Here are Phil Roberts and his cousin, Cynthia (Roberts) Eicholtz, the bride and groom of a
Lilliputian wedding. The picture, taken by James Peavey, was dated March 12, 1949. Here's
what Phil wrote when he saw the other pages on the Lilliputian weddings.
was endorsed by my parents. The entire expense was borne by the "Hopedale Woman's
Club." I think my mother might have been club president at the time. I remember being
dressed in a tuxedo and carrying a cigar (that my dad made by wrapping masking tape around
a pencil, and painting it brown). The question I can't answer is, "Why?" I dunno' if it was a
fund-raising venture, or was done just for fun. My memory ain't that good!!!
A few days later, I heard from Phil again. He had looked through old family photos and found
one of the "wedding" that you see above. Here's a bit of what he had to say about it.
"I'm wearing a bow tie that's bigger than my head, a tuxedo with striped lapels, and I'm
carrying a top-hat. I look like a circus barker.