Melissa Taliaferro McCoy Thimble Club

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Melissa Taliaferro McCoy Thimble Club - Sunny Hill Thimble Glub The Sunny IHU Thimble...
Sunny Hill Thimble Glub The Sunny IHU Thimble Club was organized a ye»rs ago and Is itil! enjoyed today. The anniversary will be observed this a.ternoon wilh opes house at the Sunny Grove school Jrom 2 to 5 o'clock. AIL friends of the club members nntl their families are Invited to attend. The club was actually started on Sept. 19, L9U, the 4Sth birthday or the late Mrs. If. B. Waller. Her son. Frank, and daughter Rutli. now of Bcndena, ware aware of their mother's loneliness, so with their father's consent, they secretly wrnte postal cards to three nearby neighbors, j[ r Xi A. G. Valentine, Mrs, Seth Pulver and Mrs. Jake Ifanny, inviting tiiem lo help their mother celebrate tier birthday. The party proved quite a success and it was then the Idea of a club was formed. Two weeks later all of the women in the district were invited to the homo of Mrs. Jacob Nanny and the Sunny Hill Thimble Club was organised. The club Uicn and low meets every other Thursday afternoon, entertaining alphabetically, wilh one all day mealing and one evening meeting each year ht the whole family to en-joy. The guests help the hosless with any household task she has prepared, such as sewing, tieing quilts or other chores- Some club customs include a gift of a silver thimble and a lea towel shower for every bride member and daughters of members. To date, 58 thimbles have been given to brides, The first bride who received a thimble was Melissa Taliaferro, now Mrs. Fred McCoy of KorfonviUe. Gold I K i . mcntDors -r — •«""(, (.u.ucii wcuumg anniversaries mid eight members iiweivco uiem, Airs, Ben J™e. Mrs .John Pcltree, Mrs! i-nanos Hunger, Mrs, George Hmi and Mrs. Henry Fall;. Friendship guilts are given to one who has been a member for three years and moves away from ,.„..„„ U,IIL,. cacu incinoer oi the club eml roiders her name on block of the quilt. iTl lh<» «rl l„„ ... ..... juais, mumpers J dressings and in 19.56 the -Sunny nm minioie ciud received a certificate of appreciation .'or the outstanding assistance in the Crusade ajaitisl cancer. The certificate was awarded by the Kansas divi- WEDDING INVITATIONS^ • Announcements • Candles # Glf( vFrap mm* m m*wm sion of the American Cancer Society, For the past ipur years club members have made hospital tray favors for patients in the Atchison Hospital on all special holidays throughout the year. A history of the club is kept and records reveal that during World War II, 14 sons of niem-hers seived in the urnied services. During World War 1 the club adopted s French orphan. In 1951 Miss Anna Heindlemer of West Germany, an exchange student, made hor home with "Mr. and Mrs Herman Pullhoff and attended A.C.C.H.S. at Effingham, There hive be** i« babies born to club members during the 50 years. Some of those born Anna Buddenbobm, Leonard Fos- ^loioiiL^ jisnny, isaDelle Fas-snacht, Hobart Hawk, Lynn }>u]- Margery Hawk, Mclvin Meyer, uuu jneK ranaierro. Only one set o! twins has been Bonnie and Billie, daughter* of Mr. and Mri. Bill lunz. n numoei- oi ciree generation members are now in the club and there's of four generations. At .present there are 11 )>re - school children who becom ing*. All charter members are now deceased. Mrs. E. Ti> Talla- " L"e »'»™ member or the club. Charlift Hawk nr t k , Ml'-, has siven many lovely memory of liij mother, Mrs. ■jiKjene iiawn, who was one of the first members, of tlia club. silverware and a coffee, maker

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  1. The Atchison Daily Globe,
  2. 01 Oct 1961, Sun,
  3. Page 11

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