The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 2, 1966 · Page 10
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 10

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 2, 1966
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Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Hutchison have been at Marshalltown to see their grandson, Clinton, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hutchison. They had to go down and inspect that one tooth he has developed. Reminds me of an old gag. "Wanted — A woman with one tooth to bite holes in doughnuts." * * * When Mitch Miller and his gang sang "Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine" on a recent program, I wondered how many times Zada Brunson and I hare played and sung it. It is a very catchy tune, but an oldie. * * * With this hot weather and humidity I am reminded of what Raymond Irons told me years ago. A man said to him, "It isnt' the heat we mind so much — if s the humility." And another man asked the price of a "hum- ida-fire." * * * Harold Hutching has called on me from time to time and I have always told him of the advantages and enjoyment of living in a rest home. I am sure I was not in any way responsible for his decision, but he voluntarily asked to be admitted to the new home. He is so happy there and says he never knew it could be so pleasant, so many persons to talk with, so many callers and such a lovely place. '•*.*'* • , •' Knute Mehl gave a message over the loud speaker, but I didn't know what he was talking about. He did it in his native tongue - Norwegian. He has been in the States six or seven years and it is amazing the wonderful command he has of the English language which I might add, includes some of our slang phrases. (Pure American). What WILL we do without him when Uncle Sam gets him in September? * * * Earl Rich has for some time made his home with his sister, Violet Walker. She is no longer able to maintain her home and is at the new Good Samaritan Home and he is here. He came in the other day to show me his transistor radio which he can take outdoors with him, sit under the trees and have his own entertainment. A nice idea. He reminded me of years ago when my father rented hay land from the DaMels (Matt) and recalls seeing me as a little girl when hay was being put up. I remember a small, rather dilapidated looking house near the corner where we used to go north to the camp. I was told a couple of bachelors by the name of Rich lived there... He was probably one. In the meantime, the house has been torn down and I believe was replaced by the house and buildings where George and Fanny Lee lived so long - a most attractive farm house and barns. The land where Dad put up hay had not been tiled and I can remember the slough at a corner where a well was dug, water flowed in and was used for cleaning purposes around the equine quarters. The horses were taken to tbe Daldel farm for watering and barrels of tt were hauled for and the men to wash up. * * * Mrs* nnd yes** terday how we gripe now about the heat. She well remembers getting huge meals for threshers over a cook stove, had no refrigerator, no electric fans, yet lived through it happily. Just think of the modern conveniences we have now, yet we complain. * * * Once in a while I catch women unable to talk long. I got caught one time in a peculiar situation. It was a coolish morning and I grabbed up my clothes, took them downstairs to dress behind the kitchen range, which stood a foot or so from the wall. Mother was hanging up clothes in the west yard, we had an east kitchen door, and a west one. I saw a man come from the alley, he saw Mother in the yard, came up to the east door and was about to enter. I said, "Don't you dare come an inch further." I'll bet he wondered where that voice came from, for he couldn't see me, but he did depart in haste. * * * The Ralph Hausers have added little Julie Ann to their family. She was born at Park hospital July 12, I believe it was. She has a sister Linda and brothers Anthony and Warren. They are enough older to enjoy helping raise little Julie. * * * That's my birds! "Civic minded sparrows holding an indignation meeting." .* * *. Oh, you girls know what we want - "Oh, you know the type- tall, dark and handy." * * * These hot days were hard on my lovely bouquet garden flowers brought Sunday morning, even with my air conditioner. My ignorance on flowers is appalling. I did recognize a brown-eyed Susan, petunia, snapdragon, but one was of particular beauty and I have no name for it. The center was brown,' sort of a "butch" and the heavy fringe of brown petals tipped with beige made it unusual and lovely. * * * The glads brought Monday by John Schimmel are holding up well. When Mrs. S. suggested sending John over with the flowers, I said, "Oh, don't let him get out in this heat to pick flowers." "Oh," she replied, "He picks them about 5 a. m." Fairie Kuhn was amazed that glads are in bloom. Her's apparently aren't doing too well, but these are in full bloom, stalks completely filled out. I know the Schim mels spend much time and work on their glads. And I have heard that their prices for- bouquets are very reasonable. The glad show is held in August and Mrs. S. worries about the temperature of the room at the high school being too warm for the exhibits to hold up well. * * * I was sorry to learn Dr. Ray Potter is hospitalized in Mason City. He was at Park hospital and was taken there July 22. I hope by tbe time this reaches the press he will be home again. Fve known Ray ever since we were youngsters back in room six when Agnes Gilbride (Besten- lehner) was our teacher. He sat back of me - he in the last seat. Then in eighth grade when we had AUa Mathews (Hoffman) for our teacher, things were in reverse. We had seats down front, he ahead of me. I don't remember about high school, but we always went with the same "gang" until our senior year I graduated in 1910, he and his twin brother Day in 1911. How plainly one remembers old associates. * * * You have all heard the song, "It's June in January" but Marg Dahl had December in July, as I have mentioned, and it was a huge success. She will soon be a neighbor, just a block away, and has part of her things there already for the new set-up. The house she owned was once owned by Mary Benjamin's folks. We had a lot of fun in the place it was so roomy and Benjamins were always kind in over-looking our frolic. One time they came home to find me learning to ride a bicycle in the two parlors. Another time, several couples of us were there and "Hump" King handed me a cute little puppy to hold. He slid off my lap, gave a plaintive cry, poor little doggie, and I immediately passed him back to "Hump." Somehow dogs and I never got along. I'm all for cats - nice Angoras, for instance. * * * Yesterday was a banner day for me - first callers were Velma, Florence and Dora Hagg- sisters-in-law. It is the first time I've seen Florence since she and her husband, Albert, came back from Monrovia, Calif, for a visit with their children and families and relatives. She had with her some pictures of the grandchildren, all adorable, and the youngest, a little girl all dressed up so cute and lying Algona, (la.) Upper Det Moines Tuesday, Augo*t 2, 1966 on her "tummy." Florence wants to move back to Algona and I hope she can persuade Albert. One's families mean so much - we have them such a short time as years go and proximity means so much. * * * Other callers were Mrs. R. A. Behnke, Mrs. John Schultz, Millie Slagle and Dot Smith. I enjoyed all of them so much. * * * A chat with Maude Dorweiler somehow got around to birthdays. She and Doc have been visited by a niece, Jennifer Brown, and her birthday and mine fall on the same day August 14. That is Peg James' anniversary, too; I know so many who have that month. We are "Leo" people who are supposed to have certain aptitudes and talents as well as personalities, all alike. I don't believe it. Mabel Livingstone is also a "Leo". I could name ever so many more but I'll jus' say "hi you all." * * * I had such a nice visit with Albert Granzow today. He brought with him a picture taken about 1900 or 1903 and hoped I could identify some he is unable to. When I read on the back who they were, I could then see who they were - but all were grown up by the time I met them, and as youths, bore little resemblance to the lads they were. Among the most familiar were Arch Bushnell, Charley Osier, whom I could recognize after reading the names, on the back. I am sorry I was unable to be of help. It is so frustrating to ponder on whom they might be. 63rd Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Henry of Farson observed their 63rd wedding anniversary at their residence there on July 9. The Henrys first farmed in Com. pentine township and then became manager and operators of the Batavia Telephone Co., later purchasing the company and ran it as the Farson Telephone Co. until 1956. A CLASSIFIED AD WILL GET FAST RESULTS Insure yourself more vacation fun FOR PENNIES A DAY! Before you go ... get our WESTERN MUTUAL ALL RISKS COVERAGE on campers (for pick-ups) or camping trailers and equipment. (subject to normal exclusions). Includes $50 deductible on collision, overturn or upset. See us—your mutual friend: BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY Representing WESTERN MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY Dei Moines, lowi ' Otptndoblt Insurance Sine* 1907 SPEC! AL[ V ; Close Out... 4 - h.p. TILLERS TINES: 13" diameter, reversible ENGINE: 4-h.p. 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