The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 31, 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 31, 1965
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Thursday, August 19. I Just had a nice chat with Connie Jergenson who, with her sons Phillip and Richard are here from Aurora, Colo. Kent is in service and has been in California where his married sisters Becky and Janet live. Kent expects to be in VTet Nam ere long. At this time California is not a pleasant place to be in, but the girls a*e far enough away from the trouble spot; they are in no danger. However, the whole state is sort of a pepper spot. I hope by the time this reaches print things will have quieted down and a satisfactory settlement has been made. I'm not particularly bright, but It seems to me it would be a good idea to make the ones who did all the damage made to clear up the debris - and no wages, but fed, not too elaborately, but adequate for labor. And families provided for, of course, - but not pampered. Well, so much for a woman's opinion. It's about like making a naughty child pick up his toys. * * * I was very well remembered on my birthday by greeting cards. Thanks to all of you. Some contained messages you will find of interest so I am quoting some. From Maggie Pannkuk came the news Clarence has been in the Fairmont hospital again for blood transfusions. He is home now after a week of hospitalization and the count is up to a satisfactory point. It makes one realize time has flown as she announced her granddaughter, Ann Lee, daughter of her son Frank Simmons and wife of St. Paul, Minn., is to be married In September. * * * From Drusilla'Mertz, Grand Island, Neb., came a pretty card with a small book of jokes. I had several chuckles. * * * I looked at the return address, 9935 LaJolla, Sun City, Ariz., and pondered on who I knew there. It was from Louise Malone Turner, well-known here, part of her note reading, "We are in Sun City for our second summer and it has been hot and dry and really delightful. With air conditioners in houses, cars and shops we are very comfortable. We have had some happy weeks, our eldest granddaughter, 14, and the second, 12, flew out via jet from Denver for their March vacation. We had four glorious days. Then the 14 year old brought the 10- year old out July 28 via air, also, and they were ten days. Merrill's daughter, her husband and three lovely children visited us at Easter and Merrill (Louise's brother) flew out from Colorado Springs for a few days. We love showing everyone our region. Phoenix is a great city of many interests. Our little town, now over 10,000 is so clean and such a nice place to live. I'm still getting the Upper Des Moines and enjoy your contribution. 1 sent the 1915 class picture to ray sister Frances and It eventually went to Dorothy Hutchison so my paper gets around." * * * A card from Mabel Livingston, Apache Junction, Ariz., had printed across the front "Wish We Could Be Together on Your Birthday." I wished so, too. A part of her letter said, "Am leaving August 11 on a little trip and wish you could be with me. Going to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Have visited the south rim many times. Then will go to Lake Powell. This is in Arizona and Utah. We will take a day's boat trip to the beautiful Rainbow Bridge which Is in Utah." She saw via "Tidbits" I got to see "Mary Popplns" and said she was glad because she found it delightful. She also had a very good comment on the stage show "My Fair Lady" and later saw the screen version and advises me to see it if it comes here, which it probably will. * * * Greetings and a pretty handkerchief came from my cousin Mrs. Vinnie Goddard of Wichita, Kan., whom I saw while she was in Iowa recently. Her sister Ethel Doe, who made her home with her, died at Wichita and was brought to Rolfe for burial, as I have previously mentioned. Vinnie's cousins Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lehnus brought her here. After she has time to rest and get a little calmed down, she plans to move to Rolfe to be near her few remaining relatives. That will bring her close enough to me that I may be able to see her a few times yearly. * * * I have had some interesting callers this week. One was Mrs. Alice White, Iowa Falls, and another was her sister, Vera McWhorter, neither of whom I had seen in ages. They are here visiting Mrs. Frank Ryerson, Ray McWhorter and Mrs. Mattie McWhorter who is a resident at Good Samaritan. * * * Another caller Wednesday was Lois Newton Scott, Perry. I have known her ever since we were youngsters in the old Central grade school. Later, I spent some time with her at Mason City when my parents were there a few months and she and her mother lived there. I recall a walk we took one afternoon - block after block after block. I don't know where ^ we landed nor what we saw, but* it was in the northeast part of town and we sat on the curb to rest our weary feet. * * * If I give you the colors of a certain house In Algona I wonder if you can find it. It is crocodile green with African green trim. And I assure you the site is NOT a jungle. The yard Is neat as a pin and the family civilized 1 I wonder how paint companies happen to give such odd names. Are crocodiles GREEN ? * * * Mr. and Mrs. Ollle Nasbyhave been visited by their daughter Judy and husband, Herb Panko, both of whom teach at Tyler, Minn. They furthered their vacation by driving to Albuquerque, New Mex., to see Judy's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Poling, John, Julie and little Ollie. * * * Fran Slevin, nurses aide here, goes around with a Carol Channing grin. Why? Because she has had a tooth capped with shining silver - a cap which is supposed to save the life of a tooth, but Fran is doubtful, as is her dentist. But in the meantime, she can grin! As for Carol - I'd like to see a pic- picture of her just once when her mouth wasn't stretched from ear to ear. Oh, I'm just Jealous. I'm sure I could sing "Dolly" too if 1 were given a chancel * * * Did you ever have a day that everything goes wrong ? It wasn't Friday the 13th, either, but the first thing I did was upset my glass of orange juice. It flowed all over my tray, slopped on some magazines, and even sprayed my typewriter cover so it had to go to the laundry. All because I had the morning paper propped against my typewriter, it slipped and upset the glass. Then the next thing I did was upset my waste basket, and I don't know how many pencils I dropped. I was glad when night came and I could start another and better day. * * * Mrs. K. D. James, (Peg to those who know her well) has just come in to join our "family". I had a chance to greet her and bid her welcome, I am sure she will like it here. It takes a little adjusting after one has Alaona (la.) Upper DM Moin«* Tuesday, August 31, 1965 "•• w>i ~ • .*... rr ... — -—- —••-•- ••- —• had a home, but all of you know I have been happy and content from the moment I came, seven years ago this month, the 30th. * * * The older generation will remember the Henry Rlst family which consisted of the children, Alpha, Ruth and Paul. Mr. Rist had a firm then called, "Rist's Racket Store", but which we now call the "five and ten." Many are the dolls and childish things I bought of him including a cute little purse I paid for from money left over after attending "Buffalo BUI" with grandpa and grandma Henderson. No wonder I had the money Dad gave me left over. Grandpa "stood" for all the treats and entrance fee 1 The Rists moved away from here a long time ago and Paul has been deceased for some time. Ruth married Boyd Fleming and died July 23 at Duncanville,. Tex. following a lingering illness. * * * I have the distinction of having an unusual experience by being one who heard the fire signal given the other day when a tractor on Dr. Shey's farm caught fire. I was talking with Mrs. Utt and heard the alarm. She told me where the fire was and said, "Now you know Jim is on the fire department." * * * By the way - the Mrs. Alice White of Iowa Falls I mentioned Is mother-in-law of Madonna Quinn of Hawaii. * * * It's awful when important family affairs don't coincide and have to be attended separately. Such was the case of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Kinsman. Mrs. Kinsman and son Mark attended the wedding Aug. 15 of Carol Bartlett to Gordon Wince, Des Moines. The wedding took place at Ellston, S. D., and Mark served as junior groomsman. The bride is a niece of Mrs. Kinsman. At Fairmont, Minn, the same day, Mr. Kinsman attended the wedding of his niece, Jo Lynn Nelson, and Steven Henderson. * * * More should be used. "Tact- Powdering your no's." USTffl to KLGA WEDNESDAY thru SATURDAY oiman in the THE *P»T!ENT BRIDE. ..all she wanted was to go into her own private orbit! SH.IHMEW •• -The reluctant groom was ' n comman d ttie da ^ they ran out of uniforms! , NORMAN TAUROG -«..u.n W LOUIS M.HEYWARD JAMES H. NICHOLSON & SAMUEL I ARKOFF *»««.. ANTHONY CARRAS Plus Added Short Subject - "BIG TOWN VIUAOE" and Color Cartoon

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