8—Algona (la.) Upper fat Molntt Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1967 Thanksgiving at Grandma's HYIMY! SOTHK. I ISLITTYE TWlWrt I ISN'T U?A pf*J.lNG 1 ANP LOO* HW Bav. ANO JUPV HAVE |. -COME ON II THt TDKKEV! HI, PAP, SLAP 16 SEE YOU. 1 THE CXP WWMinillllMIIIIUMI^ ..by Evelyn Well, things have begun to settle down in my room and lean get to work. We have a regular schedule and Thursday morning is my full bath day. and it was time for the bed to have its washing- so while I got myself clean, my bed was getting a bath, too. A germ and dust just don't dare invade a room and woe also to the mice that hunt for winter quarters. A set trap in my room has remained untouched and the few that have dared invade the back porch have been done away with, so you see we keep things up to a high standard. * * * It's a gloomy day - one that can't make up it's mind whether to snow or perhaps drizzle a bit. Typically Novemberish. I think November and March are the two most unpleasant months of the year. My parents chose November in which to make their earthly debut, Dad Nov. 13 and Mother Nov. 14. Two of my dearest friends chose March- but I still maintain they are the two dreariest months of the year. I've often heard mother say August was the worst for heat - and she probably remembered the one in which I was born as being the hottest on record. Even South Carolinans can complain, for according to Glenn Naudain of Rock Hill, frost killed his pretty dahlias Nov. 2. The Rotary news pamphlet he sent had a quote, "The trouble with America's foreign relations is that they all are too darn poor." Another one was the definition of an obstetrician, "Delivery Boy." This, too, was to the point, "The length of a minute depends upon which side of the bathroom door you're standing." * * * I have written so many news items about Nettie Fisher and her daughter Nora Garner over the years of my reporting, and for the first time just met Mrs. Garner a few moments ago. Her mother, Mrs. Fisher, is back in Good Samaritan after being at St. Ann hospital awhile. Mrs. Fisher is 91 and most of the time has been in good health. It is only of late she has not been so well. * * * I have also written about Mr. and Mrs. Steve Powers and children of Ledyard. The other day she stopped in to chat a few moments before going upstairs to see her mother, Mrs. Miller, who has been a resident here a long time. Time was when Mr. and Mrs. Powers would bring the children in to see me. I asked about them and was astounded at their ages. I don't see how time can go so fast. * * * I called the G. A. Wittkopfs for news the other day and located G. A. at his mother's home. She is Mrs. Ida Wittkopf. Somehow we got on the subject of tea. He likes either black or green, I much prefer black, and above all Jasmine. He had never heard of it and I told him that was the only kind we used until it seemed to vanish from the stores. Once when Marg and Milt Dahl were at Brownsville, Tex. she tried enroute home at every good- sized town to find some for me and finally came up with a canister of it. It has the most delicious aroma and taste. It has many jasmine blossoms in it. The fragrance is devine! Years ago, Mrs. Hartman, Doc's wife, phoned mother and me to do a little coaching in auction bridge. We were happy to comply and had Lizzie Post as the fourth. Instead of coffee we served Jasmine tea. She fell in love with it, too, and said "I feel so glamorous!" Sandy Boeckholt, R. N., will be missed around here. She is a little "gee-whizzer," like a little bomb, dashing up and down the hall performing her duties at high speed. She and her husband Robert are moving to Forest City where he has a job with G & H Motors and she will continue nursing in the Forest City hospital. * * * An interesting letter from Mrs. D. 0. Friets.Swea City, informed me she has an old plat book of Kossuth county printed in 1896. Also two other old books, Columbian World's Fair Atlas, printed in 1893, and the Home Queen Souvenir cookbook. I'll bet the cookbook has recipes that are complicated and call for seasonings we never thought of using. Wine and rum were used a lot, according to an old book we had, and such extravagant ingredients - eggs and cream, butter and lard, spices - what a job it must have been putting the things together. Now how easily one can prepare a meal. I go into a grocery store occasionally to buy Ma Brown's 01 Fashioned sweet pickles (I eat them by the quart) and am amazed at the things one can buy - ready to mix, usually add a little milk or an egg —and as Jackie Gleason says "Away we go." I notice he has two bookings for Frankie Fontaine in the near future. I shall be looking for it. I'm not a Gleason fan, but I did like Frank and his singing. I wonder why Gleason didn't keep him regularly and let that silly- oh what's his name — Carney, drop out. Oh well, to each his own, but Art Carney is not my cup of teal I wish binoculars were made powerful enough that we could look in on friends many, many miles away and see what they are doing. I'd like to take a peep at Marg Dahl in Germany. One of our nurses aides here came from Frankfort where Marg is vacationing. I asked her this morning what time it would be in Germany. I asked her a couple of hours ago and she said "about 3 p.m." So Marg is probably strolling around with her sister-in-law acquainting herself with the surroundings. I miss her very much and hope she doesn't stay all winter. Two months should be enough- from my viewpoint. But from hers it may be different. I brought my chafing dish over here with me. I don't use it, but pure sentiment made me keep it, and I might some time use it. One never knows. At any rate, it makes a good place to store a cookie or a piece of cake or something I don't want at mealtime, but can munch on later. Many of the girls here are so young a chafing dish is a novelty to them and some had never even heard of one. A recent ad of Younkers pictured one quite similar to mine, tray and all, and I clipped it to show to the skeptics. Mine was used a lot of years ago- many are the steaks and mushrooms prepared in it - fudge, soups, a cheese concoction served on crackers made in my dish. What was it we called it? Ah, thanks to Florence Beardsley- Welsh Rarebiti! * * * I haven't a husband to blame, I can't say I walked into an ajar door in the dark, I have no pugilistic tendencies, so I'll have to admit my red eye is merely a broken blood vessel, caused by goodness only knows what. I have had one before and recovered O.K. and I hope this vanishes in a short time. I feelitmarsmybeauty(?). Algonan Will Be Speaker At Masonic Meet Master Masons of eight Counties, including Dickinson, Emmet, Clay, Palo Alto, Kossuth, Buena Vista, Pocahontas, and Pomeroy will hold their Masonic Workshop at the Masonic Temple at Laurens on November 30. Roland Hoag of Humboldt and James Dubbert of Laurens are in charge of arrangement. Papers will be presented by A. H. Piper of Emmetsburg, Jerry Gates of Ayrshire, Stewart McFadden of Algona, Ivan Maxson, a Past Grand Lodge officer Dickens, I. G. Opheim of Humboldt, and Wendell Christensen and Ronald Hauswirth of Laurens. The Reverend R. D. Butler of Sac City will be the after dinner speaker. TURNIPS A five pound turnip was one of a crop of extra-large ones grown this season by Ed Merk, Emmetsburg. Oscar Sharp, Corydon, grew a turnip weighing in at over three pounds this year. WHEN-?--If you read the Algona Upper Des Moines, YOUKNOWI r FAMILIES FAMILIES r non-duplicated circulation as a companion publication of The Algona Upper Des Moines Printed Mondays & Wednesdays The North Iowa SHOPPER ARRIVE IN ALGONA SANTA CLAUS DAY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24 AT 1:10 P.M. SANTA WILL ARRIVE IN ALGONA FRIDAY AT 1:10 P.M. - HE'LL PROCEED DOWN STATE STREET ON A SHINY RED FIRE ENGINE TO HIS HOUSE ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF COURTHOUSE SQUARE. SANTA SAYS: "I'LL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO VISITING ALL YOU KIDS AND I'LL HAVE 2500 SACKS OF CANDY TO GIVE AWAY ... AND BE SURE TO ATTEND THE FREE MOVIE AT THE ALGONA THEATRE. SHOWS START AT 1 AND 3 P.M. THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE ALGONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THE MERCHANTS LISTED BELOW WHO REMIND YOU IT IS "FUN TO CHRISTMAS SHOP" IN ALGONA . . . WHERE YOU WILL FIND EVERY TYPE GIFT IMAGINEABLE. S & L Dept. Store Bjustrom Furniture Co. Graham's The Chrlschllles Store Modern Dry Cleaneri Home Federai Sayings & Loan Agg'n Wlltgen Jewelers Joe Bradley Equipment Taylor Motor Co. No. Iowa Appliance Center Algona Plumbing & Heating Dau Garage & Body Shop Read's Furniture Hutzell Office & School Supply Swanson's Food Store Smoke Shop Zender'i Saiter's Davis Paint Behr Standard Service Coast-to-Coast Store Foster Furniture Co. Viking Oil Co. Sheakleys Iowa State Bank Ora's Algona Produce Co. Leuthold-Williams (The Hub Clothiers) Frederick Hardware Algona Flour & Feed Sherwin-Williams Painta Schultz Bros. Garage & Oil Station Jack's O. K. Tire Service Thermogas Co. of Algona Honsbruch Drug Funk Plumbing & Heating Hood's Super Vain Taylor Implement Co. Kirk's Shoe Store The Security State Bank Sharp's Jewelry Algona Theatre Co. Ludwig's Cafe Algona Implement Co. Ernie Williams — John Deere Upper Des Moines Publishing Co. Irons Heating & Plumbing Cowan Corporation Post Transfer & Storage North Central Public Service Co. United Building Center North Iowa Sewing Machine Co. Shilts Brownbllt Shoe Store Laing Plumbing & Heating Consolidated Co Op Creameries Lindsay Soft Water of Algona Universal Mfg. Co. Rusk Drugs-Jewelry Harrison's Variety Bomgaars Ben Franklin Algona Stores Will Remain Open Evenings In December On The Dates Circled In The Calendar Below: 8 M Buscher Bros. Implement Kossuth Motor Co. Algona Greenhouses J. C. Penney Co.
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