New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 27, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Dear AbbyDead wife’s memory haunts romanceNEW BRAUNFELS HERALD-ZEITUNG
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Abby is on a two-week vacation. Following is a selection of some of her favorite past letters.)
DEAR ABBY: I met a very attractive. eligible widower last winter, and we've been keeping steady company since.
My only complaint is the way he keeps talking all the time about Mildred, his deceased wife. I never talk about my deceased husband. Outside of that, he is a decent man, and we get along just fine.
He has asked to marry me, but this is the way he proposed to me: “How would you I ike to take Mildred’s place?"
DEAR UNDECIDED: If he has a sense of humor, tell him that since Mildred is in the cemetery, you don’t want to take her place. But if he w ants a new life and a new wife, you’ll consider it — providing he quits talking about Mildred.
DEAR ABBY: Our 24-year-old son is engaged to a beautiful but spoiled 21-year-old girl. She has broken two
engagements (one after the wedding invitations were mailed), and now' she has asked our son for more time to “think things over.” Meanwhile, the invitations are supposed to go out next Monday.
We have counseled with our minister, and he is all for letting her “think it over,” but our son is trying to talk her into going through with the wedding on the scheduled date.
Her parents are no help at all and are pushing for the wedding as planned because they would like to get this spoiled, flighty girl married and out of the house. Also, they are very’ fond of our son.
What should we do?
DEAR DILEMMA: I agree with your minister. I would give the bride all the time she needs to think it over. There are worse things than a late wedding. And one of them is an early divorce.
DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law’s behavior is sometimes very puzzling to me. She will bake (or buy) some sort of pastry or dessert to take with her when invited to a get-together for a special occasion. (Birthday,
anniversary, housewarming, etc.)
When the get-together is over, she always goes to the kitchen and packs up whatever is left over from her “offering” and takes it home with her. Trying to get her to leave even a portion of it is like pulling teeth!
I’m embarrassed when she does this in front of my family, or even her own children. My husband and I feel that whatever she brings to the home of another is a gift, and she has no right to take home even a part of it.
CONFUSED IN MARIPOSA, CALIF. DEAR CONFUSED: The leftovers should be left — unless, of course, the host or hostess insists that the donor take them home. And by the way, when one takes a “goody” to the home of another, it would be very thoughtful to bring it on a paper plate, a box, or some other type of disposable container that need not be returned.
People are eating them up! For Abby’s favorite recipes, send a long, business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $3.95 ($4.50 in Canada) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, 111. 61054. (Postage is included.)
By Stella Wilder
Born today, you are, above all. a generous individual, and you are always driven to care for those around you Perceptive and outspoken, you see things in the world as they are. and you never hide from the facts no matter how bleak they may be Tradition and heritage are of great importance to you. and you are not the kind to turn your back on your own family or close your eyes to your family history: indeed. you live to carry on long-term traditions You are a hard and dedicated worker in any chosen arena You are a warm friend and a close, trustworthy companion You are willing to uke on all manner of burdens for those in need even without being asked to do so There is a streak of mischief just beneath the surface and you have been known to indulge in a practical joke or two in your time Alto born on this date are: Lyndon B. Johnaon. U.S. preeident; Theodore Dreiaer, novelist: Sam Goldwyn, producer.
To see what is in store for you tomorrow find your birthday and read the corresponding paragraph Let vour birthdav star be vour dailv guide WEDNESDAY. AUG 28
VIRGO (Alg. t J-Sept. 22) - Argument today is sure to lead only to more argument. Share ideas calmly; be willing to compromise LIBRA (Sept. 2S-Oct. 22) - Harmony depends upon teamwork today
— though you may find yourself in a position to call the shots. Use all resources
SCORPIO (Oct. 2J-Nov. 21) -You’ll have to assume more responsibility than expected today — but your performances will impress the powers that be
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
— Your ability to anticipate events before they transpire will serve you — and others - well throughout the dav
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -You can add the finishing touches to a long-term project today, just in time to turn to vet another ‘•big" task AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) -Self-awareness may abandon you at an awkward time during the day Never fear. you'll be back on track by davsend PISCES (Feb. 19-Marcb 20) - This is a good day to explore new options in the romance department — though you must be honest with all concerned ARIES (March 21-Apri) 19) — You'll find yourself in a difficult posi
tion in which the best way out is to bend the rules just a bit. Grin and bear it!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -Don’t let your emotions get the best of you The time will come, later on. in which you must batten down the hatches
GEMINI (May 21-Jane 20) - The
returns you’re expecting from a new relationship may not be reasonable or realistic - at this time.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) - Your tendency today will be to approach all difficult situations from a worst-case point of view. Don't be so extreme.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) - Controversy is assured today if you continue to promote ideas that you know to be highly unorthodox
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