Happy Birthday, Roy Twaddell

We take a short break from the World War I letters home to bring you Skidmore, Missouri social news from 1917. From the October 18 edition of the Skidmore News, page 1:

Big Birthday Dinner

Sunday, October 14, being Roy Twaddell’s 29th birthday, Mrs. Twaddell planned a surprise basket dinner for him at their pretty country home.

 

A little bird told him of her plans before the guests begun to arrive, therefore the surprise was not a surprise, but Roy said he enjoyed the eats immensely.

 

Those present besides the host and hostess and children were: Art Shull and family, Fred Shell and family, Floyd Shell and family, Roy Lowrance and family, Pearl Logan and family, Lloyd Twaddell and family, Ed Shell and wife, W. G. Mast and wife, G. O. Riley and wife, Arch Mast and children, John Mast and daughter, Mrs. Martha walker, Mrs. Kate Snell, and daughter, Carrie of Maitland, Mrs. Sarah Shell, Mrs. D. B. Linville, P. P. Shull, Misses Hattie and Rinda Linville, Ellen Daise, Ruby Shull, Bertha Mast, Carrie Twaddell, Marie Smith, Frances Campbell and Messrs Frank Lawson, Fred Dyson, Joe Shull, Fred and everett Mast, Harvey Linville, Russell and Brother Wright, Dillard, Marvin and Earl Lowrance.

 

After dinner callers were T. O. Parsons and wife and J. W. Howard and wife of Beloit, Kansas.