HOME IMPROVEMENT EDITION aigona Wpper AIGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIl 6, 1967 SECOND SECTION' VOL. 101 NO. 27 EDITOR'S NOTE - This column of Woman's World Is a reprint from the Wednesday, June 28, 1950 Issue of the Algona Upper Des Molnes. THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME will soon be here, both in calendar date and in weather. I would just as soon skip the two hottest months and have September weather all summer. But there are people like Emily Spencer and Lavonne Post who feel their best while the rest of us swelter. - o - WHEN WE WERE DISCUSSING the warm weather recently, Roy Richardson reminded me that it is less than 90 days before we will be needing a furnance fire all of the time. - o - SUMMER MAY HAVE ITS MOONLIGHT and roses, its strawberries and roasting ears, but it also has its flies, mosquitoes, sand on the floors and sunburn. I think I could take summer very well if it ^eren't for the laundry. How the wash does pile up and what a chore it is to keep up with the ironing in hot weather I Then, too, there's those damp towels that manage to find their way into the clothes hamper and unless the housewife is very careful the clothes will mildew. It doesn't take very long and the resulting disagreeable odor clings even if the fabric doesn't stain. Is there anything you can do for mildewed clothes besides throw them away? - o - FOR SOME PEOPLE A MAJOR PEST of summer is snakes. Even the tiniest garter snake scares them half to death. Helen Pratt was very proud of ^herself today, when she discovered a four-inch snake in the basement of her home. She grabbed a broom and killed it single handed I One of her friends thought that she showed rare courage in the face of grave danger. The friend said she would have slammed the door, and run screaming up the steps to telephone her husband to come home from the office to battle the intruder. But really, snakes do more good to the human race than they do harm, aside from scaring the wits out of the feminine members. They eat lots and lots of insects and they aren't half bad little creatures when you get to know them. I lost my fear of snakes when one of my school friends kept a huge one in a cage in her room for a few days. It had once been poisonous but the sac had been removed and it wasn't a bit ferocious. <- Before the housing authorities caught up with my friend and before the department of veterinary medicine missed its snake, she encouraged the rest of us girls to make friends with the viper. I never did get too chummy, but I touched it and found out that snakes are not cold and slimy like they look. So the little garter snakes can play unmolested in our rock wall because I once knew a much bigger brother of theirs quite personally. ANOTHER INEVITABLE PART OF SUMMER is the family reunion. It depends on your viewpoint whether you consider this a bane or a blessing. I must say, I now like family reunions much more than I did when I was a teenager, but much less than I did as a child. Family reunions bring out the best in cooking and there is always pop, lemonade, and gallons of ice cream. That's why I liked them as a child. After I grew up a little more, if I attended a reunion it was usually under pressure from my parents, who threatened dire consequences if I stayed home. As a person grows older and has youngsters of her own, she seems to acquire more of a family feeling, so I enjoy the get-togethers now. At our house, we have relatives by the score on either side of the family. After a careful study of the lives and habits of "relation" we have come to the conclusion that everyone has a few of each of the two kinds of relatives. Those you are proud to talk about and those you do not mention. One reason I look forward to reunions now is to see the latest crop of babies. If our relatives never do anything else worth bragging about, they do have some of the nicest children anywhere. - o - ONE OF THE MORE PLEASANT things about summer is ice bream. Strawberry, chocolate, peppermint-stick, raspberry- whirl, butter brickie, coffee, honeymoon, tutti-fruttie and hundreds of others. With the children, the drum-stick, a concoction of chocolate cone and chocolate-nut covered ice cream, and the more horrible pop-sickle are rapidly replacing the favorite of my childhood, the ice cream cone. For my money, the favorite of the store-bought kind is still vanilla. A little fudge sauce or some fresh strawberries to top the vanilla will not be declined. - o - THE WORD ICE CREAM SUNDAE really does come from the day Sunday. Years ago, the Blue Laws frowned upon the serving of ice cream on Sunday. Some enterprising confectioner used a flavored syrup to camouflage the icecream, and they became known as Sunday ice cream. It didn't seem right to use the name of the Lord's day commercially, so they changed the spelling, and one of America's treats was born - ice cream Sundael - o - I LIKE TO MAKE ICE CREAM IN THE refrigerator. The only reason we don't have it more often is that the freezing compartment is usually full of meat from my weekly shopping trip. The secret in good refrigerator-frozen ice cream is in the beating. • It should be done just after it is frozen solid, and it should not be kept out of the refrigerator so long that it melts. GRACE STAY WELL, TO BRIGHTEN YOUR HOME FOR MANY SPRINGS The "indoor" season is the time of the year for making improvements around the home; it's also a prime season for coughs and colds. Sometimes, while working both indoors and outdoors around the house in varying degrees of weather, a person's resistance is lowered and a cold may. result.. If a member, of the family comes down with a cold, here are a number of excellent health rules to follow as recommended by the U.S. Public Health Service: 1. Go to bed when you first feel a cold coming on. 2. Drink plenty of liquids, water, soups, milk and fruit juices. 3. Eat moderately of appetizing foods which agree with you. 4. Keep your dishes and towels separate from those of the rest of the family. 5. A doctor should be called if a member of the family develops a high fever, a severe headache, achiness,chest pains, hard coughing spells or an earache. Although there is no known cure for a cold, there are medicines which will make a patient feel more comfortable while he is getting over his cold. There is currently a trend toward prolonged-relief medications which provide long- lasting benefits' of up'to eight" hours and more. The importance of these medications lies in their ability to offer cold- sufferers the • uninterrupted rest and good night's sleep they require while recuperating from their cold. If the aforementioned rules and suggestions are followed, chances are that the family members suffering from a cold will be back on the home improvement "job" before long. Roses need much water in times of drought, not a mere surface sprinkling which bring roots to the surface to suffer sun-scorch. HOME IMPROVEMENTS MEAN BETTER LIVING . .. AND BETTER LIVING BEGINS WITH Thcrtnogas 6 IS THE TIME FOR Thermogas will cool your home in the summer, heat your home in the winter, cook your meals, dry your clothes, heat your water, run a tractor! Thermogas gives you engineered installation, automatic delivery, periodic maintenance and efficency checkups, friendly, professional service! THERMOGAS Thermogas Gives You More Service Per Gallon Thermogas Co. \ of Algona Bulk IP-Gas Service BRIGHTEN YOUR HOME ! 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