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2 - Kotsuth County Advance Monday, January 11, 1971 Woman DOROTHY LAMPE of rural Hurt has had an abundance of experience with weddings recently. With three daughters and a son married in the last 14 months and another daughter to be married in the near future, she should be an authority on wedding procedures. If a crown was to be given for the "Mother of the Brides" in the past year, she would no doubt be a sure winner. Dorothy and Harold Lampe are parents of 11 children, eight girls and three boys. Betty was married first, in September of 1969; Tom on October 12th that year and Rose in May of 1970, then Patty - last November 28, with all weddings taking place in St. John's Catholic Church at Bancroft. A fourth daughter, Sharon, will be married at St. Clairsville, Ohio. With the exception of the four children who are still at home, the Lampe family is scattered around the country. Betty and her family live at Cherokee, Tom is at Rockford, ni. Rose went to Des Moines and Patty is at St. Paul, Minn. Two. other daughters, Janet and Mary Jane, are living at Pontiac, Mich, and St. Louis, Mo. At home are Susie, 13; Mike, 11; Philip, 10 and Vivian, who is six. Mrs. Lampe, the former Dorothy Alt, was raised north of Algona and graduated from the Algona High School in 1938. She has enjoyed sewing as a hobby as well as a necessity, cards, reading and relaxes putting jig saw puzzles together. Several of her family's favorite recipes are printed below: GOLDEN DATE CAKE Sift together into mixing bowl: 2 1/8 cups (2 cups plus 2 tbsp.) flour; 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3 tsp. baking powder and 1 tsp. salt. Add 1/2 cup shortening, 1 cup milk and 11/2 tsp. vanilla. Beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes. 'Add 2 unbeaten eggs and 1 cup pitted dates, cut up fine after measuring. Continue beating for two more minutes. Fold in 1/2 cup coarsely chopped English walnuts. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan and bake 40 to 45 minutes in 350 degree oven. When cake is cool, frost with Fresh Orange Icing. FRESH ORANGE ICING Use 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 cup shortening, 1 tablespoon orange rind and enough orange juice for right spreading consistency. Blend together and spread on cake. PORK CHOP AND CABBAGE CASSEROLE L Brown on both sides, as many chops as needed and place in baking dish. 2. Arrange a layer of thinly sliced potatoes over chops, seasoning them with salt and pepper. 3. Cut cabbage into quarter- inch slices, cutting out core and arrange in a layer over potatoes. Sprinkle lightly with salt. „. 4. Dilute 1 can of Cream of Celery ,soup with one soup ,cah of water and pour over all. Increase if necessary so that sauce covers potatoes. This is enough for four chops. 5. Bake COVERED at 375 degrees for one hour or until done. DATE BON BONS 1 Ib. dates, snipped 1 cup finely chopped pecans (or any nut you prefer) 1 1/2 cups chunk peanut butter 2 cups powdered sugar 6 tbsp. melted butter Mix ingredients thoroughly and shape into little balls. Chill several hours. In top of double boiler over hot, not boiling water, melt a 12 oz. pkg. of chocolate chips and 1/2 stick of paraffin. Put about six balls into chocolate, roll them around and remove with tongs. Place on waxed paper until chocolate is set. These freeze nicely. If you prefer • butterscotch, you can dip them in butterscotch chips melted with paraffin. TUESDAY, JAN. 12 1 p.m. DAR American Indians luncheon at the Johnson House. Mrs. Raymond Russell is in charge of the program and hostesses are Val Williams, Bess LaBarre, Laura palmer and Delia McCullough. TUESDAY, JAN. 12 6:30 p.m. BPW meets for a potluck supper at the home of Maxine Momyer, 19 East Elm. TUESDAY, JAN. 12 6:30 p.m. SOROPTIMIST Social and dinner at the Johnson House. Nelda Finn and Vera Graham are the hostesses. Dr. Karl Hoffman will show his slides. TUESDAY, JAN. 12 7:30 p.m. REBEKAH LODGE meets in the Izaak Walton League Hall. There will be an Installation of the new officers by the District Deputy. Lizzie Post is in charge of the refreshments. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13 1:15 p.m. BEL CANTO hostess is Vera Graham, assisted by Ethel Loss and Doris Steven. The program "Avant-Garde" music - modern and protest songs will be by Phyllis Burt and Judy Thoreson. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13 7 p.m. RAINBOW GIRLS meet at the Masonic Temple. Rachelle Cunningham is Worthy Advisor. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13 7:30 p.m. AAUW meets with Mrs. Theo Hutchison WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13 CRESCO Mothers and Daughters Club will meet with Mrs. Clifford Riebhoff. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13 6:30 p.m. T.O.P.S. at St. Ann.Doorprize is now $5 and a new weekly contest starts tonight. ' THURSDAY, JAN. 14 2 p.m. UNION TOWNSHIP Mothers and Daughters Club meets with Nellie Jenkinson, a change of location. THURSDAY, JAN. 14 2 p.m. FOUR CORNERS Mothers and Daughters Club meet with hostesses, Janice LindhorstandDar- lene Walker. eo/t-Aife Xmas In Mexico Enjoyed By Algona's Helen Comfort She questions her conduct at funeral By Abigail Van Buren I® 1WI by Chluio Trlbune-H. Y. Ntwt Srn< , I DC ) ro, M AR ABJBY: A wonderfu ' Jewish friend of mine recently passed away, so I went to the funeral parlor to pav my respects. [I am of the Protestant faith.] WhiJe there, many others came to pay their last SHM r S v° Cked t0 S6e a R ° man Catholic woman who should have known better, come in, kneel down beside the casket make the sign of the cross over the casket, say a prayer and make the sign of the cross again She surely should have known that Jewish people do not kneel, nor do they wish others to kneel before them. And to have made a sign of the cross over a Jew, I think was in the worst possible taste. What is your opinion? APPALLED DEAR APPALLED: Under (hose circumstances, a more sophisticated person would have known the Jewish customs and observed them, but the Roman CathoUc lady was praying in her way, and should not be criticized. She did not make the sign of the cross "over" a Jew. The sign of the cross is simply a salutation to the Lord prior to offering a prayer. And the sign of the cross is made again after the prayer to close it. DEAR ABBY: Is it ever proper to eat chicken with your hands? I went to a restaurant with my friend's family and I ordered fried chicken. When I picked up a leg and started to eat it they all stopped and stared at me. Boy, was I ever embarrassed! Was I wrong or not? LOVES CHICKEN DEAR LOVES: You need not feel embarrassed for eating anything with your fingers, if it's easier to eat that way. [What a mess you'd have made had you attempted to cut up crisp fried chicken!] It is okay to use your hands provided you use your head! DEAR ABBY: My heart went out to "A Reader" who felt that her laughing days were over because the next morning she was having a breast removed. I felt just as she did 18 months ago when I had both breasts removed. I was 48. Six weeks later I shocked my family and friends when I learned to swim, and dive! I am also learning to play the organ. Presently I am planning a trip to Australia to visit my daughter. The surgery wasn't easy. There were moments of depression and plenty of tears. But there were compensations, too. Now I realize that I am more than my breasts. I am myself, a complete person, regardless of how many parts of me may be missing. Now I have a leaner look than in my "38D" days. My $50 prosthesis is on my closet shelf never worn since the day I got it. My family knows I am flat-chested, and why try to fool strangers into believing that I have more than meets the eye? Tell "A Reader" that a breast, or breasts are nothing compared to her well-being and happiness. I am luckier than she because I have my husband. I agree, the road she ia walking is lonely. A trip to surgery is always lonely. I've been there many times. Thanks, Abby, for listening. "G" IN SAN DIEGO DEAR ABBY: You are wrong. The reason newspapers run pictures of brides and not grooms, is because people are interested in seeing the winners, not the losers. HURT THE BACHELOR DEAR BURT: If that's the way you feel about marriage, please give the girls you know a break, and stay single. What's your problem? You'll feel better if you get it off your chest. Write to ABBY, Box M700, Lu Angeles, Cal. 90089. For a personal reply enclose stamped, addressed envelope. For Abby's new booklet, "What Teen-Agers Want to Kaow," lead 11 to Abby, Box MTOO, Us Angeles, Ca Cathy Spencer Engaged MR. AND MRS. Virgil Spencer, Algona, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cathy, to Loren J. Paulson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Paulson, Estherville. Miss Spencer attended the Algona public schools. Her fiance is a 1968 graduate of Estherville High School, attended Iowa Lakes Community College, and is presently a junior at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, majoring in vocal music. A July \vedding is planned. HELEN COMFORT, who has traveled extensively since her retirement from the Algona Community School system, went to Mexico early in December to spend the holidays with a nephew and his family on their ranch. This is the first trip to Mexico for Miss Comfort and in the letter below she tells of the country and her impressions. Dear Folks, Well here I am enjoying the tropical climate of (state) Colima, Mexico. From my AAA book I find the city by this name is one of the oldest in Mexico. My nephew and I spent the day there with stops in villages of Comala and Cofradia enroute to the ranch which is 17 1/2 miles from Colima. The ranch is located seven miles from the volcano, de Colima, locally called Fuego, which constantly emits a plummet of smoke. Near it is the extinct volcano, El Nevado. The views from the house are truly spectacular. There is beauty in every direction and an insect in every cranny. There is one mighty little creature or insect called mosco that likes humans, young and old, but I guess I am so tough they do not itch any. However, after a day or two, the bite appears like a fly speck, of course, they do not wash off so by the time I leave I wonder if I will be dark colored? The flowers are profuse and colorful. Never have I been in an area where there is such a variety of color, shape and size. Many are ones which we have as house plants. Lantana grow to be a shrub. Begonias are blooming alongside ferns in a shady, damp place, while in another place the fern is adjacent to cactus. The trees are all shapes and sizes and the leaves vary from platter size and thickness to delicate fern-like leaves. It is certainly a botanist's paradise. Yesterday when we drove to the main road to take the maid so she could take the bus home, a Volkswagen came long. It had an Illinois license. Two young fellows and the wife of one had been to San Antonio- a tiny village beyond. They were sur- 1 prised to see Americans and stopped to visit. One was writing his thesis on the revolution in 1926 when the fanatics or radicals in the Catholic Church were trying to take over the Mexican government. They were an interesting trio and fascinated by the area. In the village of San Antonio there is much of early history and at one time a "grandios" city. The ancient aqueduct is yet in use. When we were there they were making cheese in one place. It was simple and crude but immaculate. In another, coffee beans were being hulled and ready for roasting. This was quite a big operation. I find coffee is all mountain-grown here and it • is under other trees. Much coffee is under walnut trees. In the "arroyos", which we call valleys or canyons, there are many black walnut trees. The Amana Colonies would term it a paradise as they told me in November that walnut trees were mostdiffi- cult to get. There were oranges, bananas, lemons and a profuse of blooming shrubs in San Antonio. The people in this village are really poor but the church is very elaborate. In, many churches I have seen, gold is used in abundance while the people attending are the peasant type. One wonders! The roads are a different thing, From Colima to Comola there is blacktop. Then to within two miles of the ranch gate it is a road being widened and a good dirt road. But those two miles are a narrow, winding up and down hill trail with so-called burrows frequently across the road to prevent washing of the road in the wet season. In the pickup it reminds me of a horse hurdling a fence but it doesn't do it as gracefully, and as a rider I fear I do not do it smoothly. The folks leave their car in Colima and travel home in the pickup. There is a bus that goes each way twice a day. From what I hear, my trip won't be complete without a trip in it. And you should see that bus! It makes me think* of a small cattle truck with seats along the sides and a wooden top. Yes, and a second deck but not like the ones in London. And the temperature varies in the house from around 54 degrees in the morning to 85 degrees in the afternoon. As you can guess, the old flannel gowns common in Iowa winter is a welcome garment at night and in jacket are most comfortable. By noon a sleeveless dress Is suitable, then by night a sweater is a must. Really, one can waste an hour or so a day just changing clothes for comfort. Tomorrow Allyce and the two > little girls are starting on a trip to Guadalajara where we want to arrive by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. We will meet their son, Jim, who is in school in Oregon. Then we will return Wednesday, the 23rd. Enroute to Guadalajara we are visiting several villages that are known for various crafts such as glass blowing, etc. I chose those in preference to Mexico City. I can fly there and see all it has to offer most any time whereas the opportunity to see rural Mexico just doesn't come easy for a foreigner. The trip from Guadalajara to Colima is 228 kilometers. And when we return we get things ready for the 24th as we are taking Christmas to the people of Remu- dadera, which is a small village from where Fred hires his coffee pickers. Allyce and the maid have made literally a hundred stuffed dolls and animals for the children and they brought from the states in August blankets, towels, garments, etc. from friends and stores. Today I met the little Mexican school teacher with whom they are working on this project. She is the most vivacious, dynamic present-day teacher I have met in many a year. At present it looks as if I will be leaving here Jan. 5. We will take Jim to the plane and then the folks are driving into Texas to get some supplies and to renew their tourist card. I will go to San Antonio, a city I have always wanted to visit, and fly from there to St. Louis where my car is awaiting my whims as to the next little journey. This is a small world, indeed. At the airport on arrival and waiting to get through customs, I started visiting with a mature gentleman with a white goatee. He was from Tampa, Fla. He knows Ted chrischilles, Sr. or Jr. (I do not know), but his name is Wm. Friedland, vice president of Foremost Chemicals, Inc., at St. Petersburg. I only wish I could speak Spanish. However, a smile helps. All seem most friendly. Oh, yes, a new vegetable I surely enjoy is jecama. It is root-shaped like a flat turnip but sort of scalloped on edges. It is crisp and eaten with lime juice and salt. It Is most delicious. And my dally drink Is lemonade made from a lemon tree near the house. Yes, I am enjoying my trip Immensely. Sincerely, Helen Comfort P.S. I will be forever grateful to my nephew and wife for this opportunity to see and live among the Mexican people. DOROTHY MUCKEY'S — feminine touch!! MOST COMFORTABLE THE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS around the house have finally been taken down and everything is put away. Really does make you feel like the housecleaning is done, but I don't know when I've hated to take a tree down as much as this one. It was unusually pretty this year and didn't seem to dry at all, relieving the ex-fireman of his fire hazard worries. We "flocked" our own and that seems to be a real trick for us, but I hope we have finally found the secret, after working at it two different years. Anyway, I was confident enough to go ahead and buy some bags of flocking at the after Christmas half-price sales. AFTER ALL THE DELICIOUS rich, calorie-packed food we've eaten during the Holidays it's really time to concentrate on all this excess weight (not that it was all gained in the last six weeks!). I've read diet after diet and several calorie charts in the. past week (as I sat and nibbled), but really haven't come up with the battle strategy as yet. Secretly I know there's only one way, just don't eat - but where there's no will, there's no way! No matter what kind of a diet you're on, you are usually allowed to eat as much as you want of anything you don't like. Guess we had better concentrate on the high protein approach. Just that the price of meat is frightening, so perhaps I'll have to do like this gal **Z&Ju&faJi ^^\ "Darling, corrw out,and see what I got for 49 cents a pound/" SPEAKING OF GROCERIES, do you ever wonder where the food goes when the kids are home for a few days because of a severe snow storm? It just seems to evaporate- even the things no one really likes. After the first couple of days at home, the kids really get bored - especially when it happens like this year, right after the Holiday vacation. I'm sure many of the girls were all set to wear their brand new- things they had received for Christmas, and that's a low blow. Even one little boy that I know was just dying to have his friends see the new fur vest he had gotten. One mother of seven school-age children told a neighbor, "If they don't open school tomorrow, I'm going to burn my PTA card". JUST A SHORT TIME AGO I came back from the Algona High School and a visit with the very busy Mr. Jim Andersen, student guidance counselor. His office is filled with reading materials, pamphlets, brochures and booklets - all interesting, quick reading varitles - from the nation's colleges, universities, trade schools, etc. Some ol the titles I particularly noticed were Horizons Unlimited - About Mental Health - How To Infiltrate the Establishment (Without Losing Your Identity) - Peace Corps in Africa, the Far East (or just about any other place in this world you would like to go) - Our World - The Hairstylist, as well as information from the Ivy League schools, the Auto Body and Fender Repair, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning facilities. IT'S NO WONDER his Is such a popular office. He makes learning and education Interesting and I'm sure relays his enthusiasm and excitement for learning on to the students. I have as yet to go there and find that small but efficient office empty, there's always someone leafing through and reading about higher education. The first proof of his success. We're fortunate to have this facility and someone qualified to help. It doesn't "just happen" that we have so many students from Algona In various colleges throughout the country and our percentage is really quite high. ANYWAY, it's a good time of year to grab a book and "take a trip", if you have the snow all shoveled, and can't be one of the more fortunate, to really head for the south. Jolene Sleper Engaged TITONKA - Mr. and Mrs. John R, Sleper of Titonka announce the engagement of their daughter, Joleen, to Steven Heyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Heyer, Titonka. Miss Sleper attends Mankato state College. Her fiance is a student at North Iowa Area Community College at Mason City. SHOES Algona, tewq. 5051 \ UNIFORMS AND PANT UNIFORMS. Complete Selection. from 6.99 to 9.99 MODE-O-DAY Algona only $165 ZENITH'S NEW CRUSADER II. As little as $165 may make the difference to many who havt experienced a hearing loss. 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