New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 8, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Ze/funp. New Braunfels. Texas
Wednesday, July 8.1987
Couple’s Photo Skirmish Becomes a War of Words
DEAR ARRY My husband was married before and has a daughter who is living with her mother in another state. A few years ago, this daughter sent us a picture of herself, and it w as beautiful. I bought a nice frame and proudly put the picture on display in our living room for all our friends to see.
A few weeks ago, this daughter sent us a new picture. (She just turned 15.) I don’t care for this picture at all. She’s wearing too much makeup, great big earrings, a sexy, low cut dress, and her hair is all frizzy. I really would be ashamed to put that picture out for everyone to see.
Here's the conversation between my husband and me when we got the new picture:
Me: “I don't like this picture.”
My husband: ‘‘I don’t like it either She looks cheap."
Me: "I agree. She looks like a prostitute."
Well, my husband hit the roof, and said. “Don’t ever call my daughter a prostitute again!”
I said, “I never called your daughter a prostitute — I just said she looked like one.”
We had a big fight over this, and he said I owed him an apology. Abby, my husband has called my sister a “whore” many times be cause she dates many men. She is not a whore; she’s just a popular, friendly girl. I never demanded an apology.
Do you think I owe my husband one?
MATHS TO FIGHT
DEAR HATES: No, but if you hate to fight, in the interest of peace, apologize for saying that you thought his (laughter looked like a prostitute. And don’t remind him that he called your sister a w hore.
DHAR ARRY I do not agree with
your advice on divorce and remarriage Have you read in the Rible
what God says about this? “If you divorce and remarry you are living in adultery.”
I hope you print this.
BELIEVER IN THE BIBLE
DEAK BELIEVER: Since you are so well-versed in the Bible, please recall Matthew 7:1-2: “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the same measure you use, it will be measured back to you.”
DEAR ABBY: I sympathize with the family in Kansas who recently lost their 4-month old son. My 6-month-old nephew died in April, also while on a waterbed. However, the coroner's report listed the cause of death as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), not asphyxia tion. Several states now require an autopsy whenever there is a sudden death of an infant. This allows the family to know if the child was ill, had a congenital problem, and also to conduct research on this unex plained and unpreventable tragedy.
Maybe the Kansas grandson died of SIDS. If so, it might help the family to know that they could not have prevented his tragic death, thereby relieving them of any guilt.
There may be a local S)DS support group where they can obtain more information. If not, they can contact the National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation Inc., 8200 Professional Place. Suite 104, I^andover, Md. 20785. The toll free telephone num ber (outside of Maryland) is (8(H)) 221 SIDS (In Maryland, the num ber is 301-459-3388.) Sign me ...
DV, A USO GRIEVING
DEAR D.V.: Thank you for your compassionate letter. Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your nephew’. In the hopes that your letter may e n Ii gh ten other families stricken by this kind of tragedy, I am sharing it with my readers.
DEAR ABBY: I just read the letter from “W.F. in Palmyra, Neb.,” who wrote about the alcoholic lady who was drunk when he went to pick her up to drive her to a retirement home in Texas. The lady had told him that she had no family and he was concerned about her because she passed out and he didn’t know whom to notify about her condition.
Abby, I am a recovering alcoholic woman and I’ve been sober in A A. for four years. Please tell “W.F.” to waste no time putting that woman in contact with Alcoholics Anonymous. He’ll find Alcoholics Anonymous listed in the Yellow Pages of the telephone directory.
Abby, if this woman has no family as she says, she will find a loving, understanding “family” with these people. A A. saved my life and I pray that this woman will have a second chance as I did. SOBER, GRATEFUL AND HAPPY
DEAR SOBER: Many wrote to suggest that Alcoholics Anonymous could be the answer to this woman’s prayers. Thanks to all of you.
DEAR ABBY: I have a relative I call my cousin, w hich is what she is. but when she introduces me to someone, she always makes it a point to say, “She is my third cousin once removed,” which is probably true, but most people don’t know what a “removed” cousin is, and they couldn’t care less
Phis really ticks me off. Who cares, anyway? And why do people have to get so technical?
A COUSIN IS A COUSIN
DEAR COUSIN: It would appear that your cousin is putting as much distance between your relationship as she can. She may be correct technically, but it’s somewhat of a put-down to be pointedly thrice “removed” in an introduction.
What's on a product label?
Bv JULIE JOHNSON County Extension Agent
To attract health and weightconscious consumers, manufacturers often put all types of claims on labels In an effort to help consumers decipher food labels, the Food and Drug Administration has come up with the following definitions of these health claims:
“Natural” has no official definition. It signifies nothing more than the product “occurs in nature."
— "Sugar-free” products cannot contain any nutritive carbohydrate sweetener, such as sucrose, maltose, honey, fruit juice, molasses, etc.
— ”Low-calone" products contain no more than 40 calories per serving and no more than 0.4 calories per gram.
"Low-sodium” products must
contain less than 140 milligrams of sodium per serving.
“Very-low-sodium” products contian no more than 35 milligrams of sodium per serving.
— "Sodium-free” products contam less than 5 milligrams of sodium per serving.
"No artificial flavors” means that the product does not contain arn flavors which have been defined as “artificial.”
“No artificial coloring” means that any ingredient added to enhance the color of the product is considered artificial.
"May contam one or more of the following” means the manufacturer will use w hichever is available and is cheapest at time of production.
— “No cholesterol” means there is no cholesterol detectable by any present analytical methods
“Cholesterol-free” means that
the product contains less than 2 milligrams of cholesterol per serving
There is no consistent definition of “light” for food labeling rn general: it varies from product to product However, the U S Department of Agricutlure has issued the following guidelines for the labeling of "light meat and poultry products, though they don’t apply to frozen dinners or entrees.
I The term "light" can tx* used when a product or nutrient has at least 25 percent less than its standard reference product For example, light" may mean 25 percent less fat
2. “ljght" may abu refer to a 25 percent reduction in sodium, breading or calories For example.
light” chicken would mean 25 percent less breading. The label will tell you where the reduction is
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