The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 14, 1966 · Page 11
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 11

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 14, 1966
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5:30 a.m. William Mark Sigsbee—keep the name in mind because you'll be hearing great things from him. Mamma Kathy and Daddy Bill all doing fine and the grandparents expect to come down to earth again in a few days. GRANDMA GRACE. Rasmussen Heads Wesley Legion; Auxiliary Installs AS SURE AS SUMMER COMES, there will fe family reunions. The clan, three or four generations of them, from the ancient old-timers to the tiniest third cousin, gather in park or hall, to eat huge Quantities of food, visit, have a program, play softball, and perhaps pitch a few horseshoes. - o I HAVEN'T ATTENDED A FAMILY reunion for years. There was a time in my life when I wouldn't have cared if I ever went to one— especially the really big ones. But now, after being away for a while Tm getting a little nostalgic about family reunions. Pd not only dearly love to get together with our immediate families, I'd like to see the great-aunts and fourth cousins! - o AS 1 RECALL IT, the faces may vary at family reunions but there are certain similarities in all such gatherings—at your family and mine. One of the first requisites for such aa occasion Is the Table Holder. These summer Sundays there are apt to be several big picnics in every park, so the Table Holder Is the guy who gets up early in the morning, pulls several tables together and sits on them .until the rest of the relatives arrive. - o EVEN WITH A FAITHFUL TABLE HOLDER, things can get a little mixed up, one of my acquaintances found. The Holder had told her that the tables would be at one end of the park. The family arrived quite late and as she put her food contribution on the table, she remarked to her husband that she didn't see anybody she knew. This was not too unusual because if s a large family with lots of second and third cousins. As she was about to fill her children's plates, it dawned on her that they were at the reunion of another big family! She packed up her dishes and got out of there fast. Their Table Holder couldn't get the tables they wanted so their reunion was at the other end of the park. She never did go back after one dish of potato salad. - o- EVERY FAMILY REUNION HAS TO have an Organizer and a Life of the Party. Sometimes this is one and the same person, but not always. The Organizer Is the one who sends out the cards notifying the clan, lines up the delivery of fEe Ice cream and pop, and makes tne coffee. 11 officers are elected, he's the guy who gets to be president year after year. The Life of the Party is the guy that keeps things moving. If there are any women's hats around, he puts them on; he kids the women about getting fat and the men about getting bald.. If he is musical, he usually plays the accordion. At least somebody always seems to have an accordion at a family reunion. - o A FAMILY REUNION IS A GOOD place for a Baby Cooer. She's the one who inspects all the infant members of the clan, decides which side of the family they look like, finds out how many teeth they have and holds them and pats them. These Infants insubsequent reunions will be subjected to the greeting, "My, how you've grown." There isn't any way for a youngster to escape this. . -. - o A REUNION IS A FINE PLACE FOR a friendly rivalry between the good cooks of the family. Aunt Sally's chocolate cake, Cousin Mln's baked beans, Jane's fruit salad, Uncle Frank's meat loaf—all specialties, which by tradition must show up at every reunion and gain compliments for the cook. Standard reply to the appreciation is, "I don't think I had quite as good, luck with It as usual",—a remark with which nobody is expected to agree. On the other hand, there's always one cook, who, to put It kindly, Is "a bit close". She never brings a meat dish, IM.VWB the eggs out ef the potato salad, and the nut-meals off her cake. But her family always grabs all the olives off the relish plate and manages' to consume more than twice the amount of food than they brought themselves. - o THE FAMILY COMING FROM THE LONGEST distance is recognized—Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and if vacations manage to coincide with reunions, sometimes from as far away as Florida or California. The largest family gains attention. One prolific branch seldom fails to turn up with a new babe in arms every year. - o- GUESTS OF HONOR AT FAMILY REUNIONS are the oldest members of the clan. They sit back and watch their descendants with what must be a great deal of satisfaction but they probably also miss the faces of their contemporaries now gone and think back to the time when they were the active ones at a reunion. Births, marriages and deaths during the past year are recorded. Then the relatives gather up the kids and the dishes, and one by one the cars leave for home. "Goodbyl See you at the reunion next year I" - o - FAMILY, REUNIONS — OLD FASHIONED, boring? Perhaps they are to some people, especially teen-agers. But they bring a sense of continuity to the clan and each reunion is a little bit of Americanna. - o DURING THE WEEK OF JULY 10 through 16, the people having, birthdays Include Vallo Naudaln* Judy Naylor, Timmy Pan-Ufa, Jeff Merrymani Pam Hopkins, June Mawdsley, Wes BarUett* WUma Strtyer, Betty Carlson, Arlene Gerdis, Ray BUsborough, K. Specht, Joel Herbst, Cathy Straub, Tom Geelan, Jean Harris, R, J. Funk, Orla Burns, Jerry Rich, Mary Misbach, Jane Cowan, Larry Pratt, August Slagle, Richard Hutchins, Goldie Guderian, Becky Thoreson. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Yungeberg, have a wedding anniversary. - o THIS WEEK'S RECIPE is an old time favorite at family picnics. If s for Three Bean Salad, 1 can green beans, drained 1 can yellow wax beans, drained 1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed In cold water 1 cup cut up celery. 1 medium onion, chopped fine 1 green pepper, chopped fine Dressing: 1/2 cup vinegar 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 salad oil. Mix the dressing well and pour over vegetables. May be used at once but it is better if it stands overnight. If not used as soon as made but kept overnight, drain off the dressing before serving. GRACE. - o- LATE FLASH: A future 'president of the United States was bom this morning (July 8) at Rochester, Minn. The event occurred at 4;04 a.m. and the news came to the grandparents at WESLEY - The American Legion held the regular election of officers Saturday evening, July 2. Merle Rasmussen was elected commander; Ed Johnson, vice commander; Jack Vltz- thum, finance officer; Alvin Becker, service officer; Mark Studer, sergeant-at-arms; Wm. Goetz, historian. They were installed that evening by 8th district commander, Wm. Goetz. The American Legion Auxiliary met Wednesday evening in the Legion hall with 16 members in attendance. They gave $10 to the city fireworks 4th of July display. It was reported that $8L78 had been realized from the poppy sale in May. Mrs. Josephine Meuer gave a report of the auditing committee. The state convention will be held in Des Moines the latter part of this month. The membership party will be held Sept. 7. Myrtle Lease conducted the officers installation ceremonies, assisted by Viola Studer as sergeant-at-arms. Joan Grandgenett was installed as president; Edna Flom, vice president; Laura Klein, secretary; Helen Johnson, treasurer; Lorine Goetz, sergeant-at-arms; Myrtle Lease, historian; Josle Lickteig, chaplain. Margie. Goetz, Charlene Hauptman and Josephine Meurer are trustees. Edna Flom has held the office of president for nine years intermittently. 500 was played. Winners were Laura Klein and Myrtle Lease. Peggy Rasmussen and Edna Flom served lunch. - o The Carl Smiths of Dodge City, Minn., were holiday weekend guests In the Merle Rasmussen home. Betty Ann and Dennis Smith of Deer River, Minn, were July 4th weekend guests of their grandparents, the Fred Ras- mussens, who returned home with the young folks for a week's visit with their daughter and family. Mr. and Mrs. Clare Robinson of Des Moines .spent the July 4th weekend in the home of their son, Earl Robinson. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lang and son Jim of Omaha visited her mother, Mrs. Pauline Pfeffer over the holiday weekend. They also visited relatives at Okoboji. Bill returned to their home Monday, July 4, and Ms wife and son stayed for a longer visit. Mrs. Lang, the former Julie Pfeffer, will resume her teaching in an Omaha public school this fall. L. H. Kleins are having a cottage built at Spirit Lake. David, 12-year old son of the Orville Weilands, has been visiting his grandparents, the John Weilands at Whittemore. Mr. and Mrs. Rich Reiling and two sons spent the holiday weekend with the Stan Johnsons at Cold Springs, Minn. The Johnsons are former Wesley and Britt residents. Mrs. Tillie Matz and Mrs. Helen Johnson recently visited Mrs. Mary Wingert and Mrs. Huber at the Buffalo Center Rest Home. They visited the Lou Wingerts near Buffalo Center, also. Mrs. Tillie Matz spent Sunday, July 3, at the Bud Decker home at Clear Lake. Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Studer were guests of the Bud Haupt- mans, Bancroft, Sunday evening, July 3. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lang of Mason City were also guests there. The three women are Haverly sisters. The Dennis Ginks and the Dean Rlckes enjoyed a picnic with a group of friends at the Bill Chl- zek home at Britt on July 4. The Lou Llckteigs and the Baa Schrauths and Tom Lick- teigs spent July 4th with the George Llckteigs who had spent the weekend in their trailer house at Crystal Lake. A group of 4- 5- 6 graders spent June 27-July 2 at Twin Lakes Bible camp near Rockwell City. Junior high students spent July 28 at the same place. These young folks are members of the Evangelical Free church. Daily Bible school is to be held in the Evangelical Free church for two weeks beginning July 11. Classes will be taught by Anna and Ethel Flom and Mrs. Lou Simpson and will be from 8:30 to 11 a. m. Picnickers at the Luke Young- wirtb borne July 4th were the Jack and Mike Vitzthums, Steve Dougbans, Ed Johnsons and Dick Mays of LuVerne. At the Merle Loss home for a July 4th picnic were the Joe Krieps and Mrs. {Catherine Krieps, Algona; Larry Young- wirths, Al Erpeldings, Bob Loss*, Algona; Franklin Bodes, Tom Forburgers, Mrs. Tillie Matz and Mike FroeMich. Mrs. Elizabeth Carroll returned to her home at Wahpeton, No. Dak. Wednesday, following a three week's visit with her cousin, Mrs. Josephine Meurer. They spent the July 4th weekend with the Don Vogels atLorhville. The Matt Hlldmans of Lakewood, Calif, are expected soon to Jfflomea ISTAimHID It*} ALGONA, IOWA, THURSDAY, JULY 14, 1966 VOL. 101 NO. 53 visit his father, Ed Hildman and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Faurot and two children left Thursday for their home at Studio City, Calif., following a 10-day visit with Eisenbacher relatives. Kay Hilbert left Sunday by plane for Glendale, Calif, where she is employed and where she lives with Betty Ricke, daughter of the LeRoy Rlckes. Mary Hilbert left Sunday by train for Denver, Colo, where she is employed. Both girls had spent two weeks in the parental, Norbert Hilbert home. 4th of July picnickers at the Herman rural home included the Leonard, Arnold, Raymond, Ro- bert and Kenneth Prohaskas of Garner, Chuck Hassons, Waterloo, Franklin Bodes, Wesley and Paul Bode, Algona. Excavation has begun for the 30x44 ft. addition that is to be built onto the Exchange State Bank on the east side. Mrs. Mary Wingert, a resident of the rest home at Buffalo Center, spent Sunday, July 3, in her home here. With her for a picnic supper were the Lou Wingerts, Buffalo Center, Ed Johnsons, Lou Lickteigs and Mrs. Anna Cink. Mrs. Emma Sherman of Bloomington, HI., has been a guest in the home of her daughter and family, the LeRoy Rickes. Unbeatable Value during Sealy's Golden Sleep Sale! features like this usually found in mattresses selling for much more! 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