The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 24, 1965 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, August 24, 1965
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Evelyn Another black mark against the McGregor blacktop, which landed two men in the hospital Ed Kellner and Richard Thul. I had a card from Bea Beisell yfhea she and the family were on vacation to the west coast. We had a nice chat about the places jwe had seen. That was one of the •parts I enjoyed of "The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World." The highways through the desert, the mountains in the background. I was curious to see the beatle wig Theresa Ostwinkle wore "Ridiculous Days." Take a ribbon and tie it a third of the way and draw it tight and it looks like an artificial cat one sees in the windows now and then. Oh no I I don't want one. * * * Our service August 8 was a recording made by Rev. Carlson of the First Lutheran church and with it a solo by Betty Holt. She has a sweet voice and Mr. Nasby said it was even better when actually heard in person. * * * This is the canning season and so many women are pickling and doing peaches and tomatoes. But top this if you can - Mrs. Henry Seller at 92 canning beets. Her daughter, Mrs. Martin Bleich, formerly of Forest City, has come to live with her since the death of her husband last March. * * * Bea Holt brought her mother, Mrs. C. F. Schmidt, Naperville, 111., in to meet me the other day. She speaks English very plainly but a bit of German creeps in. I recited a poem we learned under Louise McCoy in German class years ago. I recited it to her and she could understand me, Irish-Pennsylvania Dutch that I am. * * * A card from Glenn Naudain of Rock Hill, S. C. was one of the Atlantic Towers, Miami Beach, Fla. He wrote "We enjoyed a week here. Wife and I both enjoyed the surf. So many Cubans in Miami that Spanish is about all you hear." They made the trip via plane. * * * I had a nice visit with Mrs. Phil Kohlhaas and Mrs. Albert Reid today. Mrs. R. A. Behnke was in for a moment, too. They also called on some women on the second floor. This was the day to observe the August birthdays on second floor. * * * John Arndorfer's eighty-sixth birthday was celebrated at the bourne of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Goetz, at their farm home near Wesley. 1 knew Delia Goetz years ago - not intimately but well enough to inquire about her. She is a cousin of Leo, lives on the west coast, has never married. * * * August birthdays celebrated on first floor last week were Norman Pingel's, Joe Esser's, John Arndorfer's, Abe Carter's and mine - though my date hasn't come up yet, nor has a few of the others - Joe and Norman. * * * I am glad Mabel HutaeU, Lizzie Post and I had our little spree August 12 instead of today. It was plenty hot yesterday, but even now at 9:30 a. m. it gives a hint of what we'll have this afternoon and hotter than yesterday. The trip was a celebration of my birthday but not on my real day. It happened to be a day more convenient for all of us. Now as promised, is a more complete account of Esther Quinby*s vacation. She joined a party of 36 in a chartered bus from Humboldt and went to Alaska, leaving July 6 and returning about August 1. She was at Fairbanks and Anchorage, liking the first place better than the second, went to Dawson Creek where the driver Eldon Collins was taken sick. Two days were spent sight-seeing at both cities and she saw the Portage Glacier and the National Guard museum. She attended an Eskimo program, the dancing and native instruments being played, the program' being given at the Chamber of Commerce building made of logs. The return trip was via Washington, Idaho and Montana. At Sheridan, Wyo., the part}' stayed at the hotel where the young folk from here stayed when they went to see the rodeo a few years ago. At Spearfish she saw the "Passion Play" which happened to be appropriately on a Sunday. The rest of the trip took her to Rapid City, the Bad Lands and Mitchell, S. D. Shortly after her return home, she went to New Hampton to visit with relatives, one of whom is seriously sick. The Dr. L. L. Snyders are painting their house and Mrs. Snyder was pleased when I said in a recent column item, "I painted the house brown because I like it." That is what the Algona (la.) Upper Dei Molnes Tuesday, August 24, |9 65 Snyders think about their house, so no comments. It's THEIR house. And Mrs. Don Sjogren also liked my "come back" because they have painted their house "bungalow brown" like mine with white trim. * * * Glenn Strayer goes to Park hospital periodically for back treatments and hopes in time to have the difficulty cured completely. I told him I thought he had about used up his "nine lives" but I'd see to it that he got an extension of time. * * * When Mabel Hutzell told me she and Roy and 'the Lawrence Hutzells were going to a Hutzell family reunion Aug. 15 at Jefferson I asked how many would be there. I was astounded when she said "Well, there's a lot of them. Roy's grandfather had 11 children and his father had 11." Well, Roy and Lawrence tapered off because they had only two per - Roy having Fred and Floyd, and Lawrence, Lam' and Joy. * * * Fran Slevin, Dianne Reefer and Pat Groen, nurses aides here, spent Thursday at Okoboji. They had some zig-zagginF to do getting home, due to work on roads from Emmetsburg and Spencer. But Pat knows the road through Estherville andSwea City well, so that's the way they came home. Pat has some sunburn on her arms. * * * Birthday cards are beginning to arrive. Thank you, my friends. It s nice to be remembered. TURTLE A 29-pound turtle was pulled out of the Floyd river by Joe Schreier of LeMars. Schreier had spotted the turtle trying to sneak a fish out of his wire basket the week before and returned with a 63-pound test line and hook baited with a nightcrawler. Minneapolis-Moline Had Plenty Of Pull At The Fair! h 0 ' e ° n9roMotion ' <>° " Cliff and hi, big MM »roc,or for winning ,h, •*„ BUSCHER BROS. IMPL. 1015 Np, Main St. 295-3588 ALGONA

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