We bought our property on Mercer Island in 1915, discovering it while paddling around in our blue canoe. We were married the 27th of April, 1916. I belonged to the choir at St. Clements, and it was the custom of us girls when we married to have the wedding on choir rehearsal night, thus releasing the choir and our fine organist, Mr. Wollaston for the ceremony. We even went a step further and had the wedding the Thursday after Easter which meant we could use the Easter flowers for the decorations. We were pretty short of money so further economized by inviting everyone in the parish to the wedding by means of the parish paper, "The Chronicle".

Alice Marian Johnson