The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 6, 1960 · Page 9
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December 6, 1960 &lgona Upper Bes December 6, 1960 I We were further reminded lhat it was Thanksgiving cliiy by having, in addition to the- sensonal menu, little favors wore on our trays. They were browh paper turkeys with little nut cup bodies filled with mints. Very cute, and thanks to Troop 32 Girl Scouts. * * * The old song, "Over Ihe river find through the woods, to grandmother's house wo go-The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifting snow" hardly describes yesterday, but I am sure no ono objected to the very lovely day. Each nice one cuts clown the winter, and what, a fine day for Santa today (Friday, Nov. 25) to meet all his little friends, * * * My cousin Edwin Cady invited me to Houston, Tex. for Thanksgiving but my companion in'fun, Lizzie Post, went to Denver to be with her son Bob and family and I couldn't quite work up the proper amount of enthusiasm for the long trip with no sleeper available. I went so far as to inquire of the agent at Mason City and was surprised to learn there are no such ae- comodations any more. * * » When \ read that the Rev. Carlo Peterson of St. John's Lutheran church at Ringsled was moving to Solvang, Calif., I thought of my "skiver" pan given to me by my very good friend, Lucille Crose Ander/en. It was there she ate some of the Danish food, and knowing I am a gourmet too, sent me the pan. Solvang is a. Danish town and the native foods and costumes are followed pnmably even more closely Ihnn the Amana colonies near Iowa City retain I heir old world foods and traditions. * *. # Having called the Herman Haubergs for news the other day, Merman answered and in the little chat I asked him if they were going to California again this year. He replied he didn't think so and added "I get lonesome out there." It is always good to hear some one say things along my line of thinking. It is so nice to go up town and meet so many well-known persons and have a little visit, right on main street. * * * When I read this description of Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller's marital split, "The most unlikely marriage since the Owl and the Pussy Cat", I thought of the years and years ago I learned that song, way back in room 2 of old Central school which stood on the present high school site. I had forgotten about that peculiar wedding and the old words came to mind pretty well. « * * Quite a lot of amusement was afforded many of the residents here one day last week when Deno, pel crow of Charles Stroll, cawed and flew around and perched on the window sills. He got fed, lob, and all in all had him- sell a ball. When I learned to whom he belonged, I phoned-the Slreils but by the time Charles could gel here; Deno had flown to other interesting places. The next, morning I heard him cawing outside my window so I had some bread tossed out to him hoping to keep him in plain view till Charles could get he.ro. But again Deno flew away, but it was only a short time till he decided to go home and let the family know he was back by tapping at the window. I didn't know a crow was that smart. * • Cidney Laird is leaving Dec. 11 for a three week visit at Los Angeles with her son-in-law ancl daughter. Mr ;md H;u in s ;mcl f.irnilv. Mis Stewart Mrs S. E. McMahon said her Th;inksj.;jving would lie spent nne bill she h;ici :i nice box of holiday goodies sent by her daughter Mrs Richard Schmil/. of Stoim Lake; Her son Maurice v/n* to spend the holiday at Arlington. Minn, with his son-in- law and daughtrr Mr and Mrs Robert Gormley rind little son and would come from there' for the weekend with his mother. n * » Mr and Mrs Andrew Hansen were at Boxluilm Nov. 20 for the twenty-fifth wedding annivi r- •sary celebration of Mr and Mrs Lou Poyne. Mrs Poyne is the foi-iiHT Lillian Schnell. daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Schnell, well known Algmians ol some years ago. The mother was Alma llnrbcrg. V • • Lois Groen and I were discussing poetry the other day. The only meter we could remember the name of was "iambic penta- iii' lei" and neither of is could recall further details. Louise McCoy would be ashamed of me. * » » Holidays for Ihe most part, mean that Mom is in the kitchen a .uood share of the clay before and the clay itself preparing the fi as.f. This is a switch which is unusual to say the least. Lois Groen DID NOT have to be in her kitchen for ,my appreciable time for the Thanksgiving dinner. Her daughters Betsy, 1-4. made the thessing Tor the turkey, Christine. I!, made the salad and Cynthia. 10. made the pic crust and mixen the pumpkin filling, and the son Virgil. 14. not to be out-done by his sisters, fv>t up at 4 a.m. to help put the turkey in the oven. And a more delicious dinner wus never served. Lois said, with a minimum of effort for each when work was shared. 1 * * * A married woman and I discussed the new edict which will from ALGONA'S MOST BEJAUTIFUL Christmas Store See Our Magnificent Tree We were extremely fortunate, this year, in obtaining froni the Elmore Nursery, a 30-year- old, nursery grown spruce tree which is by all odds the most magnificent of all the^ long line of trees that we have displayed on our second floor at holiday time. You MUST see it, the children MUST see it. Illuminated with hundreds of twinkling lights, decorated with hundreds of costly imported ornaments, it is a sight you'll long remember. It is a tradition of this store which had its origin perhaps, in the old German idea of a GREEN Christmas tree at the Yule season. Be sure and include this in your next visit to down-town Algona. The Store Of Quality Gifts There is no time of year when QUALITY m eans more to you than at Christmas time. This is an occasion when your gift must express the deepest and sincerest thoughts towards those who are to receive it. That is why a gift from a QUALITY STORE like ours carries with it that unseen, intangible ingredient which is so treasured and yet so invisible. Even our gift wrapping is so individual, so costly as to make your gift doubly appreciated. Remember these facts when you buy gifts for your friends at this time of year. Buy them from the store that has been associated with QUALITY for almost a century. SEE THE LIFE SIZE MOVING SANTA IN OUR EAST SHOW WINDOWS .... THE CHILDREN WILL LOVE HIM! i THE CHRISCHILLES STORE Where Santa Buys 'His Quality Gifts Ruth Ann Elmore Bride In Des Moines Ceremony Ruth Ann Elmore, daughter of Mr and Mrs James Elmore of Algona, was married to Mr Mario G. Barillas in a beautiful nutumn wedding at 11:30* a.m., October 1, at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church in Lies Moines. The Rev. Charles Phclan performed the ceremony and celebrated the nuptial mass. The bridegroom is the son of the late Mr and Mrs Alberto Barillas of Forest Hills, L. I., New York. Organ music accompanied the St. Theresa Childrens Choir who sang two beautiful nuptial songs. The bride was given in marriage by her father. . •.-..„... Miss Isabelle Finken, Des Moines, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Cheri Boeckholt and Miss Infancy Elmore, Algona, nieces of the bride. The flower girl, also a niece of the bride, was Kristy Elmore. Lee Moore, Des Moines, served as best man. Gi-uumsmen were Mr Philip Covington, Omaho T Nebraska, and Mr Earl Elmore, Algona. The bride's twin brothers, Vcrle and Earl Elmore served as ushers. A reception was held at the Commodore Hotel after the ceremony. A buffet brunch was served to the guests. Mrs Walter Boeckholt, sister of the bride, cut and served the wedding cake and Mrs James Elmore, sister-in-law of the bride, was at the punch bowl. A cousin of the bride, Mrs James Schuller, was at the guest book. The bride is employed as secretary fpr the Archer Ballroom Company. Mr Barillas received his B.S. and M.A. degrees in psychology from Fordham University, New York City. He is State Supervisor of Psychological Services for the Iowa Division, of Vocational Rehabilitation. After a wedding trip to th« Island of Jamaica in the British West Indies, the couple js now residing in their new home at 1104 64th street, Des Moines, Iowa. I get servicemen's families back home. We agreed it was a good thing. Husbands and wives will be more eager to see each other after a period of separation. Dayto-day living together gets monotonous and often couples jar on each others nerves, so we think. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" 'tis said. And the cynic somebody has added the oft repeated "for else." However, THAT I don't believe. * * * How's that? "A fine is a tax that you have to pay for doing wrong, and a tax is a fine you have to pay for doing right." * » » Back to 1924-December. Mrs Nancy Kuhn, esteemed pioneer lady, died, aged 90. Smallpox scare caused many people to be vaccinated. Harold Cowan, Algona student, seriously injured at Ames when struck by automobile. « » * Velma Hagg (Mrs Ed.) had a few friends in recently to visit with Mrs Stanley Miller, nee Jeanette Sterling, who was here from Costa Mesa with her husband. Other guests were the mother Mrs Adrian Sterling, sister Genevieve (Mrs Tom Lundell) Evalyn McDougall, Mabel Hut- xell and I. • • « V When this column roaches you we will be headed well toward Christmas, but the joys of Thanksgiving visits still remain happily in memory. At the Irwin Maluegs the dinner guests were Mr and Mrs Jack Farwick, of Pipestone, Minn., Mr and Mrs Bailey dough, of Texas, Mr and Mrs Chris Long and Mrs Ida Malueg. In the afternoon there was a sort of open house for Mr and Mrs Clough who are en route to Formosa where he will be in service. Among the callers were Mrs Clough's brothers Wayne Strayer, Ogden, Keith, Algona, his son Sheridan, Charles City, ancl their families. * • » Another nice Thanksgiving trip was that of Bernadine and Jim Allen'. Their son Jack came from Tama where he teaches and took them to Clinton to visit Mr and Mrs Cecil Benner. Mrs Benner is the former Virginia Good, daughter of Mr and Mrs Walter Good, former residents here when Mr Good was agent for the express company. Mrs Good was a sister of Jim. » • » Another novel Thanksgiving gift was from Mary Willrett and Linda Hunt, Girl Scouts of troop 13 who brought me turkeys made of apples and raisins. I think they must represent a Tom and a hen for one apple body is larger than the other. The tails are made of toothpicks on which are speared raisins. The necks are made the same, the head is a stuffed olive and the wattles are red pimento. According to the U.S. Census bureau there were 27,550,000 persons living on farms in the U.S. January 1, 1947. When You Think of Jewelry Think of SHARP'S

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