Rock Creek Sr
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cokely spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Briles, D. Ricketts and wife and Hazel, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ricketts and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ricketts of Kempton, Ind., were also there. Mr and Mrs. Louis Ricketts came in on the Saturday train as a surprise to his brother J. M. and his nieces, Mrs. Ed Briles and Mrs. Albert Cokely. As it has been thirty years since he saw Kansas he was a small surprise himself. He says Kansas has improved greatly and if it keeps up at the regular rate it will be as good as any eastern state by the time it is as old as they are.
Why I love gossipy newspapers!
“Rock Creek Sr,” The Daily Republican (Burlington, Kansas), 27 August 1907, p. 2; digital image, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : viewed online July 2018).