From the COMMERCIAL APPEAL MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE  undated

 

      WEST POINT COUPLE CELEBRATE THEIR 56th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

 

ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED OF MISS LUCY FRANCES LAGRONE

 

     Wednesday was the 56th anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Smith.  to celebrate the happy event, their sons and daughters planned a surprise to spring upon them.  Mr. and Mrs. Smith are regular attendants upon the Wednesday night prayer meeting, so the arch conspirators had full play.  Invitations were extended and when the honorees reached home, they found the house full of friends ready there to welcome them.  The affair was thoroughly informal, and with Mrs. B. Smith at the piano, "Comin' through the Rye," and other old favorites were sung. 

     Mrs. Smith was provided with a bride's bouquet and she and Mr. Smith were the recipients of the sincere congratulations and good wishes of their friends. 

     But this was to be an evening of surprises.  Mr. B. L. Smith, Jr., announced the receipt of a telegram, which arrested the attention of all.  The telegram conveyed the news of the engagement of Miss Lucy Frances Lagrone and Mr. William Rufus Moore of New Albany, the wedding to be solemnized in June.  Miss Lucy Frances at once became the object of interest and was showered with good wishes. 

     The 15th of April is really Smith Day, it also being the wedding anniversary of Mrs. M. L. Duncan and of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Lagrone.     

     Strawberry ice cream and cake were served.