The following are some tidbits from a personal interview with my mom about her family: [William and Bonnie (Lambertson) Wright]
Were your parents active in any clubs?
Mom and dad were members of the Elks. At that time it was more private - teachers and professionals, etc. "What you saw up there stayed up there." Mom and dad did a lot of dancing up there. Your dad and I belonged there for awhile.
The Elks took drinkers to fund it. Mom and dad would have a drink, but were not heavy drinkers. Some folks would spend $50 to $100 a night there. The Elks were considered 'upper class', hard liquor crowd. The Eagles was a blue-jean, factory worker, beer-drinking crowd.
The Elks used to have tip-boards back when you couldn't gamble. One year dad won a stuffed Santa there. I always think of him when we pull it out for Christmas.
Mom may have been in a sorority when she was first married, but I don't know for sure.
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