From The Arlington Advocate, 5 May 1938 -
Cannifs Observe 35th Anniversary
On Friday evening, April 29, Mr. and Mrs. John Cannif
entertained at dinner at their home, 34 Moulton street, in honor of
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cannif of 167 Mystic street,
whose 35th wedding anniversary it was. The dining room was
beautifully decorated for the party, and a delicious dinner was
served. Forming the centerpiece on the dining table was a huge
wedding cake, and the “bride” repeated the cake cutting ceremony
of thirty-five years ago.
The high point of the evening was the presentation by five-year-old
Jackie Cannif, a grandchild, of a wedding bouquet to Mr. and Mrs.
Cannif. From the bouquet extended a shower of thirty-five white
ribbons, and attached to each ribbon was a crisp new one-dollar
bill. This was the gift of their son John and their daughter Margaret.
The lovely bouquet was designed and fashioned by Joseph Beasley.
Mr. and Mrs. Cannif were the recipients of many other lovely gifts
and many congratulatory telegrams. During the course of the evening
a messenger brought a telegram and a large box of cut flowers,
which when opened probed to be thirty-five American Beauty roses.
This beautiful tribute came from the Rev. Henry Sullivan, of St.
Francis Monastery, New York. Father Sullivan is a cousin of Mrs.
Dennis Ahern [no relation]
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