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Algona, (la.) Upper D«t Moinft* Tuesday, February 1$, 1966 Again I am the bearer of sad tidings. It seems as though the past year has been filled with so much sadness. This time I'm sorry to report the death of the first manager of the Good Samaritan Home, Herbert Lindquist, whose funeral services were held Feb. 2 at Mason City. From here he took over the management of a home at Davenport and because of falling health, was sent to a smaller charge at Osceola, Nebr. He was given a leave of absence to enter Mercy hospital at Mason City. Mr. Lindqulst came here in 1958 and I entered the home in August. He came to my home at my request to talk over the arrangements and I shall be eternally grateful to him for letting me have my room which I have always called "Home" and which I love. When I knew he was leaving here for Davenport I said "Aren't you ashamed to leave us?" He replied, "I am leaving you in very good hands, otherwise I wouldn't have gone." He spoke truthfully, for Mr. and Mrs. Nasby are a wonderful couple and I marvel at their patience and ability. I said one time, "Mr. Lindquist can do anything." Well, Mr. Nasby is just as well qualified, and having lived here as long as I have, I know what I am talking about. Both men were able to fix anything - they know exactly what to do, and always both kept calm, cool and collected. They know Just how to manage people, too - just the right approach to any problems - and it is a pity a man of Mr. Lindquist 1 s abilities had to die so young. * * * "Heinle" stebritz phoned me the other day to ask if I knew my uncle "pat" Cady organized and was bandmaster of the 52nd regiment band, which ranked among the best in the state. Yes, I did know it, but didn't remember the year, it was 1877. His good friend Glen Brunson and Hugh Smith were also members - Glen played trombone and Hugh base horn. I think probably George Spongberg was a member, too, and possibly Albin Spongberg. I have heard many tales of the fun the men had at camp and I'd say they were "live wires." * * * I notice I had made a notation, "Freda Killian and tray." The whole story is that on a trip through Algona one time after moving to Davenport, Mr, Lindquist called on Freda 1 , who was our cook when he was here. He noticed a ceramic ash try and asked where she got it - it appealed to him very much. Freda insisted upon giving it to him, She mentioned how proudly he carried it away and she is so glad she pleased him. Mrs. Lindquist was a lover of flowers and so was Mrs. Gilles. Many a chat they have had about plantings and she and Mrs, Gilles had many "over the fence" conferences. The girls "went" for rabbits and with the multiplication they do, they soon had an "overflow." They brought one for me to pet one day. True, the fur is soft and pleasant to feel, but I never was a rabbit enthusiast. I like the Belgian type best - fried and served with all the trimmings that make a meal. A recent note from Maggie pannkuk says her husband Clarence is still in the Fairmont hospital and has been since November. Their daughter-in-law, Maisle, Mrs. Don Pannkuk, died suddenly of a brain hemorrhage while at friends, Jan, 10. She leaves three children, 17, 15 and 4. She was only 42. * * * Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Evers had a recent phone call from their son, Bill, who is in service located at Balnbrldge, Md. He said there was 20 inches of snow, a mere drop in the bucket compared with some other places. * * * Feb. 4 - Little did I think I would again be mentioning the death of a friend. Mrs. Marie Murtagh died last evening'about nine o'clock and had been in serious condition the past few weeks. She will be greatly missed by her many, many friends and what delightful visits everyone had with her, for she had callers, by the dozens. She has even talked with me here over the phone when she felt able, she was so interested in the new home and had a room spoken for there. I had hoped she would remain as well as when she came here and could enjoy at least a year there. Her sense of humor was amazing and she was loved by so many. Years ago, she and Ella Thompson were movie fans as were mother and I and we'd discuss matinees after the shows, pro and con, . * * * I miss Mrs. Bailey and Abbie Tjaden, who came daily to see Mr. Bailey and dropped in here frequently. I miss the Kyle Keiths who came to see his mother. I miss Evelyn Bickert who came to see her father Harry Bode, who is now at St. Ann, and I shall miss Gene and Veda and Josephine when they came to see Mrs. Murtagh. My world is falling apart, too. * * * I had such an interesting letter from Mattie Dewel Thorpe yesterday. She was a leader of a Girl Scout group years ago and they plan a reunion and will join her at Margate, Fla, June 10. They will spend a week in a motel on the .beach and some of the time at Isabel Hutchison Drummond's. Some of the husbands will be going, too. Isabel lives 35 miles down the beach from the 'Thorpes and quoting Mattie, "she is helping me prepare a letter for Camp Fire Headquarters about our Grandmothers Camp Fire Girls. We are called the Bloomer Girls." Mattie asked if I remembered Yarda and Helen Strom, No, their names are familiar, but I did not know them. Helen was with the group only two years but is coming from san Diego for the reunion, she adds, "it has been chilly and still is this morning, but Burton is mowing the lawn in his shirt sleeves, so I guess we haven't much to complain about," I agree, iwish we had that temperature here. Her letter was on paper in a folder which she said was made of wax paper, glue and a flower. Novel and very pretty. It was quite a coincidence that I had another note the same morning with the same sort of stationery, but different design. Mattie, wouldn't it be fun to have a reunion of our Irvington camp group ? That could also qualify as a grandmothers group, * * * I had callers the other day Mr. and Mrs. James Luther Miller and his wife of Burt. They are remotely related to Mattie McWhorter and had come to see her, Mr. Miller is a retired manager of the elevator and plans to do some vacationing in the south. They had better wait awhile. The south is not at its best right now. Iowa rates pretty well this year. They have a son, James, living at Runnemede, N, J. * * * The birthdays of Chris Jensen and Henry Hartwell were observed Feb. 1. My nap time is from 1 till 2:45 and I was sound asleep. Didn't even waken when Inez Wolfe put her purse on my table. She was one of the hostesses. Mrs. Leonard Maasdam was the other. But since I am on first floor, too, I got in on the very good angel food and coffee. * * * Other mail yesterday was a card from Fairie Kuhn of Port Miff Greinert Of Rodman Is ingagad To Wed BARBARA GREINERT Isabel, Tex. She says the weather has been anything but good. 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