The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 29, 1965 · Page 7
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, June 29, 1965
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fuiidfiy, Jon. 29, 1945 Afgena (la.) Upper DM Molrw IIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH Tragedy again hit Algona. I am grieved by the accident which took the life of Lenore Hagg Black. And again, I am closely involved, for her parents are very close friends and the little I have seen of her husband Hugh, I have liked and admired so much. It is less than a month since 1 had the word of my cousin Melvin Henderson's sudden death and had a sympathy card from Lenore and Hugh. Little did I think then, I would be writing to express my sympathy to Hugh, Velma and Ed. I didn't hear the news till one of the girls came on duty at three o'clock June 14 and I couldn't believe that such a terrible thing had happened to our gentle, lovely, sweet Lenore. It was but a short time ago she and the children and Velma were here, such a happy family. I think of her as the lovely bride of so few years ago, her ideally happy home life with Hugh, her love of home and cooking, the ideal wife and mother. Such heartache her death has caused. I knew her since she was just a little school girl and played with Bob McDougall of our apartment and Gary McDonald close by, the three going back and forth to school together. Over the years I have considered the Haggs as "my family" and what concerns them, concerns me. There just aren't words to express my sympathy for them and Hugh and the three lovely children. * * * •• • V " Sorrows of this kind taie place all over, but when it comes to one's friends it is felt so much more keenly. A letter from my late cousin Gerald Cady's wife Julia at Mason City, which 1 received June 15 said she had a letter from their son Pat, who lives near San Francisco. He and his family, two little girls and a boy, are coming to Iowa in July on vacation and will be in Rock Island, 111. with his wife's mother who is seriously sick. He had planned to drive through until neighbors were recently killed in an auto accident. The father and mother both killed, leaving four children all under seven years old. He says "We'll come either via plane or train." * * * It is quite a record the Frank Meschers of Bancroft hold. This spring they had seven grandchildren as graduates - Jean Mescher of Burt, Virginia Gisch from Garrigan high, Richard McCleish and Richard Mescher of St. John's school, Bancroft, Kent Mescher of Tremper high, Kenosha, Wis., Gary Johnson of O'Connell school, Arlington, Va., and Joe Mescher, Cathedral Latin school, Washington, D.C. His exercises were held in St. Matthews cathedral, the same church were the late President Kennedy's funeral services were held. The Frank Mes- chers are parents of Mrs. John Gisch, Four of the graduates were on the-national honor roll. * * * The Bob Harms children had a toy terrier of which they were very fond and which they kept in the fenced in yard so he wouldn't come to injury on the road. The family went away for the day and someone carelessly left the gate open. Doggie didn't know any better so he set out to explore the world. The expected happened. He got killed, and I know how they feel for I had a pet cat that didn't get across the road quick enough. * * * Glenn Naudain's Rotary News from Rock Hill, S. C. says "Joe has described a pink elephant as a beast of bourbon". Glenn is quite a plugger for N.C., having enclosed a folder of places of interest at Asheville, colored of course, and alluring I'll admit. It's in the Smokies and Blue Ridge mountains area. Well, who wants to take me on a trip? * * * I called Mrs. G. H. Powers the other day to ask about her company I had been told she had. It was the daughter Mrs. Paul Terranova and Julie and Lisa of Forest Park, HI. Mrs. Powers' mother was Jessie Steinman, A man, and a class-, mate of mine. I asked where she is and she has retired from operating a rest home at Cherokee, but still makes her home there. * * * Lois Groen and 1 are avid crossword puzzle fans, but only the one in the Sunday T.V. magazine section. I got stymied on one word and called to check with her. Her husband Richard said she was bedded with laryngitis, so the younger daughter brought Lois' puzzle over, which she had completed. I am sure by this time she is O.K. I sure hope so, for when she is here on duty at Good Samaritan, we always have a lot to talk about. I love her sense of humor. * * * When Lizzie Post and I were down town the other day we went to see the grandfather clocks Ted Kelley makes. They are beautiful and one chimed the hour of five. Lizzie confided in me when we got outside that one of the clocks had been ordered by Dick. She didn't know what wood he had chosen, but the walnut one struck my eyes - I have all black walnut furniture in my room. The maple one was a beauty too, and I have forgotten what the third one was. I thought of the Billy clocks Hazel Lusby, Lizzie and I had seen at Spillville on one of our trips. * * * As we left the Kelley shop and passed the rear of the Security State Bank, Gene Hood introduced himself to me. I've often talked news with him and his wife and have wanted to meet him. He took us into the bank and toured us through the place. It is of very nice decor and I said to Lizzie, "They sure rolled out the "red carpet" for us," which we appreciated, Not only that we were given ball point pens, rain hats in cute containers and to my list was added several pads of paper, just right for taking notes for my items. We also met Mr. Conn, so all in all it was an enjoyable meeting and inspection. * * * When "Heinie"Stebritztoldme they were going on vacation to Houston, Tex,, I asked him to phone my cousin Edwin Cady and have a chat with him. The first day he called, the phone was answered by a woman who identified herself as his daughter- Edwin was out. She didn't say whether it was Mary or Frances, but I have an idea it was Mary of State College, Pa. "Heinle" gave her his daughter's number so Edwin called him the next day and they had a fine visit about uncle "Pat", Mart McCall and Frank Ostrum. "Heinle" thought it was a Mr. Seward who played violin in the Harp Orchestra but that is not correct. It was Joe Powers, under whom I began my first violin lessons. Mr. Seward was never with uncle "Pat". In fact he came to Algona years after the Cadys moved to Mason City. * * * "Heinle" had read my item on the death of Harvey Moore, husband of Carrie Grose and remembered their orchestra in which others were Elmer, Orville, Ray, Floyd and Norman Mains, harpist. "Heinle" had also enclosed a folder showing colored pictures of "Six Flags Over Texas" between Dallas and Fort Worth with address for "The Inn" and Lodge at Arlington, Tex. The "sky-rides" were pictured and it looked like a great place to have fun. Now where shall 1 go, North Carolina or Texas? The Stebritz visited their son Bob and family at Fort Worth and daughter Diane and husband at Houston. They plan to go back to Fort Worth June 19 and will be home the following week. * * * When I read the item in Dick Palmer's column about Jean Abbott's paper for English I'was interested in what she had written about "Searching For Your Ancestors" and learned several societies base their membership on ancestral line "Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers." Well, I can qualify for that membership as well as D. A. R. as our geneology states a certain Cady had a tavern in Connecticut way back in Colonial days. It is too much trouble to get my literature out of a "strong box" I have it in or I'd tell you his name. My D.A.R. eligibility came through an Ebenezar Cady, who was a captain and was with George Washington's army when the English surrendered to him at Yorktown. * * * My first picnic of the season was June 13 when I was guest of Darlene and Web Orton. They have a nice little patio off the kitchen where • Darlene prepared barbecued chicken, and out under the trees was a nice picnic table and benches. There wasn't a fly, mosquito, gnat, or aunt to mar the day, nor a bug of any kind. Just the twittering of birds, a little wren singing her heart out and a cricket up in the hills doing his "sitting up" exercises with hisbacklegs. I've never seen it done, but 'tis said the noise they make is done by rubbing their hind legs together. I wonder if he was able to walk or hop the next day? The supper was given in honor of Web's mother Myrna whose birthday was June 12. Mrs. A. A. Kading was the other guest. After a bounteous meal, here came huge servings of ice cream with home grown strawberries, for dessert, so delicious. Web has always been interested in odd animals, but the one he has now tops anything I've ever seen - a South American Iguana, a long, slender green thing of the llzzard family. No, I don't want one, and Darlene bears him no great affection. * * * Marjorie Carlon Harriman came for a visit one afternoon while she was here to attend the 1915 class reunion. She lives at Sun City, Calif., near Riverside, but closer to Hemet. I have a cousin Glen Henderson living at Hemet and when she said they go there to shop, I said "Call him up and tell him you have seen me, tell him all about my nice room, etc."At a picnic recently, held by the Sun City Folk, a man who was also from Iowa approached her and asked her if by any chance she knew a Lucille Crose of Algona. Marjorie said "Yes, Indeed". Well, this man said during World War I when lists of soldiers and sailors were given who would like to receive mail, Lucille had chosen his name and had sent him many packages. He said he had never met her, but was grateful for her kindness during those trying days. You have heard many jokes about people going to sleep in church, but 1 am sorry to have to admit I went to sleep Sunday when Father Dailey of the Episcopal church gave us our sermon. I awakened when he came to my door. I told him I was so sorry and especially so when I learned his talk had been on the "Trinity".' -:. - .j your summer gJT] with electric air conditioning ELECTRIC AIR CONDITIONING helps you to control your summer comfort, in two major ways-. • You control the temperature—keep it comfortable no matter how hot it gets, night or day. • You control the humidity—keep the air from having that energy-sapping muggy feeling. To control your summer comfort, see your electric dealer about wonder-working electric air conditioning—another way to live better, electrically! Algona Municipal Utilities

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