The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 13, 1966 · Page 3
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..by Evelyn I missed the Lennon sisters on Welk's program Saturday. He didn't explain their absence. Maybe they are on a tour. I hope they haven't quit. I have noticed a missing bass viol player who doubled on tuba. I wonder what has become of him. * * * I never conceal the fact that I detest the Beatle type of so- called music, nor do I care for any of the western stuff, and I dislike the "long hair" type almost as much. I did listen to S. Hurok Presents Thursday evening until the violinist performed, since it is my favorite instrument. He did a wonderful job and the execution was superb, but that type leaves me cold. * * * And just WHO is this Nielsen that decides what's best on TV? I'd like to have a chat with him, or them. Why not take off silly Red Skelton and leave Danny Kaye, who has it all over Red in versatility? And where is the Nelson family ? Get the Batman off - Perry Mason left by choice, Password and To Tell The Truth comes at' my nap period I Candid Camera I can't stand — what a mood I am in this morning. And while I am getting rid of gripes, I'll suggest that Jackie Kennedy take a look at herself in a long mirror and see how horrible she looks in short skirts. She doesn't have the legs for them, her feet are too big and she has too much hair to let hang like a school girl. I grant she is pretty and no doubt charming, but she sure isn't the short skirt type. (Very few are). * * * Well, Pve rid myself of all my pent-up grouches, so Fll pass on to more pleasant things, such as a call from Darlene and Web Orton and little Becky the other evening. Becky is a honey, a pretty ten month old tot with lovely brown eyes, sunny smile, and she walks very well by holding onto something. She'll be trotting all over ere long and I wonder what "Herk's" fate will be. * * * Marge Dahl's brother, Paul Laidley, who died several years ago, had a daughter who married Leonard Ahlers. They have a son Allen, 9, who has picked up the German language quicker than his parents and he acts as their interpreter. The Ahlers have been stationed in Germany two years. Paul's widow lives at Laurens. * * * Mrs. Eldon Winkel's parents are Mr. and Mrs. William Millea of Omaha, Nebr. It is a pretty surname and t asked the nationality. "Irish", she answered. "Shake", 1 said. I was tar off. I would have said French. * * * Nettie Fisher is a new resident at Good Samaritan. At 93 she is still interested in fancy work, is busy making cushions and keeps busy at needle work all the time. Makes me almost ashamed at my lack of interest in a needle or crochet hook. But today Pve GOT to get busy and make some button holes smaller and I feel myself weakening about the metal buttons I've anchored with safety pins. I'll try thread again and if that doesn't last a reasonable time, back to pins. * * * A woman's weight is usually a touchy subject. In this case, however, I think I am justified in letting her friends know that from 87 pounds, Grace French, who has been at Good Samaritan a few months has reached the 103 mark. Seven more to add and she will reach me. I've kept the same weight many years and pay no attention to my diet. I eat what I like and as much as I like. My good old toaster has been repaired and I am back on my own kind made in a sandwich toaster Marg Dahl gave mother and me years ago. U-m-m —it is SO good 1 * * * Friends of Dot Smith will be glad to know she is better. She has been a very sick woman, but Ti*id«y, fee. 13, 1966 -AI»<Mi«, (la.) Upp«r DM Molrm now that she takes an interest in how her hair looks, thaf s a SURE sign of improvement Keep it up, Dot, we're all rooting for you I * * * Christinas gets nearer and nearer. My first greetings have come from Dorrls Long Pitcher, Wellsville, Pa. A three-page, single spaced, typewritten account of the family goings-on. There's plenty of action in the family, I assure you. * * * Having mentioned little Heather MacDonald in recent conversation with her grandmother, Mrs. Sullivan, she told me that Wade's mother, Essie, whom I knew well, had a characteristic which is being handed down. She so often sat with one knee across the other leg, foot hanging free, but she'd let the foot swing. Pve seen it done a few times, but Mrs. Sullivan seemed to rest better that way. Her granddaughter, Sheila, inherited the same posture, and now little Heather does it. Isn't it strange how some mannerisms are handed down from generation to generation ? * * * Yesterday came another Christmas card, from the Tom Aaron family. Just the kind I like — old fashioned houses, snow covered ground and people headed toward the church with its lighted windows, a rural scene as the people were walking along the snowy road, and a mail box at the roadside proving the rural setting. Thank you. * * * Over the air Dec. 7 the question was asked, "Do you remember what you were doing that day 7" Yes, indeed I remember, and very well. Mother was in the kitchen preparing Sunday dinner. Just around the corner in the living room I was listening to a radio program. Came the Interruption and the horrible news that Pearl H:irbor had been attacked. * * * Lori Prew dropped in to see me a few Sundays ago. She and her husband Don and family lived across the street and she was an aide here awhile. The family now live at Jefferson. Don has a wide territory and uses the car, Lori is a saleslady and has women under her as sales women. She says they are doing very well and like Jefferson. * * * Dec. 8 — This is a busy day. The Christmas trees are being decorated by some of the Pink Ladies, an angel stands on my book shelves and a Santa head hangs on my door knob. Our tree is a white one which looks as though it had stood a heavy snow storm. Yep, you'd better be good! * * * "Ruth rode on my motorbike directly back of me. I hit a bump at 65 and rode on ruthlessly." MORE FAMILIES FAMILIES The North Iowa SHOPPER non-duplicated circulation as a companion publication of Effective, Economical Ad Coverage For A 30 Mile Radius ONE AD ONE BILLING Tho Algona Upper Des Moines Printed Mondays & Wednesdays Ads from either U-D-K issue may be carried in Shopper, printed Wednesdays

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