Thirty-one years ago last Friday,
Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Duncombe were were united in holy matrimony at the home
of the bride's father, the late J. K. McMichael, by the late Rev. A.
Slaght. During the interval the union has
been blessed by four children: Gordon M., Keith L., Helen and Catherine.
Last Friday evening Mr. and Mrs. T.
D. Duncombe celebrated the anniversary of their wedding by inviting about
50 of their friends and relatives to their spacious and beautiful home to
enjoy a social evening.
After most enjoyable time was spent
in games of different kinds, music and so on, a dainty lunch was served.
An unique feature of the evening
was a reading by Mrs. Gordon Duncombe of two clippings from the newspaper
of 31 years ago, one giving an elaborate account of the wedding and the
other of an address and banquet in honour of Mr. T. D. Duncombe by a
number of his gentlemen friends at the Beemer house on the eve of his
Mrs. Gordon M. Duncombe also donned
Mrs. T. D. Duncombe's wedding dress to give an idea of the styles
prevailing in those days. Rev. John McLachlan gave a short
address, congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Duncombe, to which Mr. Duncombe
replied in a few well chosen words.
Another interesting feature of the
anniversary was the presence of 15 guests who were also present at the
wedding 31 years ago. These were:
Prof. Kitchen of New York;
Mrs. T. L. Lewis of Toledo;
Dr. O. H. Duncombe, Mrs. J. H. McMichael, Mr. Leamon McMichael,
Miss Dora McMichael, Mrs. J. H. Stafford, Miss Emma Beemer,
Mrs. F. S. Marlatt, Mrs. H. Reynolds, Miss Margaret Bowlby,
Mrs. Stafford Kitchen, Col. I. E. York, and Miss York of Waterford and vicinity.
Many hearty congratulations were
extended to Mr. and Mrs. Duncombe.