The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 5, 1967 · Page 18
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 18

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, October 5, 1967
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8-Algona (la.) Upper D«r Moines Thursday, Oct. S, 1967 EDITOR'S NOTE: This edition of Woman's World is a reprint from the Thursday, January 15, 1953 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. DAYDREAMING IS A DELIGHTFUL PASTIME. If you use a little imagination you can plan what you would do with your first million dollars or what you'd pack in your luggage for a world tour. You can plan what you'd buy if you had enough money to be on the World's Best Dressed Woman list and figure out how you'd remodel last year's diamond necklace. Not that any of these things are likely to happen, but if s sure fun dreaming. - o - THERE ARE ALSO DAYDREAMS that many housewives have that are on a much less grand scale. More in the wishful thinking department. These minor miracles are not quite so impossible as the million dollar mink coat variety, but it is improbable that any of these will ever come to pass, either. Here are a few samples from Grace's private stock: - o - WE HAVE UNEXPECTED COMPANY in the afternoon. The dishes are washed, the house slicked up and there is a choice of rolls, cake or cookies to serve with the coffee. "Who scattered all that trash on the living room floor?" I ask. Three little voices insist, "I did." "Pick it up," I say. They do. Father takes alook at the clothes lam wearing. He comments that they do look a little shabby. He reaches for his billfold, peels off a thick layer of the legal green stuff and says, "Here. Go buy yourself a whole new outfit." - o - THE CHILDREN ARE JUST off to school and it's 8:30 in the morning. I'm still in bed and they've cooked their own breakfast, washed and dressed themselves neatly, made their beds and tidied their rooms before leaving. I am hostess to the club meeting. The dessert demands a generous dollop of whipped cream. I pour the cream into the bowl, turn on the mixer and within a few second I have mountains of the stuff. - o - FATHER ARRIVES HOME EARLY on the day that I have washed and set my hair and pressed my good clothes. "Lef s go dancing," he says. We do and he insists on dancing every single dance, except two that he has arranged for me to have with the best dancer in Kossuth county. A friend of girlhood days arrives with her very well behaved children. Our own kids greet them politely, play with the visiting youngsters and don't interrupt their elders while they are talking over high school days. The girls' hair is curled and Bill has just been to the barber. "What charming youngsters you have," the old friend exclaims upon leaving. And she means it. - o - THE CHILDREN GO TO BED early and quietly on column writing night and settle down immediately. The Ideas for Woman's World pop into my head and they are all good .ones. I can barely type fast enough to keep up with them. The next morning Father takes the copy from the table where I leave it, puts it into the glove compartment of the car, drives at once to the Upper Des Moines office and hands it to the editor just as the doors are opening for the business day. - o - AT THE LAST MINUTE on Saturday night, I discover that we'll need a baby sitter while we go out. The first one I phone says she'll be delighted to come. When she arrives, she reads to the children, bathes them, puts them to bed, tidies up the house and then tackles the dishes I was saving for tomorrow. She hates boys and wouldn't have one around while on a baby sitting Job. When we return, we start to pay her, and she tells us that although we stayed out until after midnight, she absolutely won't accept anything more than the minimum rate. - o - WE HAVE BROILED STEAK on the noon menu. Daddy has no service calls, no salesmen calling to prevent him from arriving home at exactly 12 o'clock just when the meat is at its very best. I am downtown, all dressed up, looking my very best. I meet a former beau. We exchange some very witty conversation, especially on my part. He doesn't say so, but he implies that all the girls he's met in his considerable travels don't begin to compare to little old me in '33. - o - A READER TELEPHONES me with an especially choice recipe for the column. "Where's a pencil?" I yell to the kids. They hand me six of them all nicely sharpened. - o - MARY ANN NEEDS A NEW pair of shoes. I visit the local stores and I find I have a choice of 20 styles in her narrow width- all priced at $2,98. A door-to-door salesman calls on me. I ask him for his Chamber of Commerce card and he has one. Then he tells me he is selling something, giving away nothing. He doesn't divide the purchase price up into 30<? a day but gives me the total cost all at once. He shows me his product and departs within two minutes with my firm assurance that I am not a likely customer. - o - JEANIE INFORMS ME THAT she is very sleepy after the noon meal. I do my dishes and then we both settle down to a two-hour nap with no telephone calls or little playmates knocking on the door to interrupt us. - o - WELL IT'S NICE TO DREAM. But surprisingly enough, once in a while some of them come true. Take Cub Scout meeting at our house this week. As you know, I've long deplored the scuffling that goes on at these affairs, so this time I phoned all the mothers to ask their sons to cease and desist. I don't know what these nice ladies threatened their boys with, but when the Cubs met this week their behavior was almost too good to be true. Even my own Bill behavedl One of the boys remarked, "See how much more fun we have when we act right?" Their Den Mother heartily agrees, - o - • THEN THERE'S THE TIME Daddy didn't want to go to a program during the holidays. I made a proposition to him - do the dishes and he could get out of it. When I returned, the dishes were done, a light bulb replaced, some new clothes hooks put up and a couple of other chores done. And the results of this diswashing session are still apparent. Today he announced arrangements for a whole kitchen remodeling complete with new sink and cupboards. - o - OTHER DAYDREAMS THAT came true were the replacing of the glass In the French doors that has been broken so long and the baby sitter who called me last Saturday to inform me that if we wanted to go out, she was available. GRACE Ottosen Club Names Officers For New Year OTTOSEN-The Waucosta Daft-Best 4-H club entertained new members and mothers of all the girls at a tea Saturday at the Commercial Club. New members are Jana Wehr- spann, Melanie Mogler, Kathy Hundertmark, Karen Kinseth and Diane Telford. There are 25 girls in the club. Leaders are Mrs. Ralph Struthers, Mrs. Louis Jacobson and Mrs. Dean Telford. Other guests were Myrtle Hewitt, Extension home economist, Mrs. Albert Thorsen arid Mrs; Howard Hellickson. This week is national 4-H week. The girls held installation of officers. They are Patty Jacol>son, president; Janel Frohling, vice president; Bonnie Jacobson, secretary; Debbie Telford, treasurer; Marsha Kinseth, historian; Brenda Jacobson, reporter ; Debbie Jones and Carrie Jacobson, camera. - o - Rev. Ralph Hindman of Lu- Verne conducted services Sunday at the Presbyterian church and served the Lord's supper. Mrs. Olianna Vinaas and Mrs. Loran Daniel accompanied the other Twin Rivers school cooks to.Algona Tuesday where they attended a five-county area food service meeting. The Roy Enockson family celebrated three birthdays last week. Roy's was Tuesday, Mrs. Enockson's, Thursday and their daughter, Barbara, Mrs. Merlin Anderson, had hers Friday. Tuesday afternoon the following came to help Mrs. Enockson celebrate her birthday early, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Shelgren, Mike and Jennifer of Gilmore City, Mrs. Loran Daniel, Mrs. Percy Watnem, Mrs. Earl Olson, Mrs. Gunda Enockson and Mrs. H. J. Nielsen of Rolfe. Mrs. Olvin Haug had a birthday Oct. 3. Members of her family who came Sunday evening to help her celebrate were Mr. and Mrs. James Barber and family of West Bend, Mrs. Elaine Kinseth, Tom and Susan, Algona, Mr. anrl Mrs. Oliver Kinseth and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kinseth and family. Mr. arid Mrs. Harold' Sietsema of Worthington, Minn., were Sunday dinner guests at the Arthur Zeman home. Other weekend guests were their children, Marilyn Zernan of Des Moines, and Howard Zeman, who attends Iowa State University at Ames. Mrs. Anna Houn of Liverrnore and Mrs. Ida Worster of Rolfe were Tuesday dinner guests at the Laurel Worster's. In the afternoon, the visitors went to the Irvin Shellmeyer home at West Bend. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bowman of Poulsbo, Wash, were Friday overnight and Saturday visitors at the Donald Larson home. Mrs. Bowman is a cousin of Mrs. Larson. Mr. and Mrs. Antone Speich and Edwin were Saturday overnight and Sunday guests at the Eugene Walston home at Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Thorsen celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary Sept. 29. Guests who came with lunch and greetings for the occasion were Mrs. W. E. Hundertmark of West Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Welter and David, Mrs. Lisa Thorsen, Clara, Omer and Herman. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jacobson visited Mrs. Mary Hansen at the Good Samaritan Home atEsther- ville Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Mike House and family of Ft. Dodge and Mrs. Essie Cooper were Sunday dinner guests at the Donald Cooper home. Afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Gary Cooper and family of Ft. Dodge. ONLY THE mark III HAS THE LITTLE RED ...exclusive with the mark m Revolutionary GAS HEATING SYSTEM Multi-room heating without costly pipes and registers. Pours floor level heat out the front, back and both sides. Pre-fabricated duct kits pipe heat to rooms at side and back. Built in cool air returns for complete circulation. Available in two sizes, each with two heating capacities. Wall thermostat lets you dial your comfort! SEE IT SOON AT. . . THERMOGAS CO. OF ALGONA 5Q,PHIUIP$ $T, 295-2841 TO THE 19th ANNUM KOSSUTH BAND FESTIVAL SPONSORED BY The Algona Chamber of Commerce SATURDAY OCT. 7 featuring: * Twenty Bands * Guest Twirler *f *- m*m~ RENEE STUEDEMANN, Clinton * Decorah Kilties * Beautiful Band Queens BOYS DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS THIS MESSACE BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE FOLLOWING ALGONA MERCHANTS: Coast-to-Coast Store Swanson's Food Store Smoke Shop Zender'i Sailer's Davis Paint Behr Standard Service Wlltgen Jewelers Joe Bradley Equipment Taylor Motor Co. No. Iowa Appliance Center Algona Plumbing & fleating Dau Garage & Body Shop Read's Furniture Algona Greenhouses Foster Furniture Co. Viking Oil Co. Buscher Bros. Implement Kossuth Motor Co. J. C. Penney Co, ^•••••••••••^••••••i Schnltz Bros. Garage & Oil Station Jack's O.K. Tire Service Thermogas Co. of Algona Honsbrucb Drug Hutzell Office & School Supply Bjustrom Furniture Co. Graham's The Chrischilles Store Modern Dry Cleaners Home Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n Elk Cleaners Perclval Motors S & L Dept. Store Funk Plumbing & Heating Hood's Super Vain Taylor Implement Co. Kirk's Shoe Store Sheakleys Iowa State Bank Ora's Algona Produce Co. Leuthold-Williams (The Hub Clothiers) Frederick Hardware Algona Flour & Feed Sherwin-Williams Paints Post Transfer & Storage North Central Public Service Co. United Building Center North Iowa Sewing Machine Co. Lindsay Soft Water of Algona Universal Mfg. Co. Rusk Progs-Jewelry Harrison's Variety Bomgaars Ben Franklin Shilts Brownbllt Shoe Store Lalng Plumbing & Heating Consolidated Co Op Creameries The Security State Bank Sharp's Jewelry Algona Theatre Co. Ludwig's Cafe Algona Implement Co. Ernie Williams — John Peere Upper Pes Moines Publishing Co. Irons Heating & Plumbing Cowan Corporation

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