The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 13, 1965 · Page 16
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Tuwddy, Joly 13, 1965 Atgena (la.) Upper DM MatnM Evelyn ^iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiw Having been a resident at Friendship Haven, Ford Dodge, for a few ytars, Mrs. Marie Murtagh, now a resident here at Go&d Samaritan, enjoys the pamplilets she receives regularly, and I, being a Methodist get otic too. It is not so interesting to me as I do not know any of the persons. On the other hand, Mrs. Murtagh enjoys seeing the pictures of many acquaintances, and frequently has callers from there. In a recent issue there was a poem titled "The Difference" by Betty Boxholm of the Haven which is timely and cute: "When I was young and went to shows, My hat was wide and flat. Perhaps 'twas trimmed with flowers and l»ws, enchanced by this or that. About the middle of the show, no matter where I sat, The usher whispered angrily "Please remove your hat." Now girls pile hair like Eiffel Towers and leave their tresses bare, Can't blame the usher if he says "Miss, please remove your hair". * * * Another amusing bit of nonsense Mrs. Murtagh sent down was: "A hungry lion met a family of gnus. There was the father gnu, the mother gnu and the tiny baby gnu. First the lion devoured the father gnu, then with one gulp he swallowed the mother gnu, and finally he ate the little baby gnu. After he had eaten his fill, the lion said, "Well, that's the end of the gnus. I'll be with you with the sports and weather." * * * Josephine Pruyn, Cedar Falls, daughter of Mrs. Murtagh, has been here sorting and packing and making decisions about belongings of Mrs. Murtagh, who plans to enter the new Good Samaritan Home as soon as it is completed. One chair she was taking home at her mother's request was a honey-one of a dining room set and with a needle point seat. A beauty, and a collector's delight. Marie Wahler Falkenhainer has returned to her home at Oakland, Calif, after a visit here with Gene and Veda Murtagh and many friends. She looks wonderful, has her same cute girlish giggle and has "weathered the storm" of years wonderfully. I'd like to see "Ramie". He played cornet In a little orchestra we had and the Wehlers were our neighbors for years, but I'm blessed if I can remember when they lived in the Patterson house that stood where the late R. H. Miller home was built. At one time, the Sam Pattersons lived in the house, but it was on the corner. Then they built a new home now owned by the Posts and the old house was moved to the lot next east. Later it was bought by the Posts who lived there a few years, then they bought the new Patterson house, sold the old one and built the Miller house. I have a good memory for the old times, but that's one that evades me. I remember the Wehlers living for years in the Minkler house, later sold to the Fergusons, then sold to the Wehlers and when they moved, Supt. O. B. Laing bought it. * * * I was glad to see Mr. and Mrs. Jim Wychor when they called the other day. They were the first persons to take my apartment after I decided to come to Good Samaritan. Jim was manager of K.L.G.A. and has been transferred several times. They now live at Worthington, Minn, and Jim is manager of station K.W.O.A. They have a family of '.hree boys and a daughter, Susan, who is now a teenager. They, with friends, had been on a camping tour of the western mountain area and both were vacation- tanned. They "pitched camp" at the Dean Jergensons and Carol was determined they should not get home till the very last minute as Jim would go to work right away and Carol was sure he needed every moment of his vacation to rest. I often wonder about the "rest" part of a vacation but at least they are a change, and that's what we need as much as anything. * * * I like Iowa and Kossuth county, they are my HOME and it disturbs me when I hear outsiders who travel a lot say "Kossuth county has the worst roads in the state, or nearby states" and they condemn the black top in particular with their no shoulders. Truth compels me to admit I have read of so many accidents and deaths all due to ."no shoulders" so "no chance" and it makes me wonder why such constructions continue to be built. I'm only a women, but I can wonder, can't 1? * * * As I work I am nibbling at popcorn Ethel Porter brought me when she and her sister Nellie Campbell of Minneapolis called on me the other day. It has been a long time since I had seen Nellie. She hasn't changed much, is a little thinner, but it's no wonder. She has been through quite an ordeal these past few years as her husband was sick for some time with a terminal ailment. She has not been widowed very long. * * * I had occasion to talk with Stewart McFadden the other day. We both have shoe troubles and I think we should set up a shop to cater to others so afflicted. I wear a size 4 which is hard to get, but the width is where my trouble comes in. Arthritis has broadened my feet, so I need 4 by 12's, I think! However I have worked out a deal whereby I am comfortably and adequately shod, and Stewart has done much the same. For information, call us! Mrs. Bernard Martin of Tama gave birth to a son June 12 and her sister Mrs. Duane McGregor of Bancroft gave birth to a son a few days later. The boys have been named Tim and Tom, respectively, rather a coincidence being named so nearly alike. * * * July 1 - This week Michael Slevin will be going to Spain where he has been assigned ser- vice. He has been visiting with his parents, llr. and .Mrs. John Slevin and would have* been here sooner, from California, If he hadn't injured a shoulder and had to have his arm In an "airplane" sling for a few weeks. I cautioned him not to get enamoured with a senorita. He promised but youth! Ah, youth 1 * * * I am sorry another "old timer" has slipped away, Frank Ostrum with whom I used to talk about the old Call theatre days when we played in an orchestra together. He knew uncle "Pat" Cady so well too, and Joe Powers, violinist. It was such a short time before his death we had such a good visit via phone. In later years Frank was greatly crippled with arthritis. His wife Myra invited me and a few others there one afternoon last summer. Lizzie Post could talk old times with him even more than I because both lived in third ward and had mutual acquaintances. At times I phoned him to verify some old time incident I was mentioning. I recall many years ago when my cousin Edwin Cady was visiting us, we went to a show and Frank and some man pianist were doing the"silents". Edwin played piano in the Bijou theatre at Mason City when he was only 16 and in the meantime had moved to Wichita, Kan., still doing theatre work. I always loved to hear him play and I asked Mr. Rice if he thought his pianist would be offended if Edwin did a little of the playing. Mr. Rice was happy to have him take over for awhile and Frank of course kept at his traps. Mr. Rice asked if there was any chance of getting Edwin to come here and take over the piano. He and Frank made a perfect combination. I said "No, I'm sure he wouldn't. In the first place he likes a city, in the second he is getting a much larger salary than a small town theatre could pay." Not long after that, Edwin and his wife moved to Houston, Tex., a still better field, and for over 20 years he was pipe organist at a large church there, He has not been too well of late and resigned, but still has a class in music and does occasional church services. * * * Lucille Crose Anderzen corrected me a little on the Bowen twins, Lillie and May. They did live with their grandmother awhile, but later lived in the house now owned by the Arthur Obrechts. * * * Hazel Lusby had a beloved parakeet, but it got away one day a few years ago. Now she has four wee finches. 1 haven't seen them, but she assures me , they are very cunning. Her parakeet was the cutest I ever saw. She had a small cart with a removable man in it. Her parakeet disliked this little man very much and would try to get him off the seat. He was so slippery the bird couldn't peck him off, but he'd take one leg and push the cart over, so the little man would fall out. Then Hazel would set the cart on its wheels, the bird would sit in the seat and let Hazel haul him around on the floor or table. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Nasby attended the fortieth anniversary of her high school graduating class at Graettinger June 27. Of the class of 28, five have died. Twe'nty-three were in attendance and 19 of the class came from distant places, some flying in from California and Utah. SHEAKLEYS SUMMER CLEARANCE DRASTIC SAVINGS ON ALL FAMOUS BRAND SUMMER APPAREL DRESSES - SPORTSWEAR - LINGERIE COATS - ACCESSORIES - CHILDRENS APPAREL SHEAKLEYS Algona — Emmetsburg 0ICW.INC.

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