Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday. March 7, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 21 Potential at highest I I Life after 65 is it worth it? Tenth of .Ten Articles By JACK GOURLAY Used wisely and well, the years after age 65 can truly lead us to a sounder, richer and fuller experience than it had been possible for us to know when we were stuck on the treadmill of the competitive world of business with the concomitant problems of rearing a family. Everyone reaching age 65 has a choice of either making his life a meaningful second career or relegating it to nothing more than a nostalgic postscript. The art of living is the cultivation of our potentials; a commitment to human values, and in the years beyond age 65, the art of living has the potential to reach its highest level. It is a different time of life. A time when there is no longer the need to compete or to excel over others in ability and performance. It is a time set aside for our own achievement and benefit. If you spend this time of life trying to avoid the discomforts of age, or in filling your life merely with pastimes and trivia, you will have missed a great opportunity, for the fruits of age are to be harvested only by those who recognize its challenges and persevere in meeting them. Ask yourself what it is you look forward to as you grow older. The opening of your mind to the prospects of age may decide whether you succeed or fail. If you face these years after 65 with confidence, great expectations and high hopes of achievement, then you can be in for a beautiful career in aging. There is no eartly reason why, after all these years of trial and error, ups and downs, achievement and failure, you cannot make active use of a lifetime of accumulated experience. Many older people would not.even consider trading the calm and serenity of age, with its broader views and reduced passions, for all the competitive turmoil and emotional turbulence of youth. The constant worries and tensions that accompanied the short- lived, half-forgotten crisis of earlier times vanish, and the rough edges of hard reality become smoothed by decades of experience. This is a time of life during which you can use your wisdom, character and mental facilities to obtain the many gratifications that are possible in later years. In the Middle Ages, Roger Bacon wrote that infection, ignorance and neglect are the chief causes of early old age. Though his indictment may be an oversimplification, there is some truth to his statement. Infection has been conquered. Ignorance and neglect, however, are still with us, but the day is coming closer when even they will be done away with, or at least brought under control. Knowledge of the processes of aging has accumulated to a degree that can benefit everyone who wishes to avail himself of it. And being forewarned of the possible hardships connected with aging is to be forearmed to cope with them wisely. And, looking at the positive factor, the anticipation of joys and pleasures in our later years will contribute toward making our expectations come true. So, we come down to the question: "Life after 65 is it worth The answer, of course, is an emphatic if, as we have suggested, resignation is replaced by dynamism, rest by activity, stagnation by ONE DAY FABRIC SALE Merchandise on sale Friday, March 8th only a.m. to quantities MIX OR MATCH Crimpknit 45" Jersey -68" wide Spring colors YARD and polka dot YARD WASHED-OUT Denim BURNATTIPOLYESTER AVRIL SOLID LINENS weight wide. rededication. After all, the acquired experience and serenity of old age give one the advantage of looking upon events from a distance, and the wisdom and maturity to distinguish the essential from the trivial. It is the intangible combination of all facets of maturing that will enable one to stay y.oung throughout old age, or which caused Voltaire, at age 68, to write: "One must continue to correct oneself even at 85.1 dislike old men who say: 'I'm in a 'Well, you old I want to say, 'Get out of it' For a large illustrated: booklet containing this series in expanded form, send to "Life After Use the reader coupon. LIFE AFTER U The Lethbridge Herald-) PO BoxG4 Teaneck. Jersey 07666 Enclosed is S------------- Send me: ___copies of AP Almanac YARD -45" wide -Washable YARD PLAIN Warp Knits LUSTRESET -Washable YARD wide colors YARD Jersey Chy. State Make In The GINGHAM Warp Knit 214 YARD ASSORTMENT Remnants 20% Off WeeWhimsv Sammy win be sent the original an for his quote Send your child's quotation to this paper THE BETTER HALF By Barnes ROMANCE Warp Knit TAFFETA Golden Mile Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Next week: Monday: Keep fit 10 a.m. Visit of children from Galbraith school 2 p.m. Tuesday: Singing 10 a.m. Dancing 2 p.m. Thursday: Afternoon of films sponsored by the public library and national film board at 2 p.m. Noteworthy: Members are asked to note that the final date for payment of tickets to the Disneyland tour is March 22. Dear Ann Landers: I just returned from a car trip. My father's younger brother died. He was only 53. His death was sudden and unexpected. My father went to pieces during the service and wept uncontrollably beside the casket. He had to be physically removed from the cemetery. Of course, he was deeply grieved, but what was really bothering him was guilt For years he kept saying he didn't have the time or money to go see his brother. Now, when it's too late, he found both the time and the money. I have never seen anyone so broken up as my father was at that funeral. Please, Ann, print this letter for the millions of people who think they can't spare the time or money to go see someone they love. Let them answer this question: If you received a phone call with some terrible news, you'd go, wouldn't you? Weil, why not go now. when you can enjoy one another? It's always later than you think Sad Daughter Dear Daughter: There's an old Yiddish expression, a promise to friends and relatives: "We will get together at simches." which IMPORTANT MEETING Sexuality Education Program MMttngfoMS-ltrw-okta YNCA. TfcmftrMtfch 7. 7 p.aj. ARMY. NAVY AND AIR FORCE VETERANS IN CANADA Letnbridga Unit No. 34 GENERAL MEETING Election of Officers for 1974 Nomination and election of delegates to Dominion Convention Monday. March p.m. Advance Poll Friday and Saturday, March Sand 9 Datwaan 11 KM) a.m. and p.m. Each Day ALL MEMBERS ARE URGED TO ATTEND means happy occasions. They know only too well that they will get together when tragedy strikes. Thank you for a provocative letter. Dear Ann Landers: I let my boyfriend move in with me because I thought I was pregnant and felt sure he would marry It turned out that I was not pregnant and he is still here, and I am still paying the rent, the phone bill, and buying the groceries. I work long hours at job I haven't the time or energy to go out during the week. I need every bit of strength to do the marketing, housework and laundry. On weekends I would enjoy an evening of diversion, if only a movie, but my boyfriend always has someplace to go that doesn't include me. He is hardly ever at home except to eat and sleep. Last week I got fed up and told him to get out. He broke down and cried. I couldn't stand it. What should I do. Ann? I'm sure he is cheating on me but I am afraid to be alone Miserable Mary Dear Mary: Get with it, kiddo. You ARE alone. I see no evidence whatever of companionship. That freeloader is getting room and board and laundry and you are getting used. Tell him he has 24 hours to clear out. If he cries, give him a box of paper towels and wish him luck. Every time I read a letter like yours I say to myself. "That poor dame knows what she ought to do. She just needs someone to tell her to do it." So. I'm telling you. Comparisons Eggs are the best protein value on the market Compare the costs per pound with other protein foods. There is little waste with eggs and they do not shrink when cooked. Calendars The Lethbridge Oldtime Dance Club will hold a dance at p.m. Saturday at Assumption School. The Country Couples Orchestra will be in attendance. There will be waltzes, two- steps and square dances. Light lunch and coffee served. Everyone welcome to attend. The Anne Campbell Singers will perform ir, Consort. Coronation and Three Hills this weekend. The bus will leave the civic centre at Friday and will return Sunday at p.m. Girls are reminded to bring a large unch and tartans and red jumper outfits. The Gymkhana Hilltoppers Club will hole: a general meeting at p.m. Friday in the gas company auditorium. -60" wide -Washable YARD -54" wide -washable YARD 45" PLAIN Polyester Crepe LACEY-LOOK Warp Knit -Washable YARD 77 wide YARD 45" Denim 'I'm surprised the other members of your bird- watcher's club still haven't become suspicious." IODE women name executive and Plain YARD PRINTED Crimp Knit wide YARD -36" wide -Washable YARD MIX AND MATCH Crimpknit wide -Washable YARD [44 The Sir Alexander Gait Chapter of the IODE have re elected Mrs. S. W. Hooper as regent for her second term of office. Honorary regent is Mrs. Fairfield Home. Elected first vice regent was Mrs. Colin Darcel; Mrs. W. D. Hay, second vice- regent; Mrs. W. A. Nelson, secretary and Mrs. B. G. Barrow, treasurer. Councillors are Mrs. G. A. Marshall. Mrs. W. D. Hay and Mrs. J. H. T. McLean. The Sir Alexander Gait Chapter services branch carried out services valued at in sewn articles of clothing and toys. A complete layette was sent to an expectant mother in the Northwest Territories and book distribution to senior citizen homes was carried out. POLYESTER COTTON Chambray Look 100% POLYESTER Rachel Knits and Match wide YARD Dry wide. YARD POLYESTER PRINTED Warp Knits YARN DYED POLYESTER Single Knits wide YARD wide YARD .Polyeater Cotton Children's Prints wide YARD MRS. S.W. HOOPER POLY-AVRIL Printed Linos wide YARD PRINTED AND PLAIN City rotarians lead by Higgins Polyester Crepe wide. YARD wide. YARD Sportswear D. J. Higgins succeeds Rae Pepper as president of the Lethbridge Rotary Club. A. H. Wiggins is the new vice president and J. E. Martin continues as secretary. Other directors elected this week are Reed Ainscoogh. Roy Montgomery, Ron Butcher. Peter Giduk and Robert Willis. POLYESTER Seersucker Knit MIX AND MATCH Heather Eyelet wide YARD YARD Warp Knits POLYESTER wide YARD Bodysuit Knits 922 wide YARD FLAT FOLD Printed Jersey I Percale Prints wide YARD 1 wide YARDS Zellers County Fair Locatad in Zeflera Shopping Centre on Mayer Magrath Drive. Open Daily to fcOO p-m. Thureoay and Friday 930 ajn. to pm Telephone 32t-ai7l.