AS SWEET AS FLOWERS IN MAY: Charles and Ellen Clock (Before 1931 – Forever)

DAD’s HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION CARD & PHOTO OF MOTHER (Front & back of both).
What message do you think I wrote on a greeting card to Julie, 41 years later, before we got married? You guessed it! …(see Barry & Julie Clock page)

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PHOTO OF CHARLES & KU POSTCARD (front & back of card):

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THEIR WEDDING DAY: CHARLES & ELLEN ….(May 1934)
My parents, Charles Clock & Ellen Collins were married in Flagstaff, Arizona. No family style wedding for them. They eloped, left Oklahoma and drove out to Arizona. Why? I asked them when growing up. “Because they could” …is all I could figure out. They were both 21.
(Note: I can’t believe it! Look at them shoes of Dad’s.)

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WHEN I HEAR THIS SONG,
I always think of them …Mom loved flowers …and they were married in May, remember? And for lots of more important reasons.

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COLLINS OR CLOCK? (mid-1930’s)
The top photo is of my mother, Ellen Clock …or is it still Collins? I’m guessing this photo was taken during the early 1930’s. They would have both still been in their 20’s. But I have no idea of the kind of car she is sitting on …that might have helped my guess. And no ring on her finger, as far as I can see (or is there one?) …so I’m guessing that she and Dad we not married yet. But maybe they didn’t exchange rings when they first married? I do know that Dad never wore a ring of any type the whole time I was around him.

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CHARLES AT WATERFALL (mid-1930’s)
The lower photo is of my dad, Charles Clock. Looks like it was taken at one of the many waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. Maybe not too long after they married. Are those the same white shoes that he wore to their wedding in Flagstaff? He wouldn’t have bought 2 pairs of white shoes ….would he?

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SAN DIEGO (1935)
This photo was taken in 1935, a year after Charles & Ellen Clock (my parents) were married …that May. See that ring on her finger?
And see all those palm trees? That ain’t Oklahoma, folks! Dad wrote on the back “San Diego-1935”.

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PHOTO OF ELLEN, POSTCARD & NOTE:
Photo San Diego – 1935, Balboa Park

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THE SALT FLATS, UTAH (mid-1930’s)

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MAPLEWOOD POSTCARD & PHOTOS …of Dad conked out …and Mother & little Mike.

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PHOTOS OF ELLEN: (1930’s)
On the back of one, is written: “Ellen and her 1st palm tree at Needles, California”. The other one says, “Stealing roses, our first summer in Portland, Oregon”. Both comments obviously written by my dad.

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PHOTO OF CHARLES AT MT WILSON TELESCOPE, CA (1930’s)

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PHOTO: CHARLES & ELLEN CLOCK (1950’s)

Charles Lewis Clock and Cornelia Ellen Clock. Both born in 1913. Both grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Both attended the same high school. Both took some of the same classes together. They married in 1934, in Flagstaff, Arizona. They made their home on Ladd Hill near Newberg, Oregon in 1943, and lived there the rest of their lives. Ellen passed away in 1996 and Charles in 2001. They loved each other and their four boys. Charles Clock’s parents were Wilkie & Margaret Clock. Ellen Clock’s parents were Paul & Lula Mae Collins. (PLC)

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PHOTO SEQUENCE: ELLEN & CHARLES (1960’s thru the 1990’s)

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PHOTOS: CHARLES & ELLEN (LATE 1980’s)
These 2 photos of my parents (Charles L Clock and Ellen Collins Clock) are probably from the late 1980’s. If so, they would be in their 70’s. Love the photo of the folks sitting on the tailgate of their pickup with Al Self …a close friend (the closest!), neighbor, and business partner. That is so like them …a tailgate! Perfect.

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(BMC)

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Enough about me. More importantly, this blog is intended to be a gathering spot for all available materials relating to the Clock family, past, present & future ....an interest of mine for many years.
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