Homemakers learn about digestive, skeletal systems

Sauers Extension Homemakers Club met July 9 at the home of Gertie Schepman with 10 members attending.

President Maysel Thomas opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance and club collect.

Schepman led the devotions about jewels and kings crown. She read from Psalm 45.

Roll call was answered by members naming their favorite ice cream sundae. Some of the answers were chocolate, strawberry, raspberry, hot fudge and butter pecan ice cream.

Mildred Fenneberg gave the treasurer’s report.

The club’s picnic will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the shelter house at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Brownstown. Members are to bring a dish, drinks, table service and chairs.

The club’s fair queen candidate will be Alyson Nash. The gift will be purchased by her grandmother, Margie.

Joyce Hackman made a motion and Margie Nash seconded to give $10 for a sewing machine for 4-H clubs.

Fenneberg gave a lesson about nourishment and the digestive system and bones. Stress is one of the primary causes of indigestion and other digestive-related problems, she said. Good steps toward better health are to take time for relaxation, slow down and enjoy mealtimes and drink milk for calcium instead of soda. Don’t forget the sunshine and vitamins, eat plenty of greens and limit alcohol intake and smoking.

For citizenship, Nash read a letter written by John Adams to his wife, Abigail, about the Declaration of Independence.

Schepman served a dessert of angel food cake, strawberries and cream and drink.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at Nash’s home.