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‘The Old Maids’ still looking forbachelors and widowers

115 YEARS AGOThursday, April 29, 1909from the Mathews Journal

“The Old Maids” are still hunting the bachelors and widowers. Not being able to captivate the Mathews bachelors, they have decided to go North hoping to meet with better success. So, bachelors and widowers look out. They will hold their convention at Crickett Hill Wednesday, May 5, 1909, at 8 p.m. They would like to see all the good-looking men from the Island present. Admission 15 cents. The Baptist ladies will serve refreshments.

110 YEARS AGOThursday, April 30, 1914from the Mathews Journal

Around Redart, the mumps seems to be the latest fad in this vicinity, many still have swelled heads.Mrs. Thomas Benton spent a few days in Norfolk last week.

100 YEARS AGOThursday, May 1, 1924from the Mathews Journal

Mrs. J. Elmer Ripley gave a quilting party in honor of her mother’s birthday, April 18. Those present were Mrs. J.W. Ripley, Mrs. George Van Siclen, Mrs. Carl Snow, Mrs. Julius Armistead, Mrs. Lindsay Ar...

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