Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Adams News Clip Of The Week

I haven't written much about my 2nd Great Grandmother Jane Fountain Roe and came across this news clipping in my favorite little newspaper The Adams Transcript.

This article is again from the social pages, about a 69th birthday party in honor of Jane Roe. This clipping is from the paper dated August 13, 1935. Jane's birthday was August 10th. The party was held at the home of her daughter Sarah Leeming (my Great Grandmother - see stories about her "accidents" here and here).

Not sure what "musical program" was playing but I am very curious about what "Round Dancing" is.. anybody know?

This is a photo of Jane. We're not sure about the date of this photo, but she certainly appears to be in her 80s.

Jane died in March of 1958 at the age of 91, at a nursing home in Cheshire MA.

News clipping image: North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: North Adams Transcript. North Adams, MA, USA. Database created from microfilm copies of the newspaper

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to say something about what "round dancing" is. It's ballroom dancing, e.g., foxtrot, rumba, swing, where the dances are choreographed beforehand and cued during the dance (as square dances are "called"). So all dancers on the floor are dancing the same steps. Here's an article on it: with some links to other descriptions.