Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wtdnetdoy, ScptomW 30, 1972 THf LETHMIDGE HERALD _ 28 Ann Landers DEAR ANN LANDERS: This is for the 38-year-old mother who confessed that she felt a slight Iu8 attraction for her daughter's 18-year-old boyfriend: No, you're not nuls, honey. Furthermore, I'll bet millions of women who read that column identified with you but they wouldn't dare admit it, not even to themselves. Our four daughters were teenagers at the same time. I had small crushes on several of the boys who came to the house and it was harmless fun. Let's face it, a woman's ro- mantic fantasies are stronger than a man's and they last longer. By the time a husband approaches his late 30's, the fire has died down and married sex is prelty routine. What could be more natural than a mother reliving the excitement of young love through her daughter? I say enjoy your secret thoughts and have a good laugh at yourself. Of course it's ridiculous, but there is no harm so long as you are the only one who is laughing, Me, Too, In Anchorage Dear Anc: The trick is to know it's ridiculous and to keep it funny. This is not so easy to do if the young boys sense you find them attractive, Mrs. Robinson. The REAL danger lies in the possibility that a perceptive daughter might get the idea you are competing with her. A well-balanced-, middle- aged woman should be involved in living her own life. There is something quite sad about a mother who is reduced to seeking vicarious thrills by fantasizing about her daughter's boy- friends. DEAR ANN LANDERS: I am writing about B problem that I'm sure perplexes many parents, yet I don't remember ever seeing it in your column. What should a parent do if his child (junior high age) tells him that a friend is planning to run away or is smoking pot Our 14-year-old daughter often hears such confessions and in turn she tells me. I am not concerned about her becoming involved or being led astray, but I do wonder about my obligation to the parents of these children. Many of them are virtual strangers to me. I do not see them socially or anywhere else. I am not a meddler and I don't want to put my child in the position of being a stool pigeon. -Yet it seems to me these kids are looking for help or they wouldn't be confiding in my daughter. Should I talk to the teachers or the counsellors or to the parents? I feel an obligation to do something but I don't know what to do or how far to go. Please consult your panel o experts and use your own experience to counsel me. Know Too Much DEAR TOO MUCH: A parent who violates his child's confidence destroys something precious. Don't do it. You 'could however, suggest to your daughter that she encourage he friends to talk to you if they are unable to communicate with their own parents. You then could attempt to give them in formation and set them straight. It would be wonderful, o course, if you could obtain permission from these children tc ask their parents to consider counselling. This, of course, wha Is needed. CAKE MIX DUNCAN MINES..................ASSORTED BULIY FOR DIANNE Seventeen-year-old Dianne Lucas is the only female steer-riding rodeo performer in Australia's slate of Western Australia. She looks as if she's going to slick it out, but beast looks bored. STRAWBERRY JAM -69 Super shopper ROMEO, Mich. (AP) To save time when she goes gro- cery shopping, Mrs. John Koss of Almont makes up a pages long. But then, Mrs, Koss does this only once a year. The Lapeer County housewife, who also attends college and teaches piano, snowed up at a supermarket in this Macomb County community recently with her husband; their two children, Tarry, 10, and Michael, 13, and two cars to lug home the worth of groceries they bought. Mrs. Koss divided up the 13- page shopping list among the family members. When they were finished, the cashier had punched out a 15-foot-long tape on the cash register and shoved across enough groceries to fill 56 paper bags and 14 shopping carts. Mrs. Koss has been buying groceries in gross quantities ever since she decided to start college three years ago. The only items she buys on a week- ly basis are meat, produce, bread, milk and eggs. The milk, eggs and bread are de- livered and several months ago her husband purchased a steer and had it butchered. Included on Mrs. Koss's list were 36 packages of toilet paper, six quart-sized contain- ers of bubble bath, 10 rolls of paper towels, 42 large cans of soup, 30 boxes of pizza mix, 20 pounds of sugar, 30 pounds of butler, 30 frozen TV dinners, 20 frozen pot pies and 24 large bottles of catsup. ANGEL FOOD VINEGAR NESTLES OUIK TIDE LITTLE DIPPER INSTANT SIMPSONS-SEARS days Corningware Twin Set Famous eookware consists of one 48 oz. and ono 56 oz. Saucepan with covers. 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