New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of burglary Tuesday at 9 p.m. in the 2000 block of Spur Street. Video tapes, compact discs, jewelry, a television, stereo and personal items were stolen. A 16-year-old New Braunfels male was arrested in the case. Police said he was arrested by a canine officer.
■ New Braunfels Police investigated a report of burglary Monday between 6:20 and 7 p.m. in the 1300 block of Scenic Run. A 32-year-old New Braunfels man reported someone stole a fiber glass ladder valued at $75.
■ New Braunfels Police arrested a 23-year-old New Braunfels man Monday at 12:50 a.ip. in the 1200 block of South Seguin Avenue on a warrant for no insurance.
■ A 37-year-old man reported someone cut the tires of his 1974 Ford van causing $150 damage while the vehicle was parked in the 600 block of Business 35 North on Monday.
■ A business reported someone damaged two windows with a shotgun, causing $300 damage, during an incident occurring during the past weekend in the I IOO block of Bartels Street.
■ Police reported a building in the 2000 block of Loop 337 was broken into and three competition air rifles, one high security padlock,and miscellaneous items, valued at $2,600, were stolen. Police arrested two juveniles and a 19-year-old man and recovered the property.
Aches of older parents were big worries for little child
DEAR READERS: On Oct 15,1 asked those of you who were the children of “older parents” to write me about how it affected yob, in order to help a couple in their 40s deckle whether or not to start a family. I was unprepared for the avalanche of letters I received passionately arguing both sides of the issue. Some of the loving tributes brought tears to my eyes.
The letters ran about 4-to-l in favor of starting a family. However, today we’ll hear from those who voted “no.” Read on:
DEAR ABBY: While I love my parents very much and thank God for them daily, having aging parents was hard on me emotionally. I remember praying to God when I was only 4 years old that he would allow my parents to live until I grew up. I worried they wouldn’t live to see me through elementary school. Every
ache and pain weighed heavily on my heart. Of course, having older parents was not all bad — I learned to be very independent at a young age, because I was preparing to carry on alone.
My advice to the couple considering having children: If you are in good health and are well prepared to be around for the next 40
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to 50 years, by all means have children. Just keep in mind that they’ll be counting on you to be around, so take care of your health.
Another suggestion: If you're hesitant about having children, why not share your love and life by adopting older children who need loving homes? That way, you won’t be the oldest parents at PT A meetings.
— CALIFORNIA READER
READER: Your letter touched on several points that were echoed by many readers. Read on:
DEAR ABBY: I hope the 40-somethings who are considering becoming parents will consider my advice: PLEASE DON’T!
You might be fooling yourselves about how young and fit you are. When your child is an infant, maybe
Tho Wurstfest Association made a generous donation of $4,500 to the United Way of Comal County. Suzanne HerbeUn, executive director of the Wurstfest, and vice president Ron DeStefano presented the check to United Way President Sheryl Bremer.
you won’t look like his grandparents. But trust me, the age difference will show up before long.
Have you ever taken care of an infant long enough to discover how exhausting infant care can be? Will you have the stamina to stay up all night with a sick child and still go to work in the morning? When you’re in your 60s and your child is a teen-ager, will you snap back after being up all night wondering where that child is? Or worse, because you DO know — thanks to a cop who called to say your kid has been arrested? Don’t think it won’t happen.
No matter how healthy you feel, the actuarial tables are not on your 'side. If you feel the need to have children in your life, I recommend you take in foster children.
— NO NAME PLEASE.
DEAR ABBY: My mother was 45
and my dad was 51 when I was born. Dad died when I was 16, leaving me to care for my mother, who was 62. I basically had no parents, and my youth was stolen by responsibility.
If those people want children in their lives, please tell them to be a Big Brother or Sister, or adopt an older child. There are too many unwanted and neglected children out there already.
I grew up with parents who were too old and too tired all the time. I grew up in funeral homes because my dad was the youngest of 12, and the aunts and uncles were dropping like flies. Believe me, it’s no life for a kid. Sign me ... THE ACCIDENT
Tomorrow we’ll hear from those readers who spoke for the majority — and urged the hesitant couple in their 40s to “go for it!’’ Stay tuned.
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The New Braunfels Jaycees’ Toys for Tots campaign has extended its deadline until Friday for donations.
Toys, new and used, can be brought to several area organizations for drop-off until Friday, including World Car Motors, Advantage Rent-A-Car , Librados, Century 21, Prodigy Day Care, Farmers Insurance (Hwy. 81 and Walnut) and the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
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In its 14fh year," Thy$ fbr Tots provides food to more than 125 families and toys for 300 to 350 children.
The families are selected through the Community Service Center, 132 Cadded Lane.
Anyone, including youth groups wanting to earn community service hours, can help wrap the presents Saturday at World Car Motors on San Antonio Street.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own wrapping paper, tape and scissors to help hasten the process.
Volunteers — and pick-up trucks — also are needed to Help1 deliver gifts to families Sunday. Anyone with questions can call 980-8091.
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