Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
20 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Fridciy, December 18, 1970 and out of- town Mr. and Mrs. Vaugiian Gif- fen are entertaining Friday, Doc. 18, honor of Miss Su- Bim Hooper and Mr. Jack Gil- fen and the bridal party, whose wedding will bo celebrated Sat- urday in McKillop United Church. Among the people who have entertained in their honor are Mrs. D. Seyward Smith, am: Mrs. George Draffin, Mrs. F. R Olshaski, and Mi's. M. McKay, Mrs. 0. Mead, Mrs. J. Dow, Mrs. M. Rae, Mrs. W. G. Clarke, and Mrs. D. J. Smith. Mr. H. W. Broley and Mrs. Agnes Bidwell will be guests of Mr. and Mrs. Vatighan S. Gif- fen for the wedding of their son. By MARIE HRYNKIW Catholic Central ryUAT most cherished, most magical season of seasons is once again upon us with its many tinsel trees, its Santa Clauses in ev- ery shop, and its lights in ev- ery window. If one were to base ones judgment of the festivities solely on these superficial signs, cone 1 u s i o n s on the subject could become sadly after all there are 'ONLY 5 SHOPPING DAYS UNTIL It would, surely, be easy to overlook the beauti- ful, yet simple truth underlying it all that Christmas is for PEOPLE, not only for those able to afford a regatta of gilt- edged bathtubs but for the poor, the sick the depressed, and lonely. It began with the birth of the most truly HUMAN of all men, welcomed into a humble manger by people, both rich and poor. Our mater- ialistic symbols bring a degree of joy; however, rather than let them become a 'magnificent p e r- haps we should realize that 'the spirit of giving' does not refer entirely to the exchange of (often) useless 'commodi- ties' but, also to sharing our- selves cui- talents, our emo-1 tions, however unimportant they may seem to us. With the end of the semester, we find the corridors of Catho- lic- Central populated generally with people of two types those who are characterized by pre exam anxieties, and those marked by post exam anxi- I eties each sharing wheth- er it bo. 'knowledge' and frus- trations, or condolances and sympathetic regrets. In a few days the masiea will have clc parted, they will have 'finish ed' one way or the other As they stumbled through the halls, perhaps they noticed pps ters asking for support of the campaign for the mat e r i a 'commodities' which would help to brighten the Christmases o those less fortunate Ulan the average gluttonous student and perhaps they did not. It is almost certain that they realized that there "will be a dance this Monday night, spon sored by Lethbridge's three high schools, with the 'Painter playing" and with one pe- culiar aspect it will be semi- formal (with its many and va- ried Our younger students those in Grade 8, probably hold fonc nemories of their recent 'tal- :nt which, I hear, was, generally, hilarious enterta i n- ment for all including the cast. And so, we look back on our fall' semester, with mixed em- otions we look forward to future with anticipation and the hope that we can re- tain the Christmas spirit of true 'giving' all year round. (The views voiced in the above column do not neces- sarily concur with cither those of The Herald or Lei- ster's, but are a reflectioi of the student opinion.) ;I'vc got to he free' part five Family life education By LEROY ANGLE Lethbridge Family Service Mary and John have been married for five years. T h e y have been quite happy for this time, but now they are begin- ning to get the feeling of being trapped. They have worked hard to establish their homo and now have two children. It would appear to the onlooker that they are a very happy cou- ple. But Mary is beginning to feel an uneasiness about her situa- tion. It seems that her life is nothing but work and sacrifice. She is tied down with the chil- dren all day. They don't go out in the evening because John is rather tired at night and doesn't Junk they can afford too much socializing right now. John too begins to feel that life is getting to be a drag. He is satisfied with his work, but it becomes routine. And it seems that marriage does not contain the thrill and inspiration that it once did. For the past five years Mary and John have lived for each oilier. They felt that their love was the answer to all their problems and that love would never end. But now, strangely enough, it seems that their feelings for one another seem to have changed and they are beginning to take one an- other for granted. The two chil- dren whom they love so muc] and enjoy so often are a con tiniiotis responsibility and seen at times to be one more factor which has made their life rou (inc. For though Mary am John still love one another ant both love their children, they are in a rut, which is beginning to concern them when thev look Gifts still needed for CMHA According to Mrs. Molly Mit- chell, executive officer of the Southern Region of tile Cana- dian Mental Health Association, gifts and donations to be given as Christmas gifts to the men- tally retarded are still required. Especially needed are any sec- ond hand and used skates 'for the patients at Claresholm. Any contributions to the fund will be most appreciated and will be used to purchase hear- ing aid batteries, magnify ing glasses for cataract cases, etc. All gifts, donations and skates may be sent to Box 33, Leth- bridge, or placed under the hristmas tree at the College Mall, Lethbridge. forward to the years before them. Boredom and monotony are two factors which have done a great deal to turn their vows of commitment on the wedding day into a "ball and chain." These two are dangerous ene- mies of the marriage bond, be- cause they enter the marriage so subtly, and grow so quietly that tlie victims are almost un- aware of their presence until all at once the couple find themselves getting restless and wanting to break free of the rut they are in, and suddenly realize how they take one an- other for granted. No longer are John and Mary so sure of the love they felt so strongly and confid e n 11 y on their wedding day. Though they do not often quarrel, they some- times begin to feel almost like they want to be free of their commitment to each other. Be- cause they feel they are pay- ing the price of individual free- dom for their marriage. John and Mary begin to question if the price is too high, if they might not be better off to sepa- rate. Extra marital affairs are beginning to seem more in- citing as time goes on. But does separation provide :he freedom they are seeking? Does separation or divorce make one free of the other? And what about the children- can John and Mary ever be free of them? Sucii down to earth ques- tions as these force Jolm am Mary to ask themselves "Wha is in an emotion- al sense. Is it possible to ever be free of our family of our- selves and our emotional ties? Is it possible to have freedom in marriage? Can we be emo- tionally free ana remain faith- ful to ourselves and our mar- riage partner? This is the question John and Mary face, Where does freedom lie cut of the mar- out of the rut? Pensioners celebrate Christmas The Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens held a Christ- mas party in gym 2 of the Civic Sports centre, recently with 140 members and guests in atten- dance. Featured music was pro- vided by the Zanoni children of Nobleford on drums, accordian and electric guitar. Mrs. Helen Grunewald, ma- tron of the Green Acres Lodge, accompanied the singing of car- ols, on the piano. Mrs. Rose Chomiak and assistants provid- ed a lunch. ivin LEISTER'S MAIL ORDERS! Tick oFf the selections you wont and send to us. You'll receive your records for only each. Please Add 15c Postage on Orders and under. t 1 1. 1 2- 3. 1 4. 5. 1 6. 7. 8. 9. t 10. 11. U 15. IMMIGRANT SONG-ted Zepplin I THINK I LOVE YOU-The Partridge Family BURNING BRIDGES-Milce Curb and Congregation PARANOID-Black Sabbeth KNOCK THREE TIMES-Dawn GYPSY WOMAN-Brian Hyland BE MY BABY-Andy Kim SILVER MOQN-Michael Nesmith HE AIN'T MY BROTHER-Neil Diamond DOMINO-Van Morrison I'VE GOT YOU FIXED-Chilliwack ONE MAN BAND-Three Dog Night everybody COMING EVENTS DECEMBER 20th 3 p.m. g HANDEL'S MESSIAH (Christmas Portion) 5 SOUTHMINSTER UNITED CHURCH K DECEMBER 26th, 28th and 29th g "BABES IN THE WOODS" g ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME 6 JANUARY 21st Don't Miss Thisl! g PRAGUE THEATRE ON THE BALUSTRADE y Starring Ladislav Fialka and casL Here is one of South Alberta's Most Popular Groups "AEOLIAN MODE" As They Use The Amazing GARNET BTO's (Big Time Operators) At The Following' Dance Dates December 18th December 25th-Midnight CHAMPION SCHOOL 9 Bassono Hall HEY SANTA, WAKE UP Sanfa oppears to have gone on strike this year as the children of one of the city's Grade 6 school classes attempt to get him up and back on the job on lime for Christmas. 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