The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 13, 1967 · Page 3
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Blylhevllle (Ark.) CoUrier'News - Monday, November 1J, 1987^. Pag* Thr«« Abigail VHD Bo Purely a Matter Of Personal Morals DEAR READERS: I recently published a letter asking my opinion about letting a child see his mother in the n u d e. It produced an avalanche of mail. Here is the letter again, a repeat of my vigorous reactions. P.S I must say, on second thought, • I agree with the reactions. DEAR ABBY: Do you think it's all right for a little boy, say around 4 or 5, to see his mother undressed? I have a friend who thinks it's perfectly all right to let her little boy hang around and watch her dress from the skin out and she thinks nothing of letting him come into the bathroom while she is in the tub. He comes in and asks her questions, or to just sit and visit while he gets his eyes full. Maybe I am wrong, but I don't approve of this. My friend says it is better to let the boy KONW than to have him curious. What is your opinion? DAILY READER DEAR READER: Maybe I'm old - fashioned, but I still believe in modesty. A mother shouldn't make a federal case out of it if her 4 • year-old son accidentally catches her in the altogether, but the bathroom door should be locked while mother is b a thing. DEAR ABBY: Please reconsider your answer to DAILY READER. A 4-year-old boy is iNOf a'dirty-old man watch- 'ing a stripper in a burlesque show. He is only a child wanting 4o be close to his mother: Why do you have to drag "sex" into everything? You and Dr. Freud would have made a peach of. a pair! DISGUSTED IN BUFFALO DEAR ABBY: I say it is better to have the natural curiosity of a youngster satisfied by seeing his own mother unclothed than to satisfy it later with smutty magazines or, heaven forbid, with some sweet little 15-year-old girl down the block. MICHIGAN MOTHER DEAR ABBY: I can forgive the ignorance of Daily Reader, but not yours, Abby! Ever since that first moment of birth, I've seen our son naked, so why shouldn't he see me naked? In our house nakedness is natural. NOT flaunted, just natural. When younger, our son (now 10) never found it necessary to chase little girls and pull up,their skirt, as many of his friends did. And I'm sure that no young woman on a date with our son will ever be confronted with a clawing ape in a "give in, or get out" situation. LIBBY B. DEAR ABBY: Yes, you ARE old fashioned! Neither my wife nor I, nor our children have ever been ashamed of our bodies, clothed or unclothed: Not so with my mother who was so "modest" she wouldn't even let a doctor examine her. Or my father, who dressed and undressed in the clothes closet. Of course we "peeked" And developed unwholesome attitudes toward sex, family relations, and marriage which, fortunately, we were able to overcome before we married. Your advice is usually right on target, but this time you shot from the hip. Sincerely, G. D.: PALO ALTO DEAR ABBY: "Lock the bathroom door," you 'advise. NEVER! Six months ago when we first moved into this neighbo*. hood, my 4-year-old brought six of his new friends to meet me while I was in the bathtub. I shooed them out quickly. After dressing I went to the drug store and bought a large bottle of bubble bath, and now if they should come in, I will be modestly covered with froth. "NO LOCKED DOORS L. A." Troubled? Write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cat 90069. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped, self - addressed envelope. For Abby's booklet; "How to Have a Lovely Wedding," send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal. 90069. New Weather Satellite Launched VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -Monitoring stations oh the East Coast expect the first signals Sunday from a new weattier satellite, launched into orbit to circle the globe once every 114 minutes while it takes pictures. The hatbox-shaped craft, measuring 22 by 24 inches, was sent aloft Friday. 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