They met on the Manitoba during a Lake Superior cruise in August, and were married in November (much to the concern of parents and friends). Here, Phyllis (in white) was introducing her new beau to her sister Barbara and her husband, Frank (along with kids, Patty and Bruce). Somewhere near Boston:
Edward, Phyllis, and the Buxtons – 1946 from Steven K Roberts on Vimeo. Edward and Phyllis in Swarthmore, summer of 1946 Cutting the cake on the wedding day, November 23, 1946. Looking on are her sister Nancy and his brother George. Notes from wedding guests…. Edward and Phyllis Roberts – newlyweds! A close-up of her gray felt hat, which I sold on eBay in 2005
As soon as the wedding was over, they flew to Bermuda for their honeymoon… here is my father’s 8mm movie of the adventure:
VIDEO The Engagement
This is sweet… my father’s parents, Chester and Abby Roberts of Swarthmore, wrote this letter to
Phyllis as soon as they were notified of the engagement. A colorized photo follows… Abby Roberts and Chester, Ed’s Quaker parents in Swarthmore, wrote this lovely letter to Phyllis as soon as the engagement was announced (quite quickly after they met during a cruise on Lake Superior). Abby and Chester Roberts, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 1946. Both were very active in the Quaker community, including publications and positions at Swarthmore College.