To have a couple of people turn 80 in one year in a small town like Anamoose is a big deal. But to have 13 octogenarian birthdays from the area is a really big deal! A party was held at the Anamoose Senior Center Friday where they celebrated with a meal, gift exchange, and a program. Frances Seefeld played his accordion; Ron Cartwright, Phyllis Zimmerman and myself gave readings on growing old. Phyllis, president of the Anamoose Senior Center, read some facts from 1931-Frankenstein was the top movie. Unemployment was 16.3%. Al Kakone went to prison. The average home was $6,790, the average wage$1,850, gas 10 cents a gallon, house rent $18/month, hamburger 11 cents a pound, and a new car $640.
Our annual guilt raffle was held and Emanuel Kesler was the winner.
Matt Rudnick brought his latest model that he made. It is a replica of his first car.
Pictured are the 80 year olds: (from left to right standing) Vernon Heer, Duane Dockter, Dick Eckart, Buck Buchholz, Bud Michelson, Wayne Vannett, Matt Rudnick, Marceline Hoaglund. Sitting: Mabel Forschen, Mamie Hase, Rueben Miller, Esther Doubek, Helen Sieg and Marceline Hoaglund.
Punch server, Sandy Cartwright (left), with Elroy Stotz, and Fern Reinowski.