The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 28, 1966 · Page 12
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How sorry I am about another tragedy - the death of Mabel Irelan in an auto accident. I shall miss my little chats with her and my sympathy is great for Mr. Irelan and the daughter, Mrs. Robert MIddleton, Riverside, Calif., whom they visited every winter. Mabel said they always took an apartment and could enjoy the family more by having their own time for browsing around and also have a "home" in which to entertain. * * * During Bible study time at the Methodist church, Mrs. Madonna Skogstrom brought her class of little boys to call on us. They brought cards they had colored and Inside had printed a Bible quotation "Be kind to one another'-" and also a cactus plant. We thank them and their teacher. * * * Mrs. Bierstedt of Lone Rock was in the hall the other day, came in and asked me If I was Evelyn Cady. Said she has read my column for years and has always wondered what I looked like. Well, she saw the real ME - - I should have been Laura, but 1 am afraid I have reached the point where it doesn't disturb me in the least to be just plain old ME. She didn't say she was disappointed, nor did she say she was surprised and delighted so I take it she found me just average and I hope 1. met at least a half-way measure of approval. The main point is keep on reading my "brain child". * * * David Evans, district scout executive, called on me the other day. We have a common interest - old times and histories of places and people. I enjoyed him very much and hope he comes again. * * * Marie Lampright brought me in the loveliest rose the other day - a cream colored variety her husband Harold cared for so lovingly. When opened, it was remarkably large. Then other flowers I've had are pond lillies from Web Orton and roses and some white flowers from Velma Hagg. Fve forgotten what she called the' white ones but the red roses sure gave me a surprise. They were buds when she brought them and overnight had opened to full bloom. * # * Donna Reefer, now Mrs. John Lazano, Des Moines, called on all of us "Fathers Day". She had little Michele with her, a cute little dark-haired child, quite a contrast to her blonde mother. There is also a little son Steven, but he didn't come to call. Donna was an aide here some time ago and it's always nice seeing her. * * * I had a visit with the Long family, children of the Late Sarah and Abner. Arba Dee Taylor came from Sitka, Alaska, Dorris Pitcher from Wellsville, Pa., and Jack from Cedar Rapids. They were here to attend Interment of their father's ashes, a request he had made. * * * Mrs. Leroy Lau is back from a visit of several weeks In Cal- ifornia. We had a nice chat about the places we had seen and compared impressions. * * * I must correct an item I had In Tidbits. It was the MOTHER of the bride, Mrs. Glenn Seger, who was stranded at home because of the torrential rain. The bride, Ann, and her attendants and groom and his family and attendants were safe and secure in the church and anxiously awaiting the bride's family. Some of Mr. Seger's relatives had come from a distance, had dinner and never were able to get to the church for the service. * * * Mrs. Earl Angle and Janet and Maureen called on me the other day. Janet, a little slip of a girl, is a sophomore nurse at Iowa Methodist hospital, Des Moines, but has changed to train- Ing at University hospitals, Iowa City. She looks so young I'd hardly guess her as being out of high school. Maureen is small too both wore the now popular long, straight hair. Well, it's a trend, but as hot weather comes on, I wonder how long these girls will remain unshorn, or at least up and off the neck. I am In favor of THE NATURAL LOOK. * * * Talking about bobbing or the natural look, 1 am pondering what to have done with the shrubs outside my west window. They give me privacy, but shut out the breeze.' June 21, summer let us know she was on the job, so after all our growling about the cold, we'll probably growl about the heat. We are never satisfied, are we? * * * The Family Circus by Bil Keane is the first thing I look at each morning. There is a most Interesting item on him and his family Is the July "Arizona Highways". I had no Idea where he lived, but this item is a good description of his home life, with pictures of him and the family as they actually are now. There are pictures of "Channel Chuckles" and Fve always rated Ding as the tops. Keane is an equal in a different way. It is so typically "family" and it Is surprising Algeria, (la.) Upper bet Melne* Tuesday, June 28, 1966 how many countries "read" his cartoons. * * * Congratulations and best wishes to Dennis and Mary Waller on the birth June 21 of their daughter Mary Melissa. Had the child been a boy he would have been named Dennis Bradley. This make Russ and Mid Waller and Joe Bradleys grandparents and Mrs. Harold Hobson a great-grandmother. Who is going to sew on those popped off buttons? * * * I wish the Camp Fire girls who celebrated their fiftieth anniversary In Florida with Martha Dewel Thorpe had given their maiden names too. I recognized a few but over the years, don't remember their names as matrons. Mrs. Qulncy Drummond I know as Isabel Hutchison, but my paper went out in the waste basket and I can't refer to it for others I might recognize. I hope they send a picture labeled for completed identification. * * * I'have some pictures of a group of us who went camping at Irvington back In 1912 or 13. I think they would make interesting reading too, and Mattie Dewel was in that group - not as a chaperone, but as one of us "youngsters." 1 Could name quite afew-ZaidaandHelenDing- ley, Helen and Florence Quarton, Edna and Pauline Norton, Renon Cole, Florence Patterson, Hazel Fellows, myself of course, and two or three others who do not come to mind right now. Can you Imagine how silly we were to walk about a mile Into Irvington to get mail from the boy friends, we'd be seeing about 7 o'clock? Youth doesn't change much I guess, except add some cars and "necking", very little of the latter done by us, believe it or not. * * * Can anyone beat' this? Fairie Kuhn had new potatoes out of her garden June 23, some the size of hens' eggs, but alas, her peas were not ready, but will come later. The amazing thing to her is that those potatoes were never in blossom. She told me another thing 1 never knew before, and she learned it a few years ago at the Kossuth County Fair when she was talking to one of the judges. To both Fairie and me, pie plant and rhubarb had always been the same, but I called our growth rhubarb. CHEVROLET SUMMER PICKUP JUST THE RIGHT PRESCRIPTION FOR YOU! Your Chevy dealer has a whole line of husky, hard-working Chevrolet pickups ready to start saving for you now. Each has a ride that's hard to tell from many passenger cars. All have famous cost-saving Chevy truck power. Now, more than ever, they're America's number one way to work. There's one that'll be a real tonic for your business. For your leisure time, too. Because, when the busy working week is through, you just slip it under a comfortable camper body and whisk away for a rest cure. NO. 1 WAY TO WORK Talk to your Chevrolet dealer about any type of truck. CHEVROLET KOSSUTH MOTOR COMPANY 108 S. HALL MOON A, IOWA PHONE 2954994

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