All three of our children are in school tHfe- year afld it's pretty (jUlet Srpu'nd here in the morning. There's plenty for ni£ to do for I'm busier now Jhan I ever have been. before but there are fewer '..child-caused interruptions. I still -have to scrub floors, do the ironing, vacuum the rugs and do lots of other pesky jobs but I don't have to think about them wtjen I'm doing them. So; sometimes I talk' to myself. ' talking io oneself is not a very wholesome sign. It indicates all sorti of things the least of which is'that I'm a little peculiar. But I get a lot of things off my chest that -way and I'm my own best audience. Sometimes I even have imaginary conversations With real-life people. This week I had a chat with Dorothy Kilgallen. It may be news to Dorothy, but we're old friends! We lead entirely different .sorts of lives— she's strictly New York City and I'm strictly Algona, Towa'i'but we do have a few things in common. We are both living with our, first husbands, we each have 'three children and we both write columns: Dorothy, every dssy in newspapers from coast to' coast ! and Grace, every week in the [ 'Algeria Upper Des Moines. But I though Grace reads Dorothy's I'Voice of Broadway every day, Dorothy isn't very faithful about I reading Woman's World. 1 • « * • , The first thing I brought up in tur conversation was a complaint that people • in Algona can't al- ways get What's My Line On tele vision since .Ames switched from CBS. Dorothy is dh the panel with Fred Allen, Arlene Frances and Bennett Cerf. and it's a lot of local people's favorite program. "Dorothy," I told her, "You just hop to it and see that KGLO gets that program. ' They're our CBS station in this area and we want them to carry it." » * *_ In her column, Dorothy is al ways talking about. celebrities— \yho has a yen for whom, who is covering up a scandal and whal entertainer is appearing in what famous New York restaurant, bistro or saloon. Dorothy seldoff has to eat at home and almost neven has to whip, up a quick batch of canned soup for her family. It's part of her job to ea' there where the people gather She lunches at the Stork Club or the 21 every noon and she wears an evening dress every night and it's not a night gown, either. I imagine she gets a. discount on her vittles at these fancy places and people are always coming -over to see her and begging her to put things in her column. : » » *• Cafe Society members are all the time taking pokes at each other in some public place and it's supposed to be a feather in the cap for both-the poker and the pokee to get it mentioned in Voice of Broadway. "We got it different here, Dorothy." I told her. "Once in a while we have a pretty good brawl in Algeria's version of Cafe Society too, but the participants , all but break heir necks trying to keep it out' of the paper." "We've §6i good places to *ai here too*", I went on, not wanting her to think trjat New .Yotk has anything over Iowa. "You can get genuine home-cooked food in ! all the restaurants and at home the gals can make spaghetti, pizza, chow mein, etc. just as good as the kind you g?t in restaurants. And if you really want some good food, you should go to the BUrt Band Mother's supper or one of the Doan or Good 'Hope Church ladles' chicken dinners." , . . * • * * . Drothy gets to travel a lot in her Work. She covers trials in Cincihatti and flies back every Sunday to -be.on the television program. When she gets a couple of weeks off, (with pay, I imagine) she pops over to Europe for a quick tour ofthe continent No\v, I've traveled a bit, rnysell —I went to New Orleans once ano I've been to Minneapolis lots of times -but nothing like Dorothy. But I'll be she's never put up very many peaches! In our imaginary conversations Dorothy is always telling me about her "perfect jewel of a maid". Seems she fits in so wel with the butler, the nurse and the rest of the service staff. No even having a part-time cleaning woman to brag about, I gulp a little and finally say, "I've got a perfect jewel of a floor mop. It sure helps out with the cleaning." • ',*.» * Dorothy's also got a private secretary and I envy her quite a bit on this one. Whetf Dorothy writes her column she talks it into a dictaphone,and the secretary writes it down, corrects the spelling, checks the facts and takes it down to the newspaper office. I don't mind typing my own stuff if the kids will just be quiet and Mary Ann faithfully delivers it to the paper on her way to school. What I, really would like a private secretary like Dorothy's for is to keep the books -for the Brownie Troop, order the literature for the church women's society, work on the school committee stuff and to keep track of how much,I owe the kids on • Mar- proof • Bate • Dust- • proof ' • Weather proof Watch for THE GREEN-AND-GOLD BJUSTROM FURNITURE VAN! heir last week's allowances.' i * * ,* Ddrothy has Idit df clothes and he probably..has enough rMoney o she doesn't Have to think twice f a dress is dirty enough to send ;o the'cleaners. Just the .other day she asked me i* I had seen ;he hew Christian Dior collection yet. 1 had to admit that I hadn't DUt I did-'tell-her about the dress bought' last year. A-.regular 115.00 value marked • a.own td 18.95! •' ; ' / * . - • • ' , Sooner or later, in imaginary conversation,- as, well ,as, real-life ones, my talk, always gets around to children. ?'D6ri't you jUst love babies?", I ' thought I heard Dorothy Kilgallen 'ask. I agreed that I suj?e did and I told Dorothy about, our newest nephew, David. She rhapsodized about the beauty of tiny babies feet like she did in that magazine article she wrote and I brought up about how newborn's skin feels just like velvet. "Now my Kerry", said Dorothy, "isn't a baby any longer He's almost two but he was the sweetest infant." I put in severa thousand words about how cute Bill, Mary Ann and Jean were Dorothy tells me about the time her daughter -had the Measles and I counter with our exper iences with the -Mumps. Sh talks of. braces on her daughter' teeth and I tell her about our dental problems. Her eldest son says Dorothy, is very good at games at school so I brag about Bill's 'ability to draw pictures. •• * * * i At the Kollnar house (that's' Dorothy's married ' name) they, have trouble with • too many comic, books and too much juvenile TV watching. We have it at our house, too. We discuss Boy and Giirl Scouts, the phonetic method of reading, allowances, instilling habits of neatness m Children, child nutrition and the various bright remarks of pur offspring. By that time the Sigsbee kids are home for lunch and I have to stop my imaginary, conversation and come down to earth. * * * New York City—Algona, Iowa, it just goes to show that two gals can have lots to talk about if they are both mothers. Dorothy Kilgallen's way of living is as far apart as the poles from Grace's but I'd be willing' to wager that if we ever did really get together we'd talk about our kids. For children are a common denominator in any language, in any income group and .in an>~ community — urban, rural and small town. , Way last spring. May Schenck told me she-had a good fruitcake recipe > for me and that she'd sent it to me when the time was right. That time is now and although you can use this cake within a week after it's made, aging improves it and it will be really super for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Fruit Cake 1 Ib. dates, cut up i Ib. seeded raisins, cut up ! 1 Ib. seedleis Raisins 1 Ib. walnuts, cut up • ,.f tablsfs.: butjei», 3 cups sugar 3 cups water •'•"'., Boil these ingredients together 'or ten minutes and cool ,to lukewarm or cooler. Then add the 'ollowings: , 2 beaten eggs ., Sift together: ?. 3 cups ( flour •-.'•••• • 2 teasp. cinnamon <2 teasp. allspice • < ' • i 1- tea.sp. nutmeg ; ; 1 teasp. salt > ;i%"teasp. soda >iAdd these dry ingredients to the liquid mixtures and bake in a slow oven, 275 degrees for two hours. 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