December 1, 2010
Mary Ellen Ballard stands next to the mannequins wearing her mother and father’s wedding-day clothes at the Basehor Historical Museum. The scene, part of the museum’s “Wedding Wonderland” exhibit, depicts their June 1944 wedding in a living room.
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