The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 27, 1962 · Page 21
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Mrs Inez Miller's birthday was observed here at Good Samaritan Nov. 15. My father's was Nov. 13 and my mother's Nov 14 * * * ' I always enjoy Nov. II TV and radio programs for I again hear my favorite music — "Roses of Picardy", "Over There", "Lone Way To Tiperary," "My Buddy" and others. The Welk program was wonderful. I was hoping they would play "Charmaln" and "Diane." I shuddered to think of all the feathers Mrs Emma Dreyer plucked when she dressed pheasants for hunters! Ten in a bunch is quite a few! • « * Marilyn Drecsman, who is working on her masters degree in economics at the State University of Iowa, Iowa City, spent Thanksgiving with her parents, Mr and Mrs John Dressman. At one time I reported it as home economics which is not true. It it economics. Mr and Mrs Gerald Ferris had as Thanksgiving guests their daughter Pat who is employed at the Annie Whittenmeyer home, Davenport. I have gone past it many times. It is located in a pretty area. The son Jerry and his wife were also home for the holiday. Norman fl'Dcll, husband of the former Sandra Skilling, recently flew to Munich, Germany with his company. He had been at Fort Dix, N. J. Sandra is here with her parents, Mr and Mrs Elliott Skilling, till she will be permitted to join her husband. Her brother Darald and Norman are very good friends and are located only fin miles apart and hope to be able to get together frequently. Darald is at Regenberg. When I say Lcla and Dana Mendenhall made a flying trip from Laramie, Wyo. with Mr and Mrs Fred Dunn, I am speaking quite literally for at 80 miles per, that's really "flying" over the ground at a much greater speed than I care for. But of course the make of car enters into consideration. A Mercury, and wasn't it Mercury, the god who had wings on his feet? The Dunns had come to see Mrs Perry Phillips, sister of Mrs Dunn, and the Mendenhalls transacted some business. Yes, I saw them for a short time. Always glad to see them. * * * Mrs Harold Colwell called me to tell me about the baptism of their new grandson, Kent Allen, son of Mr and Mrs Keith Colwell, Mason City. The infant wore the dress his great-grandmother, Mrs Carrie Kaasa of Hanlonton wore 78 years ago at her baptism. In attendance were two great-grandmothers, a grandfather and the maternal grandparents, Mr and Mrs William Snell, Mason City, and Mr and Mrs Harold Colwell. Mr and Mrs Neal Colwell were sponsors. A family dinner was held following the ceremony at the Snells. A few years ago I gave a dress to my Mason City relatives for such use. It was worn by my father and his brothers and sister and some cousins for baptisms. The dress is over 100 years old, long, embroidery, square neck empire style and short puffed sleeves. Mrs Gilles has a dress she wore 8G years ago. Very ornate, with hem stitching. * * * Yeah, I guess so. One teacher to another — "Don't think of it as kindergarten. Think of it as a launching pad." My idea exactly — Mother to college bound daughter. "I do hope the girl you pick for your roommate is sweet, wholesome and much too big or small for your clothes." * * * Of interest to Algoitans is the news that Jack Long, well-known former resident here, is at officers school in Atlanta, Ga. He is Col. in the active reserves and his home is at Cedar Rapids. This information came via a letter from his father Abner who also gave an interesting account of old school days. He mentioned that tht old timers of the first football team of A.H.S. had a reunion recently at Fred King's in Kewanee, 111. In attendance were Earl Bradley of Muscatine, Abner Long of Davenport and Hugh Carr of St. Ansgar. High school at one time was room 10 in the old Central building, which stood where the present high school is. At the time these men were in high school, the old school on Normal Hill was used. This Normal school as I recall being told, didn't last many years and finally was purchased by a Mr Vanderlinden who made it into several houses le area. Abner ^says, "Miss Coate was captain of the ship. We had three teachers with Miss Coate and Supt. R. Spencer had to come up from the old school (Central) to teach what was then called business. Two of the H. S. boys wore janitors with four big stoves to fire and the water pail to be kept filled." Another thing to cope with was outdoor plumbing. Bryant building, which was built in 1898, I believe, must have seemed a magnificent edifice. There have been many changes since my day, the addition to Hi, and the new present Hi seemed so wonderful to me when I first looked it over. And now we are due for still bigger and better buildings. What a changing world. • « * Dating several years prior to the Normal school, Algona had a college which was erected in the Mrs Celia Deal home area. When it folded up, it was moved to the Dau garage site and for many years was a place for public meetings, later a rooming house, still later the Tom Akre feed and grocery store. • * • How true was "Grace's" discourse on long underwear. I hated mine as much as she did hers, and Iran true to form, discarding them in early spring, unknown by my mother, and a good cold resulting. To mother's "Where in the world did you get it." I didn't confess till a few years later. But worse than long black cotton stockings were wool ones, knit lovingly by my grandmother Cady. I was always on the small, perhaps a little skinny side, but those knit stockings sure gave bulk to my legs! • « « Mr and Mrs Floyd Erickson left Nov. 19 for Monrovia, Calif., where they will visit their son-in- law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Ronald Trickel. They will see the Albert Haggs at Monrovia and I'll bet they fall on each other's necks. Somehow it is always so good to meet people from the old home town, Floyd was employed by Albert in the painting and decorating business several years. Mrs Charles Armstrong, mother of Mrs Erickson, went with them. • * • When a woman was asked "Name one of Santa's reindeer," to win her bingo prize, she replied "Rudolph." Well, he is mentioned in the song, but in the old poem he hadn't been created. It was Dancer, Donner, Blitzen, Prancer, Comet, Cupid and I don't remember the others. It won't be long :ill we'll be hearing about all of them and I confess I grow very weary of Rudolph. Ah — it comes to me Dasher and Vixen. There's the complete octet. How are these tof odd namcsf A dentist by the name of Tooth- acher. Silvernail, Youngblood and Goodblood, • * * A few relatives called on Mrs Sarah Geigel here Thursday eve- ning in observance of her eighty- eighth birthday. The actual date is Nov. 16 and the customary Good Samaritan observance was hold then. Mr and Mrs Fred Gt-i- gel, Mary Hayes and Mr and Mrs Gerald Voigt and son James Rich- ard were callers Thursday. Mrs Geigel is a native of Nashua, attended the Little Brown church., as did lirr forebearers and attended Bradford seminary. Her family moved to M farm west of Bur! and later she taught school at Whiltcmore, Lone Rock, Burt ami third ward, Algona. Mrs Geigol hns had two falls in which she suffered broken hips After many weeks at St. Ann she entered Good Samaritan for further convalescence. The sixty-fifth wedding anniversary of Mr and Mrs Julius Knopf, formerly of LuVerne, was celebrated here Nov. 12. They were married Nov. 11. 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