Lillian Pafford Spencer marks 86th Birthday _ Del Rio News Herald _ 4 Nov 1971 _ Page 10

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Lillian Pafford Spencer marks 86th Birthday _ Del Rio News Herald _ 4 Nov 1971 _ Page 10 - Native Del Rioan Marks 86th Birthday Wednesday...
Native Del Rioan Marks 86th Birthday Wednesday Feeling like 18, Mrs. Lillian Spencer marked her 86th birthday anniversary here Wednesday "and I never had a , better day in my life," she said. Mrs. Spencer is a native of Del Rio. She was born here Nov. 3, 1885, the daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Marion Pafford. Her grandfather, Randolph Pafford, of the early pioneers who set up the irrigation system for farming. Mrs. Spencer resides at 108 E. 2nd St. She was reared here, attended the local schools and graduated from Del Rio High School "after studying under Wet Stuff Professor T.C. Hickman." She "is blessed with good health" and to: mark her birthday she walked from her home on East Second Street downtown, visited the stores and returned home for lunch. "I'm happy to have had such a good day for my birthday," Mrs. Spencer said, "and I'm ready to begin on the next 86 years here." Though it was before she was born, Mrs. Spencer said her family often spoke to her, when she was a child, describing the first train that Answer lo Fretious Puiile ACROSS 1 Morning moisture 4 Bodies of water 8 water 12 Eucharistic wine cup 13 Have life 14 Nautical term 15 Bridle part •16 Greek wood nymph (pi.) 18 Harsher 20 Opposed to cathode 21 Rot flax 22 Skewer 24 Clement 26 Genuine 27 Little (Scot.) 30 "Lily maid of As tola t" 32 Paused 34 Laid anew, as a rug 35 Fancy 36 Balance (ab.) wheels 39 Expires 40 Low sand hill 41 Distant 42 Pigpens 45 Made . manifes.t 49 Cogitates 51 Hawaiian pepper 52 Bullfight cheers' 53 Nuisance 54 Oriental coin 55 Exploit 56 Crafts 57 Before . DOWN 1 Flatfishes ' 2 Exude 3 Cascade 4 Inclination 5 Ireland 6 Unwilling 7 Coterie 8 Frequent 11 From himself (Latin) 17 Greeted 19 Anatomical networks 23 European capital ' 24 Certain European 25 Genus of true olives 26 Fortification 27 Flight of steps 28 Distribute 29 Fruit drinks chair 38 Greeler 40 Adherent of deism 41 Clenched . hands 42 Industrial problem 43 Far off (comb, form) 44 Roman date 46 Sleeveless garment 47 Always 48 Native of Copenhagen went over the Pecos River High Bridge in 1883. She recalls her lather *us a foreman for the raitroau and that he took her mother and the children in tlu- faintly at that time, Ros , Gene, Lottie and Muttie, nil older than IVJrs. Spencer, to witness the historical event und to travel over the now bridge. She remembers her father's office on Main Street. "To me it seemed like a big office witli a big desk but the office musl have been quite SUM!!. I think about that when 1 see those old pictures of Del Rio in the early days; the buildings were very smaJI and now they look like shacks to us but as a child 1 thought they were bin" sh- said. ROCK &.SAVY RIO GRANDE AGATES Hand crafted I torus, cuttinn, PolWiino. Ntw Hour*. Monday, Tuesday, clojod. Wod., Thursday, Friday, 2 to 6 p.m. Hand - circle chain. s 0rt rtiirpenirvg, regular jcUsors pinking tcloon. Back Hoe and Losdor woik. BILL A. COOK 1410 Avu. £ FANTASl ft HAPPY DAY-Mrs. Lillian Spencer, "feeling 18, enjoying good health," observed her 86th birthday anniversary Wednesday by walking from her home on East Second Street to the downtown area along South Main Street. Mrs. Spencer was born in Del Rio Nov. 3, 1885, and has resided here all of her life. {News-Herald Photo') •-r AUCTION EVERY FRIJT MITE -/,;.;l Sue Acl Oiv^ff

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