. . . A delightful affair was the surprise birthday supper given Mrs. M.N. Nettles [i.e., Mary Annie "Mollie" Nettles nee West] of the Cole Springs community Saturday night. Grandmother was born in Starkville, Miss., October 24, 1852, which makes her 84 years of age. She is a mere handful, this little grandmother of mine, weighing less than 100 pounds, but she enjoys fairly good health, and is able to be up and about her work most all day long. She keeps house with the help of the daily visit of a granddaughter, Miss Gladys Muston, for her bachelor son, Will. She is blessed with a large family, having six living children, twenty-seven grand-children, and forty great-grandchildren.
Those visiting in her home Saturday night were:
- Mrs. Emma Muston,
- Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Nettles and Carrie Bell,
- Mrs. Erma Rodgers and children, Charlie, Audrey and Earline,
- Mr. and Mrs. Jake Pounder and children, Forest, Dovie and Arlin Dee,
- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vance,
- Miss Gladys Muston and
- Mr. John Taylor. . . .
Written by Mrs. Robert Vance and published in The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 64, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 29, 1936 Page: 3 of 12