The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 21, 1950 · Page 17
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 17

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 21, 1950
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When Grandmother was a girl, a great deal of her time was spent in filling her Hope Chest with enough handmade linens and quilts to last her household the rest of her life. She never heard of store-bought sheets and pillow-cases, woolen blankets and plastic tableclothes. It was almost part of the marriage contract that the bride make all these things with her own hands and the more embroidered doilies and antimacassers a housewife could have around, the better her reputation as a housekeeper. I imagine a lot of the quilts were made at home but stories of early Algona mention the Quilting B<_-€ as a favorite form of social gathering. * * • Although I could do without the embroidered doilies, I do think the handmade quilts from Grandmother's day are very lovely. Nowadays we use the/n as bedspreads instead of quilts for warmth. That is as it should be for they are too pretty to be covered. Quilts are very much in demand, but quilting, once a necessary household task, has become almost a lost art. * * * Quilting Is not a lost art with Mrs. A. W. Behrends for that is her hobby. She is an expert at the art and she has completed her 300th quilt and is working on another one! She began her hobby in 1931 and she completes a quilt in about one or two weeks. She does the quilting for others and her work is in great demand. The customer pieces the coverlet and Mrs. Behtrends tak|s the millions of tiny stitches in fancy patterns that make up the quilting. She uses many of her own original patterns or does the work in any pattern the customer has in mind. She has a separate room for her hobby in her home on Kennedy street, so that she can leave the frames up all the time. * • * Another pastime from grandmother's day is china painting and it is once more becoming popular. Do you know of someone who does this for a hobby? The plates that grandmother painted are now in great demand as collector items and make nice decorations when placed in plate holders and hung on the wall. * • • Mrs. T. H. Chrifchillei' hobby is collecting these decorative plates. She has a- great many* plate holders hung on her dining room walls and she has such a large collection that they cannot all be displayed at once. So Mrs. Chrischilles hangs a different display every few weeks. She has plates from nearly every state in the union and several from foreign countries that her traveling friends have sent for her collection. On the back of each plate is pasted a label bearing the date Mrs. Chrischilles received the plate, from wHom it was received, where it originated and other interesting facts. Her son, Ted, types up the labels for her but he says that is about as far as his interest in the collection goes. three-year-old sons cooked up to "surprise • Mommy" when she cartie up from the basement where she had been doing the laundry. — GRACE are a little unsympathetic toward a woman's hobby. They don't seem to realize that there is a lot of satisfaction in making something just for the joy of doing it. Even I, who have ten thumbs when it comes to needlework, get a big kick out of the very few doll dress, curtains and pajamas that I have made. * * * One hobby thai the men don't don't seem to object to is cooking. With all our streamlined quick mixes and methods there are lots of recipes from the old days that cannot be beaten. How long has it been since you tasted Jellyroll? Jelly-roll always reminds me of school lunches because it seems that every time I visited country school as a child, somebody always had a tempting slice of it in his lunch pail. * * • So This Week's Recipe is for Old Fashioned Jelly Roll and it comes from Mrs. Frank Butts. It takes % cup sifted flour, % teasp. baking powder, Vt tsp. salt, 4 eggs, % cup sifted sugar, 1 teasp. vanilla and 1 cup jelly. Sift flour once, measure, combine baking powder, salt and eggs in bowl. Place over smaller bowl of hot water and beat with rotary beater, adding sugar gradually until mixture becomes'thick and light colored. Remove from hot water, fold in flour and vanilla. Turn into greased pan 15x10 inches, lined with greased paper and bake in hot oven for 13 minutes. Quickly cut off crisp edges of cake. Turn pan at once onto cloth covered with powdered sugar. Remove paper, spread with jelly and roll. Wrap in cloth and cool. « • • Speaking of old fashioned recipes, can anyone tell me how the real old-time buckwheat pancakes were made? It seems to me that you had to have what they called a "starter" and that you had to add to it every day and be careful that the starter did not die. By spring the batter got pretty pungent. I suppose it was necessary to serve buckwheat pancakes every morning but that shouldn't be too hard to take. The ones I remember bore little resemblance to the kind I make from package mix. If anyone uses or knows about this recipe Grace would like to hear from you. * • • The general concensus of opinion from the mothers of preschool children seems to be that this is indeed a long winter. There is a kind grim comfort in knowing that my own little ones aren't the only ones who get into horrible mischief during the time they must be indoors. One Algona woman asked me last week if I would like a recipe for Woman's World so I got out my little notebook. This is what she told me: Take 1 bottle Cod Liver oil, % pound butter, 2 pounds cheese and 6 eggs. Break the eggs, one by one, on the way from the kitchen, through the dining room to the living room where the other ingredients are well mixed and spread with wild abandon on the rug and furniture. That's what her neighbor's two and Farewell Party By Class For Ledyard Girl Ledyard — On Tuesday evening the Young Peoples' class of the. Methodist church held a farewell party afc the home of their teacher, Mrs. Harold Herzog, honoring Virginia McKeon. Virginia will move with her folks, Mr. and Mrs. Ed McKean, who live four miles south of Ledyard, to a farm in Minnesota about March 1. Games and contest furnished entertainment. Virginia was given a beautiful plaque by the class. A delicious lunch was served. Rev. and Mrs. Ulland were guests. Called By Death Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Spotcher of Story City were here last weekend at the parental Warren Lloyd home, being called by the death of Mrs. Fred Busch, Mrs. Spatcher's grandmother. O.E.S. Meeting On Tuesday evening Mrs. Wm. Fennema, Mrs. D. B. Mayer, and Mrs. Ed Looft, Mrs. Leo Anderson, and Ray Marquis attended Easter Star, at Swea City. The school of instruction for Swea City will be March 30. pital. John Frandle returned to Minneapolis last Sunday for further treatment. Mr. Frandle has not been well for some months dnd was recently in the hospital in Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Anderson and Donnie of Rake were dinner guests Tuesday evening at the Ed Looft home, i'lie Andersons are former Leayard residents, lie being the buttermaker here for some years. Recently they owned and operated a grocery store at Kane, out due to Mr. Anderson's health, they sold out and plan to go west in the near future. Their plans are indefinite as yet. Mr. George Jacobson was called to Kenosha, Wis., on Friday by the death of his mother. She has been ill for a long time, and Mr. and Mrs. Jacobson were there to see her in the fall. Mr. and Mrs. Tilmen Hajvor- son of Elmore visited Thursday at the Ed Halvorson home. The Birthday club met Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Henry Frey, honoring her birthday. The afternoon was spent socially and a fine lunch was served. Cleo Looft, who works in Des Moines, came home Friday to spend the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Looft. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Herzog, accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Flynn of Blue Earth, Friday, on a trip visiting lumber yards. Mr. Flynn is district manager for the Rock Islands yards and Mr. Herzog is the manager of the yard here. , SINGING MICE Bill Roghair of Orange City reports that two singing mice have made their home with the Roghair family since December. The mice sing at night, usually between 9:30 and 10 and their song is a cross between a chirup and a canary's trill. Trying to catch them without using a trap has been somewhat of a problem. Huber At Ice Cream School Among students at an ice cream refresher course at Rochester, Minn., on Tuesday and Wednesday was Martin Huber of Brown's Dairy, Algona. The two-day program was devoted to talks and discussion on ice cream making, flavors, sanitation practices, and merchandising. It was sponsored by the Rochester Dairy Cooperative. Representatives of various manufacturers of fountain supplies and freezing equipment staged demonstrations. IF MOVING OR STORING YOUR HOUSEHOLD GOODS—contact BRADY TRANSFER & STORAGE COMPANY FORT DODGE, IOWA Agents, Allied Van Lines, Inc., in your locality. Excellent equipment, competent and courteous service. Phone or write for estimate on any moving problem. Tuesday, February 2t, 1950 Algona Upper Des Molnes—S V. W. CROSSLEY, M. D. Ringsted, Iowa Announces the opening of his new office for the practice of general medicine and surgery, February 20th. Office hours daily, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. except Thursday afternoon and Sunday. Phone 206 Ringsted, Iowa itui Oitgo, Col, ' "* W.S.C.S. To Meet The W.S.C.S. will meet Thursday, Feb. 23, at the home of Mrs. Charles Bashara. The program will observe the World Day of Prayer and will be in charge of Mrs. Ed Looft, spiritual life chairman. Mrs. Aeilt Troff was in Albert Lea, last week Saturday to be with her sister, Mrs. Ernest Jorgenson of Elmore, who had a major operation at Naeve hos- MEN'S SHOCKPROOF WRIST WATCHES • 17 Jew»l • Expansion Band • Incabloc- equipped • Stainless Steel Back • Swe«p Second Hand • Luminous Dial The Better Your Home - - - The Better Your Living X-RAYS THINK of Us When You Think of QUALITY For QUALITY if All We Ever Think of When We Think of You! ... of our furniture would show inside quality as well as outside beauty WHAT'S INSIDE the furniture you buy may be more important than the outside beauty you can see. Since you don't have X-ray eyes, be sure to buy home furnishings where you have confidence in the dealer and the maker. Our buyers look for quality of materials and construction as well as beauty and good taste in design. You can buy with confidence here for we stake our reputation on every piece of furniture in stock. 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