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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta ___TutxJov. Februory 23, 1971 THI LITHBRIDGE HEUALD 17 Ann Landers Neighbors help the Kienast family diapers a week for mother of quintuplets At noon once a week a rat-1 William Kienast, 39, ouit his their financial situation. They' HOPS during the ing nurse comes in to help job as a plastics salesman 1 worked out a contact with a Friends cared for bathe the babies in the s t e e 1 i shortly before the quints were major magazine and were pat double sink in the kitchen. They j born. for a television special tr. are bathed other days with! Now he divides Ms time be- quints by a network. ,1___ A hahv fnnrf manufacture LIBERTY CORNERS, N.J.inast says. "There are five of (AP) It's using a 60-foot- {them and only one of square playpen, washing i FeediEg often is a community DEAR ANN LANDERS: One thing I like about you Is the eracious way you admit you are wrong. I'm giving you Lther chance You didn't say one word in defense oMto modern grandma when'a disgruntled daughter wrote: What has become of the lovely silver-haired lady in the printed Eotedress who used to spend time with her graadcluldren and enrich their The daughter then went on to lair- bast modern Gram's fake eyelashes, her jewelry and her preoccupation with the beauty shop. IU net mrScial security check that the daughter's real complaint W8S1W v'ote iffofThe Granny On The Go. I have no ad- miration for people who sink into the old rockin' char at age 50 and give up living. They are dead but not buned. I just turned 40 and I plan to keep moving. There are a thousands things, I want to do before I cash in my If my grandchildren remember me as that readhead on the jogging track, talking about her class in Zen, or covered with clay from her last sculpture, I'll die happy. -Lulu DEAR L: My silence was misleading. Since I, too, am a Granny On The Go I should have said so. DEAR ANN LANDERS: Please don't tear me to pieces. I know I did a terrible thing. What I need now is advice. My husband will be home from Vietnam in a few weeks. I became involved with a married man. His wife caught us. She has threatened to tell my husband when he comes home. The affair is over and I never want to see the guy again. He turned out to be the lousiest rat alive. Should I just pray his wife keeps her mouth shut or should I tell my husband and hope he forgives me? Now DEAR SORRY: The threat of blackmail would make your life unbearable. Tell him and hops for the best. DEAR ANN LANDERS: The other evening we had a dinner party. Three couples came from a cocktail recep- tion-half smashed. The guys who were juiced up started to make bets on who was in the best physical condition and began to wrestle in the middle of the living room. I could see by the faces of the sober guests that they didn't like it much. One guy took off his shirt and another guy wanted to take off his trousers but my husband stopped him. To make a long story short "Bronco" made a flying leap to- ward the other two, missed them and landed on the coffee table Needless to say he broke the table to pieces. His wife thought this was hilarious. My husband and I just stood there dumbfounded. The only comment by "Bronco" was, "Gee, it must have been a cheap table." I say the three drunks who were horsing around should buy us a new coffee table. Am I wrong seeing as how they were guests in our home? My husband thinks so. Please Iowa DEAR DAY: I say the three dnmks owe you a new coffee table. And if you invite them again, I suggest you Mold the party in a gymnasium.________________ about 400 diaa'pers a week and laving the neighbors in to help out at feeding and bathingtime. That's life with the Kienast quintuplets, born a year ago line at distinguishing between the quints and the rest of the family. "We have seven children, says Peggy Jo Kienast, 31. "We don't have two quintuplets." Wednesday. But the mother draws the children and The quints are Amy, Sara, Abigail, Ted and Gordon. The two older children are Meg, 5, and John, 2. The quints get individual treatment, particularly at meal time. Although they can often manage the cups themselves, Mrs. Kienast and neighbors hold each child during feeding. "One of the most difficult parts of having quintuplets is just being a Mrs. Kie- project. The Kienasts like to enter- tain. Dinner guests often arrive before 6 p.m., so they can help with the babies' feeding. Laundry is a problem. EVERYBODY HELPS "Everybody does it." says Mrs. Kienast. "Anybody that walks in the house sooner or later you see them carrying a load of laundry downstairs." The quints' daily routine is similar to that of other one- year-olds. They awake about 7 a.m., are changed and fed in their cribs and then rest briefly while Mrs. Kienast has her breakfast. At mid morning they are brought downstairs. While two may romp in the playpen, an- other will swing and the other two experiment or investigate around the house. The five are rarely in the playpen together because fights break out. help from neighbors. After the bath, Mrs. Kienast, again with neighborly help, feeds the quints their I'inch. A short nap follows lunch and then they play until supper- time, about 6 p.m. They are tucked in bed by 7 p.m tween helping with the children and working on a large addi- tion to the house. Much of the work on the addition was done by friends and neighbors at a work bee reminiscent of an old- time barn raising. jne 11 -1" The Kienasts will not discuss j been able to take short A baby last rear. contract with a Friends cared for the children, paid Mrs. Kienast already has em- keepers "ihrec, four, five, food manufacturer; something like that." At the supplies "free the 103 jars of i moment she's trying to do it food consumed by the quints a alone. week In that time they also j The quints are "all very polish off nine gallons of milk the mother and eight boxes of cereal Mr. and Mrs. Kienast have They range ir. weight from Amy "at 17'-.- [wunds to Gordon IA FORUM ABOUT MATURE WOMEN Dear Margaret Brookfield: I club groups, hobbies per- I became a grandmother apsa job tot don't be so HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effects CALl 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERVICE OR IEAVE AT 412 lit AVE. S. ______ about a year ago and was very happy about Uiis since my son and his wife live nearby and I could see rny new grandson whenever I wanted to. I also told them I'd be glad to baby- sit any time they needed me. As a result of this offer, my daughter-in-law has never once hired an outside baby-sitter for any occasion. I don't like this one bit. I think she's taking ter- ribly unfair advantage of me and of my good nature. But what can I do about it now? T. A., Hartland, Wise. DEAR T.A.: It takes two to tango. If you weren't so agreeable, your daughter-in-law would either have to stay home herself or make other arrangements. Those who offer their services with no reservations at all can only blame themselves when people take them at their word. They become second-class citi- ens needlessly put-upon by others. Why not make more of a life for yourself: Get in- volved in activities of your own New Place 'n Press Excelon floor tile from Armstrong The name Is what you do! all-fired available at all times and the problem will take care f itself.. [tear Margaret Brookfielrl: My husband has had a long illness and must now undergo major surgery. It seems that or the last few years, with ne thing and another, we've lad nothing but a ion of bad uck. I wake up each morning rendering how I'm going to get through the day. Some- imes I feel like I can't stand t any longer. What can Ido? E.P., Parkland, Wash. DEAR E.P.: Start by looking yourself in the eye and asking yourself whether or not you actually can stand it. You'll find the an- swer is: of course you can. Chen since you're not the one scheduled for surgery, transfer your thoughts to your husband. Ask yourself, "What can I do :o help You know the answer here, too: you can ease he way for him. You can tell lim you know that surgery is not easy to face, but that no matter what happens, you'll be there by his side. Why not try iis approach? It will make you both feel better. Place 'n Press We've eliminated the thing peo- ple hate most about tiling a floor. Spreading the messy Sim- ply peel off the paper. Place til" in position. Press down. It sticks by itself. The adhesive is already on the baclc. And Place 'n Press Excelon goes anywhere as long as the floor is flat. On top of old linoleum or tile. Even directly on most base- ment concrete. You can do a 9 x 12 foot floor in hours. And it cuts wiih ordinary scis- sors. Use leftover tiles to cover tables, line cupboards, drawers or shelves. Remember the name is what you do. rom (Armstrong AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING DEALERS Advance Lumber Co. Ltd. 13th and 2nd Ave. S. Lethbridge, Alta. PLAY TIME Enjoying some of their toys the Kienast quintuplets, five of seven children of William and Peggy Kienast, play in their home at liberty Corners, N.J. The quints will be one year old Wednesday. The quints from left in front: Gordon; Sara; Abigail, sporting a new bruise on her forehead. Back from left: Ted and Amy. Soggy fries fault of spud CSARLOTTETOWN (CP) funds foi FORT MACLEOD School trustees Lloyd Barr and Frank Eden were questioned respecting reciprocal use of town-school facilities at a recent Fort Macleod recreation board meeting. It was referred to a previously appointed committee. Teen Town's request for funds for purchase of recreational equipment was turned down. The board suggested the club raise the money themselves. The Lions will sponsor Little League Teen Town The board will back the figure skating school. Leo Bourassa and Mrs. E. Milne will be committee BINGO JACKPOT 16 GAMES LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) EVERY THURS-8 p.m. If your french fries are soggy, it probably isn't the cook's fault, the agriculture department in Prince Edward Island reports. The department says the sogginess can be overcome if processors use a potato with a higher specific gravity and is urging the province's farmers to consider texture of their potatoes before planting IN BAG Store sound ripe cantaloup in a plastic bag in the RAINBOW HALL N-TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd at 8 p.m. Iff Jackpot in 57 Nos.; 2nd Jackpot in 55 Free Cards-Cardi and Gomel, 25c per Card, 5 Cards SI .00 3 Garnet Door Prize No Children Under 16 Sponsored By A.U.U.C. TO ADDRESS MEETING Lola Lange, Alberta's sole commissioner on the roval commission study on the status of women is ex- pected to address a public meeting March 17 in Leth- bridge. The meeting is being sponsored by the South dis- trict of the Alberta Associa- tion of Registered Nurses. Mrs. Lange of Claresholm, will discuss the report and its effect upon Canadian women in the auditorium of the Gait School of Nursing residence at 8 p.m. All wo- men in the tity and district have been invited to take part. St. louis Furniture 118 5th Street S. lethbridge, Alto. Jordan! Rugs 315 6th Street S., Lethbridge, Alberta Beaver lumber Co. ltd 1701 3rd Ave. S. Lethbridge, Alia. Sof-Wok Carpers 1007 3rd Ave. S. Lethbridgt, Alto. Bird Building Supplies 113 13th St. N. Lethbridge, Alia. 1256 Lethbridge, Alta. United Farmers ef Alta. Co-op 3131 2nd Ave. N. Lethbridge, Alta. Revelstoke Building Materials Cor. 3rd Ave. 17th St. S. Phono 327-5777 Capitol Furniture Stare 326 5th St. S. Lethbridge, Alta. speuding every spare minute with her. Ace Building Supplies 433 24lh St. N. lethbridge, Alta. Southern Alberta Co-cm Association Ltd. SIMPSONS-SEARS At Last! A Laundry Detergent With No or Phosphates That REALLY DOES Your Clothes! Prked as low as our previous detergent 20-lb. box Housewarei That's less than 33c per pound Simpsons-Sears new laundry detergent contains no phosphates, no nitrates. What it does contain is a thoroughly researched and proven formula that will clean your clothes as well as most laundry detergents that have a phosphate base. There's an added bonus, too: Simpsons-Sears new detergent costs no more than our previous detergent. Try a box lodayl It's available only at Simpsons-Sears. TELESHOP 328-6611 STORE HOURS: 9 a.m. to daily; Thursday and Friday until 9 p.m.; Closed Wednesday at p.m. Centre Village-2nd Avenue and 13th St. N. Teleshop 328-6611. ;