JAYCOX, RICK, CASTNER, JARMIN, OAKLAND, MERRYMAN, BELL, REED, BURRELL, EVANS, MARTIN
Posted By: Raven Thomas (email)
Date: 12/21/2013 at 20:40:14
The greatest social even of the season for Blairsburg occurred Tuesday evening at the Benj. Jaycox home, it being the twentieth anniversary of their wedding.
The even was planned as a surprise upon the worthy couple but some thought that Ben had an inkling of the affair. He invited his good wife to accompany him on a motor trip to Webster City in the evening and on their return they found their house filled to overflowing with guests. Your correspondent had intended to furnish their names but as it would be about the same as a directory of all the adults of Blairsburg and adjoining townships we gave it up.
After a short time spent in conversation, W.H. Rick of Williams, in a neat speech, expressed the sentiments of the assembled friends and presented the couple with a fine Haviland china dinner set and other pieces of china ware as a token of their esteem. Mr. Jaycox in a few well chosen words expressed his appreciation. The guests were then entertained by the following program, each number responding to heavy encores: Piano solo, George Castner; Reading, Mrs. Dr. Jarmin; Vocal solo, Wm Oakland; Reading, Marguerite Merryman; Piano solo Florence Jaycox; Reading, Mrs. J.W. Bell; Orchestra, Dr. Jarmin, Vernia Reed and V.B. Burrell. A bountiful repast of ice cream and cake was then served.
Those who acted as reception and serving committee were: Mesdames F.B Evans, Wm. Oakland, A.S. Lynd, W.C. Merryman, Roy Martin, Vaughan, Chas. Castner, and Misses Mary Hoag, Marie Castner, Marguerite Merryman, and Emma Jaycox.
It looked as though something was being started that would be contagious when Harris Stafford and Mrs. Gallagher led out by kissing the bride and groom but a stampede was luckily averted.
The evening is one which will long be remembered by all present.
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