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tnwred »• necond claw matter at the pogtofflee at Alfona. Iow« (S08U). Nov. 1. IBM, under Act of CongreM of Mnrch 3, 1879 ESTABUSHCO 1163 VOl. 101 - il SECOND SECTION •i I .-I EDITOR'S NOTE: This edition of Woman's World is a reprint from the Thursday November 8, 1951 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. TODAY IS OUR SON'S 8TH BIRTHDAY. That's an important event in itself, but to my husband and me the day also marks an anniversary fully as 1 significant as the day we were wed, For with the arrival of our first-born, we entered that hectic, rewarding, expensive, stimulating and often exasperating adventure in living- parenthood. - o NOW, PARENTHOOD IS HARDLY A new state of affairs though you can't convince a beginner Mom or Dad of that fact. In our case, we thought we had already acquired quite a bit of experience with children. We had always liked little ones and had observed many examples, both horrible and good, in the children of our friends and relatives. We thought we knew what we were letting ourselves in for by becoming parents. But, believe me, if s not what we expected. - o "IT WAS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED," is the title of a book by Val Teal that I read a couple of years ago. It was a hilarious story of family life and many of the episodes could have been enacted at your house or mine. But when children arrive, every set of parents has Us own series of surprises in store for them. We had, and are having, our share at our house. - o WE DIDN'T EXPECT THAT TINY babies would be so powerful in proportion to their size. We found that it takes only a small portion of an infant* s potential lung power to make his parents see things his way. Just stick to a strict schedule and the baby will soon find out who's boss, we used to say. He found out all right, but the boss was neither Mama nor Daddy. - o WE DIDN'T EXPECT OUR BABY TO have any definite personality of his own until at least the time he was able to sit up. But we were not home from the hospital before Daddy and I were bragging about our "very unusual" son. - o I KNEW THAT WITH CHILDREN IN A home, there would be very little room for loneliness. What I didn't expect was that there would also be so very little room for privacy. Just try repeating some small secret to Daddy in the presence of little ears, and see how fast the neighborhood hears it in a slightly garbled version! Personal mail, your lipstick, the covers of magazines, and even your toothbrush are often at the disposal of hands other than yours. If s a rare day when Mama can enjoy a good soak in the bathtub without little round eyes peering over the edge. In fact, some of us consider ourselves lucky if they don't try to bring the neighbor kids in, tool - o I DIDN'T EXPECT THAT I WOULD BE so glad to get away from my little cherubs for an evening or for a few days. I also didn't expect that I would be so glad to see them when I return. I didn't know how empty a house can seem when all the children go visiting for a few hours. - o I EXPECTED THAT THE EXPERIENCE gained with our first child would make us old hands at parenthood with all subsequent children. At least, I thought, by the time the third arrived I would know what to do for every emergency. But each baby's habits are so different from every other baby's that parents are seldom able to profit from previous experience. What has become of all those perfectly sensible laws of child-rearing I so firmly believed in before I had babies? - o I ALWAYS EXPECTED TO HAVE A family of six children. I still admire big families and I know there is always room in parents' hearts for just one more, but here, too, my expectations have changed. Pll be everlastingly grateful to rear the three we have to normal, healthy, happy adulthood. - o WHAT IN THE WORLD DID WE TALK about at the dinner table before we had children? Right now Mary Ann is letting us in on some things we didn't know about until she started kindergarten. According to her , they had "Fire Intention" week awhile back. She taps out the rhythm in what she calls her school's "ribbon" band. Her favorite program is one she said was named "Jack Smith and the Dinosaur." The latter turned out to be the singer, Dinah Shore. A few such remarks from her, plus a detailed review of last Saturday's movie from Bill added to some observations from the littlest one in her highchair and the table conversation is pretty well taken care of. - o - I EXPECTED SOME CLUTTER, DIRT, and confusion when the little ones came along, but not like it is. DEFINITELY not like it is. After a hard day's cleaning, the house should show some semblance of order. Sometimes it does. But it takes so much reminding, nagging, and yelling at the youngsters that it often seems hardly worth the effort. • I still hold one of my pre-parental theories on child rearing. That is that the youngster should have a home he is able to enjoy and Invite his friends into. I remind myself of this when the house swarms with small fry from cellar to attic, I take an aspirin, clench my teeth, and remember that "this, too, shall pass away." - o - CHILDREN HAVE A WAY OF GETTING into everything a parent does, They enter your conversations, your prayers, and your dreams of the future. They also make quite a hole in your pocketbook, You know you shouldn't, but you expect through him to fulfill some of those goals that you yourself didn't quite manage, You'll love him no matter how he turns out, but you hope he'll be a much / better person than either of his parents. You ask yourself many times, "What makes him do those things?" and "What in the world is going to become of him?" But once in a while you stop to marvel how two such ordinary people as you, his parents, could produce such a smart, beautiful, and altogether charming child. And you will look to a power greater than yourself for wisdom, guidance, and, most of all, patience. - o AN INTEREST IN THE LOVE FOR children is a common bond among lots of widely assorted people. You don't have to be natural parents, but you must be parents at heart. How much the little ones add to our joy in living! GRACE The Central""" Presbyterian" July i6th with three events mark* Church, Newhall, observed its ing the centennial, A new spire 100th year of organization on and cross were dedicated Dorothy Cogley Is Wed To Leland Grein Here Dorothy Cogley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cogley, Algona, became the bride of Leland Grein, son of Mrs. George ' Grein, Algona, and the late Mr. Grein, August 5 at 11 a. m. in St. Cecelia's Catholic church here, with Msgr. P. P. Gear en officiating at the double ring ceremony. The bride was escorted to the altar by her father and was attired in a chapel-length gown of ribbon lace. The empress Josephine silhouette of the A- line gown was accented with scallops at the rounded neckline, on the short sleeves and hemline. In back, a fabric bow caught an imported organza chapel-length train. Maid of honor was Mary Helen Cogley, bridesmaid was Kathleen Griffin, Harold Grein was best man, Gerald Erpelding was groomsman and ushers were Mike Froehlich and Gary Cogley. Soloist was Terry Johnson and organist was Ruth Cassel. A reception was held at the Legion Hall, with Berniece Banwart at the guest book, Mrs. Richard Mescher at the punch bowl, while Mrs. Bob Kollasch and Mrs. Orlan Ott cut the cake and Shirley Roder and Mrs. Mike Frank! opened the gifts. Hosts were Mr. and Mrs. LeRoyStoffel. (Glenn's Studio Photo) Wesley Men Attend Recent Grain Session WESLEY - Frank Bleich, manager of the Farmers Coop Elevator, and assistant manager Art Beenken attended a grain conditioner and handling meeting at Ames Thursday. Art Beenken and four directors, Edmund Otis, Ed Hillenga, George Detmering, and Herman Bode, attended a demonstration at the Felco Statex experimental farm at Ft. Dodge Aug. 8. - o - HOLD REUNION Sister Mary Immaculate, the former Fidelis Otis, of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minn., spent Saturday and Sunday with relatives here. Sister Gertrude Ann (Otis) of South Bend, Indiana, came Friday for a 10 day visit with relatives here. A family reunion was held Sunday at the Edmund Otis home. - o - MEMBERSHIP PARTY American Legion Auxiliary will hold their membership party Tuesday evening, Sept. 5. A free membership will be given. A potluck lunch will be served following the business meeting. - o BIRTHDAY FETE A large group of relatives honored Mrs. Theresa Foertsch on her 80th birthday, Sunday at a family picnic at Call park, Algona. Mrs. Foertsch, Rosemary Will and John were Saturday dinner guests of Ollie and Angeline Foertsch, in honor of her birthday that day. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Don Hauptnun have purchased the former Rich Reiling house and will move from the Lester Larson house where they have lived for sometime. Mary Dingman and her cousin, Tim Mower of Chippewa Falls, Minn., spent the past week in the home of their uncle and aunt, the Arvin Larsons and family. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Larson accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Orin Byro of Golclfield to Malta, 111. Saturday where on Sunday they attended a N'odlaml family reunion. Dean Gesme of Cedar Rapids visited his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. L. Lease, Thursday. He was enroute to Lake Mills to visit his mother, Mrs. Ed Gesme. Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Uischer recently returned from a tv;o week vacation trip. They spent three days at Expo '67 at Montreal, Canada and visited Niagara Falls and other places of interest. They spent the Aug. 20 weekend fishing at Lake Reno', Minn. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Robinson of Waterloo were overnig'it guests of his brother, Clare Rot>- inson and wife. Tli<? diet Smitl s of Bancroft and the Earl Robir- sons of Algona were evening cai- lers. Descendants of the late Heniy Ricke's held a family reunion Sunday in a park at Swea City. Many Wesleyans attended. ON SALE THROUGH MONDAY ONLY! THE FIRST STEP TOWARD BETTER, BRIGHTER, LONGER VACATIONS IS THROUGH OUR DOORS New! 3 to 6x and 7 to 14 SCHOOL DRESSES REGULAR 3.50 TO $5! 2" AND 3" Tenls, shifts, natural waistlines > . . all the new fall stylings in cottons, cotton blends, bonded knits and Orlon (R) acrylics. Many are never-iron I Choose plaids, prints and solids she'll adore in transitional reds, browns, navys and greens. Don't forget, this sale lasts through Monday only I LAST DAY MONDAY! 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