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Island crowd enjoys a watermelon party


Thursday, Aug. 27, 1908

from the Mathews Journal

A watermelon party was given at the home of Miss Bernice Callis on Gwynn’s Island on Tuesday evening last. Quite a large number of her friends were present and all report a dandy good time and hope Miss Callis may have another in the very near future.

Quite a large number of the young folks of the Island went to Middlesex to the skating rink Friday night last. They all report a jolly time, although it was morning when they reached home. They all anticipate going again.



Thursday, Aug. 29, 1918

from the Mathews Journal

Corporal Julian B. Fox, who has been in France for a number of months, has recently been sending to several of his Mathews friends souvenirs from the battle fields of France. Several days ago there was received here a German helmet and a gas mask, and on Saturday another helmet was received. In addition to these he recently sent to his mother several souvenirs, among them bei...

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