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Page 4A Perspectives The Kalona News, Thursday, Hundreds of people from near and far attended the 50th annual Pleasantview Benefit Sale held Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29 in the Kalona Sales Barn. For one couple from Minnesota, this was their 15th trip to Kalona specifically for the sale. Money raised is used by the Kalona retirement community for various major projects. As has always been the custom, auctioneer Stan Yoder started the auction off by selling a loaf of bread. The first sale, held in 1956, brought in the grand sum of $5,300. Last year's sale earned Pleasantvlew more than $6:3,000. In the 50 years of the sale, more than $1.5 mil- lion dollars has been raised. John Miller, Dorothea Kueneman and Mary Helen Miller helped serve the turkey tenderloin supper Friday night. The evening meal, as well as breakfast the next morning, was eaten on tables set up in the new addition to the Kalona Sales Barn, also the location of the annual auction. In past years, meals were served in a tent, which left the event susceptible to the weather. The new location ensures everyone will stay dry and warm. photos by Mary Marek Food for thought. An apology is the super glue of life. It can repair about anything. Mr. and Mrs. LaVern Miller from Riverside moved to Kalona last week. The Miller cousins had break- fast at the Parlor Saturday morn- ing, those attending included: J. John Millers', Mary Ellen Miller, Barbara Eichelberger, Grace Tis- sen, Lynn Millers', Daniel Millers' and Ellen Yoder. We extend sympathy to the Slabaugh, Slechta, Burns and Brubacher families in the death of their loved ones. You know a true Iowan when vacation means going east or west on 1-80 for the weekend. The Bus tour season from out of town visitors has been suc- cessful this past summel: The bus I had today had 44 people from Apple Valley, Minn. Sunday dinner guests of Rosanna Marner were Nita Erb, Lowell Brenneman and Gerald Marner. Nice big horse sale recently. Word of the The word for the night. A fourteen days. believe that the tournament tant fortnight in There were a lot of for sale, nice big The fall colorS in Kalona, now they ping the geous. How does the man get his hair out? Readers Digest. Did you know chickens than world? Susie Schlabach, Yoder and Hostetler piece Someone suggested, see Susie, she pieces a lot of quilts. So I stopped and got the following information from Susie. She was born in Washington County, went to Hartsock Rural School all her life. She then worked at the U. of Iowa Hospital for eight years, she also worked at Pleasantview Home as head cook for 4 years. She married Delmar Yoder in 1952 and lived on a farm west of Kalona until February 2002 when they moved to Kalona. Her hobby is piecing quilts, something she really enjoys doing. In the 1980's her first quilt was an embroidered bind quilt on white feed bag blocks and the boarders were floral, that was when she was 13 or 14 years old. When she was 17 her mother passed away so she did not learn to piece quilts from her. In the mid 80's she was at Stitch and Sew shop when Dorothy Schumann asked her to piece some quilts for orders that she had that needed to be done. Dorothy motivated and encour- aged her to do this. Cutting is very important in piecing a quilt as well as press- ing. She has made a lot of nice quilts for Church Mission, M.C.C. and the Pleasantview Sale. She also has done quilts and given them to friends. Delmar died January 18, 2003 and Susie has now married Ed Hostetler, on January 1, 2005. Since she's married Ed she has 7 stepchildren and 15 step grand- children. She is now very busy to piece throws and knot them for all the grandchildren using material their grandmother had so they have something to remember her by. She has pieced around 175 quilts. Her orders come by word of mouth from the community, Iowa City and even Florida. She charges based on how long it takes her to make the quilt. Some customers bring the mate- rial, the hardest one to make was the "Ocean Waves" and made 9 for a lady in town. One of the easiest patterns is double Irish chain. Her hobby besides piecing is to travel, cook and flowers. Ed's hobbies are to garden and help the family members. They From page 1A - CHAMBER KI-IS Christmas The Kalona Historical Society (KHS) Village will host Christ- mas activities on Thursday and Friday evenings, Dec. 1 & 2. A living nativity, a collection of nativity sets, and Christmas quilt show on Thursday night are some highlights. A Christ- mas concert by Red Cedar Chamber Music of Cedar Rapids will be free to the public in Grout Church on Friday, Dec. 2. LaVerta Eberly announced that Kalona Days will be a 3-day celebration on June 9, 10 and 11. She invited everyone to the plan- ning meeting Nov. 3. Sally Hershberger and family served luncheon. 1st Class Apparel Maxine Mast, owner of 1st Class Apparel related how she started her business in her home before moving to the pres- ent location in 1991. She intro- duced the following employees: Susie Ropp, Lisa Yoder, Gloria Yutzy, Norma Yoder, Linda Bon- trager and Marlene Yoder. Norma Yoder gave a presenta- tion highlighting the many offerings available at 1st Class Apparel including children's clothing items as well as afghans and other gift items, wedding gift ideas, caps, shirts, jackets, towels, host gift ideas, and a variety of other items including Mid-Prairie, IMS and Hawkeye apparel and logo items. Also available is personalized cake pan covers. attend Sunnyside Mennonite Church. Ed is a retired farmer, but also worked at the Kent Store for 18 years. In 1994 he and Susie Anna moved to Kalona they had 7 chil- dren, 5 boys and 2 girls. Lynn, Keith, Joy and Sheryl, they all live in Iowa; Merle, lives in Indi- ana and Jeryl and Ryan, who live in Ohio. "Any unusual happenings, Susie?" I asked. She replied. % remember in the winter of 89-90 my husband and I, and Del- mar Yoder, went to Texas for the winter. I took my portable sewing machine and a lot of fab- ric along. I to cut strips ter, and I would on quilts in the went sight seeing ] noon. We were and we pieced 17 lady that winter! the same pattern real easy. I sewing m don't piece that ,, but 3 or 4 a winter. One never knoWS' people have, but in Susie and Ed it waS afternoon. Yottys Ice Cream. New Method From f Light Weight, Flexible and Strong We come to your home to take your footprints  your shoe size. Or we can mail you papers to own footprints. 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