The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 17, 1967 · Page 20
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moftwrtU EDITOR'S NOTE: This edition of Woman's World is a reprint from the Thursday, September 27, 1951 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. "ARE YOU LISTLESS, WORN-OUT, run-down and feeling generally puny?' the advertisements ask. If you can answer in the affirmative to all these questions and if your mirror reflects a much bedraggled Mama, maybe you do need a bottle of Hadacol, a change in your brand of shampoo or face cream as the advertisement recommends. Or it could mean that you have just lived through one of those regularly occurring ordeals of parenthood, the children's birthday party. - o - NO MATTER HOW CAREFULLY THE party is planned, it always turns out to be a rugged affair. We have them three times a year at our house, and although things still get out of hand, I have learned a few things about birthday parties. This knowledge came the hard way so Pm passing it along and hoping you will be more successful in practicing it than I have been. - o - IF I WERE STARTING BIRTHDAY parties all over again at our house, the first rule would be to wait until the youngster's third birthday. Our parties always began with the first anniversary when the baby is much too young then to appreciate the festivities. With our first child, it was Mama who just couldn't wait to throw a birthday party, and with the other children, the older ones insisted that the baby have them. Now the youngsters believe that a person is not legally a year older if there isn't a party. . - o - LAST WINTER, BETTY MONACO planned a party to celebrate her daughter Mary Lou's fourth birthday. The party had to be called off after the guests were invited. Ever since, Pve been trying to convince our Mary Ann that her friend Mary Lou is four years old. She always says, "She's only three. She didn't have a party I' - o - THE SECOND HAZARD IN BIRTHDAY parties is the guest list. It would be nice to invite everyone we know and the way the list grows I sometimes think we have. When birthdays were still a novelty at our house, we used to ask the mothers to come along. All the neighborhood children, the Sunday School friends and all the cousins, regardless of age, were invited, too. As soon as the children were old enough, we let the mamas stay home and only the cousins who are the same age as the birthday child are now invited. I thought we had pared the guest list for the party at our house this week down to just a few intimate friends. "There won't be hardly, anybody there I" Mary Ann cried in dismay. There are only 20 youngsters coming. - o -' THE INVITATIONS WERE WRITTEN in ink by Mama and the birthday child folded them and enclosed them in the envelopes. There was no blotter so some pretty smeary looking envelopes went into the mail. We ran out of invitations so we had to ask the Grandmas by telephone. - o - • THIS BRINGS US TO ANOTHER valuable tip on birthday parties: If you have a Grandma or two, be sure to invite them. Grandmas are a boon and a blessing, especially when they help with the party. Ours have been drafted to do everything from bake the cake or sew the birthday dress to driving the pack of kiddies to the park. - o - IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO PRAY FOR fine weather on the day of the party. A few games out-of-doors do wonders in letting off excess steam. If possible, have the whole party outside. Our plans to hold the current party in the park fell through, but I am simplifying it in other ways. Pm having the cake baked and decorated, the ice cream will be from the store and Pm not going to blow up all those balloons. We are absolutely not going to hunt for peanuts in the shell, and Pm going to forget all about celebrating my own birthday, which occurs the same day. - o - PLEASE DON'T THINK THAT because I complain about the wear and tear of birthday parties that I don't enjoy them. Pd really be very disappointed if we had to skip one and I expect to have almost as much fun as the youngsters. In spite of the spilled pop, the lapses in manners on the part of the honoree and the upset tummies that come from too much candy, ice cream and excitement. The look of delight on little faces when the lighted cake is brought in repays Mama for a great deal of effort. It doesn't matter that most of the cake is left uneaten or that the birthday child is overfrank in discussing the merits of the gifts. The carefully wrapped gifts are torn open by the honoree and the tissue paper litters the floor. What if he doesn't thank each guest properly, his joy at the presents is apparent even if he fails to put it in words. When they sing "Happy Birthday to You" in childish voices, slightly off-key, it's hard to tell which is the happier- the birthday celebrator or Mama! . - o - HOWEVER, THERE'S LITTLE TIME for sentimental tears. That cake has to be cut and the ice cream has to be served before it melts. Try to make all the servings equal because some young friend is going to be mighty put out if he doesn't receive his just portion. Wipe up the spills, listen to the guests tell you they had a time, as per maternal instructions. Don't forget to pass out Fenton Soldier 1$ Attending Reserve Camp n'oe the Favors. - o - WHEN THE PARTY IS OVER, the guests departed, the dishes from the supper that nobody was hungry enough to eat are washed and the children are asleep- then is the time for Mama to reflect a bit on the significance of the occasion. Then she is apt to remember just how she felt the first time she saw that little velvet- skinned blanket-wrapped son or daughter whose birthday is today. She'll marvel a little at the joy that child has brought into her house in the few short years he's lived there. The more unpleasant features - the bratty actions, the runny noses, the diapers and the hundred-and-one other worries connected with parenthood will be forgotten, temporarily. The child is asleep, and the problems that- must surely come with tomorrow can wait to be dealt with then. GRACE He received six weeks of training in leadership, rifle marksmanship, physical conditioning and other military subjects. Upon successful completion of summer camp and graduation from college, he will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the U. S. Army. Cadet Stoeber is a 1964 graduate of Sentral Community High School, Fenton. aillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllltllllinHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIJ = - iBurt News South Dakota Girl To Wed Algona Man WAYNE STOEBER FT. RILEY, KAN. - Cadet Wayne E. Stoeber, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred E. Stoeber, Fenton, is shown preparing his pack for the field while attending Army Reserve Officers'Training Corps summer campatFt. Riley, Kans. He is a student at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Brace, Hayfield, Min.i., were weekend guests at the Wayne Mann home. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Whitehiil and family, Readlyn, came Friday and visited until Saturday night at the home of her parents. Mrs. Whitehiil is the former Wanda Mann. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rieken, Concord, Calif., were Thursday visitors at the home of her sister- in-law, Mrs. Gertrude Ackerman. Mrs. Erma Pratt, Mrs. Clara Van Steenberg, Mrs. Lawrence Doege and Mrs. Lettie Vogel visited Sunday with Amelia Polhemus and Lillian Meinzer at Friendship Haven. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Devine spent Sunday at the Dean Mclllravy home, Norwalk. They were accompanied home by their sons, Bob and Dave, who had spent the CHARLENE McCLURE Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. McClure of Sioux Falls, So. Dak. announce the engagement of their daughter, Charlene, to Eugene A. Gardner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gardner of Algona. The couple is attending South Dakota State University at Brookings. No wedding date has Ixjen set. past week the the Mclllravy home. The daughter Margaret spent the previous week with the Mc- Ulravys. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Curtis and family spent the weekend at the home of their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Johnson, Lincoln, Nebr. They were accompanied back to Burt by Mrs. Curtis' mother, Mrs. Julia Warne. Mrs. Lillian Blumer, Algona, spent Tuesday with Gertrude Ackerman, and attended the open house honoring the Beverly Browns of Louisiana. Mrs. George Becker received word this week that her mother, Mrs. Helen Young, Long Beach, Calif., had entered the hospital there and was to undergo major surgery Thursday. Mrs. Young was a recent visitor in Burt, a guest of her daughter and family. Mrs. Jack Gifford and children, Bode, visited their mother and grandmother, Mrs. Gertie Moore, this past week. Mr. and Mrs. Harley Hanson and family arrived back in Burt Saturday. Mr. Hanson completed an eight week National Science Foundation Institute in math at Drake University Aug. 4. The Hansons will move to their new home at Garner about rnid- August, where Mr. Hansen has signed to teach math in the Garner-Hayfield High School this faJJ. Dr. and Mrs. Robert Melville, Margaret, Elizabeth and Martin, Garrett Park, Md., are spending 10 days with her mother, Mrs. Helen Vogel. Thursday, Aug. 17, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper DM Mr. and Mrs. David Miller, Leslea and Lisa, Chino, Calif., arrived in Burt Tuesday for a 10-day visit with their mothers, Mrs. Esther Miller and Mrs. Jessie Rash and with other relatives in the area. Mrs. Miller is the former Lynda Rash. Mrs. R. L. Boles and children, Minneapolis, were weekend guests of her sister and family, the Dr. M. I Lichters. Mrs. Lichter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Howie, Mason City, and a friend, Mrs. 0. W. Erickson, Minneapolis, were Saturday guests there. Mr. and Mrs. Orville White, Nashville, Term., arrived Sunday for a visit with her mother, Mrs. Jessie Rash and other relatives and friends. Fabric Style Show A fabric style show sponsored by the C.D.A. will be held Monday, Aug. 21, at the Garrigan High School auditorium beginning at 8 p. m. The show will feature 20 models showing garments made of fabrics provided by The Chrischilles Store. Tickets may be purchased from C.D.A. members or at Chrischilles or Diamond's Store in Algona. To Convention Friday morning, Arliss Christ, Gloria Jean Geilenfeldt, Cindy Thompson, Paula Krominga, Nyla Hertzke, Glenda Hertzke, Faye Dorenbush, Jan Meurer, Elaine Christ and chaperone, Mrs. Judy Boettcher left for Dallas, Tex., to attend the Luther League Convention. The following mothers, Mrs. P.C. Gielenfeldt, Mrs. Otto Hertzke, and Mrs. Jim Muerer drove them to Manly to meet the train. 207 E. STATE ALGONA The Friendly Store * • * * . • * • * • *•%%%%%*, •*••*- REMOVED OFFICES NO MONEY DOWN Easy Monthly- Payments , BACK-TO-SCHOOL DEACON'S BENCH Save! Regularly $24.95 READY-TO-FINISH KNOTTY PINE SPACE-MAKERS FOR STUDY, STORAGE 14 STUDENT'S $ 4-DRAWER DESK No Money Down-$5,00 Per Month Ear!/ American knotty pine bench is 43" long. Stores N 0 Money HOMEGUARD FINISHES to/»,iin.n»i „».. 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