Stevens 1887-05-30

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Attended Jubilee Celebration meeting at Sibford Ferris Friend’s School. R. Lamb in the Chair.

I could not help making a pun to enliven the proceedings a little. They were speaking about the guests bringing their own cups or mugs, plates, knives and forks. Someone suggested that the Chairman would not like to bring his. I replied that perhaps some of our working men friends at the other end of the room would think that everyone would bring at least his “mug” with him if he wished to eat or drink anything. It took at once. It was a sight to see the Chairman trying to stifle his laughter. As to Oddie, he was uproarious and clapped his thighs till he must have made them ache.