The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 1, 1966 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 1, 1966
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Cancel Evelyn Feb. 22 - Greetings, good old George, where ever you are and I hope you know you are not forgotten and your birthday is observed every year. No mail today in your honor and a bean supper tonight are local observances. And I am very proud of an ancestor, Capt. Cady, and with your army when the British surrendered at Yorktown. He had a horrible name, Ebenezar Cady, but there were three of them in a row, so it must have been popular, and all were grandfathers of mine. I won't stop to figure how many greats back. So, HI just let my chest puff out a little more and take pride in Ms ancestor who helped win the war. His brother John was also commissioned but his job was to buy food for the troops. Well, they say wars are won by stomachs. I nave had another letter from Roy Waterhouse of Los Angeles and quite a number of pictures. He says he is getting rid of a lot of pictures and among these are several, which will be of interest to the Kossuth County Historical Society, so I am passing them on. One is of a popcorn wagon he and his wife had at Emmetsburg when Doctors Ray and Day Potter opened their veterinary office there. When I read the letter, I got the impression a dog of theirs was the first customer, for dogs DO like popcorn, but a second reading was that Roy's bird dog was the doctors first patient. He said h. j plos to go to Sun City as soon as possible and see Marjorie Carlon Harriman. He was recently at Las Vegas but said he didn't make any money. He saw Jimmy Durante and the Collins kids and added it has been cold in California, in the 60*5 most of the time. He asked what became of Firman Laing, Austin St. John, Alvin McMurray and Charley Winkel. The first three are dead - have been for some time, but I didn't know Charlie Winkle and don't know anything about him. * * * Thanks from Mr. and Mrs. Nasby and the Good Samaritan residents for the Valentine favors, Mrs. Keith Christie and her Scouts, Alice Condon for her third grader's valentine favors, Mrs. Paul Puffer's fifth grade Sunday school class of the Methodist church for valentines and Sunday, cakes were brought for supper, Mrs. Ernest Hutchison Scout troop, and cookies from the Titonka Federated club sent in care of Shirley Iverson. * * * Feb. 19 our devotions period was greatly enjoyed. Bernice Rising had a class in voice, consisting of Janice Limbaugb, Edith Ruark, Karen Peterson, LuAnn Holt, Kathy Bider, Sarah Berber and Lark Whittemore. she brought them to sing for us and they sang beautifully. I hope they come frequently. I was pleased with the valentine sent me by Margaret pur- rant, and from Jenny Hutchison, representing troop #434. Marg Dahl's was a humorous one. It said, "My dog wants to be your valentine and he doesn't take up with just anybody." Diane Walker Of Algona To Wed In June DIANE WALKER Mrs. Midelia Walker, Algona, announces the engagement of her daughter, Diane Sue, to Dennis Ray Fritz, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Frtiz, Wesley. The late Melvin F. Walker was the father of the prospective bride. Miss Walker is presently employed at the Algona hotel coffee shop, as a waitress. Mr. Fritz is employed at the Pioneer Corn Company. A June wedding is being planned. A cute gleaning from Glenn Naudain's "Rotary News" was "Hair is a problem with both sexes - with women ifs tint; with man, taint." * * * Going back to the dog topic, Lucille Crose Andersen sent me a picture of a dog which belongs to a friend, Lois Rony. I've forgotten what kind it is but it is the poodle specie, has long hair • and Lois had brushed the hair back from Vanessa's eyes and tied it with a perky bow. Lucille has acoupleofDaschunds that don't like cats and they were puzzled about Vanessa. But, when they found out she was merely a visitor, they walked away assured and content. * * *. I can't blame the office gremlin for an error a few weeks ago. It hopped on my key board and wrote 1877 as the date my uncle "Pat" Cady organized the 52nd regiment band. It should have been 1897. My uncle would have been only about 18 in 1877. Those pesky gremlins! * * * Thank you,. Ruby Thorpe of Ames, for your nice note. I am glad you like my column and am glad to add you to the list of those who remember "if the Man in the Moon Were a Coon." Yes, the old music melody and like you, I loathe today's variety. I will let Mrs. Lindhorst know you asked to be remembered to her. * * * When I heard the William Mc- Kims had bought the late Cora Martin house just two doors west from here, I recalled when my first "boy friend," Walter (Jock) Turner lived there and the times I bad braved the dark street path really, on the north side of t$e Call place, present Good Samaritan Homo* to hand a May basket in return for the ones he gave me. No, I was never alone. It was too spooky and girl friends were always along. Mr. Turner was manager of the Woodford, Wheeler, Tompkin lumber yard and the family moved to California shortly before "Jock" graduated in 1910. * * * I was glad and surprised as well to have a phone call the other day from Mary Fouss (Mrs. Harrison) of Whittemore. She was an aide here some time ago. She lives in a house on one of the parental farms, has a three-month old son, Raymond Dean, and her husband is employed at Universal. * * * The Good Samaritan Auxiliary met Tuesday, with Mrs. Martin Becker, an ardent worker in the society, attending . it was good to see her. She is making good recovery from a stroke of several weeks ago and incidentally has lost quite a few pounds, a thing in her favor. * * * Ray Potter, Dot Smith and Mrs. Ernest Egel, have told me they remember the oldie, "If the Man in the Moon Were A Coon." * * * Dorothy Muckey brought me a plate of cookies yesterday, with her was the little son, Jimmy, a "pint sized" Stanley, his father. TuMday, March 1, 1966 Alflona (la.) Upper DM Mdtnt* a back road which passes through a small Japanese village. The back road is just one cat wide and along the way are people with carts of fried noodles, etc, The shops are all open fronts and about 9 x 12 feet in size. Dorothy said the daughter, Nancy who is now married and mother of a little daughter and a housewife of sometime, is very homesick and she and her husband are looking forward to a visit here as soon as possible. It isn't in the near future, but it is something to look forward to. While she likes California, Algona tugs at heart strings. * * * I had sort of a shock the other day. I have memtioned my cousin Lola Henderson swinney of Yucaipa, Cal. and our annual letters at Christmas. The other day when I saw the return address in the upper corner, I thought, "Oh, I wonder what has happened now." Thank goodness, it was just a chatty letter about all the family and no bad news. * * * Myron Alderson was recipient of a letter recently from his niece Eula Mae, whose husband is Maj. B. R. Marshall, and they are stationed at Tokyo, Japan where the Maj. is officer in charge of medical supplies and finances for the 5th Air Force. They live in a government housing on the out skirts of Tokyo, the largest city in the world. She writes, "There are two routes from here to Fuchu, one a very modern four-lane highway and * * * Henry Hartwell, residenthere, and Abe Lincoln have the same birthday - Feb. 12. Henry's was appropriately observed and members of his family came to see him. He had the traditional birthday cake. * * * The best news I've had in some time. ROBINS ARE HERE, and I have it on good authority. Bernice and Chester Schoby were on east McGregor road Feb. 20 and saw two. The previous day, Amy Johnson heard one, but when she came to work, she said everyone here thought she was a little balmy. But the next day, she too, saw one. So let's forget all our troubles, large and small. Irvington Ideals Irvington Ideals 4-H club met at St. Benedict hall on Jan. 13. The meeting was called to order by president Carol Stebbins. Roll call was answered by 10 members. 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