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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LE1N8RIDGE HERALD March 10, 1973 family life h> MAUREEN JAM1ESON A GOOD hat bath was the land of thing I took for granted before I married and went to live in Britain. With no one lo initiate me into tlie ryfsteries of the uni- que BrilLsii hot water sys- tem, I lived a life of luke- baths. I knew that in theory, the living room coal fire heated a tank of water hiding in tho wall behind it, but in otir house, theory and reality were poles apart. On my return to Canada, the first thing I did was head for the nearest available lull. I spent the whole afternoon in blissful ccstacy. sub- merged in steaming hot vvn- tcr. Baths not the quick, util- ity daily dunk, but the occa- sional long, leisurely soak have become a few of nvy fa- vorite things. So last when my hus- bruid took off for a maetiivj, 1 decided to indulge myself. I tucked the younger ones Lxxl, gathered up a and a cup of raisins, and beaded for Ihe bathroom. After barricading myself in, f sank down into the love- ly hot water and started on my new whodunit. A frantic (humping on the deer scon interrupted me. Son Four, apparently had to go and right away. _ I got nut of the tub to let him in. then locked the door behind him, Five minutes later, Son Three had one of his known nosebleeds. Callously, I told him where to find the paper hankies and tried to concen- trate on my nook. But I couldn't stand the sus- pense. Finally I had to get out and see he'd been bleeding on the new pale green carpet in his bedroom. Sure enough he had. 1 filled a bowl with cold water and salt, cleaned off the carpet, checked to see my son was alright, (uxi headed back lo I ha bath. Half an hour passed before Youngest uaugnter woke up crying. She had a sliver in her toe. Carefully hanging on lo my self-control with both hawis, I yelled through the locked door that nobody can get a sliver from lying in bed at 10 o'clock at night. Pattetic lillle sniffles and laceups finally drove me out to prove my point. Strangely enough, she did have a sliver. I went ahead and removed it, then slipped her a dish of ice cream as a .sop to my guilly conscience before returning to the tub. When tlie telephone rang, 1 decided to ignore it, unaware that Younger Daughter was still awake. Ever-helpful, she out to answer it and came back with the glad tid- iisgs that the call was for me. I emerged once more to tackle the phone. After the cell was finished, I very care- luliy took the receiver off the hcok and headed back to batli and hcak. The raisins were almost finished, the second murder had just been committed and I was on the verge of figur- ing out the killer when my Willyum came home. Breezing through the bath- room door, wliich I had ap- parently forgotlen to lock af- ter last episode, he bent t'own and planted a hearty buss on the top of my un- responsive head. "Glad lo see you've had a rice long he grinned. "Now how about hopping put and ironing my yellow shirt. I need it for the morning. Defeated, I reached over lo let.the water out. Seems to me that when you hit a losing streak, there's just no way on this earth you can fight it. THE BETTER HALF By Bob Barnes "I suppose you too busy avoiding collisions to notice the throngs of pedestrians marveling at that last YM plans course for householder Don't leave it to George! is'the points to look for when he new course offered by tbe choosing furniture, dealing 'amity YMCA to brig help, 1 with various types of mater- aid and assistance to the liar- hoviseholcler. The 10 week course wij. be ials, advantages of foam and springs, and general intor- luation on style. held in the Family Y building A session on door coverings rom to each! nil! conducted by Henry Monday, commencing March j Senneker, with emphasis on 9_ 1 the many varieties of rug, in- Sherryl DeCoste, program di-1 chiding shag; also design, col- rector, soys the course is de- j or and wearabilily. signed to'help with home de-1 Purchasing and repairing ap- sign. planning and improve-' pliances in the home will be ment. j the topics covered by Chris "We're attempting this on a! Switzer and Cliarlie Young, trial she said, "aid if it They will discuss vari works put, there will probably e similar programs later on. "Kor tiie upcoming sessions, we are hoping that 75 to 100 people will turn out. The points involved in buying re- frigerators, washers, dryers, (lie installation of air condi- tioners and how to suit 'a pur- chase to the needs of the in- structors are all capable and dividual family, qualified in (heir fields, and are The repair section will cover giving their time on a volun-lsuch important details as fix- leer basis." ing a short in the toaster, re- According lo Miss DeCosle, wiring electrical cording and the program will bo loosely! general home maintenance, slruclured in order that those] Gardening will he included attending may bring in home i in the course, with Dave Gra- projects and receive direct help j ham advising on household in solving problems. i plants, their care and upkeep. The first segment of the i and bedding course mil be on basic interior j win