Garden Grove Express
Thursday, Oct. 20, 1893
Garden Grove, Iowa

Yesterday was Grandpa RIDGWAY's 89th birthday. Mills and his wife arranged a pleasant surprise for him by inviting his children and grandchildren to eat dinner with him. What added very much pleasure was the visit of his brother William from Osceola. We wish him many returns of the event. And judging from his present activity and good health he will live to add several anniversaries of the day of his birth.

Copied by Stacey McDowell Dietiker
January 11, 2004