The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 11, 1955 · Page 21
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Tidbits From Evelyn It doesn't se»m possible, bu* I have the word of reliable wo men. Being cool, a sensation we have heard about but not experienced for a couple of weeks, will be a forgotten delight if the w e ?i th !!r doesn't change soon. Well, Mrs L. A. Winkel and Mrs Laura Woito each give reports of their vacations and mention the delightfully cool nights, blankets and restful repose. Mr and Mrs Winkel, Lavonne and Arthur vacationed at Leech, Lake, Minn., and Mrs Woito and Delores were at another Minnesota lake, which Mrs Woito said I couldn't spell. I told her she'd be surprised at what I could spell. Anyhow, the main point is, it was cool where she was • » » I'm contrast to this is a report from Cleve Barton. He wa\s in Des Moines recently and the thermometer on Locust street registered 116. One look' and Cleve about collapsed on the spot. * » * I had a dream about a sleigh ride and needing more .robes. I woke to find it was merely the sheet I needed. A cool east br<?eze had chilled me just enough to make an impression on the subconscious, or should I say unconscious. With the price of air conditioners what it is, why wouldn't it be a bright idea to buy a used refrigerator, take off the door, set a fan inside and there you are. (Purchase lines keep to the right.) Mrs Nannie McMahon and son Maurice recently returned from one of their annual treks. This time they covered over 3000 miles, their itinerary taking them to the St. Lawrence river area, ' J ».-oria, 111., East Lansing, Port Huron,-Toronto, Can. and Kingston, home of ,her grandparents, 1000 Islands, Syracuse, Harrisburg, Gettysburg where she stood on the site where Lincoln gave his famous speech and at Washington, D. C. she visited two of s.her grandchildren. i « • «. What a difference a few days can make. Here it is Sunday morning, a "made to order" day and How much better one feel's after a night of cool comfort. In fact it got so cool I needed an extra cover along about 2 a.m. I am hoping this coolness lasts, but if it doesn't, at least we have had ,1 little time to catch our breath. A very good friend phoned to (ell me that she was not going to sleep on her pallotte Saturday night, but again would experience the delight of a bed and inner spring mattress. " * * .Esther has continued watering the tomato patch and we have been rewarded with eight tomatoes ranging in size from slightly over "small" to medium and one or two average. It took Charles SteiJ to show us what a tomato really is. Such beauties and such SIZE and. such flavor. Three totaled tiiree pounds—bright reU beauties that would win the blue ribbon at any fair. They were presented with his compliments and a grin when my eyes popped at the sight of them. » V 9 Mrs Clair Thomas was a classmate of my cousin, Jerry Caay, whose home.was at Mason City, bhe mentioned a class reunion held last May and wondered where he was. He is'in California, or was. I suppose he is in Seattle, Wash., now. He took the state board medical exams several months ago with the idea of locating in Seattle when his stretch as a navy air corps doctor was over which was sometime in July. A few people here also know his sister, Jean, a graduate of Cedar Falls, a music major and who studied in Germany a year ago. She taught music at Minnesota University last year but after a few weeks in California, will go to Baton Rouge, La., to teach this fall. « * * Stephen and Jane Varcoe, chil* dren of Mr and Mrs Burton Varcoe of Emmetsburg celebrate birthdays very close together, Stephen observed his Monday, August 1, and Jane observed hers the same day though her birth- date is August 4. They celebrated together here at the home of their grandparents, Mr and Mis Max Bast. Of. course, the parents were along and so was the brother, Robert. But ice cream and cake taated much better when shared at grandma's. * * * Mrs John Zalaznick and I discussed our nationalities. We ara Irish — and have such names among our forebears — McShane on her side, McCracken on mine. We like "stews", but her husband, a Yugoslavian, likes meat and vegetables-separate, so they settle for steak (not hard to take.J * V » The first case of polio I've heard of this season is David Hutchins. He had been at Camp Foster at the Okobojis and ai! the boys had attacks of flu. He came home for a few clays, felt completely well and returned to camp. During the night he had a very severe headache and a phone call summoned his father. Gene, to come get him. The local doctor advised immediate entrance at Lutheran hospital, Fort Dodge, and in a surprisingly short time, examinations were completed, the case diagnosed polio and he was put in packs at once. The severity of the case will not be known for five days but it earnestly hoped his ease will not carry any paralysis. * * * My grandmother Henderson reached the age of ninty-six years and two months and we thought that was remarkable. Mrb Albert Sleper of Buffalo Center Thursday, August 11, 1955 Algana (la.) Upper D*i MefriM-3 =»** has passed that. She was 97 last week and enjoyed the part? -her daughter, Mrs Dena Boekelman, and others gave her at her home. She is now visiting here and during the past week has had many relatives and friends call to'con- gratulate her. Think what it means to look back on a century of progress. And \yhat progress it has been. The next one hundred years may bring even greater changes, such as trips to the Moon and Mars! * • • • The Russell Cooks haven't exactly "folded their tents" like the Arabs, "and quietly steal away", but they have moved into their 'trailer house and gone to the Okobojis. They have rented their apartment to Mrs Mary Ann Simmons a teacher who has a daughter "Jackie" Ann, four or five years old. As Ruth says, if they don't like winters in the trailer, all they have to do is move to a warmer climate. ?. # * Mr and Mrs Melvin Pepper are moving, too. They are going to Estherville where Mr Pepper has been transferred. It comes as a promotion to him and he takes up his duties there August 15. The family will follow as soon as a home can be found. They expect to be able to join him by September 1. Mr Pepper has been assistant manager at the J. C. Penney store since it's opening here a few years ago. There is one bad feature. One just becomes acquainted, then go to another place and have to make new friends. * * *. Mrs George Stewart is here from Phoenix, Ariz, and will spend about a month here getting some furniture sold and business matters taken care of. When they moved to Phoenix it was with the idea they might not make it their permanent home. George has felt so much better, they have made up their minds to stay and Lela has come back to cut the final cords. We think of Phoenix as being unbearably hot, but she said it didn't seem nearly as warm there as here—the humidity makes the difference. Her son George Jr., came with her and is staying with his wife's parents, Mr and Mrs Dahlhauser at Whittemore. Of course it makes a difference too, the houses are air conditioned as well as all business places. • * • Wasn't it a pleasure to go into the air conditioned places of business here? Made me want to take up an abode in a quiet corner. I sure stretched out the shopping as long as possible, dawdling over it so long the managers probably thought I had taken up quarters there. Dr. Kenefick is one of the latest persons, to go "modern" with the installation of air conditioning. Wonder if Bridget will serve tea or lemonade on extra warm days if one asked her to, That would make going to a doctor's office a pleasure. Wonder how refreshments would work in a dentist's office? I dread the dentist chair, donl you? I get the jitters just looking at It. • * * I »aw Beulah and Chris Wallu- kait take 'off for the Okobojis Saturday early in the evening; Beulah said they Were being join 1 ed by Mr and Mrs Harold Mosher and were going to try and get'a cottage or motel. If they coujd not, the John Alexanders are there from Missouri Valley, and in case they couldn't find anyj thing, they would put them up to the extent of providing the floor. Beulah said she .Was undecided about taking her old fashioned bathing suit along. Well, at the lakes, anything goes —just so it isn't one of those cute numbers with bloomers an.d skirt. Remember how the skirts billowed out when we'd get out to knee depth? Who could drown with a skirt like that to keep pnb upright? I said, "Oh, hang your clothes on a hickory limb arid don't go near the water." And that is probably what' will happen today. It's too cool for swimming. But oh isn't it a glorious day? Um-m-m » * » Turning time backward to June 1906—Mrs Charles Rosewall, (mother of Katz) Mrs John Boharinon (mother of Lloyd) and Mrs Inga Nelson went up to Bancroft last Thursday to attend the sewing society of the Lutheran Church. (Probably went via train on the 1:27 and came home on the 1 8 o'clock.. Remember when we had train service that was service?)— Norman Hart arrived home fronv Seattle last Wednesday for a stay at his home for a couple .of months. He insists that he could not think of staying longer. (Why? Didn't the old home town; look good? I think he farmed east of town on what was the old John McWhorter place, now- occupied by the Oliver Carlsons. Or it may have been the farm east.) LOCALS Mr and Mrs Pete Waldron, former residents here who moved to Windom, Minn., a few years ago and their son and daughter- in-law, Mr and Mrs Gary Waldron, of Colorado Springs, Colo., were guests of Mr and Mrs William Ripggenberg one day last week. : Mr Waldron operates the High Way cafe at Windom. Gary and his wife have been at Camp Carson but he will be leaving there soon. The parents and Gary and his wife recently went to Elmhurst, 111., a suburb of Chicago, and visited the son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Robert Lichty. BURNED Paul Cluver of Eagle Gv.ove ceived bad burns recently*?"' a tractor .he'-was operating;.,' into a pile of burning cobs. . heat caused the gasoline,, tank to overflow. ;/ }, •;?" YOUR CO-OP ELEVATORS ARE ALWAYS BOOSTERS FOR THE HOME COMMUNITY AND HOME ACTIVITIES (As well as Substantial Home Taxpayers). WE URGE YOU TO ATTEND AND SUPPORT YOUR COUNTY FAIR P. 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