On Wednesday, 12 Feb 1919,
several hundred citizens of Courtland and neighborhood met in the
basement of the Methodist church to give a welcome to Sergt Major E.
A. Pratt and his English bride.
There was a good program by
the young people, after which the adults presented the young couple
with a handsome dresser, wash stand, rocking chair, a dozen knifes
and forks, a set of silver teaspoons, sugar spoon, butter knife and
several work tools.
The young people presented
Mrs. Pratt with a shower of over 100 articles, amongst which were
several valuable pieces of silverware.
Needless to say, Mr. and Mrs.
Pratt were very much surprised, especially the latter, who did not
understand the way Canadians give their showers.
The very pleasant evening
ended with a coffee supper.
Mr. Pratt has bought the farm
from his father adjoining his and will reside there.