The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 22, 1966 · Page 8
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Evelyn ilHHIIIIIHIIIIIIIH^^^ home at 2 p.m. and another group at 3. Then Sunday was open house. I don't intend to go see the place until some of the residents from here and others who have applied from outside are there. Then I'll go visiting and inspect the place. All reports are that it is perfectly beautiful and will be made all the more attractive when the landscaping is done. Lavina Hanson of Hurt won the Shetland pony at Farmers Service and immediately turned him over to her sons, David and Bruce, who were of course delighted. They have named him King and share half and half in his care, I asked her which end belonged to whom. It makes a vast difference. Lavina confessed she would rather have had the TV, a much easier thing to live with, but King may grow on her as time passes. * * * Speaking of TV's, 1 thought I was going to have to buy a new one Saturday night. When I wanted the Lawrence Welk program, I couldn't get a picture, but could get the music over 4, when it's channel 5 which carries the program. Still no picture. All the trouble was caused by a loose connection in the roof gadget. That high wind played havoc with it, but I'm "in business" again. * * * Going back to the Shetland pony, I can remember visiting aunt Eva and uncle Bert Goddard at Bancroft and being taken for a ride in a pony cart with my cousin Harry Goddard and his cousin Cecil Morehouse. It was a lot of fun and the pony was gentle as a kitten. The Cowles family had one too, and was housed in the barn more lately known as the Ferguson property and now a house is built over the site. My father said one time Helen Cowles was riding the pony and he started off at a gentle trot. Helen became frightened, clung to the pony's mane yelling for help and dad went to her rescue. Not a brave feat, he admitted, as the pony was a gentle creature and his speed was just a slow trot. There are horsewomen and horse women! She wasn't one of them. A letter from a relative tells me she has gone blonde for a< change. I suppose she is trying to find out if it's true, "blondes have more fun." * * * The youngest gentleman caller I ever had was one evening last week. He was Gerald Elton Busch, born Feb. 26 at Iowa •City, and brought here to see me, or I'd better say for me to see, just a few days ago. His mother, Mrs. Kenneth Busch, was with him and his grandmother, Mrs. Elton Pratt. * * * Another very young caller I had a few evenings ago was Rebecca Orton, brought here by her parents Web and Darlene Orton. she is a plump little gal with lots of black hair and eyes, which I am sure will soon be brown. Both little callers were much too sleepy to be bothered by admirers. March 8 was my lucky day. At my rest period, 1 till 2:30. 1 was lulled to sleep by Casper Thilges radio playing some of my favorite music, "Charmayne," Lilac Time," "Diane" and "Fascination." - o March 12-13 were big days here, Saturday the personnel of Good Samaritan toured the new I had an interesting letter from Fairie Kuhn, who is wintering at Port Isabel, Tex., dated March 2. It starts out by saying "Oh Boy! In about 28 more days we will be northbound again. Yes, Coin' Home." This is a lovely sunshiny morning. Been nice since Sunday. Maybe because I got Gordon out to church. I've been going regularly to the Methodist, but the minister was gone, so we went to the Baptist, A lovely, big interior, but very* small attendance. The Methodist is always an overflow, so it seems all tourists are Methodist. Well, you now know our day (fiftieth wedding anniversary) is over. We read the paper from Helen (their daughter) yesterday and the picture was really good. We spent the day with Al and Lucille Amunson, Joe and Marie Buscher and Hazel and Howard Platt, which made it a perfect day away from home." Enclosed was apaper napkin with the names of the persons mentioned written on it and done at the suggestion of Dr. Amunson. Thank you Doc. A cute napkin and a nice way of saying "Hello" to me. Fairie celebrated her anniversary further by talking via phone with each of her sisters and a brother in Ohio. The napkin ejdso had the names Ray and Marie Krantz and had recipes printed on it. One was for Shoofly pie which I have eaten but don't care for. It's a Pennsylvania Dutch concoction Ab Long had at his daughter Dorris' at Wellsville, pa. and she sent one. Before I came over to Good Samaritan I destroyed a good many letters and the other day I got in the mood to do away with more of them. I ran across my grandparents' Thomas Henderson's wedding license, dated April 8, 1865, and Rev. Legett tied the knot. Just one year later their first child was born, Walter carl. From there on at about three-year intervals there followed Luther Worthington, William Henry, Elsie Eldora (my mother), Frank and Minnie. I guess they ran out of second names. Will and Minnie died at about 16 and 6 with spinal meningitis, the aftermath of measles, and death came about two weeks apart, Minnie the first to go. Grandpa died of a stroke when he was about 62, but grandma was made of sterner stuff and lived to be 96. Remarkable. * * * Two officials of the Good Samaritan Home Association were here this morning-one l had met the other was new. The object of their visit, of course, was seeing the new home, I told them Mr. Nasby dashes in and out and is on the go so much we almost need to be reintroduced to him, Thevisitors were pete Peterson and Ray Conlon, district managers of Sioux Falls, s, D, Algeria, (la.) Upper Des Moines Tuesday, Match 22, 1966 it?" Don't you have a pill for Dr. and Mrs. R. K. Richardson left March 2 for Minneapolis where they took a plane for a two week vacation in Hawaii. The pleasure of the trip was dampened somewhat by the deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Goldstein who were to accompany them, but were killed in the plane crash near Japan. They had been touring in the Orient and were to join the Richardsons at Minneapolis for the Hawaiian trip. *. * * • Well, thank goodness, the strike is over and the tension relaxed. The only thing now to be regreted is the loss of pay many have had to encounter. and I hope from now on there will be peace and harmony . One thing I want to clear up is the pronunciation of the name. I was corrected on it. It is as though it were spelled "Widenhoff," NOT "Weeden- hoff." * * * Aren't we all like this? On executive's desk. "Be reasonable - do it MY way." * * * Gail Towne, an avid hunter and fisherman, realized a long yearned - for sight recently when he and his wife drove to Forney Lake, ,a game preserve near Glenwood. There they saw geese and ducks by the thousands, the sky so darkened by the birds in flight, it could scarcely be seen. The lake was so crowded with the game birds it seemed to be a solid mass of them. * * * To me, a 4' 11" person, a six- footer seems up in the air, but Knute Mehl, Jewell, who has been assisting Mr. Nasby here the past few weeks is 6' 1". His record can be passed by Jeff, 13 year old grandson of the M. L. Vander Waal's and son of the Lee Vander Waal's, who is in eighth grade. He has high hopes for basketball triumphs and has a pal who even tops him - a six foot, five inch "giant" who is on a freshman team. Gosh - mankind seems to grow bigger and better. I feel like a pee-wee. Plum Creek 4*H The Plum Creek Boys 4-H Club met at the Community room March 15, with Tom Kain and Matt Clark hosts, The main business of the meeting concerned plans for 4-H Day to be held in Algona April 2. Mark Mawdsley, Ronnie Gilbride and Matt Clark were appointed to the 4-H Day committee. They will meet at 7:30 p. m. March 22 at the Community Room. The next club meeting will be April 11. MRS. DELLA McKee took Mrs. Mae Jones to her home at Albert Lea, Minn, one day last week at the conclusion of her visit here with Mr. and Mrs. Vic Frideres and others. THE HOME of the late Mrs. Kenneth Kickbush has been sold to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Leek. The children, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kickbush, Sioux City, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Teglund,Goodell, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Kickbush, Mason city, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Funk were here to dismantle the home. MR. AND MRS.FerraanHeinen have sons Jim and Joe in the navy, both stationed in Hawaii and in the communications department. Joe and his wife recently became parents of twin sons, Brian and Bruce. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Ford, Bancroft. Jim and his wife became parents of a daughter whom they named Leilain, Feb. 23. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Don McCarthy. MR. AND MRS. George Heinen were visited last weekend by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stone, Ft. Dodge. MRS. ANN Fechner has entered the new Good Samaritan Home. Margaret Thompson is also there. She was formerly from lone, Wash., has been at Heritage Home, Bancroft, but came here to be near her cousin, August Slagle and wife. Miss Thompson was a teacher in the Des Moines school system at one time. MRS. ANDREW Hanson went to Ames Thursday for a visit with Mrs. John Scholtes. Friday they went to Des Moines for a visit with friends. MRS. DONPtew accompanied bet husband Thursday on a business trip to Council Bluffs. JAMES BAILEY Came from Mason City last Sunday to take home his wife who had spent a few days with her sisters and brother, Mrs. Marie Hawcott and Bess and Lee Hopkins. MR. AND MRS. James Kolp were visited over the weekend by the latter*s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Haas, La Crosse, Wis. The birthday of Mr. Haas was observed Friday. MRS. MILTON Dahl is at Rock Rapids with her son and daughter- in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Vinson. Mrs. Vinson has been ailing with disc trouble. •— ..__- —_j— __^_ A CLASSIFIED AD GET FAST RESULTS ALGONA Ends Thursday, March 24 Shown ar 6 and 8:30 PjM. THE BIGGEST BOMB OF All! "THUNDERBAU; TECHNICOLOR UHTEDJUmSTS JUST ARRIVED AT DIAMOND'S Short & Long Sleeved SWEAT SHIRTS SWEAT SHIRTS SWEAT SHIRTS SWEAT SHIRTS and more sweat shirts in all colors DIAMOND'S OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM* DICKIES -RALLY CAR SWpPSTAKES'» ACE t RULES 1- All entries must be filled out completely. No purchase necessary. 2. Pealer will return entries to Williamson-Dickje, Mffl Co., Fort Worth, Texas. Winner* will be' selected at random, and notified by mtil. A 3> A «",H',? res ' d <""» we eligible, except employees of Williamson-Dickie and their families, dealer*. < and advertising agency. DICKIES SLACKS I 1 MAKE MEKlMIKTiua-

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