The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 24, 1965 · Page 20
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 24, 1965
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4-Algona (to.) Upp*r DM MeliHM WAfattday, Nov. 14, 1945 This Is my lucky week, gift- wlse, and I'll name them In order received. A beautiful 1966 engagement calendar from Mrs. Glenn Naudian, • Charlotteville, S. C., with lovely poems and beautiful floral arrangements. I am going to loan It to our local Garden Club for I am sure they will glean many ideas from it. The second gift was a subscription to "Dally Word" from Lucille Anderzen. It is a little booklet of daily messages, inspirational and religious. The third is a perfectly darling white wool, knit shrug. What a lot of good I will get from it and the design is so lacy and pretty. It is from Mattie Thorpe of Margate, Fla. I have known her for years and I don't think I could begin to count the parties we have been on together during high school days and up to my arthritis days. She, too, now uses a walker and wheel chair, so we have that much more in common. She has always been a wizard with needle and thread and any kind of fancy work. Many thanks to all of you. Lucille did much fancy work, too, and one thing I remember in particular is a black satin dress she trimmed with hand- embroidered yellow daisies. In the correspondence line, I had a pretty card and note from Mrs. Myrtle Lighter describing my church circle meeting. I don't get out to many of them anymore, but I am always interested in their activities. * * * I just re-read a letter I had from Zaida Nugent upon receipt of a picture I had sent her. Rereading it makes me feel better all over again, and bless you, Bill, for your addition called from the next room as Zaida was writing her ideas. Hope you had a fine time at Milwaukee with your son Jack and family. I know you did, but somehow you stay so young in my mind, I find it hard to think of you as grandparents. I think back to when you first brought Jack up to visit grandma and grandpa Dingley and I was there to add my admiration. I said "Well, I suppose he will grow up to be president" and Zaida said "No, I'd be afraid he might be assassinated." Spoken in jest, but how shocked we would have been could we have foreseen the Kennedy tragedy. The infant Jack of so many years ago has become a very successful business man, not in politics, and has a family of four children. * * * A letter from Marion Mac- Cartan of Hollywood, mother of my dear late friend Elizabeth Libott, says she has made application, or rather is debating the question, and the home is a Presbyterian one, new, her own furniture, private bath and life care. Not a rest home exactly, but assured care. She says toe smog gets worse every day and for over two weeks the temperature has been 90 to 95 and 99, but it is a little cooler now with smog still very bad, * * * Mr. and Mrs. Kent Brown have just moved here from Los Angeles and Mr. Brown is a native there. He was amazed that we have STARS here. Like the New Yorkers who during the recent black-out saw them for the first time. Mr. Brown is probably accustomed to see- Ing movie stars, but he is enjoying the celestial ones and is in a fine place to see them from the back porch of the Misbach apartments. He will find Iowa has many wonderful things to offer. His wife Is the former Sheila Fain. * * * Out of town newspapers are not uncommon around here and are passed around to persons who might find them of Interest. One I saw recently was Indeed of Interest, because it showed pictures of residents of a rest home at Pipestone, Minn, and gave a detailed account of the management and social activities. Best of all it Is managed by a former Algonan, Mrs. Esther Farwlck (Jack). * * * Faith and begorra, there were big doings at the Wade Sullivans, when Wade's cousin, John P. Sullivan came out from Chicago. John Kelley and Mrs. Ed Kelley of Emmetsburg and the Walter Mac- Donalds and little Heather visited the group. I doubt If there were any clay pipes In evidence , but it's a darned poor Irishman that can't take on a little nip of something stronger than water - but done to a discreet extent I am sure. Then attorneys Shumway, Stlllman, Frlstedt and Miller, law classmates at Iowa City, and Mr. and Mrs.Welch came up from Fort Dodge and probably between them they figured out "Who Threw the Overalls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder." * * * It was such a short time ago I mentioned unsolved murders that I read with extra interest the item of a few days ago James Mills, 67, had died. The item remarked that 43 years ago Rev. Edward Hall, then 41, and Eleanor Mills, 34, of New Brunswick, N. J. had been found murdered. It verified my remarks that Mrs. Mills sang in the choir and no light has ever been thrown on the crime. * * * I saw the picture of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Knopf being taken on their 69th wedding anniversary, Nov. 8. Their chairs were placed In front of the hall mantel opposite my door. Un- . fortunately the two tables of mums, one on each side did not appear In the picture. To every one here they are "Papa and Mama Knopf and a nicer couple you'd never meet. * * * Mr, and Mrs. Lloyd Pool were here Nov. 10 calling on Good Samaritan friends. I told them they were crazy to have left Algona for Renwick, but they are happy and it is his old home. I suppose Algona would tug at me, too, if I were to move away, They have bought a small five room house - all rooms on one floor, and recently decorated, Lloyd promised her anything she wanted if she'd move, so she settled for wall-to-wall carpeting in the living and dining rooms. I'd have gone all the way and included the bedrooms. She is softer of heart than I, * * * Nov, 11- Veterans Day, but way back in 1918 it was Armistice Day and what a day it was I We've been wishing today we could celebrate cessation of fighting In Viet Nam, the Cubans were bade In their own country and In possession of all confiscated lands and properties. The Negro question solved to everyone's utter approval -What a wonderful world It would be - and all foreign differences settled, too - A veritable Heaven on earth. Dear Lord - is it too much to ask? * * * Favors on our noon trays were a poppy and little American flag in red lotion caps filled with some sort of putty, hardened to hold them firmly In place. * * * I saw a real treasure today. A framed page from an old newspaper and surrounding the "piece de resistance" we might call it, "ADairymaid's Festival" held Oct. 6, 1887, at the Congregational church. An amazing menu was given, cakes of various kinds, brown bread, at five cents per serving, and SHADES of Emily Post,TOOTHPICKS, round or square at 1 cent, tongue, chicken,. cream cake, each five cents, tea, 5 cents, coffee 5 cents. Receptionists were Nellie Ingham and Nettie Herrick. I chose names I have heard my mother speak of from the long list and included were Mary Paine, Nettie Durant, Luttie Wallace, Carrie Horton, Josie McCoy, Etta Cowles, Louise McCoy (sister of Jorie whox was drownedX Bertha Hoxie, Clara Zahlten (August's relative), Louise Patterson, Mayme Langtry, Ruby Smith (sister of Hortense Ferguson), AHle Wadwworth, (relative of Margaret Hofmaster and Jean Wadsworth), Lulu Clark. * * * The most familiar acvertisers to me were E. G. Bowyer, Jeweler, Lewis Smith, banker, Dr. Cole, dentist, Moffat, grocery, Frank Winkel, meat market, A. A. Brunson, Zada's grandfather, cigars, A. D. Clark, Irma Dee Adam's father, real estate, (Coatbmed On Next Page) REDUCED! 6 DAYS ONLY! 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