Depicted below is a gathering at the Yeatts family home in Dry Fork, Virginia, on September 6, 1925. A second image on the page indicates the numbering sequence for identification of individuals in the picture. Below the second image is found a newspaper article about the event.
DRY FORK, Sept. 8 — At the home of Mrs. S. A. Yeatts was held a family reunion on Sunday, Sept. 6th. The happy family gathering was made up of Mrs. S. A. Yeatts, now in her 68th year, with her children and grandchildren, all being present except one grandson and the only great-grand-daughter, Mr. R. B. Yeatts and little daughter, Bernice May, of Durham, N. C., making a total present of nine children and 46 grand-children. Among those were: Richard and Dave Yeatts and families of Whit[mell;] Robert Jones and family, Danville; Chas. Jones and children, Messrs. Dewey, John, Bernice, Stanley and Sam Yeatts and families all of Dry Fork; Mr. W. A. Yeatts and family of Climax and Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Cundiff [of] Whittles.
A large table had been prepared on the lawn in the cool of the nice old shade trees. Each family carried a basket and lunch was serve about 12:30, consisting of mutton, beef, pork, ham, chidken and all kinds of sandwiches, cakes, pies, pickles and hot coffee, which was enjoyed by old and young.
In the afternoon the older members were charmingly entertained with songs and games by the youngsters and social greetings from old friends who came in to talk of their young days together.
All during the afternoon, chocolate vanilla and strawberry cream and lemonade was served all.
About mid afternoon Dearing came out from Chatham and made some pictures of the family group which was appreciated by all.
At 6 o'clock supper was served, immediately after which the group parted for their several homes all declaring a pleasant day.
The revival is in progress at Hopewell Methodist Church. The pastor Rev. Yow, is being assisted by Rev. Guill, of Danville.
Mr. Jefferson Davis visited his daughter, Mrs. John Yeatts Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Jones and family, of Danville, were the guests of her sister, Mrs. Beverly Stowe on last Sunday.
Miss Ruth Yeatts is soon leaving for Farmville, where she will enter for the winter session.
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