Avon Weddings

Weddings were part of life during the Avon Community years. In the recordings by Willie Hulsey, learn of the wedding traditions of the time and hear the description of the weddings of her sister Blanche, cousin Will, cousin Tom and cousin Beulah.

When Willie’s sister Blanche marries Noah, Willie couldn’t stop crying. Listen to the first recording to find out how Willie felt about the marriage and why she felt that way. Then listen to the other recordings below to learn about other wedding traditions of family members.

Willie talks about the marriage of cousin Will and Ethel, cousin Tom and Lescie and advice she has for the younger generation.

Cousin Beulah and Buddy get married. Willie gives a description of a formal wedding and shivaree.