The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 23, 1966 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 23, 1966
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One of the nicest things that could happen on my birthday Aug. 14 was a phone call from Lucille Crose Andersen of Los Angeles. What fun we have had together and how I wish I were physically able to go out there and see her and also visit some relatives. It was so wonderful hearing from her. * * * 1 want to thank those who sent me birthday greetings — the one from Hazel Burns was so cute. It pictured a modern clad woman who said, "A birthday shouldn't bother us - Heckl We're only TWENTY 1" The one from August Slagle had a heap of truth in it - "L. B. J. and congress may be able to change time into daylight time, but they can't make birthdays come oftener than once a year* — to which Pll add, "Thank Heaven." From Myrna Orton a card from Terre Haute, Ind., but no message. From Connie Jergenson of Aurora, Colo. — "Had expected to see you before this. Betty and Raymon (Henry) were in Denver the last of May and we had a good visit. Also enjoyed family pictures. I hope to get to Algona the latter part of August and just might have some pictures of our two little granddaughters along.' That's good news, Connie. Seeing you and the pictures will be wonderful. (The Henrys and the Jergensons were renters in our apartment years ago and it is always so good to hear from them, * * * Louise Malone Turner wrote from Glendale, Calif., - "Our city is still growing. A new country club is being built and a third golf course and many more homes and apartments. It seems to be a rather popular place from all over the U.S.A. Do you remember Archie Michel — he used to live in Algona and later Des Moines. They now live here, too, very nice couple. Gladys Tribon Paddock brought her daughter and family out to see us recently. She went to Florida to the Campfire reunion. Mattie Dewel Thorpe is a wonder. I hear from her and so much enjoy it." (Yes, Mattie IS a wonder and doesn't age a bit. I saw her when she was here several weeks ago). A card and note from Mabel Livingston, Apache Junction, Ariz., in which she asked if I remember a certain Sunday she took me to Clear Lake for Sunday dinner. Yes, indeed I remember the humorous circumstance Mabel, and wish you'd climb into your car and head for Algona. We'd even do Witkes again I Still miss you. * * * A card and note from my late cousin Harry Goddard's widow, Vinnie. Apart said, "Did some bowling last week. Have to keep active. If s so darned lonely at home alone. Wish I were nearer and could drop in and see you often." * * * Such a nice note and card from Agatha Hanson and one from her sister, Drusilla Mertz, Grand Island, Nebr. Enclosed was a booklet of amusing quips and a scented card Pll put with my handkerchiefs. The car said — "it's advertising, of course, "For Angels Only." Well, Dru- I don't want to be an angel yet! Evelyn Cards from Max and Nona Miller, Ruth Cook, Frances Moe and cards and letters from Julia Cady of Mason City and Margaret Pannkuk, Fairmont. Julia and her daughter, Jean, and husband, Murray Lawson, and little Mark and Julia will be here Sunday to see me. Thanks to all of you. It is wonderful of you to remember me. My best wishes to all of you and may your birthdays be nice, too. * * * Mrs. Ethel Gllles had a birthday Aug. 13. She has hardening of the arteries and is not well, so the cards she had from her sister Edith Miller of Augusta, Wise., Aletha Ecklund, Mrs. John Ecklund and Mrs. William Thompson, Swea City, were shown to her and read, but didn't mean a thing. Mrs. Thompson brought flowers, too, and went to see her but she said there was no recognition whatsoever. But were Mrs. Gilles herself, she would be grateful to you for your remembrances. So I am thanking you for her. It has been a year since 1 have seen her. She is on the third floor, I am on first, and she is too trail to be brought down again, especially when It has no meaning for hgr. She was a wonderful woman and still remains sweet. * * * Now I'll make your mouths water by telling you about the delicious blueberry pie Josephine Bunting sent over for my birthday. Uffl-m-m — it was SO good I * * * Julia Taylor and Mrs. Quinten Bjustrom of the Good Hope area brought each resident little blossoms In paper containers of water the other day. Verypretty. * * * There's nothing like rushing the season. Knute Mehl played CHRISTMAS music over the loud speaker the other day. I told him to "lay off." We get our fill of that from about Thanksgiving till New Years via records, TV and radio, plus groups who come caroling. * * * I am glad Mrs. Hugh Pierce had the courage to express her views on this second TV proposal. It coincided with my ideas exactly, and I'll bet there are a large (to.) M»in* Tuwday, Augutf 29, 1946 number of the residents here who share the same views. * * * If you think life around a rest home is dull you are greatly mistaken. We have had some bats that break the monotony and the police department is called, and the bats are soon removed. I can recall being in the Congregational church not too many years ago and my late cousin Edwin Cady was giving an informal recital to give the church folk an idea of the new organ which he pronounced a fine one. Bats flew around, and the pests still infest the church. We had one in our house once when Evalyn and WallyMcDougall lived in the apartment. I guess "Mac" is the one who got him, and on close inspection the next morning when Mr. Bat had been taken to the back porch (dead, of course), I took a good look at him and voted him no Gary Grant or Gene Barry. Nor a Tom Poston or Perry Mason J Though, of course, Perry would have known even quicker than "Mac" how to overcome him 1 * * * I am grateful to Albert Granzow for bringing over a letter he had recently received from Sherman Little of San Rafael, Calif. It dwelt on a bobsled ride Dad gave him and bis wife Estelle and several of the Kresensky boys they were visiting. Zada Brunson was with us. They spoke so nicely of me that while I appreciate it, I am loathe to quote it so will just say "thanks." Sherman has been very successful and is now retired. His son, who was his assistant, is now manager with the Weber Showcase and Fixtures Co. Estelle had major surgery a while ago, but is recovering * * * Just before I was going to close this, a birthday card and letter came from Lela Peck Stewart Mendenhall, Laramie, Wyo. Her birthday was Aug. 16. Thanks for your nice newsy letter. Your mention of Thelma Johnson Baker Thill and Florence Sorstedt brought back old times. Nellie Brown is just as cute as ever and I had a nice visit with her. Boy-! Does that take one back over the years when she lived across the street from us and we played in your father's barn 1 * * * Which class.are you in? 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