Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
-Wednesday, December 8, 1971 THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD 21 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: I'm back from a trip and am just catching up with the letters from women who are mad at you because of your advice to the Infantryman's wife. I thought your aaswer was groat. You pointed out what can happen when the guilty party is told repeatedly what a skunk he is. As the guilty party (and the skunk) may I tell you how it feels when a wonderful wife IS willing to forgive and forget? Every married man who cheats has periodic night- mares of what it would be like to be caught by his wife. I mean REALLY caught. That nightmare turned into reality for me ten years ago. I remember it as if it were yesterday. My wife simply said, "We'll talk later" and we did. She told me if I wanted another chance I could have it that she would forgive me and not mention it again. She kept her word. I felt like the lowest creature in the world. My love and admiration for her grew tenfold. That incident strengthened our relationship and heightened my respect for her. The psychological scar is still there but it's a scar, and not an open wound because she let it heal and didn't pick at it. So stick by your guns, Ann. Maybe not every woman is capable of forgiving and forgetting, but I'll bet most wives could do better if they gave it a try. Lucky. DEAR MR. LUCKY: In a book by the late Dr. Eric Berne. "Games People he described a game called "Now I've got you you It's the approach most wives use against a caught husband. It's the wrong one. Your wife used the right one and my hat is off to her. Instead of tossing out the lemon, she made lemonade. DEAR ANN LANDERS: My wife and I and my mother- in-law are having a three-way fight, with the two of them on one side and me on the other. It's about our three-year-old daughter. Suzie has been a thumb-sucker ever since she was an infant. This drives my mother-in-law crazy. She says it will ruin the child's teeth and we should not allow it. Last week Grandma had Suzie for the day. When we went to get her we found Suzie sitting in a chair, her hands tied behind her back with a dish towel. Suzie's face was red from crying and she had perspired so much her hair was soaking wet. When I saw this I blew my stack and told off my mother- in-law. She said she had warned Suzie that if she caught her with her thumb in her mouth one more time she'd be punish- ed. My wife got mad at me and sided with my mother-in- law. She said she'd welcome anything that would break the child of thumb-sucking and saw nothing wrong with what her mother had done. I am writing to you because I know my wife and my mother-in-law read your column and they respect you when you agree with them, that is. Please give us your opinion. Of One DEAR MM: No one I know in the field of behavorial sciences approves of tying a child's hands to stop thumb- sucking. The experts say there should be no attempt to shame or punish. The best approach to thumb-sucking is to recognize it for what it is a source of comfort to an insecure child "MY TWO-YEAR OLD IS A PROBLEM, BUT I'VE GOT TO GET HIM SOMETHING FOR CHRISTMAS" Answer this 1. Will it fall apart the first lime he throws it at the stairs? (It usually 2. Did you spend more than S2.00 on it? (probably 3. Was it money wasted last time you bought Mm a present? (But you'd feel pretty awful if you didn't buy him anything this 4. Do you wish you could find him a toy (hot would actually last well, at least a year or two something he'd actually play with? Before you rush out to buy Jimmy the latest toy in the TV ods, these are some questions you might think about. If you mentally answered "yes" to this quiz you are prob- ably frustrated and we can probably help you. (And help Jimmy have a good time this Christmas, too.) We have a large selection of solid, SAFE, unbreakable (would you believe toys that are especially designed for the active 2-6 year old and have been tested for years in kinder- gartens all over the world. VISIT US SOON _ Many items are starting to sell out. THE GALT EDUCATIONAL TOY FAIR (Finishes Christmas Eve) (Next to Royal Bank, near Zeller's) ROYAL SPORTSWOMAN Britain's Princess Anne smiles as she holds her trophy at the Bloomsbury Centre Hotel in London, after she.was named Sportswoman of the Year by the British Sports Wrilers Association. Cystic fibrosis victim succeeds despite illness FORT ERIE, Ont. (CP) Cystic fibrosis hasn't stopped Pat Murphy. At 21, Pat is a graduate of Ridgeway-Crystal Beach high school, has three years of nurs- ing training at McMasler Uni- versity in Hamilton and is studying for her registered nurse diploma and a degree in science. And Pat celebrated her 21st birthday Nov. 1 in the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She has to take at least 77 pills a day for her affliction. Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary dbease with about half of the children born with it dying be- fore five years of age. They die from choking to death as a result of heavy mucus which clogs breathing passages and when mucus hits the pancreas where tiny ducts that produce enzymes necessary for the digestive tract arc plugged. Because of this, Pat had to sleep in a mist tent for many years. The mist aided in loosen- ing the mucus. HAS DIABETES ALSO. When she was 15 years old. Pat's doctor discovered she had diabetes. After 10 days in the Welland Hospital, where she was given insulin and placed on a diet, she went home. takes 50 units of insulin a dav besides her other medication. And she has also developed allergies which require constant medication. Pat has spent many weeks of each year in hospital and during one year she missed 110 days of classes. But she was able to complete her 13 years of ele- mentary and secondary school education without a failure. Her studies have taken her to the three Hamilton hospitals and she plans a visit to Mc- Master where she and the staff will decide her course for the future. She hopes to complete her four-year nursing course after graduation to work in a clinic for cystic fibrosis or diabetes. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "I know you're poor at higher math, so I thoughf I 'd come down and help you count calories. d out m From SEEMAN'S JEWELLERY FEATURING FREE GIFT WRAPPING ON ALL ITEMS TURKISH PUZZLE RINGS LOVE RINGS GOING STEADY RINGS FAMILY RINGS FAMILY BROOCHES BIRTHSTONE RINGS GOLD RINGS Shop Now From Our Large Selection! SEEMAN'S JEWELLERY LTD. j 604 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-4985 j "IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR jeWEUERY KNOW YOUR JEWELLER" j The Chinook Pensioners and Senior Citizens Organization, af- filiated with the Provincial and National Pensioners and Senior Citizens will hold their Christ- mas party on Wednesday, Dec. 15 in gym two of the Civic Cen- tre, starting with a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. Kentucky fried chicken has been donated and members arc asked to bring salads, casser- oles, cakes, cookies or squares. Ail treats and extras will be provided. Entertainment by the Doyle family will follow the supper and a tour of the Christmas lights by the city Transit Sys- tem. Following the tour, there will be bingo and refreshments. National and Provincial offi- cers in the area are expected to attend. The new 1972 mem- bership cards will be available. Transportation Bill be provided as usual and members are ask- ed to phone the secretary at :i27-32fi4 if they are to attend so thai necessary arrangements can be made. New members arc welcome and all members arc asked to moke a special effort to come. Miss Valerie Horvalh and Mr. Edward Gnandt were guest art- isls at the Singing Tree concert held at the Kale Andrews High School, Coaldale, Sunday afler- noon. Pianists Mrs. Marion Swanston and Miss Kathleen Holt accompanied the Anne Campbell Singers and Teen Clefs. The concert will be per- formed at the Jubilee Auditor- ium, Calgary, on Friday, and al the Yatos Memorial Centre Sunday at and p.m. Raisins Muscat Raisins ir Mixed Fruit ,b. 79c -fa Bakinq Nuts (Whole, Sliced and Ground) Imported 2-lb. pkg. "Singing Tree 1971" Sunday, Dec. 12 Yafes Cerrire p.m. and p.m. E Asst. pkgs. typ for Ocean Spray Whole or Jellied Mixed Chocolates Regent imported Mb. box Libbys deep browned 14-oz. tin .48 for 10 I ALBERTA GOLD ICE CREAM Assorted King size detergent (with free world map) .89 v 3 pint cartons Canada Round Shoddier Roast Lean Stew Beef Ground Shoulder Sausage Meat pk, 490 Short Ribs of Beef lb Prime Rib Roast of Beef Freezer Filler STX g1" PRODUCE PHONE 328-1751 Oranges Sunkist, Jumbo Navel for B.C. Anjou Oranges sunkis. New Cabbage 4-lb. poly bag California Ibs. BAKERY 327-242.1 Christmas Specialty from the Village Bake Shop if Dark and light fruit cakes (full of fruit) if Plum Puddings Dark and light fruit cake almond iced and decorated if Christmas cookies and assorted short bread if Mince tarts, cushions and pies if Place your order now IOCATEO AT THE CORNER OF 13th STREET and AVENUE S.