The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 15, 1965 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 15, 1965
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Gorrigan Picks Bond Queen For Mason City The morning of June LI thought of Lowell's "What is so rare as a day in June" and was ready to go town-ward, then it began to cloud up, so I changed my mind and wound up by doing what you'll never guess - play- Ing Bingo! Yes, Good Samaritan is going to th,e dogs I Since there were no June birthdays on this floor we used Bingo as substitute entertainment. Two of the Pink Ladies, Mrs. Anne Presthus and Mrs. Emma Dreyer, were hostesses. Mrs. Presthus helped some of the men whose vision is not too good, and Mrs. Dreyer read the numbers. Winnings were bananas so you see we kept within the law and each of us Bingoed, and 1 won the final, the black-out. After that, we had coffee and delicious pumpkin bread. * * * With the serving of pumpkin bread, I thought of a Mrs. Ferguson we Three Musketeers met at the Abner Long's in Davenport. She was a great friend of theirs and was dinner guest one evening. She brought with her some pumpkin cookies she had made and wanted our opinions and suggestions. She was planning entering the Pillsbury cook out. Well, at the time, Hazel, Lizzie and I were of the opinion the garbage can was the best place for them, but of course we were polite and non-commital. She worked at them another year and by golly - got to New York, won a lot of loot and now we are proud to say we know her well! I really do like the pumpkin bread and probably her cookies are much improved, too. (1 hope she never gets to see this column, but maybe she'd thank us for not praising her cookies, which led to her improving them). * * * I enjoyed so much the two visits I had from Zaida and Bill Nugent of Des Moines, who came for the Memorial weekend and were guests of Elizabeth Nugent Lowe and Helen Dingley. We can always find so much to laugh about - the olden days. "Ding" told me of a build-up she had given an inquirer as to what I was like as a girl. I am afraid the woman will be greatly disillusioned if she ever meets me. But 1 lapped it up like a kitten would a saucer of cream 1 * * * I get mad when I hear criticism of our Good Samaritan Home and when I hear of discussions of the conduct of some of the residents. I assure you we have a wonderful group of people here, many aged who perhaps do not conform to certain codes because of age - not because of lack of culture. I have also been asked about our food. I have been here seven years in August and assure you our menus are varied, nutritious, the best possible quality, and our "likes" and "dislikes" of certain foods considered carefully. For example, who could ask for a better dinner than we had yesterday escalloped chicken, green beans with mushroom sauce and rhubarb crunch ? That is a mere sample of the fine meals we are served. * * * Which brings me up to the subject of the Nasbys attendance recently at Jackson, Minn, of the dedication of the $200,000 addition to the Jackson Good Samaritan home. * * * The cellar for the Kyle Keith house to be built south of the present home has been dug and with good weather, will go up in a hurry, too. Kyle's mother was expected back June 3 from Mason City and her daughter, Maroa, Mrs. Howard Rosengarten, Villanova, Pa. was expected and was met at Des Moines by Wayne Keith. She came for a dual purpose - to visit her relatives and to attend the 1915 class reunion June 5-6. * * * Veronica Roethler and 1 were discussing this June weather and with a bright sun she said, "Remember how we sang 'Good- morning merry Sunshine' and 'The Froggies Swimming Pool' and 'The Owl and the Pussy cat' in school years ago." * * * Kathleen Evans Tingley of Sioux Falls, S. D. dropped in briefly the other morning and was disappointed at not seeing Mrs. Keith who was in Mason City. She and her family are enroute on an extensive vacation to the east coast, Quebec, Can., and will land back in Algona in July for a visit with friends. * * * I jotted .down an item about someone who spent Memorial weekend at St. Paul, Minn., with Mr. and Mrs. William Reed. I'm sorry - but PLEASE phone me - 3796 - and let me know who you were and let me apologize. * * * When the driver of the University of Iowa hospital car came to take Adam Reefer there the other morning, he stopped in front of my door. I asked him if knew Pete Parks, who has an office in the main building and is a buyer for the hospital. He said "Yes. He's a fine fellow." I told him to greet Pete for me. Pete and his wife Kay lived in our apartment many years ago. Pete saw me from a distance when I was there several years ago and he hastened to complete something he had to do. By the time he could get to where I was, I had checked out and gone. Hazel, Lizzie and I stopped there one time enroute to Davenport and Lizzie went to his office. He had just stepped out and the man she talked to didn't know where he had gone, Lizzie didn't dare get lost in that Labyrinth of corridors, so we didn't get to see him. I was very disappointed, * * * June 3 - After days of anxiety, I had a letter today from my late cousin Melvin Henderson's daughter giving me more particulars about her father's death. Quoting her letter in part - "Dad died May 20 shortly after noon and wasn't found until about 2:30 p. m. He was at the packing house and had evidently just gotten into his car to come home, That's where they found him. It took so long because it's so deserted there. Naturally, the police and fire department were called and the police came here Algeria, (la.) Upper DM Moln* Tuttday, Jurx 15, 1965 "come back for a visit and get cooled off. Mabel's home is at Apache Junction, near Phoenix. * * * Tillle Steinman • is going to Long Beach in July to se'e her daughter, Ruth Salisbury, and Anita Haase and family and Mrs. Harry Phillips and another relative are going south, as far as Little Rock, Ark., and if it isn't too hot, on to Baton Rouge, La. JANET ERPELDING MISS GARRIGAN - Janet Er- peldlng, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Erpelding, Algona, will be Miss Garrigan of Algona at the North Iowa Band Festival. A graduated senior, she was in the marching, concert and pep bands, is a drum majorette, sings in the mixed chorus, concert choir and small groups. She was in the all-school play. She also is a class officer, cheerleader, and National CSMC convention delegate. Her father is a farmer. and told Mom as soon as Dad was identified. It was a horrible way to learn the news, but fortunately one of Dad's board members and his minister arrived shortly and Dad's new real estate boss." I will add that another tragedy followed. Saturday, May 22, a phone call came in the night for Gayle's husband, Herb, that his father had died at San Diego. So it has been a miserable two weeks for both sides of the family. Herb is still at San Diego with his mother, assisting her, and Gayle is with her mother till he gets back. And grandma Edna Stebbins of Pomona is with Leeta for awhile. Well, one , wonders what it's all about - life with its sorrows, as one by one the loved ones are taken. * * * Mrs. Grace BreckbillandMrs. Velma Hagg had a telephone chat with Mabel Livingston a short time ago. Mabel said it was getting very hot and I've been watching the daily papers. I always look at Houston and Los Angeles, too. We wish she would Well done and fairly priced Office forms and printed pieces of all kinds - cards to catalogs 1 our patronage Phone 295-3535 UPPER DES MOINES PUB. CO. Algona ft , s y^fo,, t^g ^ one ^ flrgt to go is - j^ ne id er) ^ Q ^th her "husband, Paul, daughter, Mrs. Charles Hartwig and Randy, Kanawha, sister Mrs. August Schmidt and Linda left June 4, the Schneiders and Mrs. Hartwig to Joliet, 111., to visit Mr. and Mrs. George Simon and family, and Mrs. Schmidt to visit her daughter, Mrs. Fred Schneider and family at Braidwood. POTATO SALAD FINN'S BAKERY ELECTRIC WONDER-WORKER: cools in summer, heats In winter! ONE UNIT—the electric heat pump—does two jobs: summer cooling and winter heating for your home. Here are other remarkable features of this electric wonder-worker: • Completely automatic. You set the thermostat for the temperature you want, and forget it, the year 'round. • Uses only air and electricity—no flame, no water. • Economical, under our low rates. See your electric dealer—or ask us—for facts about the electric heat pump—another way to live better, electrically! Algona Municipal Utilities

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