Lincoln, Ore., Sept. 3.—Mrs. J.D. Walling was honored with a surprise dinner birthday party at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. Fred Purvine at Zena recently. Miss Gertrude Walling was assistant hostess with Mrs. Purvine.
The guests were seated about a beautifully appointed table centered with a lovely bouquet of mixed flowers, and the special feature of the dinner was a huge decorated birthday cake, bearing the wish of “happy birthday.”
Those enjoying the affair were Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, of Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Loose and children, Cecil and Victor of Stayton, Mrs. Tina Kildee of Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Walling of Portland, Miss Gertrude Walling of Portland, Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Purvine and daughter and son, Marjorie and Lowell, and later in the afternoon, Jesse and Ellis Walling, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Walling, of Zena, were present.
The afternoon was passed pleasantly with music and conversation and ice cream was served before the guests left for their homes.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Walling remained overnight at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling before returning the following day.
Mrs. Kildee who has been a guest of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling for several days, returned to her home the latter part of the week.
Miss Gertrude Walling will leave for Portland in a day or two, to be there in time to assume her duties as a teacher in the commercial department of the Washington high school where she has been teaching for several years.
Miss Walling has just recently returned from a delightful vacation trip to the Hawaiian Islands where she enjoyed 17 days at Honolulu and visited many interesting places. She brought home with her a number of souvenirs, pictures and embroideries made by the natives, and a beautiful piece of Chinese handiwork. She went over on an English vessel and returned on an American steamer, and reports the service and food on the latter to be far superior to anything on the former.
Source: Salem Capital Journal, September 3, 1928.