Columbia City Commercial Mail ~ Friday, December 1, 1905
Mrs. George Parkison, of north Chauncey street, was pleasantly surprised by about thirty-five of her lady friends Tuesday evening. The ladies all came masked and pleasantly surprised Mrs. Parkison although she also surprised them by going out to meet them. Mrs. Parkison was going down into the cellar with a lantern and saw them approaching.
After the ladies were all admitted into the house the masks were removed and the evening spent in a pleasant way pulling taffy, popping corn, singing songs and having a good social time. At a late hour the husbands arrived and accompanied their wives home. Both the hostess and guests enjoyed the pleasures of the evening.