friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Anderson and son
Harold, in a farewell surprise
as they intend moving near Rockford
very soon. They formerly lived on the
farm west of the village, and a few years in Brantford, and about 10 years in Wilsonville.
The evening was spent in the
usual way. A few men took the stand and their remarks were directly
relative to domestic affairs.
When quite young, Will and Ada came to Canada from England, and both located just
west of this place.
Will's voyage to this country
was somewhat different from the present. Forty or 50 years ago it
occupied about three times as long on the ocean, and then the amusing
trip was his expedition from Waterford across the county to the
Brooks' homestead at this place. It was equally bewildering and took
as long as it does now to go from Waterford to Hamilton.
Mrs. Anderson was actively
interested in church work and likewise in the Epworth League, and
while we realize the departure of this energetic family, just as
surely will Rockford people realize the presence and the social
intercourse in a more complete degree that expressed here.
During the evening the ladies
were as usual, mindful of the men and their particular need, by
serving a splendid lunch, and toward the close singing "Blest Be
the Tie that Binds." The wish of continued good health and
prosperity accompany this family to their new home.