The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 14, 1954 · Page 10
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April 14, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

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NEWS Jfefton, Ann andJeanette-3 Young * ••* r • Maids In a World All Their Own Qooe iqpoa a time, there lived Hiret wee little vivacious maidens, Afton, Ann and Jeanette, in a beautiful world aU their own. They •*» together, played together, and •onetimes slept together, in wee Mtflt beds with fairies and clowns and funny-faced lollipops painted •1 over them. One bed was pink, like a straw- terry ice cream soda, one was blue Hi* the aides' and-one just "the color of sunshine. '* Ihey were just the kind of beds where dreams of everything nice (Mane true. Their houses were not •lade of ginger-bread, nor were Ihe Tpofs covered with white fluffy - cotton-candy, but those three wee little maidens who lived in that beautiful world of niake-believe and "pliking," said they were and that made it very, very true. Fairies have a way of transforming tilings right before the eyes of little girls who are five years old, like waving their wands to transform- an old, beloved doll' with •tringy hair into a fairy princess. „ Bnow flakes have a way of look- ktg Hlce most anything a little girl thinks they look like and in the spring,, when butter cups are in bloom, tine cup may be a fairy's parlor and every toad stool is a fairy* dining room table. • '.'•*• * * "TUB COLORFUL gauzy-winged' Butterflies or the little humming- btfd could be an airplane for their own little fairy to fly around on. At this season, the fairy has sent Jfr. Peter Cotton-tail around to see Where good little girls and boys live and to pick out secret places for Jfr-B. Babbit to lay her colored eggs, 'cause that's what Easter meant to little folks. That and wearing a brand' new dress with matching hair ribbons and seeing who can wear the shiniest patent- leather slippers. If you've never believed in fairies and have no love for children, this atory wouldn't interest you. | The»e three wee little maidens «re my neighbors. I saw each of mem bundled up in eider down ptok blankets. the day the stork brought them; I heard the first word each of them uttered; and got niy finger bitten when their aiwmmes told me to feel of their first tooth. Then one day they walked alone, standing in their little beds and taking that first wobbly step they made with out-stretched arms because they knew by instinct their mommy wouldn't let them fall. v " I saw that, too. These three wee little girls' yards are all joined together and they are growing up just as though they were sisters. They even get along -better together than sisters — unless of course the sisters were triplets — because these little girls are all the same age. * * » THE ENTIRE neighborhood, even into the next block, never knows what to expect out of these three unpredictable little girls. It's Hfce a three-ring- circus to watch them in their play, and to listen to their conversation would surprise Einstein. They have a theory of their very own and sometimes, are hard to convince. They don't exactly dress alike but if one of them comes out some morning in a special kind of peddle pushers or a twirling skirt,' the" other two are terribly hurt until their mummy hurries up town to get their little girl one just like it. They love cow-boy boots and especially with the picture of Roy Bogers or Dale Evans on them. You see, they live in the neighborhood where Roy and Dale visited last spring and they camped on the front steps all day long to get a glimpse of their idol and on one occasion, Roy let them try his iots on — they said they fit just light Those three little girls are clever hut they came home without Roy's hoots—maybe next time, he promised them. They are at the age where they love playing with huge corrugated boxes — like Kleenex conies' in — even though they have a real sure 'nuf playhouse but that isn't new any more and you can't hiie in it like you can one of those big paste-board boxes. The only bad feature is, that when they get rained on, they almost melt away and mommy has to go looking benind the stores to find another one: Their mommies are recognized more by driving with the trunk top up and boxes sticking- out over the bumper than they are by the name of the car they drive. . . . Afton, Ann and Jeanette . . . their world's their own name suits so well, was named for her grandfather, the late Afton Wright. She is the daughter of Mr. an<3 Mrs. Roy Cox and in these five years of her little life, that daddy has never found a flaw in Afton. Eloise is almost as bad. Afton has a brother, Gene. Jeanette McDonald and I know the singer would make an extra bow to her little namesake. Jeanette, with that gorgeous head of dancing ringlets, is just what the child psychologist ordered, a child with the picturing power of imagination. Her big expression is "and you know what?" And at this point, all you need to do .is to show interest — she carries on from there. She came running in a few days ago with a bouquet of flowers tightly clutched in her hand — with stems even too short to go in a cheese glass. Incidentally, they came out of my yard. SHE'S VERT thoughtful when she calls on me (three or four times a day) to always bring me' something — mostly flowers. She asked when was I going to plant my Paris. I thought I had heard of every known flower and vegetable, but Paris didn't seem to register in my botanical vocabulary, so I asked her what she meant and she told me she had heard Bettye Jean Jacobs (Mrs. Fred) singing "I Love Paris in the Springtime." I got her idea; she thought it was something to -at. I knew, being of this modern age, she didn't mean sulphur and molasses so I had to ask her. She described Paris like this: "It grows on a stalk like cotton and the thing you eat is full of seeds and is slick and •limy." I don't know how many guesses I had, but okra wa« my first answer and that was it. Jeanette is the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Barrel! Crane and she admits her daddy is the prettiest man in town — she said so and I knew there was no need to start an argument. Ann, who just turned five last month is looked upon by Afton and Jeanette as being much younger than they and they really watch over her. Poor little Ann always has to be the baby when they're playing Mama. She doesn't mind though since the other two — like a mamma bird — are always feeding her. When either of the other two pay us neighbors a call, it's usually asking if we have any cake or cookies for Ann — knowing good and well they, mean for you to give enough for all three. In fact, they don't accept just one of anything; it has to be three or none. * • • ANN WAS named for a close friend of her mother, Ann Rollins. The two were as close as these three little girls. They started to school together in Memphis, attended Snowden and Central together and when college came along, the two went to Stephen's in Columbia, Mo. Ann, with the big blue eyes and hair the color of spun gold, has a name for everything — a name she seems to reach out and get out of the blue yonder. She came running to her mommy the other day and said she had broken one of her "feeter nails" and everything is "more funer." When she feels bad, she loves for her mother to lay a cold cloth on her forehead, she calls it putting "a rag on my forest." As all little girls her age, Ann says she is going to get married when she is sixteen and have five children " 'cause when you get married you're 'sposed to have a born baby.'' Ann is the middle child of Dr. and Mrs. Don Blodgett. I hope this story of three wee .little maidens will take you down the path of your own childhood and that it brings back happy memories of trying to find the goose that laid the golden Easter egg. * • » ALAN BECK summed it up perfectly when he wrote "What Is a Girl?" He said: "Little girls are the nicest thing that happen to people. They are born with a little bit of angel shine about them and though it wears thin sometimes, there is always enough left to lasso your heart — even when they are sitting in the mud or parading up the STARR GAZING Firit things first—I'm dodging Fay Morgan after that picture of him came out lait week along with the story I wrote about hint M I ever M.W a §ttnd-in for Dracula, that wa» it—and Bay's so pretty. If you ever run across this word— which ii very doubtful, but juat in case—you'll know what it means and above all, how to pronounce it. The word is "timinnabulatioft" and is pronounced tin-ti-nab-u-la-shun, and means a tinkling sound—the ringing of bells. Adelina Patti, who was really Baroness Cederstrom, was born in Madrid in 1843 and lived to be 76 years old. She was brought to the United States and showed extraordinary talent at the age of seven, when she sang in public. She was trained for eight years and made her professional debut at the age of 19 in New York. She later toured the world and received the highest fees ever paid to a singer. She retired at the age of 63. Guest Luther Burbank did more for the flower lovers than any other Street in mother's best clothes. "A little girl can be sweeter (and badder) oftener than anyone else in the world. A girl is innocence playing in the mud, beauty standing on its head, and motherhood dragging a doll by the foot. "Girls are available in five col- 1 ors — black, white, red, yellow or brown, yet mother nature always manages to select your favorite color. God borrows from many creatures to make a little girl. "He uses the song of a bird, the squeal of a pig, the stubbornness of a mule ,the antics of a monkey, the spryness of a grasshopper, the c'oriosity of a cat, the speed of a gazelle, the slyness of a fox, the softness of a kitten, and, to top it all off, He adds the mysterious mind of a woman. "She is the loudest when you're thinking, the prettiest when she has provoked you, the busiest at bedtime, the quietest when you want her to show off — she is a combination of Eve, Salome and Florence Nightingale — but when your dreams tumble down and the world is a mess, when it seems you are pretty much of a fool after all, she can make you a king when she climbs on your knee and whispers, 'I love you best of all'." known person. Bvery now and then, I iearn •omething about some of his developments. Did you know he is the on* responsible for gladioli having blossoms on all sides of the stem instead of on one side only? He worked extensively with this plant, creating larger flowers and richer combinations of color. Gladioli are a form of the iris family and some old timeis call them sword lilies. Gladioli are named for their long, sword shaped leaves; the name (from the Latin) means little dagger, and by the way have you started planting yours yet? Don't go hog-wild and put all you bought in the ground at home. You'll have them all summer if you'll plant some two weeks apart. I'm bad about answering letters. My intentions are good but my executions are poor. Just want to thank Mrs. Mary Emma (Hood) Reed for saying she enjoyed "my little words." I can say right quick, t enjoy Angle's cheese dressings and will think about you the next time I whip up a salad. This is truly .the month for birthdays of presidents: April 13, Thomas Jefferson; Apr. 23, James Buchanan; Apr. 27, Ulysses Grant; and Apr. 28, James Monroe. "We walk by faith, not by sight." Women have had a tough go of it even back in the days of Terence (159 BO. This is what the eld Codger had to say: "I know the disa- position of women; when you will, they won't; when you won't, they set their hearts upon you of their own inclination. Tis not the meat but the appetite that makes eating a pleasure. This came out in "South Bay Daily Breeze," from Redondo Beach, Calif., "Many Antiques at DAR Meeting." Sign in a Dallas, Tex., restaurant: "Oysters fried, stewed or nude." Quoted in "Successful Farming: "Notice: I have a rooster that crows at four o'clock, will trade for one that crows at .five o'clock." Bridfc Club Meets Mrs. J. L. Ward was hostess to her Friday Bridge Club with Mrs. A. C. Fields of Union City, Term., Mrs. Eeba Davidson of Uniontown, Ala., and Mrs. C. E. Dean as guestc. A dessert course preceded the bridjge games. Rainbow colors of iris and tulips were used for the floral decorations. Mrs. Joe Cromer won i high score for the club and Mrs. Fields received the guest pfcize. Tournament Set C. W. Pugh, sponsor of the Teen Club, announce a ping-pong tournament to be held the first week in May for school-age boys and girls. The meet will be held in the community house and prizes will be given the winners. The Kiwanis Club will sponsor the event. Mr. Pugh added that soltball teams would be organized next week and boys who are interested in being included on the team should contact him. Eg? Htfnt Planned The Osceola Kiwanis Club is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. on the high school campus. There will be 1200 dyed eggs to be hidden with prizes going to the children finding gold and silver eggs. Personals Mrs. Sarah Coble was in Memphis over the week end to see her sister, Mrs. John Moran, who is sailing for Europe in a few days. Mrs. Moran will be gone for two Week and don'£ fail to send your Susie or Johnny to the church of your choice Sunday morning. The Dreamer by Gwyndolyn Smith Oh, dreamer of fruitless dreams With heart that is full of tears, Your dreams were well worth the price Of all of these empyt years. The thrill that your dreaming brought •It is true was lost in time, But a realist could never know Of moments so sublime. SAVE.. BUY .100 Tablets 490 StJoseph ASPIRIN Dont forget this is Sunday School; raonthf. Mr. and Mri Arthur Roferi iptnt the week end in New Albany, Mill. Mrs. Maude Hudson will spend Eft«t«r with friendi and relatival in Clarkfldale, MiM. Miss Lilliam Florida and Mri. J. B. Strickling were to Memph* Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Wade Quinn and children Becky and Bd of Memphi! were Sunday guest! of Mrs. Ed Quinn. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Applebaum drove Mayor Harry Applebaum back to his home in Yazoo City, Miss., Sunday after a short visit here and in Blytheville. Mr. Applebaum resigned from the state legislature last weelc. He wa! installed Monday as Yazoo City's mayor. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Applebaum returned home Tuesday. Lawns Mowed Complete Maintenance —SERVICE— Hedge trimming, Bedding, Mulching, Pruning, Spraying Fertilizing. Call 8822 Blytheville Nursery rompt DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 45Q7 Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 pjn. with Delivery to 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. WE BUY USED FURNITURE PHONE 3122 Wade Turn. Co. SMARTER for groups like these: Schools and Colleges Athletic Teams Bands and Choirs Fraternities and Sororities Church Groups Business Firms Women's Clubs Boy and Girl Scouts Veterans Groups City, County, State Organixations Newspapers Lodges Civic Organizations THREE wee little maidens are so unlike externally, but oh, so alike on the inside. u Afton, with those black and shin- Ing curls like the plumage of a raven and those dancing black <eyes, knows exactly how to use them to express her every desire. ;That husky voice of hers is a nat- ,«vral 'or a torch-singer, but just '.jiow she's more interested in learning how to whistle. l^'Afton 1* such an unusual name to fire a little girl— but a beautiful * '" ie., Remember "Flow gently, Afton.-I'll sing thee a song l tny praise. My Mary's asleep the murmuring stream. Flow f t sweet Afton, disturb not her — -" This little girl for whom the for trips like these: Out-of-town Sports Events Music Festivals Educational Tours Field Trips Convention* Class Trips Sales Contests Plant Inspections Sponsored Tours Vacation Tours Drum and Bugle Corps Contests Theatre Parties Camping Trips Visits to Shrin«* for reasons like these: Your group has exclusive use of & modern SuperCoach. Leave any time, from any place your group selects. Travel any route, and arrive right at the doorway of your destination, w^hout traffic or parking problems. The cost is usually even less than low regular Greyhound fares! For further information, visit or phonei fRiYHOUND TERMINAL 109 N. Fifth Phone 4441 Eft PIGS WITH APPEAL! Hickory Inn If! W. Want to join the Thrill of the Month Club? It's I T seems everybody wants to get behind the wheel of a 1954 Buick CENTURY and drive this great performance car. We haven't seen such interest in years. So we Buick dealers across America have arranged to offer a guest-drive to 1,500,000 people during April —through the Thrill Of The Month Club. \bu join simply by driving the car. And you discover the reason for the name when you take your drive — for it initiates you to a rich new thrill from a spectacular new. performance. It's the thrill of commanding instantly responsive, high-compression V8 power of experience new record might and silence—and the thrill of getaway with the complete and utter smoothness of Twin-Turbine Dynaflow.* It's the thrill of having swift, sure and superbly easy control with Buick's amazing new front-end geometry, Safety Power Steering,* all-coil-spring ride, torque-tube steadiness. It's the thrill of sitting in supreme spaciousness and luxurious interiors. It's the thrill of driving with the panoramic visibility of a new kind of back-sweeping windshield. It's the thrill of this month or any month and we cordially invite you to try it, at the wheel of a Buick CENTURY. Whether or not you are ready right now for a new car, we'll be happy to have you join the Thrill Of The Month Club - just by taking a demonstration drive in a 1954 CENTURY. It's a great experience — too good to miss. Drop in this week for sure! ^Standard on ROADMASTER, optwrtl at extra oat 0* other Series. • • • MRTON BERIE STARS FOR BUICK-Se« the Buick-Berle Shov^Tuesday Evor.ingt BOCK the beautiful buy This w Boicfc'i most itruorronof performer—fhe CfNTuor, shown here in the stunning Riviera "hardtop" mode/, with the foruorrow-sfy/ed windthfe/rf that keynotes aH 1954 SuicJcs. WHIN KTTER AUTOMOMUS AM BUILT MJICK WILL W|iP HUM LANGSTON-McWATERS BUICK CO Walnut & Broadway 24 Hour Strvict Dial 4555

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