The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 21, 1954 · Page 21
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 21

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 21, 1954
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» • in what we called the girl's dorm' —a big roqtti with three of four' double" fills it National Home Week, fi time-that was designed to call our'attention to the latest developments' in housing and home furnishings. I love to look at house plans and' those, colored illustrations of rooms in the magazines. Some of -those new ' kitchens really set' me to dreaming, But a* House is only a part .of,a home and although 1 it is an important part, the really essential .things that make up a good home can'-never be drawn out In a blue print nor purchased at yourfavorite furniture store. 1 V ,.;..'.'*. * .* Home has been defined in many ways. Some people say home Is .-a place where you don't have to make,reservations in advance^and the place where, when .you go 'there, they take you in. It's the place where you can take off your new shoes and put on your old manners and it's the g lace where we are treated the est and grumble the most. Home is where the great are small and the small are great. Home has been called the place •where part of the family waits until the rest of them bring back the car. Also, home is where you can scratch any place that itches. But no matter how you define home, most of us will agree that there is absolutely no place like it. * * The essentials of a good home can be found in,the latest model of a dream house for nice surroundings are certainly no hindrance to happiness, but often a beaten up shack that lacks all modern conveniences can also be a good home. The first and foremost of the essentials of a good home is love. Love of God, love of children and love between the joint heads of the household, Pop and Mom. This does not mean that everything has to be sweetness and light all of the time for we are talking about home, not heaven. Love is a difficult -emotion to fake and if it is there underneath the hurly burly of-every-, day living; it gives a 'feeling of security to all the members ox the family. We parents sometimes lose sight of the fact that love is such a fundamental part of- making a good home. We--knocki, iour-« selves out providing our children with dancing and music lessons, having their teeth straightened and seeing to it that they get their vitamins. We save up to send them to summer camp, buy thpm nice clothing, install a television set for their entertainment and endow them with insurance policies for their future educa- tfoh, All these thing's are 'good and we do them only because, we want the best for our children. But the least costly in dollars and the most priceless in v -.lasting values of anything we can give our children is simply a Mother and a Father who' like and get along well with each other. It'll just naturally, follow, that there will then be love in the family and a basis for a good home. • • * • Home should be-a place where the welcome mat is out. This can easily be overdone as I often think when the small fry start swarming into our house before we've even had a chance to eal our breakfast. But it wouldn'1 be home if we didn't share it with pur friends and what we lose irt privacy we make up in the fun of having lots 'of people around And the homes I remember best from my childhood are not the fancy, untouchable ones, but the ones where we kids were made to feel welcome. * * » \ One home I remember was in the country and there were four girls in the family. Every Sunday after church, they'd pack art assortment of town kids into the car and take them home until time for evening church services. Sometimes we'd stay until Monday morning and we'd all sleep " beds in it. In the winter the 'trip 16 and from town was made' in a horse drawn sleigh and we'd all sit muffled in lift robes an'd sink along with the sleigh bells. We'fi always try to be there for spring Vacation tor that was when their maple sugar camp was in full session. In the' fall, I'd go gopher trapping with Ruth, ,the tomboy of the daughters, Vonnie and 1 would itfake up and act.out plays and Agnes, the eldest,' was old. enough to go with boys so we'd get first-hand information about Romance from her. Grace, the youngest, and I would play school at the big slate blackboard in the dining room: They had a magic-pantry, or so it seemed 1 to rhe^ for no matter ; how many extra plates had to be put on the table at short notice, there was always plenty of good food; for all. * *. » They were a religious family and there were Bible., study, prayers and family devotions but tfie atmosphere was anything but austere. If the mother of the family ever got tired of having so many noisy kids around, she never let us know it. I can't remember now whether the 4 family was rich or poor, but I know they had a wealthy home. I've lost track of the daughters and I don't know what happened to them in later life or if they "turned out well." But I do know that their home made a big impression on me and left me with many pleasant memories. . • * * * Yesterday, the package truck from the post office pulled up on our lawn almost to our doorstep. , Jeannie and I watched with great anticipation expecting at least a sectional sofa to be delivered. But the package fitted nicely under the driver's arm and it turned out to be a copy of the Duluth News Tribune sent to me by rntf reader, Mrs Gladys Barker. It w"as a most welcome gesture for the paper contains an excellent cook book section, the result of a recipe* contest among the readers. ' , * - *• * ; Today a letter from Mrs Barker followed. She is nrf lorig'er in Texas as I supposed but in a hospital in CloqUet, Minn. She was here for the Centennial and went thence to Minnesota to be with daughter who presented her with her 23rd and 24th grandchildren, twin girls born July 22. Mrs Barker assisted In the care of the new babies and their five brothers and sisters until a heart attack sent her to the hospital 'on; Sept. 5. Pneumonia- 'and Pleurisy followed but she is improving and hp{Jes to'be released sOon. : Her friends can contact her by writing, Route 3, Box 140, ClOqu'et, Minrt. Mrs Barker plaris to return to the southwest when ONLY .accepf nothing else... ''Squirt it made from pure fruit ingredients by an original, excluiive formula -it't the one fofl drink that eon lay and prove NEVER AN AFTER-THIRST! DIX BOTTLING CO. Esiherville. Iowa How New Trop-Artic Can Double Engine Life Exdusive! Phillips Some motor oils give good protection at low temperatures. Other oils are effective at high temperatures. But new TROP-ARTIC all- weather motor oil gives protection at all temperatures.., from below zero to 180 degrees! This explains why TROP-ARTKJ is so much better than ordinary motor oils at preventing engine wear... so much better that it can even double engine Hfe.TROp-ARTiC Jets you start easier ... saves you gasoline.. • saves 15% to 45% on oil consumption. Phillips 66 Taop-AjiTic is the first al(-weather oil which has proved it meets the highest standard ever established for autorao« bile mptor oils,., the MU-0-21Q4 Supplement 1 test. You can't buy a better oil for your car I FLITE-FUEL is the new gasoline with the added super aviation fuel component pi-isopropyl, ' FLITE-FUEL gives you increased power, higher anti-knoclj quality and greater economy. You get the benefits of cw- trolled volatility plus the clean burning qualities res ulung from use of high purity components. Get Phillips 66 -FuEL for your car! PHILLIPS PETROLEUM COMPANY SEE YOUR PHILLIPS 66 DEADER At lEff S PHUJJPS "66" her health permits. «'"*•* Leonard _Mullih, the vegetable man from Corwith tells me there is a super-abundance of cabbage this year so. when I found this recipe iri the cook book' section of the paper Mrs Barker sent me, I figured it was a natural for this week's recipe. It's for scalloped Cabbage and it won third prize for Mrs William S. McDougall of Duluth. 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour , 1 can cream of mushroom soup J /4 cup milk 1 tablsp. chopped onion 1 tablsp. chopped pimiento 1 teasp Worcestershire sauce 1 small head of cabbage Melt butter, blend in flour. Add soup and milk gradually. Add onion, pimiento and Worchester- shire sauce. Cook over low heat until smooth and thick, stirring constantly. , Cook cabbage in a small amount of boiling, salted water until tender, 8 minutes if shredded or 15 minutes if left in Wedges. Drain. Add sauce. Mix lightly. Serve 4 to 6. —GRACE Tuesday, September 21, 1954 Afgona (la.) Upper Des Molnef-i. Mary Wilhelmi Of Bancroft Is Bride, Burt Man Bancroft — Tuesday, Sept. 7 aT 7 p. m. Mary Jo Wilhelmi, daughter of Mrs Eva Wilhelmi, became the bride of Gordon Qif- fert, son of Mr and Mrs John Giffert of Burt. Rev. S. A. Qrady performed 1 ' the ceremony in the Catholic parsonage at Hurnboldt. Attending the couple were Mr and Mrs Robert Boomer, sister and brother-in-law of the bride- groom. A reception was held at the Boomer home at LuVerne. Relatives and friends from here attending the wedding and reception Were the bride's mother, Mrs Eva Wilhelmi, Joyce, Roger and Karen, her grandparents, Mr and Mrs P. X. Wilhelmi, Mr and Mrs Joe Pox, Mrs Minnie Mousel, Mr and Mrs Clyde Eckhart, Mrs Harold Wilhelmi, Mr and Mrs John Giffert and family of Burt. The newly-weds will make their home in Burt where Mr Giffert is er» ployed as truck driver for Mr Holding. A shower in their honor was held Monday evening in the Holy Gospel church hall, Burt. ST. JOE NEWS Mrs Alfred Zeller returned home from Park hospital in Mason City Saturday after being there a week for medical aid. Prior to this she had spent 4 days at St. Ann hospital in Algona. Mrs Zeller is recovering slowly. During her convalescence her mother Mrs Mary Kramer of Whittemore is staying with her. Saturday evening guests at ths Alfred Zeller's were Miss Rachael Gisch of Algona and Luke Hamilton of Bancroft. Sunday Visitors also at the Zeller's were Mr and Mrs Urban Kramer and Daus of Fort Dodge. Air Ambulance Trip Mrs Ed Eggert, Algona woman, was flown to Iowa City last Tuesday by McCullough Air Ambulance. She is receiving emergency treatment at University hospital. UDM Want Ads Bring Results PREPARE NOW... 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