The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 24, 1966 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 24, 1966
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Algona, (la.) Upp«r Des Moine. Tuwday, May 24, 1966 I have 'mentioned this before but will repeat it as my phone rang twice this afternoon and no nurse was near to answer. I have a rest period till 3 each afternoon but will be glad to have your news any time after that. * * * I'll be more careful after this. I jinxed the weather by putting on a sleeveless summer dress during that bit of spring we had- prematurely it seems, for it's been cold ever since and I've gone back to a wool skirt and sweater. Mabel Hutzell worries about her apple trees just budding, and I hear many wonder about their tulips and early flowers. * * * I guessed correctly. It is Glenn Naudain of Rock Hill, N. C. who has had "Southern Living" sent to me. A card from him the other day verified it and he has included his brother Vallo and Mabel Paxson. There is an alluring romance in the south and when I get the million dollars I am expecting (!) I'll buy a huge, air-conditioned car and tour the whole U. S., first going south. Anyone want to go with me ? Thank you, Glenn. It- was thoughtful of you to send me the'magazine. * * * Glenn's Rotary bulletin contained this poem. I wonder how much was in the pot. "Last night I held a little hand so dainty and so. sweet, I thought my heart would surely break, so wildly did it beat. No other hand in all this world can greater solace bring. That sweet hand I held last night - four aces and a king." * * * And here's another cute one "Love making hasn't changed much in 2500 years. Greek maidens, too, used to sit all evening and listen to a lyre." * * * Bob Pratt, student at the State College, Cedar Falls, has appeared in many plays and last year was in a summer playhouse company in Colorado. This summer he will be doing the same sort of entertainment in Utah. In the fall he will do practice teaching at Ft. Dodge. He plans to teach drama and English upon graduation. He was in the play given May 14 at Cedar Falls. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Pratt, former Algonans now living at Pella. * * * There is a Three Fountains cafe at Jackson, Minn., and the owner has for some time treated flowers in some manner that they can be preserved under glass. I have seen artificial flowers and fruit under glass domes years ago, but these are real flowers he uses, In fact, I saw real fruit preserved under glass done by Mrs. Grant and U is in the center of the dining room table at Grant's home in Galena, El., which Hazel Lusby, idzaie Post and I toured one time enroute to Davenport. At a street carnival here years ago, there was a glass blower's tent, A price for admission was required and we'd watch the man blow glass nick-nacks. On display were many glass domes with artificial flower sand fruiL I thought they were the "most." * * * I had a pleasant surprise Mother's Day - a phone call from my cousin Edwin Cady of Houston Tex. and a few words with his wife, Mamie. He has always been so hale and hearty I can hardly picture him using a cane. He is about two years younger than I but hardening of the arteries has caught up with him. He retired as organist at a church where he has served over 20 years, but he still has a class in piano and carries on the musical duties with a mortician he has been associated • with many years. So he is busy. * . * * I had a letter the other day from a friend who wondered if I was sick, she hadn't heard from me so long. She apparently had forgotten she had told me she was selling her house in Hollywood but hadn't found a new location yet. So how could I write when she hadn't given me her new address. I think I am average bright, but after all, I'm not a mind reader. I answered quickly and told her so. * * * Thank you, Mr. Knudson pf the Emmetsburg Publishing Co. for the very interesting item about your niece, Sheila Sullivan. I will ;condense it somewhat. The main point is that she won the top writing award bestowed by the Twin Cities Industrial Publications for her story of a handicapped child. Sheila is on the staff of General Mills, Minneapolis, and has to write various human interest stories for the firm's magazine. Her story dealt with the restoring to almost normal health of a frail little girl whose recovery was attributed to the special diets worked out particularly for her by specialists for General Mills. Slieila, daughter of Cecelia Sullivan and the late Wade Sullivan, is very well-known here. Congratulations, Sheila! . I had a call from Fairie Kuhn May 10 and she brought with her some interesting things. First I'll tell you about her doll she calls "Brat." The doll should sue her for libel for it is a pretty toy, beautifully gowned in pink satin, nylon net and sequin-trimmed, a perky hat, and believe it or not, the body is made of two clothes hangers. The doll can be bent in various positions and can perch anywhere you'd want her. Next of importance and, of course, holding priority over "The Brat" was a napkin, favor and candy from the fiftieth wedding anniversary observance held recently. She had a picture of the grandmother's clock the Kuhns' son Bob and family gave them for the anniversary gift. An original and appropriate poem written by Mindy, 15, accorn- •panied the clock: "A golden anniversary is something to be treasured, as a lifetime full of memories that never could be measured * Any gift just wouldn't do on this very special day, And a grandmother's clock could tell you the hours of the day. A tree supplied the lumber j walnut wood this time, Westminster chimes themselves bestow the soft and mellow chime, But the greatest gift of all isn't the clock alone It's the extra little somethings that make this clock your own. The first ingredient was time; some others were patience and care, for pride and joy and happiness are all reflected there. The wood and works and-glass here are crafted to fit like a glove, And that is as it should be - but the greatest gift is love." With all our love, Ro and Bob, Mindy, Kirk and Leota. * * * I've often thought I'd love an ocean voyage, but after reading the article which was on the same page of the Emmetsburg paper covering Sheila Sullivan's accomplishments, I'm not so sure. The writer had been a passenger on the luxury liner SS France. This liner, longest ship afloat, had everything strapped down to combat the hurricane. According to reports, survivors of the Michelangelo said nothing was strapped down and furniture and passengers were tossed about as 50-foot waves hit the ship. * * * At long last, a letter from Maggie Pannkuk. She is well but lonely, of course, and trying to make the necessary adjustments. Well, it CAN be done, but there is always a great vacancy. How well I know. Zonke Reunion Is Held Here A reunion of the only living members of the Joseph Zanke, Sr. family which originally came to Algona during 1870 on the first passenger train that ran on the Milwaukee Railroad to Algona, was held here this week at the William Dodds home, located across the road from the original Zanke home built in 1882. Mrs. Mamie Winkel, who lives with her daughter, Mrs. Dodds, is 93 and has 56 great-grandchildren, most living in this vicinity; Mrs. Emma Douglass, 91, Minot, N. 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