The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 14, 1957 · Page 30
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 30

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 14, 1957
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«-*l»»(ia (la.) Uppw BM MOIHB Thursday, Miroery 14, THESE WOMEN! "Last night he said he knew the quaintest place for dinner . and he dragged me HERE I'! club, by climbing inch by inch up a mountain of so-callod easy payment plans or by bringing the food in the nick of time to conquer starvation at one's own dinner table. A leisurely cruise through the south sea islands is high adventure alright, but so would be parking the kids and going away for the weekend with the Old Man. * • • Well, even if lots of us don't get much romance in the traditional moonlight-and-roses form, we can still have love and Valentine's Day is dedicated to that, too. The trouble lies, say all the articles onflhe subject of what is wrong wfTri American marriages today, in the fact that too many women confuse the. sweet trap- pings of romance during court ship with the devotion that should develop after the first breathless thrills are? gone. If the guy doesn't bring along stemmed roses every other week, too many wives conclude that Papa doesn't love her any more. I atn not going to argue with the learned authorities, but I'm the sentimental type and 1 like > to have- my cake and eat it, too. I'd like an arrangement that would combine quite a bit of the romance with a whole lot of the devotion. * * « However, I am not going fo feel sorry for myself for romance can come in many forms. It can be a sigh and a corsage or it can be Father taking the kids If we look at the calendar, we find that today, February 14 is Valentine's Day, and for most of us wives looking at the calendar is the only way we will find out about it. Although the day is dedicated to love and romance, we might just as well face it, gals, the time when we were on the receiving end Bf those lace- paper hearts and the bfg red boxes of candy is pretty' well over, It's the kids that makes the fuss over valentines, not the husbands. * » • Romance. I maintain, is not dead. It- is just that after you've been married a decade or so it gets elusive and as George Gobel would say, "you can't hardly get none of it no more." However, there'is one place where romance can still be found. In" the dictionary. Mine defines it as, "The character or nature of that which appears strange and fascinating, heroic, chivalrous and the like; also, an adventurous or exciting act or experience. An alternate is, "a falsehood or fabrication." If you look at romance in the same light as Messers. Webster, 1 Funk, Wagnalls and the other dictionary compilers do, maybe there's more of the stuff in our lives than we thought there was. * * • Take the first part — "thai which appears strange." Every woman can find things about' 'her life answering that description. It's mighty strange where the money goes, how the time flies and how the house can get dirty so fast. Other regularly oo curing items that appear strange and must therefore be counted as romance are what happened to Junior's other sock, and what became of that bit of roast you were saving for tomorrow's lunch. And if you want something fascinating, just listen real close to the story your husband tells you the next time he's two hours late for supper. Romance, says the dictionary also, includes the heroic. Now, up until a few years ago I thought that in order to be a hero you had to save a life/ x fight a wild animal or conquer a nation, but I've sort of changed my thinking on this point. Nowadays, I consider it quite heroic to finish up a huge pile of laundry, to grab the last bargain pillowcase at the white sale or to go to sister's pot-luck supper when I'd much rather stay home and nurse my head cold. Husbands, too have lot's of chances to be heroes in every day life. Just earning a living in these times takes heroic effort and so does getting the storm windows on before the first snow flies. * * • There are lots of people who claim that chivalry went out with the Knights-on-the-white- chargers. I don't go along with this theory," for almost every day I've seen ample proof that chivalry is not yet dead in Algona. Among husbands too! I've seen husbands opening doors for wives, helping them with coats, picking up dropped gloves, and giving up seats so that the little woman could be more comfortable. I've heard husbands paying the most flattering compliments to wives, asking Hhem if they'd like to dance and offering 'to fetch refreshments for them. So I conclude, husbands are still chivalrous ,to wives. As long as it's somebody else's wife, not his own. * * * for a little excursion so Mama can have a few minutes quiet to write her column; It can be a one-minute, movie-style embrace or it can be a quick peck in the region of the ear as the man in my life asks, "What's for supper?" "I love you", can be said on a red paper heart or it can be expressed by repairing that faucet that's been dripping or by baking an apple pie for supper So, if you didn't get a lacy valentine this February 14, either, don't be in a hurry to call your lawyer. There may be more love in your life than appears on the surface. * * v * We wete saddened ai ouf house by the death of our friend and my fellow columnist, Chris fteese. Wfierever Chris was things were always lively tftd was a past-master of the'art of nonsense. He had a nice little compilment for every lady he met and the fact that he told the very same thing to the next gal in line never detracted from the flattery. When we were both working at the UDM dtffmgTfte war years, I once got Chris started on his childhood in Denmark. Father Reese left his wife and youngsters in the old country while he went to America to work and make enough money to send for them. Wbeit -th«f' wrote and asked the elder Mr Reese what things were really like in the United States, h» answered with one document — a mail order catalogue. Evening th , e fte tehbors in pehmafk gathered to look at the "wish book" and wlnen they had finished they were, pretty well convinced that Amferica was indeed the land of fdenty. Chris said that one of the proudest days of his fathers life came just before he died* when he saw Chris, the son of an .immigrant, installed as. aft Iowa State Senator. * » * This we«k'* reofipc {* f et Macaroons. I hive to confess that I have not ,yet tried it, but it- sounds good to me. 3 cups thinly sliced apples % cup sugar V4 teasp. cinnarnofl 1 tablsp. butter Vt cup sugar 1 egg 1/8 teasp. salt % cup flour !6 teasp. baking powder Butter an 8 inch baking dish. Put In the sliced apples and sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon. Cream together the butter, other % cup sugar and the egg. Sift and add the salt, flour aftd baking powder. Spoon this mixture over the apples and bake for about 30 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Cut in squares and serve with whipped cream. —GRACE, SERVICE At Brooklyn, F. T. Orr has now served 55 years with the volunteer fire department. Then there's thai "adventurous" item in pur definition of romance. 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