New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 2, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Comal (burden Club will meet Jan. IO ai 9:15 a.m. in the home of Ann Kuchlcr, 566 Kcrlick Lane. The program, “Perennials,” is by Shirlcc Bourne, Texas Certified Nursery Professional.
Comal County Genealogy Society
will meet Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. in the meet- * ing room of the Diitlingcr Memorial Library. April Goldsmith will speak on the new plans for Downtown New Braunfels. All visitors arc welcome.
New Braunfels Hermann Sons Lodge No. 21 will meet Jan. 6 at 3 p.m. at the lodge hall. Meat will be furnished and members are asked to bring a covered dish.
American Legion Comal Post 179
will meet jail. 3 at 4120 W. Coll. The executive committee meets at 7 p.m. and the regular meeting begins at 8 p.m. Unit 179 Auxiliary meets at 7:30 p.m.
New Braunfels Newcomers Club
will celebrate the new year with a covered dish Mexican dinner Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 142 Comal. Following dinner, there will be a short business meeting and bingo. All members are urged to attend and bring a guest. There will be no other meetings or activities until the regular business and program meeting Feb. 5.
The Comal Springs Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century, will meet Jan. 8 at 9:30 a.m. at Victoria Bank and Trust on North Walnut Avenue. Delegates will be elected to the 53rd Texas Annual Conference, March 6-8, in Dallas. The chapter now has 21 members and plans for chartering will be made.
Great Books will meet at 2 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Ditilinger Memorial Library to discuss “In a Post Culture” by George Steiner.
Aerie and Auxiliary officers of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2999
will have a joint meeting Jan. 7 at 6
Captain James Jack Chapter of National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Jan. 7 at 9:30 a m. in Victoria Bank and Trust, Snyder Room, 1000 N. Walnut. The program will be a business meeting for members only. Hostesses will be Shirley Bryant and Martha Hammond.
There will be no meeting of the Comal County Genealogy Society on the first Tuesday of the New Year (New Year’s Day). The society will meet Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Ditilinger Memorial Library on Magazine Avenue. All meetings arc open to the public and guests are welcome.
Cub Scout Pack 320, Canyon Lake, is off to a great start this year with 35 boys and their parents participating in the program. On Jan. 26, boys will race in die Pinewood Derby — boys will race in cars they make; Feb. 28, Annual Blue and Gold Banquet for Scouts and their families. The Cub Scout program is for boys in grades I through 5. Boy Scouts is for grades 6 and above. Anyone interested in joining may call Jim Clifton at 935-4409 or Peggy Dubuque at 899-3223. For information about Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts, call Bill Phillips at 935-4365.
National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 666,
invites federal retirees, federal spouses and federal workeis with 5 years of vested services to join NARFE. For more information, call 625-4170.
Overeaters Anonymous meets Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. al McKenna Memorial Hospital. For more information, call 625-2127 or 629-1645.The mind's eye
New Year’s ‘Absolutions’ gaining popularity
By FAITH RAY, M S.
Charter Real Outreach
Most people choose this time of year lo make promises to themselves in the form of New Year’s Resolutions. Whether it be lo lose weight, stop smoking, go to church, or spend more time with family, most resolutions seem to center on what we need to correct in our lives. This can often be a sct-up for failure, in that most resolutions are broken within the first two weeks!
Now, while positive change is
admirable, what if this year you were to conic at it from a different angle? Instead of deciding what you have to better, how about giving yourself permission to do a little worse? For example, most of us lead busy, hectic lives, filled from sunrise to sunset with commitment and responsibility. Adding a New Year’s Resolution can often seem like the straw that broke the camel’s back. Perhaps this is why we break our resolutions, because there simply isn’t enough energy left al the bottom of our cups for self-
Caretakers Are for Trees; Caregivers Are for People
DEAR ABBY: I recently saw a letter in your column signed “Lonesome Caretaker." Well, Abby, my longtime companion and I take exception to the term "caretaker" when it’s used to identify one who looks after the daily needs of another. The term “caregiver” seems kinder and much more loving and personal.
I have a terminal illness, and my longtime companion has now become my very loving caregiver. He does not take; he gives.
After all, what do caretakers actually do? Trim your shrubs? Paint your house? Fix your faucet? They maintain objects or property, or look after cemeteries.
Regardless of how the dictionary defines caretaker, I would like to see the word “caregiver" used when referring to one who lovingly cares for another. Abby, you can do a great deal toward making people aware of the difference and set a precedent for change.
GARY IN CACTUSLAND
DEAR GARY: Thank you for pointing out the important difference between caregiving and caretaking. I learned something today.
DEAR ABBY: I was told that you had a letter in your column about a dog that served as the ring bearer at a formal church wedding. I can’t believe a clergyman would allow a dog to take part in a marriage ceremony. Say it isn’t so, Abby.
DEAR THOMAS: It is indeed
so. When I received that letter, I, too, had my doubts, so I called the bride in Bozeman, Mont., who confirmed that Knicky, her female Labrador, had served as the ring bearer at her wedding. She said the rings had been placed in a beautifully decorated basket. The dog held the handle of the basket in her teeth and was trained to trot down the aisle on cue.
Now isn’t that a pip? (Or a pup?)
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Times good thru Thurs. 1-3-91Gay Forties
Gay Forties Club held its Christmas party at the Civic Center last month. In the top photo are hosts and hostesses, seated from left, Bill Kolodzie, Bill Haight, Bob Warnecke, Ed Nolte and Merritt Schumann; and standing from left, Joyce Kolodzie, Chairman Bonnie Gae Haight, Nancy Krueger, Jack Krueger, Cheryl Warnecke, Iris Schumann, Toby Lohr, Robert Lohr, and Dorothy Nolte. At right, Mariolivie Flume, left, and Marie Jarsich hold the iridescent cellophane angels given as favors. (Photos by Marie Offerman)
New Year’s Absolutions arc an answer. What would you be willing to stop doing in 1991 that is supposed to be good for you? Let us assume for example, that you arc one of the millions of working women who care for a home, children and a marriage? Is it any wonder that you can’t find 45 minutes to go to the gym and lose that extra 20 pounds? A New Year’s Absolution would work like this:
“In 1991, I will no longer make homemade cookies for Cub Scouts. Instead, I will guiltlessly buy the most outrageously awful boxed cookies I can find.”
Arc you beginning to sec the logic? Let mc give another example. Perhaps you arc one of those responsible fathers who took up coaching soccer so you and your son could share “quality time," even though you both seem to hate it, and it means that every Saturday between now and your retirement will be spent on that dusty field with angry parents yelling at your back. Perhaps your “Absolution” could be:
“I will no longer volunteer to coach soccer. Furthermore, I will fully sup-
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port my son (or daughter) in dropping out. in 1991, we will only have quality time together by talking or going foi an icecream cone!”
In planning your New Year A Absolution, it is essential that you look for those activities that you cram into an already busy life, that arc not gratifying or fulfilling to your or youi family, but are “supposed” to be “good” or “noble.” They often include the things we feel we “should" do to be successful parents, spouses, workers. It may be something simple, such as giving up waxing your car and deciding to let the Glee Club do it for $5 or something more serious, such as:
“In 1991,1 will no longer feel guil ly about not losing IO pounds. I give myself permission to keep my extra IO pounds for one more year.”
I would assert that this permission to give up “perfectionism” could serve to lift the weight that may other wise hold you back from doing things thai could really make a difference Who knows what might happen if you have quality time with your kid off the soccer field? You might accidentally get to know each other.
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DEAR ABBY: I know this question has been the subject for debate for a long time, but Em interested in knowing how you would answer it.
When a child goes wrong, which factor do you think is more responsible: heredity or environment?
CURIOUS IN NAPLES, PLA.
DEAR CURIOUS: I’d say it’s 50-50. But one thing is certain. The parents will be blamed for both.
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