BioA: Drummond, Mr./Mrs. John T. #2 (Gold - 1940)


Surnames: Drummond, Carter, Wuethrich, MacLaughlan

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 11 Jan 1940

Drummond, Mr./Mrs. John T. (Gold - 8 JAN 1940)

This week Tuesday's regular meeting of the local chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star started the year of 1940 off with a "bang." It set an attendance record for regular meetings and by far surpassed the attendance record for "first regular" meetings of the year.

Two wedding anniversaries among its members occasioned the unusual "turn out," the fiftieth for Mr. and Mrs. John T. Drummond, and the thirty-fourth for Mr. and Mrs. C.J. (Maude) Carter, both of which fell on Jan. 8th, 1940.

Mrs. Drummond was a charter member and has the distinction of having served the Chapter as its first Worth Matron. Eventually Mr. Drummond became a member and served in the capacity of Associate Patron for several years, in fact until need of slowing down on social activities that took the couple out at night, made their attendance so uncertain that he would no longer accept the office.

Mr. Carter (Claude) has never been a member of the order, but his wife was among those initiated during the first year of this Chapter's existence. She served as Worth matron from 1914 to 1916 and through the years has given untiringly of herself for the welfare and prosperity of the Chapter.

Because of Mrs. Drummond's recent illness, from which she is still confined to the house, the Drummonds were represented by their daughter, Vera and her husband John Wuethrich. Mrs. Carter was notified during the afternoon to be "on her toes" that evening because guests from Owen were expected, so the unusually large attendance and the "dressed-up-ness" of everybody "got by" her until Chapter closed, she wandered into the anteroom, and there to her complete surprise, found in waiting, Mr. and Mrs. MacLaughlan of Augusta, also her husband. Only then did she come to a full realization of what really was happening.

After a little visiting, the guests assemble around tables stretched end to end the length of the Chapter Room, where a lunch of tasty sandwiches, pickles and coffee were served, followed by ice cream, sweet wafers and a wedding cake, this last, the contribution of the local past matrons, who also arranged the entertainment which consisted of toasts, reminiscences, expressions of appreciation and good wishes, and goo stories, interspersed with the group's singing of "Let Me Call You Sweetheart:, Comin' Thru the Rye" and the "End of A Perfect Day."  Mabel Bishop acted as toastmaster.

The mock wedding put on in the Chapter Room last June, in which Mr. and Mr4s. O.J. Amundson were reunited, after 25 years of married life, evidently started a series of enjoyable occasions, for the demand that everybody make known when their wedding anniversary is due, (so it might be celebrated at Chapter) was heard on every side.





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