The following unidentified newspaper article (ca. 1904) was found in a scrapbook owned by Betty Burton of Lowell:
Madge Lynch went out horseback riding Monday night and when she returned to the home of her grandparents, John Hack and wife, she walked into the midst of a number of her girlfriends, who had arrived to assist in celebrating Miss Madge's 16th birthday. The evening was spent in games. Refreshments were served in the dining room. The table was decorated in red, the color scheme being carried out in ices and lemonade. A birthday cake, set with tiny wax candles to represent the number of years of the young lady was a pretty feature. Favors in the form of variously designed candy boxes, containing choice candy were placed under a big red center piece and were drawn from cover by the young ladies by means of a string attached to each. A prize was awarded to Laura Riggs for making the best paper hat. A most enjoyable time was spent by all. Those present were: Madge Lynch, Laura Riggs, Stella Nichols, Agusta Kuhn, Bulah Death, Bessie Griffith, Lettie Powell and Helen Woodcock. Madge was the recipient of a number [of] pretty mementoes.