The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 22, 1981 · Page 51
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Sun/Showers Sunday, November 22,1981 The Salina Journal Sunflower Page 7 Thanksg/V/ng Day dinner with Uncle Willy Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. When I was a child, I almost preferred Thanksgiving to Christmas. Christmas, for some reason, always brought on an anxiety attack. Our big family celebration was always Christmas Day. I always went to bed reluctantly on Christmas Eve. Somehow, I was convinced that I would die during the night; my parents would allow me to sleep through the entire Christmas celebration or some other equally calamitous event would occur. It took several years of living to see Christmas Day before I stopped being anxious about it. Solving worid problems But Thanksgiving was always fun. I had one chore on Thanksgiving Day — setting the table — and, after that was accomplished, I could go out in the living room and listen to my dad, grandfather, uncles, older brother and any other men By Barbara Phillips Sunflower Editor present solve the problems of the world. That always seemed like a lot more fun than staying in the kitchen while Mom, Grandma and my older sister slaved over a hot stove and got in each other's way. Sometimes, when we celebrated Thanksgiving at my grandparents' house in Kansas City, my great-uncle Willy would be there. Willy always fascinated me. He was the black sheep of my grandmother's family, and, it was whispered, something of a bum. None of us were rich by any standards, AQUARIUS January 21-February 19 — Don't take anything or anyone at face value this week ... the undercurrents are strong and very important to your final Judgment or decision. PISCES 35 February 20-March 20 — This is a week in which you shine when in other's company and you steal the limelight with a flare. Use this new popularity to establish yourself in new and influential circles. ARIES ** March 21-April 20— If you insist on taking everything on yourself, you will be the only one to receive the blame (or credit) and that's not fair. Share your efforts and include others equally. TAURUS <** April 21-May 21 — You are somewhat bored with the things in your life and the way you have to go about doing them. You want to try something different and it's all right for now to pursue new hobbies. GEMINI fit! May 22-June 21 — Try to get others involved in your new ideas and ways of doing things. If you don't make any effort to change the things you don't like, it's your fault, so don't complain. LEO July 24-August 23 — Do what you feel you have to do and pay no attention to what others say, do or think. Eventually, they're going to see your progress and they'll Join in your efforts. ; VIRGO ___ _ &? August 24-September 23 — j To deny someone the credit that's rightfully his because of a selfish opinion of your own is unfair. There are underlying factors you don't know about. LIBRA _ ate September 24-Octofter 23 — A very good week is ahead if you enter the situations that come up with optimism and an open mind. Don't make any Judgments and don't forget that talking things out is a must. SCORPIO CANCER Hfg June 22-July 23 — Instead of having friends at each other's throats, try to combine their ideas and methods and come up with something new and perhaps quite more exciting and efficient. __<€ October 24-November 22— This is an excellent week for relationships and new approaches. Purchases are highlighted ... if they're for yourself. Try a new image and it could change your outlook. SAGITTARIUS _ *H November 23-December 21 — Friendships that are recent are accented this week. Pursue them even further and make them more solid than passing. Trouble arises toward the weekend, but the solution is so apparent. CAPRICORN _ ^ December 22-January 20 — Give others time to relax around you and by the week's end, you should see the most basic side of them. Weekend is fine for planning a gathering that ' would relax everyone. but Uncle Willy, it was said, was really poor. He never said much, and I was never quite sure whether Uncle Willy wanted to be there or whether my grandmother insisted that he come and get a good meal. Our Thanksgiving tables groaned from the weight of the food on them — turkey, dressing, all the mashed potatoes and giblet gravy that even I could eat, my mother's fancy Jell-0 salads, homemade rolls topped by homemade jams and jellies, pumpkin and mincemeat pies. My mother's favorite Thanksgiving trick always drove me crazy, though. One of my favorite things on Thanksgiving Day was stuffed celery. When I was home the night before Thanksgiving, I'd always help make the stuffed celery. The next day, if we were traveling to my grandmother's or, later, my sister's, my mother would spend the first hour or two of the day gathering up the goodies she was taking and then we'd leave. Inevitably, the atuf fed celery was the one item she left behind. Uncle Willy, like the rest of us, partook heartily of the meal. I seem to remember that he always thanked Grandma for the meal, then Uncle Tom or Uncle Dan would load him into the car and take him Uncle Willy died a number of years ago and I always regretted that I'd never gotten to know him very well. I was always curious about what made one member of a family of conspicuous achievers an under-achiever. I guess it's something I'll never know. But I do remember that Uncle Willy gave a fervent "Amen" after we all said grace. He may not have had many blessings to count, but he did know how to say thanks for them. TELE-PUZZLE, DOWN ACROSS 1,4 Shown, plays Jock on Dallas 9 He plays Rockford 12 I Am a — 13 —You Like It 14 Muhammad — 15 —The Town 16 Mr. Skelton 17 He plays Sam on Quincy 19 One Day at a — 21 Alphonso's queen 22 What's My—? 24 Much — About Nothing 25 Ending with employ 26 —Carter plays Hildy 28 Mr.Heflin.etal 30 "As —sow,so..." 31 Mr. Jolson 32 — Alaio on Ryan's Hope 34 The Lady With a — 37 Commercial 38 Miss Arthur 41 Mr. Cosby 43 Henna, for one 44 — Hirsch plays Alex 45 Miss Farrow 46 Approves 47 Truth — Consequences 48 —the King's Men 51 Mr. Ritchard's insigne 52 Jeff— on Walking Tall 54 William— on All My Children 56 — Fitzpatrick on All My Children 57 The — Also Rises 1 Role on Dallas 2 Miss Balin 3 Mr. Tillis 4 —Clark 5 Not prime time 6 Roots star 7 Arranga and Rich 8 — Thompson on Family 9 Maxwell — plays Wojo 10 Patty Duke — 11 — Walter on As the World Turns 12 Singer Perry 18 — Life to Live 20 — Rather Be Rich 23 Ron and Rick 27 Miss Remick 28 Joan Van Ark role 29 King or Bates 32 Bionlc Woman role 33 — Cleveland on MASH 35 Lucille Ball to Desi, Jr. 36 The — Is Right 38 He played Perry Mason 39 Mr. Begley 40 — Wade on Good Times 42 — Benjamin of Nurse 43 Dunderhead 44 Comedian Bishop 49 Part of L.A.P.D. 50 Ed Asner role 53 Mr. Curtis' pajama decor 55 Mr. Nolte's sign-off See Answer, Page 13 We are thankful for all our good friends and customers • Unique Gifts •Tapestries • Posters •Car Stereos • Jewelry • Incense IPs • Tapes • Cassettes 6* & 7" Direct to Disc LP's (Audio Flic Recording*) Urge Selection HOUSE OF SIGHT & SOUND 1300 S.Santa Fe 825-0055

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