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10-Algona la.) Upper Dei Moines Thursday, July 27, 1967 mmffltHiM^ ..by Evelyn By the time this reaches print, the participants will be back in their customary places and only memories will be left. But what wonderful memories! I am going to call it a second honeymoon for Mr. and Mrs. David Barie, and held in a perfect locale -Hawaii. Sp/4 David Barie is stationed in Vietnam and was given a leave long enough for him to tell his wife to meet him in Hawaii via plane. Hotel reservations were made and at the last moment they decided it would be nice for David and his little son Todd to meet again after several months of separation. Mrs. Barie' s flight was perfect both ways, but her husband was delayed a few hours. You can imagine the joy of meeting, having a week together in a perfect setting, for Hawaii is said to be exceptionally beautiful. Mrs. Barie is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Jergens and is making her home with them during her husband's absence. But Mrs. Barie doesn't have all the luck. Her parents have also had a nice time having enjoyed a visit from their son George, Jr. and wife of Des Moines and with them went to Minneapolis and saw two Twins baseball games. Of course, I'd choose Hawaii, for I don't know the least thing about baseball. It looks to me like a lot of horsing around, rub dust on the bat, spit on the hands, whirl around on one foot sort of ballet, take a whack at a ball that goes somewhere, I don't know where or why. But the Hawaiian music and flowers 1 could take in good measure and maybe even some poi. And to have a lei hung around my neck would be up my alley. * * * I don't get to the theatre much- weather hasn't been conducive and I am not out nights anymore, ALAS1 But I do watch a few of TV plays and either I am getting dumber, or else the plays are too confusing. I watched "Can Can" two thirds of the way, just because Maurice Chevelier was in the cast. But I swear I don't know yet what it was all about - Frank Sinatra and some other "hot shot" were after the same girl and I went to bed not caring which man got her, but figured Frankie would be the lucky guy. I was right. Someone I talked with had the courage to watch the whole tiling and told me the ending. Believe me she had fortitudel And I tried l; By Love Possessed," an intriguing title and since I had read the book and like Zimbalist, I watched it to the end. It was a very poor adaptation of the book, didn't follow it except in minor ways and in spite of all Lana and Zimbalist could do, it was a flop. different areas. And now comes a card from Nettie Ditsworth Dorsett from Hotel Germania Munchen, stamped Deutsche Bundespost. The picture is of a statue of a girl on a rock and the explanation on the card says Copenhagen, Denmark. The little Mermaid at the "Langelinie" etc. Nettie says, "I thought you might like to see Hans Christian Anderson's memorial of his story. She is a very popular lady on this canal. I have been in Norway and now in Germany. I don't expect to see southern Europe." * * * I have always been quite a reader, beginning at an early age when "The Adventures of a Brownie" was my favorite and read over and over. I was given a book of Hans Christian Anderson's stories but don't recall this mermaid. * * * "Little Women" remains my favorite through all the years and when I came to Good Samaritan to make my home, I brought a small book case and my favorite literature. I re-read the Brownie book and wondered what there was about it that had so enchanted me, so it was discarded. "Little Women" came with me, and another sweet book, "Lavendar and Old Lace", "The Garden of Allah", "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and a few others. "Thelma" was one I liked and I remember it was dramatized and presented at the old Call theatre years ago, I can't remember how well or how poorly it was done for I was only about 12 years old. I can't remember when the general public has become so traveling-abroad conscious. So many Algonans have been abroad the past few years, and probably Ed and Genevieve Genrich head the list for going the most places on I believe their third trip to I am always interested in new findings on the Bible and the other day an item from Claremont, Calif, stated that according to new evidence from ancient Syrian texts disclosed by a graduate scholar the Bible which begins "In the beginning God ere- STRONG CHURCHES . . , —" should be "When God began to create—." Itwasquite a lengthy item and I won't quote further, but it sheds light on many things, and sounds more logical and more factual than any we have read in so many years. The conclusions were based on texts uncovered in 1961. Having read my item on Frank Ingham and Mrs. John Fisher, Mrs. John Boyken a relative of both, stopped in to talk with me and said Mrs. Fisher died about three years ago. The son Stanley lives with a brother in California, Stanley was born under an unlucky star and added to a birth handicap, fell when just a small child and suffered facial burns. Not only that, he had a speech impediment but I have seen him under conditions that I know his intelligence is much greater than he is able to express. One thing I base my opinions on is that many years ago he attended a matinee at which mother and I sat not far from him. There was quite a bit of comedy, some subtle, but Stanley caught all of it at once and we could hear him chuckle so we knew he was alert in spite of not having too good balance in walking and Mr. Rice helped him down the rather steep aisle. And one time mother and I met him and his mother at the Kossuth County Fair. By that time I was in a wheel chair and he expressed sympathy for me. * * * If you think we haven't had a freakish summer, this may help convince you. Mrs. O.B. Lalng told me they had a fire in their fireplace July 4. It is a cute little red brick affair in one corner of the kitchen - and just the right size -1 don't like these big, dominating ones. This is settled back against the wall - I don't like the protruding kind. TheLaing's is just right for weenies, pop corn, marshmallows, etc. * * * Make Strong Communities "Blessed is the man.to whom the Lord will not Those who profess Christianity are expected to be virtuous and moral. Yet, we expect too much if we believe that Christianity offers us a life without temptation. Temptation is as old as the history of man. We all know the story of temptation in the Garden of Eden. Jesus was tempted during his life upon earth. In Christianity we may find the grace of faith, the strength that we need to meet and conquer temptation, and to seek forgiveness for human frailties. These Special Weekly you by the following VAN'S CAFE Junction 18 & 169 ESSER DRY CLEANERS FREE Pick-up and Delivery Phone 295-2827 - Algona, Iowa ZENDER'S Clothing for Men and Boys POST MOVING and STORAGE local & Long Distance Phone 295-2275 _ Algona, Iowa PIONEER HI-BRED CORN CO. Herb Hedlund, Production Manager Perry Collins, Experimental Mgr. MITRONICS, INC. Q. B. Harmes "Super Speed" Tools SWANSON'S - ALGONA <'Where Shopping '» A Pleasure" COLONIAL MOTEL Junction 18 & 169 Church Messages brought to PUBLIC-SPIRITED BUSINESSES: ••••••••••••••••••••••••' SHILTS BROWNBILT SHOE STORE "The Shoe Store That Takes Care of Your Feet" Tel. 295-5371 - Algona, Iowa BENNIE B, WIBBEN, Bldg. Contractor 122 S. Heckart St. - Algona, Iowa KLEIN'S FARM SUPPLY Wayne Feeds - We Buy Eggs and Poultry 216 West State Street - 295-5206 ERNIE WILLIAMS John Deere Farm Equipment Highway 18 East - Tel. 295-3561 ALGONA VAULT SERVICE Algona, Iowa JOE BRADLEY EQUIPMENT Oliver GMC Trucks - Gehl Firestone Tires - Stanhoist KOSSUTH MUTUAL INS. ASSN. Your Friend - Before and After the Fire ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO. Your Friendly IH Dealer - 295-3501 IH Tractors - Trucks - Farm Equipment^ Further proof of the cold that Margaret Hof master and her sister Jean Wadsworth stayed only one night at Templar Park after having had as a gift from their nephew reservations for a week. It was so cold and so lacking in enough bedding for comfort, they came home after one day, glad to be at home where they could turn the furnace as high as they wanted. * * * Lightning is a freakish thing. The other day it came into the William Cook home, hit the electric stove and put it out of commission. No damage done to the house, thank goodness, and no damage to anything else. Luckily, they had insurance, but I doubt if the damage was very expensive. So, hurrah again. * * * When there is a storm, I set my little bridge lamp quite far from me. One day when I was still in my home, a flash of light ran up the metal standard, out went the light, but the bulb didn't break. I was afraid to do anything to see if a newbulblhad would be 0. K. I phoned Ray Cook, he came down, looked things over and all was 0. K., but it took out several lights at the hotel, he said. * * * Mrs. David Hovey, an aide here said, "Put in your column that my husband says have the soldiers families and friends write to them often. Mail means SO much to all of them, and some receive so little. They need home news and it gives the men a lift to get mail." I know none of the men in the service, but believe me, if I did, I'd smother them with letters. So you who have - WRITE OFTEN. * * * I don't want to smother you with Tidbits, but this is a seasonal quip - For everyone looking forward to taking a vacation, there's somebody looking forward to taking a vacationer. And if you are going to the seashore there's the pessimist who held a sea shell to his ear and heard a faucet dripping. * * * I don't know what in the world I could ever have written that would give the impression I am a big woman, so just for the record I'll mention that I graduated at 17, weighed 93 pounds and measured 34-21-32. Now at adulthood I have reached the weight of about 108 pounds, have expanded the measurements a little, wear a size 4 shoe, and am just under five feet tall. Pre-arthritis, with heels, I claimed an even five feet, but with flats, I reach 4 foot, 11 inches. I always wanted to be tall and stately but never made it. Being small has it's disadvantages. Shoes have always been a problem. FRIDAY SATURDAY SIDEWALK SELLIHG AT ITS BEST! -- PLUS SQUARE DANCING RIDICULOUS BAND CIRCUS CALLIOPE FREE STREET CIRCUS BOTH DAYS THESE FRIENDLY FIRMS INVITE YOU TO ENJOY THIS EVENT Taylor Implement Co. Funk Plumbing & Heating Hood's Super Vain Zender'i Thermogas Co. of Algona Irons Heating & Plumbing Cowan Corporation J. C. Penney Co. Schultz Bros. Garage & Oil Station Jack's O.K. Tire Service Kirk's Shoe Store Coast-to-Coait Store Algona Greenhouses Behr Standard Service North Central Public Service Co. Port Transfer ft Storage No. Iowa Appliance Center i Algona Plumbing & fleatlag Dan Garage ft Body Shop Potter Furniture Co. PJustrom Furniture Co. Graham's The Chrlschllles Store Modern Pry Cleaners Home Federal Savings & Loan Ass'o Swanson's Food Store Algona Produce Co. Harrison's Variety Bomgaars 5 & 10 Shllts BrownbUt Shoe Store Laing Plumbing & Heating Viking Oil Co. Buscher Bros. Implement Kossuth Motor Co. Sailer's Davis Pamt Smoke Shop Honsbmch Drug Consolidated CoQp Creameries Wntgcn Jewelerty Joe Bradley Equipment Taylor Motor C*. Leuthold-WUllami (The Hub Clothiers) Frederick Hardware Read's Furniture Algona Flour ft Feed Sherwin-Williams Paints Christensen's Huuell Office & School Supply The Security State Bank Sheakleya Iowa State Bank Ludwlg's Cafe United Building Center North Iowa Sewing Machine Co. Lindsay SoU Water of Algoaa Universal Mfg. Co. Rusk Prqgs-Jewelry Sharp's Jewelry Algona Theatre Co. Perclval Motors 8 & L Pept. Store Algona Implement Co. Ernie Williams — John Deere Upper Pes Molner Publishing Co.

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