Happy Birthday, Lee Teson

Although we were unable to attend, we suspect a surprise party that included an excellent dinner, conversation, and music would indeed have been a pleasant occasion.  From the Skidmore New Era, January 17, 1907, page 1, column 1:

Surprised on Birthday.

At the beautiful country home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Teson, on last Friday was a pleasant occasion long to be remembered by those present.  It being Mr. Teson’s birthday, his wife planned a surprise for him.  A neighbor came in the morning and invited Mr. Teson to take a ramble through the timber with him, thus keeping him away from home until friends could gather.

When Mr. Teson returned they had arrived and were having a fine time.  When asked by his wife how he felt he said:  “I feel as though I have had a complete surprise.”  The ladies soon had an excellent dinner prepared.  After dinner the guests enjoyed conversation and music.  This was a very pleasant affair, each showing his or her appreciation of such friends as Mr. and Mrs. Teson and daughter Hazel.

Those present were:  Messrs and Mesdames Sullivan, Schell, Logan, French, Howard, Wheeler, Clark, Linville, Lawrence, Campbell, Phipps, Dyson, Jones, Mrs. Ed Dawson, Mrs. Carr; Misses Bertha Dawson, Grace, Gertrude and Laura Schell, Hattie and Rinda Linville, Florence and Anna French, Ruth Jones, Ruth Lawrence, Dale and Marie Wheeler; Messrs. Floyd Schell, Leland and Harvey Linville, Jake French, Burman, Homer and Walter Wheeler, Frances and Robert Campbell.