Mast 32nd Anniversary

From the February 6, 1908 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

A Pleasant Surprise.

Monday, January 27, the relatives and friends of W. G. Mast and wife gave them a surprise, it being their 32nd wedding anniversary.  All arrived at the same time and found Mrs. Mast busy sewing and Mr. Mast was waiting for a wheat buyer, as his daughter went to the telephone that morning and called herself and made believe she was talking to a man who had been trying to buy wheat.  The “buyers” arrived at about eleven o’clock with well filled baskets.

Pleasant conversation and a general old fashioned good time was the report of all who was there, to say nothing of the sumptuous dinner.

Those present were:  Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Shull, Guy Sewell and family, Mrs. Mary Twaddell, John Mast, Miles Cook and wife, Clyde Mast and wife and daughter, Roy Slauson and family, Chas. Lawrence and wife and baby, J. B. Taylor and Orvil Willhoyt of near Maryville, Misses Blanche Cook, Ruby Shull, Carrie Twaddell, Martha Walker, Messrs Dean and Joe Shull, Lloyd and Roy Twaddell, Bert Murray, Walter McGinnis, Frank Lawson and Everett Cook.  Bert Murray brought his kodak and took several snap shots of the crowd.

One Who Was There.