On Thursday evening, April
25, 1968, a group of women from Riegel's first shift Spinning
Department honored one of their own with a pre-wedding dinner at the
Tavern in Trion.
honoree, Mabel Broome (center), is shown with several coworkers
and friends including Sarah Hood, Jewel Studdard, Gracie Broome, Louise
Tripp, Katherine Landers, Annie H. Swope, Venice Hughes, Margaret
Williams, Martha Wells, Wanda Gill, Gertrude Pledger, Frances Saylors,
Mary Ellen Tripp, and Faye Nell McDowell.
The honoree was wed to John M. Shockley of LaFayette the following weekend.
Photograph by T. Emmett Nunn. Courtesy of Chattooga County Library.
Information from the Trion Facts.