The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 30, 1965 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 30, 1965
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tuMday, March 30, 1965 Algena fie.) Upp*r D«f Molnw-5 Evelyn Another old friend has died GUS Sjogren, whom I knew years ago when he worked in the Jim Patterson grocery store. Sam and Jim were brothers. Sam had a grocery store in what is now the west side of the Penney store and Jim had one in what is now the west side of the Graham store. "Shortie" Lowe's father Henry and brother Clifford drove two grocery delivery, horse drawn wagons, covered, of course. "Shortie" and I used to buy candy at Jim's but we always waited till Gus was up front - he was much more generous. Then mother became a customer when he and Oliver Moe went into partnership. It was a fine business and both men were courteous, fine merchants. * * * Speaking of candy-a penny was as big as a dime when I was a younster, and even later. Bob Butts had been given a penny to spend and he went to the Lusby drug store. When he got outside he discovered a couple of sticks of gum, too. Knowing he had't paid for them, he went back to Mr. Lusby and told him he had made a mistake. Mr. Lusby assured him it was no error, but for the boy's honesty rewarded him with more gum. How different from some youngsters of today whom 1 am told go into the dime store's and "snitch" all they can. What a pity honesty is left out of some persons. * * * March 18, and I believe the wind has started to subside a little. Mr. Nasby was very busy again this morning getting the workers here. On the whole, things are running smoothly. And don't think St. Patrick's • Day was overlooked. We had baked ham, sweet potatoes, spinach, a green Jello salad and cup cakes with white frosting sprinkled with green flecks of sugar and little cups of green mints. Anita Haase asked if I was Irish and when I said, "Definitely," she removed a shamrock her daughter had made and pinned it on me. * * * • - «j* .,-,,.;,. . ~ . - - * The Fred Grdnbachs havebeen visited by their daughter, Anna Belle, and husband Glenn Long and children of Estherville. When I first came to Good Samaritan, she was an aide and a very good one. She decided to take a course in licensed practical nursing at Des Moines and Glenn became a public accountant. Both are working, but Anna Belle works only two days at the hospital as she has a small daughter, now about two. * * * David, son of Mr. and Mrs. "Champ" Martin, was also a winner of a Montgomery Ward diamond. He hasn't decided yet what to do with it. He did consider having it mounted in onyx, but till his mind is fully made up, it is in the little container it came in. * * * Sam Medin and his wife dropped in to say "Hello" the other day. They are staying with his sister Minnie till the time comes for them to go to their summer home at Woman Lake, MJnn.. I was Just told Rose fell yesterday and broke her wrist. What a treacherous day it was, and today too. * * * Thelma Van Dorstan Andreasen (Mrs. Harold) called me the other day for a little chat. They live near Burt. She inquired about Alice Sabin Pierce who is a resident here and a very good friend. I haven't seen much of her this winter as she seldom comes down stairs. I think she is waiting for spring. She goes out nearly every afternoon then. * * * H. R. Rachut, Burt, was here to see Chester Bailey the other day and came to call on me, He has been at Rochester and after some dieting will gn back for gall bladder surgery. Isn't tnat something pleasant to look forward to? He was very cheerful about it. * * * A phone call came to me the other day - a woman saying she was calling long distance from Minneapolis. Now I don't know anyone there except Willis and Elsa Bradley, so when she asked me if I owned the place of my address 404 South Hail street, I thought right away some one was going to give me a sales talk on siding or some other house gadget. I replied, "No - it's a Rest Home". I'll bet it took her a few minutes to catch her breath. While Agatha Hanson was in Grand Island, Neb. visiting her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Don Mertz, she went to Kearney to see Mabel Burbank, former Algonan who married John Benson. He was a cabinet maker, but Is retired. Mabel win be well remembered by Algerians and Agatha said they had such a good visit. * * * In the Sunday issue of the Register there was a picture of a man in a wheel chair who has been crippled from his waist down with polio, which struck him when he was about 18 or 19. He is John Hurst, now 64, and is professor of poetry at State College. His wife is Merle Norton, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bert Norton. Merle will be well remembered and she and Agatha lived across the street from each other. Mabel Burbank was also a neighbor. I did not read the article except a few spots. I am sorry now I didn't pay more attention. * * * John Arndorfer is the latest to join our "family". A very nice person with whom I chatted a bit this morning. He is an ex- farmer and we are feeling sorry for his sons who have chores to do in this weather on the farm near St. Benedict. But he agreed that he had done it, and what he had done, his sons can do. * * * The Everett Andersons have had a nice vacation with Everett's uncle and aunt, Harold and Abbie Gust, Mobile, Ala., and among the sights was the Alabama Mardi Gras and the battleship Alabama. They went on to Florida, stopping at Daytona Beach and Panama City. Flowers were blooming and the weather very pleasant. * * + Mrs. Ernest Egel is hoping for decent weather by March 27. Their car hasn't been out of the garage since Jan. 4, and they want to go to Des Moines to the Sports Show. Right now snow is piled high at the garage and they have no intention of digging it out. * * * Wittkopf's Dairy Queen opened March 1, and Furst's Dairy Creme opened March 13. Yup- spring is around the corner, but I'll bef the corner couldn't be found this morning. * * * It was mentioned in the UDM that Genevieve Genrlch was hospitalized, and knowing her so well, I wrote a letter to her. I had a reply the other day from which I will quote excerpts, as I know her friends will be interested. Bless her - she took one of precious 20 minute "up" periods to write to me. So here it is in part, "I'm making very good progress'. Tills Is my 25th day in the hospital - It is beginning to seem like home. I may now sit up for 20 minutes three times a day - that's what I am doing now. I had two thrombosis attacks at home and Ed rushed me to the hospital. It was a big surprise for I've been so active and healthy, except for bursitis In my left shoulder two years ago. Just last October Ed and I had a wonderful two weeks in Monument Valley and Salt Lake City, Utah, did so much climbing, hiking and exploring along the Colorado river. Heart damage is concentrated on the back wall of the heart which is the least harmful, so am mightly thankful for that. I received just stacks of mail since the item appeared in the UDM. I can't possibly answer all of them, but will eventually, so for the time being would you like to put a "thank you", for me in your column? Ed and I plan to visit in the midwest next October, That Is the best month weatherwlse. It will be five years since we were back. * * * First robin reported by Vallo Nauoain and Margaret Hofmaster - the robin seen by Vallo when he parked his car near her home when he attended the Gus Sjogren rites, Margaret has a bush of red berries - I don't know what it is called, and Mr. Robin was having himself a feast, Margaret had reported him too, so credit will have to be divided between them. I hope the little birdie finds a cozy place to live during these horrid times. * * * Girls and girls I "College girls are of two strata-girls with dates and girls with data." Which would YOU rather be? Can you guess which I'd choose? IT'S SMART . IT'S SMOOTH IT'S SILK! Mendel uses 100 % Silk Linen for this most popular silhouette. A ribbon of belt ties over demure shirring that eases the slim skirt. A batteau neckline, the gently rounded sleeve, gleaming brilliance at the shoulder make this a really stunning dress-up choice. 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