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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 3, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 12 a HeralcfcZeitung O Thursday August 3 Sick conversation needs healthy dose of variety DEAR ABBY My mother reccnl ly sold her home in one state and moved to retirement center in another When I asked her how things wore Roing she said that her apartment was very comfortable but shed have to make friends out side the center Why Because the other resi dents only want to talk about their Abby will you please say a few words in your column about how to steer conversations to more inter esting and stimulating topics WORRIED ABOUT MOM IN WASHINGTON DEAR WORRIED When peo ple are out of the mainstream its not unusual for their focus to narrow until theres little to stimulate them besides their aches and pains Changing the subject is as easy as mentioning something your mother read in the newspaper saw on televi sion or was told Or she can ask a question that has nothing to do with health or present cir cumstances There must be others besides your mother in the retirement center who are able to socialize beyond its walls and who crave intellectual stimulation and conversation beyond the level of complaining about their ailments Of course there are always some who think that the ques tion How are you is meant literally and instead of giving the most appropriate response which is Im fine thank proceed with delivering an organ recital Ella Wheeler Wilcox once wrote a wonderful poem on this subject TALK HEALTH Talk health That dreary neverending tale Of mortal maladies is worn and stale You cannot charm or interest or please By harping on that minor chord disease So say that you are well and all is well with you And God shall hear your words and make them true DEAR ABBY Recently I took my grandchildren to see the movie We loved the show but I was appalled to see the female char acter smoking I also went to see The Bridges of Madison which I didnt care for but again I was annoyed to see the lead character smoking Abby why on earth are they pro moting smoking when we have finally educated people to under stand the disastrous consequences of smoking AVERY DEAR AVERY I cant speak for but The Bridges of Madison County depicts life in a small town at least 40 years ago In those days we were not aware that cigarette smoking was a killer DEAR ABBY While my hus band interns at a local hospital I manage a convenience store One night recently I had to cover for my midnightto6 clerk because she called in sick Just after 1 I was robbed A couple con fronted me tied and gagged me and robbed the store Before leav CISD provides afterschool care In its continuing effort to meet the needs of parents and students in the Comal Independent School District the Community Education department will again offer onsite after school care programs in six CISD schools this fall Beginning August 15th kinder garten through sixth grade students enrolled in Comal ISO schools may participate in programs at Bulverde Brown Elementary Frazier Elementary Comal Elemen tary Goodwin Primary and Moun tain Valley Elementary schools Summer allday care is currently available at Comal Elementary Good win Primary and Bulverde Elemen tary Developed as an alternative for stu dents who might otherwise spend the time unsupervised CISDs program focuses academically and socially on the transition from school to home School facilities are available for both indoor and outdoor recreation Time is set aside for homework table games quiet activities and creative play Care begins immediatejy after stu dents are released from the regular school program and continues until Snacks are provided Advance registration is necessary Fpjjns may be obtained from Comal ISOs Community Education main office at 1421 Highway 81 E New Brtunfels 78130 or from your schools front office For more infor mation call Community Education at extension 301 or6258081 jSgpsiqn am o 3 jay through Thursday ing they hung up the Closed sign and turned out the lights leaving me helpless on the floor bound from my ankles to my shoulders I was unable to struggle free so I just lay there until daybreak I was finally able to work myself to a standing position and hopped to the front door Somehow I got it open and hopped out onto the park ing lot I continued hopping up and down hoping to attract the atten tion of drivers going by I fell sever al You would think that someone would stop and come to my aid no one could miss that I was tied up but no one wanted to get involved Finally someone did stop and untie me Im sorry to ho spilling my finger out on you but alter being robbed at gunpoint bound and gaggod for four hours and then facing the indifference of the people in my neighborhood Im furious Thanks for letting me get that off my chest ELIZABETH IN A RAGE DEAR ELIZABETH Dont apologize Thats what Im here for And your anger is justified Im relieved that you were not physically injured in what had to have been an emotional ly devastating incident Those who wouldnt come to your aid should be ashamed of them selves Consider channeling your righteous anger into organizing a neighborhood watch program composed of those residents who are willing to get involved For Abbys favorite family recipes send a long selfaddressed envelope plus check or money order for in Canada to Dear Abby Cookbooklet No 1 Box 447 Mount Morris 111 61054 0447 Postage is ojtyra TEXAS YOUTH RODEO Assoc STATE YEAREHB FIHALS GUADALUPE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS COVERED RODEO ARENA SEGUIN TEXAS August 1st thru 5th Performances Nightly 22 Exciting Events Adults Children 10 Under 6 Under Free Advance Sales Only Weekly Passes Adults Children Youth from All Over Texas from 518 years of age participating TODAYS CROSSWORD PUZZLE ACROSS 1 Participates in a winter sport 5 10 Loose threads 14 Walk in the water 15 Spanish dance 16 Chocolate cookie 17 Actor Guinness 18 Decorate 19 Show boredom 20 Approached 22 Guarantee 24 Goddess of discord 26 Petroleum 27 Football formation 30 Hitting 34 Poets always 35 Speck 37 Singer Gorme 38 In addition to 39 Planter 41 Half a pair 42 Layers 45 Fishing 46 Bandleader Brown 47 Installments 49 All together 52 None 53 Back 54 Small telescope 59 Carped 63 Gadget 64 Cash slang 66 monster 67 Yen 68 Helped 69 Ships tiller 70 Cops rounds 71 Chalkboard material 72 Maple or pine DOWN 1 Graceful bird 2 Leafy vegetable 3 Brainstorm 4 Hushhush 5 Ballparks 6 Little boy 7 Enough for a poet 8 Taj Mahal site 9 Bus Stop actress 10 Devotion 11 Persia 12 Salamander 13 Actor Danza 21 Energy unit 23 Irritate 25 Pries 27 Chairs 28 Skater Sonia 29 Command 30 Kitchen tool 31 Statues of gods PREVIOUS PUZZLE SOLVED 839S 1995 United Feature Syndicate 32 Baseball teams 33 Ducks cousins 36 Pair 40 Traitor 43 Curl 44 Go by water 48 Andean animals 50 Impair 51 Properly 54 Pencil end 55 Tiny opening 56 Hindu discipline 57 Dirty 58 Sprite or Pepsi 60 Wharf 61 Vogues competitor 62 The Hunchback of Notre 65 Tennis call Buy farmfresh 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