The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 7, 1967 · Page 17
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 7, 1967
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A-Algona (la.) Upper DM Molnet Thunday, Sept. 7, 1967 • •by Evelyn August 23 - I was taken by surprise when a friend of mine ' Jokingly told me. I had Included relatives of his at a family reunion when they weren't there, The Item was given me by his wife who said a family reunion was being held and she called It by her married name. It turns out It was her side of the family that was having the reunion, so of course her husband's brother and wife would not be among the guests. The wife's name is an odd one -oh, I remember it all right, but it was not mentioned as the reunion group. Then about a week later, she told me of a family reunion and again mentioned it as her married name group. It seemed odd that two reunions should be held so soon and I said, "Aren't there quite a lot of reunions!" and she replied, "Yes", but she still didn't mention the first gathering as being her family. So again I included her husband's brother and sister-in-law, which this time was correct. Now it was just a simple oversight on the wife's part, so being particularly fond of her, don't you dare, friend husband, razz her. Bless you, I like you, too, but if you do any kidding with her, Til hex you sure as fate, you likeable, middle-aged/. 1 loyal and fond-of- your-wife husband. - o I gave Mrs. Melvin Langfitt, nee Pat Groen, strict orders that the stork make his delivery on my birthday, Aug. 14. But the darned old bird didn't obey, and a 7 lb., 1 oz. boy was dropped on their doorstep, Aug. 10. The little fellow has been named Mitchell Lewis. He'll go "Mitch" probably, and I am anxious to see the little gentleman. Pat was a very efficient aide here at Good Samaritan, so her son will have excellent care. Jeanette Wichtendahl was married .about the same time Pat was but I am not certain of the name of her husband. Like Pat, she too was an aide here and likewise is hold- Ing the door open for that same long-legged bird. She lives in Ft.\Dodge. - o- I just had interesting callers — Mrs. Jim Shipler, Jr., nee Nancy Muckey, her little tow-headed daughter, Sheila, and Nancy's mother, Dorothy Muckey. Dorothy said her children had blonde hair when they were youngsters, so little Sheila will probably change, too. I hope she stays a blonde till she discovers whether blondes have more fun. • She is a friendly, sweet little tot with a ready smile and talks freely but some words have to be translated. Nancy was also an aide here and a very good one. - o- .Just to let you know the sort of persons Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Nasby are, I am going to tell you about a thing they did yesterday that made me very happy. It was eight years ago Aug. 22 that Mrs. Gllles became a resident here, and nine the 30th since I came here, She was my companion-housekeeper for four years and lived In my apartment three, so we have been closely associated. She seems like an aunt and we had a mutual affection for each other. Years have not been kind to her - hardening of the arteries has caused her to lose her sharp mentality and she doesn't remember people. Just a year ago she was brought down but she had even then lost touch. 1 talked with her yesterday, and maybe it was wishful thinking but -I said, "If you know me, squeeze my hand." It seemed as though there was a little pressure and when I said, "Remember your brother Claire", her lips moved • a bit. Maybe that, too, was wishful thinking, but there was no response to Ray, Edith and Elsie and Aletha. She opened her eyes just once, but to me her eyes looked dim and J wonder if she can see at all. She ate some of her favorite candy I bad lor her and seemed to like It. But it was such a satisfaction seeing her snowy white hair, her look of good care and cleanliness. Her sister will be glad for my report to her. She is la her late eighties and lives at a distance, It would be of no use for her to come ses Mrs. Gilles and that covers the brother Claire, who lives at El Paso. A message from the Albert Ha$gs said they are busypacking what Monrovia, Calif, things they want to bring back to Iowa, and expect to be here about Sept. 14 and will begin at once remodeling the house they bought, the late Edna Shllts home. They are an energetic couple and will make it a most attractive place. A belated birthday card and note from Marian Balluff of Mason City, former Algonan, says "Dick will be a freshman in college, Pattl a senior in high school and Bob starting junior high." I don't know what work she does but she said, "I will be starting back to work Aug. 21 and getting George (husband) off to a meeting in Chicago. George's brother and family of Nome, Alaska, left yesterday after a two week's visit. Their children have had some wonderful experiences in their two years at Nome. No TV, so everyone reads. Bill, their nine year Old son, remj 294 books last year. They expect to be there two more years. She closes with "Keep on with that column, Evelyn. We love It." Thanks, Marian. So nice to hear from you. - o- Also had a letter from Glenn Naudaln with some personal statistics as to weight, which he probably would prefer I keep undisclosed. Apparently he hasn't passed the age when "watching the girls go by" doesn't interest him for he enclosed a colored print of some Rock Hills beauties In formats. - o- Belated birthday greetings also came from Connie Jergenson. She and Harold called one evening while they were here from Aurora, Colo. She says, "Phil had major surgery two weeks ago, but is doing fine now. He leaves for Mesa College in Grand Junction in September." She said of the earthquake, "The biggest one ever recorded here. It really shook us up, but no damage done in our area." Come back to Iowa, Connie. A hole here is protection- a hole there is fatal. - o Does anyone remember seeing spring or summer ? Here it is fall, a few trees are turning, school opened the 28th, and then comes winter which drags on and on I - o - Having previously mentioned little Mitchell Lewis Langfitt, I'll add that he and his mother called on me today. He is a super baby - lots of black hair and a perfect image of his daddy, Pat says. All he has inherited from her are his long fingers. He should become a pianist that is one of the assets to musicianship. He is a sweet little fellow and Pat beams with pride, well justified. She had such an attractive haircut, too, and it was so good seeing her. - o- Next day - Alice Jergens just came in to show me the watch and chain her son-in-lav/ sent her from Vietnam. It is a lovely piece of jewelry, a very pretty chain, not ordinary links — and the watch is triangular shaped. The watch mechanism is at the back, the stem is tiny and at the bottom of the triangle, so tiny it barely shows. I wouldn't mind having one like it, it is so pretty and different. - o A thought at the nearing end of summer. "Perhapsthe bathing suit designers are the same people who manufacture suntan lotion." Tl\is might apply to some books, too. Sign outside movie theatre - " For adult adults only." Irvington Man Is Wed Aug. 26 At Spirit Lake Virginia. Bicliel, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. D. C. Bichel of East Moline, 111., and Dennis G. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Burcie Davis, Irvington, were united in marriage August 26 at 1 p. m. in the Immanuel Lutheran church at Spirit Lake with Rev. M. J. Ansorge performing the double ring ceremony. The bride, escorted to the altar by her father, wore a street- length white linen dress, featuring an empire waist trimmed with white Margarten lace. The finger-tip veil was of white tulle with a white linen double bow headpiece trimmed DAHLIA The Fred Haegeles of Independence have grown a dahlia plant which now is over nine feet tall. The blooms are equally as large as its height - enormous. with Margarten lace. She carried a cascade bouquet of white roses. Mrs. Thomas L. Christensen of Spirit Lake was matron of honor. Thomas L. Christensen served as best man; ushers were Darrell Davis and Gary Davis. Following the ceremony, a reception for 65 guests was held at Vern and Coila's Club on West Okoboji Lake. Mrs. William Funk, Algona, cut the cake; Mrs. Kenneth Klley served punch; Mrs. John Kruse poured coffee; and Jane Christensen was in charge of gifts. The bride graduated from United Township High School, East Moline, m., and attended Black Hawk Junior College at Moline, HI. The groom is a graduate of Algona High School, and has finished serving three years in the Army, one year of which was spent in Korea. 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