The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 22, 1955 · Page 48
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(le.) Uppif D«i M«lni* Thursday, December 11, t953 »t CHRIS SEES* A tUft* el ffcU, • at fhtl; Not Mac* of CHRISTMAS A reader of this column, Mrs C. L. Pugsley, sent me a letter setting out all of the beautiful angles of Christmas and I feel it is really worth printing so that our readers will enjoy and appreciate the many worth-while and beautiful angles of what Christmas is and means to us. Here it is: "Christmas is coming again. Already the stores are filled with new merchandise, the windows glowing with beauty and color. Soon our neighbors across the street will hang a holly wreath with a giant red bow on their door. The neighbors farther up the street will begin to string their lights across the front of their house and to the evergreen trees in front. The children are making long lists and adding to them daily. "Today the children brought out the album of Christmas records and again we hear "Silent Night" and all the other familiar Christmas songs, together with beautiful passages from the Bible. The voice of the narrator still rings in my cars as I recall Isaih 52:7-9. It is never difficult for me to get into the spirit of Christmas each year Just a few measures of "Oh. Holy Night" or a few lines of the matchless Christmas story and I am ready for Christmas again. The very word Christmas is like a magic key that opens a door to many treasured memories. I think to all of us Christmas is perhaps more closely associated with our tendcrest memories: Christmas of childhood, Christmas of youth and young adulthood. Christmas when the first child is in the home to share its joys and plea- sure, Christmas when all the house * filled with fun and laughter and the sheer joy of living. "The fragrance of Christmas— how it stirs us to remember. The fresh woody smell of the Christ- "mas tree in the living rooms brings back the memory of a walk each year to select our tree. The spicy smell of things cooking carries me back.to mother's plum pudding mince pies. We didn't have much money to spend for Christmas, but that didn't matter. We had plenty to eat and happy times together. We always hung our stockings by the huge stove, knowing that Christmas morning would find them with at least a huge orange and some candy. "However, it is the simple things that make Christmas all the more wonderful. Think of the simplicity of the first Christmas night—a new-born babe in a manger and shepherds watching their flocks on the hillsides —yet the wonder, the beauty of it.' "I have always thought it would be wonderful to approach the Christmas season unhurried, with all the shopping done, no last-minute planning—just plenty of time to enjoy Christmas music, to study and meditate. But the Christmas season usually finds me. as it doe.s so many others, with a limit, with many tilings to do. "But I love it—(lie-rush, the crowds, the last-minute planning. I hurry down the streets that are beautifully decked with holly. 1 stop to see the Nativity Scene in a department store window, I hear tin; singing of the ringing of lift' Salvation. Army lassie's bell. Oh, I wouldn't miss it for anything. "Some may say that the real meaning of Christmas has been over-shadowed by commercialization. Perhaps there is too much of it, but to me as I hurry along the street, it all says one joyous thing, "A King Is Born." Once a year the world meets around a humble manger to give honor to my king. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulders, nncl his name shall be called Wonderful. Counsellor, the Mighty God, theghter and granddaughter, Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. "There are a great many things in this world I could do without, but not Christmas. Christmas with all its love and laughter, Christmas with nil its rush and hustle, Christmas with its beauty and music, Christmas with its joy and wonder—no I couldn't do without Christmas. "It seems to me as the years go by that Christmas becomes all the more precious. Hearts seem more joyous, and friends clearer. Christmas music seems more like an angel choir, the stars above are brighter and clearer. More and more the world seems to acclaim God's wonderful gift as in Isaih 9-2. It may be that we are drawing near to the day when pur King shall return. Perhaps it shall bo that during a wonderful Christmas season He will come—not again io the manger of Bethlehem, but to reign over a world 'eager for His coming. And so, as John the Beloved, we say, "Even so. Come Lord Jesus." and Jane Mrs calU Philip Arndorfer ed oh them. The C. H of A. "hajd thetf Christmas party the evening of Dec. 15 in the school hall with pot luck dinner at 6:30. 'There was a program, mostly musical, and an exchange of gifts. The C. D. A. Court presented the Sisters with a Christmas card Upon which was written their intended Christ in as remembrance. They were surprised and very happy. The gift was a parlor rug and davenport and chair set to be delivered two days later. WANT ADS BRING RESULTS 2nd Operation For Joe Hanig St. Benedict — Joe Hanig of Acklcy, Iowa was to have come home Dec. 13 from the State University hospital but on the day before he developed fever. A blood clot on a kidney had formed and steam packs were used to try to dissolve it but as this did no good, he was operated upon to remove it. At present it is not known just when he will be released. He entered the hospital on Nov. 29 and on Dec. 5 tin operation was performed in which a tumor was removed. Joe is the husband of the former Helen Arndorfer. David Kunkel. 5 - year old had a tonsilluctomy and adenoid- ectomy at St. Ann Friday morning. He is getting along fine. He- had been having quite a lot of trouble with tonsililis. His sister, Barbara, spent Friday night with Jane Arndorfer. Saturday, Dec. 17 was the 42nd wedding anniversary of Mr and Mrs M. H. McEnroe. Their dau- JACK'S 0. K. TIRE SERVICE Jack Limbaugh ^*«<r«*!^»*e^^ Let Earth Receive Her King CHRISTMAS SERVICES FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH REV. M. H. BROWER " No Sunday School Sunday, December 25. (Sunday) Christmas Day — Worship Service — 10:00 A.M. — Christmas Program of Reading and Music Will Be Presented — "A Promise Fulfilled". Chancel Choir and Geneva Choir Will Sing. J & L MOTOR CO. RISINGS MILL & ELEVATOR KELLEY LUMBER CO. ALGONA GREENHOUSES ALGONA BOTTLING WORKS READY-MIX CONCRETE & LUMBER CO. HUTZELL'S CITIES SERVICE Algona Plumbing & Heating UNIVERSAL MFG. CO. IRONS HEATING & PLUMBING ALGONA RENDERING CO. Cook's Scrap, Iron & Metal BUD ROBINSON, Contractor MILLER STEEL BLDGS. CO. VIKING OIL CO. SARGENT & CO. PERCIVAL MOTORS Thompson Distributing Co. Russ & Ky's Nash Sales & Serv. SCHULTZ BROS. GARAGE ELEAD WEGNER, Contractor LIVINGSTON TOOL CQ. CHROME SERVICE STATION Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Corn Co. VAN'S CAFE ALGONA PROPUCE iaM^&>iMi»^ Let Heaven and Angels Sing * CHRISTMAS SERVICES CHURCH THE REV. JOSEPH STROBBE BIBLE (Sunday) Christmas Day — Sunday School — 10:00 A.M. (Sunday) Christmas Day — Worship Service — 11:00 A.M. Sponsored in The Spirit of Christmas By: ALGONA BOTTLING WORKS Thompson Distributing Co. HUTZELL'S CITIES SERVICE UNIVERSAL MFG. CO. IRONS HEATING & PLUMBING ALGONA RENDERING CO. Algona Plumbing & Heating BUD ROBINSON, Contractor MILLER STEEL BLDGS. CO. READY-MIX CONCRETE & LUMBER CO. VIKING OIL CO. SARGENT & CO. PERCIVAL MOTORS Cook's Scrap, Iron & Metal Russ & Ky's Nash Sales & Serv. SCHULTZ BROS. GARAGE ELEAD WEGNER, Contractor LIVINGSTON TOOL CO. CHROME SERVICE STATION Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Corn Co. VAN'S CAFE ALGONA PRODUCE J & L MOTOR CO. RISINGS MILL & ELEVATOR KELLEY LUMBER CO. ALGONA GREENHOUSES I I I 9 \ \ CHRISTMAS SERVICES ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH FATHER KENT PINNEO (EMMETSBURG) Midnight Christmas Eve Service Holy Communion 12:00 Midnight and Into Christmas Day Sponsored in The Spirit of Christmas By; IRONS HEATING & PLUMBING ALGONA RENDERING CO. BUD ROBINSON, Contractor Cook's Scrap, Iron & Metal MILLER STEEL BLDGS. CO. VIKING OIL CO. SARGENT & CO. PERCIVAL MOTORS Thompson Distributing Cq. Russ & Ky's Nash Sales & Serv. SCHULTZ BROS. GARAGE ELEAD WEGNER, Contractor LIVINGSTON TOOL CO. CHROME SERVICE STATION Pioneer Hi-Bred Seed Corn Co VAN'S CAFE ALGONA PRODUCE J & L MOTOR CO. RISINGS MILL & ELEVATOR ALGONA GREENHOUSES ALGONA BOTTLING WORKS READY-MIX CONCRETE & LUMBER CO. , Plumbin9 & Heqtin 9 L'S CITIES SERVICE UNIVERSAL MFG. CO KELLEY LUMBER CO. ' .- 5,... a ,

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