The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 16, 1966 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 16, 1966
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Algeria, (la.) Upper DCS M»m*t Tttewtor. A«9«*t 16, 1966 wives most have been qaite a job. * * * Evelyn My first birthday card came Aug. 9 from Era Deim and Mary Beiser to remind me that on the 14th I shall beguf "another year. How they do fly by! August 11 was chosen by Mabel Hutzell and Velma Hagf as the day most convenient for the three of us to observe the day by taking me cnrt for dinner, a gift I enjoy very much. August 9 was Good Samaritan Auxiliary day for the second floor residents. Today is John Arndorler's anniversary and he is going out lor dinner with relatives. Hazel Lusby assisted Anne Presthus yesterday and Sue Smith, Debbie Sabin, Rhonda Sabin and Rhonda Peck lent their aid, too. The women played bingo in the room on second floor that has been given over for assembly and dining. A fine arrangement. They were also entertained by Linda Meehlhause who played her accordion in a most professional manner. It could be heard down here and I enjoyed it very much. Yesterday was my day for callers, too — Mrs. Leo Mergen, Mrs. Ralph Diekoff, Mrs. Pete Halsrud, Mrs. Albert Olson, Lawrence Gillespie, (whom I hadn't seen in ages), and Harold Hutchins came up from the other Good Samaritan Home. Walked up, much to my surprise, accompanied by Mr. Nasby. It had been such a long time since I had seen Mrs. Mergen, too. Mrs. Diekoff comes often to see a dear friend. * * * I don't believe I mentioned another person who called whom I have not seen in a long time — Gwen Jones Tierney Whitehead, Mason City. She and her late mother, Maude Jones, lived neighbor to us when Gwen was a school girl, Mrs. Charles Fox, whom she was visiting, was with her. Gwen and her husband, Winston Whitehead, have traveled considerably in the south and we had a little in common to chat about, Houston and Dallas, Tex. They have been many more places than I. I wondered what the new building on the high school grounds was being built for, so I called Mrs. O. B. Laing. It is to be used for special classes and all •windows on the north. That is to enable it to have plenty of blackboard space and it is built far enough away from the high school so that trucks which unload on the north side- ol the high school can drive in between the buildings for unloading. Some facilities at the high school will be used by classes in the new building and special funds are being used for its construction. When I heard "Indian Love Song" over our loud speaking system the other day, I remember so well the late Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy singing it. What a wonderful pair they made, both with remarkably fine voices. You see I am back in the "good old times" again. I mentioned some time ago that Mrs. Maude Lathrop and her daughter, Meredith (Mrs. Dwight Parsons), made a trip via plane to Hawaii and stopped enroute home to see Lucille Crose Anderzen in Los Angeles. Mrs. Lathrop and Lucille's mother were cousins and as a close friend of Lucille I became acquainted with Charles and Maude Lathrop when 1 was about 14. And a few years later, Meredith was added to the family, and then a son, Frank. Lucille and I were in their home so much they seemed like my relatives, too. Maude stood the trip very well and is in good health except for deafness and a little vision trouble, but Pd say she is a remarkable woman. Lucille saw to it that they visited California's places of interest, Knott's Berry Farm, Disneyland and the Farmer's Market. * * * I wonder if Mrs. Eason saw the doll exhibit back of the Security Bank. It was interesting and represented hours of labor. The first was Columbus' interview with Queen Isabel, asking for ships to sail the seas in search of new lands. Years ago, at my Uncle Frank and Aunt Mary Henderson's we used to listen to a record — one of those cylindrical kinds, on a machine with a big horn. One was about his interview and he said "Hello Bella, and she replied, "Hi Clum" and the rest was humorous. We got a big kick out of it. The gowns of the Another caller I had this week vas little eight month old Madama Glaser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Glaser. Naturally, her mother was with her. She is a darling baby, early black hair, a iride smile and "talk" forme. * * * The item in Monday's Des Moines Register didn't meet with my favor — which of coarse will disturb the editors ! H was about the crucifixion of Christ — and Judas exclamation "That man is innocent." It seems to me the writers of the Bible who compiled their reports of it not too many years after the happening surely would have a much more correct version than those of not many years ago. I was sorry not to see "Grace." She had hoped to get here and to the new Home her mother said, but time was limited and she had so many to see. Her mother said the family likes Sarasota, but have such a warm feeling for Algona. * * * My apologies to Margaret Beardsley for failing to mention her as one of the fine family of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Beardsley, when I had an item of congratulations on their 50th wedding anniversary. I said "fine family of sons" and should have added daughter, for she is indeed a precious and fine member of the family. And worst of all, I had a little chat with her! Can I lay the "goof to old age ? * * * Harvey Peck phoned me the other day for some information and then added his daughter- in-law had won a prize trip to some place in Arkansas, which of course included her husband, Ron. He wasn't certain of the town, but the winner was put up at a nice motel, meals for herself and husband paid, and he didn't recall the" details. Suffice to say, they had a nice time. * * * Cheryl, seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verne McClure, is a sharp little girl. When I called there for news the other day she answered the phone and when I asked to talk with her mother she called, "It's the paper," and I hadn't identified myself in any way. Neither have I spoken to her often, so she has a good ear and memory for voices. * * * County Fair time, and then KOSSUTH COUNTY FAIR RADIO NEWS REEL 16 DAILY 5-MINUTE REPORTS DIRECT FROM THE FAIRGROUNDS TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 - FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 KLGA Radio 1600 KG school time. Where did the summer go? Fd like to go back to my freshman year in high school for a few days and hare the same persons in all the classes there, too. Just a few days would be enough and no "open parliament" included.! * * * Sure enough- "Population explosion- Love in boom." * * * Too true — "To stay in fashion nowadays a woman has to take it nice and Kneesy." * * * Thafs our Uncle Sam for you - "On honeymoon car. Till draft do us part." * * * Something that always puzzled me too. "I can't see why mosquitoes whine when after all, the bites are mine.' * * * Jimmy Black, who is vacationing with his father Hugh and sisters Louise and Caroline in Canada, had an experience he wouldn't want to repeat, and he didn't stop to inquire whether it was "Papa Bear", "Mama Bear" or "Baby Bear" when one took after him and he fled to the camper. He got inside, gave the door a good bang and caught the whiskers of the bear in the door, Jimmy took it in masculine stride and said, "If you ever see a bear without whiskers, you'll knowif smine." * * * You have all had your gasp at the story of Jimmie Black and the bear he caught by the whiskers in the camper door as he fled from the animal. Well, relax, it was his little joke for his relatives here — and he's had fun - even hunted for suitable "fur" on his father's farm. You're a great and typical boy! TIRE SALE Ufcrallnfc*.. BEHR'S STANDARD 4ME. STATE MR. FARMER! CALL OR SEE US NOW FOR YOUR GRAIN DRYING EQUIPMENT WIRING ... 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