Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thunday, October 14, 1971 THE IETHBRIDCE HERALD 21 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: Your answer to the mother who was horrified when she caught her young daughter and her cousin "playing doctor's" was good- But it wasn't strong enough. Please re-emphasize that curiosity among the young is normal. Something similar happened to me when I was not quite 12. 1 was very naive and thought it would be fun to "play doctor" with a boy who was 13. My parents discovered us ami gave me such hell you can't imagine what it did to me. We were devout Catholics and they drummed it into my head that I was a vile creature that God hated me, that I was doomed, etc. For months, I had nightmares that I 'had died in my sleep because I wasn't fit to live. For years I felt guilty and feared every normal urge. the very thought of kissing a boy made me sick. I longed for male attention but I was terrified that I might do some- tiling if I were alone with a boy. My erotic daydreams were always about violent and forbidden sex. K took years of professional help and thousands of dol lars to get myself straightened around. Please, Ann, print this letter and urge parents to understand that the sex drive is normal and natural and that young children who are made to feel guilty about normal instincts can be scarred for life. I Made It. Hello Lucky. Here's your letter. Thanks for providing the re-emphasis. DEAR ANN LANDERS: You are a sensible woman who sees through things that are unreal and done for effect. Please give me your opinion of the following. Tile man whose funeral 1 attended yesterday was 74 years old. He lived a full life, enjoyed a lovely family, financial success, and had a great many friends. He was sick for four months and everyone kew his illness was terminal. The church was packed. There were three clergymen at the altar. The widow practically had to be carried in by her brother and She was wearing black from head to foot (even black Her hat was brand new and very stylish, which meant she had shopped for it recently. I'm sure the sermon was good but I can't say I heard it because the widow was sobbing so loud no one could hear. When the pallbearers started to carry the casket out she threw herself across it and had to be carried out. My question is this: The man's death was not sudden. The widow had plenty of time to prepare for it. Why the performance? She actually mined the funeral. Please com- ment in the paper, Two DEAR PEW: Some people are in better control of their emotions than others. The notion that a person can "pre- pare" for the death of a loved one is not always correct. The final parting, even though expected, can be painful and unbelievably difficult. Your implication that the widow was putting on an act is unkind and unjust. Who of us can look inside the heads and hearts of others? 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There will be a door prize draw, and everyone is invited Southmuister Junior Girls' Choir, under the direction of Anne Campbell, will present the operetta Puddin' Head The ?irst, Saturday and Sunday, Oct' 23 and 24, at the Yates Memorial Centre. Tickets avail- able at Leister's, or from any member of the junior choir. The Ladies Auxiliary to F.O.E No. 2100, will meet Thursday, at 8 p.m. in the Eagles' Hall. IOVQ is. trimming bis beard but not too much. BINGO Scandinavian Hall Fri., Oct. 15th 229 12th St. "C" N. Starli at p.m. Doors Open at p.m. 5 Cards for COLD CARDS PAY DOUBLE EACH 4th, 8th and 12th Camel in 7 Numbers WORTH in 56 Number! Proceeds to United Appeal Sorry No One Under 16 Years of Age Allowed A Calendar Of Local happenings Hostesses will Margaret cryone is welcome to attend. Hewlett, Anne Gorda, Helen Scroggie, Evelyn Groves, Ma- rie Zamb a 1 d i, Emma Sailer, and Joyce Romses. 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