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700 Present at Harman Reunion

Clyde Harman, of Harman, was elected president of the Harman Family Reunion, which was held last Sunday at the Brethren church, near Harman, Fred Harman, of this city, was elected vice-president, and Mrs. Iva Harman Montoney, also of Elkins, was re-elected secretary-treasurer.

About 700 Harmans and Harman relatives attended the all-day reunion.

The address of welcome was given by Ellsworth Harman of Harman, and the response was made by Attorney J. William Harman, of Parsons. Short talks were given by several of the folk from a distance, including, William A. Harman, of Washington DC, Mr. O'Dell, of Hanover, PA, George Harman and Roy Harman of Petersburg, and J. William Harman.

Music was rendered by Prof. James A. Harman and his family, of Harrisonburg, VA, the Misses Riverton and the Allegheny Boys of Harman. A reading was given by Frederick? Harman, son of Mr. And Mrs. Fred Harman, of this city.

Prizes awarded.

Prizes were awarded to the following:

The tallest person present, Morris Harman, of Parsons.

Youngest person, Danny Myers Harman, five month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Snyder Harman of Harman.

Oldest Person, Alice Harman Parton, 82 years of age.

Person traveling the farthest distance: Mrs. Lehman Hurley of Harrisburg PA.

Woman with the largest family, Mrs. David Teter of Elkins, with 13 in family.

Best looking girl, given to twins, Lucille and Louise Harman, of Riverton

Most athletic person, Snyder Harman, coach of Harman High School

Person have most mileage on car, Herbert Harman, of Harrisonburg, VA.

Elkins Intermountain, date unknown

Hedrick Family Reunion-1917.

The annual reunion of the Hedrick was held at the home of Chas. A. Hedrick on the 8th day of September 1917.

Before the day set the relatives and friends began to gather from far and near and when the time came a large number had gathered. All the children of Solomon and Martha Armstrong Hedrick except Louisa Powers, of Old Fields Hardy county and Cynthia J. Harman, (deceased) were present, including a large number of nephews, nieces, grandchildren and their friends.

At the noon hour a bountiful dinner was served to all in the orchard near the old home and rarely ever so many good things graced a table to eat. To say that everyone ate to their satisfaction was putting it mildly and there was enough to spare to have duplicated the dinner for all.

After dinner a beautiful program was rendered in the parlor of the old home. The service was begun by the singing of "Home Sweet Home," Miss Nola Hedrick presiding at the organ, followed with the scripture reading of the 90th Psalm from the old family bible of Solomon Hedrick, the immediate ancestor of this family by Floyd McDonald, a grandson, after which Chas. A. Hedrick offered a beautiful and touching prayer followed by the entire assembly singing, "Tell mother I'll Be There." Immediately after Frank Boggs, president of the meeting, introduced Tilden J. McDonald a grandson, who made some very appropriate remarks for the occasion followed by the audience singing "In the Sweet Bye and Bye." Then Miss Kate Boggs read the family history, when Atty. J. Wm. Harman, of Parsons, a grandson of Solomon Hedrick, was introduced and addressed the assembly in a brief but impressive way, being followed by short talks by Floyd McDonald, pension official; Lewis Spangler, clerk of the circuit court of Tucker county; Chas. A. Hedrick, Sol K. Hedrick, M.C. Robison and others. Officers were then elected for the ensuing year as follows: Chas. A. Hedrick, president; Frank M. Boggs, vice-president, and Kate Boggs, secretary and treasurer. The meeting was closed by the entire gathering singing, "God Be With You Till We Meet Again," and a closing prayer.

In the course of the day many of the relatives visited the family cemetery on the hill overlooking the old home.

Among those attending from a distance were Sol K. Hedrick and granddaughter of Belington, Barbour county; Floyd McDonald, daughter and little son, of Elkins; Mrs. Claude Baughman, Miss Ruth Close, Lewis Spangler, J.W. Harman and M.C. Robison, of Parsons; Mrs. P. Hinkle, son and daughter in law of Hambelton; Tildon J. McDonald and little son, of Jenningston; W. Scott Hedrick and children of near Horton; Warren Boggs of Creek; Mrs. and Mrs. J.B. Skidmore, of Franklin.

One of the especially pleasant features of the occasion was that W.E. Hedrick, who has been in very delicate health for several months, was present. This was regarded one of the greatest reunions the family ever held.

From Grant County Press, Sept. 21, 1917.

Hedrick Reunion-1918

The present home of C.A. Hedrick at Mouth of Senecas once again been the scene of the annual Hedrick Reunion. The reunion date, Saturday, September 21, and by 9:30 a.m., the guests began to arrive and ere the sun had reached mid sky the famous house and old Hedrick farm was alive with guests, children, grand and great grand children.

Home! Coming! Oh! It was such a a noble and grand homecoming. It did you good to see those children of yesterdays meet with their friendly greetings and hearty handshakes. Then you knew full well by the tinkle of their eyes that they were living over again boy and girlhood days; days of sun parched cheek and stump toe period; days of tossing new mown hay and chasing the fire fly over hill and plane; days of fun and laughter, yes days of no regret. Then as these children of silver hair and hoary heads advance toward the prehistoric homestead it does seem to them that the grand old mother of their yesterdays with her well worn Bible should meet them on the veranda. The mother who taught them love and obedience to God and to man. The one who started them in the right way of life; the one who went before and set the example for them to follow and as these children take a retrospect of the pasty they realize as never before how much they owe to the teachings of this kind mother. Very suddenly awakening from this dream of yesterdays by the glee and laughter, startled they seem to be when they realize that they were only dreaming dreams of things gone from reach or view and that they too were no longer quick of step, but like the Autumn leaves would soon tumble and fall.

At high noon all repaired to the dining room which was artistically decorated with ferns and autumn flowers in the middle of which was the long table covered with the most delicious delicacies that feminine hands can prepare. Owing to the crisp September air there was no lack of appetite and all did justice to same.

At 2:30 p.m., all gathered to the reception room and the following program was rendered: Address by the Chairman, followed by the reading of the 90th Psalm from the old family Bible land prayer by Gordon Boggs. Music by all.

Our yesterday by C.A. Hedrick and G.W. Powers.

Object and value of reunion by F.M. and Gordon Boggs.

My appreciation's of your home coming by C.A. Hedrick

Reading of the minutes by the Secretary of last year's meeting and expressing regret for those who had planned to come but were detained owing to the inclemency of the weather.

The time to go home came all too soon and everyone left feeling that it was the most pleasant day they had spent this season.

Taken from: Grant County Press, Sept. 27, 1918.

A West Virginia Picnic in Illinois

A very enjoyable time was spent in celebrating the fourth by about fifty Pendletonian, former Pendletonians and a few others at the home of Mr. And Mrs. H.O. click of Verona, Ill. There was a good old-fashioned picnic dinner consisting of all the good things of the season, after which there were some interesting foot races Everette Martin won the prize for being the best runner among the men, and Miss Clementine Martin for being the best lady runner. The most exciting thing of the day was the riding of an untamed colt, by "Shorty" click, assisted by all the young men.

Those present were: Mr. And Mrs. Harry Harold and children, Lucile, Dinabell, Helen, and Dale; Mr. And Mrs. Charlie hartman and children, Cloda, Evelyn and William, Mr. And Mrs. Willie Pitsenbarger, Mr. And MRs. Perry Martin and children, Maxine, Katherine and Ernest, Mr. And Mrs. Andre Propst and son mayo, Mr. And Mrs. Minor Ruleman and children, Edgar and Pauline, Mr. And Mrs. Hiram Click and daughter Pauline, Mrs. J.J. Hartman, Misses Vara ahd Neva Getchel? And Lynn Trumbo, Messrs. Carmen Lambert, Reginold Ashton, Roy Hartman, Herbert, Everette and Radnolph Martin, Frank and Lester Coffman, Jesse Hartman and Arvel and Elizabeth Trumbo, little son and daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Homer Trumbo who were absent on account of sickness. Both were convalescing in the Morris Hospital from severe attacks of typhoid fever. A Guest.

 Source: Pendleton Times, July 13, 1921

Hedrick Reunion-1922.

On Tuesday, Aug. 15, the children of Solomon Hedrick, deceased, met at their homestead, which is now the residence of C.A. Hedrick and held a family reunion, all the living children being present except S.K., who was unable to be present on account of his health, which we regret very much.

What a happy meeting, a time of greeting and smile for those children who are now fathers and mothers and most of whom now have their silver hair and their faces bears marks of tribulations of which the world has in store for all of us. What a source of pleasure and delight it was for these children to meet at the home of their boy and girlhood days and live over again their lives from the stump toed and stone bruised period. They visited and revisited such places of interest as the orchard, the spring, the meadows, where they used to gather wild flowers and select the old apple trees for the best swinging place where they spent many pleasant hours trying to forecast what the future held in store for them. The next place of greatest interest was the Crystal Spring with its silver cool bubbling water. But one change was noticed, instead of the old log pipe, a new galvanized pipe with brass facet had taken the place, but the site of the cool bubbling water recalled fresh to their memories of how they used to gather around the old log pipe and quench their thirst on the sweltering hot summer days and as they stood there the great thought flashed across their memories, "How long will it be until we too, like the old log pipe, shall be vanished and gone."

Some of the relatives arrived Saturday evening and Tuesday 2 p.m., the reunion was made complete with all of the children that are living being present except one mentioned above, viz" Mrs. Louise Powers of Moorefield, Mrs. Margaret Powers of Riverton, Mrs. Mary McDonald of Macksville, Mrs. Susan Boggs, of Mouth of Seneca, W.E. of Macksville, and C.A., who lives at the old home place.

After a long home circle social chat all prepared to the dining room, where many delicious things had been prepared for the occasion. After dinner those that were able visited the cemetery and stood once again by the graves of their devoted father, mother, sisters and other relatives who have gone to the home beyond.

Those of the grandchildren present were Glen Hedrick and family, Sterille Smith, F.M. Warren and Louie Boggs, Mrs. Malinda Harper and children, Mrs. Gabe Good and children of Davis. J.W. Harman, of Parsons, son of Cyntha J. Hedrick Harman,; who died when he was an infant, leaving him motherless to fight the battles of life alone and who has made good and is now one among the leading lawyers of the state and one that the Hedrick generation feels proud of.

We hope to all be able to have another good reunion lie this next year and more of the relatives be present.

Taken from: Grant County Press, Sept. 8, 1922.

Harman Family Reunion

The Fifth Annual Reunion of the Harman family was held on August 30th, at the Old Brick church near Maysville, making the third meeting at this place. A large crowd was in attendance.

The morning session was opened by Jason Harman, of Davis, president of the Association, who talked on the purpose of the meeting. Followed a song, "Blest Be the Tie That Binds;" Prayer, Simon Harman, leader; The Harman Family, of Harrisonburg, furnished their usual classic and entertaining numbers of music. Reading of the minutes of the last meeting was followed by messages from members who could not be there. A short address by George B. Harman completed the morning session.

Dinner was served in the grove and a general reuniting of friends until 2 o'clock.

Prof. James Harman and family, Simon Harman and sons and Harvey Harman, of the Public Service Commission, were on the afternoon program. Asa Harman and family rendered some selections.

The following officers were elected for the coming year; Ellsworth Harman, of Harman, President; Lester Harman, of Kingwood, Vice President; and H. Clay Harman, of Harman, secretary. Then with a solo by Simon Harman and several numbers by the Harman minstrels, the meeting was adjourned. Place of meeting for next year is yet to be decided. About 500 people were present and the day passed to become a pleasant memory.

From: Pendleton Times, Sept. 18, 1931

Harman Reunion at Maysville

The Harman family association held its sixth annual reunion at the brick church near Maysville, W,Va., Sunday last, with the largest attendance ever present, there being about 700, some coming from states as far away as Iowa and Conn.

A full program was put on, including music recitations and addresses.

Special music was rendered by Prof. James A. Harman and his family orchestra of the Harman School of Music Harrisonburg, VA., Misses Icy and Eva Teter, daughters of Dr. J.M. Teter, of Century W. Va., Simon P. Harman and family of Harman, W. Va., and Deneal Morris of Elkins.

Justice William Harman Black, of the Supreme Court of New York, gave a short talk on family history before the noon hour and in the afternoon delivered a very interesting and education address on what he observed on two trips he made around the world.

Attorney J. William Harman, of this city, author of Harman-Harmon Genealogy and Biography, who was on the program for an address on the subject--The Harman Clan, not being able to deliver the contemplated address because of his recent illness, made on a short statement and gave the rest of his time to Miss Irene Plecker, teacher of dramatic art and music in the city schools of Dayton, O., who did some very fine reciting that was greatly appreciated.

Officers elected for the ensuing year were--President, Prof. James A. Harman, of Harrisonburg, Va., Vice--president, harman Whitesell, of Petersburg, W.Va., and Secretary-Treasurer, Eva Teter, of Century W. Va.

Source: Parsons Advocate, Sept 1, 1932

Pope-Cowger Reunion- 18 Sep 1936.

Pope-Cowger Reunion: A reunion of some of the descendants, with their friends, of the first Popes and first Cowgers who lived near Fort Seybert, Pendleton County, West Virginia, was held in a grove just opposite the Miller home at Fort Seybert, August 29th. These two families are closely related through the Randalls. The first Pope to settle there was Peter Pope who came to America from Germany in 1791 and purchased land a few miles Northeast of Fort Seybert in 1796. The first of the South Fork Cowgers was George Cowger who married Hannah Hawes the daughter of Sarah Dyer Hawes who was captured by the Indians at the time of the massacre at Fort Seybert in 1758. His son, Henry, married Elizabeth Randall who was a sister of Jemima Randall who married John Pope, the son of Peter Pope, the first settler. No particular program had been prepared but an informal program was rendered. After singing "The West Virginia Hills" Rev. J. W. Seay of the Methodist Church led in prayer. Rev. J. D. Pope gave a short sketch of the Pope family. Mrs. Mary Lee Keister Talbot gave a sketch of the early Keisters and Dyers. G. E. Pope gave a sketch of the early Randalls and Cowgers. A sumptuous dinner was served going and coming (prepared and eaten) with plenty to spare. After dinner Hon. Walter D. Keister of Huntington made a short address stressing the importance of the family. Mr. Thomas Cowger, of Monticello Indiana gave a short sketch of the Indiana Cowgers who are related to the South Fork Cowgers. [Henry's brother John in 1807 married Ruth Randall]. The balance of the time was pleasantly spent in renewing old acquaintances and making new ones. We wish to thank again all those who contributed in any way to the pleasure of the day.

The following persons were present: Mrs. Mary Lee Talbot, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Janet Miller, Indianapolis, Ind.; Thomas S., Clara S., and Joe Cowger, Monticello, Ind.; Russell Pope, Otis Pope, wife and daughter, Irene, of Washington, D.C.; Maurice E. and Dora Ppe Dasher and Jack, Geneva and George Dasher, of Ellicott City, Md.; Harry L. Garber, wife, daughter, and son, of New Market, Va.; Mrs. Maude Kiser Lough, of Elkton, Va; J. Paul Neff and wife, of Harrisonburg, Va.; George E., Sylvia, Leland, and Rudolph Pope, of White Post, Va.; Annie F. Cowger, of Pocomoke City, Md.; Mrs. Bertha Trumbo Michael, of Charlottesville, Va.; Lester T. Pope, wife and son of Staunton, Va.; Mrs. Effie Pope Shumate, daughter and son, of McDowell, Va.; George H. and Martha Pope Crist, and daughter; W.E. and Sattie Pope Propst; Dave and Leila Turner and daughter and Orville Neff, of Timberville, Va.; Fletcher L. Pope, wife and four children and Stella Pope, of Bridgewater, Va.; David Eye, Charles Propst and wife, B. C. Eye, wife and four children, and June Eye Propst of Dahmer; Hon. W.D. Keister and daughter Jessie, of Huntington; Mrs. Maude Moyers, Moyers; L. M. Pope and daughter, Minnie of Doe Hill, Va.; Mrs. Margaret Cowger Trumbo, Mrs. Virginia Dasher, Mrs. Lucy Dasher Dove, and Floyd Bott, of Peru; Mrs. Parren and Mary Alice Cowger and Mrs. Leslie Nesselrodt and two children of Petersburg; Mrs. Dora Cowger Campbell and F. W. Hedrick, wife and daughter, of Green Bank; Mrs. Ruth R. Cowger and Marvin Cowger and family of Bass; Bud See and two sons, of Mathias; Harry Adamson, wife and three children, Mrs. Frank Marstiller and daughter, Mrs. Eliza Cowger Adamson, of Elkins; Rev. J. W. Seay, H. C. Pope and wife, and Thelma, Mabel, and Carroll Pope, E. Foster Dyer, wife and daughter, Mrs. Della Hinkle Lambert, Mrs. E. P. Simmons and three children, of Franklin; Mrs. Virgie, Lee and Margaret Temple; Roy Pope and family, Mrs. Hanah Hahn, Mrs. Eva Swadley and son, W. C. Swadley and E. L. Keister of Brandywine; Grace Cowger, Ira S. Pope; Mrs. Nora Cowger Pope, J. L. Adamson, Sarah Cowger Adamson, Emma, Lena, and J. H. Adamson, wife and three children, and Ada Hartman, of Fame; John F. Gilgeson , wife and four children, J. Preston Cowger, wife and two children, J. W. Conrad, E. T. Miller and wife, J. C. Miller, Rose Nesselrodt, A. D. Lough and wife, J. L. Pope, Nora Puffenbarger, Emory Rexrode, wife and daughter, Mrs. Elva Rexrode and three children, of Fort Seybert; Rev. J. D. and Murray Pope of Renick. I have tried to give the names of all who registered. If any have been left out it is because I failed to get the name or they failed to register. With best wishes to all. G. E. Pope [The last reunion was June 1999 in Harrisonburg, VA. They have been held every 2 years.] This newspaper clipping was found in a scrapbook. The newspaper was most likely The Pendleton Times. Friday, September 18, 1936. Submitted by Sandra Pope:

The W.E. Hedrick Family have Reunion.- 1941

The members of the W.E. Hedrick family met at the old homeplace on Allegheny Mountain at the residence of Scott Hedrick Sunday, I, or a family reunion and picnic.

At an early hour the guests commenced to arrive and continued to come until time for lunch. 12 o'clock noon, then a bountiful and delicious dinner was spread 'neath the shade of the trees at the old spring.

Everyone seemingly had brought a well-filled basket of fried chicken, tasted ham and many other delicacies that Hedrick women are famous for preparing. The cool, crisp mountain air and the long drive had stimulated an active appetite and everyone entered into this phase of the program as constituting a major part of it and if you could have seen the food disappear you would have felt "we live to eat

After dinner everyone had a jolly good time reminiscing, digging up and rolling over events that occurred in their boyhood and girlhood days and in visiting their favorite haunts--the meadow, the wildwood and the old chestnut, orchard that long since has crumbled and fallen.

Those present were S.G. Hedrick and family, Malinda Hedrick Harper and family, Carrie Hedrick Armstrong, of Virginia, Granvil Hedrick and family, Isom Hedrick and family, Homer Hedrick and family, Hobert Hedrick and family, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Hull, of Petersburg.

Taken From: Pendleton Times, June 13, 1941

Phares Reunion-1941

E.B. Phares, Riverton, was elected president at the fifth annual Phares reunion hold August 17 at Seneca Park, Mouth of Seneca, and W.P. Heavner, Cumberland, Maryland, was named vice president; Myrtle K. Park, Petersburg, secretary and Roy Phares, Circleville, treasurer.

A program was rendered consisting of special music and addresses and memorials were given for relatives that had passed away during the past year as follows; Mrs. P.H. Phares, Circleville; Philip Sponaugle, Riverton; Zetta Phares Keplinger, Maysville; Harman F. Groves, Petersburg, by Myrtle K/. Park; and Frank Phares, Gettysburg, Pa., by E.B. Phares, At noon a basket dinner was served on the grounds. the committee on arrangements recommended that due to the fact that so many of the Phares in Tygarts Valley near Elkins had been unable to attend that the next meeting be held at Stuart Park near Elkins on the third Sunday in August next year. Gifts were awarded as follows; Oldest woman present, Mrs. Lou Hess, 78, Harrisonburg, Va.; oldest man, P.H. Phares, 73, Glady; youngest baby boys, Arthur Leroy Crites five weeks and Robert Ray Kerns, four weeks, both of Keyser; youngest baby girl Johnnie Sue Thompson, three months, Franklin; oldest married couple Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Phares, Thirty three years, Glady; youngest married couple, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kesner, Fort Ashby; best performer, Dorothy Mae Phares, Fort Ashby, and greatest number of family represented, Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Keplinger and thirteen children of Keyser.

Relatives attending from a distance were; Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Morrel, Keyser, Mrs. Ralph Coffman, Harrisonburg, Va.; Mrs. Ettie Woods, Hendron, Va.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Dice, Teteron; Mrs. Andrew Smith, Baltimore; Milton Smith Baltimore; John Day, Leesville, Ohio; Mrs. Nola Rice, Cumberland Md.; Mrs. French Pritt, Beverly; Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Bland and Mr. and Mrs. John Bland, Morgantown.

Taken from: Pendleton Times, June 13, 1941

McDonald, Hedrick and Boggs-1941

A Happy Clan Gathering

Sunday morning, August 31st, the McDonalds, Hedricks and Boggs started for Leadmine Park for their annual reunion. The "Y" here was the meeting place of relative driving in from Washington, the lower reaches of the Potomac and the central part of North Fork.

It was a mild and serene early autumn morning and the day broke bright and fair. The intense blue of the sky silently gave way to a streaky gray and steadily the wondrous transfiguration moved on. Hands of angels deftly hidden from mortal eye shifted the scenes of the heavens from the beauty of early morning and dissolved it into the glories of mid-day. Faint streaks of blue and purple blushed along the mountain ride and the whole celestial concave was filled with the inflowing tide of the morning light that came down from mountains above like one great ocean of radiance until we reached the top of the mighty Alleghanies.

We jaunted leisurely along by Harman, Dry Fork and on into that ever attractive Canaan Valley, and here we see mammoth goldenrods nodding in the summer breezes and the leafy alders and the trailing Cornell bid us welcome. As the morning advanced successive groups of mottled and rosy bosomed clouds assembled on the gilded sphere and crowned with wreaths of fickle rainbows spread a mirrored plush over hill and grove.

Up and up we rambled till we reached the top of Backbone mountain and here we turned off of the open road on to a mountain trail. We set our brakes firmly and then cautiously wended our way down a steep precipitous corkscrew mountain trail to the foot of the mountain and the Park, and what a burst of glory it is with its stately pines standing out like great sentinels and the lordly maples with their yellow and gold tinted leaves bidding us welcome, the wide spacious and grassy lawns carefully kept and the winding horseshoe run that entwines it. It was all so gripping and so fascinating, My cousin that was in the party as we explored it, said, "Katinka, don't forget the trees," as though I had the imagination of a Poe and the descriptive powers of a Whittier. O.K., here is to the trees. To me Dame Nature was holding classes in landscape painting and the wine of autumn was in the air in the fastness of those deep Tucker county mountains. The maples stood revealed in all their light harmonies and they were wearing their most delicate garments of nonkeen and every once in a while a leaf would fall. The trees, the leaves, they say so much--it is like an epic poem. They bid me see God in the falling leaf the changing season and the vast changeless laws of the universe. They whisper to me ever so softly to see joy and satisfaction in labor well done. That man also needs rest and quiet after great activity that he may not lose contact with his soul, hence we are vacationing today. They tell me that the anthem of autumn is upon them and that the frosts will soon strike them cold. Then they say have you played any part in life ever as small as we, to bring beauty and brotherhood into the world and the echo answers back for me, yes, that's why we are assembling today. Again and again we looked at those trees pointing toward the starry heavens. We pictured their growth ; seeds dropped into the lap garden of mother earth, went to sleep--then the miracle of life; drawing water from the tiny mountain stream, imprisoning the sunshine, bowing to the winds and the storm, colorful, helpful, cheerful and gallant they grew tall and strong, and now they were doing their bit to protect our clan gathering from the rays of the sun and to add beauty and grace to the landscape. Then this thought, O, that we could live with the steadiness and trust of a tree!

Late summer and early autumn is one of the loveliest experiences open to man. Its beauty is really a prophecy, an anthem of adoration breaking like waves of harmony upon the earth. Yes, we are taught the mountains and hells shall break forth before you into singing and all the trees of the park shall cap their hands, and all to make you happy.

The sun had swung across the mid-day meridian and was seeking the western horizon, our little exploration party had disintegrated and no one was left but one little "Sandpiper and I," when the crude foghorn called out "dinner". Tables had been assembled and were hidden by snow white linen covers and were gorgeously filled with fired chicken, tasty ham, spicy lamb chops, fruit salads, pies and cakes that melted in your mouth like a May cherry. To quench your thirst, take your choice, hot coffee from the blazing campfire, fruit punch, lemonade, orangeade, or icy cold spring water bubbling with much grace and dignity from the fountain at your elbow.

This organization bears the reputation of being God loving and God Fearing people, hence are the participants in the feast. Thanks were returned by Mrs. Zettie McDonald Good. The cool, crisp mountain air, the long ride and the continuous use of the vocal organs whetted our appetites to a keen edge and that food disappeared like nobody's business and again we were almost persuaded " we live to eat" When it comes to preparing food--food that will catch the eye and appeal to the appetite--we feel that the women of this clan have no peer. Thanks ladies for your untiring efforts.

From: Pendleton Times, Sept. 5, 1941.




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