A CHRISTMAS TREE Filled with Quality Gifts 6LOVES We feature the fartv ous Fownes gloves and we stock a full size and color range in both long and short styles. HOSIERY Berkshire hosiery is noted for its long wearing qualities and perfect fit. Try the new ultrasons, Supp- hose at $4.95. All make ideal gifts. HANKIES Almost all of our handkerchiefs are imported from all over the globe. They are different, individual, from S9c to $2.98. JEWELERY Ours is not the average run-of-trie-miil [ewolry you will see in dime stores but exclusive and really expensive-looking items. SWEATERS Hundreds of sweaters in both pastel and basic shades .. . sizes 34-46, cardigan and slipover styles, prices start at just $6.98111 SKIRTS Plains, plaids, straight, and pleated in both pastel and dark colors — all prices from $7.98 • $14.98. Many with matching sweaters. PURSES We stock the largest selection of high grade . purses in the city. All sizes, shapes and colors and priced at $2.98 to $15.00. SCARFS A plain or figured scarf makes a welcome, easy- to-pack gift. We are constantly receiving new and exclusive patterns. S' : •& *•*:': ' ROBES The GREATEST selection of robes in our history — GLAZIER, and EVELYN PEARSON . . . priced from $6.98 - $17.98 . . . every size, color and style. LINEN Linens make the per. feet gift. No one ever has too many luncheon sets, place mats and table cloths. A complete showing here. BILLFOLDS We have just received a large shipment of truly different billfolds — like you have never seen before. Priced $2.50 and $5.00. LINGERIE We feature such famed lines as Artemis, Shadowline and Selmore, all noted for their per- feet fit and generous proportions. MITTENS You'll like our mittens and so will those to whom you give them. They sell at $1.00 and $2.98. All bright cheerful colors. TOWELS Such well known trade names as Fieldcrest, make a towel or towel-set a welcome and lasting gift. We have a wide selection. BLANKETS You'll find the blanket department filled with all the new ideas, including the popular figured sheet blankets at $5.98. Other wool Faribo all wool blankets at $12.98 and $14.98. r<< •> P-'**? * v^fv' iUw ^SVC, .'V ''^4:**'' The Chrischilles Store ALGONA UPPER DES MOINES ALGONA, IOWA, TUlSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1962 "Home of Quality Since 1870" THIS IS THK STORY OF MY MOST moving experience. In fact, it is the story of the only time I have ever moved in my life. Every woman is supposed to have a big change in her life at about the mid- forties and the newspaper and magazine articles are quite frank in discussing this. They say it is all part of normal living and if you use a little sense you can sail right through it. Although 1 doubt that, this big change we've been undergoing the past few weeks is exactly the kind the articles have in mind, it is still the most drastic I have encountered so far. I've had quite a time keeping my equilibrium. * » • THE FIRST TIUNO THAT brought the realization that moving away from Algona was a reality instead of something we might do some day came when we sold the house. The place where we lived for 22 years may not be everybody's idea of a palace but an awful lot of important things took place while we were there. I shall always be sentimental about that house. That's why we are glad that the new owners are close relatives and friends who will keep us posted on things going on there and who have assured me I will bo welcome on visits back to the home town. Ironically, at about the same time we signed the papers closing the deal, I received word that my article on the "Gray House" had been accepted for publication in a magazine. « • « NF.XT CAMK THF. JOB of disposing of our household goods. At first we didn't think we had enough things to warrant either moving them or conducting a sale, but we soon changed our minds. When it came to pricing items I found I had no idea of what to ask for them. I was afraid I'd set the price too high and thus squelch the sale; I was even more afraid I would ask too little and thus not get every bit I could out of them. * * * SO WE CALLED IN MRS. LAMPRIGHT TO conduct the sale. From what I've heard, her kind of sale is rather unique and lots of towns don't have them. It started way hack in the depression days with the late Mrs. Vallie Tribon. I can remember when we first came to Algona, seeing ads that read, "Mrs. Tribon will conduct the sale of the household goods of Mr. and Mrs. so-and-so". Mrs. I.ampright helped Mrs. Tribon out on these sales and when she retired, took over for her. Mrs. Lampright has been doing this for about 15 years now. « « » I HAD NEVER EVEN I1EEN AT a household goods sale, let alone have one. In my naive imagination, I thought that on the day of the sale we would sit there for hours while people came in a few at a time to make purchases. I thought it would be a good time to have chats with friends and readers and maybe have a few cups of coffee. I had several boxes of things we planned to take along in one corner of the kitchen. In my innocence, I thought I was being efficient by putting a couple of newspapers over the boxes "so people would know they are not for sale". More experienced people were horrified. They told me, "Anything you don't want should be carted out or locked up during the sale, or you will most certainly be sorry." They were right. * # * DOORS WERE KEPT HOOKED the day of the sale until exactly 10 a.m. Then people fairly swarmed in and within an hour or so the greater portion of our lifetime equipment was gone. I hardly looked up to say hello, let alone have little chats. Some of the stuff I hadn't thought was worth a darn brought from 5c to a couple of dollars; other things I thought most valuable went for a fraction of my estimation of their worth. * • * IT IS A HARD lesson I'm learning—that of letting go. 1 know that when things are sold, they become the now owner's property but I derive a great deal of pleasure out of knowing where my familiar things have gone. The antique chest I prized so highly is right back in the very house in which we were married. I love to think of Mary T. Bestenlehner cooking for her husband and ten children on all six burners and two ovens of my stove. I'll feel a sort of kinship with Mrs. Jentz of Fenton on ironing day for she bought my Ironrite, my ironing board, plus my double dictionary. I hope the people from Bancroft who bought our television set and our rug can successfully camouflage the hole in the latter with the former. * * * WHEN THE I.ADY BOUGHT OUR automatic washer, I was frank about the fact that it is old. It is perhaps the oldest living automatic washer in Algona, but it still works. We bought it the week before Jeannie was born and I'd used it almost every day since. I showed the new owner where to kick the machine when it acts up. During the sale, when I began to feel a few qualms at seeing some of my beloved possessions go out, 1 would sneak a quick look at the growing pile of checks and currency and immediately I felt better! * * * PERHAPS IT WOULD RE EASIER to say good-bye if people weren't so blamed nice. Relatives and friends stepped in with help all the way from scrubbing cupboards and floors to having coffee parties and handkerchief and coin showers. When we needed a hot meal, it was there and as the dirty clothes piled up, mother and sister were there to do them. I honestly don't see how I could have managed without them. * * • THESE PAST FEW WEEKS, I've thought with admiration many times about Betty Murtagh Kruse. She's moved literally hundreds of times—Ceylon, twice to Korea, all over the United States and several other foreign places. She seems to have survived all right and maybe I will also. I know I am getting better at holding the tears back than I was when Rev. Brower made his kind remarks from the pulpit at church. Today I said goodbye to at least 50 people and managed pretty well Tomorrow, when it comes time to part with our kids for u time, I might not do so well, but at least I am learning * • • THANK GOODNESS, I DON'T HAVE TO say goodbye to my readers. The once-a-week task of batting out my column is familiar and a good thing to tie to. I also hope it will take the place of some of the letters I mean to write and don't get around to, for huge quantities of mail will be a necessity. That, and your prayers. We won't have a definite address for a while but General Delivery, Sarasota Fla. will reach us. And the first time you see This Week's Recipe in the column you will know that I am beginning to get settled. — Grace. Swea Shorthorns Place High At International A shorthorn calf, "Strawberry", shown by Thor Thorson, 11, Swea WIRING Connected or Corrected I ITT ELECTRIC U I I "JIM UTT" Phone CY 4-2223 i 60 W City, was named reserve chump- ion in the age class at the International Livestock Exposition at Chicago recently Thor is the son of Mr and Mrs Orville Thorson, Swea township farmers The calf was reserve grand champion at the Kossuth County Fair here in August. Thor is a member of the Swea-Harrison 4-H club. The Thorson:, plan to show the same calf at a livestock show scheduled at Ft. Worth, Texas in January. The Thorsons also showed a group of three shorthorn calves which placed reserve grand champion in class During the last 25 years, the cost of food has increased less than the cost of housing, transportation and rent.
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