In telling the stories of Mom and Dad, one area never got fully covered. The pictures were placed in a special folder in anticipation of further stories. Somehow, we never got there....so here are a few notes and some links to the pictures.
Jim and Jean met at a Eucharistic Congress in 1941. They hit it off right away because neither one was into the silliness that often accompanied meetings of teenagers.
That first meeting was on the banks of the Mississippi. Four years later, on 27 Oct 1945, they were engaged again on the banks of the Mississippi. The engagement was announced on November 8. At the time the Maddens had moved from Duluth to St. Paul and were living on Cretin Street. There were a number of luncheons and a shower was hosted by Jim's Aunt Helen.
The Bridal Dinner was held at the Minneapolis Auto Club. The reception after the wedding which was officiated by Rev. Joseph A Corrigan at St. Mark's Church was held at the Dehn's house.
Jim and Jean honeymooned at Phil DeGraph's Lodges at Trout Lake MI.The owner of the lodge was Phil DeGraph. None of the guests at the lodge knew, or at least they never let on if they guessed, that Mom and Dad were on their honeymoon. While there the guests made a model of the lodge for Phil, whom both Dad and Mom remember fondly.
After the wedding they returned to Notre Dame, where Jim was pursuing his Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. There first residence was 2340 Dixie Way but that story has been told!
Pictures of the Wedding and Honeymoon