I have a vague recollection of your father making wine and sharing it with others. I believe he made rhubarb wine and cherry wine, as well as grape wine. I believe he also made a wine he called "piestengel". He may have gotten…"
"If you lived near Lincoln school and your father was an insurence man I think your Father and mine made a bunch of black cherry wine. Do you remember hogsheads of the stuff in your basement or garage?"
"My memory of the Creole Inn mirrors yours Marvin. My buddies and I used to talk about going in there when we were in High School, but never had the nerve to do it. I googled it but didn't find anything about the Creole Inn in FD. My guess is…"
"I'm here. Let me offer up a discussion topic. Remember when the Karl King Bridge was built - when the Ft Dodge Country Club was at one end and the Creole Inn at the other....hmmm coincidence? Any Creole Inn stories out there?."
"I have great memories of the Expo Pool as well. There was a Roller Skating Rink across the street and a store where you could buy candy, etc after swimming all day. The area was as close to an amusement park as Ft Dodge had."
"Correct. Rusty was a University of Iowa swimmer in 1949 - 1951. He was the National Champion in the 50 Free in 1950, was an All American and Big 10 Champion in the 50 Free, 100 Free and 400 Freestyle Relay in 1950 and 1951. In addition to what you…"
I have a vague recollection of your father making wine and sharing it with others. I believe he made rhubarb wine and cherry wine, as well as grape wine. I believe he also made a wine he called "piestengel". He may have gotten the recipe from his friend in the Amana Colony; the Krauses. Any knowledge of this?
I set pins at the Sport Bowl, probably when I was in the 9th grade and living with my father on 9th Street, between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave. No. We moved to the duplex to the east of your family's place on 3rd Ave. No., after that.
You have a remarkable faculty for remembering the things of the distant past. It seems that you did things I would never have imagined you doing. You continually surprise me.
You must be right; it sounds right. I have memories of going there to eat, but I don't remember whether it was with you and your family or the family of my first wife. The same applies to Anvers. Any idea what is now located where Tony's was located?
We got your card today; I recognized you and your wife and am thinking the young blond lady is the daughter who got married this past summer, but I did not recognize the other young lady; your other daughter?
I have a vague recollection of the mention you make of Karl King and his dogs. I am not sure this is something I know or remember you talking about. Can you come up with an approximate street location?