developed, NOT the date when they were taken. I know: Ya can't trust those old photos!
Sue sent this picture 2-3 months ago, asking if I knew who these women were. She knew the woman with the corsage was Aggie Suess, her grandma.
Since then, we've figured out that it's Alice (Jenssen) Hesch next to Aggie (JohnnyBoy's wife), and Girlie (Hesch) Block on the left (Aggie's sister). What we don't know is who the girl with the neck brace is, or who the woman with the print dress next to her is. Can you identify 'em?
Sue wanted to know if guests at a wedding would normally help in the kitchen at the reception? YES, they did--even I remember being asked to carry something or "go put the silverware out". I was 7 when Joan Suess got married, and my family probably were guests at her wedding. Dad was Aggie's cousin, and besides, it was an honor to be trusted by "the ladies" to actually DO what they asked you to do.
BTW, yes, that's a beer bottle in Alice's hand, and the woman behind Girlie could be Aunt Jeanette (Marshik) Janson....at least it looks like her.