Lake Irene Society Column, September 1968

Lake Region News, Our Hometown Weekly Press

This is the week of September 23 and I am happy to be reporting from the Northwest corner of Lake Irene. The fall colors have been splendid, and are nearing peak colors right now. Jump into your jalopy and cruise the lakes. You won’t regret it, and it will warm your heart with the orange and golds in preparation for the blanket of white we know will be coming.

The Lake Irene League of Women Voters held a lively meeting at the home of Mrs. Isa Haaksonen near the north boat launch road. The group discussed and came to a consensus on The ERA: for or against?  Rather surprisingly, the group came to a unanimous consensus of support. Meetings are held monthly and all women of any political leanings are welcome. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month. Please RSVP to Mrs. Elena Juhe. This month’s topic will be Should the protests in Chicago be allowed?  Ladies come to a consensus and report their findings to the State and then National League of Women Voters. Mrs. Haaksonen served Charles Chips and Green Goddess dip with garden carrots and sliced tomatoes.

On Wednesday, Mrs. Bob Boomer held an “End of Summer & Going Away for the Season” party for several of her neighbors who will be going south either to Arizona, Florida or the cities for the winter. Mrs. Boomer served her famous white sheet cake, home baked cinnamon apple pie and brown sugar baked squash on her grandmother’s Spode Basket Weave china and International sterling. She also broke out her Fostoria etched crystal for fresh squeezed lemonade.

The the Lake Irene Quilt Club moved their meeting to Tuesdays and met at the home of Mrs. Paul Stewart on the south end of the lake near the outlet.  Mrs. Sven Tirstigs, Mrs. Leena Tirstigs and Mrs. Ole Tirstigs, Mrs. Elena Juhe, Mrs. Isa Haaksonen and Mrs. Hy Boyle attended. Mrs. Jon (MaiLin) Tirstigs was introduced to the members, who had recently returned with her husband Jon from Vietnam. She shared a small applique patch her mother had made. Mrs. Stewart served sliced tomatoes and cucumbers mixed with Zesty Italian Dressing on Dixie paper plates.

Thursday, September 5, Bridge club was hosted by Mrs. Bruce Swanson, who served her family reunion cake after cards.  Mrs. Lars Johannson again provided her homemade dandelion wine as it was supremely popular at the last meeting. Mrs. Alex Olson also provided Kahlua from her trip to Mexico to mix with coffee. Bridge Mixed Nuts and Beer Nuts were also served.

School has returned in full swing, with the Homecoming football game scheduled for this weekend. Miss Katrina Jarvi, the daughter of Tapio and Tuuli Jarvi, is a Homecoming Queen candidate. Mr. Per Johannson, the son of Lars and Hjordis Johannson, is a King candidate. Good luck to the Lake Irene boys and girls participating in the Homecoming activities.

And that’s this week’s news from Lake Irene, reported for the Lake Region News by Hjordis Johannson, residing on the northwest corner of lake Irene (go to the public access and take a right.)


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