The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 12, 1966 · Page 4
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 4

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 12, 1966
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Evelyn March 30 - If you think life is dull and uninteresting at a rest home, you have another think coming, for more things happen, and right now we are going through a seige of "spring fever" and believe me, the temperature is high. There is a lot of redecorating being done here at the First Samartian Home and we are going to look mighty "purty" when it's all done. I am sitting in the midst of a stripped room - furniture ghostly looking with its protecting sheets, it will be that way overnight so it will be lucky if I awaken and don't recall at once that it's only furniture covered before I let out a yell I One doesn't remember how many things one collects until you try to put iti ALGONA ENDS TONIGHT DOG GONE HILARIOUS HONEYMOON! STARTS WEDNESDAY; ALGONA THEATRE- ENDS TONIGHT SANDRA DEE ROBERT GOULET ANDY WILLIAMS SECOND FEATURE TOIW under cover and pack away during the seige. But don't get the idea 1 don't like it. 1 am delighted at being re-done and I LOVE my room. * * * Well, can I say with safety that spring is here? After such a fqoling we got recently, I hesitate, though I did hear the robins singing again this morning, the snow is gone except in a very few patches, and all the phone and light troubles are over. * * * My flower was brought to me yesterday for the Flower Breakfast to be held in place of the spiritual breakfast. I am a member of the December W. S. C. S. circle and Mrs. Lyle Steele brought my flower yesterday, though I do not Intend to be present. Mine was one of my favorites - lily of the valley, and most realistic, made of white paper and pasted on a background with green leaves. Quite a job to make, Pd think. * * * I received a copy of a magazine I had never heard of before. "Southern Living." It is based a little on Arizona Highways,but not nearly so elaborate and no colored pictures. This month's Arizona Highways was even more beautiful than previous.ones-but all are so lovely. Southern Living has items on historic places and is nice, too, in that it makes one have an urge to travel there. Glenn Naudain v has sent me some color pictures of places, in his beloved North Carolina. One of the Azalea Festival at Wilmington, to be held April 14-17, one of the Elizabethan Garden at Roanoke Island, and Wrightsville Beach. I have seen thousands of azaleas in Galveston so I know how lovely they are. * * * With Glenn's folders was a card which read, "To the north of us we have the;beautiful mountains, to the east of us we have very fine beaches. I like the water. Good thing as I saved my wife's life in the surf once. To the south of us we have Florida and'the palms. Here we have the whispering pines. To the • north of us we have Washington who wants to reform us." * * * He also enclosed a Rotary bulletin. One quip was, "I kissed my first woman and smoked my first cigarette in the same day. I have never had time for tobacco since." * * * I s had a chat with Ernie Hutchison the other day. He was recently dismissed from Park hospital, Mason City, where he was taken after a fall when he was removing an awning. 1 told him he should have fallen forward. He is a fleshy man and I told him he would have bounced and been uninjured, He says his countour is much different now. He has lost a good many pounds and is on a 1,000 per day calorie diet. It will be quite awhile yet before he will be permitted to put any weight on the leg which was broken. * * * I have always said, "Whentoey get Mary Muckey, Usssie Post, Leota Geigel and Ruth Cook down, THAT will be the day." Mary was the first to lose her pep, and even yet isn't quite up to her usual self. She had sinus and ear troubles and was at Si. Ann several days. Give her another week or so and she will be in fine trim again. Let's hope the others keep in good shape. * * * Craig and Mary Corrine Smith. lived it up recently when they went to Minneapolis with their sons, Steve and Bob, and met the other son Mike, who is a student at St. Thomas College, St. Paul. The Gordon Winkels and Steve, Scott and Greg were there at the same time, but each family registered at different motels - these new swank places with heated swimming pools, TV and all the things one can Imagine. Boy I I can remember way back when the Algona Hotel, then the Durdall, looked magnificent to me. It has been remodeled a lot and presents a pretty nice place, far different than the original, which I then thought was so elegant. No, there are no swimming pools there - yet. But what ideas might Craig, Dick Post, Dutch Honsbruch andChas. McVay, the owners, get some day. * * * Pet Haag, Whittemore, is our latest resident here. He is a brother of Mrs. Harold Roth and has been in poor health quite awhile. * * * K. D. Long can put away his can opener and cease buying TV dinners. His wife is home again from Joliet, m., where she spent three weeks with her daughter, Marcie, who teaches in the school system there. Algona, (id.) Upp«f DM Md»n«t TuMdoy, Apt-il 12, 1966 I sent a picture of Mrs. Steve home from Houston, f ex., where Loss getting water during our he visited with his daughter, she persuaded him to bring home a Siamese cat for company. He calls him (of her) Kitty Twirp but mostly just Kitty, Kitty got shut in a vacant house during the storm and Byron happened to tell a neighbor, Mike Rentz, who discovered the pet's whereabouts and Kitty was brought home, probably hungry and grateful for warmth. Siamese cats are usually aloof, but in a mellow mood jumped on Mike's lap, in gratitude, no doubt. Living today is a game of robbing peter to pay Paul In order to make it possible to stand pat. bad days here during the storm to relatives in California, And stories about the phones, etc, Well, we are entitled to some front page stuff once in a while. California is so often in the limelight with its quakes, water shortage, then too much water, land slides, forest fires and what have you. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Sterling were out "star gazing" Tuesday night and were in the Ed Holacek vicinity. A look at the moon drew comments and wonderment to them and they talked with others about it. The moon had a huge circle around it, but at a distance from it. One viewer said, "Count the stars in the circle between it and the moon and something of importance will happen in the number of days there are stars. They counted seven, so look out for some unusual happening next week. I said, "Maybe the man in the moon is getting married and that was the ring for his bride-elect." Or if the moon is made of green cheese, as we have oft been told, maybe there is a huge quantity of Hamms available. Plus pretzels, of course. The seven stars may represent the seven guests who will join the spree I * * * A poinsetta was given to a resident here last Christmas and after its blooms died, the plant was taken to the basement where it was given good care. It is paying off by now putting out PINK blooms. How about that? * * * When Byron Richardson came FOR CALCIUM AND PROTEIN Add nutrition to every meal with quality dairy products from .... DUFFY TVNHf By Jim Kolp VOU JUST WAIT UNTIL OUR INDEPENDENT AGENT HEARS ABOUT TUIS/ ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY 295-3176 — 206 E. STATE BE SURE - INSURE 8 AND Sunday , CALL ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.* FOR $100 • OR LESS "'Except Hawaii and Alaska. Three-minute station rate; additional time equally low in cost. Plus tax. Northwestern Bell TO ICLOA

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