Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 25, 1979, Aiken, South Carolina
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Those Rats Aren’t Any Consolation
By ERMA BOMBECK
Even with research rats running interference for me, I don’t know exactly when I’m going to die.
But I do know how. I’m going to die of boredom.
If they aren’t discovering that kissing causes chipped fingernails and peanut butter brings on embarrassing itching, they’re putting a curse on my pizza and the volume on my car radio.
I can’t enjoy anything anymore. In fact, I’m downright paranoid.
I go around feeling cans to see if they’re bent, spitting on my finger to lick stamps, holding my breath around smokers, boiling my water and avoiding X-ray machines at the airport (my luggage doesn’t look too good and I’m suspicious).
Lord knows I’ve tried to please everyone.
A few years ago when they put the finger on cigarettes, I quit smoking 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 casse skin 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 check-up.”
I went to the hospital for a check-up.
Someone said, “X-rays are bad for you and so is some of the medicine they’re 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.
“That’s bad for you,” someone said.
“ITI 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.”Aiken ^tanbarkAiken County Today
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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 we’re in there for very long. Also, she ties up the stall for quite a long time, and during 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 don’t want to get her in trouble. It’s bad enough that she smokes the stuff, but why can’t she use the
restroom on her own floor?
If you have any idea how we can solve this problem,
please let us know.
DEAR IN: Your complaint is valid, so toll tho girl flat out to please use the restroom on HER floor ... and, furthermore, remind her that smoking pot is illegal, and she's asking for trouble is she doesn't stay off >he grass!
DEAR ABBY: A few weeks ago, I had a couple to my home for dinner. The man works with my husband. Yesterday I discovered that a silver and turquoise ring was missing. It’s 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 couldn’t have lost or mislaid it-I never wear it. (The band is almost worn through.)
I don’t know what to do about it. I don’t want to ruin our friendship, but I really want the ring back.
I can’t avoid meeting this woman. Our husbands work together and we see each other at business functions. What
should I do? nrr.Twnnn
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 conviction to tell me firmly, “We have gone as far as we are going—for the good of both of us.’’
Guys who want everything you’ve got are a dime a dozen-even with inflation; but most women are turned on by someone who is in control of himself and doesn t 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 we’re celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary soon!
Jeanette Good and Thomas Flynn Jr. were married on June 14. The ceremony was performed by Mildred H. Boswell.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Herron of Aiken. The bridegroom’s parents are Doris DePolma and Thomas Flynn.
AUGUSTA — Mona Usa Redd and Dr. Clarence Flanigan Jr. exchanged wedding vows on June 16 at the Garden Center in Augusta with the Rev. Nathaniel Irving officiating.
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
of tjie bridegroom, .........
£bij-\je Rudd served as her sister’* maid, of honor. Bridesmaids were. Shasta Flanigan of Atlanta, sister of the bridegroom; Hazel Powe of Birmingham, 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 Irving Moment and Larry Johnson, both of Warrenville.
Ringbearer was Tommy Norris Jr. with Kiani Kemp as flower girl.
A reception was held in the ballroom of the Garden Center after which the couple left for a wedding trip through Maryland and
Debbie Lynn Ridenour and Clarence Steve Busbee were married 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, Term. 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 bridegroom’s father acted as best man. Groomsmen were Robert Busbee of New Ellenton and J.C. 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 Hunter’s 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 Piggly Wiggly.
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 sister’s matron of honor.
Lewis Lehnus of Union City, Calif., brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man with Paul Robinson Moore Jr. of Lebanon, N.H., brother of the bride, as groomsman.
A reception was held for the couple at Parkwoods Clubhouse in Oakland, Calif.
The bride is a physician in private practice in San Francisco, Calif. The bridegroom is employed by Oscar Lehnus Foundary 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 performed 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 brother’s best man. Groomsmen were Jerry Williams of Jacksonville, Fla.; Warren Larke of Greensboro, N.C.; 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.
WILLISTON - Susan Anne Whittle became the bride of Joseph Alton Watts on Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Williston. 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 sister’s maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Sherry Whittle and Sharon Perloff, both of Columbia; Kay Sanders of Augusta; Maria Griffith and Mrs. Barry On* of Charleston; and Mrs. Wayne Iaunario and Mrs. James Buice of Aiken.
The bridegroom’s father acted as best man. Groomsmen were John J. Watts of Catawba, brother of the bridegroom; Victor Pendergrass and John Hinson of Charlotte, N.C.; 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 Pennsylvania. They will live in Greenville.
The bride received a B.A. 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. I.
The bridegroom earned a master’s 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 anaylst by Daniel International in Greenville.
MRS. FLANIGAN Mona Lisa Redd
Delaware. They will live in North Augusta.
THE GAZEBO IS WHERE IT'S HAPPEN ING-RE YOU A GAZEBO GI RL?
Lunch Served Daily in the. Daffodil Room 120 Laurens St. S.W.
Our Gazebo Girl wilt be modeling Spring Fashions.