Source and Dates Unknown
Contributed by Marie Hosdil. She states that source and dates are unknown, although Mr. E. Brown passed away in 1935, so it may have been before then since listed with her husband's name.
Dr. and Mrs. A. Elmore, who have been passing the week with relatives here
[Caldwell], left Saturday for their return trip to their home at Findlay, Ohio.
They were accompanied by Mrs. Elmore’s mother, Mrs. E. A. Brown, and her
little grandaughter, Jane Johncox, who will be their guest for a time. Mis
Marian Van Valin is housekeeper in the Brown home during the absence of
On Wednesday afternoon a group of ladies were guests of Mrs E. A. Brown
at a miscellaneous shower honoring Mrs. Robert Jones, formerly Miss Marian
Van Valin, a recent bride. Beautiful garden flowers enhanced the charm of
the home, and it was amid this setting that Mrs. Jones opened her gifts. After
the afternoon had been spent in each guest filling a book with “advice for the
bride,” and another with “tried recipes,” delicious refreshments were served.
The following ladies were guests of Mrs. E.A. Brown, Wednesday
afternoon,when she entertained at a miscellaneous shower for Mrs. Robert
Jones, formerly Miss Marion Van Valin. The afternoon was passed by the
guests writing in two books for the bride, one in giving advice, and the other a
tried recipe. Mrs. Jones then opened her many gifts, and a delicious lunch
was served. Guests were: Mmes. Anthony Gantz, Burlington, W.L. and C.A.
Brown, Chas. Butke, Chester Humbert, B.W. and O.P Craig, A. H. and Geo.
Peacock, Delmont and Marvin Patterson, Lender Hansen, Bern and Robert
Johncox, E.L. and W. W. Brown, Lydia Zeolleck, Thekla Utter, Albert and
Sidney Van Valin, August Duerst, Robert Risher and Miss Cathryn Fisher.
About thirty ladies from this place braved the rain of Thursday and attended
the party given in their honor by the ladies of the Big Bend Ladies’ Aid
society in the church parlors of the Baptist church at Big Bend. The
afternoon was spent very pleasantly, with amusements provided for the
occasin. At 5 o’clock a three course dinner was served, at the close of which
the president of the Caldwell Ladies’ Aid, Mrs. E. A. Brown, extended a vote
of thanks in behalf of the Caldwell society. Mrs. Louis Link, president of the
Big Bend society responded. Both ladies expressed the general feeling of all
those present in that the get-together meeting of the different communities is
of great benefit to all who attend. That it is well to “Know thy neighbor.”
New Features Added to Local Dental Office
Miss Loraine Brown of Lake Beulah, will assume her duties as hygienist in
the dental offices of Drs. Ellsworth and Russell T. Jones in the Strant Theater
building next Monday.
Miss Brown is a graduate of Marquette University and has also had
practical experience in this work. This new feature will undoubtedly prove a
successful venture here.
[Submitter’s note: Miss Brown is later Mrs. A. Elmore (see above)]
Old Age and Animal Fats
To The Journal: I have been reading much on this matter of cholesterol,
about people being afraid of fats, the animal kind.
I grew up on a farm, where we ate pork the year around, as did all of our
neighbors. Money was scarce around 1900 and before. Eggs were 10c a
dozen. Butter was 12c a pound. In the horse and buggy days farmers could not
get to town every night and did not have the money for fresh meat if they did.
My mother died at 85, father at 92. They ate pork all of their lives. They
both died of old age. I am past 80 myself and still eat butter because I’ve always
eaten it. And I enjoy it.
My letter is rather long but I wanted to show the living habits of the
pioneers. My grandfather came here in 1842, acquired much land, had many
“hired hands” and butchered many hogs. He had a big smokehouse where he
cured the hams. He lived to be 85.
The only case of heart attack that I ever knew on the far was of a Danish
man who came to this country and fell over on a stack of grain, pitching bundles
to the threshing machine. It created a great stir. It was a warm day. And it was
too much. Pitching bundles, a couple of men on each stack, was not a heavy
(Miss) Blanche E. Roberts.
1221 Main St., Union Grove, WI
Eight Blue Ribbons Won by Two Girls
Milwaukee and Waterford girls were included among top winners in the
clothing and home furnishings divisions of the junion state fair competition
Of 1,000 youths who entered the division, an estimated 300 received blue
Patty Tills, 15, of 5328 N. 74th St., won blue ribbons on each item she
entered. These included pajamas, robe, skirt and blouse and a sportswear
Jeanne Storm, 18, of Waterford, also won four blue ribbons. She
received the top prize for a dress, pillow cover, refinished chair and a new rocker
to which she had applied a satin smooth maple finish.
Winning enteries in the divisions are displayed in the youth activities
building on the fairgrounds in West Allis.
Also on display are boys’ woodworking projects. They include a table
with an inlaid top of eight different kinds of wood. The table, made by Ted Poull,
13, of Port Washington, featured black walnut and birch wood blocks in the
center of the top, giving a checkerboard effect.
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