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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 10, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                8A Friday Feb Adopted woman is thankful she was chosen for a wonderful life DEAR ABBY I am hoping you publish this letter because I know of no other way to deliver my message I was born on Jan 3 1957 at St Marys Hospital in Tucson Ariz I was given upfor adoption by a young woman from the Midwest Ive never felt the need to find my birth mother but Ive always wanted to thank her I have the kindest most loving parents in the world I grew up in a very happy home where I was privi leged to have all the advantages a child could hope for My parents raised me to be proud that I was a chosen child I may have been too welladjusted my thirdgrade teacher sent a note home to my mother asking her to please stop telling the other kids with such enthusiasm that I was chosen by my parents from all the babies in the world and how unfortunate for them that their parents were stuck with them The poor non chosen kids were going home in tears because they werent adopted I live in Phoenix with a terrific husband and we have seven beauti ful children I still talk to my mom and dad every day So to my birth mother wherever you are I know that giving me up was the hardest most courageous thing you ever did Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the gift of a wonderful life I am signing my real name for to use if you wish Or if you prefer just sign me SUSY IN PHOENIX girl who is an avid reader of your column I couldnt help but notice how many grandparents and other relatives complain about the lack of thankyou notes they get Ever since I could write I have written long thankyou letters to all giftgivers The rewards are great I thought everyone wrote thankyou notes but apparently Im wrong So I thought Id contribute some guide lines 1 Thank them for the gift tell what you plan to do with it 2 Mention anything interesting going on in your life family mem bers pets sports 3 Ask questions about their life and activities 4 If possible include a recent picture Or send along an interest ing article or a funny cartoon If you follow those steps youll end up with a wonderful thankyou letter And believe me it wont go unappreciated WANTS TO HELP IN ST CLOUD MINN DEAR WANTS You are a wise young lady and I predict that you will do very well in life Im sharing your guidelines which should benefit many who get writers block when faced with the chore of writing thank DEAR ABBY I am a 12yearold you letters DEAR SUSY What a heart warming letter Thank you for writing Hot Shots Frazars Lakeview Camp McQueeney Is Now Open Under OLD Ownership Eileen Silvia Michael Kerry Frazar are back Boat Launching Picnic Grounds Fishing Restaurant Open WedThur 59 pm Friday Fish Chicken Fry 510 pm Sat noon to 10 Sun noon to 9 pm Take 725 South to 78 Left at light First left after bridge at Hot Shot Lane 2 country blocks 5579918 Winter WrapUp Misses Juniors Sportswear Dresses Petites Sizes Womens World Intimate Apparel Childrens Apparel Shoes Accessories Mens Sportswear Mens Furnishings Dress Clothing Outerwear for the Family Selections vary by store Interim markdowns have been taken Petites at selected stores DEAR ABBY This is in regard to smokeless tobacco In 1967 my husband had a severe heart attack and he stopped smoking Several months later his cardiologist told him that smokeless tobacco would not be harmful After a year or so during a phys ical examination several malignant tumors were discovered in his blad der The urologist immediately scheduled surgery to remove them The urinary specialist said We dont think smokeless tobacco caused this we know it He was checked regularly from then on and had to have tumors in his bladder removed six more times before he passed away in 1994 MRS BERYL FRAZIER ARVADA COLO DEAR MRS FRAZIER My condolences on the loss of your beloved husband I hope you shared with his cardiologist what his urinary specialist told you We dont think smokeless tobacco caused this we know it DEAR ABBY I have two sons and after waiting for 15 years to become a grandmother I learned that both my daughtersinlaw were expecting their babies a week apart I would like to have a baby shower for each of them but was wondering if it would be OK to combine the showers and give one baby shower for both Two separate showers would be too expensive for I would have invitations printed up saying that the baby shower is for both my daughtersinlaw GRANDMA DEAR GRANDMA Tradition ally showers are given by friends not close family mem bers but many readers tell me that they find family members hosting showers to be perfectly OK Dont be ashamed to explain to your daughtersinlaw that the cost of two showers is more than you can afford and ask them how they feel about a joint shower Under the circumstances I doubt if the guests would resent having to bring two gifts in return for only one lunch DEAR ABBY Recently my hus band had serious throat surgery which resulted in a somewhat deeper and huskier voice This has been traumatic for him but his strong will and perseverance have enabled him to continue his teach ing profession The most painful part of his recovery has been coping with insen sitive remarks made by acquain tances who have known him for years Some examples Whats wrong with your You sound Do you have a cold Such questions make my hus band feel His self esteem is wounded Can you sug 8est a response mv husband might use when hes asked Whats wrong with your voice HIS WIFE DEAR WIFE The comments and questions indicate that peo ple care about your husband They are not meant to be rude Your husband should give these curious people the benefit of the doubt and respond candid ly Ive had throat surgery I appreciate your DEAR ABBY On a recent trip to Ireland I had the pleasure of stay ing at a hotel in Galway where a wedding reception was taking place Our tour guide told us about the custom regarding wedding invita tions Two sets of invitations were sent On went to The oth come lal wedding We th ful idea is so outr Nothi gifts a bring a gift Isnt i way we things untrusti somewh things a SUE DEAI plenty ing at which included dinner ose friends and relatives r was sent to friends to r and enjoy dancing and ake lught that was a wonder ince the cost of weddings geous these days g was said about wanting d if someone felt he had to it was a token one interesting the different Americans think about Uways complaining and g Maybe we need to be t poorer in monetary d richer in friends GAN BETHLEHEM PA that SUE I agree Ill bet Irish eyes were stall wedding To rece ve a collection of Abbyg mogt memorab and most frequently rpmiAutttff i and essays send a requested ems an essays send a sed selfaddressed envelope tor tor BOV M bby8 4 Iount ill 10 OFF Dont Know What To Get Your Favorite Valentine Give Travel Gift Certificates New Braunfels Historical Afghans Thanks for Making Sat Sun Only First Year A Great Feb llth 12th Betty 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