The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 15, 1956 · Page 37
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 37

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 15, 1956
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6-Atfldna (la.) Upper DM Motnet Tuesday, May IS, 1956 Tidbits From Evelyn 11 has always seemad io me "Mother's Day" and Father' Day" should be combined into "Parents Day." There are lots o arguments for "Parents Day." On the other hand, maybe families get together for two holidays jn stead of one, always an advent age and talking point. Well, \ won't argue further for I didn't start this with the iden of upsetting history and tradition. Since we had to have grandmothers is order to have mothers, let's start with just a little resume of the little "old ladies." • * * My grandmothers Margaxei Heckarl Henderson and Laura Myers Cady were as different ;is day and night. Take Grandma Henderson first. She was a petite brunette, proud of her looks and never losing quite a big streak of vanity. I've been told she was a beauty. She never let anyone forget it either. She liked pretty clothes, new hats, ribbons, beads and laces. • • * Grandma Cady on the other hand gave little thought to her appearance. She was meticulously neat and always smelled of Cuticura soap, the only kind she ever used, (and I grew up on it) She was always trim looking in her plnin, dark, house dresses and ench afternoon she'd don n clean house dress over which she tied an old fashioned apron. She never wore a bright colored dress, choosing black for "Sunday" frocks and black with small white figure or stray, and occasional navy blue. She never wore a hat bul had little .summer and winter bonnets. Nor wotiln she wear a coat. She clung to a cape. If she ever looked in a mirror it was merely to see if she had her hair pulled up tight and smooth. * » • Grandma Henderson was not a very good cook except pics, bread and baked beans. She excelled in. those. Grandma Cady on the other hand, was always making good things and the only thing I didn't like about her' cookies were that she seasoned (hern with nutmeg and I'm a cinnamon gal. * * * Grandma Henderson quite frequently brought me little gifts. still have the tiny goblet she brought me one day when she came to spend the afternoon. The irst gift I recall that grandma Cady gave me was a doll. Anrl the countless mittens and stocl ings she knit for me. Grartdm Henderson's contribution w a yards of tatting for my clothing * * » I could go on mentioning s many grandmother incidents, bu all of this had led up to MV MOTHER—the very pulse of mj existence, my VERY WONDER FUL MOTHER. As an infan I'd set up a howl, I've been told the moment she was out of m; sight. It continued that way in various degrees all my life anc hers. • • « My first recollection of the old Methodist church which stood on the Dr, Sawyer residence site was the Sunday morning I entered all by myself, tearful and sobbing, seeking my mother Grandmother Cady couldn't cope with the situation and since we lived but a block from the churt'h. she took me as far as the vestibule and let me go on in alone. By lucky chance I took the aisle on which mother was sitting. She reached out and gathered me into her arms where I continued to sob for awhile. She always said one of the shocks of her life was seeing her daughter in the aisle, clad in morning play clothes. Another time I was left with my father while grandma and nother did the Saturday evening shopping. I remember bein, rocked in my father's arms, bu • NewLadyBorden Vienna Strawbeny Ice Cream • it's melt-in-yonr-moutli strawberry ice cream whirled together with creamy raoilla ice cream! • ft'* ertra-gooid because it's made with extra cream] Ci( it who* yow see A* Ltdj Bordea ice cream Strawberry pins*, 1 TO Performance that Counts! —and the Performance of Trap-Artie® Motor Oil it GUARANTEED! Change to TROP-ARTIC Ail-Weather Motor Oil and use it for ten days or up to 1,000 miles. Ifyou aren't completely satisfied that TKOI--AKTIC lives up to all the claims made ("or it, go to any Phillips 66 Dealer and he will drain and refill your crankcase with any other available oil you prefer at no additional expense to you. That's how sure we are that you'll be delighted with the performance you get from TROP-ARTIC All-Weather Motor Oil. We guarantee it! Pmu-rps PETROLEUM COMPANY EASIER STARTING UP TO 45% LESS OIL CONSUMPTION UP TO 40% LESS ENGINE WEAR LONGER GASOLINE MILEAGI Fill Up With Flite-Fuel At KEN & LEO'S PHILLIPS m spite of his loving attention, wan ted my mother. 1 kept say n*i ^ d 2. n>t she ets me?» and Dad said he finally carried me up to bed, eyes closed und head nodding but stiU saying "Why—don't —she—come.' . • « Among my souvenir* ig a cardboard hand and on it mother W1 '° te> tJ "?yi lyn ' s Hahd at ^i^ yenrs old." My memory goes back to when she drew that outline on the cardboard on the back of a writing tablet. I remember the exact place where we sat at the dining room table around which we gathered long winter evenings. A hanging lamp over the table made it a good place to read and write, or play games. "Fox and Hounds was one we played over and over. Tiddley Winks too— and often Dad would play it on he floor with me. Lotto was another game much like Bingo. Dad would get out his violin venings and we'd have a "jam" ession, though if anyone had ailed our musical- out bursts jam essions at that time, we wouldn't uive kjnown what they were alking about. Mother had a ice alto voice, I sang in my hin soprano, and we had won- erful times together. Dad liked to have mother read; loud and one story I remember vhich was in a magazine we ubscribed to was "Thyra Var- ck." I don't remember much of the tale but ( I've often though I'd try and get it and see if i was as interesting as I though then. FISH The Bob OrenWall and Dwlght Good families of Madrid enjoy* cd good fishing on a recent Ozarks trip. A 40-pound spoonbill catfish was the largest catch. Mother was leaching me man ners and I was taught to excuse myself from the table, I was also being taught to say "please' instead of making demands. ] wasn't always a pliant little girl and I remember so well getting up from a nap and wanting a drink. Often little folk are cross and crabby upon awkening and I was probably in such a mood that day. At any rate, I was in no mood to say PEASE. It took quite a little while before I fell in line, and thank goodness, mother always had the strength :o hold out for what she wanted, but in. her gentle, mild, sweet way. * • * I could go on and on, page after )age of accounts of my parents dndness and the joy and love in our home, through childhood and on through the adult years. The ••are I had during my various icknesses and the way they met he blow that I'd never walk lormally again after arthritis Jvertook me. They met it like oldiers and helped tide me over very difficult time. And I never heard them complain in ny way. They would say, "Let us be thankful it is not worse." They also had the philosophy, "Be thankful for what you have and not crave for more." A wonderfully fine way of looking at things. * * * My father was a young man when he died—only 58 years and 8 months of age. Mother survived him 29 years. We never ceased to miss him terribly. I won't go further with the many, to me, interesting things that took place in our time together, I'll merely close by saying again I believe I had the best, most wonderful parents a girl ever had. I feel sorry for those who lost parents when too young to remember them. Here's to Mothers Day and Fathers Day, and all the tender memories they bring. * * • Here's good news to fishermen. Harold Stephenson has been up at his cottage at Spirit Lake and says he never saw so many walleyes as are at the hatchery now. Getting them ready for the nimrods, I suppose. « • • I felt sorry for Mrs John Spencer Saturday. They were supposed to move into their new home and wjjat a wretched d;iy it was. What a pity to track dirt into a brand new home. They were anxious to get the orclmil over, but they perhaps waited till Sunday after all. Anyhow I envy them—new house and what an attractive one it is. Oh well, I'll try and be satisfied with niv own new paint and wall papi-V job. Judging from Mrs Kenneth Strahorn's and Mrs C. C. Shierk's accounts of the junior-senior prom and all the extra activities afterward, it was a huge success In my day alt we had was tin- banquet, a walk home with the "boy friend", or possibly a gathering at one of our homes. But we were home by ten or eleven, still fresh as daisies and poor niom and pop didn't have.- to be up "baby sitting", or perhaps I'd better call it "baby WATCHING" till morning. I'm old fashioned I know, but it seems silly to me that today's youngsters can't !>• satisfied with a delicious banquet, a dance, and then go homii at a respectable hour. Let some of that energy expand and overflow into a picnic at some other time—a breakfast perhaps. Well of course you know the ones who know best how to raise a family are the "old maids" or "old batches." Eagle 4-H Meeting The Eagle boys' 4-H club met Monday May 7, at the cemc, school. Thirteen members and four guests were present. Tractor maintenance and ret- o'-n ^- ks were ^cussed and Billy G,cs and Patty Roalson were selected to attend 4-H camp 11. H ^ ak u' £ evin Thorson will attend the short course at Ames Floyd Ottman, John Pavik and Beverly Thorson gave reports and Howard Roallon gave a demonstration. The club decid- v t ,°u !it ; ndv$3 to the International Youth Exchange. CUBS Seven fox cubs and their mothers were bagged by Dick Merrill and Glen Behrends near Mont cello recently. The cubs wer found in a sand hill den as M Behrends looked over an oa field! DESk BLOTTERS. 19 x 24 aft 24 *: 38, in several colors. Unpe Des Moines Office Supply Dept Algona. 5tf 7-Up Float'! and your favor//* fee cream Put a scoop of your ffc vorite ice cream in a tall glass. Then tiM the gbW and pour chilled 7-U(k gently down the aide* VOTE FOR RALPH W. LINDHORST DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR SHE OF KOSSUTH COUNTY Overseas Veteran of World War II. Life Long resident of Kossulh County. As Your Present Sheriff I have conducted an Efficient and One of the most Economical Offices in the State. Have attended various State and F.B.I. Law Enforcement Schools and Short Courses. • > • : Your Vole will be greatly appreciated at the June 4th Primaries 20 & 22 PHONE 1100 - YOUR NEWSPAPER World's most popular POWER STEEPING? 3 Right this way! E V'EBY YEAH, more and more new cars are equipped with Power Steering. Many a man has bought It "for the wife"—then wondered bow he ever got along without it. And if you have in mind a new car with Power Steering consider this /act: Since the beginning of last year, Buick has sold far more new cars equipped with Power Steering* than any other car —over 20,000 more in 1955 alone., ll hat's the record—and the reasons for it are just as impressive. Buick brings you In-Line Safety Power Steering. 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