The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 20, 1956 · Page 20
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Thanksgiving Day sneaked up on me this year. I have been going along thinking that I had an extra week for housecleaning before I have the annual dinner, but a look at the calendar rudely awakened me to the fact it's next Thursday.. I won't be completely done with the cleaning by that time, but we'll have Thanksgiving anyway. I plan to fill the grandparents so full of turkey they won't mind the fingerprints on the woodwork. They've seen my house dirty more times than they have seen it clean, anyway. * * « Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and the many tiling^ we all have for which to be thankful, one of my favorite wilting subjects/' ^ut after hav-' ing written seven Thanksgiving columns* I find I have run out of new wavs (o express the subject. So this year I'm, borrowing heavily from the Thanksgiving — t .—_.— , * , column of 1952. « * • The firsl Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in Plymouth colony in 1621. The' harvest had been bountiful and the Pilgrims had good reason to rejoice. Governor Bradford 'sent four men into the forest to shoot wild birds, some friendly Indians were invited and they came bringing venison. The entire group sat down to a Thanksgiving dinner that lasted three days. * * * Most of us have always viewed that little band of Pilgrims as sedate, sober people, dressed in black and white with very little time or inclination for fun and gayety. But when Helen Deutsch did the research for the movie, "Plymouth Adventure" a few years back she came up with some surprising facts that made the Pilgrims seem more like flesh-and-blood people with muc i of the same outlook on life and INSURANCE! GET TO KNOW THIS MAN 1M* YOUR 'INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL* ^INSURANCE \A6ENT L., S. Bohannon You aave'money by choosing an insurance proJ, gram designed to fit your special needs. As an Independent agent, we represent several com« panics, which makes it possible for us to give you that program. Our personal service is your guarantee of prompt, fair settlement of^all REPRESENTING IOWA HARDWARE MUTUAL SERVICE A.cross Street East of Iowa State Bank Phone 103 With many of, the Same foibles >&$ We have today. : * • * * Mill DtuUeh diiC6tM*d thfti the black and white gafb we cut put of construction paper for the Pilgrim posters jn out schooldays Is myth, not fact. They really wore brilliant red, yellow, green afld purple costumes. Not only was this lots more to the liking" 6f the Prudences and Priscillas of Plymouth Colony, it also made it much more effective for the movies to produce it in technicolor. * » * • The! Indians weren't nearly as ferocious as we've been led to believe. It may well be that they were invited to the first Thanks giving feast because the settlers just couldn't gel rid of them. The venison they brought for potluck might have been quite a switch from their usual habits for Miss Deutsch reveals that those Indians had heretofore taken such a liking to the Pilgrims they would come to visit and stay for days, eating their hosts out of hearth and log cabin. Today's Thanksgiving guests have been known to stay for dinner, supper and bedtime snack but most of them are usually gone by Friday morning. * • * Perhaps today we would be eating Virginia ham on Thanks giving instead of the now traditional turkey if it were not for a bit of skulduggery on the part of one man, an agent for the Virginia Colony. The Pilgrims thought they were bound for Virginia but this man owned stock in the New England company so he bribed the Mayflower's captain to land his unsuspecting passengers near Cape Cod instead! * * » The first thing the women passengers on the Mayflower did upon landing was to wash the dirty clothing accumulated during the long journey Then, as always, we women were faced with the laundry. The day they landed happened to be Monday and that, says Miss Deutsch, is why Monday is still the traditional washday. * * i Thanksgiving is a delightful holiday for anyone who likes to cook. At our house it is the occasion of the only big company dinner we have all year. Since our house is too small and our families too big to ask all the relatives, we invite representatives of both sides of the family. I fix a turkey and the trimmings, the Grandmas bring pies and rolls; I drag out the good silver and the best tablecloth and I have a grand time. * * » But I wonder if scmelimes in the midst of the roasting and eating we all are a little apt to forget what the true meaning of .the, day- is. . Just in «fl&se.«A.ig«|si|oo~ involved in making gravy "and such next Thursday, to count my blessings, I'm preparing a Thankful List right now. I THESE WOMEN! There's A World Christmas Gifts In RICHARDSON'S BEAUTIFUL GIFT SHOP ^T X. m "b looks wonderful oft you, dear! Go right ahead and take it and let them worry about letttiti U» moaey out of ratl" Cook onion in butter until cleaf. Add remaining ingredients except turkey and simmer for about 35 minutes. Add turkey and simmer 15 minutes to blend flavors. Serve on toasted bun halves OJ over noodles or rice. —GRACE. Open House At Swea City On 50th Anniv. Tuesday, November 20, 1956 Mflona do.') Upper Pet Since Thanksgiving is • purely American holiday, we can; start by being thankful that we live in this country. The Uriite'd State's is a little short on pyramids, grand canals and ancient castles. It's a little long .on taxes, hocus-pocus and rush and hurry but for my money;, it's the best place to live this side of Heaven. * * • . I'm thankful lor the good health our family enjoys most of the .time and for the medical service available in case our good luck runs out. I'ni thankful that I have lots of work to do and the strength and ambition to gel part of it done. * • • I'm thankful for friends—the handful of close friends that I know and love well and the larger group of friends whom, I know less intimately but who bring so much variety and enjoyment to living. I'm thankful that funny things-happen all of'the time and that 'there is usually someone around to laugh .about them with 'me. I'm grateful for Father and for those three young sprouts we produced and are endeavoring to rear together. I'm thankful for his sympathetic ear when I gripe and worry over the youngsters and for Pop's complete agreement when I state that our's are among the most wonderful kids any* where, ! * * ' * $ It may not be very idealistic of me, but I'm thankful for the gadgets and machines that make household chores easier — the vacuum sweepers, ironers, can openers and washers. I'm grate-_ ful for the modern miracles such* as television, automobiles, radio and movies, too, but how much less time we would have to enjoy these luxuries if it were not for today's floor waxes, washing detergents, cake mixes and hot water! People got along very well for centuries without electric, lights, nylon and indoor plumbing, but just the same, I'm glad we have them. No person has so little that he has nothing for which to be thankful. Neither does anyone ever acquire so much that a grale- ful heart does not enhance him. So when Thanksgiving Day comes around we should all pause in the festivities, at church or at home, and, as the old hymn har il, "Now Thank We All Our God." * * * Delia Moxley is starting het annual Eighth Grader's Dance Club, Wednesday evening, Nov. 28. This is sponsored by the parents, not the schools, but any 8th grader in the county is welcome to attend. Delia contributes her instructor's services und she Ivis 'one *o for the past several years, thereby endearing' herself to a whole generation of young people who learned to dance at a time; in their Jives when the gocia' skills are most important to them. Tho only cost to the kids is 15c or so per meeting to defray the costs of the Lucia Wallace gyir where they'moot. * • * I'm especially interested in Danco Club this year because we have an 8th grader to go into it. Father and I have agreed to help sponsor and I have a persona! scheme up my sleeve. I hopo to get Pop's interest in the Light Fantastic awakened so that hcvc- ! after I won't have to club him to get him out on the floor. If tha< Horsn't work. I plan to make Bill dunce with me. If you know an 8th grader who would like to join the class For weeks now, colorful lovely things have been arriving from far-distant poitnts — to grace the brilliantly-lighted walls and shelves of Richardson's Gift Shop. So much — and so different — that only a personal visit tells you all. We Suggest you stop in and reserve for your own gift-giving the items you desire from this grand array ! R. G. RICHARDSON FURNITURE CO. 13 COLORS 13 RUSCO WINDOWS SALVANIZED STEEL SELF- STORING COMBINATION givei fou more convenience an4 comfort than any other combination window J* XUSCO DOOR HOOPS AND WINDOW CANOPIES f4d greatly to the beauty of your home I Charles Miller RUSCQ SALES Pbone 741 -W «!*e* I J?jn- Display at 116 So. Dodge, Algon? contact Mrs Moxley. Meetings are from 7:30 to 8:30 in the eve ning and the dates are Nov. 28; Dec. 5; Jan. 2, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 27; April 3 and 10. • • . • Almost no one objects to having leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner, especially in the t.urkey department because there are so aany wonderful things to make out of them. Plain, cold slicec' turkey is mighty gopd, but if you want to get a little fancier you might try this recipe for Turkey Barbecue sent by Mrs George Jorgenson of Fenton during last year's recipe contest. ?.'£ to 3 cups cubed cooked turkey or chicken 2 tabsp. butter Ms cup each of chopped onion, green pepper, celery 1 cup catsup 1 cup water 2 tabsp. .vinegar 2 tabsp. Worcestershire sauce 2 tabsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. prepared mustard V 2 tsp. salt ''B tsp. pepper. Swea City — Mr and Mrs Johr Karstf.n celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Monday, Nov. 12, at their home in Swea City. In honor of the occasion, an 8 o'clock Mass was conducted at Sacred Heart church in Ledyard. Rather Montag was officiating clergyman. A dinner in the church basement was served at noon to 59 relatives and friends. The dinner was prepared and served by the Rosary Society. The open house observance was at the home, and 130 friends called in the afternoon and evening. Mr and Mrs Kockler were married in St. John's church at Bancroft with Father Schemme officiating. They were attended by Miss Mary Rapp, now Mrs Matt Kramer and Hans Kockler, a brother of Mrs Karsten. Both attendants were present at the festivities on Monday. Also present for the occasion were three sons, Billy of Sioux City, John of St. Paul, and Virgil of Fort Dodge. Francis of California was unable to be present. 'Another son, Vincent, was killed in U.S. service. 1 Helping at the home were Mesdames Gene Tague, Cassie Anderson, Leo Crowley, Eddie Kollasch, Maurice Kollasch, Louise Kollasch and Walter Kockler. The anniversary wedding cake had been baked and decorated by Mrs Leo Crowley and was cut by Mrs John Karsten Jr. Mrs Virgil Cahill presided at the coffee urn and Mrs George Rohlin served the punch. Mrs Tony Kollasch was in charge of the guest book. Mr and Mrs Karsten have spent the entire 50 years of their married life in the Bancroft and Swea City vicinity. They came to Swea City in 1942 to the home they now occupy. Their first home was in Bancroft, where they lived one year, followed by a period when they lived southwest of Bancroft. Six years was spent on the Joe Rapp farm south of Swea City, and prior to buying a home in Swea City, they lived 26 years on the farm now owned by the Gilbert Cordes family. Out ,of town guests, who came for the reception and dinner, included the Rev. Fr. Adams, Bancroft; the Rev. Fr. Jdngblut, and the Rev. Fr. Montag of Ledyard; Miss Vivian Irish, Ledyard; Mr and Mrs Virgil Cahill, Ft. Dodge; Bill Karsten, Sioux City; Mr and Mrs John Karsten and Janet, St. Paul, Minn.; Mr and Mrs Art Kuengsfield, Ionia; Mr and Mrs Wilton Ewald, Rochester, Minn.; Mrs Lena Ewald, Adams, Minn.; Mr and Mrs Bill Woltz, Burt; Mr Henry Kockler, Peoria, 111.; Mrs H. Broderson, Pocahontas, la.; Mr and Mrs Phil Wilmaa, Armstrong, la.; Mr and Mrs J. Howard Burrls, Rockford, 111.: Jeannie Burris", Minneapolis; and other guests from Ledyard, Lakota, Bancroft, and Swfia City. LUVERNE NEWS Mr and Mrs Henry Langerman of near Fenton were overnight guests at the home of their daughter, Mr and Mrs Gerhard Myers and family. Friday visitors in the Henry Hinz and Harley Rusher homes were their daughter and sister, Mr and Mrs Joe Underberg and Dean of Fort Dodge. Weekend guests in the home of Mr and Mrs Harley Rusher and! children were his parents, Mr and Mrs Ezra Rusher and Mrs Carol Garrett of Des Moines. Sunday afternoon guests in the Rusher home were Mr and Mrs Robert Hankins and children of Humboldt and Mr and Mrs Robert Rusher and Carlos, LuVerna. In Minneapolis at the ANDREWS Hotel you'll be glad you did In the very center of the clty- near depots, |theaters, wholesale district and all shopping. Air-Conditioned Rooms- Radio—TV available. 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Revolutionary new Torsion-Aire that sweeps you along in a "Realm of Silence," masters curves with race car torsion bar suspension. New Total- Contact Brakes — the greatest in the industry! This is Autodynamics . . . where everything is new from road tQ roof. It's ail yours in a lithe, lean master of motion only 414 feet high. You have never seen, felt, owned anything like it. PERCIVAL MOTORS -- 800 S. Phillips Street "HEM^Ea

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