CAPT. FRISBIE -- WEDDING FESTIVITIES -- THE MASTERPIECE OF GRANDMA's YOUTH -- SENORA VALLEJO -- JAKIE's RETURN -- HIS DEATH -- A CHEROKEE INDIAN WHO HAD STOOD BY MY FATHER's GRAVE
CAPTAIN FRISBIE spent much time in Sonoma after Company H was disbanded, and observing ones remarked that the attraction was Miss Fannie Vallejo. Yet, not until 1851 did the General consent to part with his first-born daughter. Weeks before the marriage day, friends began arriving at the bride's home, and large orders came to grandma for dairy supplies.
She anticipated the coming event with interest and pleasure, because the prolonged and brilliant festivities would afford her an opportunity to display her fancy and talent in butter modelling. For the work, she did not charge, but simply weighed the butter for the designs and put it into crocks standing in cold water in the adobe store-house where, in the evenings, after candle-light, we three gathered.
Her implements were a circular hardwood board, a paddle, a set of small, well pointed sticks, a thinbladed knife, and squares of white muslin of various degrees of fineness. She talked and modelled, and