Ann Landers Unfit to read? Dear Ann Landers: I am the mother of three daughters — 11, 13 and 15. They sure keep me busy. Every morning I have to grab the newspaper before the girls get up and see what you have to say. Two days last week I had to rip your page out of the paper. (You ran that awful letter about painful intercourse. Such information should be dispensed by a doctor.), When they see a page is missing, they ask, "Where's Ann Landers?" I tell them, "Her column wasn't anything you should be reading, so I tore it out." It always starts a fight. Don't you have an editor? You get away with murder. — Boston Mother Dear Mother: Ralph Otwell is my editor and I'm lucky to have him. Nothing appears in this space that is unfit for anyone who can read. Quit ripping, Mom. Your daughters are probably getting their pals to supply them with the stuff you've been trying to ditch. Forbidden fruit, you know. Dear Ann: I found the enclosed in a craft shop in Minneapolis. I wish I knew who wrote it, and if she has any other poems I could get my hands on. — J.S. In Minneapolis Dear J.S.: I share your enthusiasm and hope the author will come forward. He (or she) is enormously gifted. Thanks for sharing. COMES THE DAWN After awhile you learn the subtle difference Between holding a hand and chaining a soul, And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning And company doesn't mean security, And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts And presents aren't promises, And you begin to accept your defeats With your head up and your eyes open, With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child, And learn to build all your roads On today because tomorrow's ground Is too uncertain for plans, and futures have A way of falling down in mid-flight. After awhile you learn that even sunshine Burns if you get too much. So you plant your own garden and decorate Your own soul, instead of waiting For someone to bring you flowers. And you learn that you really can endure... That you really are strong And you really do have worth. And you learn and learn... With every goodbye you learn. Dear Ann Landers: I married a man who had a vasectomy six years ago. He had no idea at the time that his marriage would fall and he might remarry and want another family. My gynecologist says vasectomies don't always work. What are the chances that he might get me pregnant? Can a vasectomy be reversed? Where is the best place near here to get such an operatlon?-We Want A Family (Winston-Salem) Dear W.S.: Your husband should Bee a urologist. The technique used to perform the original operation is a factor in "undoing" it. Duke University has one of the best medical centers in the country. I recommend It. Dear Ann: Please tell your readers to place all electric cords out of the reach of their cats and dogs. A cord looks harmless, but it isn't to a cat or dog who likes to chew on them. I found out the hard way when my darling puppy started to chew on a cord in the living room and was electric-shocked to death. Educate your animal lovers, Ann. — Sad In Ohio Dear Sad: Thanks for the tip. Child lovers should take the same precaution. Don't get burned by a "line" that's too hot to handle. Play it cool with Ann Landers' guide to "Necking and Petting - What Are the Limits?" Enclose 50 cents with your request and a long, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 11995, Chicago, Illinois 60611. Cros&wvord By Eugene Sbeffer ACROSS 1 Band instrument 5 Seance sound 8 Glance amorously 12 Isles off Ireland UMilkfish 14 Shore bird 15 Shopper's goals 17 Actress Merrill 18 Slumbers 19 General tenors 21 Hawaiian wreath 22 Makes public 23 Distant 26 Curve of a ship's , planking 28 American painter 31 Caesar's fatal date 33 River in Missouri 35 English clergyman and poet M Jolly- 38 Sportscaster Allen 40 Dad's pride 41 Wild ox 43 Cover 45 Black widow, for one 47 Unfasten 51 Sharpen 52 Set back the clock, so to speak 54 Unique thing 55 Goddess of harvests 56 Yale men 57 Marries 58 Drunkard 59 Variety DOWN 1 Restaurant checks 2 Soviet river 3 Unadorned 4 Ministering spirit 5 Dried grapes 6 Beard of grain 7 Spaghetti and ravioli 8 Commanded Avg. solution time: 26 min. wmm HEIH OHMS KGSHIS lisis wasm HWraSHHSH HBIIO [=i@@ BE1I3 niasiisis mm \mri SSSIIKffl WM3 filial 12-15 Answer to yesterday's puzzle. 9 Controverts 10 "Swedish nightingale" 11 Greek underground 16 Gorillas 20-Van Winkle 23 Douglas, for one 24 Commotion 25 Recovered 27 Sweet potato 29 Zodiac lion 30 Sea bird 32 Telegraph transmitters 34 Pablo Casals 37 Future fish 39 Jungle cat 42 Ancient Greek town 44 Lavishes excess affection 45 Exhibit 46 Corn bread 48 Storage building 49 Arabian ruler 50 Snug place "53 Philippine volcano Comics & Features 12—Ukiah Daily Journal, Uklah, Calif. Wednesday, December 15,1982 Astrology By SYDNEY OMARR For Thursday, December 16,1982 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Results of past efforts surface — superior says go ahead but do it on your own. Demonstrate confidence — be willing to revise, review and rebuild. Aspirations come into focus. Unorthodox asociate provides excitement. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Accent on communication, review of values, travel, publishing and messages which clarify sense of direction. Member of opposite sex discusses future plans, has valid suggestions concerning completion of project. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Focus on gifts, tax deductions, charitable organizations and money management. Domestic adjustment occurs, harmony can be restored on homefrOnt. Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio natives figure prominently. Luxury item can be repaired. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Delay proves beneficial — change of pace is necessary, restriction is temporary. Focus on hospitals, organization and ability to play waiting game. Pisces, Leo and another Cancer figure in scenario. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You apparently miss mark, but proverbial second chance will be provided. You'll have more pressure, added responsibility and chance to increase income potential. Older individual is in your concern, although you might not be aware of it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Project can be completed — creative efforts succeed. Imprint style, take initiative in breaking from tradition. Focus on romance, speculation and elements of luck, timing. Arjes, Leo, Libra persons figure prominently. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You have chance for greater independence — take initiative, realize position is strong, get professional advice with regard to property values. You'll get to heart of matters in discussion with member of opposite SGX. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You're being pulled in two directions — stop scattering forces, stick to familiar ground, heed counsel provided by relative. Emphasis on short trips, visits, special messages and telephone call which L.M. Boyd Should men wear rings Q. Brides-tQJoe wear engagement rings. Why don't husbands-to-be wear engagement rings, too? A. Our Love and War man says young ladies in the past were reluctant to pay for such rings. Also, the men traditionally have been less eager than the women to advertise their commitments. That all may change, though. Standy by. The paperback novel publishers in the United States are now putting out about 150 titles a resolves dilemma. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): This is your money day! Horizons expand, opportunities abound, popularity increases and you have wider audience. Focus also on payments, collections and chance to increase income. You'll locate material that was lost or stolen. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Lunar cycle at peak — unorthodox procedure brings desired results. Trust your own judgment — timing is on target and you'll be at right place at crucial moment. Aquarius, Leo and aother Capricorn figure prominently. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Discern motives, check behind scenes, confer with member of opposite sex whose loyalty is beyond question. Written material is part of scenario — you study, learn, imprint your own style and prove that you can express self in dynamic manner. PISCES (Feb. 29-March 20): Moon position highlights friends, hopes, wishes and ability to capitalize on successful business move. Funds will be provided for home improvement, installation of safety devices. Promote security, protect family and don't succumb to schemes which lack substance. IF DECEMBER 16TH IS YOUR BIRTHDAY...you may not be religious in orthodox sense, but you are spiritual. You have been through a period of confusion, attempting to be too many places at one, striving to please everyone and sacrificing your own needs. This cycle ends. You'lf Tbe on a more solid base emotionally and financially. 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