New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 1, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung g Wednesday, October 1,1997 Q3AMom should refuse to trade her money for daughter’s love
Dear Abby: A few months ago, my husband passed away. I have a little money, but not a lot.
My 40-year-old, twice-divorced daughter wants me to help her buy a house. She has never been able to manage her money. She told me that if I didn’t give her $50,000 for the house, I could forget her visiting me or helping me in any way.
I offered to loan her $20,000 for the down payment, but she turned that down and demanded the larger siun as a gift.
Abby, I am 69 years old and must provide for myself and $50,000 is a lot of money. What should I do?
in Southeastern Pennsylvania
Dear Martha: lf you give in to your daughter’s blackmail now, she will undoubtedly find some excuse to get the rest of your money. And I wouldn’t bet on her visiting and helping you once the money is gone.
Face it, Martha, your daughter is manipulative and cold-hearted. Refuse to finance her home. Save your money for your needs and comfort, and look to other family members and friends for companionship and assistance should you need it
Dear Abby: I have always been interested in comedy, so when I retired at 62, I entered a comedy contest in a cabaret in Encino, Calif. There were 475 young people in the contest and most of them looked at
me as if to say, “Why aren’t you home watching your arteries get hard?” Well, I made it to the finals and won. I got $1,000 and a nice krite-up in the newspaper.
My wife and I moved to Las Vegas a year ago. A comedy contest was held at the Tropicana Hotel. I entered and won again. I received $1,000 and a nice write-up in the Las Vegas newspaper.
Your attitude is what makes you old, whether it’s in regard to your sense of humor or your everyday attitude. I know many elderly young people. They’re chronologically young, but they have old ideas. If we judged people with our eyes closed instead of with a closed mind, you’d be surprised how the term “elderly” would disappear.
Paul Orkin, Las Vegas
Dear Paul: If we judged people with our eyes closed instead of with closed minds, I’m sure many of the problems that plague us would
disappear. Congratulations on your new career.
Dear Abby: Thank you for saying, again and plainly, “People have telephones in their homes for their own convenience, not for research and marketing firms.” I agree, but because I don’t want to act rudely, I’ve come up with a two-part response to “cold callers” like “M. B. in Belle Plaine, Iowa,” who wrote to you.
During the afternoon and evening hours telemarketers seem to like, I screen some of my calls with my answering machine. I’ve told everyone I know that I do this. So far, no one I’d want to talk with has objected to announcing him or'herself to the machine.
When I do pick up the phone and find myself listening to someone I don’t know who wants to sell me something, I wait for a pause, then say, “Thanks for calling. I charge $135 an hour for phone consulting, with a two-hour minimum. Where
should I send my bill?” I have never heard any reply — just a click and a dial tone.
John Shaffer Dibelka, Spring Valley, Calif.
Apparently, your mother didn’t raise any foolish children.
Thanks for writing.
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CANYON LAKE — Canyon Lake is reaching its season of eating delights and bargain hunting opportunities.
Coming up this weekend is a full schedule of pow-wow events. The second annual Moving Waters Powwow begins Friday , with a barbecue and dance at the Dam Red Bam in Sattler beginning at 6 p.m.
On Saturday and Sunday, the competition dancing and teepee contest take place. Last year the weather brought much needed rain, but this year it looks as if the weather will bring much needed cooperation. Authentic food will be served again, including Indian fry-bread.
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Convicted killer John Cockrum I executed Tuesday
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HUNTSVILLE (AP) — Since becoming a bom-again Christian seven years ago, condemned killer John Cockrum has wanted to be executed for the 1986 murder of a ; Northeast Texas convenience ; store clerk.
He got his wish Tuesday night.
“I’d like to apologize to the victim’s family for the pain I caused,” Cockrum said from the death chamber gurney, turning , toward murder victim Eva May’s i granddaughter, who was watching through a window a few feet away.
“I’d like to tell my family I ! love them and will see them again ’ soon,” he added, and then began » praying. His prayer was shortened : by a gasp, as lethal drugs flowing r into his arms took effect.
' Eight minutes later, at 6:17 p.m. CDT, he was pronounced dead.
Cockrum’s lethal injection was the 29th this year in Texas, adding to what already is a record year for executions in the state
He became the third inmate strapped to the death chamber gurney in eight days and the second of the trio to do so voluntarily.
Another execution was set for tonight. Prison officials prepared to administer the lethal needle to Dwight Adanandus, 41, convicted of fatally shooting a San Antonio-area man who tried to foil a bank robbery in 1988.
taste does not tempt you, the authentic arts and crafts will. Powwow events begin at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Rio Raft Company on River Road in Sattler. For directions or information, the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce can be reached at 964-2223.
Continuing on the “devoted not to cooking this weekend” tour, the Canyon Lake Evening Lions has its Annual Fall Fish Fry on Sunday from 11:30 a m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tickets for adults are $6 and tickets for children are $3.50. The proportions are as enormous as the meal is satisfying.
Last Thursday attorney Charles Stephens hosted the September Chamber of Commerce Mixer. The monthly mixer has been dubbed “the
best supper club in town.” With Mrs. Stephens doing most of the cooking, those who know her culinary skills always look forward to this well-attended and well-fed annual event.
Not only do the attendees get a chance to sample the finer skills of devouring, they get a chance at the skill of networking.
Looking at next week’s schedule, it appears we have to plan on a trade show, a flea market and a country bazaar.
I can round that off with a chili cook-off, a shrimp-fest, a fashion show, a garage sale and a wine and cheese party in the upcoming months. Life in the country satisfies so many needs.
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