The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 22, 1966 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, December 22, 1966
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aUgotta ®pper He* jftome* SECOND SECTION ALGQNA, IOWA, THURSDAY, DtCEM&IR 22, 1966 VOL. 101 - NO. 97 Fire Call Firemen were called to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Wabb at 410 East Elm street by Mrs. Webb Sunday at 4:57 p. m. when gas, being used to clean parts of a carburetor, caught fire. Fire Chief Ralph Elbert said there was little or no damage. SAITER'S DAVIS PAINT STORE We have enjoyed your friendship and hope to be of service during the New Year. MEROEN * WEISTiR AIGONA P«ln<(tr» i Prtereton "IT'S THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS and all through the house" There's so much confusion, we'd frighten a mouse. Mamma's not snuggled all soft in her bed, And plans for gay Christmas won't dance in her head. It's hard to be Christmassy, it seems to me, With the thermometer hovering 'round eighty degree. "CHRISTMAS IS FOR CHILDREN - CHILDREN of every age" The guy who wrote that one was surely a sage. Though our hearts are merry, our spirits are gay, We're haunted by Christmas of an earlier day. Like Scrooge in "The Carol" with his Ghost of the Past, We see our three youngsters - they grew up too fast. "TANNEBAUM-OH, CHRISTMAS TREEI" Then, choosing a nice one was left up to me. Impossible task 1 I was always too late, A broken topped one would be my sure fate. I'd bring one home. There were cries of, "Oh, Mother 1 That one's too small - go get another I" Invariably wobbly and missing some lights, And when the kids trimmed it, there were sure to be fights. WE'D DECK THE HALLS WITH boughs of holly" And a lot of mess, but we sure were jolly. The wreath at the window would be missing a light, The tinsel was shedding, the Creche was a sight. The angel was lopsided, the star, tarnished gold, But we had to use them for we used the "of old." "HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SANG" At school and church programs, the glad carols rang. The halos constructed with just the right arch. Bill once was Joseph in the church play, And remembered the lines that he had to say. Jean's part was dancing, Mary Ann sang a song- And Daddy would drive them to where they belonged. "WE THREE KINGS OF ORIENT ARE" We would make cookies shaped like a star. They'd stand on chairs "helping" and share in the fun, And lick all the bowls when the mixing was done. We'd stir them and roll them and sprinkle with spice, From small hands they'd be grimy; to us they looked nice. "UP ON THE HOUSETOP, REINDEER PAUSE" We'd fill the pack for old Santa Claus, There were trucks, games and marbles, a cute teddy bear, Before they grew older and wanted something to wear. And I loved to buy dolls for my little dears, All shapes and all sizes j I did it for years. , ...... "JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE- ALL THE WAY" The doorbell, the phone bell and some on a sleigh. And now for our Mary- Oh, the fleetness of time, For her and her David the wedding bells chime 1" But thinking of loved ones, so far and so dear, Is scant help in preparing for Christmas this year I SO I "DREAM OF WHITE CHRISTMAS - each card I write" (These letters will take me most of the night) I still haven't found my address list, And a feeling of homesickness seems to persist. "We wish you God's blessing, health, peace and fun-" "JOY TO THE WORLD" - the last one is done. When tomorrow's mail gets here, I have no doubt, There'll be cards from people whose names I've left out. "IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR" The story is old, familiar and dear. A manger, a Mother, a Baby's first.cry, A star and a heavenly message, while I, Am so much involved in-the tinsel and trappings, I'm in danger of missing The Gift for the wrappings. BUT COME, "HOLY NIGHT" AND at last "All Is Calm", The spirit of peace descends like a balm. Ring out the tidings- the Dear Saviour's birth, Jesus has come to the people of earth I No matter the circumstance, ages or clime, Christmas is always a most joyous time. SING NOEL, SING NOEL, SING NOEL, THIS SEASON. In spite of the rush, we have ample reason, To wish for you joy that the holiday brings, And for the new year ahead, all good, happy things I MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU FROM GRACE AND HER SPOUSE, AND JEANIE AND GIDGIT WHO LIVE AT OUR HOUSE I Christmas Guests Mr. and Mrs. Brail Wright will have their son Bob and his family, from Little Falls, Minn., as their house guests over the Christmas holiday. The Bob Weight's daughter, Cindy, working in Des Moines at present, will also be here for the occasion. Programs At Swea At Swea City Community School two Christmas programs are being presented this week, The first was Monday night at 8p.m., when the chorus presented a cantata. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday elementary grades 1-6 will present an operetta entitled "Legend of the Snowman." BALLPOINT PEN ARTIST Marengo artist R. C. Paulson, 80, Iowa county's "Grandma Moses" has developed his hobby of drawing since he was seven years old and during the last three years has drawn and given away over 300 ballpoint pen draw, ings. Most of his subjects are Iowa landscapes both black and white and colors. ONIONS Lawrence Sandt, Armstrong farmer, had quite an onion harvest this year. Of 20 plants, 13 of the onions weighed 16 Ibs. wishes for a Merry Christmas . . . HOTEL ALGONA Christmas Cheer 10G6 Joy and peace be with you during this Yule season. Best wishes from all of us And thanks for your patronage. UONA'S TAP ESSER DRY CLEANERS Season's Greetings to one and all... MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG STORE AIGONA ——-fcpfc immmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm,

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