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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 30, 1948
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Jane 29. 1948 Cltr GI»ke>Gu*4U, MM«B City, to. Copyright, VHO, |f o y H«mi«KM HAMILTON CHAPTER 24 WHEN Bigelow arrived with the furniture van, Mrs. Potts' was indignant at the idea of having him stay at the Lodge. "If he's only going to stay such a short time," she said to Andrew, "there's no reason on earth why Gloria shouldn't move in with me, and he can have her room. He can eat here, too," she added hurriedly. "My, we're going to miss you when you go. I know I will, and Gloria is going to be heart-broken. I only hope she doesn't start bothering you at your new house. If she does, you just shoo her home. . . .^You've been a great help with her, Andy. She was getting a lit- -tle sassy before you came—seemed to think I was in my dotage, and nobody but a' fourteen-year-old knew what was what these days. Well, you squashed that without even trying. She admired you so, she just naturally took to acting nicer, and having more respect for older people, and using the manners I'd taught her, goodness knows, but she'd seemed to think it was a crime to use them before. "Well," she sighed, "if the plumbing should go back on you, or you get sick and tired of your own cooking, you'll always be welcome here." Andrew thought this was quite the nicest compliment he had ever had. He said, "Oh, I'll be around pestering you a good deal. I've got to learn how to cook, for one thing. I bought a Fanny Farmer cookbook the other day, but I don't know how much truth there is in this saying that anyone with intelligence can cook with a good cookbook. Maybe I'll find I don't have any intelligence!" "Oh, go along!" Mrs. Potts laughed. "You'll learn, all right, but I don't think any man ever puts a meal together like a woman, or gets things to taste right." Andrew laughed with her. "One thing sure—I'm not the man to disprove it." Bigelow moved into Gloria's room under protest. Strangely, Gloria herself did not seem to mind. All that distressed her was that Andrew was going to leave them. She hung about every free minute she had, her shadow—tall, lanky Ellery Emmons—with her. When the van arrived, she was half mournful, half ecstatic. "Oh, Ellery," she would breathe, as a satiny mahogany highboy was carried into the house, or one of the men went by with a handsome leather-covered chair, "aren't Andy's things beautiful?" And then, with no transition, she would cry, "It's going to be terrible at home without him. We'll miss him so! It was so nice having a man around the house!" Ellery would say nothing, but would move a little closer, as if to insinuate thai he, too, was a man, and it mighl be nice having him around the house. The 2 of them helped Andrew and Bigelow to get things placed Little by little one Saturday afternoon the rooms began to -take shape. The 2 cherry corner cupboards and the handsome cherry drop-leaf table in the dining room The lyre-backed chairs with fadec needlepoint seat covers. These had been in storage .since before Andrew was born, for they were remnants of the household his mother and father had had briefly before the latter sailed for France. In the library 2 leather chairs, with a low coffee table between hem, made a comfortable group, while 2 smaller chairs completed ;he room. The books, still resting n their packing cases, would fin- sh the picture. The bedroom was charming with a 4-postei 1 and 2 Hatching chests of drawers with handsome mirrors above them. :hinz-covered chairs made it seem cozy. And the living room — there Andrew was able to use some of the leavier pieces which had seemed so appropriate in the Delacourt louse, but which he had feared would be overpoweringly large in he small rooms of the Wheeler Dlace, with their low ceilings. In ;he converted barn, however, they were just right. The secretary and highboy, the grand piano, the wing-backed chairs and heavy hinese lamps all took their place n the new room, while Gloria squeaked with joy. Two large rugs covered most of the floor, and the fine brass fireplace set with its curved fender was set in place. Andrew and Bigelow were tired that night, almost too tired to talk at the supper table, but Gloria was full of it all, and regaled her mother with a description composed almost entirely of italics. 'It's perfect!" she cried. "It's— simply out of this world, Ma! Andy's got the most beautiful things! And he has a grand piano! And the books! You should see have to learn to eat boiled eggs and like them." Andrew doubted if Mrs. Potts had had more fun in years than she had in.buying those kitchen supplies. She dragged him from the one hardware store other. Some things she even sisted were "just as good" when bought in the 10-cent stores, sense paying 12 cents for something that Woolworth or Newberry has for 10," she would murmur righteously, and pull Andrew after her down long counters full of shining utensils. She wanted him to buy a stool, and a porcelain-topped table, but he objected. "No, I want a plain Windsor armchair for the kitchen," he protested, and she turned to him with her large eyes positively popping with horror. "An armchair—in the kitchen!" she cried, thinking of?" "My "Goodness yourself that you spend a terrible amount of time in the kitchen. Why not spend it comfortably? I can peel potatoes just as well in an armchair as on a stool. And what's more, if I have to stay in the kitchen and watch something, I might as well have a book with me, and be comfortable reading it." , . But you wait and see. You'll be the books! There's them!" Andrew sighed. millions of "That reminds me, I'd better tackle those books tomorrow, Biggy. Will you run in to town and get my draperies from Mrs. McClure? They won't all be done, of course, but we could get those hung that are. And, Mrs. Potts, I wonder if I could have your help again?" "Why, of course, Andy." Mrs. Potts sat up straighter, and beamed at her prize boarder. "It's just occurred to me that I haven't any furnishings for the kitchen. And, to tell you the truth, don't know what I should get. How many pots and pans, and what size, and how much kitchen cutlery, and things like that. I'm an absolute blank on a kitchen." Mrs. Potts was delighted. But she was 'worried, too. "My goodness, hadn't you thought of those things at all, Andy? Furnishing a kitchen can come pretty high. It doesn't seem as if any one thing costs very much, but you have to have such a variety, and before you know it you can spend plenty." "Well, all I ask you to remember is that I'll be doing very simple cooking for a long time to come. I won't need any fancy molds, or angel-cake pans, or things like that." "Of course not! In fact, I'll be surprised if you do more than boil an egg the first week you're on your own." "Help! If I thought that, wouldn't get any kitchen furnishings at all—I'd just keep on eating here," Andrew cried. "Oh, Andy, I wish you would!" Gloria breathed, and he added hastily: "But I'll be too poor, so I'll just DAILY CROSSWORD ACROSS 1. Garden too! 5. Exhibition 9. Place of safety 10. Revoke 12. Correct ,13. Desert plants [14. Beast of burden 115. Each (abbr.) 1 17. Devoured 18. Toward 19. Slopes 22. Type measure 23. Cut Quickly 26. Circles 28. Cut, as grass 30. Before 31. Metal 34. Subsides 37. Gold 38. Prepare for publication 40. Radium (sym.) 41. Ancient 43. Jumbled type 44. A device for creating a breeze 45. Not tight 48. A cross- barred cloth 50. Spread out 51. Symbols 52. Female sheep 63. 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