The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 8, 1966 · Page 7
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...by Evelyn Four more days left in January, then a short February, followed by March when we'll all be on the lookout for the first robin hurrah! And when I think of wishing time to pass, I always think of a man who worked in a grocery store in Pomona, Cal. with my uncle Frank Henderson. He was always wishing for time to pass, wishing for the weekend, and this and that, and one day he said to my uncle "Isn't it awful wishing one's life away 1" And how true he was. Time goes so fast anyhow, yet we are always looking and wishing ahead. * * * Who knows I There might be an actor related to me I I was surprised to see a Frank Cady featured on "Petticoat Junction" Tuesday night. I seldom watch the show - it doesn't appeal to me, but I waited till he appeared.. He's a nice looking chap, dark hair and I'd guess him to be in his early twenties. I didn't finish the show, but I knew he'd make a hit with the girls. * * * I've known for some time that women go for "As the World Turns" and several have tried to get me interested. I say" "No, thank you." I suffered over radio with Pepper Young's Family" and "Ma Perkins" and resolved never to become involved again. And now I find men like "As the World Turns" too. John Arndorfer tunes in every day and one man I'll leave un-named hastened home from" having called on a relative here to be home in time to see what was going to happen to "Ellen." He told me the next day she was in a "bad predicament." Oh, she'll be kept there for some time to keep people looking. * * * Hazel Lusby has a very pretty step-granddaughter. Ann Wittmer's picture was in the Register recently along with the announcement of her engagement to Thomas Ahern, Chicago. Ann's mother was Helen Lusby, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lusby and, of course, will be well-remembered here, Mr. Lusby was a prominent druggist for years. A May marriage is planned. Ann's parents are Helen and H. Pierce Wittmer, Des Moines. * * * Tillie Hargreaves sent me a note and picture of the new home which replaced the one destroyed by the cyclone of a year or so ago. It looks nice and spacious and Tillie is very proud of it. Come spring, she has invited me and whomever I choose to visit her. It is a pleasant thing to look forward to and I accepted gratefully. * * * Marg, it's mid-forenoon and I'm hungry so I am about to "Whistle"! If I could become one of these heavier breakfast types, I'd be able to hold over till dinner, but I can't change. When I went to school, mother would urge me to eat more, but I just couldn't do it so by about 10 o'clock my eyes were on the clock, counting the time till I could get home for dinner. I can remember how disgusted I'd be if I smelied parsnips when I got home. How I loathed them, so we didn't have them often. but the joke is on me, I got to liking them and right now would relish a good-sized serving. George Johnson, dad's friend, didn't like them either, but one day mother asked him to stay and have dinner with us. She cooked them whole, then halved them lengthwise, dipped in flour and browned. Dad told George it was a new kind of fish and George ate the par snips and liked them, though I don't think he quite swallowed the "fish story." * * * News of Algona certainly gets around. In a recent letter from their son, Roger, who is stationed at Wiesbaden, German, Mr. and Mrs. August Slagle received a clipping from him which he said appeared in the G. I. Stars and Stripes. It amused him and he suggested that the item be sent to me. "If the Mountain Won't Come - Algona, Iowa. (UPI) Algona's fire department got a blaze delivered to its front door. A truck driver discovered a fire in his cargo and when he couldn't put it out, drove the truck up to the fire department door where the fire was put out." You see, Algona hits world-wide news* * * * What gimmicks are used now to get sales of commodities. "Holiday" recently sent me a "lucky number" - first prize a choice of car, second prize a mink coat. Marg Dahl and I decided if I got the car and she got the coat, we'd start touring the whole U.S. and Canada and take turns wearing the coat. Well, my lucky number went in the waste basket. Wouldn't it be agonizing if 1 HAD actually had the lucky car number ? * * * With Ken Harris and John Dutton now retired from the post office, Ken can devote more time to his antiques, lamps especially, but I don't know what John's hobby is. Maybe a weedless garden and well-clipped lawn. Maybe Marie can think up something to keep him busy. * * * Jeanett Wichtendahl dropped in to see me the other day. She was an aide here for some time, then went to Texas to be of some help to a sister. Now she is back home with her family doing housework while her mother is convalescing from major surgery at Fort Dodge. She and Algona, (la.) Upper D«« Moines Tuesday, February 8, 1966 her father were on their way down to bring her home to Lone Rock that day. The Rev. Hoerner family will be well-remembered as he was pastor of the Congregational church. Rev. Hoerner died suddenly while still pastor here and his wife, Louise, now Mrs. Eugene Forward, has recently written to Mrs. Adrian Sterling and says Mr. Forward has a heart condition and is unable to work. She is working at the library in Dubuque where she has been for sometime. * * * Mary Schaeffer, who lived neighbor to me several years ago, dropped in to see me the other day. Mr. Schaeffer is in the University hospital at present. They have moved to town and she is very happy about it. She has a son, James Hill, who was recently injured in Viet Nam. He has not revealed to her the nature of the injury, but has mentioned that he is being given antibiotics and she surmises it probably is in the intestinal area. * * * "The skateboard has little wheels bolted to the bottom and a little nut on top." Kerrect! "Freeway-Psychopath." * * * We who cannot get to church are pleased to have such fine sermons given here at 1:30 by pastors from various churches. I remember one by Rev. M. H. Brower of the Presbyterian church and mentioned it some time ago. Rev. Frank Harcey of the Congregational church gave us a splendid talk on "Tongues" a few weeks ago - how sharp- edged tools they can be, or used for cheer or comfort. Last Sunday, Rev. Milo Dalley of the Episcopal church spoke on "Miracles." To me the greatest miracle is life - and I thought of a little gnat that perched on a page of a book 1 was reading. 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