Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
ami ivin Sc\ needed by women Bv JUDE TUKIC Herald Staff Writer "Each of us needs a time to ourselves and even the isolation of a housewife can be used constructively," said Joan Puckett. The Lethbridge Family Service counsellor was exploring possibilities available to the woman who finds herself taking a look at her present role within the family. The most common questions which come up for consideration, said Mrs. Puckett, are: what's it all for, and what might have been if . . .? Mrs. Puckett said that essentially every woman needs time to take stock of herself and her personal situation. "There comes a time when you must make some decisions and come up with answers which can satisfy your lifestyle." "One of the things to take into consideration is said in the future, and the other refers to what could have happened in the past," she said. "Still, our vision is always in the future. It doesn't stop to consider each step along the way. "In our passage through life, we have goals which are good and constructive. But now we have to consider how often does the goal obliterate our view of what is here and now?" Mrs. Puckett stressed the fact that talcing stock of our situation is underscored by society today. "The current motto of the times is to do your own thing," she added, "and that in itself refers to self-fulfilment and it doesn't include any other person." "But how far can one go in doing one's own thing?" She said that to live means to be in a world of other people, who didn't ask to be bora and are asking the same questions as everyone else - why are we here? "Part of the maturation process, - growing up to be effective adults - is to realize that we must have an understanding of ourselves," explained Mrs. Puckett. She said it is necessary to establish mutual interdependence with others, rather than allowing oneself to become absorbed and forget all others. "It means taking time to say, 'I can do this by myself, but I need others to help me do this.' " "It all becomes a balance of what we can do for ourselves; what we can do with others and what we can do for others," said Mrs. Puckett. BINGO - MOOSE HALL 1234 3rd AVENUE NORTH - WEDNESDAY a* 8:00 P.M. Jackpot $125 in 55 Numbers - 12 Games in 7 Numbers 4th � 8th Games Doubted in 7 Numbers - 5 Cards $1.00 3 FREE GAMES - FREE CARDS - DOOR PRIZE NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 SPONSORED BY THE LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE Catcher for an MP Rervse Hurlburt keeps the home fires burning brightly in Fort Mcicleod and tends her family while husband, Ken, newly-elected member of parliament for the Leth- bridge riding, attends to national an.d iniernational affairs in> Ottawa. Hurlburt family finds Ottawa exciting By JEAN S Will ART FORT MACLEOD (Special)- When a mother and housewife returns home from a week's vacation with four children, there is a lot of catching-up to do. Even if the woman is the wife of the newly-elected Conservative member of parliament for the Lethbridge riding. The morning we called on Renee Hurlburt, she was ironing. Taking a seat in the family room off the kitchen, we chatted for an hour while she ironed; taking time out only to answer the phone and pause at the stove to stir the 'leftover stew' in the bright orange dutch oven. "I'll just add some biscuits to it for dinner today. They like it that way," she said. Asked what her new role would do to her private life, she hesitated. "It will mean separation, as we have no intention of moving to Ottawa. We have too many interests here and this is home. And then the three younger ones are still in school. Heath just started this fall." The choice for Ken Hurlburt �8 SIMPSONS bears "Thrifty Buys for the Fashion Wise0 Catalogue merchandise at great savings. Dresses, long gowns, hot pants and pant suits In Jr. siies, nvsses' sizes and the mature half size figure. 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As she gave the subject more thought, she added "the auction market was running smoothly and the ranches had good foremen at the helm and Ken is the type of person who needs a challenge. He is so active; and while I would never have chosen tills life, I certainly go along with him. "Maybe I did influence his choice. Every time he complained about more regulations in business, I would say, 'don't complain, do something about it.' " Now' the votes have been counted and Ken is working on his new career, and the family has adjusted to the change. Darcy and Brent are working in the family business. The three younger ones, Kim, Thane and Heath are in school. Jody is married to Dr. Ted Thaell and living in Rochester, Minnesota. The trip to Ottawa was exciting for the whole family. It meant getting an apartment for Ken. He was fortunate in obtaining one only six blocks from 'work', so there will be no need for a car in the east. Mrs. Hurlburt plans on going down about every six weeks or so, and her husband expects to come home most weekends. The family left Fort Macleod on Jan. 2 and spent a week attending the opening of Parliament. "We had planned on taking a motel, but arcer one night, we bought sleeping bags for the kids and had a camping type vacation in the apartment. They had fun an3 so did we." The Parliamentary ball at Ri-deaoi Hall was the big social function. Traditionally, it used to be a coming out party for young girls. Now they on:y receive invitations. Kim and Darcy were delighted." Grov.-Gen. and Mrs. Michener were alone in the receiving line and the Governor-General remembered Ken from his visit to Fort Macleod when Ken was then mayor and entertained the couple in the Hurlburt home. The beauty of Rideau Hall clearly impressed, Mrs. Hurlburt. "We were like the other new members and their families - just gawked around at everything. It was beautiful. The portraits on the wall were so huge. Then there was the buffet in what they called the circus room. The walls looked like red and white striped tenting material. I think it was temporary; it looked like they could change the decor to suit the purpose. ' "Another thing that struck me was that everyone was friedly. The veterans helped us newcomers to learn the ropes. In one line-up, I took Ken's arm and said, 'look there is Real Caouette.' Then I realized I didn't know him, except from TV, but I felt I'd seen someone from home." There were no extremes in fashion at the ball, said Mrs. Hurlburt. Styles, on the whole, were about fverage. "There was no stiffness, and I got the feeling the representatives and their families from across the country have a sincere purpose in being there. They have a job to do for the people at home." Other than father being away a good portion of the time, the routine goes on as usual in the Hurlburt home. "There are a few extra phone calls, but Ken has (always had) an office in Lethbridge so our life is still just as a plain Fort Macleod family." (Calendar 0^ oCocat The regular meeting of Re-bekah Dominion Lodge will beheld Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Oddfellows Hall. Members are asked to bring prizes for the bingo at Southland Nursing Home. Visitors welcome. * * * The regular monthly meeting of the Dr. F. H. Mewbum OBE Chapter, IODE, will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. at the home of Mrs. A. A. Cameron, 718 9th St. S. * * * . The beginners' square dance group will dance Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the L. T. Westlake school in Taber. Women are asked to please bring a box lunch. Tins is being held in conjunction with the recreation department. * * * The Ladies Auxiliary to the Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens' Organization will meet Friday at 1:30 p.m. in Gym 2 of the civic centre. Members are asked to please note change of meeting time for this occasion only. There will be a chicken lunch, with a nominal charge of 50 cents. There will be a valentine comic contest and a good attendance is requested. entries The Hi Neighbor Club will hold a regular dance tonight at 8:30 p.m. at Westminser school, with special instructors Mr. and Mrs. Vic Dash. The Rangers Waltz and Tippy Toe Mixer will be reviewed. All members and interested persons are welcome to attend. * * * The Lethbridge Naturalists Society will meet Friday at 8 p.m. in the Bowman Art Centre. Discussed will be the Old-man River headwaters area. Bill Sharp will give a program on flower identification. * # $ The Taber Pioneer Club will sponsor the tliird annual ball Friday, at 8:30 p.m. in the Taber Community Centre. Grand march will be at 9:30 with supper served at .11:30. The Four Aces and King Orchestra will be in attendance. Old-time costumes are encouraged; both old and modem music will be played. Non-members welcome as visitors. it * * The February meeting of the Teachers' Association will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the home of Mrs. W. Nelson, 1020 Fern Crescent. SPECTACULAR SAVINGS! Are available right now on a wide selection of REFRIGERATOR and RANGE MODELS at . . . FAIRFIELD APPLIANCES & T.V. SALES COLLEGE MALL 1242 3rd AVE. S. Phone 328-9443 Phone 328-0082 1 the grab bag MAUREEN JAMIESON 'pHESE DAYS, all that glitters is not only decorative, it may also have an ulterior motive. Stanley Hagler, a New York jewellery designer, is now showing his new collection of what he calls safety jewellery (translation: whistles, personal hand alarms and key-holder pendants). The whistles come in new shapes and sounds, some with jazzy enamel trim. Bosun's, captain's, and London bobby models mingle with fancy fashion jobs. But the one important thing about them is that each one works. The alarms, slightly smaller than a cigarette pack, come with a chain attachment which, when pulled, sets off an instant alarm - a supposed deterrent to purse snatchers: For women who are reluctant to carry keys in a handbag, Hagler's key-holder pendant comes in assorted styles with a latch behind the ornament and is regarded as an ingenious solution to a serious problem. �What a sad commentary on modern living! Three cheers for Mrs. Larry Wilson, who lives in the little town of Tweed, Ont. Recently she noticed a pretty powerful odor coming from her kitchen, and tracked it down to the cupboard where she keeps her canned foods. Yanking open the door, she found one big, far-flung, gooey glob - the remains of a can of cream-style com which had exploded. After she cleaned up the mess, she did a very thoughtful thing. On behalf of consumers all across the country, she complained to the Dept. of Consumer and Corporate Affairs in Ottawa and sounded the alarm on the possibility of food poisoning. Samples of the mess along with two swollen cans of the same brand of corn were carted off to be analyzed by a department official. The manufacturer was contacted and immediately recalled 2,400 cans; none of which had yet reached Alberta. No cases of food poisoning have been reported from- this particular batch of corn - quite possibly because of Mrs. Wilson's prompt action. Where Mrs. Wilson led, maybe some of us will no longer fear to tread. When we come across spoiled or tainted foodstuffs, we should march right back to the store. We're not being cheap or petty. We. could, in fact, be exposing a serious health hazard. The merchants should appreciate the favor and thank us with heartfelt gratitude. ? ? ? Here's a tasty no-nonsense meat and potato dish combining hearty flavor, economy and good nutrition. Mix it in minutes, and bake slowly while you relax over a good book or TV show. Pork and Potato Scallop % cup flour lVz tsp salt % tsp thyme 6 lean pork chops, Vz" thick 2 tbsp butter 6 cups thinly-sliced potatoes 2 cups tliinly-sliced onions lVz cups milk 2 (10-oz.) cans cream of mushroom soup Combine flour, Vz tsp of the salt and all the thyme. Dip chops hi the mixture. Melt butter in a frying pan and saute chops on both sides until golden. Arrange half the potato and onion slices in a three-quart, shallow baking dish; sprinkle with Vz tsp. salt. Add remaining potato and onion slices and Vz tsp. salt-Smoothly combine milk and soup and pour over potato mixture. Arrange pork chops on top. Cover and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for one hour. Remove cover and bake an additional 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Serves six. SEE THE AMAZING 4-WAY VORWERK The cleaner that will revolutionize house cleaning. 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