The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 1, 1956 · Page 38
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 38

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 1, 1956
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6-Algono (10.) Upper Des Maine* Tuesday, May 1, 1956 There is at least one advantage money cannot buy for a child. This advantage is more educational than music, dancing or drama lessons, more comforting and attractive than the most expensive clothing and provides lots more fun 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 more exciting. This advantage I'm talking about is having a Grandma. * • • I was really lucky, t had two Grandmothers until well after I 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 and I saw her often. Tomorrow I'll say my last good-bye to her for she passed away this week.. She was very 4 old, tired and 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 unhaooy youthful romance. So she was glad to make the long 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 foi it was to work from sunrise t' sunset. Evenings were gay affairs for then she was allowed t< sit still and knit socks until tin nine o'clock bedtime. Grandma 1 ;: aunt had a step-son who took tc hanging around Grandma. It got to be quite a habit for this is their first parting after over 61 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; ot 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 the recovery period. This hurt MAY is BEEF MONTH! Kpssuth County, Iowa, Beef Ass'n. Grandma much worse than if. hurt me, but then I figured she had less incentive to keep from' crying 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. * » » 1 remember Grandma's "bfead 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 sorghum as there is between buttermilk and vintage champagne. » * * 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 arid 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 Hhe proceedings will always be a treasured memory for their descendants. Grandma had a much fancier dress 'than she did for the original 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, she had to risk parental punishment by slipping out tp go waltzing and after she married, the church community where they lived looked upon dancing as a sideline of the devil. But every time she heard "The 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 Grand: ma's problems and so would Grandpa. Her supplications for f THESE WOMBN i *,*»*» Aptil 18 — Mary Ann Kaiser, LivBi-more, medical; Charles Schmidt, Ottosen, surgevy; Mrs Charles Brown, LuVerhe, boy, 9-15; Charles Murphy, Algona, medical. April 19 — John R. kollasch, Whittemore, surgery; Betty L, McGuire, Algona, tpnsillectoniy! Patricia A. McGuire, Algona, tonsillectomy; Kathy J o A n n Hobbs, Algona, torisiHectomy; Mrs Bena Buell, Burt, M. E. Bilyeu, Algona, medical (expired); Mrs Duane Smith, Bancroft, surgery. April 20 — Jean Marie Egel, LuVevne, tonsillectdVny; Richard P. Post, Algona, tonsillectomy; Mrs R. A. Bunkofske. AJgona, medical; Mrs Elizabeth McCreery, Whittemore, medical (expired), April 22 — Mrs August Berte, Bancroft, medical. • Aptil 23 — Mrs Vincent Schuller, Mallard, maternity; Carl Busch, Bancroft, medical. - - -- .-—, • this imaginary ailment of mine* doctor -7- b it terious?" Announcing a Revolutionary NEW RUSTPROOF Aluminum Water Heater! 404AUQN CAPACITY HERB IT IS-fi* greatest advancement ever offered in water heating and storage! The new C&L Alumiluz 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'* Moating ability to absorb and transfer heal No rust—ever! Higher temperature water! Greater fuel economy! Maximum cleanliness! Hot water quicker! Greater economy, too, tteeaoae •famfnam noldi stored x heat longer! Talk about convenience! Now you can have two- temperature hot water. A mixing valve gives you really hot water up to 180° for washing dishes and laundry ... moderate 140" water for bathe and general use. See the beautiful Alumilu* Water Heater on display soon. Get all tb* faefc on this great new heater-nowI Writ* for free folder and complete detail*. SwNiibaiy tow «e*i, Choice 9t wnvenieot payment ALGONA PLUMBING & HEATING I. Nebraska rhene 1137-W me and my family English so I'd be sure to understand. And if I received any blessings? or corrected any 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. « * * 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 forC'dd tp 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 of her usual sharp mindedness but there were times when she told her daughters that if that man (Grandpa) was going to h'ah'g around day'and njght 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 fuJl of reminiscences of 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'/i can peach slices 1 Vi teasp. plain gelatin 1 3 oz. pkg. Philadelphia cream cheese. '/i cup sugar 2 tablsp. lemon juice Chill milk until ice cold. Blend crumbs with butter and n- j "'-• irmly j n to a 9 i nc h pie shell. Chill. Drain peaches, set aside ;. few slices for garnish and dice inu remainder. Soften gelatin in V4 cup peach syrup, then int'l; over hot water. Remove from heat and blend in softened cheese and sugar. Whip chilled milk in rhilled bowl until light and fluffy. Add lemon juice and whip until stiff. Beat cheese mixture in V4 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. 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 fojlowed the dinner served at noon. .The World War I veterans pension bjll 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 Svveu City auxiliary. HOME The Dan Flug family moved from Kimballton to Harlan, recently, family dog and all. The last load, with the little doj; Blackie, reached Harlan in the forenoon. By 2:30 p.m., he was ,;back at his old home in Kimballton. HOSPITALS April 10 — Mrs Orval Joseph, Algona, girl, 8-2. April 11 — Joseph M. Fleming, Whittemore, medical; Eileen Merron, Bancroft, medical. April 13 — Mrs Andrew Miller, Algona, boy, 6-11; Cheryl D. Weisbrod< Lone Rock, tonsillectomy; Mary Ellen« Ditsworth, Fenton, T & A; Mrs Charles Widen. Corwith, medical. April 14 — Paul A. Bell, Whittemore, tonsillectomy; Mrs Helen French, Algona, medical; Mrs Dale Widen, Corwith, maternity. April 15 — Christopher Reilly, Algona, medical; Mrs August Heinen, Algona, medical; Keith Strayer, Algona, medical. April 16 — Mrs Vern Reding, Woden, maternity. April 16 — Ella Lieb, Lone Rock, surgery; V. V. Naudain, Algona, surgery. April 17 — Mrs Marie Kuecker, Whittemore, surgery. Livermore by Lena Alfman Charles Rummens, Mrs Edna Goodenough and Mrs Jessamine Miller attended a Presbyterial meeting at Storm Lake Sunday afternoon. Mrs Lizzie Nygaard, her son Charles and family of Wesley, returned home Sunday evening from Kansas, where they visited at the home of Staff Sergeant and Mrs Ray Van Vories and family. Mrs Henry Monson and Mrs Cecil Hewitt and daughter spent Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs Richard Marso and family in Humboldt. Mr and Mrs Harold Mansor and family of Algona visited Sunday with her parents, Mr and Mrs Zeak Smith. In the afternoon they all went to the home of JVIr and 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 anniversary of his parents at Renwick Sunday. Mr and Mrs Herman Hanson and family were Sunday dinner guests of his patents, Mr and Mrs Martin Hansen, in LuVerne. Lois Raney, -who is employed in Cedar Rapids spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr and Mrs Guy Raney. Mr and Mrs George Foth attended funeral services for Mrs Kate Elsbecker at the Catholic Church in Bancroft Thursday morning. Mrs Elsbecker was Mrs Foth's aunt. Mr and Mrs Nick Klein and family were Friday evening visitors at the Robert Thornton home in Dakota City. Mr and Mrs John O. Hansert were supper guests Sunday evening at the home pf their sofij Wayne Hansen, and family. Mr and Mrs Culvert Johnson visited Friday evening at the home of their son, Wayne Johnson, in Humboldt. They also visited Mr Johnson's sister, Mrs Thelma Johnson, in Humboldt, Tastes GOOD! 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