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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE YAK YAK ROOM Mr. ond Mrs. David Owen table is made from an old-fashioned sewing machine, silting an chairs made from old metal tractor seals. The Mr. and Mrs. Qwerfs hobby: furnishing a yak yak room thai feeling which makes your heart beat fusler. By MARGARET LUCKHURST Staff Writer The yak yak department of Mr. and Mrs. David Owen's house is filled with interesting objects which they have either made themselves or refurbish- ed. Located in their basement, the yak yak room contains many articles which are defi- nitely conversation pieces. Mrs. Owen believes in mak- ing use of routine household items which normally are thrown away when their useful- ness is over. Egg cartons are fashioned into lamp shades, candle holders are made out o' a variety of bottles, and a fra- gile "beaded" curtain is ac- I u a 11 y uncooked macaroni strung together. Both Mr. and Mrs. Owen like scouring the countryside for ar- ticles which have been discard- ed. They have picked up sev- eral horse names, painted them and made them into picture frames. A pair of old plow seals with discs on the bottom make comfortable chairs beside an antique pedal sewing machine which serves as a table or desk. Mr. Owen, who works at the Research Station, has brought home thousands of tiny soil sample bottles which his wife has used lo create a large, in- tricate sculpture. Sinser ...and don't miss a single day's sewing! (T; We will: Lubricate machine (2) Adjust balance tensions (3) Adjust fabric handling mechanism (4) De-lint threading mechanism Adjust belt tension (6) Inspect.wiring (7) Inspect and lubricate motor And we'll do it all for just (parts not included) CALL YOUR NEAREST SINGER CENTER TODAY. ofSlngei Company of Canada Lid. Mrs. Owen explained tha their interest in restoring earl Canadian artifacts and puttin household articles to use is a nteresting hobby which will serve them well i heir retirement years. Before her marriage Owen had been a missionar: She served in China from 193 until Ihe mission was forced t close in 1SW9 due to Communis ;ake-over. She speaks Cliines fluently and says she unde stands tile Chinese culture an way of life. "We led very bus lives there, "for there is muc [or missionaries to do, I wa sorry to have to leave, but nad no she said After leading such a full lifi Mrs. Owen found it difficult I return to Canadian "compla ceney." But her interest handicrafts which she snsie 'ith her husband indicates tha here are many ways to kee )usyT and many ways to pu routine house hold items it 'ood ajid attractive work. FORUM ABOUT MATURE WOMEN Thunctoy, Monti 2, 1972 THE IE1HBR1DGE HERALD lear Margaret Brookfield: When my daughter died In a ragic auto accident last year, er husband married again al- nost immediately because he elt his 3-year-old son needed a mother. His second wife is at- ractive looking, but I can't ay anything else good about er. I think she's doing a mis- erable job of raising the child. My son-in-law doesn't know IBW much she neglects that Is there some way my husband and I could legally ake him home and raise him ourselves? I'm sure we could [o a much better job of it. R, S., Cincinnati, Ohio Dear R. S.: Grandparents may be blood but generally have ew legal rights as far as their grandchildren are concerned. If hey try to take a child from us parents, in some states this can be considered kidnapping. they try to get custody hrough the courts, they may lave to convince the judge that he child is actually being "ne- or that his parents are as defined by stale aw. In other words, the court von't generally take a child "rom his natural parent, unless the law is being violated in some way. Why don't you dis- cuss these, matters with a law- yer, before deciding on any course of action. Dear Margaret Brookfield: I've just had my birth- day and feel at least 100 years old. I've raised five children, Lhree of whom are still teen- agers, but my own interests and desires have fallen by the wayside. I've never done any- thing for myself, only lor oth- ers in the family. Now I'm fat and dumpy. I never even learned to drive a car, and where I live there aren't that many places to walk to. My mother who's 70, has kept a fresh, young outlook on life and can rim circles around me any day. How can I find enough inner inspiration to make my- self over? C. E., Cold Springs, N.Y. Dear C. E.: When you wrote that letter, you took your first step. Now you're ready for Ihe second, which is to concentrate on your- self rather than on for a while. Why not begin by seeing where you stand physi- cally? Phone your doctor. Get a checkup. Ask him to suggest a diet- Follow it even if it hurts. (And don't expect miracles; los- ing weight takes time and pa- Also pay a visit to the beauty parlor. Have your hair done; get a manicure. Read up on good grooming generally. If there's a driving schol nearby, sign up for some lessons. If there isn't, hire a competent neighbor as your instructor. being a person in your own right. And get out of your mother's shadow. Young get remedial help for learning disabilities EDMONTON (CP) The University of Alberta has opened a clinic for children with .earning disabilities. The learning and development clinic, which opened at the be- jinning of January, will serve about 10 children each month on a referral basis from the public and separate school boards in :he city. Children referred to the clinic primarily are those having diffi- :ulty in some aspect of learn- ing, said Dr. J. P. Das, director of (he centre. At the centre, each child Is given a battery of tests, includ- 'ng the standard intelligence :ests and specific tests of var- ious facets of mental function- ing, he said. Purpose of the clinic is not so much diagnosis as remedial, Dr. Das said. The staff works out a program for the individual that aims at improving his men- ial capacities. This might mean a program aimed at improving his memory or his attention span rather THOMAS ORGANS SPINETS. From PRUEGGER'S 530 5lh St. f, 327-7524 than a program merely to teach him spelling or arithmetic. Operated hy the university's centre for the study of mental retardation, the clinic offers an opportunity to apply new pro- grams in a practical way. Until now, the centre has been primarily engaged in research, the doctor said. "This offers the Ideal situa- tion of providing practical appli- cation and research both in one centre." BROUGHT IN PETS Importers brought pet turtles into Britain in 1070. 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