(la.) Uppftr D»t Moinftt thursday, feb. IS, 1968 EDITOR'S NOTE : This column of Woman's World is a reprint from the Thursday, Feb. 12, 1953 issue of The Akona Upper Des Moines. - o - THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF February is St. Valentine's Da\. Several of the early Christian martyrs were named Valentine and it is thought that the day was named for one of them. The sending of Valentines, loving messages or gifts to those for whom we care has nothing to do with any of these martyrs, but it is a pleasant custom that has persisted for years. - o - LOVE IS ALSO A PLEASANT custom that has persisted for many years. It started as far back as Adam and Eve who honeymooned in the Garden of Eden. After the fall, the world's first pair of lovers learned about pain and toil as the consequences of their sins, but there is no record that they did not still have love to make life on earth more bearable. - o - THOSE "STAR-CROSSED" LOVERS, Romeo and Juliet, were not real people at all, but creations of the mastermind of Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet were very young — just a couple of lovesick teenagers. If any of our youngsters today started to moon around on balconies like they did, we would probably take them to a psychiatrist and have it over with. Yet, the mere names Romeo and Juliet, remain to this day the very epitome of romantic love. - o - IT IS BETTER TO HAVE LOVED and lost- much better if you want your love to be the subject of an opera, a novel, a poem or a popular song. Cases where the guy gets the girl and they settle down to raising kids and earning a living somehow aren't as romantic as having a grand passion for someone who can't see you for dust. Even if the fictional love is returned, to make it a good story, there has to be an unkind fate that intervenes to keep the lovers apart. In opera, if something is too silly to say, they sing it, and the same applies to popular songs. One of these days someone is going to write music about two people who fall in love, marry and live reasonably happily ever after and it will seem like a brand new idea. - o - WHEN KING EDWARD OF Britain renounced his throne for the love of Wallis Simpson, I thought it would be the story of the century, or at least of the decade. His "The Woman I Love" speech seemed to me about the most romantic thing I'd heard until I saw excerpts from it printed on rayon scarves at the dime store. Subsequent history with its wars, atomic bomtis, Queen Elizabeth and her Prince Phillip, havecertainlydwarfedtheabdicationstory. The great loves seem to have simmered down to two lonely, middle-aged people who have nothing very important to do. I wonder if the Duke feels it was all worthwhile - maybe he thinks love cheated him a little bit. Or maybe he just wasn't ever very fond of the King job anyway. - o - EX-KING FAROUK OF EGYPT is another lover who still has his great romance even though the crown no longer sits on his head. Or so her Royal Highness Princess Narriman tells us in her article entitled, "My True Self", in the current Ladies Home Journal. She is now eighteen years old, a mother and an ex-queen, but .she says she "has found love such as I never have dared to hope for." And where do you think she found it? In the person of that fat, greasy-looking repulsive Farouk! A couple of years ago I wouldn't have dared to write that lest Woman's World be banned in Egypt like the Saturday Evening Post was. But today I have said it and I'm glad. Princess Narriman can have her Farouk and if she can also manage to love him, she's welcome to him. - o - ANOTHER LOVE BETWEEN PEOPLE in high places is a little easier for us ordinary folks to understand and that's the love between Dee and Mamie Eisenhower. I'm still an unrepented Democrat, but I'm convinced that theirs is a real-life romance, long-tested and still going strong. - o - BUT THE DEMOCRATS ARE not without their love stories. Margaret truman says she wouldn't mind wedding bells for her if she could have a happy marriage just like her Mom and Dad's. Now that Margaret is no longer the President's daughter, I'm hoping she can cook up a little romance of her own. It would take a pretty brave fellow to try to do a little smooching with all those Secret Service guards hanging around, and now that she is free of them, I'm expecting big news from her. - o - "WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE?" a song asks. Nobody seems to have completely figured out the answer to that one. There are lots of people working on the problem though. Some of them will tell you love is a series of candle-lit dinners, walks in the moonlight, waltzes and champagne. Others will have you believe love is a snare and a delusion- something that flares up for a few weeks and then has you trapped into a life of drudgery. - o - LOVE TO SOME IS THE MEANS to an end-a family, the betterment of one's social position, a good strong wife to do your housework, or the way to get free board, room and clothes for the rest of your life 1 Then there are others who claim love is merely a matter of chemistry, a bodily attraction designed to insure the preservation of the human species. They are all probably right for love can be all of these things and more. - o - LOVE IS THE DEVOTION BETWEEN two old people who have lived together for fifty years without once expressing it in sweet talk. Love is the sentimental gushing of a couple of teenagers in the first throes of puppy love. Love is the force that holds two people together through poverty, head colds, predatory blondes, Sick children and problem in-laws. It's what makes one man give up his throne and another give up his freedom. It makes some people steal, others lie and more, often makes people work harder, dream bigger, and stay put longer than any other force in the world. Jt'g what makes the world go round, they tell me, and I'm beginning to believe it. « o- VALENTINE'S PAY WAS MEANT for lovers, but iUas kind of degenerated into the time when the school kids buy a lot of penny cards and send them to everybody in their room. Boys send them 10 boys 8fld girls to girls and they don't even keep the name of (hj sender secret, They boldly write, "To John from Mary." GRACE NO PURCHASE NECESSARY 1st RACE-$2.00 2nd RACE - $5.00 3rd RACE - $10.00 4th RACE - $25.00 5th RACE-$100.00 GET A FREE CARD EACH TIME YOU VISIT SWANSON'S! mi rr Exciting Big Prizes... 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Thsisone of the times I feel lazy and would be content to just SIT -but I know this column should be done this morning for I seldom have callers in the morning, and I nap from 1 till 3, so get busy, my gal, get busy! * * * I have mentioned Elmer Peterson, who has many friends around here, and read many of his articles. I had a friend ask about his sister Florence, the information wanted by a friend of hers. I appealed to August Slagle, who knows Elmer well, and he wrote to ask about the sister. Elmer replied via letter that her full name was Esther Lurinda. She wrote "Twilight Musings", a collection of poems in 1907, but Elmer thinks she made very little from them. Elmer owned the Jacksonlan Printing Co. which published her book. Late in life, she married Israel Westlock and lived at Limes- bery, Kans. She died at 65 and is buried in the West Gottland church yard. Elmer lives at Garden Grove, Calif. The inquiring friend sent Esther's book and I read a few of the poems. They were a bit gloomy and depressing, I thought, yet some were sweet and all wholesome, but a little on the morbid side. The book and my printed explanation of her will be in Kossuth Historical Rooms ere long. August is going to take them to the rooms when he has the time. He is busy right now at his farm v/ork plus additional home work as his wife Millie is at St. Ann Hospital. She is getting along nicely and expects to be dismissed in a short time. Will probably be at home before this reaches the press. * * * August is not particularly fond of cooking and is very grateful to kind neighbors who have brought him food and he lias been asked to meals at various friends. And, of course, his son-in-law and daughter, Orville and Audrey Duncan, see to it that he doesn't starve! A talk with him this morning revealed he had just completed his breakfast - pancakes and bacon. He says he doesn't know where the bacon goes — it is ordinary width when put in the pan, but shrivels up till only the smell is left. How right he is. It does a vanishing act till one is simply eating strings that taste like bacon. (Editor's note: When broiled slowly, even today's bacon is good) Another thing we enjoyed was salt pork. That, too, was purchased in slabs, sliced and parboiled a little, then dipped in flour and fried, and milk gravy served with it. Uncle Francis Cady always called it "pickled pork" and though accustomed to good food fare at his commercial hotel in Spencer, enjoyed coming to our home arid having this kind of pork and mother's cream pie. I have heard of several sleep walkers and recently learned Jon Deun is one. Mrs. Mary Johnson, who lived in our apartment tea years, was one in tier youth and she often told of being found at the straw stack. Her father followed her from the house when he heard her. He didn't waken her till she had crossed the farm yard, a thing she wouldn't do at night if she were awake. When he roused her and asked what she was doing there, she said, "I came to fill the straw ticks." That was a chore all the children loved. The ticks took the place of mattresses years ago, and were so fat and fun to dive into. * * * Irrna Pratt, Burt, and Margaret Hofmaster and Jean Wadsworth were here yesterday. Jean is a resident here and they came to see her, and since Margaret has arthritis, it was easier to help Jean down than to get Margaret up and down. Jean has arthritis, too, so we made quite a trio. Irma is O.K., but a little hard of hearing. She is a cousin of Zoe Millis Lecky and Hettie Millis (I've forgotten her married name). They are sisters and live in Hamilton, Mont. Zoe's sons are married, but Hettie's son is single and lives with his mother. I know both women very well, especially Hettie, who was in high school with me and went with our "crowd" of young folk. Harry Lecky was employed in the Ralph Miller drug store many years and was with Earl Wallick on the Des Moines River north of town when their boat capsized. Harry was able to get to shore, but Earl drowned. * * * A Valentine party is to be held at Good Samaritan 2 Feb. 14. Remember what a gala day it was back in grade school? The box in which the valentines were deposited, then given out by the teacher to the person whose name was on the ornate "love gift" and after school we'd compare notes to see who got the most. Later, valentines turned into boxes of candy and flowers, but that was in high school days and after, and given in privacy, plus a little "smooching" to show one's gratitude. * * * Squirrels are getting so numerous and they are pests when it comes to tree bark as well as gobbling up all the food put out for the birds. I told one woman who was complaining of tree destruction that I was sure she would be given permission to shoot them. I had so much trouble with them gnawing into a place under the eaves and romping up and down between the studding and a young man was given permission to shoot them with a certain size of shot. They can be very destructive and at one time I had to have a plumber use a roto-rooter to get one out of the drain that had become fast in a pipe several feet from the house. As I have remarked before, the best place for them is in the frying pan. Oh, how weak is the flesh 1 And I figure at 112 pounds I have at least ten pounds more of it than I want. I made a firm resolution to diet - I don't eat bread except one slice of melba toast at breakfast. I decided to eat half my serving of potato, omit the lovely desserts we have—then I look at a beautiful piece of Christmas candy — and away go all my resolutions! It's about like the weather, everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything about it. * * * I've often heard about the money to be made by the man who can make a better mouse trap, but "How to Build a Better Lobster" has me stumped. I'll read the item and see what I can make of it. It just came in a letter from my cousin Gayle Kierulff, who said she had such a nice phone chat with Lizzie Post, who is in Glendale where Gayle lives. Well, this "lobster" business actually has nothing to do with the delicacy we make into salads and eat the tails dipped in butter. It is a scientific project called TRW, and Gayle's husband is associated with it. It is a huge project backed by mil lions of dollars and involving subjects I can't possibly explain and I'll have to read it a few more times to get the complete meaning. My hat is off to the staff writer who gave a very detailed account of the project. A lot of research is involved and I got the most sense out of a paragraph that Hazelton runs a big monkey farm and breeds pedigreed animals such as mice, guinea pigs, rabbits and beagles. The company is under contract to find ways to halt a decline in Maine's lobster population. Comments from Russ' column on Maury White, etc. - Well, I'm a neat desk person. I've always been fussy about bureau drawers, too, and clothes closets. I simply cannot work atanunorderlydesk. Do I get a gold star? Elect Bulten The Algona Bit and Spur Club held its annual election of officers Feb. 10. Eppo Bulten was named president; Jim McEnroe, vice president; Joyce Woods, secretary-treasurer ; Kathy Wibben, reporter; and Wally Woods, Roger Fox, Ruth McEnroe and Wayne Goodman, directors. Car Damaged A total of $234.42 damage resulted to an auto driven by Vidci H. Steil, 25, Algona, when it was struck by an auto driven by Tim A. Schultz, 16, Whittemore, as the latter backed from a park* ing spot on East State street here Saturday at 9:38 a. m. Police investigated.
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