The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 1, 1956 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 1, 1956
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May 1, least one advantage money cannot buy for a child. This advantage is more educa* tional than mxisic, dancing or drama lessons, more comforting and attractive than the most expensive clothing and provides lots more lun than costly toys. Many children grow up, without knowing of this advantage and they still aren't considered underprivileged, but, if a child has one or more of .these, his life is richer and his youthful memories a lot there 1 - exciting. This advantage I'm talking .about is having a Grandma/ v ^ *--.*••* I was Realty lucky, I had iwo Grandmothers' until well after 1 was grown, up. One lived far away So there' was the excitement of the long journey to go see her or the anticipation of her visits to us. The other Grandma lived near by arid .1 saw her often. To. morrow I'll say my last good-bye to her for she passed away this week. She was very old, tired arid she had been ill for a long time so I do not grieve for her. Just the same, I remember Grandma. , : *, '* • * Grandma' was born in the old country. She had a step-father who was .unkind to her, and an unhappy youthful romance. So trip, alone across the sea and over a continent to Iowa. Her aunt sent the passage .money and Grandma repaid it by doing housework. It was considered a good situation in those days for she received three , dollars a month and all she had to do for it was to work from' sunrise t< sunset. Evenings were gay affairs for then she was allowed U sit still and knit socks until the nine o'clock bedtime. Grandma's aunt had a step-son who took to hanging around Grandma. It got to be quite a habit for this is their first parting after over GJ years of marriage. * * • Although I visited Grandma .many times when I" was in the pink of health, I remember her best when she was taking care of me after being ill. Anything Mom couldn't fix with a dose ol Castor Oil, a hot water bottle or some medicated salve was referred to Doctor Whittmeyer of Sumner who,'in the family's opinion, could cure anything'. Grandma lived at Sumner, too, which made it a convenient arrangement. I parted with my tonsils at Grandma's, had another operation, and it was on her kitchen table-that I had mastoid surgery. It was Grandma who held me while the ear was lanced during Grandma much worse than it hurt me, but then I figured-she had less incentive to keep from cryihg than I did. The doctor promised me a nickel if I'd be a good girl and I wouldn't have baWled if it killed me, * •' * * I «membe* Grandma's "bread With sorghum on." Sometimes this was. eaten as dessert and sometimes as a between-meal hand-out. Both were home made ---the bread baked in black dripping pans and sliced with the butcher knife and the sorghum made from the products of Grandpa's cane patch. If you have never tasted sorghum, it won't do much good to try to describe it. About, all I can say is that it's in the molasses family. But there's about as much difference between molasses and real sorghiim as there is between buttermilk pagne. and vintage cham- ehe was. glad to make the long the recovery period: This hurt MAY is BEEF< MONTH! Kossutfr County, Iowa, Beef Ass'n. I remember Grandma singing. She had a fine soprano voice in her younger days and she loved to sing the tunes from the old country and what she called, "church songs." Nothing gave Grandma more pleasure than to hear her children and grandchildren sing gathered around the piano after family dinners. Both grandparents were in good health for their Golden Wedding celebration several,, years ago. Their pleasure in the .proceedings will always be a.ytreasured memory for their descendants. Grandma had a much .fancier dress than she did for the p'riginal ceremony, she wore her first corsage and she even condescended to a slight application of face powder; They received lots of nice presents, but the thing that pleased Grandma the most ,was the informal song fest! ' * *. * Grandma liked to dance but she never got to do much of it. In the old country, s^e had to risk parental punishment by slipping out to go waltzing and after she married, trie church community where they • lived looked upon dancing,as'a sideline of the devil. But every; time she heard "T^he Blue Danube", played, Grandma would get a dreamy look 'in her eyes and her foot would start tapping. . , . ' » * • •' I remember Grandma praying. She had her daily personal devotions and. when I was visiting she'd let me sit in on them. It didn't do me too much good for all the hymns and Scripture readings were in German and I understood almost none of it. We'd . kneel down facing two kitchen chairs for the prayer. It was long, sometimes emotional and bilingual. She'd start off in German • and when her voice would get a little louder I would know she was praying for Grandpa who was sitting in the next room, smoking his pipe by the heating stove. That way the. Good Lord would be advised of Grandma's problems .and so .would Jrandpa. Her supplications for ui.< Kaisef , ^i • Mrs , bey, ,-; j Algohai nodical! IS : ••*? John H,;:Koliasch; Whntfmore,csurgeryj Betty U MoGulfe, B Al|tbna, tdnsfllectdtt^s Patricia; jAr ^Mddtiire, : Algonfl, tons llectdrrty f ^ Kathy v J b A n h Hobbs, Algona, > tottsillectorrry; Mrs Beria Buellj Burt, M. E. Bil- yju, jUgbha, medical (expired) j Mrs DUafle Smith, iBartcrbft, surgery. : h •;. "• • . ... •••••• April. 20 — Jean Marie EgeJ. LuVeener tonsillectomy- Richard P. P&st, Algona, tbnsillectbmyi Mrs ft, A. Bunkofske. Algona, medical; Mrs Elizabeth McCreery. Whittemof e, medical (expired). • April 22 -: Mrs August Berte, Bancroft, medical. • April 23 — Mrs Vincent Schuller, Mallard," . maternity ? Carl Busch, Bancroft, medical. £About this imaginary ailment of mine, doctor — iky it serious?" me and my family were in English so I'd be sure to understand. And if I received any blessings or corrected arty < Shortcomings that she.'had mentioned in .her prayers I always felt that -it was the direct result of the close working - partnership between God and Grandma. Announcing a,Revolutionary NEW RUSTPROOF Aluminum Water Heater! No rust—evert Higher temperature waterl Greater fuel'economy 1 Maximum cleanllne»«l Hot water qulokerl I remember Grandma's false teeth. I know that keeping one's own dental equipment is by far the best, but I feel a little sorry for any youngster who Hasn't had the chance to be> fascinated by store •" teeth. Upon request, Grandma could take them out .and she'd make funny faces for. my amusement. Though I tried and tried, my own stayed permanently in place. Grandma's teeth never fitted her very well. If she thought or talked about something unpleasant the choppers <had'a tendency to choke her and Grandma'would excuse herself to go park her teeth. It got to be a standing joke with..the family. If Grandma was forced to remove her teeth, it was high time the conversation, got up on a loftier plane. *" * » I haven't seen Grandma for several years. If I had called upon her, chances are that she wouldn't have remembered me anyway for in her last days she grew confused. She had periods o.f her usual sharp mindedness but there were times when -she told her daughters that if that man CGrandpa) was going to hang around day and night she'd better marry him or else'people would start gossiping about her. Our youngsters haven't seen her since they were babies and I do regret that they 'didn't get to know any of their great grandparents. But the last time I visited her she was still spry, joking and ^u!! of reminiscences it the days when I used to come to visit. And that's the way I want to remember Grandma. * * »• • Grandma wasn't overly fond of cooking but everything she whipped up 'tasted extra-good to me which is the. way with most grandmas and grand-daughters. The only recipe I have from her is" for her famous Stollen and I use that every Christmas. So this week's recipe is for Creamy Peach Pie and Mrs Walter Boeckholt submitted it during the recipe contest. 1 6 oz. can of evaporated milk 1 Vt cups graham cracker crumbs 1/3 cup melted butter 1 No. 2% can peach slices IVi teasp. plain gelatin 1 3 oz. pkg. Philadelphia cream cheese. Vi cup sugar 2 tablsp. lemon juice Chi'l milk until ice cold. Blend crumbs with butter ynd n«"'-: 'irmly into a 9 inch pie shell. Chill. Drain peaches, set aside ti few slices for garnish and dice me remainder. Soften -gelatin in '/•i cup peach syrup, then melt over hot water. Remove from heat and blend in softened cheese and sugar. • Whip chilled milk in chilled bowl until light and fluffy. Add lemon juice and whip until stiff. Beat cheese mixture in V* at a time. Fold in drained peaches. Turn into chilled crust and top with peach slices and maraschino cherries. Chill for at least 3 hours. —GRACE. HERB IT IS-flu greatest advancement ever offered in water heating and storage! The new C&L Alumilux Water Heater lets you forget about damaging rust and scale, slow water-heating, high fuel bills. Aluminum can't rust . . . give* more hot water fatter because of aluminum'! •inazing ability to absorb and transfer heat holdl Greater economy, loo, IMCUM i stored heat longer! Talk about convenience} Now you can have two* temperature hot water. A mixing valve gives you really hot water up to ISO* for washing dishet and laundry .,. moderate 140* water for batht and general use. See the beautiful Alumilu* Water Heater on display soon. Get all tbt too*! on this great new heater—now! Writ* for free folder and complete detail*. $urpii*iitgly l«w cost CholM of convenient payment plant. ALGONA PLUMBING & HEATING 311V4 E. Nebrosfca Phpnt 1137-W Swea City Host To VFW District Swea City — About 70 representatives from V.F.W. posts, attended the 6th district V.F.W. council meeting here Sunday April 15. Boyd Jordal of Buffalo Center, 6th district commander, presided at the business- meeting which followed the dinner served at noon. The World War I veterans pension bill was discussed and commander Jordal urged support of the bill. The ladies who attended the meeting, were entertained at the home of Mrs O. A. Lindgren, president of the Sweu City auxiliary. HOME The Dan Flug family moved from Kimballton to Harlan, recently, family dog and all. The last load, with the little dog Blackie. reached Harlan in the forenoon. By 2:30 p.m., he was back at his old home in Kimball ton. HOSPITALS April 10 • — Mrs Joseph, Algona, girl, 8-2. v '. ..• ' . April 11 -^- Joseph Ms'Fleming, Whittemore, medical; Eileen Merron, Bancroft, medical. April 13 — Mrs Andrew Miller, Algona, boy, 6-11; Cheryl D. Weisbrod, Lone Rock,,:tpnsillec- tomy j. .-• Mary Ellen * 45118worth, Fentori, T-,& A; ; MrS, ; iCharles Widen,' Cbrwith, 'medical." April 14—Paul A-"Bell, .Whittemore,' tonsillectomy; Mrs'Helen French, Algona, medical; Mrs Dale Widen, 4 Corwith, maternity. April 15 — Christopher Reilly, Algona, mfidical; Mrs ; August Heinen, Algona,. medical; Keith Strayer,. Algona, medical. April 16 — Mrs Vern Reding, Woden, maternity. .••',. April 16 — I Ella Lieb, Lone Rock, surgery;, V. V. Kaudain, Algona, surgery. April 17 — Mrs-Marie Kuecker, Whittemore, surgery. •: > • Livermore by Lena Altmdh / Charles Rummens, Mrs Edna Goodenough 'and Mrs Jessamine Mifter attended a Presbyterial meeting at Storm Lake Sunday afternoon. . Mrs Lizzie Nygaard,' her son Charles and family of Wesley, re,turned 'hornetSunday evening from Kansas, whese they visited at the home of* Staff Sergeant and Mrs Ray-Van Vories and fam- Jly-V v:v," •,*; . ,J ••-,,'. ,'• • Mrs Henry Mpnsori '. and Mrs .Cecil Hewitt arid'daughter spent Thursday at the home 'of her daughter, Mrs Richard Marso and faihily in Humboldt. • Mr and Mrs ; Harold Mansor and farnily. of Algona Visited Sunday with heripaVents, Mr.ahd Mrs Zeak*' Smith. ' In the afternoon they; all went t6 .-the home of Mr arid Mrs Gerald Smith in Dakota City. *'•'' -,', • % Marjorie -"Houck of Algona visited Saturday evening with her'aunt, Mrs "Mary '.Houck. ~-:Mr and-'Mrs Art Vaudt and Mr and Mrs Raymond Berte and family were Sunday afternoon visitors at the Harold Wehrspann home in Fenton. Mr and Mrs Donald Andersen attended-the .31st wedding'anni- versary of his parents at Renwick Sunday., ';<• - - ,'-.1 \ • " ' • .': . Mr; and, Mrs; Herman, aM; Mmi&vWeM -f Utfdaj^tf ifWtet; guests of' H'i9 parents; Mr arid Mrs 'Martin Hflnseriiiih Luyerne,,,/ ' Lois ftane^ jwhd^is employed in^Cedar.., Rapids speht the..week-. end here with, her parents,; Mr and Mrs Guy. Raney.- -. : , •-;--• Mr- and :Mfs ^George fpth.ttti tendM funeral services for Mrs Kate llsbecker at the ^Catholic ChUfch itt Bancroft Thursday morning. Mrs filsbedket • was' MfS Path's aunt; •••'. \- ; '. " , ;, and Nick lUein and , tors at the R6bert THdi?htbn home in Dakbta CM ,;..,,'- ;,/;.,•••'', ' IMJ; and' MrS JohWi't). HanSeft WeM supperv guests, SUfiday evening at .trie'^horiie of ! their Son, Waytte HanseH, and family. ;/ : \ Mr and Mrs CUlveft Johrtsoft Visited Friday evening' at the ' home of their son, Wayne Johnson, in Humboldt. They also visited Mr Johnson's;;,' sister, Mrs Thelrna Johnson, 1ft Humboldt. 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