The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 18, 1956 · Page 15
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in Ihfe midst of the Christmas rush, we mothers are 'apt to think we are the only ones beset with confusion. But teachers can end up on December 25th feeling as it they've "had it 1 ',.too. Especially if Iheyjye had anything to do with putting on a Christmas program. I was reminded of this recently by tho greeting from Esthel Charlotte Smith, Swea City girl now teaching at Charles City. It was a poem entitled, "December Nightmare," by I. M. Bushed, Classroom Teacher. Here's Miss Smith's version of the Yuletide dclcrium. "UP ON THE HOUSETOP REINDEER PAUSE" (Where in heck is Santa Claus?) "DOWN THRU THE CHIMNEY WITH LOTS OF TOYS" (Holy Moses, what a noise!) "JINGLE BELLS — ALL THE WAY" (Now there'll^be the deuce to pay! Sixty tots of tender age Mill, bewildered, on the stage.) "NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND ALL THRU THE HOUSE" (Light man's missed his cue, the louse!) "SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS BY NIGHT" (One with black eye—playground fight.) "WESTWARD LEADING, STILL PROCEEDING" (Heed, O Kings, your teacher's pleadings! Cease your flannel-tortured wriggles, Never mind the angels' giggles.) (Double, double, toil and trouble, Soloist with sinus trouble, Size 12 robe on size 8 torso, Music lost, and prompter more so.) "JOSEPH WAS A-WAAAALK- ING" ....« (Fourth grade- children, stop that talking!) i Lanky Joseph's saddle shoes Show neath garb of clashing hues.) "HARK THE HERALD ANGELS , SING" : (Flat, and off-beat, a la Bing) "PEACE ON EARTH, AND MERCY MILD" (Teacher's gone a little wild.) "SILENT NIGT—ALL IS CALM 1 ' (Yeah? So's the atomic bomb!) * * * Now, Esfh«f Grae» Sigsbee's version of "December Nightmare" ,is viewed from a different point than Esther Charlotte Smith's. But if reflects the same spirit. It's by Tiah Dovjtt, Homemaker, Our House, .U.S.A. It is offered herewith only; a few apologies. "DEcic THE HALLS WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY" (Mom has a cold and Dad's not jolly.) "TANNENBAUM" — "OH CHRISTMAS TREE!" (They don't giVe.'them away for free. Mom chose one with a broken top, Immediately exchanged by Pop, It's wiggly and wobbly and missing some lights, ( When the kids trimmed it, only four fights!) "HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING" (We're short on tone,' but we're long on zing. /. , Bill's in the bathtub, >4rub6ii& off dirt. ' U ' i if! Concert tonight. Gotta wear a white shirt. Second row chorus — we'll look for his face, • • • '•• ^ r , . > *' ', Last year'he sang, alto;', how: it's bass.) "UP ON THE HOUSETOP, REINDEER PAUSE" (We're, filling the pack 'for Santa Claus.) . : "DOWN THROUGH THE' CHIMNEY WITH LOTS'OF TOYS' (For Gosh sakes, :kjds, will you stop that noise! Thirty-cent present forfifth grade girl, What gift for Grandma? My head!s in a whirL , Take BrbwnieHsliding; ,witrj •'• ? 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Kodak Pony 135 Camera Outfit, complete $49.65 And Other Photographic Supplies OTHER CAMiRAS FROM $2-25 TO $75-00 - MOVIE PROJECTORS AS LOW AS $62-00 - IJGHT METERS FROM $15.95 -, SCREENS FROM $7.00 - SLI0! PROJECTORS PRICED FROM $23.95 TO $69.95 - AU SIZES FILM ~ FLASH3UIBS - FILTERS - CARRYING CASES TRIPODS - FLASHGUNS PHARMACY THESE VWOMEN! "Civ« me whftt u*ed to be ten «cnU worth of liver *v / for DM cat!" cheer and a hoo';. Jeanie's found out where we've hidden the loot) "WEfTHREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE" ~ •' • ' (We're making cookies shaped like a star. We stir 'em and roll 'em and sprinkle with spice, From small hands they're grimey , *-tb us-they 1 look nice.) •' "bREAM; OF WHITE CHRIST'- MAS -i-' EACH CARD WE WRITE" (These,letters will take me 'most >gll of the ( night.; / Where, oh •• where, -is my address •• list? < * •••>• i Kids! From that wrangling, cease and desist! . We .wish you. .Gpd's blessing, health, peace and fun. •"JOY TO THE WORLD!" XThe last-one- is-dorse!) "IT'S THE WEHK BEFORE '•CHRISTMAS,' AND ALL THROUGH THE .HOUSE" (There's so much confusion, we'd not notice a moujse. Cards are arriving' in all of the mails. But will'Mary's coart last till the post-Christmas sales? Will the money h.o8d out to pay every bill? ' If you kids eat more candy, you're sure to be ill! "WHILE VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS DANCE IN : THE HEAD" : (Or would, if I cojuld only just get to bed.) "PEACE ON EARTH AND I MERCY MILD" ( : M*ama'S-'gone a little wild.) -•">"SILENT NIGHTi — ALL IS ;CALM". > ; (Yeah? ' ,So's thu atomic bomb!) * * | * In r.pite of all the duller and confusion, Christinas is the very best, time of the;year. I doubt if we could stand 1 it if it were to last all year long,, but the spirit back of it would•hp nice to keep around. One Idojul event that never fails to put me in a Christmas mood is the /school concert. We attended it Uist night. Although I've np.va.vs enjoyed thpso affairs, it's/more fun than ever now that n»- own children and the sons ankl daughters of my friends and relatives are taking part. The 'girls were so pretty in tlvcir e\iening dresses. They woi-c high.hpcls instead of Uxeir usual loafers' and I suspect, many of thorn v\»>re trying to get accustomed to wearing their first girdles. We're fprtunatc here to have so ninny ! talented singers among the fellows. Liliace Sc- Crit and Del.Carver are certainly to be congratulated on a lot of hard work, well done. * * » A package came to rrve In the mail this week and because I saw no "Wait until Christmas' .sign, I opened it. It was a shaker of Savor Salt from u Titonka reader. I mentioned the sylt in ;i recipe a while back and I didn't know what the stufi was. It has salt, spices, Monosodiutn Gtuta- mate, garlic and Magnesium Carbonate in it and the flavor it adds is real perky. Whoever the anonymous sender is, I'd like to th;:nk her. * • * There was a wonderful, long letter from Connie Rent/ Ireland who now lives in Monee, 111. Connii- apologized for m-g- !ectin,g her letter writing, but it seems to m? she has an awfully Mode by KRAFT from the one and only MIRACLE WHIP and special pickle relishes Miracle Sandwich Spreif good excuse. She has six youngsters, the smallest two months old and 'less than three weeks ago the Irelands moved into a brand new home;- And she has all. her Christmas shopping done! * * * This week's recipe also came !rpm Conntic- Ireland. It's for a Crartberry Pudding. She says, 1'This- pudding is real moist and ciri'b.e're-heated or steamed and jt tastes just as good as it did at first. The butter sauce you use over it really is what gives it the rich flavor." 1-Vis cups cranberries, cut in half P/4 cups flour (do not sift) 1 tablsp. sugar pinch of salt 2 teasp. baking soda , ^z cup' darki molassec Vz cup', boiling water s, Mix ingredients and steam for 1'A hours, in greased ring mold. Turn out while still warm and cut in wedges to serve, with the sauce over the top. Butter Sauce • >£ cup butter Vi cup ci'eam 1 cup sugar Connie didn't say how to mix this, but I concluded you just cream'it together. Anyway that's what I'm going to do. —GRACE. t Church Groups Xmas Parties At Titonka Tiio«ka.-*'The Ladies Aid of the Ramsey Reformed Church wore hosts at their annual Christmas party on Wednesday, December 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the church parlors. Hostesses vere Mesdames Walter Aukes, Alvin Gray, Carl Harms, Senus Isebfand, and Misses Jennie Harms and Kathoryn Kurtzleben. Pariy Dee. 20 Plans are being made for the Annual Ladies Aid of the Good Hope Lutheran church for Thursday, December 20, at 7:30 p.m. A individual gift exchange and also a gift exchange for negro children will take olace. A nice program is planned for the evening and everyone who is a member urged to come. Night School Speaker Dean Nertig was guest speaker at the Adult Evening School on Wednesday, December 12. Hip subject was Fertilizers. Nerdig is Laboratory Technician at the North Ag. Co-Op in Forest City. Mr and Mrs Alvin Holtorf are the p.-irents of a baby daughter .horn Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Buffalo Center hospital. The baby weighed 7 Ibs. and has been named Cynthia Joann. Mrs Holtorf is the former Agnes Jannaen. The; P.f.A. held its monthly meeting Monday evening, Dec. 17, at the High School with a Christmas Operetta, directed by Mrs Lawrence Govern Mr and Mrs George Alke and Janice and Mr and Mrs Clarence Brandt were dinner and suppei- guests at the home of Mr arid Mrs Wm. Nothwher arid family. Mrs Anna Swytef was a recent c*aller at "the home of Mrs Elh Brandt. Mr and Mrs Gordon Swan and Carol Ann and Mr and Mrs Willard Charlsoh and family of Forest City were suptter guests at the home of Mr and Mrs George Sachau and daughter. Mr and Mrs Robert Campbell and Barbara of Wheaton, til., and Mrs Anna Hasck of Fenton were recent afternoon and evening guests of Mr and Mrs Waltei Haack and family. Jacob- Kurtzleben has been a patient at the Mercy hospital in Msson City. The Good Hope Lutheran Church served a Pancake Supper Wednesday. Dec. 12, with serving to start at 5:30. Mr and Mrs Senus Isebranr" and Mrs Ollie Bruns were Omaha, Nebraska visitors recently. Mr and Mrs ,-Isebrand yisitod theiij son Herbert and family and Rollie and Sever Pannkuk and Mrs Bruns visited at the home of he son and family, the Dale Bruns. Mr and Mrs Dale Higgins and family left Friday, Dec. 7, for Harrington. Kansas, Where they spent until Tuesday with the Eddie Scott family there. Mrs Tuesday, December 1$, 1956 Algorta (la.) Upper DM Mo!rt«-7. Scott is the daughter ol Mrs, Higgins. „ . | Mrs Irene Higgens entertained her 500 club recently with Mrs Minnie Oesterreicher and Mrs Eleanor Sachau receiving thoj prizes. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs Irene Peterson with i\ pot luck Christmas dinner and exchanging of giftS; following the dinner. Mrs Mary Oesterreicher har been a patient at the Park hospital in Mason City. She was taken there Dec. 5. Mrs Anne Andrews is substitute teacher for the 5th grade in her absence. Mr and Mrs Jay Arnolds, Mr and Mrs Louis Arnolds, Randy ind Mark, and Mr and Mrs Wm Everding were Sunday dinner and afternoon guests at the home of Mr and Mrs Menr.o Everding and family. Mr nnd Mrs Wilbur Schranl of Clear Lake entertained Mr and Mrs Kenneth Swan, Mr and Mrs Cliff Krantz, Mr and Mrs Ed Sathoff, Mr and Mrs Clark Miller, Mr and Mrs J. L Intermill, Mr and Mrs Jerry Schutjer, Mr and Mrs Don Budlong, Mr and Mrs Harry Mehlan and Mr and Mrs Vernon Wenger at i a buffet luncheon and evening of bridge, Sunday evening, December :9th. Prizes were won by Mr and Mrs Intermill, Mr and Mrs Budlong, Mr and Mrs Wenger and Mr Kenneth Swan. "•'-.-. Mrs Dick Gerdis te home after majot surgery at the, H&ncook Memorial hospital at Britt. Janine Beth Boyken, -irlfaht daughter of Mtf ;and Mrs Art Boykfen, was baptized S December 9, at th£ Good Hope Lutheran Church t-ith Mf aiid Mrs Wm. Bpvfcen 6f Ames? as hef sponsors. Rev. B. H, SohWe^iri officiated. For the Occasion Mi 1 and Mrs Wm. Boykett entertained Mr and Mrs Art Boyken and family, Mr and Mrs Wm. Boyken and family of Ames, Mr and Mrs Ed Boyken and family, Rev. arid Mrs Schwerin, Mr and Mf« Dwight Garret and Mrs Aftrts Missel at dinner. Xmas Party By Plum Creek Club The Plum Creek women's club had their Christmas part*, Dec. 12th at the home of Millie Slagle. 16 members and 6 guests were present. Millie Slagle had a quiz on Xmas for the opening number. The program was Christmas music. Ruth Bensc'.ioter played two solos on her cornet. Johnny Scuffham played two solos on his Saxaphone. Doris Steven and Harriet Schr' Meriting sang "Holy Night," a<i- companied by Clara Keith. Sadie Skilling won the Traveling Basket. A free will offering was made for the children's home instead of gifts. the next meeting will be Jan. 9, with Mrs George Johnson;in Algeria. Mrs'Albert Johnson escirig after surgery -.at r a Rochester hospital^ •>•.. j; "; SUPER GIFT STEPS DOWN J. B. Evzms, Rock Island engineer, has stepped down from his cab after 53 years of railroad service.' .-He fired on .thfe Northwestern line in 1903-and became an engineer in 1910. He lives in West Des Moines. m 3-LB. BOX BRACH'S CHOCOLATES Brach's Finest in a •. Beautiful Christmas Box ! Yes, Brach's wonderful choco* laies . . . finest soft cenleis in vanilla, maple, caramel, nougat, and peppermint all in tone box, with each and *v«ry chocolate in the box neatly wrapped. Three full pounds in' the most attractive "Christinas dress" imaginable — youis* to give for this wonderfully, low pricel Don't miss out!, ' ;-"'...';.>•-•... •'.,••.?• ' Each and Every Box Is Fresh From Brach's! HLfRRT SMALL DEPOSIT HOLDS YOUR SELECTION SreBW8W««3!W«!^^ ways From the Algona Greenhouses AZALEAS MISTLETOE POINSETTA JERUSALEM CHERRY PLANTS ENGLISH HOLLY EUERgREENS * LARGE VARIETY OF CENTERPIECES SUCH A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF CANDLES, EVERGREEN, CENTERPIECES, MANTLE PIECES, HOLLY WREATHS—HOLIDAY CORSAGES, SCOTCH HEATHER, EUCALYPTUS, ETC. ALL KINDS OF CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENTS TO BRIGHTEN YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. YOU CAN ALWAYS ME SURE OF QUALITY WHEN YOU CALL THE ALGONA GREENHOUSES — SINCE 1S98. SEND FLOWERS BY WIRE Fresh flowers sent by wire make charming last minute gifls. Order Christmas flowers, corsages or plants through members of the Florist* Telegraph Delivery Association. We are bonded members of the F. T. D. A. _ YOUR FLOWER I'HONE Greenhouses

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