May 28, 1942
Mrs. Harry Baylies entertained a company of
friends in honor of the birthday anniversary of her mother, Mrs.
Nora Graf, Friday evening at seven o'clock dinner at the Rex Hotel
in West Union. there were seventeen guests present, all dressed up
in old fashioned clothes, the ladies in picture hats, bonnets,
capes, shawls, and gowns from 25 to 50 years old, and the men in
overalls, high collars, white vests and tall hats, all of which
caused much merriment. The long table was decorated with beautiful
bouquets of lilies of the valley and spirea, the places were
designed by caricatures of each drawn by the guest of honor. With
napkins tucked under their chins the guests
partook of the bountiful and delicious
old-fashioned dinner consisting of platters of baked ham, bowls of
potatoes, individual pots of baked beans, cottage cheese, pickles,
chili sauce, jelly, corn bred, baking powder biscuits, ice cream and
strawberries, slices of the birthday cake, and coffee. The company
returned to the Graf home where the evening was spent at bridge.
Prizes were presented to Mrs. A. J. Fox, Mrs. J. W. Orr, Mrs. Ray
Belles, Miss Mary Jones, Harry Schrader, Lee Hathaway, Ray Belles,
and Charles Carpenter. A jolly good time was enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. M. Lee Hathaway, Mrs.
A. J. Fox and Mrs. Agnes Llewellyn attended the funeral service of
Mrs. Fred Sorg at Hawkeye Thursday afternoon.