Life Begins at Forty Woman's Curiosity Stops Invitations By ROBERT PETERSON Q. "You recently criticized a daughter wiho invites her aged father over but twice a year because he refuses to spruce up. Well, my mother gets mighty few invitations to our place because she is so nosy. She thinks nothing of asking my husband how much he's got in the bank and if he ever meets other women on his business trips. And if a«y of my neighbors or friends stop by she considers them fair game for her uninhibited curiosity. I've talked to her but she sees nothing wrong. Do you blame me for my attitude?" A. No, I don't. Older parents should endeavor to make themselves reasonably acceptable to their children, and when they refuse to change unattractive habits which could be controlled they must expect some degree of rejection. On the other hand, children should try to be tolerant and overlook minor failings and peculiarities over which parents have little or no control. Q. "I was recently widowed at 54 and I am shocked to learn I have to wait until I'm 62 to collect social security based on my husband's earnings. He left me with very little money and it seems to me widows should be entitled to a social security pension when they lose their husbands, regardless of their age. Don't you agree?" A. No. The pension to which you refer is known as an "old age and survivors insurance benefit," and is designed to assist people when they get old and are unable to work. At this point you will probably have to go to work. If you lack skills, consider taking a course in practical nursing or typewriting, And bear in mind that healthy, mature women of neat appearance can .generally find, work as sales clerks in retail stores. Q. "I'm 42, married and making $95 a week working in a lumber-yard. Two years ago my parents closed a big deal on some property they own in Arizona and are worth more than a hundred thousand today. But they're so tightfisted they let me go on working ten hours a day paying off the mortgage and supporting four kids while they travel around the country in a $6,000 car and a cocker spaniel for company. When I hinted rec.ent- ly that they ought to share their windfall they said I'd inherit everything someday but that in the meantime hard work was good for me. What kind of an attitude is that?" A. Your parents are right in believing that patience and hard work will do more for your character than if they leavened your bank account now. Better not argue with them or they may change their will and leave everything to Rover. Q. "I realize that in your column you're trying to encourage old codgers to keep their chins up. But do you really believe a person of 70 can have as much fun as a kid of 17 ?" A. I really believe It. It mcy be a diferent kind of fun, but equated, in terms of solid satisfaction and contentment I believe most elders who are reasonably healthy and occupied derive just as much pleasure from life as~ teen-gers. FIVE POINTS CAFE is now open under the management of MARIE RHOADES EIGHT BIG DAYS ARE PLANNED! Everyone is included. OUTSTANDING STUDENT & BIBLE TEACHER AND PREACHER IS AMONG US! Hear him Sunday thru Sunday—and nightly at 7:30 at the large and comfortable sanctuary of the Fellowship Baptist Church at First and Spruce. Our pastor, Rev. Froggatte, accepted Christ as His Savior under Dr. Brown's ministry. Dr. Brown was also his first pastor. To our church, this makes this a special meeting indeed. Please join us in making each service a memorable . first to Christ—then to our past.or and Dr. Brown. service Evangelist Dennis J. Brown D.D., Editor-Pastor Riverside, California Fellowship Baptist Church 1st & Spruce Garden City, Kansas W. T. Froggattee—Pastor BEETLE BAILEY I'M SOPRy TO BE SO ROUSI-l ON you, BUT SOMEBCpy HAP TO TEU, you/ ZERO, I'M ABOUT FEP UP/ you APE WITHOUT A TH5 STUPIP&ST, MOST PM PRIVATE I'VE EVER KNOWN/ SNUFFY SMITH IT'S SMART TO BORROW cash for any \vorlh-while purpose Use your credit to get ahead — buy cheaper for cash — pay bills or meet emergencies. Let us supply the money you need. See or phone us now for quick service — quick cash. BI-€ 110 West Chestnut, Garden City Open Mon.-Fri.— 9-5; Sot, V-« Quick Service Number BR 6-762* MORNlW, MIZ HAWKINS-DID LUKEY 6IT HOME FROM TH'CARD SAME? VO'RETETCHED IN TH 1 HAID,SWUFFy--My i LUKEV'S BEEN INTH 1 BEDSTID ALL NIGHT ~ LONG VE BETTER LOOK AQ'IN | \ 10-13 POGO VOU'P SAVg A U'U IP IT ON PlffB'" <HAT A ACT Of UOOK f HAT UP • INTH6 RATS 000K yep, COM6 TO TH6 RI6HT PI.AC6 \f YOU WANT HIGH-fOM6 »' Tree Rescues: &9<t per hour basic minimum "< IS THIS "" ON AS6 : Cat Rescues; $1.09 from trees (according to size); from water:*6.25- THIS T86g 'T UNP68 WATeft Iff SP6CIAU ON ACT3 Of NO, THIS T«ee is JUST PUAIN MINPIN' ITS OrVN NO- IT'S JUST A PLAIN PAMIY THE RYATTS WE'RE BOYS, JUW'ER/ <N' Boys POM'T CHASE LEAVES LIKE a/ffi.
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