Decatur County Journal, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, January 6, l92l
MRS. BERTHA DUNN entertained the children, grandchildren and great grandchild of MR. and MRS. P.C. WATSABAUGH at a Christmas dinner, Saturday, December 25th, in honor of MR. and MRS. WATSABAUGH's fiftieth wedding anniversary.
The children and grandchildren from a distance were unable to be present, but all sent very suitable and useful presents, making their parents feel as though they were present.
In the evening, MR. and MRS. WATASABAUGH were surprised by the tramp, tramp of feet on the porch and the pounding of many hands on the door. MR. WATSABAUGH on being told that it was a charivari crowd finally walked to the door and very puzzled, on opening the door he found eighteen of his Baptist friends.
After the laughing and talking that usually accompanies a surprise, MRS. WATSABAUGH was asked to tell about her wedding day which she did to the enjoyment and amusement of all present.
At the close of the eveing, Rev Miller, as spokesman, presented MR. WATSABAUGH with gold cuff links, tie pin and clasp and MRS. WATSABAUGH with a gold band wedding ring.
The pleasant evening with friends was an appropriate ending for this important day. The gifts were greatly appreciated and will serve as a reminder of one of the most pleasant days of their life.
--Humeston New Era.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
List Administrator; Decatur County, Iowa GenWeb
"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
May 2l, 2002