The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 14, 1965 · Page 5
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 5

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 14, 1965
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(jqj Mota««Tu«dey, fept. 14, 1963 A good many years ago, as the older generation will remember, I played the violin, but when arthritis got me in its grip, I was no longer able to do it. Anyone who has made their own music knows what a pleasure it is, and after a few years I had a bright idea. I decided to try a guitar. So I discovered I could play the Hawaiian type and ere long had quite a class. Among them were Howard and Herbert, twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Engstrom. They were apt students and very likable young lads. Time passed, they grew up and were inducted into service for Uncle'Sam. Herbert married, had no children and died in his thirties,, his ailment being aggravated by the rigors of army life. Howard also married and lives in Houston, Tex. and has a son Howard, Jr., 17, who plays a trumpet and has recently returned from a 14 day tour of Europe with a group called the Houston-All- City Orchestra. Upon their return when they touched down at the Houston International airport, they set up a cheer and burst out singing "The Eyes of Texas." They were wearing French berets, carried souvenirs and repeated over and over how wonderful it was to be home. * * * The tour was most successful and they were elated to learn President Johnson and his wife had sent them a telegram ol congratulations. They were met at the airport by about 500 persons and a band was playing on, the outside what the musicians had been singing in the plane. The students had achieved such a degree of excellence that even the great music people of Europe applauded them. The 105 piece orchestra played in Luxembourg, Bayrouth, Germany and Paris. Howard, Jr. has been signed to play with the 1965-66 Austir symphony and will attend the University at Houston this fall as a music major and will commute to Austin for rehearsals and performances there. Citizens of Houston contributed approximately $82,000 in a fund raising drive and European people were surprised that such an amount was raised by such a manner, private donations instead of government sponsorship. * * * The postal department baffles me. When Marjorle Carlon Harrlman was here for her class reunion she said she and her husband live in the retirement center between Riverside and Hemet, Calif, and that they do most of their shopping in Hemet as it Is closer. I told her I had a cousin, Glen Henderson, living there and asked her to phone him and tell him all about my room, the home, etc. She wrote back that she had done even better - had gone to his home and met him and found him to be a very likable person, I wrote to Glen, but of the four cousins out there, his sister, Lola of Yucalpa and I are the only ones who correspond, so I didn't have his street address, Lola and 1 write once a year at Christmas and get caught up on all the family news. I addressed the letter to Glen and in the lower left band corner said, "Complete address not known, He is a former postal employee," Back came my letter stamped "unknown and insufficient address." Now it is not many years since he retired from the post office, and wouldn't you think they would have data on him they could have added and he'd have received the letter. NUTS, I say. So have had to re- mail the letter to Lola and she can send it on to him. What a dealt * * * I was happy to see Ivadel Coughlin (Mrs. Alvin Karr) formerly of Ireton and now living at McAllen, Tex. in a retirement center. They have Verda Steil (Mrs. Ellsworth) and her husband as neighbors. The Ells- worths lived at Emmetsburg for some time. * * * The Perry Lowmans have recently returned from a visit to Portland, Ore. with Mrs. Lowman's mothe*-. Mrs. John Nordstrom and other relatives on the west' coast. Mrs. Lowman said one of her greatest thrills was fishing - getting salmon from the Columbia river and getting so many they took part of them to the cannery and exchanged them for canned fish to bring home. Salmon is my favorite fish, followed by bull heads. Bullheads are so humble maybe they shouldn't be mentioned in the same paragraph. They saw the Art Alexanders and Leroy Ditsworths, who were also vacationing on the west coast. * * * Mark Louis Ferstl was almost a young man before he was born, and his mother can testify to that. He weighed twelve pounds and Joins sisters Judy, Nancy and Karen. * * * I only needed callers from the north the other day to round out the four directions, and all the same day. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hagg from Monrovia, Calif., Nellie Galbraith from Demlng, New Mex., and Janet Zerfass Verveer from Downers Grove, HI. * * * When Herman Putz, who is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Leo Ollum and husband at St. Paul, Minn., gets a package he will be quite overcome to find pears falling out of his heavier underwear, which he needs up there where It is cooler than here. His daughter, Mrs. Leslie Sorensen discovered some very nice pears on her father's tree at Hurt and knew he would be happy to have some, so she picked some just right for shipment, and wrapped them suitably to tuck In with the "undies." But we laughed at the idea of fruit- bearing clothing 1 * * * Monte Haag and Larry Klein are cousins and while not living near each other, their addresses bear a great similarity - the former lives at Elko Run Heights, Waterloo, the latter atElko,Nev. * * * Helen Hutchison and her sister Ann Peterson are back from their trip abroad, They were met in New York by Ann's husband Mell Peterson and daughter Kay, who same on here to see Mrs, Marie Murtagh. Helen stopped in Des Moines to spend several days with her son Ted and family, it has been years since I had seen Mell. When I asked him when was it his turn to go abroad, he answered that having been so many places while a Navy Commander, he was content to be a stay-tft-home land lubber. * * it- Linda Helse Potter made a trip abroad a few years ago, but she still has travel in her blood and with Frances Mess-* enger, a former teacher here, has gone on a Carrlbean cruise. A few days will be spent in Egypt and a few in Jerusalem, the rest of the time aboard ship. Well, there is an allure to faraway places and were I able physically and financially, I'd be on my way, too. One place I have no desire to go is the moon. There isn't one speck of the scientific in me and I have no patience with the powers that be that are spending so much money which could be used to so much better advantage right here on earth. * * * We had such a tasty and pretty dessert the other day. Maybe it has been served by some of you housewives, but it was new to me. The bottom portion was pieces of watermelon topped with whipped strawberry jello to which dream whip had been added and !he servings were cut oblong. It looked so party-ish. Then one day we had cantaloupe served with lime jello and probably dream whip in it, too. So there are some hints for bridge refreshments. * * * Alas I No more chicken sand- wiches from the root beer stand. They were delicious, but their tenderloin sandwiches were good) too. I suppose they will soon be folding up for the season. Tell me, WHERE did summer go? When a friend phoned to tell me she had bad news, I was fearful something had happened to our Gene Barry, but It was only about chicken sandwiches. * * * To go from "Who Donits" to "The Listener" Is quite a change, but I am enjoying the change very much. I don't remember who recommended it. Seems like it was . Florence Bearsley. * * * She must live In California "Small girl holding a sea shell to an ear: "I can hear the freeway." If It's News We Want It! IS YOURS ADEQUATE? Does your policy cover more than your mortgage? Your insurance may not cover the full replacement value of your property. Don't wait for a shocking emergency. Make certain your investment is fully protected. 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