The Caddo Herald
January 7, 1927
Dark Moon Society Progressive Party
The D. M. S. celebrated the holidays with the long-talked-of progressive party that was a complete success. It began last Thursday evening with a six o’clock dinner with Doris and LouCylle as hostesses. Candles threw a mellow glow upon the snowy white cloth and beautiful silverware and a tiny Christmas tree glittered in the center of the table. When each guest had found her palace at the table fruit cocktail was served. This was followed by a delicious meat and salad course. After the third course of angel food and ambrosia LouCylle entertained for a short time with popular music.
The earlier part of the evening was spent at Helen’s where table games were played. Hot chocolate and cake were served just before the guests “progressed” to Vivian’s to dance until midnight. Then the boys departed and the girls retired (but not to sleep).
Sunshine was streaming thru the windows and the clock was striking nine before anyone stirred. After breakfast was served each guest returned to her respective home until lunch.
Curiously enough the hostesses for lunch seemed short of silver and glassware as well as pianos and food choppers for each guest. ___ was phoned and a male voice informed each one that she should bring silverware, glasses, a piano, or a food chopper. It did seem a bit unusual to find so many boys congregated in Crossett’s neighborhood but we were unaware until we arrived that we had been the victims of a practical joke. At once Janice, Sewell, and Frances led the way to the dining room where covers were laid for eleven. Pink georgette handkerchiefs, with “D.M.S” painted in one corner were found at each place card as favors. A large mirror, representing a lake and bearing D.M. S. in gold letters was placed in the center of the table and reflected each guest’s face in the candlelight. A three course lunch, consisting of a meat course, a salad course, coffee and cake was served.
The next stop was at Hilda’s for another six o’clock dinner. The table was beautifully decorated and all the girls had donned their “best bib and tucker” for the dinner and dance that followed. Fruit cocktail was followed by a delightful meat and salad course. Ice cream and cake were served for the third course. Tiny dolls with 1927 written on their pink ribbon dresses were given to the guests as favors. We’ve learned that Hilda make s a lovely hostess and we’re going to invite ourselves to her house again sometime.
After supper the crowed gathered at Beth’s to dance the old year out and the new year in. Dot and Beth were hostesses to the closing event of the progressive party. Despite the fact that everyone was tired as a result of the week’s activities the fun continued until the wee small hours. When the party broke up everyone declared themselves “worn out but gloriously happy” and perfectly willing to begin again.