The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on October 12, 1965 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, October 12, 1965
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Evelyn siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiHiiiiiiHiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiinitffliiiniiiiiiiHH A belated birthday gift came ;i few days ago from Lucille Grose Anderzen. It is "American Lit - Relit" and a humorous resume of American authors' chief contributions to the literary field. I got many a chuckle from it and passed it on to a bookish friend to read. It was written by Richard Armour and is illustrated with cartoon types of pictures of the authors. I am going to write a letter to you, too, Lucille, but this may get to you before the letter. So here are my first thanks. not completely clear. My American history is a little vague too, but Cotton had some bearing. Some day I'll look it up to satisfy my curiosity. Leota and Fred Geigel have been visited by Leota's cousin and husband, Myrtle and Herbert Ostlind, Salem, Ore. Myrtle is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Mullica, well-known residents here many years ago. In fact, Phronie Mullica was a close friend of my mother. Her sister, Sadie Mullica Hackman, was Leota's mother. The Mullicas had a foundry here. I remember mother telling me about a masquerade "ball", the season's high event, and the elaborate dresses fashioned. Mother's was cove red with little blue bows, and I have a picture of her. She has told me how grandma Henderson scolded her for putting so much work on the frock, but it paid off, for my father asked to be introduced to her, asked her to save every waltz for him and a year or so later they "waltzed" to the Methodist parsonage and mother became Mrs. Marvin Cady. 1 don't lay all the attraction to the bows, but take a tip girls, they may have helped! Celia Deal and I got to talking old times the other day. We mentioned a Mrs. Frank Thompson, who was a Mrs. Cordingly and lived where Ann Hanson does. After the death of Mr. Cordingly, she married Frank Thompson and went to a farm. She was a fine pianist but after going to the farm, used little of her time at music. Then a Mrs. Frank Thompson came to Good Samaritan, but she was Josie Johnson, sister of George with whom my father was in a business partnership many years. Then dad became street commissioner for many years, and after his death, George took the job. I had a little chat with Harry Godden the other day. He figures the lake season is over and probably by this time has his cottage at Okoboji closed. He is having some gall bladder trouble and will perhaps have surgery later. How much one hears of gall bladder ailments now. I suppbse' ' years ago it was called; f'injv • digestion," Which reminds me of a true doctor story. This doctor had delivered several infants to a family that were in arrears to some extent, so when the last one was born, the doctor was given a puppy from a new batch and the doctor's bill was given back to him "paid by pup". * * * I forgot to mentibli that in the book "American Llt-Relit" there is mention of the Mather family of which Cotton was mentioned, Now the Cady geueology also mentions him as having been a relative, but just what the connection -was-to-the- Gady-family- Florence Becker is making good use of our piano in the room next to mine - the reception room. Years ago she and her husband Will had an orchestra and played for dances. At the beginning of the organization she was Florence Johnson of Wesley. I don't remember what Will played, but I believe his brother Henry was violinist. I never heard them, nor recall hearing the rest of the personnel. * * * This is a new one and I'll pass it on to nimrods who may not have heard of it. K. D. Long went fishing the other day and came home with a nice catch of bullheads. I asked what he used for bait - thinking of night- crawlers, of course. No sir it was cut up bits of chicken liver left from a meal the day before. Now THAT I could use for bait, but I've never handled a worm and so help me, I never will. I'm not a fisherwoman anyhow, the only part that appeals to me is the getting outdoors and the picnic lunch. * * * We have the nicest crop of something in our bird feeder. I told Mr. Nasby he'd have to get out and harvest it. Looks like oats. I guess I mentioned this before, but it's still growing and I still haven't decided what it is. * * * I had a letter Sept. 29 from Jack Long, Cedar Rapids. His father, Abner, is in a rest home at Marion, Crestview Acres. He says his father doesn't write letters anymore, but he is glad to hear from his friends and is always interested in what is going on in Algona. He has a birthday coming up Oct. 18, I believe. * * * I remember Hazel Lusby, Lizzie Post and I were at Davenport when he was seventy-seven. Lizzie had taken an angel food cake down and the mixture for icing and was decorating it with candies, making a 77 on the top. A man was doing some work there - putting up storm windows I think, and when he saw the number on the cake, he marveled at Ab's age - couldn't believe he was that old. Well, he has kept up wonderfully, but there comes a time when we have to give up a bit. He has the satisfaction of having had a fine life and .•many, wonderful trips. He and his wife Blanche did a lot of traveling. If be were able, I know he'd be on his way to Alaska to see his daughter Arba Dee and Carson Taylor who have moved there from Phoenix. It seems an odd switch because I always think of Alaska as being so cold, though people who have been there say the climate is very nice. Harry Ward was there during World War fl and liked it very much. * * * Did you ever lose something and couldn't possibly see how it could disappear right after the happening? Wejl, that's what happened here the other morning. Bonnie Bradford, our R, N., . stood .in front of .my. desk and- had a lot of clean medicine glasses stacked to carry to the place they are kept. One dropped quite a piece was broken out of it, size big enough to see clearly. But it couldn't be found anywhere. She looked and looked, and I said, "Maybe Amy will find it under my desk when she uses the dust mop under the legs." But no glass, and yesterday it didn't show up when Jerry mopped. They went under the radiator, under furniture near by and no glass. I sure wonder WHERE it skidded. After Mrs. Becker quit playing the piano, she came in for a little chat. I asked her what her husband had played and she said banjo, and traps were played by a Phillips whose name she had forgotten and I didn't recall, either. I remember how well the little organization was spoken of and it was very popular. When I hear of earthquakes in Denver I always think of the Harold Jergensons and Bob Posts and am always glad the quakes are small ones. I wish Iowa would have just a teeny-weeny one if it would jog the sun from behind the clouds and dry up the rainy one. Here we have so much moisture and New York wants it so much. Algona, \ta.) Upper De* Moines Tuttdoy, Oct. 12, 1965 A letter today from Dorris Long Pitcher of Wellsville, Pa. staggers me with her teaching and scholastic activities, plus being a housewife. Added to all that she says "At our local rodeo a week ago last Sunday a girth on one of our horses broke when Molly (she's 13 now) was entered in the potato race off went the saddle at a canter and as a result she has been hi two casts, the right leg broken and the left arm. That has meant problems of handling and locomotion and two wheel chairs, at home and at school. Hope you are able to get out to enjoy the lovely autumns I recall hi Iowa Here we have sweltered for a week and now are freezing. The trees have barely started to turn." * * * Blame TV. "Remember when a football game was something that got people outdoors f * * * And we have had plenty of this "Fog: The air apparent." RADISH A big surprise was in store for Miron Cross, Chelsea, when he pulled up a radish which had gone to seed. The radish weighed ten pounds and was 27 inches long. 18 Vehicles Sold Here In The Past Week Eighteen new vehicles were registered at the office of County Recorder Rosella Voigt last week, Owners are: Chevrolet - M. A.Schiltz, Bancroft; J. R. Schutjer, Titonka; Arnold and Mary Hanson, Fenton; Arthur or Donna Larson, Armstrong; R.W.Schutjer,Wes- ley, pickup; Jet Feed Serv., Whittemore, pickup; Myron or Mariana Cram, Corwith, pickup; D. H. Plathe, Bode, pickup; Kenneth or Margaret Brayton, Algona. Ford - L. C. or Rita Youngwirth, Wesley, pickup; P. C. Reding, Bode, pickup; W. J. Hippen, LuVerne, pickup. CMC - Louis or Marie Schumacher, Algona, pickup. Olds - D. G. or Donna Dreesman, Titonka. Plymouth - Dean or Judy Burrows,'Algona. Dodge - Glair Blossom, Algona. Rambler - E. E. Brandow, Algona. Honda - M. R. Clark, Algona. "Kossnth Gouty*! Favorite Newspaper" Eat Out Often In ALGONA THE JOHNSON HOUSE ON SO. PHILLIPS SMORGASBORD Friday NHe ft Sunday Neon PRIVATE DINING ROOMS SEPARATE COCKTAIL LOUNGE CLOSED SATURDAYS (Except For Private Parties) CHARLIE'S SUPPER CLUB SO. ON 169 DINING ROOM OPEN 5:30 - 1 1:30 P.M. COCKTAILS LIVE ENTERTAINMENT PRIVATE DINING ROOM Tcfe. 295-9152 x •ivettBMK x i VAN'S CAFE JCT. HIWAYS It - 169 OPEN WEEKDAYS 10A.M.-1A.M. SUNDAYS 8A.M.-1A.M. CLOSED MONDAYS PRIVATE DINING ROOM COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1 I f LUDWIG'S CAFE DOWNTOWN ALGONA BREAKFAST ft NOON * SPECIALS -K Open 6 A.M. - 8 P.M. Weekdays Closed Sundays CHROME CAFE JCT. It . 169 BROASTED CHICKEN OUR SPECIALTY OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY Closed Sat. 2 P.M. - Sun. 5 P.M. BLUE & WHITE CAFE CARL NELSON, Owner FEATURING: ORDERS TO GO HOME400KED MEALS SANDWICHES - SHORT ORDERS OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY 7 Day. A Week Air Conditioned

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