An elopement and big plans (Original Boomerang for October 17, 1920)

Original Boomerang, October 17, 1920

Original Boomerang, October 17, 1920

The top story in this issue is that Alma and her sweet heart “Bart” (aka David Bartel) have eloped! Research into what relation Alma might be hasn’t yielded any answers, so we just have what the Boomerang man says to go on:

Without consulting the society editor of the Boomerang or any of the relatives, they were married in Sioux City a few days ago, while Alma was on vacation. She then brought “Bart” home in Dexter for a day and gave her folks the surprise of their young lives.

There’s a good dose of dramatic irony here (dramatic irony being when a reader or audience knows more than the characters in a play or novel than they do) in that we know that Fred and Mama are in for a similar surprise a few years hence in the case of Beth and one Orville Rust, who hasn’t yet even appeared on the scene … !

In other news, Mama’s sister Mabel is planning a big trip out west with two of her girl friends. They’re all hoping to find jobs in Los Angeles and to live there “for some time.” Time tells that Mabel was back pretty soon … and one of the last public records of her–a 1930 Waterloo Iowa directory–has her working as a stenographer for the Iowa Dairy Council. Hopefully the trip out west with her friends was a fun adventure!

Aside from ambitious garden plans, the next (and final) big story in this issue is about our Beth heading up an impressive fundraising effort for Grace Church’s Epworth League (and if you’ve forgotten what the Epworth League is, find a refresher here).

With his sign-off, we get a glimpse of the Boomerang man at work on The Eno Boomerang: just before bedtime!

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2 thoughts on “An elopement and big plans (Original Boomerang for October 17, 1920)

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