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.