Holyoke Snippets

by Laurel | January 13th, 2014

13 January 1929

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Luncheon Bridge at Ramage Home — A charming Luncheon bridge party was held last week Thursday at the Ramage home on Northampton Street when Miss Doris Ramage and Miss Pauline McElwain were the hostesses. There were 24 guest for luncheon which was served at individual tables beautifully decorated with pin snapdragons. Following the luncheon, bridge was played at six tables when the prizes for high scores were won by Miss Mary Ellen Hayes, Mrs. Frank Button, and Miss Margaret Whiting. This in a sense proved to be a farewell as Miss McElwain is soon to leave for a European trip.

Miss Bennett Gives Dance — The last of the holiday dances but by no means the least was the dance at Mt. Tom Golf Club Friday night, when Miss Alice Ross Bennett, only daughter of Attorney and Mrs. Fred F. Bennett, entertained a large number of the younger group home from college. Miss Bennett returned this week to Wellesley College after spending the Christmas vacation at her home on Linden Street. There were more than 80 young people to enjoy the dancing for which the Telesphore Bourassa Orchestra had played the favorite dance selections. The club house was made especially attractive with elaborate decorations of Christmas greens. A buffet supper was served.

Mrs. Miriam Winslow of Brookline arrived Tuesday to spend a few days with her sister, Mrs. Casper Ranger, Jr. of Howard Street.

The Owle Club met for dinner at Hotel Nonotuck Monday night and following the dinner, William Skinner, Jr., discussed the life of Mussolini at his home on Elm Street.

Miss Dora Armstrong of Fairfield Avenue , who for some months has been studying at the Moon School in New York, has taken a position with the National Broadcasting Company in New York.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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