The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 9, 1965 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

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Tuesday, November 9, 1965
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AI0eno (la.) Upp«r DM Meitfet , Nov. 9, 1965 Eve/yit I am leading a double life. My name Is Laura Evelyn. Sometimes I am Laura and sometimes I am Evelyn, most of the time the latter. Many of you will know why my "Jekyell-Hyde" is and the rest of you can keep on guessing. I am saying no more I But don't beat your brains out wondering. It Isn't worth It, but I'm having fun. * * * I am aging and can't keep up with the modern vernacular. lam familiar with "Heart throb" and "Go for", but the latest I am told is "Turn me on." * * * I forgot to mention last week that Dr. Mel Bourne had one of his annual weekend all-male house parties at his Okoboji cottage. Gueets were T. H. Chrischllles, Matt Streit, Duane Dewel, Gene Murtagh, Dr. H. C. Aillaud, George Sefrit, F. H. Fristedt and G. W. Stillman. "Hen" parties are often held and spoken of, so we might call this a "Rooster" party. No women around to clutter up the place, those who want to can indulge in cooking, and there are always plenty of places to get food already prepared, and then there is card playing when one wants to. * * * I doubt very much that the games are bridge - that's a woman's game. I think this group goes in for real he-man stuff - and of course plenty of smokes and maybe a mild drink or two. * * * flza Niemack, violin soloist who appeared here on a program went on tear in Bermuda not too many years ago. She chose as accompanist my cousin Gerald Cody's daughter, Jean, who is now Mrs. Murray Lawson of Mason City. Jean was greatly thrilled at the honor and voted Bermuda a perfect vacation spot. * * * I was glad to see Myrtle Beane the other day when she and Josephine Pruyn of Cedar Falls came to see Mrs. Marie Murtagh, Josephine's mother and longtime friend of Myrtle. She lives at Duluth, Minn., where for about 40 years she did social and welfare work. She is now retired, but does a little secretarial work for her church. It is not long since I quoted from a letter her sister Dicie had written. The girls had -sisters Grace and Laura Grover and a brother, I believe. I knew them when I was a little girl. * * * Tillie Stelnman was all set to go to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. to visit her son Willie. She had planned to be gone three days - one to go, one to come back, and one to see him. Then she had a phone call from him that he was being sent home for a couple of weeks. What a wonderful surprise. And among the nice things, he was home in time to see the last football game of the season. He formerly played on the team here and that adds extra interest. * * * Harry Bode still remains a farmer at heart and has enjoyed the drives his daughter, Mrs. Bob Bickert, has taken him on the past two weeks. When he was in good health he took an active part in Farm Bureau and County Fair projects. * * * All work for me stopped when Bonnie Bradford, our R. N., put "Fascination" on the loud DICKY DAISY OF COURSE OUR CHOICE IS MILK FROM of all ag«* nwKl - and Ilk* . Saw it with ovary mtal CO-OP "i V I I . 'N I I. speaker. That's my favorite music and she has played It twice for me. I sit "fascinated" and enchanted when it is played, It was the theme music of "Love in the Afternoon" with Gary Cooper and Audrey Hepburn and such a nice picture "Little Boy Lost" was another sweet picture with Bing Crosby. And another favorite picture was on TV the other night "A Farewell to Arms", a 'World War I story with Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes in the first version I saw and Rock Hudson and Audrey Hepburn In the second one. It was the second version I saw on TV and I read the book before seeing the movies. Mother liked it but would have been better pleased if it had a happy ending. * * * President Roosevelt*s favorite song was "Home on the Range" so I have heard. He would have enjoyed this story. "Two cowboys were riding out on the prairie one day. As they jogged along, they passed a small herd of buffalo. One cowpoke drawled to the other "Did you ever see such a no-good, mangy, flea- bitten herd of buffalo in all your born days?" A few minutes after the cowboys had passed the leader of the buffalo herd turned sadly to the others and said "Guess what: I just heard a discouraging word." * * * "Tillie" Hargreaves is just a little country gal at heart and the speed of Chicago nearly got her down. She accompanied her friend, Mrs. Richard Cook, to the Windy City where they visited Mrs. Cook's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stefanko, both employed at Marshall Fields and brave the throngs daily. "Tillie" was completely exhausted after her few days there and Algona's reasonably-paced streets looked very good to her. When mother was In Chicago while I was in the Presbyterian hospital, her landlady took a fancy to her and would suggest going places as mother was allowed only visiting hours with me. Mother didn't like the fast pace either, and Mrs. Moore told her a small town person could always be spotted by the city dweller as the country person was never in a hurry to cross streets while the city liver practically galloped across. * * * My gripe is that curbs are hard to cope with when one is in a wheel chair and I am so happy Algpna has slanting approaches. There should be a law making all places have streets like Algona. In Davenport, we used to hunt for alleys and by-ways, and Mason City, or any other place is just as bad. Which all adds up to the point that NO ONE should ever be afflicted with an ailment that makes a wheel chair a necessity. Will the fairy godmother please use her wand on all arthritis, polio and paralysis victims and make us normal ? * * * I had a nice chat with Joan Urch Mains (Mrs. Wesley) of Buffalo Center the other day, I met her when she and her husband farmed east of town and Blanche and Abner Long, Hazel Lusby and I were on a day's jaunt here and there. Joan's father, Irving, clerked for Ab many years in his grocery store and Ab is always interested in Irving and his family. The Mains moved to Buffalo Center where he had a gas station and tire shop, Since his death, Joan's brother, Donald, has taken over the business, but he Is soon due to answer Uncle Sam's summons. Mrs. tJrch came from Greenville, N. C. and stayed with Joan for some time after Wesley's death. Another daughter, Beverly, was tjulte recently married to Floyd Brown and they live at Chesepeake, Va. * * * Years ago, when we had a Model T 2-door Ford, Bernard Briggs used to drive for us. 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