Try Talking Way Back to Clouds By Abigail Van Buren le »t1 » CMMff Trlkmt-N. Y. Ntwt »«<„ Inc.) DEAR ABBY: I am a girl who will be 16 in 2 months, and my mother finally agreed to let me go in cars alone with boys. Well, to make a long story short, this real neat kid who is 18 •sked to take me to a drive-in movie last Friday night, and I was on Cloud Sixteen because I've liked him for a long time. My mother said I had to be in by 12:30. Well, at exactly 12:22 we pulled up in front of our house and we started to talk, and it was 2:10 before we noticed what time it was. Boy, did we ever say good-night fast. Abby, I swear to God all we did was talk, but I guess my mother doesn't believe me. Now she's grounded me for a whole month. Do you think this is fair? How can I get my mother to give me another chance? GROUNDED DEAR GROUNDED: "In" means "in the house," not in front of it. I think the penalty is a little too stiff for the "crime," but since you're such a great "talker," maybe you can talk your mother down to 2 weeks. DEAR ABBY: During World War II I went with a very nice young man, but he went off to the service. When the war was over he returned and called me to resume our friendship. I refused to see him because I was already interested in someone else. I am now a widow, and he is still a bachelor. How can I let him know that I am available without demeaning myself? AVAILABLE BUT PROUD DEAR AVAILABLE: The ideal way would be to have • mutual friend get the news of your availability to him. If yon have no mutual friend, send the gentleman a Christmas card, bearing your name only. If he doesn't rush back'to your empty arms, don't blame him. Maybe it's his turn to be proud. DEAR ABBY: A few years ago I clipped a little poem about "dirty dishes" out of your column, had it framed and hung it oyer my sink. Well, I just had my kitchen redecorated and the painters took down everything, and when it came tune to put things up again, I couldn't find that little framed poem. I am just heartsick because I used to look at it so often and it gave me a real lift. Will you be an. angel and run it again? I will buy another frame for it if you do. Thank you, Abby. SANTA ANA READER . DEAR READER: Here's the verse: "Thank God for dirty dishes, • They have a tale to tell; While other folks go hungry, We're eating very well. With Home and Health and Happiness • •' _^We shouldn't want to fuss, For by this stack of evidence, . God's very good to us." CONFIDENTIAL TO "Nitty Gritty": Since you asked for my opinion: I would like to see the girls wear their dresses • little longer and the boys wear their hair a little shorter. Problems? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, CaL, •0069. For a personal reply, inclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. . FOR ABBY'S NEW BOOKLET "WHAT TEEN-AGERS WANT TO KNOW," SEND $1.00 TO ABBY, BOX 69700, LOS ANGELES, CAL. 90069. Surprise for 45th wedding Fenton pair Pehte* — A surprise party was held Sunday for the Theo Ostwalds for their 45th wedding. Guests were the Wemer Gades, West Bend, Henry Schroeders, Lone Rock, Fred Ostwalds, Elmer Ostwalds, William Ostwald, HeVb Schmidts, all of Whittemore. Hosts were the children, Mrs. Cyril Wagner (Eleanor), Delbeft Ostwald, Melvin Ostwald, Whittemore, Mrs. Louis Kuntz (Dorothy) Winfield, in. and Charles Ost* wald, Algona. The Edward Meyers had a group at their home Sunday evening. At 500 prizes were won by Mrs. Harold Elmers, Mrs. William Hantelman, Willard Menz, Harvey Henriksen and 'travel by Emil Bierstedt and Mrs. Victor Stnieqker. Mrs. Bennie Berkland won the lucky cup prize. After 'lunch the group sang favorite hymns and Christmas calrols. The Ray Stoebers and Gerald Voigts and James 'were Sunday evening dinner guests of Mrs. E. C. Weisbrod at the Starlite, Fort Dodge. ALCW of St. John's Lutheran church, Depew, met Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Ted Nelson gave the Thank offering program and Mrs. Tillford Egland ami Mrs. Charles Naig were 'hostesses. The Bennie Berklands and Virtus Fedderson visited the 'Mark Berklands, Ames Sunday. The Ernest Berklands had as guests Tuesday evening for their son Steve's birthday, title Steve Berklands and Barbara, David Berklands, Stan Berklands, Rev. and Mrs. Samiih Ismir, Bismark, N. D., and Tim Berkland. The Ernest BerManris had as guests Sunday for the Kiev, land Mrs. Samih Ismir's Ttih wedding anniversary, the David Berklands, Stan Berk- lands, Steven Berklands and Barbara, Tim Berkland, and the Rev. and Mrs. Samih Is- mir family. The Herman Maahses attended the pot luck supper Sunday evening at St. Paul's Lutheran church; Emmets- es, spent the weekend at Carl Beck's. Tflii EfVin Voettlers arid 'Martene Smith Were Sunday guests A Ernest Voettlef's. Thanksgiving guests at. Larry Gade's were the Harold Berktand*, Englewood, Calif., Joel Berkland, River Forest, HI., Mrs. Phyliss Alford And Kimberly, Minneapolis, Mrs; Pearl Phillips, Algona, and the Herman Gades. Afternoon callers were the Harry Haases and David Skogstroms, Algona. Supper guests were the Gail Haases and Sally and the Cliff Haases, Algona. Arnold Jacobsen, St. James, 'Minn., visited last week at week*at Oscar Sorenson's. The William H. Jentzes, Cherokee, plan to spend their Christmas vacation at Robert Weaver's, Los Angeles, Calif. The Keith Bares, Emmets* burg, have a son Scott Douglas. Mrs. Gilbert Soribner, Lakeville, Minn., is spending this week at Oscar orenson's. The Bernard Tigges family were Friday evening callers ait Howard Bruhn's. Mrs. Ernest Meyer and Mrs. Alvin Meyer, Whittemore, visited Sunday afternoon with Amanda Schutt and Mrs. Reinhold Laabs. The Larry Bierstedts have a 7 Ib. 14 oz. boy born Dec. 2. Grandparents are the Ray Zwiefels and Clarence Bier- stedts. Mrs. Lloyd Sunde spent last .week at Jim Peterson's, Minneapolis. Mrs. Homer Matthiesen and Emily and the George Hiild- reths, Des Moines, spent the Thanksgiving weekend visiting Mrs. Merry Bean at Deerfield, 111., Donald Maitthiesen, Chicago, and Alex and Edna Goestch at Oak Park, HI. Mrs. Patsy Goestch returned to Fenton with them to visit friends. Maynard Nemitz and Joane Thilges and Jerry were in Cedtfr Falls Sunday where they visited the Donald Priebe family. • , Thanksgiving guests at Ray Zwiefel's were Daryle Zwie- ffl, Manikaito, Acqulyne Bjornebo, Tracy, Minn., the Kenley Zwiefels, Larry Bierstedts arid ' Jerome Zwiefels, West Bend. Friday coffee guests of Mrs. Ida Dreyer were Mrs. WillHs Cotton, Lone Rock, Mrs. Ray Bierte, Mrs. Duane f jiving guests at Herman Maahs's were Don Hurlburts and Mike, Eldon Huriburts, Mrs. Lorraine BerWiand, Cheryl and Dennis, and the Fred Jentzes. Couples Card dub met Nov. 28 at James Meyer's. The Robert Mitchells were guests. Mrs. Kenneth Krause won high and Mrs. Roger Frank won tow, Robert Mitchell won high and Larry RaimiB won low. The Don Becks, Des Moin- Make it Christmas... D 365 daysMa year... n — Ifi ^ *(v k=a ^^ with an Electrical Gift AlgoM Municipal Utilities •••••••••••iiiliiffifi iii>9iVWVVVV99VtvvvvwwvtvvV9t9VVV9vpV9WVi9V Carman, Mrs. Arlo Rahney, cj^n Mrs. Gerald Radig and Son, fit* Mrs. Harry Haasc. Mrs. Maf * * •tin Hahitelman, Mrs. Ervin Bdrchardt, and the Vic Stru* eckers. the Melvin Berklands and Karen visited Thursday eve- ing at Morris Mitchell's. The Harold Eimers, Perry, Tammy and Debbie, Mrs. Will' tarn Eimers and Janet Hammerstrom were Sunday guests •at Gus Krause's. The 47 club met Tuesday afternoon at Mrs. Eugene Huskamp's. Dorcas club met Tuesday afternoon at 'Mrs. Oscar Sorenson's. Guests were Mrs. Dale Douglas, Mrs. Gilbert Scribner, Lakeville, Minn., Mrs. Floyd Duncan, Mrs. Lloyd Finnested and Mrs. Carl Sewell, Long Beach, Calif. The Leslie Baxters, Art Zumachs and Tammy and Debbie Eimers visited Sunday evening at Gus Krause's. The Richard Underwoods, Walcott, Ind., spent the weekend 'at Albert Mitchell's. The Ronald Chrischilleses, •and Robert Mitchells were Sunday afternoon guests at Ray Uthof's. The Gerald Weimers, Burt, were Sunday supper guests at Roy Chrischilles's. Wednesday evening dinner guests at Ray Stoeber's were the Gerald Voigts and James Richard, Mrs. E. C. Weisbrod iand Mrs. J. 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