Garden Grove Express Thursday, May 17, 1894 Garden Grove, Iowa
Corn all planted. Pastures fairly good. Fruit prospect is very good. Strawberries are beginning to ripen, and Coxey's army did not pass this way; so what have we to complain of. Indeed, we have much to be thankful for.
Last Friday being Mrs. Bert WILLIAMS birthday, some of the friends and relatives concluded they would remind her of it, and got together at S. WILLIAMS armed with baskets, etc., well loaded with the good things of this world, then marched in a body to residence of Mr. and Mrs. Bert WILLIAMS. Well, to make a long story short the surprise was complete, the preparation for refreshment was complete, and all went merry as a marriage bell. After all had partaken of the sumptuous repast they returned to their homes, leaving behind them numerous tokens of their love and esteem for Mrs. W.
Some of our young people tripped the light fantastic toe at G. W. TRAUPLE's Friday night until the wee small hours.
Miss Jennie WOLVERTON, who had been visiting the past two weeks with friends and relatives at Humeston and Derby, returned home Sunday.
F. T. MCKIBBEN spent two or three days in this vicinity this week.
J. W. ATEN and Fred WOOLLEY were Leon visitors last Friday.
Supervisor Sam MENDENHALL has been doing some good work grading the roads the past few days.
A. P. SWOPE was quite unwell last Sunday, but has nearly recovered.
Two traveling dentists were in this locality a few days last week seeking whom they might make toothless and then fit them out with new teeth. We understand they got some work to do.
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. MORTON of near Woodburn, visited friends at this place from Saturday to Monday.
Mrs. KESSLER, who has been quite sick, but is somewhat better.
Mr. and Mrs. Will MORTON of Leroy, spent Saturday night and Sunday with friends at this place.
A number of the young folks attended church at Woodland Sunday night.
Our schools are progressing finely. The teachers report a good attendance and excellent work.
Mr. MCVEY, form near Lewisburg, was in this place buying goods Saturday. He says he goes where he can buy the cheapest.
Mrs. H. HITCHCOCK will entertain the Ladies Aid Society Thursday afternoon of next week. Please take due notice and govern yourselves accordingly.