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Armina (Ramsey) Edwards' Birthday

Grand River Local
Grand River, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, September 03, 1914


On Thursday of last week, August 27, 1914, the relatives of Mrs. Armina EDWARDS gathered at the home of her son, Thomas EDWARDS of Long Creek township, with whom she lives, and gave her a very pleasant surprise, the occasion being the celebration of her eighty-eighth birthday. Beneath the shade of an elm tree on the lawn a temporary table was prepared and loaded down with good things suitable for such an occasion. Fifty-three were present and did themselves justice to this feast and tried to look pretty while they had their picures taken. Three children were present Mrs. Chris [Lucinda] FOLAND, Mrs. W. H. [Nervesta] YOUNG, and Mr. Tom EDWARDS. Three other children who live in the state of Washington could not be present. Before leaving devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. F. EDWARDS of Osceola. The aged mother took this opportunity for thanking the company for the beautiful gifts bestowed and the joy they had given her on this occasion. She also expressed her faith in a loving Saviour and his power to keep her until called to that Home for which she is waiting. After wishing Grandma many happy returns of the day we departed to our several homes.

SOURCE: genealogical clippings of Pearle Veva (BRAMON) FOLAND

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2013