Jefferson County
Illinois

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
1919

 

Mt. Vernon Register News - January 5, 1922, Page 6
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

January 3rd, was the 79th birthday of "Uncle" Jim EDWARDS who 
resides on Castleton Avenue.  Early in the evening about fifty 
of his relatives, friends and neighbors gathered at his home to 
help put him over the line into his 80th year and give him a good start.

The music was fine, it was furnished by Mr. PHILLIPS, Mr. CAMPBELL 
and others.  Capt. FERGUSON recited his poem "When a Little Boy in Tennessee.".  
Comrade Sanford HILL gave that interesting little poem entitled "The Tingle 
of the Shingle on the seat of the little boy's pants," which brought great applause.  
But the capping of the climax came when M. D. COLEMAN gave a whistling stunt of 
his accompanied by the guitar.  Mr. COLEMAN is sure some whistler.  The refreshments 
were of the best and the way the crowd put them away was a fright, them eats 
vanished like a fog before a June sun.

Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves to the fullest, "Uncle" Jim's good wife 
was Johnnie on the spot, jolly as a girl 16.  Several useful presents were given 
to the comrade.  The affair was sure a very pleasant and happy one.



 
 
 
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