Daniel Brown’s Christmas Dinner, 1910

Here’s one last Christmas-related news item for the year. This one is from the December 29, 1910 edition of the Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), on page 1:

Christmas Dinner.

Daniel Brown’s home was the scene of a jolly Christmas dinner in which forty-three relatives and friends participated.

At the beginning, the table was groaning and creaking, but after four tables, the turkey was all bones, and all that was left was a gallon of fruit salad which, later, disappeared; but we think Cecil can account for that.

Those present were: Mrs. E. R. Bender and children, of Canadian, Texas; Carleen and Rollo Singleton, of Huntsville, Missouri; Mr. and Mrs. George Brown and family of Burlington Junction; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Collins and family; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brown and family; Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Brown and family; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gwin; Dr. and Mrs. F. A. Lee; Mrs. Jane DeBord; Mr. and Mrs. Paddy Iddings.

Uncle Dan is only seen, now, on our streets, twice each day, when he gets his mail. When asked what the reason was, he said he was very busy holding down a beautiful leather rocking chair which his children left him as a pleasant reminder of the occasion.