The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 26, 1966 · Page 2
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April 13 - "It's a BEAUTIFUL day In Chicago . . ." excuse me, I mean Algona 1 Til bet lots of yards are being raked and if I were back in my home, I'll also bet I'd see Lizzie Post at work in her garden. She uses a small patch of ground to the best advantage. and it's amazing the amount of vegetables she gets each year, besides having a lot of flowers. She sure has a green thumb. I'll make another bet on Irene Corle. She loves a garden too. Nope - I never liked gardening. * * * Then I have another person in mind who is probably busy with his flower garden. Chris, and a few years ago Hazel Lusby would be out digging around. She has let down a bit, but still maintains a neat lawn, a few flowers, but I think she has given up vegetables. And the late Glenn Raney would be busy with rake and hoe. They had such a pretty back yard and a fire place much used when Meredith and her young friends had picnic gatherings. Spring- ah lovely SPRING I * * * My violets are not what they should be. The white one has taken so much purple, it's cute and shows who's boss, the purple root is way out of the ground and looks like a sweet potato stuck in the planter. I just talked with Mrs. Catherine Fisch who gave them to me and she advised me to take the purple "freak" out and she'll bring me new plants as soon as she can. She has been so wonderful in keeping me'supplied. She had a very nice Easter. Her son- in-law and daughter- Mr. and Mrs. James Putzstuck and family were here from Wednesday till after Easter and a family dinner was held at another son-in-law and daughter's, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Weyderts and were joined , by the other daughters and families, Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Plathe and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Thilges, St. Joe. * * * The Easter card from Minnie Long also contained a note and since she is so well known here I'll quote it. "Algona certainly does hit worldwide news, as mentioned in "Tidbits" Feb. 8. I heard the incident about the truck which delivered the fire to the door of the Algona fire department over our local broadcasting station." * * * The birthdays ofLeoraSt. John and Adele White were observed yesterday. The third floor women were included as there are no April anniversaries there. * * * Minnie Long and Frances Eason shouldgettogether on their doll collection. I've forgotten how many Frances has. She has long promised to bring over some of her choicest ones for me to see, So far, she hasn't come, but she is a busy woman and I know she'll make it one of these days, * * * I met Mary McEvoy shortly before her marriage to Fred Kuyper of Garner and enjoyed • her visit very much. I was sorry to read of the death of her husband recently, and such a young man, only 45. * * * We had cute favors for our Easter trays - white cotton bunnies and chicks mounted on gaily paper - covered marshmallow eggs, chocolate coated. They were given by Mrs. Roy Budlong's Junior Auxiliary. Scout Troup of Lucia Wallace school made yellow flowers, the centers were nut baskets of assorted candies. Long green stems and green leaves had yellow paper napkins attached at the ends. * * * Adam Reefer "is in stitches" - not from merriment, but he slipped and got some cuts on his head. It wasn't serious, thank goodness, but he was taken to a doctor at once at the places "embroidered." * * * Even big city papers make booboos now and then. I noticed "Bcause" the other day. * * * I think there is never a day the newspapers fail to mention auto deaths., tragic accidents that make one sorry, but when it hits one's own town, it is felt more deeply. While I was not well- acquainted with Mrs. Perry, the fact that she lived in my block and was thus a neighbor for years, makes one feel the tragedy of her death more keenly. My sympathy is great for her husband, son Richard and other relatives. She lived, ^o close to Ralph and Hazel Miller they have been in my mind so much, and even more so the death of a dear friend less than a year ago under circumstances similar to Mrs. Perry. * * '* Thanks' to Amy Johnson who takes care of my room, the serape given mother by her late sister-in-law, Mary Henderson, years ago, looks bright and new following the first washing it has had. I've been using it here on a table. * * * Hearing a song the other day which said "For You and I" reminded me of an argument I had with Melvin Muckey many years ago. The song's words said "Tonight will never'come again for you and me." I maintained it should be "for you and I." We were on the steps of the Methodist church and along came Rev. Fred Taylor. We left the solution to him. He agreed with Melvin, much to my disgust, and I paid off the pop bet. * * * I have fun watching my "window movies." One of my shades is pulled down as far as my air conditioner and the storm window or screen make a ledge for the birds to hop around on. Sometimes they do a little fighting, other times sit' side by side talking things over companionably, and they make a perfect silhouette on my shade. * * * Joan Post has an easily remembered birthday - April 1, and you know what the date is called. Joan is far from qualifying for that title however, She wasn't home from her aunts in New York on the birthday, so it was celebrated by just the family April 13, and mom made her a cake. She is young enough not to mind having her age revealed, so I'll tell you she is a young, peppy, ve~ry sweet girl of 20. Oh to be 20 again - and know what I know now! That's not an original wish. Everybody past 25 wishes the same thing. * * * Nona Miller and I had a nice chat when I called her to thank her for Easter greetings. We covered a wide territory. * * * I've also had a nice visit via phone with Mabel Samson at Good Samaritan n. She is very content there and enjoys the other residents and the many callers. * * * . I had a card April 14 from my cousin, Lola Henderson Swinney, Yucipa, Calif. She and her hus band are on a trip to New Mexico. She said "We are having a nice trip. Our new car is lovely, air conditioning like an ocean breeze. Right now we are near Alamagordo." The card pictured Sun Air Lodge east end of town, Tucson, Ariz. Ever been there, anybody? * * * Getting a liberal education "Nowadays it is considered a good idea to marry young and have a congenial roommate at college." Mrs. Hefti, New President Of LuVerne Club LUVERNE - The J JClubwere guests of Mrs. Faye Lichty April 8, with nine members present. Election of new officers took place and are: Mrs. Albert Hefti, president; Mrs. DuarieNeal,vice president; Mrs. Herman Schulz, secretary; and Mrs. Bryan Stewart, treasurer. The lesson was given by Mrs. Ed Elbert, who also conducted the entertainment. - o- Mrs. Bess Connelly of Bancroft has been a guest of Mrs. Algona, (la.) Upptt DM Mdinit Towday, April 56, 1966 Jessie Stripling since April 4. Ronnie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Smith of Iowa Falls, and Lisa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smith of Clear Lake, concluded two weeks visit in LuVerne with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Smith, and returned to their homes. Mr. arid Mrs. Jim Gray of Algona were Easter guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stampka and Jack, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kubly had as Easter guests their son, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kubly; son Dale, ISU, Ames; their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Marty; and their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Judean Weltha and family of Randall. Visitors in the Edwin Marty home were their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Elbert and son Randy of Harlan, and Mr. Elbert's brother, Joe Elbert of Fonda. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Smith had as Easter guests their children, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Ites, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Smith and family of Iowa Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smith and daughters, Cleaf Lake. Miss Connie Schnetzer, 17, daughter of George Schnetzer of LuVerne and the late Mrs. Schnetzer, a senior in the Lu- Verne Community school, has been accepted to attend West- mar College, LeMars, this fall of 1966. Mrs. Jessie Stripling was the guest of honor for a birthday party April 9. Her children attending were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stripling and boys of Newell; her daughters, Sandra Stripling of Des Moines, and Mr. and Mrs. DwayneTobey and Nicky of Readlyn; Mr. and Mrs. Clem Stripling; and Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Arends of LuVerne. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gronbach and family of Hayfleld, Minn., were recent guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gronbach. They had evening dinner at Treloars, Ft. Dodge, together. NEED OFFICE SUPPLIES? We have them. Upper Dei Moioes Fob. Co., Algona. 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