Decatur County Journal Thursday, September 9, l9l5
At the home of the bride's parents, Sunday, August 29, l9l5, at 4 o'clock p.m. it was my great pleasure to unite in marriage MR. ERNEST LYSTER, of Cainsville, Mo., to MISS RUTH, oldest daughter of Bro. CAL CAIN and wife.
It has been our privilege to know three generations of the bride's family and to record here their worth and worthiness. She will make good every obligation of a true and loving wife. She possesses a charming personality, free from vanity or pride. To her husband she will be like a clinging vine, true and steadfast. To her husband we can say, you have made no mistake.
The groom is the only son of Bro. and Sister J.U. LYSTER, and whose character the Lord has put in their faces. ERNEST and I have been steadfast friends since we first met, jolly as the day is long, frank and open, with not a lazy hair on his head.
Why should they not be happy? We believe they will be, and we are sure they carry with them the very best wishes of all who know them. God bless the new home and continue in the old ones from which they come, is the prayer of my heart. Was anything better ever written about marriage state than this? If so, we have never read it:
"A good wife is Heaven's last and best gift to man; his angel of mercy; minister of graces innumerable; his gem of many virtues; his casket of jewels; her voice is sweetest music, her smiles his brightest day; her kiss the guardian of innocence; her arms the pale of his safety; the balm of health, the balsam of his life; her industry his surest wealth; her economy his safest steward; her lips his faithful councilors; her bosom the softest pillow of his cares, and her the ablest advocate of Heaven's blessing on his head." Could anything be added?
The dinner was fine, the social cheer perfection. We were loath to come away. God bless the occasion and its memories, is my sincere wish.
We are greatly pleased to add to the above the infair dinner was given on Monday evening, August 30, at 7:30, at the groom's parents, J.U. LYSTER and wife, where there were assembled as happy a group of people as we have seen in many years. The supper was fine, nothing lacking, the social cheer of the very highest all were in the mood celestial. The hours sped all too quickly. We were all loath to say good night, but left our fervent good wishes for the future happiness and prosperity of ERNEST and RUTH. God bless them. --J.H. BURROWS.