The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 15, 1981 · Page 9
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 9

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, November 15, 1981
Page 9
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erma bombeck r* at wit's end Long hair provided fhe ropporf You know how I've been nagging at my son for nine years to get his hair cut? He finally did it. And you know something? It's not the high I thought it would be. We have absolutely nothing to talk about anymore. I had no idea what a large part of our relationship was based on such intimacies as: How long does it take you to wash all that? How are you financing the shampoo? Why don't you at least style it like Jaclyn Smith? Our visits now are awkward. We're strangers. It occurred to me that most of our relationships with our children are based on some form of criticism. I tried once to hold a five-minute conversation with one of my sons without expressing my viewpoint. Three seconds into the exchange, right after, "So what are you doing these days?"...I took over and he never got to speak another wbrd. Actually, long hair in this country did all parents a big favor. It brought us together on some common ground. Fathers who had never before noticed their sons began to talk to them from the moment they entered the door and continued until the moment they slammed it shut. They had rapport. They shared threats and feelings. I found myself planning our next encounter and thinking of creative ways to bring up the subject of his hair. At church, when we were all asked to shake hands and wish one another peace, I'd turn to him and smile, "Get a haircut." I used to show him pictures of Dick Clark and say, "Now there's a boy who enjoys rock and roll and you can still see his ears." Once on vacation, it was all we talked about from Gary, Ind., to Salt Lake City, Utah. The time really flew. There are few things parents can talk about with their, teenagers. Oh, sure, there are a few standards like, "You live like a hog," "Don't you ever hang up a towel?" and "Don't ruin your dinner with that junk." But I'm talking about a sure-fire topic to whip everyone up into a state of aggravation and hostility. My son dropped by the other night and said, "Mom, how's it goin'?" I said fine and we lapsed into a long silence. Finally, I ventured, "How are things with you?" He said okay and five more minutes went by. Finally, I said, "So, why didn't you tell me you were getting your hair cut?" We chewed on that for an entire evening. It was like old times. Send your news tip to The Salina Journal, $45 in prizes awarded every week. UNITED mnnncEmEm A MONEY MARKET FUND • Minimum investment: $1,000 (then you may add as little as $100 as often as you wish) • Withdraw anytime without interest penalty • Free check writing (minimum: $500) • No sales charge FOR A PROSPECTUS, THAT YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE INVESTING, CALL OH SEND COUPON TO: WADDELL & REED, INC. 913-827-5161 Pl«««« phone during normal butlneti hours 'Annuitized average net investment Income per share for seven days ended Nov. 13. Future yields will vary depending upon short-term Interest rates and portfolio composition. 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