The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 30, 1967 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, November 30, 1967
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thwnday, Nov. 30, 1967 Algona (la.) Uppftr &•* Moln««-5 \ltaU EDITOR'S NOTE: This edition of Woman's World is a reprint from the Thursday, December 3, 1953 issue of the Algona Upper Des Moines. - o PERSONALLY, I CAN NEVER get very enthusiastic about Christmas until Thanksgiving is over. Now the turkey pan is washed and put away, the good silver and dishes are back on the shelves and I'm relaxing a little. The kids are off to see Santa and to attend the free show, so I'm permitting myself a rare luxury -- that of getting out my typewriter and doing my column in the daytime, Starting it at least. I can't expect to be uninterrupted long enough to complete it all at one stretch. - o - IT WAS A GOOD THANKSGIVING. The turkey came out fine and nobody upset the goblets I always get out annually, mostly for show. This is probably because as the table became more crowded we removed them. We all ate enough to attain that pleasant state of stupification that makes us women wish the men- folks would offer to do the dishes instead of napping in their chairs. Of course they didn't get any of the hints we tossed their way. - o - I. RECEIVED MY FIRST THANKSGIVING GIFT! Edna Shilts sent me such a pretty apron to wear while serving dinner. If s yellow organdy, trimmed with white and stenciled flowers on the border. Mrs. Shilts made it herself and her thoughtfulness is going to bring me pleasure every time I wear it. - o - FERN SPECHT SHOULD BE ONE PERSON who is thankful that Thanksgiving is over for the holiday marked the peak of her turkey raising business. The Spechts live on a small farm and the poultry raising is entirely Fern's project, or so her husband Bill told me. She bought 487 poults last spring and ended up with over 400 of them, which is very good because turkeys are crazy critters to raise. - o - FERN COULD PROBABLY WRITE AN interesting story about her experiences if she weren't so busy marketing them. Once the birds are grown, she kills them, draws them and gets them ready for the roasting pan — and that means really ready with every pin-feather plucked. She had help dressing them for one day just before the holiday and her husband took time out to make some deliveries but she figures she did 165 birds by her self, plus helping her brother Larry Gisch with 35 of his birds. The Spechts have three sons and Fern is busy with the usual household chores we all have. Doesn't it amaze you what some women can accomplish? - o - WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY ARE BAD DAYS for my little nephew, Jackie Waller. On Wednesday recently he performed one of his favorite projects -r,- that of openingrup the cupboard • drawers in graduating sizes so :jie' could climb^up and sit on the counter. Something went wrong this time arid he tumbled off, resulting in a nasty welt under his new butch haircut. The next day, he scared his parents, his grandmother and his brothers and sister nearly out of their wits by coming within a squeak of choking to death on a piece of hard candy . The track coach of the University of Minnesota should have seen his Dad sprint next door to summon the doctor, and he'd know what a likely can- • didate for the 100-yard dash he missed, some years back. - o THE WALLERS THOUGHT THAT perhaps a few tumbled floor lamps would be all the little boy would get into the next Wednesday, but Jackie had other plans in mind. He went into the bathroom, locked the door and, to insure further privacy, walked into the closet and shut that door. His mother knew that there was nothing seriously wrong with Jack this time for he was yelling with rage because it was so dark in his hideout. But she also didn't know how she was going to get him out. She phoned her brother, Curly Pratt, because she knew he had a nice long ladder but after a noble attempt it was decided that the bathroom storm window and the regular window wouldn't be opened by any method short of breaking it. Finally the lock on the door was sawed off, taking almost an hour, the closet opened and Jackie emerged, not hurt, but terribly, terribly mad . - o JACKIE IS A BIG FAVORITE AT our house, having stayed with us a couple of times when his folks were away. This was when he was quite a bit younger and could not navigate quite so drastically but we still think he's a wonderful little character — with an emphasis on the "Character". Now he's 19 months old and he can read, already! At least he gives a reasonable imitation of it by sitting on his Dad's chair, crossing his legs and earnestly scanning a newspaper. His favorite reading is, naturally the Algona Upper Des Moines, so this week when he comes to Woman's World I want him to see this: Listen Feller, I know all that stuff you've been getting into indicates that you are a normal, healthy, bright little boy, but don't you think you've been carrying it a little too far lately? - o - IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, WE'RE all agog over Marie Dutton's winning the Pillsbury recipe contest. We think it happened to just the right person, excepting of course, I wish it had been me. The morning the official from the company, the UDM reporter and the photographer visited her, Marie's main concern was that she get through in time to get down to the Chrischilles store where she works half days so that another clerk would not have to be holding the fort all alone over the lunch hour. Marie made it just in time although she didn't have a chance to eat until around 4 o'clock. If ever there was a reasonable excuse for being late, it seems to me that Marie had it that day. However, this thoughtfulness is quite typical of Mrs. Dutton. - o - MARIE HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL in bringing two European displaced families to Algona and though she doesn't brag about it, it involved endless red tape and hours of work. She's a good wife and a fine mother and her house is always neat as a pin. She's always doing something nice for others and we who have made the rounds of the various charity drives know she is always a cheerful Contributor. Logically, one might say that winning this contest has nothing whatever to do with being a fine person in the past, but I prefer to believe that all the kindnesses Marie has done are now paying off. Another example to the Biblical truth that goes something like this, "Cast your bread upon the water and it will come back to you tenfold." GRACE is chairman of the Christmas party for underpriviledged chil» dren, and plans are progressing. The JayCees were to meet Wednesday night, Nov. 29, to make further plans. Two New JayCees Algona JayCees have welcomed two new members, John Goecke and Barrel Johnson. Bob Cramer Read's Christmas Bonanza- Featuring Swivel Rockers! The perfect gift idea that adds comfort and beauty to any room . . . Your choice of fine quality tweeds, matelasses plus easy to clean super-soft vinyls in beautiful patterns and colors. Many fabrics with $78.00 $98.00 $119.00 SAVE UP TO 30% r Swivel Chairs \ $ 58°° •••••••^MHiHHHMMHlMMMMHi High-backs and Occassionals 68°° High-back Rockers with reversible seats and nylon covers. 88°° $ Choice of fabrics and newest of colorings. SAVE NOW ! OTTOMAN - $39,00 PONTIAC CHAIRS ARE BETTER IN PAIRS Set your theme with these stunning Mr. and Mrs. chairs, scaled to size with a matching ottoman. 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