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The Lamoni Chronicle
OFFICIAL PAPER OF DECATUR COUNTY
Lamoni, Iowa, Thursday, December 19, 1940, Page 1
Mr. and Mrs. Haas Observe Golden Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. John Haas will observe their Golden Wedding anniversary on December 21 and will be at home to their friends in the afternoon from 2 until 5 o'clock. Saturday evening a family dinner will be held in their honor at the C. E. Gibson home and special friends and guests from out of town will join with the family in observing the event Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. [Mary Ann "Mollie" (Hatcher)] Haas were married in Green (sic, should be Greene) county [IA], December 21 in 1890 and lived there until the moved to Lamoni in 1894. Since that time they have been valued citizens of this community. Mr. Haas contributed to the civic life of Lamoni by serving on the city council for a number of years. The couple have three children, Mrs. Loren [Flava] Truman, of Wray, Colo.; Mrs. C. E. [Myrtle] Gibson and Mrs. Jeannette Ivy, of Lamoni.
The picture below was taken on Mr. and Mrs. Haas' wedding day 50 years ago.
For each year of married life There rings a little bell It rings shrilly at the first, But with each passing year The ringing grows more mellow Until there rings a special bell, A golden bell, to tell That fifty years have passed. A Toast - To two of the nicest people we know From all of the people they know Wishing them good luck and good cheer
For many and many another year.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2015