News: East Lynn (12 Jan 1917)
Surnames: Drescher, Wordell, Drescher, Viergutz, Sanger, Dorst, Baeseler, Schaffner, Hatch, Ebert, Schlinsog, Olson, Albrecht, Gotter, Fisher, Conrad
----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 01/12/1917
Otto and Ezra Drescher sawed wood at the Banner Creamery last Saturday.
Mr. H. Wordell gave an ice hauling bee last Thursday.
Mr. Otto Drescher spent the last day of the old years with relatives at the Ridge.
Mr. A. Viergutz and sister Irene spent Wednesday evening at Mr. Wm. Sanger’s.
Mr. C. Albrecht and Walter Fisher gave a sand hauling bee last Thursday and Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Wordell autoed to Marshfield last Friday.
The Misses Erna and Nora Dorst, Hermina Baeseler and Lydia Schaffner of Marshfield spent Sunday at Mr. H. Wordell’s.
Miss Elizabeth Hatch returned to her work as school teacher at Westfield last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Ebert drove to Nasonville last Saturday to spend the evening at Mr. H. Ebert’s.
Mr. Chas. Schlinsog and Fred Olson spent Monday night at Mr. Conrad’s bedside. They relived Mrs. Wm. Albrecht and Mr. Gotter, who have been with him three or four evenings.
Now that leap year is a thing of the past for four long years, and not a single case as far as matrimony is concerned has been heard of, the girls in this town are wearing a worried look. It’s not so bad in this town, but Nasonville reports some very bad cases. ?? of Nasonville, two of tis girls sent out invitations to some of our young people to attend a party on the 30th, it wasn’t only one invitation but three or four of them, to our boys in general. On the given date a sleigh load of our young men, who for the past years have feared to venture out doors for fear of falling into a matrimonial pact, made a hurried trip to the place of enjoyment. Upon their arrival they were told that the invitations were just "bait." You can picture the hurried retreat our sleigh load made when they hear that. What is the matter girls? Wasn’t there enough boys in you vicinity to go around? You must remember our boys have enough to attend to in our own town - we mean work—without venturing out there, but will give you another chance in 1918. In the meantime remember that "he laughs best who laughs last." Our laugh is just in full bloom and we expect to keep it so. Beware you Nason’s villains, we are still laughing.
One young man in our vicinity reports a case where leap year is concerned. It relates to a letter which he received from his German affinity. She tries to lure him to the metropolis and there pop the question. The letter which he terams as bait was dated Dec. 19th, and reads as follows: Dear ___, Just a few lines to let you know I am still single. It finished with something like this; you know dot the dog we had, dot looked just like you, well he fell in the river and drowned himself. You know he did the same thing a year ago. I am going to New York next week at two o’clock, if you come down I’ll meet you in the middle of the block. If I get there first, I make a black mark on the sidewalk. If you get their first then you rub it out. Good bye.
Boys, boys, we’ve certainly been lucky, haven’t we?
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