The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on May 4, 1965 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, May 4, 1965
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J-Algfcno, (la.) Upper D«* Moinw Tu*»riay, May 4, 196$ miitw^ .. .by Evely n niimmTOfflimiiiniiiiiHP Well, Easter is over and we were remembered with cute favors, cardboard bunnies and candy from Junior Auxiliary, of Titonka, little wheelbarrows from the Titonka Girl Scouts 440 and cookies from the W.S.C.S., Esther circle, Ledyanl. Thank yon. I was remom 1 'ered personally with cakes, candy and cards. Additional thanks at this tlmr, which I expressed inperson when they were brought. I didn't get to church, but wo had a serm <n by Rev. Harcey of the Congregational church and plenty of the traditional Easter music over our loud-speaker, so we were in the proper spirit for this most important day. * * * Our Easter dinner was traditional, baked ham vtth raisin sauce and 1 thought of my father and uncle "Pat" Cady who were especially fond of raisins, pie In particular. I recall a story grandma Cady tole me about m./ father. He was just a little fellow, probably not more than three or four years old. One day they had as guest a woman who was placed next to Dad at the dinner table. Dessert was a pudding with raisins In It and Dad was pick- Ing them out and laid them to one side on his plate to enjoy at the end of the msal. The guest slyly took a raisin at a time just to tease Dad. He stood it for a few timos then said "You d- - fool - leave them alone." Grampa was all for having a session back of the woodshed with Dad, but Grandma intervened, "Oh no you don't punish him. He was being teased and he's not to be touched."When Dad learned to swear, I don't know for grandfather Cady'sonly cuss words were "Thunder and blazes!" * * * House cleaning fever has hit Good Samaritan I The reception room has had the walls painted petal pink, very pretty and some painting has been going on up the stairs, the basement and store rooms are being attached, and I've had warning my room will soon be on the list, though not as drastically as last year when I was moved out and the floor redone. Thank goodness it will be simpler this year. My walls were painted last year, I chose a rose beige and love It. Joe Esser came home the other day, looking as though he had been in a prize fight. His eyesight Is not too good and he ran into a light pole, and got the worse end of the deal. I don't believe the pole was even dented, but Joe's nose sure was. A doctor assured him the offending facial member was not broken and In a short time he will be back to normal. Robert Blckert and I had a little discussion the other day via phone. We got around to talking about Harlan Miller and were in complete agreement. I wonder how we'd be on politics? We might get into that field some day. Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Willrett are back from Phoenix, Ariz, where they spent most of the winter with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Gross. She saw Mabel Livingston, who I always hope will come back he re to live - or at least for a long visit. Mrs. Willrett brought me oranges, an apple and some dates, right fresh from the south. Very nice and tasty. They saw the Herbert Montgomery's, who were vacationing there, and the William Clausons, former Algonans who live there. * * * Hattie Wilson spent her Easter vacation in the Cedar Rapids area and went to Crestview Acres Rest Home to visit a friend. She called on Abner Long, who is living there, and found him in good spirits, as full of pep as ever and he sent greetings to his Algona friends. It won't be long till the Tulip Festival at Pella and Marg Dahl, her daughter Shirley Pratt and family are going there and to Cedar Falls for a few days. Merle Pratt is working in Pella and the son Bob will be in a play to be given in Cedar Falls where he is a student at the college. Hazel Lusby, Lizzie Post and I were in Pella a few years ago en route to Davenport. It was after the festival, but residents told us the flowers were even more beautiful than on the festive day. We drove around liesurely and saw thousands of tulips, the colleg-e, the hospital, and best of all the sunken garden with it's little pond, Dutch mill and tulips, of course. We had been at Ewing park where the lilacs were in bloom. That is just south of Des Molnes and also well sorth seeing. * * * Hazel Schneider had a birthday Monday and at coffee break time brought me and a friend cake and a cup of coffee. Many happy returns of the day Hazel and good health! Spring really is here. For the first time in months I can go without a sweater! Long sleeved dresses are a thing of the past, else 1 wouldn't have to wear sweaters. 1 ran remember the shawl my grandmother Cady wore when she felt chilly. It was crocheted of black yarn, had a lavender border, was circular and was worn folded in half. My aunt Mary "Pat" Cady made it for her. One lovely spring evening 1 had a date with Malcolm Tracy. Mother and Dad were in Mason City and grown up as I was, grandma had to look after me. She insisted that I wear her opera shawl fearful the damp evening air would bring on a cold. Well, to satisfy her I wore it till I was out of sight, then "Trac" carried it over his arm the rest of the evening. No, I didn't get a cold. And we spent most of the evening on the West Hohn porch listening to the new phonograph they had. One of those types that had rolls instead of plates or discs, and a large horn attachment to bring out the sound. Yes, the thing had to be wound up every few tunes. * * * Two of the favorite entertainers were Ada Jones and Len Spencer. Then there was a dialog between a husband and wife who were having a family ruckus. All I remember is he fell out the window and said "Oh, it's broke - it's broke" and the wife said sympathetically, "What's broke, me darlin' - your back?" "No he answered, "Me poipe". 0r!sh dialog you see). * * * A few years later, Brunswick put out a cabinet type, elegant machine with discs. Bob James carried the Bnmswicks and issued invitations to hear records at the old Thorington street Call theatre. Rudy Wiedoft, famous saxophonist, was there in person and played his "Saxophobia", a record I always liked. I heard it on TV not long ago. * + * I had a caller the other day and I said "Will you have a date with me?" He laughed and said, "It's l#en a long time since a lady asked me for a date," but he accepted - a date which Mrs. Willrett had brought from Phoenix. And I assure you he was a perfect gentlemen, so our "dates" were permissable and tasty. I have Just finished reading "The Vanished World" by Anne Gertrude Sneller, who I was told was a classmate at St. Lawrence university, Canton, New York, of Mrs. M. P. Haggard, and Elizabeth Deis. She came to visit with relatives and be with her mother who was ailing. She met Melzar Haggard, who was considered a confirmed bachelor, but he foiled the young lassies here. Miss Sneller has never married and lives In Braverton, N. Y. She and Mrs. Haggard have had recent correspondence. This is the only book she has written. It reminded me of the Ruth Suckow books in that It dealt with simple, homey people, mostly from the rural areas. ' I was Introduced April 21, by Mr. Nasby to two American Legion men from Whittemore and Mike Stillman. The Legion has made a contribution to the new Good Samaritan Home, bless them, and were in uniform. What a debt we owe our soldiers of all our wars, from the Revolutionary down to the present. * * * Over the years Mrs. Don Prieskorn and I have talked of ailments and cures. Probably by far the most outstanding is the recent heart surgery performed at niece, Donna Lynn Prieskorn, Columbia, S. C. The girl, who will be 16 In June, was born with a congenital heart ailment and circulation was so impaired her fingers, feet and other areas were practically black. The surgery closed some holes, cut away some muscle and an artificial tube was inserted in the large pulmonary artery which was closing. The surgery was performed on a Thursday and Mrs. Prieskorn saw her the following Saturday. In that brief time a natural color was restored and she was making excellent recovery. * * * SPECIAL SMORGASBORD Mothers Day, May 9 — Serving at 11:30 A.M. to 9 P. M. — Treat mother and enjoy the day. 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PHONE 110 BURT, IOWA BENWIBBEN Building Contractor ~" - 4- All Types Building — Farm and Town 122 South Heckart, Algopa . Phone ,295-2865 (Please Call After 6:00 P.M.) MILLER LUMBER CO. Building Needs of All Kinds LOWER PRICE MAX BARTHOLOMEW, Manager East State at C & NW Tracks - Algona JOHN B. ISEBRAND BUILDER - CONTRACTOR TITONKA, IOWA PHONE 928-2312 We Welcome A Chance To Give You An Esli nate On Residential, Farm or Commercial Building — No Obligation. CONTRACTING SINCE 1928 For The Past Five Year* We Have Been In The General Contracting Business In This Area. In That Length Of Time We Have Built Over 25 Residenial Homes In Town And Country. There Is Probably One Near You, And An Inspection Trip Could Be Arranged. Farm Build- Ings Have Also Been An Important Part Of Our Growth. • At the University of Florida Don Tietz Studied Architectural Engineering, and We Have A Host Of Plans For Home and Farm Construction. Free Estimates To Anyone. 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