The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 15, 1956 · Page 60
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 60

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 15, 1956
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6-Algone (la.) Upper Des Waffles Tuesday, May 15, 1956 Tidbits from Evelyn It lias always seemed to me "Mother'.* Day" snd Father's Day" should be combined into "Parents Day.'' There are lot* of arguments for "Parents Day." On the other hand, maybe families I'.et together for two holidays instead of one. always an advantage and talking point. Well, I won't argue further for I didn't start this with the idea tif upsetting history and tradition. Since we had to have grandmothers in order to have mothers, let's start with just a little resume of the little "old ladies.' 1 • * • My grandmothers Margaret Heckart Henderson and Laura Myers Cady were a.s different as day and night. Take Grandma Henderson first. She was a petite brunette, proud of her looks and never losing quite n 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 nf Cuticura soap, the only kind =;he ever used, (and I grew up on it) She was always trim looking in her plain, dark, house dresses and each afternoon shoYi don a clean house dress over which she tied an old fashioned apron. She never wore a bright colored chess, choosing black for "Sunday" frocks and black with small white figure or gray, and occasional navy blue. She never wore a hat but had little .summer and winter bonnets. Nor would 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 Wtenderson was not a very good cook except pies, 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 them with nutmeg and I'm a cinnamon gal. * * « Grandma Henderson quite frequently brought me little gifts. I still have the tiny goblet she brought me one day when she came to spend the afternoon. The first gift I recall that grandma Cady gave me was a doll. And the countless mittens and stock-1 iti£>s she knit for me. Grandma Henderson's contribution was yards of tatting for my clothing. * * * I could go on mentioning so many grandmother incidents, but all of this had led up to MY MOTHER—the very pulse of my existence, my VERY WONDERFUL MOTHER. As an infant I'd set up a howl, I've been told, the moment she was out of my sight. It continued that way in various degrees all my life and hers. , • a 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 church, 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 lime I was left with my father while grandma and mother did the Saturday evening shopping. I remember 'being rocked in my father's arms, but New Lady Borden Vienna Strawberry Ice Cream • it's rnelt-in-ytmr-inoutK strawberry ice cream whirled together with creamy vanilla ice cream! • ft's extra-good because it's made extra cream! C«C ft where yoa see ill* Bonles ice cream Its Peiroimance that Counts! —and ffc* Performance of 7rop-4rffc® Motor Oil If GUARANTEED! Change to TROP-ARTIC All-Weather Motor Oil and use it for ten days or up to 1,000 miles. If you aren't completely satisfied that TROP-ARTIC lives up to all the claims made for 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. it! EASIER STARTING IIP TO 45% IESS OIL CONSUMPTION UP TO 40% LESS INCINIWIAI ION6ER CASOUNE MILEACI PHILUPS PETROLEUM COMPANY Fill Up With Flite-Fuel At KEN & LEO'S PHILLIPS "66" in spile nf his loving attention, T wanted my mother. I kept saying "Why don't she come?" and Dad said ho finally carried me up to bod. eyes closed and head nodding but 'still saying "Why-— don't she— come.'' • • * Among my sout«nlt« it a catd- board hand and on it mother wrote. "Evelyn's Hand at four years 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 whore 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 the floor with me. Lotto was another game much like Bingo. The Bob Gvemvall and Dwight 3ood families of Madrid enjoy- c-d good fishing on a recent O/arks trip. A 40-pound spoonbill cattish was the largest catch. CUBS Seven fox cubs and their mothers were bagged by Dick Merrill and Glen Behrends near Monticello recently. The cubs were found in a sand hill den as Mr Behrends looked over an oat field. DESK BLOTTERS, 19 x 24 and 24 x 38, in several colors. Upper Des Moines Office Supply Dept., Algona. 5tfn Dad would 9*1 out his evenings and we'd have a "jam" session, though if anyone had called our musical out bursts jam sessions at that time, we wouldn't have Known what they were talking about. Mother had a nice alto voice, I sang in my thin soprano, and we had wonderful times together. Dad liked to have mother read aloud and one story I remember which was in a magazine we subscribed to was "Thyra Varrick." I don't remember much of the talc but I've often thought I'd try and get it and see if it was as interesting as I thought then. • • • Mother was teaching mt manners and I was taught to excuse myself from the table. I was also being taught to say "please" instead of making demands. I 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 to hold out for what she wanted, but ID her gentle, mild, sweet way. • • • I could go on and on. page after page of accounts of ; my parents kindness and the joy and love in our home, through childhood and on through the adult years. The care I had during my various sicknesses and the way they met the blow that I'd never walk normally again after arthritis overtook me. They met it like soldiers and helped tide me over a very difficult time. And I never heard them complain in any 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 tendc-s 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 thu nimrods, I suppose. » • • • I felt sorry for Mrs John Spencer Saturday. They were supposed to move into their new home and wirnt a wretched day it was. What a pity to track dirt into a brand new home. They were anxious to get the ordeal 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 m> own new paint and wall paper 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 all we had was the 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 mom 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 be satisfied with a delicious banquet, a dance, and then go home 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 center school. Thirteen members und four guests were present. Tractor maintenance and record books were discussed and Billy Gies and Patty Roalson were selected to attend 4-H camp at Clear Lake. K«vio Thorson will attend the short course at Aunes, Floyd Ottman, Jqhn Pavik and Beverly Thorson gave reports 9nd Howard Roalson gave a demonstration. 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