The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 18, 1966 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 18, 1966
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Evelyn The past year, beginning about the time of the Hazel and Ralph Miller tragedy, there were more deaths of prominent, well-known persons than any year I can remember, and for me it was worst in May when my cousin Melvin Henderson died and the death Dec. 23 was the finale for me for the year when Ab Long died. 1966 has started off badly with the death of Helen Falken- hainer Pletch, whom I have known for years. What a pretty little girl she was and such an attractive adult. My sympathy to her husband and family. Her brothers Chester and Harold have been gone for some time. * * * Fern Foster feels the. loss of friends, some via death, some moving. She and the late Mrs. Lynn Keith had been close friends and neighbors for over 40 years. And now the Dr. H. C. Aillauds and the tetter's sister, Mary Boswell, are moving to Des Moines, and they were good friends and neighbors. Fern says she feels so alone. It is probable as time goes on Mary will enter the Bishop Drummond home. Mrs. Charles Clement is missed, too. * * * What changes have come over the neighborhood. To me it means the Frank Hendersons, W. A. Fosters, C. L. Inger- solls, the Willeys, (I've forgotten the first name, Cecil's parents), Mrs. Winkel where Did- riksens live, Mrs.Sawville,Mrs. Fannie Wheeler and her granddaughters Florence and Helen Patterson, though Helen died many years ago, the Albert Reeds, E. B. Butlers, the W. C. Steeles, the A. L. Longs, Charles Chubbs, Thad Vincents, Dr. Fellows, John Goeders who built the Cr. Cretzmeyer house,, the Dave Lefferts, E. J. Gilmores and a host of others all so close by each other. Time brings so many changes. The Lefferts are still living. * * * We had looked forward to hearing the "Rhythmettes" during the holidays, and they had planned to come, but alas - Jane Doocy of Bancroft had a child with mumps and I'll be darned if she didn't get them. At her age she should be immune I Well, we hope they will surprise us some of these days. We sure enjoy their "barbershopping." * * * I hope Arb and Carson Taylor were in no way involved in the recent fires at Sitka, Alaska. They go to extremes - from Tucson to Sitka is quite a change in temperature. Fishing is a very lucrative business in Sitka and I understand Carson's brother has a boat and Carson is working with him. I've heard he hopes to have his own boat next year. * * * Coming back from the far norm is Art Wiese, who phoned his wife from Thule, Greenland, New Years Day mat he will be home Feb. 1. * * * A good many persons will not know that the Mrs, Holland Grefe show on TV in the recent school debate over students wearing black arm bands and also pictured in the Des Moines Register with the substance of the controversial issue is a daughter of Mrs. A.R. Cruikshank. She is associated with the Des Moines schools. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Willard Zeigler observed their silver wedding anniversary in Aug. but it wasn't till Jan. 5 they received a gift from Willard's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gaines, St. Louis, Mo. It was indeed appropriate, a silver coffee service and Dorothy made immediate use of it when doing some entertaining. * * * Yes, Rev. Merlin Davies of Lone Rock has begun talking to himself. I was having my usual 1 to 2:30 o'clock rest period and on Sundays can hear the services very plainly. Once in awhile I go to sleep before the service begins, but last week I was completely awake and was surprised when he walked in and the service was over, and nary a word did I hear. Something had gone wrong with the loud speaker and of course he wasn't aware of it, nor was Mr. Nasby. But Rev. Davies did the whole service, unheard by anyone except himself. * * * A letter from Florence Patterson Howard of Phoenix, Ariz, says, "Not hearing from you at Christmas I have been a bit concerned. As for me, I've been sitting at home with a broken arm. Not so nice for the holiday season. Can't drive, so can't get out much. That's what is hard on me. Otherwise, all is well with us. Nadine and family (her daughter) busy as usual. I was there for Christmas Eve, all night and the next day. We have been having some real rain, so lots of flooding in parts of Arizona. We are not prepared for such rains." * * * Well, I wasn't too well at Christmas - had one kind of flu earlier, the chills variety then the stomach and plumbing kind took over and food meant less than nothing. But I have my appetite back and everything restored to normal. It's awful when one has a room full of goodies and no appetite, but things are beginning to vanish normally now. The Ray Potters, bless their hearts, brought in some pears, sharing some they had sent to them. But I already had pears so I made them take them back. Remember the old . gag, "Take back your heart I ordered liver." * * * Sorry - it was for Sullivan and McMahonthe late Sarah Jackson Long was stenographer for, back years ago, not J. L. Bonar. * * * After eight years of awaiting the stork's call, and on the verge of adopting a child, a son, William Robert, was recently born to Mr. and Mrs, Harlan Ritchie at Lansing, Mich. He is a grandson of Mr, and Mrs. Don Ritchie, * * * A card from Mrs. Frank Vera, who is at Tempe, Ariz, visiting her son-in-law and daughter, Mr, and Mrs. Don Johnson and family, pictures the Grady Gamraage Memorial Auditorium, says it is a new building there. She and her family were going to an entertainment there Jan. 4 and would be seeing Tennessee Ernie Ford in person. She adds, "lots of water here now, but real warm and clear." * * * It is refreshing and gratifying to hear someone say, "Let them have California t I'm glad to be HOME." I am quoting Olive Herbst, who is back from the holiday visit there with relatives. Of course she was happy to see them, but she said she was so happy to be home again. * * * Winter has really arrived. The bird feeders were filled today. Now if the squirrels don't hear about it, I'll be happy, as well as on the look-out but looking doesn't do much good except raise my ire. * * * Too true - "Undoubtedly the most popular college today is Disko Tech." * * * Since Mrs. Gilles is not aide to send her thanks for the Christmas cards she received, 1*11 do it for her. I am so sorry she couldn't get the real good of them. Another doll was given her Algona, (la.) Upp«r D«s Moln«s Tuesday, January 18, 1966 and so far she is enjoying It. We are hoping it will continue. It was a gift from her W. S. C. S, circle of which she is honorary member. * * * I hopy by the time this reaches print one of my favorite nurses, Lois Groen, will be out of St. Ann and back on the job. My goodness - what are we going to do without our "crosswords" to discuss I * * * I enjoyed Edith Miller's letter and card. She is Mrs. Gules' sister. The card from Glenn Naudain pictured Gtencarin Garden, Rock Hill, S. C. Very pretty. * * * Happy New Year "Gracel" Yes, I DO think those tall palm trees with tops that look like a rooster with all but his tail feathers plucked are homely. And dead leaves or fronds or whatever they are called, hanging down. I rode several miles between rows of them at Azusa, I believe it was, in California, and remarked "I should think they'd trim those dead leaves off. It would be a big improvement." I think the Chamber of Commerce must have heard about it, for the next time I drove along the same road, they were trimmed, but still .unbeautiful. However, I WILL admit the short fat palms with long green leaves are attractive. I'm too busy today or I'd have completee today or I'd have completed in verse, just to prove to you 1 can do a jingle or two on occasion. Best wishes I iPORTLAND By Mrs. Victor Fitch Mr. and Mrs. Billy Christensen are parents of a baby boy born Jan. 8 in Hancock Memorial hospital, Britt, weighing 9 Ibs., 10 ozs. The little fellow has been named John William. Mother and baby came home Tuesday and are doing fine. A neighborhood card party was held Thursday evening in the home of Vivian Dutton. Those attending were the Jay Stevens, Jake Smiths, Dennie Meisters, Henry Smiths and Ramona, Geo. Koestlers, Donald Webers, P. W. Marlows and Bernard Meisters. William Meister took a trip and visited relatives at Fort Dodge, Lake View, Wall Lake and Carroll. He was gone about a week. THE 15th with the deep rooted business that came to stay Funds placed before the 10th of any month earn from the first. Save now and receive a full six month's return next June 30th. CURBEMT RATE OF EUWMS COMPOUNDED SEMLANNUALLY ^ »% 9- ABJBBWL Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn. All Accounts Fully Insured to $10,000 Save From The 15th — Earn From The 1st SINCE W7 ~ AL00NA, IOWA All Savings Accounts inured up^to $10,000^ the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance corporation of Washington, D, C,

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