Society's Notes

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 Mrs. Brown.

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 job.

(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 Saturday.

Of 1,000 youths who entered the division, an estimated 300 received blue ribbons.

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 outfit.

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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