The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 6, 1956 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 6, 1956
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V Within Jhe last couple of weeks, each of our daughters has been ill foria day or two. They were separate spells; of sickness and they were just ailing enough to keep them home from school and just well enough so that they craved, lots of entertainment. The entertainment most in demand was for Mamma to tell them a story. It couldn't ,be a made-up story or a reading from a book. It was, always, "Tell me about what we kids did when we were little." I told stories until I was practically blue in the face and I found that, like any family, we have quite a collection'of anecdotes. t The favorite story about Mary Ann when She was little concerns a time whe'n she ran away. One Sunday .rnorning when she was about a year and a half old, I received a telephone call from Russ Kelly who at that 4ime ran the little grocery across from the Kossuth Hospital. He asked if I had a little girl . missing. I thought Mary''Ann was playing ' in her outdoor pen,' but Russ thought the youngster sitting outside the. store might be mine. •."And she • doesn't have many clothes on", he added. , I started out on the run. In front of 6ur next ; door neighbor's house I found; .one little»sandal. A few paces farther, one, sock and* then another ' sandal. : A, few, p rhore, steps and another :sock and'dosju^ at the/corner was ;a, little, red sun suit: Just before I came'to 1 the- store there was a tiny pair' of pink panties and at the' end of th'e trail, Mary Ann sitting on a bench in'the sun clad only in her Birthday Suit. ' ' • The story about Sill's ifaabyhood that gets the most' laughs' from our youngsters has. to./do with training him' in correct bathroom habits. Whe'n 'he was very young we operated in this department on the theory that praise for successful efforts. would hasten the educational process. It worked pretty well : until one day, when we were visiting on a, farm. 'The bathroom was. one of those' Chic;' Sales houses out in back,/Although little Bill was accustomed to the flush.type facilities, we followed the same; proceedure used at home. After the mission was accomplished, he turned 'around, looked, and exclaimed, "Bill! Bill! You sure were a good boy this time." : ' • ., '••"*'*'•'/ 'One day when Jeanie was a toddler We were ; in the kitchen! She was in her' high chair and I was reading and at the same time trying to poke some food into her; Between bites, Jeanie kept chattering on about a doggie but I paid little attention" to her. I finally looked up from my magazine . when she- commented, "Mama, look. .There goes that little doggie some more." She pointed to the waste basket and there running around the rim, 1 saw, not a "little, doggie" but a big, fat mouse! I let out a squeal which delighted Jeanie. "Funny\ Mama", she said. ."Go eeek some more at the little doggie." /• * * * \ , Bill's first trip to. Sunday School and his first use of profanity within earshot of his rrio- ther, coincided. He liked Sunday School just fine, he reported to me on the way home. They sang songs and they colored pictures. "But, Mom, I did one thing wrong", said Bill, patting the pocket of his, new pants, "I"forgot ,to put in my blankety-blank pen- •nies." " • • • . , Our childern were ' all slow about ' giving up their nursing 'bottles, but the most, disgraceful of the Ipt was, our youngest, Jeanie. • Getting her off the bottle was one of my most exasperating tasks of her babyhood, but 'the story about, what.finally forced me to break her addiction never fails to delight 'our yourigsters nowadays. Jean shook the bars of her crib arid called to me several ' times. Finally ,she said, "Hey, Stupid! Get up and get my bottle!" That did it. It was milk from a cup i from then* on. At least it's not quite so bad as a youngster I heard about the other day. He's still on th'e bottle but he's old enough to pour his own milk.- And he adds a tablespoon of syrup so that he can have chocolate milk. '. When I run 6ui e>f stories our -kids when, they Were little there is a big demand to tell stories about when Father arid I were youngsters. Our kids get their parents' childhood mixed up and although I've told them over and over that we grew up in different towns they still tend to think we always belonged to the same , family. I can tell them quite a bit about wheh-I was little (right after the Civil War, the kids think), but for tales of Daddy's childhood I have to depend on hearsay. >• * * . *.' • The favorite story about when Daddy was little was told to me by ,Val William^ who grew up in flie house next door. In those days there was a lively McGregor street gang — the Muckeys, the Pjcketts, the Yepmans, the. Risings, the Bishops and I know how many others. don't One POINTERS I FAULTY WIRING IS ONE OF MOST COMMON CAUSES FARM FIRES. CHECK ' R WIRING REGULARLY HAVE ALL WIN6 DONE BY SKILLED ELECTRICIANS USENQ.IZWRE FOR ALL C\RCU! IS, SOLDER AHDTAPE JOIKTS. I TIGHTEN LOOSE WIRES. 0E 2URE INSULATORS ARE FIRMLY IN PLACE. REPLACE WIRING AND APPLIANCE CQRbS WWW B6COME WORM. DONTUSE FUSES OF MORE THAW 15 AMPERES . day when Daddy was about 13' he was playing in the yard with the gang. His mother had gone away for a short time and Daddy was supposed to keep watch pn his little sister who was taking a nap. At 13, boys can be easily erribarassed and Little Sister did a good job of it. when she woke up, opened: the window, and shouted in. full hearing of the gaifg, ."Harlan! Come up here and .help /me find my baloom- ers!" •;»>.,« • When I was a youngster, we always looked forward to the visits of our paternal grandparents. We didn't see them often and when they .were there .they made up for lost time by playing with us and handing out in- numberable : dimes. Grandpa was especially fond of my sister, who. in spite of being very feminine looking, had oodles of what Grandpa called, "spunk". One day she talked Gram'p .into going to he movies with her. Half .way down the theater aisle, . a boy quite a- bit bigger than she put his foot out to trip her and stuck out his tongue in a .very rude face. This was\too much for Sister. ' She yanked the boy. out of his seat, threw a tackle into him and proceeded to pound the living daylights out of him. Grandpa didn't see much of the movie. He was too busy chuckling over his gufty granddaughter. *.*.*, Telling stories such as these makes a person realize how fast the. tirne flies. When. we get to reminiscing, about our childhood it seems like only yesterday when we 'were little. But hei;e we are with youngsters with a past of their own to talk about. I suppose before we know it there'll be grandchildren around to demand, "Tell me a story, Grandma. About when Mom and Dad were little." * Spring's pn lh$ way if.^e can judge by the little taste-' we've had of it lately. It's a horrible thought, but we may still get some blizzardy weather. We were at Lincoln, Neb. over the weekend-end on Sunday watched some young people- playing tennis in shorts. Monday WP started home in the midst of a blizzard. Anyway, soup is good in most any weather antj this week's recipe is for Cream of. Corn Soup. It come? from Mrs Ben Reid. • 1 No. 2 can corn 1 quart rich milk 1 slice'onion 2 tablsp. butter , 2 tablsp. flour . -v % tsp. salt Dash of pepper Cook the corn with the milk & the slice of onion. Put the corn through a strainer, forcing as much. of it through as possible. Melt the butter, add - the flour and when smooth, stir in the milk \MOMEN! By d'Alessfo ,'"! iuet <>ne of IMr. Drabkin's ex-wives, She says' >, ? I could do worse I" 'i Mrs Richards 1 - : v | ••';.:•?•..•> Receives High ' '•'.?' * Honor, Offos6n ! ' . . ' . ' Oiiosen—Mrs Ralph Richards was presented With an honorary membership Progressive from Club the Ottosen when that and corn puree. Cook tpgether slowly for a few minutes. • Serve hot and for an extra attraction, add a spoonful of whipped cream to the top of each serving. —GRACE. The temperature on the surface of the planet Mercury is about 700 degrees Fahrenheit. group met Thursday afternoon at the h&me of Mrs Earl Olson.; This honor is given in recognition of club activities on the basis of service jin the federation, the club, Bounty, district and years of continual membership. Mrs Richards has a record of 28 years of continuous service in the Ottosen Progress Club and eight years of continuous service in • the Progress Club at Fairbanks, Iowa. She served as county chairman from 1931 to 1935, district committeewoman of adult education from 1935 to 1938, district , committeewoman of club institute from 1940 to 1946, dis^ trict committeewoman of poetry from 1940 to 1948 and district committeewoman of literature from 1948 to 1952. She has been recognized in Who's Who In America for activity, in the Little Theater movement. Mrs Harold Mountain, president of the club, presented the certificate of honorable membership and the pin to.Mrs Richards. The Iowa Federation of Women's Club certificate of honorable membership is signed by the state president, Mrs Elmer Taylor. Thirteen members were present at the meeting and roll cal' was answered with jokes. The group voted to give $2 toward the Pan-American student exchange and tock a * collection for tin Penny Art Fund. ^Trs Jesse Van Buskirk gave the lesson on "Housekeeping At The Artie's Edge." Mrs Harold Mountain had' charge of recreation. The next meeting will be held at the Trinity Lutheran parsonage and Mrs K. Rt McLuen will be hostess. The date will be March 8 Guests were Mrs Fred Benjamin and Mrs Henry Olson of Bradgate and Mrs Roy Enockson. Home EC Entertains* School board members and their wives and members of the faculty and their husbands and wives were served a 6:HO dinner by the home' economics girls under the direction of their teacher Mrs Myra McNitt, Wednesday evening at the school house. The menu was prepared by the girls. Table (decorations were carried out tin the patriotic colors, 4& f—_~ ^ tbphona? Kossuth Mutual Insurance Assn. LOLA SCUFFHAM, Set'y. ADDITIONAL TELEPHONES in the basement, bedroom, kitchen save steps and time. And you can have them in your favorite colors, too —eight glamorous shades to choose from. Why not order yours today? The cost is surprisingly low. Just call your Telephone Business Office, Northwestern Bell Telephone Company* red, white and blue' and centerpieces were small cherry trees to carry out a Washington birthday theme. Those present included Mr and Mrs Fred Kampen, Mr and Mrs Edward Zinnel, Mr and Mrs Donald Usher, Mr . and Mrs Silas Banwart and Mr and Mrs De- Ver'e Newton, Miss Ruby Zaugg, Mrs Earl Smith, Mr and Mrs Shoemaker, Mr • and Mrs Roy Luft, Mr and Mrs Kenneth Dunn, Mr and Mrs K. R. McLuen and Mr and Mrs Merle Holt. Girls in the class who did the preparing and serving are Gayle Banwart, Carol Hellickson, Shirley Kampen, Lllas Worster, Patty Struthers, Anna" Mae Bauer and Nancy Cooper. :Home Project Meeting ( About 15 ladies were present ;at the home project meeting held Wednesday afternoon in the Presbyterian, Church parlors. Myrtle Hewitt, extension home economist was in charge of the meeting and told of the care of different »'kinds of v man-made fibers. 3he showed samples of different kinds of materials con- gaining these fibers such as acetate, nylon, dacron, etc. She also showed samples of cavpetinfi and told'what to look for when buying a new carpet. Slow Recovery For Heinle Fisher • A. A. (Heinie) Fisher, who suffered critical injuries Dec. 18 in » truck accident near Hannibal, Mo., is still in St. Mary's hospital, Rochester, Minn., where he was taken Jan. 3. While Fisher's two broken legs are mending satisfactorily, he has been troubled With burns about his entire body. Several weeks ago windows were cut in his casts so that skin grafting on the burned spots could be done. The grafting, according to doctors, was excep- tipnally good, but Fisher's skin is so sensitive that extreme, caution has been necessary to keep it from breaking open. The cast -on his right leg has been entirely removed and a bag filled with solution has been put on it to help mend the skin. Since the broken bones are still not mended, this procedure requires absolutely no moving of the leg until a cast can be put back on it. It, may be another week, or two before Mr Fisher can be released from the hospital. Virgil Shackelford, who was also in the accident, has been recuperating at home with two broken legs. Friday he went to Fort Dodge for a checkup and was considered in good condition Since returning he has started standing on his legs, but only for a fe,w minutes at a time. Tuesday, March 6, 1956 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines-3 IF IT'S NEWS WE WAHT IT UDM Classfieds Pay Dividend* St. Benedict Saturday evening supper guests at the Philip Arndorfer residence were Mr and Mrs Don Lickteig. High prize in "500" won by Ben Dorr At the home of Mrs Dan Froehlich, Fob. 20. Mrs Isadore Mayer will liave the next meeting. Mr and Mt'3 Leo McEnroe, Mr and Mrs Miko McEnroe, Frank McEnroe, Julia, Helen and Betty Ann McEnroe, Mrs Dorothy Higgins and son, Bill, and the Philip Arndorfer family were Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mr and Mrs James T McEnroe. WHAT MAKES RAL MEAL A Favorite With Feeders ? Top Quality Ingredients x All The Proper Ingredients The Results You Always Get The Plus Factors In This Feed < •- -, . • The Quick and Right Finish You Get 4 Big Meat-Building Supplements All In One Bag — AH At One Low Price On Sale Also At Algona Flour & Feed Co. . Sargent & Co • .1 I 1: "Makers of Famous Sargent Feeds" Buick CENTURY ^-Passenger 4-Door Riviera, Model 63 ..-Come join 11 the why of it: There's so much excitement at the wheel of a '56 Buick, we had to do something to accommodate all the folks who want to get in on it. , So we set up a little Club to handle matters —and it's for fun and for free. All you do to join is drive a new Buick—that makes you a member. And all you do to drive this beauty is ask. From that point on it's pure thrill all the way. Because then you'll feel the sheer bliss of cradled travel In the best riding Buick yet built—and of a wonderful handling ease in the car with the truest sense of ^irec- tioo yet... Because then you'll tingle with the flash-fast power response that's yours from Buick's big 322-cubic-inch V8 engine—where horsepowers and compression ratios bit lofty new peaks, and road command hits a soaring" new level.., Because then—and only then—will you feel the absolute lUioolhness and the electrifying action of today's new Variable Pitch Dynaflow*— where the first inch of pedal travel does new wonders for getaway and cruising and gas mileage—and where flooring the pedal switches the pitch for the most spectacular safety-surge in America today. So if you want some fun and fast action —if you want to see what it's like to call signals on the most performance-packed automobile in all Buick history — come join our Thrill-A-Minute Club. / As we said, there's nothing else to do for membership except drive a new Buick. And, as we'll gladly show you, there's nothing to'match this beauty as a bedrock buy —for we're making the best deals ever on the best Buick yet. Drop in on us today or tomorrow—press that pedal— and let the thrills fall where they will. *Ntiw Ailcanct'il Variable Pitch Dynufloiu is the only DynaflotO Buick builds today. It in standard on lioadinasicr, Super uiui Century—optional at uiudest u\tra cost on the SuvoiuL WHEN BETTER AUTOMOBILES ARE BUILT BUICK WILL BUILD THEM ,....»'««»«n,,,,(<£ •' SEE JACKIE GLEAS^. ON TV *., t £»efy Soivrdey Evening § » M A Nl W 4Pt* ric/CC - 4-Saoson Comfort in your n«w Buick with f RIGIDAIM CONDITIONING • 105 N, Hall BRAN I C_, 1C Algona, Iowa

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