August 17th, 1946: Congratulatory letter to my grandparents on their wedding from the commissioner of the Department of Health in West New York, New Jersey. It reads as follows:
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Ballant,
The news of your wedding, in the daily newspaper, was pleasant to read about; and, Mrs. Otis joins me in extending to you our sincere good wishes for a happy matrimonial journey through life, together.
Mrs. Otis and I took the step, more then 12 years ago; and, with four children growing up, we realize that married life has It’s responsibilities and it’s rewards—-and, that it can be complete and happy.
I wish you contentment, success, and, the many comforts that home life offers to us all.
John E. Otis,