Big Watch Party at Mossyrock
(Crowded out last week)

Mossyrock, Jan. 6. - A watch party held at the local Grange hall New Year's eve, was attended by about 100 persons. Milt Elliott was there with his fiddle and the old timers stepped to old familiar tunes. Then the radio blared out the modern dance tunes and the youngsters did their stuff. Those not versed in either old or new ways of dancing played cards or looked on. Supper was served buffet style. The usual ear splitting commotion was indulged in at midnight. Then the party became rougher still, as the ladies were in charge from then on. Those who didn't want to trip the light fantatstic toe had to hide out. In fact this was a party just like the old pioneers used to have in those good old days we hear so much about.

Source: The Chehalis Bee-Nugget, 15 Jan 1932, p. 2. Microfilm available at Washington State Library, 6880 Capitol Blvd. S., Tumwater, WA 98512

Transcribed by Kathryn Lester