The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 23, 1967 · Page 14
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 14

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 23, 1967
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fffliiiiMniniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii^ There ARE times when legislators do the right thing — at least I was glad to hear that the abortion law was vetoed. Speaking from an old maids viewpoint and from one who, praise the Lord and my own inclinations, never faced the problem of placing an illegitmate child. Well, 1 can't imagine any girl not wanting her child. We had an adopted child in the family, Wanda Henderson, who was taken at three months by the Frank Hendersons. My aunt left a letter to be given the mother, whose identity, we never knew, that she (the mother) had missed a rare privilege of not keeping this little baby who developed into such a sweet, pretty and completely adorable child and young lady. But so it goes everybody has a right to their own opinions, but I am sure, had I ever been a mother, if I had given it for adoption, it would haunt me all my life - where it was, its development, its looks - and all the other things to wonder about. A sermon? No, I don't mean it that way, but I think every child has a right to it's own mother, regardless of what a HEEL the father may have been, and usually IS. (Editor's note: Many times, both parents are heels I) * * * I am not as courageous, but just wait till a nice, really warm day comes along, my ever faithful Velma, whom I hold in such affection, will jaunt down the walk, and we'll "do the town." * * * In a way, I envied one of our residents this morning. She had to be up bright and early to have breakfast and ready for a trip to the University hospital, Iowa City, for a check-up. Not that I want to go to the hospital, but a ride would have been nice, and southern Iowa is always warmer. And I might have been able to see "Pete" Parks, who has an office there and whom I have not been able to contact, once when a patient and once just to see him. It is such a labyrinth of corridors and she was afraid she'd be delayed in getting back to Hazel and I. We were enroute to Davenport. * * * I wonder what that bride will think of her miniskirt bridal finery a few years from now and can't you hear her children and grandchildren exclaim, "THAT was a wedding DRESS?" I liked Roger Smith very much in "77 Sunset Strip" and was sorry when it went off the air. He seems like such a nice person, more deserving of a dignified bride, though I must admit she was rather cute looking. But at 26 or so, such an outfit seemed too juvenile and hair hanging limply didn't add to her charm. * * * Which leads up to this" History reports that women used coHuties in the Middle Age*-They still do." '***.. Alice DtUwortk and I*/ si«* ter Gnu* JacksuB, both Mi CnUkstmnlf, were here the other afternoon. Alice spends roost of her One at Kalisnell, Moat., ft brought me a newspaper with pictures of the city, the lovely mow- tain* Inifa* backgTouod,apicture of the Mormon Temple organ and interior, Tabernacle I believe is the correct name for it, I have heard the organ via radio and the tone is magnificent. The interior has balconies and wouiu be a wonderful place to visit. Clark Orton lived among the Mormons for several years and held them in high regard. I have a friend who has also joined the sect and she and her husband find it such a satisfactory religion. * * * Earl Rich is one of the earliest of the fishing devotees Pve heard about. He went fishing one day last week down at the river and came home with five bullheads. A few days later, he went to the rainbow bridge and came back with ten nice sized ones which he had fried and shared with his "buddies" here. So get out your rods and reels all ye nimrodsl * * * When I read Dorothy Reid's Column I felt I had met a kindred spirit. She too laments the passing of good old trains. What a treat it was to go from here to Mason City and visit the "Pat" Cadys and to Spencer to visit the Frances Cadys. And another longer one was to Cherokee with a "boy friend" to visit his sister, be her guest nearly a week and each night attend the carnival at the armory where his buddies were putting on the entertainment - booths where one bought things, a room set aside for coffee and lunch, and best of all a dance each night. It took us all day -leaving here on the Milwaukee about 6 a.m., getting to Sheldon between 12 and one, eating dinner there, then waiting till late afternoon for Cherokee. The next ride was to Chicago when I was headed for Presbyterian hospital. * * * The trip of all trips was to Pomona, Cal., quite a few years later, and alas Dad could be with us only in spirit. Every inch of the way we thought of him and wished with all our hearts that he was with us. How he would have loved the mountains and ocean. And how I've longed to show him the excellent pictures taken in Ohio, his school, the homes grandpa built, neighborhood homes. What I pity I have NO ONE of the family to talk with about It and show the pictures. * * * A friend drew my attention to an announcement of the wedding coming up in July of Eerett Brownell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Brownell of Farmdale, Mich, to Sharleen Mary Vick, of St. Clair Shore, Mich. The Brownells are a well-known family here and it was Roy's father, J. A. Brownell, who for so many years had the shoe store now occupied by Fred Shilts. * * * Carol Girres was here to see me last evening and called on other residents she knew when working as an aide here a few years ago, she was attending college and worked here summers. She is now in a social welfare office in Salt Lake City and came back to visit her father at Wesley. She plans to get a Masters degree in New York City later on and will continue her social work. When she was here she talked a little of taking up some diplomatic field. Mrs. Joe Cogley and I had such a nice visit talking about Rev. and Mrs. A. A. Howe, Ft. Dodge. Rev. Howe was a Bancroft lad and close friend of my cousin Harry Goddard. And lo and behold, she knew Harry, too, and Mrs. Howe is her sister. I saw Rev. Howe at Rolfe a few years ago when he gave the eulogy at my cousin's funeral services. He has been retired from the ministry a few years. * * * My correspondence this week was a nice letter from Neva Patterson Potter of Portland which included a gift to the Historical Society and to me, bless her. A newspaper from Marie Grover, a 1924 issue, which I enjoyed and returned to her as requested. I enjoyed her comments on her flowers, birds, and trip to see the storm damage around the Sexton area. Also had two pictures - one of Mrs. Marion McCartan, Hollywood, and Mrs. Glenn Naudain. Rock Hills, S. C. taken in her garden. Both pictures were in color. Marion's was an interior view. She had as background a pretty fireplace and lovely mirror behind some lovely candelabra. Mister, for about a month more than a Chevy Caprice, I can put you in a full-sized '67 CHRYSLER!' *Right now, a 1967 Chrysler Newport 2-door Hardtop is priced approximately $4.05 a month moret than a comparably equipped 1967 Chevy Caprice. And that means with power steering, power brakes, radio, heater, and automatic transmission. When it's only a matter of a few dollars a month, don't settle for a small line. See us and move up to a full- size '67 Chrysler. Today. tBased on a comparison of Manufacturers' Suggested Retail Price for a Chevy Caprice 2-door Hardtop anu a Chrysler Newport 2-door Hardtop, both equipped with V-8 engine, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, radio, and heater. Comparisons are based on one-third down and 36 monthly payments excluding other optional equipment (such as whitewall tires, deluxe wheel covers) and destination charges, state and local taxes, interest, insurance and licensing fees. CHRYSLERS7 Percival Motors, Inc. * 80O S. Phillips, Algona, Iowa

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