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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 25, 1979, Aiken, South Carolina Erma Those Rats Arent Any Consolation By ERMA BOMBECK Even with research rats running interference for me I dont know exactly when Im going to die But I do know how Im going to die of boredom If they arent discovering that kissing causes chipped fingernails and peanut butter brings on embarrassing itching theyre putting a curse on my pizza and the volume on my car radio I cant enjoy anything anymore In fact Im downright I go around feeling cans to see if theyre bent spitting on my finger to lick stamps holding my breath around smokers boiling my water and avoiding Xray machines at the airport my luggage doesnt look too good and Im Lord knows Ive tried to please everyone A few years ago when they put the finger on cigarettes I quit smok ing and turned to music for entertainment Someone said Cooped up in here all day listening to all those decibels will make you deaf I went to the beach Someone said The water is polluted and the sun will cause skia cancer I decided to stay indoors and eat Someone said Tuna fried foods sugar cereal products meat and eggs are bad for you You should have a checkup I went to the hospital for a checkup Someone said are bad for you and so is some of the medicine theyre giving you I decided to drink Someone said That will destroy your liver So I switched to coffee Someone said That is bad for you I went to soft drinks The sugar is really harmful to your body someone said I only drank drinks artificially flavored Thats bad for you someone said Ill eat snow And drop dead A friend of mine had a great idea for longevity She bought a research rat and followed it around day and night Everything it ate and survived she tried Everything it endured without damage she went for Two days ago she called and said the rat died What happened I asked Got hit by a mousetrap a block from home Tell me I said wearily was it wearing lipstick I have to know Abby Avi c tr K rt n nri A Girl Ought To Get Off The Pot Both By ABIGAIL VAN BUREN DEAR ABBY We have a problem in our office building that no one knows how to handle Ours is a rather small building only three floors and maybe 24 tenants so nearly everybody in the building knows each other There is a ladies room on each floor but one young woman who works on the third floor comes down to two to smoke pot in our restroom on her lunch hour The smell is terrible and clings to our clothes if were in there for very long Also she ties up the stall for quite a long time and dur ing the lunch hour a lot of women want to use the facilities Apparently no one has made any attempt to put a stop to this because they dont want to get her in trouble Its bad enough that she smokes the stuff but why cant she use the restroom on her own floor If you have any idea how we can solve this problem please let us know INCONVENIENCED DEAR IN Your complaint is valid ao tell the girl flat out to please use the restroom on HER floor and further more remind her that smoking pot is illegal and shes ask ing for trouble is she doesnt stay off grass DEAR ABBY A few weeks ago I had a couple to my home for dinner The man works with my husband Yester day I discovered that a silver and turquoise ring was miss ing Its not valuable but it has sentimental value because my grandmother gave it to me I suspect the woman took it It was in the jewelry box on my dressing table and she lay down in my bedroom for a while I couldnt have lost or mislaid it never wear it The band is almost worn through I dont know what to do about it I dont want to ruin our friendship but I really want the ring back I cant avoid meeting this woman Our husbands work together and we see each other at business functions What should I do STUMPED DEAR STUMPED One thing you should not do is accuse the woman of taking your ring Regardless of how strongly you suspect her you could be wrong If I were you I would forget it DEAR ABBY I simply had to respond to your reply to BUDDY IN BELOIT who asked how to say no to a girl without making a fool of himself Your reply was absolutely perfect When I was in high school I would have fallen head over heels for a young man who had enough integrity and convic tion to tell me firmly We have gone as far as we are go the good of both of us Guys who want everything youve got are a dime a dozen with inflation but most women are turned on by someone who is in control of himself and doesnt feel the need to apologize for it I dated a man like that in college and was so impressed with those qualities in him that were celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary soon KC READER Aiken County Today Monday Page 5A WILLISTON Susan Anne Whit tle became the bride of Joseph Alton Watts on Saturday at the First Bap tist Church in The ceremony was performed by the Rev Larry Barnes and the bride was given in marriage by her father Mr and Mrs Lauriston Keith Whittle of Williston are the parents of the bride The bridegroom is a son of Mr and Mrs John Jordan Watts of Edgemoor Lauri Keith Whittle of Williston served as her sisters maid of honor Bridesmaids were Sherry Whittle and Sharon Perloff both of Colum bia Kay Sanders of Augusta Maria Griffith and Mrs Barry Orr of Charleston and Mrs Wayne and Mrs James Buice of Aiken The bridegrooms father acted as best man Groomsmen were John J Watts of Catawba brother of the bridegroom Victor Pendergrass and John Hinson of Charlotte NC Jeff Turnage and Ron Beer of Columbia Jerry Robinson of Charleston and Frank Dalton of Atlanta Travis Black was ringbearer with Tiffanie Creech as flower girl A lawn reception was held at the home of the bride after which the couple left for a wedding trip to Pen They will live in Green ville The bride received a BA degree in distributive education from the University of South Carolina where she was a member of Delta Zeta MRS WATTS Susan Anne Whittle Sorority She was employed as a teacher by Richland County School District No 1 The bridegroom earned a masters degree in business from the University of South Carolina While there he served as chancellor and president of Delta Sigma Pi He is now employed as a budget and financial by Daniel Inter national in Greenville AUGUSTA Mona Lisa Redd and Dr Clarence Flanigan Jr ex changed wedding vows on June 16 at the Garden Center in Augusta with the Rev Nathaniel Irving of The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Willist Redd of North Augusta and she was given in marriage by her father Mr and Mrs Clarence Flanigan of Atlanta are the parents Shasta Flanigan of Atlanta sister of the bridegroom Hazel Powe of Bir mingham Ala and Essie McKie of North Augusta Calvin Flanigan of Atlanta brother of the bridegroom acted as best man Groomsmen were Richard Brown and Charles Robertson of Montgomery Ala Jerome Bell of Columbia and Irv ing Moment and Larry Johnson both of Warrenville Ringbearer was Tommy Norris Jr with Kiani Kemp as flower girl A reception was held in the bal of the Garden Center after which the couple left for a wedding trip through Maryland and MRS Mona Lisa Redd Delaware They will live in North Augusta Debbie Lynn Ridenour and Clarence Steve Busbee were mar ried on Saturday at Hopeland Gardens The Rev Ronnie Ridenour officiated and the bride was given in marriage by her father The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Gene Ridenour of LaFollette Tenn Mr and Mrs Carroll Busbee of Aiken are the parents of the bridegroom Mrs James A Cushman Jr of Aiken sister of the bride served as matron of honor Bridesmaids were Winnie Busbee of New Ellenton Cynthia Jewell of Atlanta Brenda Kincaid of LaFollette Tenn Michelle Laud of Aiken Sarah Lawson of Clinton and Jo Zachry of Marietta Ga The bridegrooms father acted as best man Groomsmen were Robert Busbee of New Ellenton and JC Busbee Jr of Aiken brothers of the bridegroom Ben Christensen and James Cushman Jr both of Aiken Martin Kizer of Columbia and Roger Ridenour of Statesboro Ga brother of the bride Kim Ridenour served as flower girl A reception was held at The Club at Hunters Glen after which the couple left for a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach MRS BUSBEE Debbie Lynn Ridenour The bride is a student in the chemical laboratory program at Aiken Technical College The bridegroom is assistant manager at Wiggly Jeanette Good and Thomas Flynn Jr were married on June 14 The ceremony was performed by Mildred H Bos well The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Elbert Herron of Aiken The bridegrooms parents are Doris and Thomas Flynn Turn Page For More Weddings Weddings OAKLAND Calif Ardean Carol Moore and Leland Steven Lehnus were married on Saturday at the First Congregational Church of Oakland Calif with Dr Eugene Sill officiating The bride is a daughter of Mr and Mrs Paul Robinson Moore of Aiken and she was given in marriage by her father Mr and Mrs Oscar Lehnus of Oakland Calif are the parents of the bridegroom Mrs Strom Thurmond of McLean Va served as her sisters matron of honor Lewis Lehnus of Union City Calif brother of the bridegroom acted as besl man with Paul Robinson Moore Jr of Lebanon NH brother of the bride as groomsman A reception was held for the cou ple at Clubhouse in Oakland Calif The bride is a physician in private practice in San Francisco Calif The bridegroom is employed by Oscar Lehnus Co in Oakland Calif MRS LEHNUS Ardean Carol Moore Friendship Baptist Church was the site for the wedding of Deborah Ann Lloyd and Matthew Miller on Saturday The ceremony was per formed by the Rev James Williams and the bride was given in marriage by her father Mr and Mrs Edward Lloyd of Aiken are the parents of the bride The bridegroom is a son of Mr and Mrs Marshall Miller of Beech Island Kay Cannon of Aiken was maid of honor with Loretta Williams of Jacksonville Fla sister of the bride as matron of honor Bridesmaids were Marcella Miller of Columbia sister of the bridegroom Geraldine Lloyd of Atlanta sister of the bride Tonia Williams and Teresa L Pope both of North Augusta Loretta Green of New Ellenton and Cassandra Lloyd sister of the bride and Stacey Grant of Aiken Junior bridesmaid was Stephenie Andrea Lloyd of Aiken sister of the bride Morris Miller of Augusta served as his brothers best man Groomsmen were Jerry Williams of Jacksonville Fla Warren Larke of Greensboro NC James M Miller brother of the bridegroom and Anthony King both of Beech Island Warren Aaron and Alonzo Pressley both of New Ellenton and Jackson MRS MILLER Deborah Ann Lloyd Moody of Augusta Junior groomsman was Richard McDaniel Jr of Augusta Ringbearer was Michael Moody with Patrice Lloyd as flower girl The couple left for a honeymoon in Florida after a church reception THE GAZEBO IS WHERE ITS HAPPEN ING ARE YOU A GAZEBO GIRL Lunch Served Daily in the Room 120LaurensSt SW Our Gazebo Girl will be modeling Spring Fashions
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