The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 10, 1956 · Page 10
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, January 10, 1956
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lilt •a!fef,a ji" sjtertt r . hostsltai, Iowa hot ^ally sick — complete check- ,tt«« ^<the works", disgustingly ,._ .. b6en given med_ hyper^jtensiOh ! which dogglttg my footsteps „ . ;yMts; 'but my record Jffnin'gly high, SO I was ...di- and they didn't find any ('thing,else ailing me, for which I /llin indeed thankfal. y| i left u Algona Dec. 19 with v Myrna >;6rtpn and her son, Webster; afid saw; the sunrise, a thinii'I' haven't seen in, years. I had-'lipent a sleepless night worrying about the roads. I had visions 0? slippery roads, our car slithering-into another, or visa versa, and dreaded the trip. Six In the morning is dark and tin- ihspi|atl6nal, but once we. were in the ear, the three of us cozily packfedvln 1 the front seat and out on.the road, all misgivings and fears vanished. ^ • «,',*, There .was v a loVely sunrise to greet us, thejcar ag cpmfprta- bly warm as btii' living' rooms', and all Went Well. We dicided to ' eat at a truck stop so I wouldn't .lose time in getting to the hospi- .taL Cheered by coffee and food, we took thp last miles in record time and wound up in the waiting room of the wing east of the central tower room. In'due time I was divested of my clothing, bade my suit case adieu, donned the hospital garments, made my "down payment" and became one of the patients. •, ' * * * ; After all these years, I had never expected to see the interior of'the orthopedic hospital,so P was greatly surprised on the day before I was to be released (Thursday) to be told I was to go to the orthopedic clinic. A nurse and wheel chair were provided, so-over my arguments, we took to the long tunnel which leads from the big x hospital to this branch .across the road. I remembered my trip through it when I ' was there before, enroute to dental surgery from orthopedic. Time hasn't changed it, the cpr- ridofs and wards remain unchanged, and it didn't look a darned bit better to me tha'n it did those many years 'ago. And would you believe it, when the woman at the desk looked at the orders sent with the nurse-:and read "Evelyn Cady, Algona, Iowa,"-she said, "Oh, you are the one who writes "Tidbits." I read whenever I have at chance;- 1 ani from Swfea CJty.:'! enjoy yotif colu'mn very much." Modr estly (?) 1 thanked her 1 and asked her name. She is Miss Appel. (I imagine that is the way she spell's It.) Again a small world. But,the joke was-that the long "bUggy ride WAS a mistake just as «I thought, fthd 'the Orders were for the eye clinic. , ,- , -;-•' • ••••' ' ' L* •• *l.' .5 * - ... : ; } A bdui with doctors ther^ was a little rugged, for after drops and tests, 1 had 4 swell headache and blurred vjsioh, Which lasted Until around midnight. But it was 1 worth it I guess to have the doctors tell me "no; cataracts, no glaucoma, no new glasses, very good muscular control, very good sight for ONE OF MY AGE H- Keep your blood pressure down and there should be no trouble." Well, good old "press" — I'll sure t?y' and keep you down (with the aid of new medication). f '"'••.*'-• * " The hospital was very crowded and I was assigned a bed in a ward with several other medical patients. The next day beds had to be placed between the center aisle, so-you gain some idea Of the "turn over," However",'a few days before I was released, the 'iun parlor beyond my room was emptied, the center beds removed, Some patients moved to another ward, as many as possible sent home for the holidays and nurses and doctors go home too and the: decks arc cleared as much as possible; till after January 2. : ,-...;, '••'• *•• ' * • *V < ,f o my right was a sweet little woman'from Gait. When her husband heard sorne one say I was from Algona, he came over, introduced himself and his wife's sister who was w.ith him. He told me Harold Keesee had' lived with them many; years "and asked if I knew, him. I answered, "Yes— and-1 have talked with his wife." This mutual ground gave us much to talk about and they immediately became "friends." .I wish I did not have to say this story had an unhappy ending, but in snite of all the doctors could do, Mrs Milhause slipped 1 into the Great Beyond one night, Dec. 27, in a private room- to.which they had taken her. She wanted her husband and sister to stay with her, so the nurse said, and they took her to a room where the relatives could have beds too and rest during their vigil. * • * Hers was a strange ase, lo me at least, though probably not to medical history. She • had. suffered an attack of pneumonia a few months Qrior to coming to -Iowa ony and had alse had ivy „.,-.- ift/ The flatter had been absorb ed jjy the kidtteys, and 4ft spite tit shots it could not M conquer- e'd. She - was sweet and; patient, r pretty little woman and only forty one: . " -'' ' . ; ',*•"'* '/'- * 1 looked up and doWft She considering each patient. There wasn't one I'd have changed ailments with, even though some were not'too sick — mostly diabetics ort strict diets; The woman 16 my left was from Waterloo Mrs Wanda Schumaker. She was riot confined, to bed and was so kind to the others Who were — doing, little things for them, trying to cheer a young mother who was facing major surgery of a Serious nature, doing little - fav* ors for me, an errand here and there and making hospital life more bearable. Also another young woman from Ottumwa, Mary Bailey, who will long be remembered for her kindnesses. Shb has arthritis in her shoulders but is improving. She was allow? ed to go home just after Christmas but will be' back in a few weeks for a check -up. She had B a very nice contralto voice and a wide knowledge of songs. A girl across the room joined in with her thin soprano but I kept out of it with my thinher soprano. The only time I raised my voice was when. Pr. Hamilton had examined my throat'-and thyroid ;area and asked' if ju could sing. ."Certainly,"? I answered, ''What little number* do yoU want?" "Oh any thing,", he replied.jso I did the first thing that came*to mind — "Way Down Upon The Swanee River". That's as far as I had to go. "All right" he laughed, "O.K., You took that high note in fine shape." •» * *'*.;• Mrs Schumaker has -V spleen which isn't keeping in-line — it manufactures too. many white corpuscles hut everything is under control -— she'as gradually improving, her blood count, is better each day and she has been promised she can go.home very soon. Her sailor son visited her over the'Christmas weekend and was leaving for Georgia where his brother is stationed.: I was stirring around one day when a daughter- came to visiter her mpr ther. She is so short I said, "Gome over here, I belive I have met someone who is shorter than I." I had it over her by about two inches. - ' . * ' • * - * ? ••Another patient who icame in was from Spencer, ; Miss' Fern Rucker, who remembered my aunt and uncle, Mr and Mrs-Francis Cady who owned the Conv mercial House many years. She also knows Mrs W. .J.: Fuller whom she remembers as Florence Seibel and 'was in the: same Sunday school class. iWe ?Jalso ; discussed Fred .Bendejy post ;rnaster at Spencer, many ,-y ears.f-| ; *' ,. Very* Wfll, ,., We ;belotttf,- '- ' j!iViS;Sf> f :fr2345S:s'af 3M85 ;-;;^;gi^^^;|M^^\^ ' '' rfoMn she'll C —ii j 1«ASJ' panel oiacLK while Mr at _. t'eaches. Thly : had at Mrs Marte.Og'ren's., 3d if TkrteW her 1 deed; the i 1 IS a, - , • w» j •-, *»«*)•>» ?.*•'.•- -* ••*•*>•""»*** • y r s™ "iT" HeMeys ;MVe'a,Ismail dflU|hter Beth wMiistabbiit a year me •"* yery 'irate child judging; front pictures, •",;,i.;,. : .v. p •-,'.' '-,, : ..:•'•:- ""'v .•- ,.-, .,, One of 'jh*: ntfif»e«V Mt* Citys^ith, ,MrSi |£f,d& Pi City 1 , r fold her t: afcifr ' Jtbtf-RottHlfeau/l learn-« when 1 got home the" Rbch- lieaus have moyed;frbm the Har« ry Ward apartment T to the Mrs Fowler apartment .on"East Call street.'•'-, •;:»•. .'.:" .'•', •:•-''.' ••'•'•"-'..; ; '"Miss Rucker asked me what had become of Df;,Norton, and if I knew him. •! answered "No", but I am well acquainted with his father Milton and members of the'"' . lop stort I think U A young man \vbo;brougttfc pty tray said, "You are:Evelyn.Cady Of Algona, aren't you?" He idea* tified himself as Bob Becker, son of Mr and Mrs Carlyle Becker, of near Cedar Rapids. I remember him and his brother Jack as little fellows, such nice youngsters, and I can see them now crossing the yard from their home on south Hall street across our corner, over the terrace and on to the Methodist church where they attended Sunday school. SJrs Lolla Ladendorff lived near them and was sXJ fond of them. I told him she had moved and he said 'I was just going to ask ydu about her." He was glad to know she's well and comfortably lo-; cated. Bob is studying law. It was nice having someone front HOME to talk to. 1 • • • : My-lale hour from returning from my rendezvous with the doctors at the eye clinic caused the nurse to. ask me what T& been doing and Why so late getting back. I said. "Well,. we weren't dancine cheek to-cheek but I was reclining forehead to forehead—-which was indeed ' ttie truth, for it is a position necessary to scan the -batiks of'the eyes. She /asked* me . if I t was thrilled.'I said,"''No deari?, at MY agei the zest and* punch is gone/* Maybe he was* looking ifpr: the "light that lies in women's eyes— and lies—ahd;li?s," •'•,;" ' ' ' '' '< The" trip home. was pleasant sjnd begaH^wlthv* vefy d btf^Silniltf-ef WiH^tillel ; 6W«f6 r ?Rthe f: ^elevator. Awhile the fo6d was ejteellefit it wai tasteless as, 1 JlfldJ^err put M i salt free • «et. Try and eat iuash with no isalt and you-will j!e what I .meah-4 tto , gref ft leans, so it was a great joy Whert Stv HartilfBtf Saia/Eat Salt With- i|i reason." ^ ? » « Having paid Wtf bill, had ajJrfi* gcrlption filled and given a fate* well look at,thei corridors, I £ot ih the car and We (Myrna and Webb Orton) headed for a cafe V/here I had the. first TAST? iheal since December 19 at noon, We came home via^Des Moines Where we visited Myrna's son Arden briefly at his place of bus* mess. This took us right through the State Fair grounds. 1 was glad to see It for, I had often Wondered how 11 looked. It did riot coincide with my pretyv- ceivcd visions at all. * » • W« took * srawi view of the Grinnell campus and remarked that it was here Edd Lamg had attended schwl and was graduated We had %ifo taken in the Drake campws» drove past the Veterans hospital ano on to high- way 6. past the William Nugent home »nd fcas& it ***>» earlier in the day of swwaw. I« have stopped to say "Hetto" to Zaida. With so man* campuses. Iowa City. Prate MWS Grinnell. 1 said I felt Quite TOite$ts»te-. Th«i* *caa » SBWwi f**^* °* tne stadium; o& B?,wa City tsrom the windows <J|ji?fiSt&ie tasy b**i- I follow 6bs Ifow;* £te<jf!fc<*M gaines and teat dV, SO) 'wifcih atf&Sed _ interest CGCH&' USJJ& S98fi*Wit vusy&iizing the site.. Cftfifttenas w.tis mas&& as pleasant as; fwssjteite. * sessijrrf player urda^av.oning-arMSijBaday mprn- ing ft dis»wsB9dl "Steta Claus" had teftt »i oaunte off packages for me fcomi tlte> BospittilL. a box of jnsuy ami! a boss: <rf note oa- oer. Ailtail to) titiis w-as a dozen beauiifiiiJ m* coaas sent by frieniiis (iMaas; tSa«r)X a special delivery BsEtai: amfi atmse cards. Dinner was nictt' tBoi, turfiaEy and all Otlser gjife; ami taail was awaiting! ma* ait Bmrpg an^j j \\-as - etanifiS the ttnie to thank aJl t&ose wrftj? sent me cards- Ft§ E3tff: tra mention the names bort fiftfi 1 fel! is too Ions. Jjfect weA. FH excerpts from spine for t&ey vr30T iaterest many ' ' . ••. FIi~ close, to?, sayiaft. "Little woman, yotsre -.: bad a busy twelve days»" the woman being 9DM Classficds 'Par Dividends "Well, maybe not quite all. I started with pretty good chicks. And Ma and I take good care of them. But we top off that good care with FELCO feeds. ; | • "We start with FELCO Chick Starter with SO., then at six weeks, we switch 6Ur^ chicks to ' FELCO Grower Mash with SO. At 16 weeks, they go a «>CO >a y mg(ProgramWe feed FELtO'S 26% No Grain. 'Course, you might prefer FELCO'S I S'/o, 20% or 38% Feeds. They're all good. ' / "Best of all, I'm doing business with myself wheh I buy FELCO Feeds. I jhare in those 'cooperative savings. You can't beat a deal like that. Take my advice, and see the boys at your cooperative elevator. That's the only place you can buy FELCO Feeds." Farmers Cooperative Elev. L one Rock Cooperative Co., Swea City E | ev> Co., Lone Rock West Bend Elev. 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