The tables were beautifully decorated in red, white and blue, with some thirty people to enjoy the pot luck dinner at noon. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Ross Ruble, Bob, David, and the honor-guest, Keith, of Crown Point; Mr. and Mrs. Horace Ruble, daughters Phyllis and Doris, and Norman Wilmington of Kniman; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Ruble, Patty, Charles, Roland and Kay of Griffith; Mr. and Mrs. Byron Ruble, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Johnson, Kenney, Joyce, and Jimmy, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Worley, Dorothy Mae and Norma Lee, Mrs. Sheila Henry, Sherard, Jr., and Dean, all of Lowell.
Keith was presented many useful gifts and as an added surprise, Mr. and Mrs. Ruble, not thinking that their children remembered their 46th wedding anniversary which fell on that day, were presented with a bouquet of red roses.
The afternoon was spent visiting and taking pictures.
Keith has been in the service since April, 1943, receiving his basic training with the infantry at Camp Shelby, Miss. He was sent overseas in June, 1944, and was wounded in action in France. After being hospitalized in France for a time he was sent to England and then back to the United States. He expects to be sent home sometime in the near future.
As a reward for the part he played in the drive toward Germany, Pfc. Ruble has been awarded the Purple Heart, three Stars for participation in three major battles, a Good Conduct Medal, and a pin for bravery.
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