New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 26, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung g Friday, December 26,1997 □ 3A
I in-laws are silent victims of divorce
DEAR ABBY: I just hung up after calling our former son-in-law to wish him happiness and good hick on his wedding day tomorrow. Oh, how it hurts! We love him, and have loved him, since he came into our filmily almost 30 years ago. Our daughter has never wanted us to hate him. She doesn’t. They had a friendly divorce (sometimes the hardest kind to understand), so we were not betraying her by calling him.
Abby, I just wanted to write to you to put in a good word for loving inlaws. I know that children are the victims of divorce, and dial they must learn to accept the decisions of their parents. But on the other hand, we, as parents, must accept the decisions of our children, and silently mourn die loss of someone we love and years of family memories. We, too, are victims. Thank you for listening
—HEALING TOO SLOWLY IN ILLINOIS
DEAR HEALING: Yon appear to be a caring and sensitive woman. Perhaps it will speed your healing to keep uppermost in mind that neither your daughter nor yoar former son-in-law seems to regret the decision to go their separate ways.
I am reminded of the famous line from Reinhold Niebuhr's “The Serenity Prayer”: “God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.”
DEAR ABBY: I give private muse lessons in my home. Most of my students are children who come with their parents and other siblings. Increasingly, I am finding these people’s manners to be appalling.
The children are allowed to explore every part of my home while their parents sit and do nothing. I end up having to interrupt the lessons while I
find “Junior,” usually in some private part of my home. I’ve even had parents disappear into my kitchen, and I can hear them in my cupboards and refrigerate!
Even though I don’t have the most expensive furniture, I do not want shoes on my couch or open drinks on my table. Not even my yard, flowers, wind chimes or birdbath is safe from these invaders. Having a private lesson — music, art or whatever — should be considered a privilege and an honor. It is certainly preferable to a noisy music store or art studio. Maybe if a few people read this, they will wake up and realize that their actions do matter.
— MUSIC TEACHER, WASHINGTON STA TE
DEAR MUSIC TEACHER: When you are conducting lessons,
your home b your office. It b up to you to set boundaries. The parts of your home you wish to keep private should be closed off. Post signs reminding visitors to refrain from touching, not entering, etc. Provide a comfortable seating area with reading material and/or toys for the siblings —and stick to your guns.
DEAR ABBY: My mother and father divorced about IO years ago, after almost 30 years of marriage.
The divorce was nasty and painful for everyone involved. There are still unresolved issues and bad feelings.
My mother and my father’s mother were very close until the divorce. After that, my mother no longer felt she belonged in the family. They have sent each other occasional birthday cards and have seen each
other about three times over the last IO years.
My paternal grandmother is now in her late 80s, and although she is still in fairly good health, one never knows when her time will come. My question: Should my mother attend the funeral even though my father will be there with his girlfriend?
-STUCK IN THE MIDDLE IN NORTH CAROLINA
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By GEORGE TIBBITS
AP Business Writer
It’s been 11 years since Christmas last fell on a Thursday, and back then nearly half of die nation’s employers made the next day a paid holiday.
Not this year — today is business as usual for most workers.
“Business is business,” says Frank Messina, owner of a Philadelphia home appliance store. “It can’t be any different just because it’s the day after Christmas. Appliances need to get fixed.”
A new survey found 36 percent of employers made today a paid holiday. That’s down from 46 percent in 1986, when Christmas last fell on a Thursday, according to the Bureau of National Affairs, a Washington research group.
And just IO percent will have a paid day oft fan. 2, compared with 22
Timing is everything — ‘Seinfeld’ to end this spring
NEW YORK (AP) — The master of his domain is calling it quits.
“Seinfeld,” the most defining and popular comedy of the decade, will halt production this spring after its ninth season. NBC early today confirmed the decision made by Jerry Seinfeld, the comedy’s star and creator.
The announcement blows a gaping hole in NBC’s Thursday night lineup, by br the moat popular in television. "Seinfeld” has won IO Emmys.
Seinfeld’s decision made for a blue Christmas at the network, even if the announcement wasn’t entirely unexpected. Last spring, following a contract dispute between cast members and NBC, the comedian said he would decide around the end of the year whether to continue.
He made good on his promise — and that’s bad for “Seinfeld” fans.
“I wanted to end the show on the same kind of peak we’ve been doing it on for years,” Seinfeld said today in The New York Times. ”1 wanted the end to be from a point of strength. I wanted the end to be graceful.”
percent 11 years ago.
Nearly every employer grants Christmas and New Year’s Day off, with pay, but few U.S. companies feel the need to close shop on Dec. 26. Many other nations take off the day after Christmas, called Boxing Day in Britain and its former possessions, and St. Stephen's Day in several European countries.
When business is good and unemployment is low, employers can’t afford to take a break, said Sanford Jacoby, who teaches industrial relations at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Retailers are hoping for a big weekend. Microsoft booted up today after two days off, but Intel, which makes the chips Microsoft’s programs run on, powers down for the long weekend.
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DEAR STUCK: Bearing in mind that your grandmother may have many good years ahead of her, the decision is entirely your mother's. If she feds like attending the funeral and paying her respects (when the time comes), there's no reason why she shouldn't CONFIDENTIAL TO MY READERS: Have a joyous Kwanzaa.
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