The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 29, 1965 · Page 2
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 2

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 29, 1965
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i-Alg*na (la.) Upp*r De. Main* ...fcy Evelyn One of the nicest things about Christmas is hearing from friends - those we do not have regular correspondence with, and of course, we 'rove theotherstoo, and going through the pile as they are stacked beside me, the one from Myrta West, Perry, Is on top. She had major surgery at Rochester, Minn, in Sept. and for a time was with her daughter Virginia and family. She is now at home again, but will be with Virginia for the holidays. From Marie Hawcott, Lee and Bess Hopkins the card contained a handkerchief which, when I phoned my thanks and Marie answered, I said, "It's too pretty to really use, I'll carry it for pretty." The card from Frances Moe who is visiting in Anderson, Cal. with her daughter Mary and family said in part, "Left Algona Dec. 5, loft Omaha the 7th, got into Reno the 8th and was met there and got to Anderson at noon that day. Mary has a beautiful home - her roses are blooming so pretty. Today they went to the mountains to get their tree. Any size for $1 if you cut it yourself." * * * Horace King of Sunny vale, Cal. will be well remembered and his wife Mary has met quite a number of people here on visits. She wrote that Horace wanted to make a trip back here and to South Dakota last summer but couldn't find a driver and refused to travel any other way. "Apparently he doesn't care about driving himself anymore. She said he was busy watching a football game and she was preparing for supper guests and added "I'm thankful for a can opener." Yeah-a T. V. dinner and ready made rolls. And while I am on the subject of rolls, I'll mention the delicious pecan rolls Dorothy Zeigler brought me yesterday. All gooey the way I like them. Um-m-m. * * * * The card from Castro Valley, Calif, came from Pat Cady and family. He is "Pat" Cady's grandson, is an attorney and insurance adjuster and the family consists of wife Carolyn and children, Karen, Christine and David. * * * Thank you Elsa and Willis Bradley for my "Arizona Highways" renewal. It is a beautiful as well as instructive magazine and after I have read it thoroughly and enjoyed the pictures at least a month, I pass it on to a school lad who is getting much good from it. He finds it very helplul and he loves it as much as I. He says it makes his studies a real pleasure, so you see, you are doing a double kindness. I am so thankful for your "BIG" Christmas gift-Brad's successful cataract surgery. I am sure you have read my item on Abner Long. He fell several days ago in his room at Crestview Acres Rest Home, Marion, and broke a hip. A letter from his daughter-in-law, Betty Long, said the doctors hadn't decided yet what to do about it. Abner became quite content and happy in the home - but what change the years bring. Algona has been hit very hard the past year in the loss of so many well known persons, some old, many middle aged. And all of them so very well known. * * * Greetings from Ruth and Russ Cook. Ruth never forgets my birthday, And Joanie Post who is at Hauppauge, N. Y. with an aunt and family sent a card. Bless her for taking time out to remember me, Grandma Lizzie was here this morning. Just back from Denver where she had spent several weeks with her son Bob and family and other relatives. 1 was so glad to see her. Algona is never quite the same with Lizzie gone. * * * Thanks to Laura Palmer, Mabel Samson and Helen Hutchison for their cards, and Dorothy Campbell, Edmunds, Wash. Dorris Long Pitcher seat a form letter, typed, and full oi details of the past year. Letters on cards from Edna Stebbins and Gayle Henderson Kierulff, Pomona, Calif., were full of personal things and I enjoyed both so much. Qayle is having the Christmas dinner with her husband Herb's relatives from San Diego, her mother Leeta and brother Fred Henderson and grandmother Edna Stebbins as guests and she is Just a little worried about the outcome. It is her first BIG dinner, but I know our Gayle will do a beautiful Job and I second her wish that I could be there, too. My thoughts go back to Christmas in Riverside at Lola Henderson Swinney's. So many, many years ago and so much has happened during the years - happy things, sad things, but that's life, and all of us have learned to take the bitter with the sweet. My very best Christmas was 1913. The 1914 one found me in the clutches of arthritis. I still have many blessings to count. * * * Minnie Long (Mrs. Chester) will be well remembered. A card from her mailed from Lodi but bearing a return address, Acampo, Calif., carried a very personal message. I was glad to hear from you, Minnie. * * * Our Christmas tree in the hall was decorated by Girl Scouts number 434, whose leader is Mrs. Ernie Hutchison. The girls are Jean Wayne, Linda Busch, Barba M Colwell, Debbie Will, Doreen Mowers, Cindy Hansen, Jean Taylor, Kris Easter, Theresa Beaumont and Donna Kenyon assisted. They did a fine job and this year we have a white tree, a rather flat one. The broad one we had last year got bumped into and knocked down so many times as there is a lot of traffic in our hall during the holidays. * * * Sunday evening, Dec. 12, the Youth of the Presbyterian church sang carols for us. Mr. Cinningham, our new resident from New York and father of Mrs. Ed Gilmore was in. my. room visiting with me. Whey they had left my room he remarked "What a fine clean cut looking group of young folk." Mr. Cunningham is an interesting man. He was born in England, was an officer in the navy, has been around the world several times and after coming to the U. S. was natural- "I'd wish the government was half as fussy how it spends money as it is about how I spend it." ized in 1922. He has lived in New York and likes the east, but is also fond of Iowa and very content here. * * * Every time I hear "White Christmas" I think of my dear friend Elizabeth Libbot. It was a favorite of hers. It is years since I have seen Faye Loss Kuhlmann, so I was very pleased to have her call with her three little tots and her mother, Mrs. Casey Loss the other afternoon. My, how time flies. It was oly day before yesterday Faye was just alittlegirl. The Vallo Naudains have been spending quite a lot of time at their farm near Armstrong and seeing about having some large trees that have become a nuisance taken down. The big roots have been dug out by certain machinery and BURIED six feet underground so they won't grow. Oh the marvels of modern times I When the Lloyd Pools and little blond curly haired Larry used to attend the Methodist church Centenary dinners and mother and I did too, little did I think he would turn out to be a theatrical personage. He has had voice culture too, and married a girl who has talent along that line. Right now she is furthering her ambitions and is attending the Julliard school of music in New York with opera in view. Larry has kept busy with his part of the theatrical work and recently visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pool, who have moved back to Lloyd's old home at Renwick, Larry went from here toTulsa,Okla.,tovisit his sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. James Newell and went from there to Denver Colo, where he Joined his wife who had gone there for the holidays with her parents. ' Hertha'Dau came over the other day with a beautiful Christmas decorations. I can see the one on the mantel from my room. * * * The Algona Greenhouse has put out a very cute calendar each month showing some old fashioned thing. I'll mention a few - the old pot-bellied stove with wood piled nearby- kerosene lamp, butter mold, ice cream freezer, coffee mill, spice box, old fashioned doll-etc. One woman I know said she was going to cut out the pictures and mount them together. A cute idea. I've always loved little chickens and have had several pets, so I have a good understanding of what Jeff, ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willard Zeigler, felt. And I am with him in all he did to save the lives of a bunch of Inferior Just hatched chicks he and some buddies found at the dump. He took them home, and against her better judgment, his mother let sentiment get the best of her, and she diligently helped revive them. I am reminded of mother's and my first trip to California, My cousin Glen Henderson and his mother aunt Stell had decided to go into the chicken business in a small way-just 50 birds. Glen, his wife Dean and I drove to a ranch and brought them home. But what to do with them, Glen hadn't finished his brooder. Papers were laid on the linoleum floor, boards put up so they couldn't roam around and the re they were- 50 cheeping chickens making enough noise for hearing blocks away. Aunt Stell was stumped, but mother who was familiar with the ways of chicks as she had a flock of a dozen or so each spring for future table use, and sometime they turned out to be good layers. She asked my aunt for some old clothes an apron, a dress, or anything to cover birds. They settled down with cute little trills of sleepiness and all was serene. The next day Glen finished the ,brooder-a box with strips of flannelette tacked to the top, about six inches deep and a small space between. Then a stone jug of hot water at each end, it was cozy and warm Thanks to the carolers who came Thursday evening, Dec. 16- first a group from the Algona First Lutheran church and accompanied by Mrs. Harold Sundet, who is probably a Sunday, school teacher. I haye talked with her often via phone and was glad to meet her. > The second group was from Tuonka 1 LutheTrarTtihiircR fiha tbg'rthtrdj was. from Methodist Good Hop£" Rev. Gertzman was with the ,. Titonka group and when they came in my room I asked how many knew Evelyn Bode Bickert. They said, "Oh, she taught music to usl" The fourth group was also accompanied by their pastor, Rev. Davies of Lone Rock. They brought each resident a plate of fruit and cookies. for the down payment Tht more you "pay town" tHe lower the financing charge* when yew buy a houM. $«ve at Home Federal Saving* for the thing* YOU want. 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