The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on February 2, 1986 · Page 16
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The Salina Journal Sunday, February 2,1986 Page 16 Wife compares good marriage to a circle ,' Dear Ann Landers: You recently reprinted a letter that first ran in the early 1970s about how to make a good marriage. You laughed at yourself and admitted times have changed. I am enclosing a column, also from the early 70s, which is timeless. I have carried it in my wallet all these years. The date is missing, so I don't know exactly when it appeared. This column made a big difference in my life. It kept me from making some serious mistakes. You have . helped so many people, Ann, and I'm sure you can help many more if you run that column again. — Avid Reader in Iowa Dear Avid: Here it is. I'm glad you asked. The message is indeed timeless. \ Dear Ann: I'd like to comment on that letter signed "Woke Up Too Late." I think the gal is still asleep. She said, "At least a prostitute can Ann Landers NEWS AMERICA have a day off and spend her money as she pleases." Then she went on to gripe because a wife must prepare her husband's meals, raise his children, put up with his relatives, run his errands, keep his house in order, take care of him when he's sick, etc. Why did she get married if she wants to live a completely selfish life? My husband is a laborer. He leaves the house at 7 a.m. and puts in a long, hard day's work. If he can get overtime he grabs it. When he comes home at night he paints the house, fixes whatever needs it (and something always does), keeps our car running and helps with the kids. At the end of the week he hands me his paycheck and apologizes because it isn't more. He never complains when I give him ground meat in 11 different forms. At night when he puts his arms around me and pulls me close I feel whatever I've done for him during the day wasn't enough. Love and marriage are like a circle. The more you do for a man, the more he loves you. The more he loves you, the more he tries to do for you. The more he tries to do for you, the more you love him. And so it goes. It's so simple. Why don't more people figure it out.—Ohio Dear Ohio: I've read nearly a million letters but yours got to me as few have. The next time you fix ground meat in one of those 11 forms, please know you are the envy of thousands of women who will be dining on filet mignon or guinek hen tonight. You have life's most precious gift, the feeling that you are needed and a husband who adores you. This makes you a very rich lady. Dear Ann Landers: I have been reading your column for years and wish to offer my belated congratulations on your 30th anniversary. However, you deserve credit for seven columns more than the 10,950 you calculated, using 365 days a year for 30 years as your base. You forgot Leap Year, which comes every four years. That means an extra day, namely Feb. 29. This gives you another seven columns, which makes a grand total of 10,957. How did you forget THAT? — Reader in Milton, Fla. Dear Milton: It's worse than you thought. Feb. 29 was my mother's birthday! (Write to Ann Landers in care of News America Syndicate, 1703 Kaiser Avenue. Irvine, Calif. 92714.) Cat box gravel rids deep freeze of odor Dear Heloise: Recently, we lost -'everything in our deep freeze. The : smell was terrible. I tried everything, bleach, ammonia wash, char- 'coal.etc. My daughter and I discovered cat box gravel. We put shoeboxes filled ^with fresh gravel in the freezer and closed it up for three days. When we opened it up, the odor was gone. I used it on my carpet too. A can of beverage spilled on the carpet. I wiped up all I could, but it was still wet and sticky. I put some directly on the rug. The moisture, stickiness and odor was gone. There must be hundreds of ways to use cat box gravel plus what it was made for. — C.E.K. You are right, it has many uses and even if you don't have a cat, it's > worth having around. — Heloise W-*. t L'-' Dear Heloise: It seems a shame to ethrow away some of the beautiful ».pictures that come on calendars. But certainly don't want to take up room saving old calendars. Here's what I do: I cut the pictures off and save them in picture frames (8x10) which match. Choose four pictures from Heloise's hints KING FEATURES your calendar collection to fit the season and you will have a beautiful grouping for a wall. These can be changed as each season rolls around, for who wants snow pictures up on the wall in July? Also makes good pictures for the children's room as many calendars feature dogs, cats and other interesting animals for the kiddies to identify. — Mary Barnes You certainly can find as beautiful pictures on calendars as in framed prints sold in stores. As far as snow scenes in the summer, I like them. They make me feel cool when it's sweltering outside and visa versa, summer scenes in the winter are refreshing. — Heloise Dear Heloise: Recently I read about a lady who puts her gas cap on the seat so she won't forget it and drive off without it. My hint is for all those who have locking caps. I keep the key on the ring with the rest of my car keys. When I unlock my gas cap, I leave the keys attached in it and lay it on the trunk in front of me. After I pump the gas, I don't forget the cap because naturally I can't drive away without my keys.—Lori Be sure and keep an eye on your keys.—Heloise Dear Heloise: For do-it-yourself homeowners, a good habit to adopt is that of identifying each can of paint you use so a year or years later you will know what kind of paint it is, latex or oil, what it was used for, and when it was used (month and year). This can be done by affixing a piece of masking tape to the bottom of the can and printing the type of paint and its use on it. The paint can lid should be tightly secured, of course. Why not just write it on the label? Because labels often lack enough space, are too glossy to take ink, and will often be covered with paint by the end of the job. — West Orange Fred Sounds like good advice for anyone who paints.—Heloise Dear Heloise: I found an easy way for people with back problems to clean a bathtub. Try using a sponge mop. It saves stooping and bending as well as the back. —L. Crews Dear Heloise: To make our bathroom smell nice and fresh, I buy a small bottle of wintergreen oil flavor which costs about 69 cents and can be found at most drugstores. I put a few drops on a cotton ball and put it in my bathroom windows. This lasts about a month and costs less than the air fresheners, — Dwanna Gibson Dear Heloise: Store flat sheets of wrapping paper in a paper accordion file holder. Label each slot according to occasion. Enclose extra gift or occasion cards along with the appropriate paper. Also, paper wrapped on tubes will hold up better if you slip it off and place it inside the same tube.—R. W. (Write to Heloise in care of Hints from Heloise, King Features Syndicate, 235 E. 45th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017.) Your Dental Health by Brian Schaulis, D.D.S. IMMEDIATE DENTURES One of the cosmetic miracles of modern dentistry is the "immediate denture". These are constructed BEFORE all remaining natural teeth arc removed and inserted as soon as the final teeth are extracted. Naturally, they will need some adjustments as your swollen gums recede back to normal, but it's a darn sight better than facing the public with no teeth while your dentures arc being constructed in the laboratory. In this procedure, the back teeth are removed out the front teeth arc allowed to remain. When the gums arc healed, impressions are taken with the front teeth still in place and dentures are prepared. When the day of reckoning arrives, the front teeth (and perhaps a few others which may have remained) arc ex- tracted and your "immediate dentures" are inserted at the same appointment. Ilcding beneath the immediate denture is usually uneventful. One might expect pain to result from wearing a denture over an area from which teeth have been extracted, but just the opposite occurs. The immediate denture acts as a protective covering for the jaw as it is healing. *** Drs. Harry J. Jett & Brian Schaulis welcome your questions about dentistry. Write Jett Dental Center. 950 Elmhurst Blvd., Salina, Ks. 67401. 913-827-4401. A public service with the aim of promoting a better dental health environment. \l If you own a bird you no longer want, we'll give your feathered friend a beautiful home. We accept all sizes and kinds of birds. Give us a call at 825-6739. Amish quilters meet 'English' at auction NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (AP) — The Amish women sat quietly and expressionless, a sea of white-capped heads bowed, scribbling into notebooks the money received for weeks and months of eye-straining labor. The buyers, mostly sharp-eyed suburban housewives with checkbooks in hand, scrutinized the colorful stage for the prettiest at the lowest price. At the twice yearly quilt auction in the heart of northwestern Pennsylvania's Amish country, two cultures meet in an economic free-for-all where a good price depends entirely on one's perspective. "The prices aren't what they should be," an Amish seamstress, dressed in a dark blue smock and rough black boots, said to her companion as one quilt sold for only $135. "These prices are really good," whispered an "English," or non-Amish buyer, to her friend. About 200 people, mostly female and at least half of them Amish, packed New Wilmington's tiny Grange Hall on a recent rainy afternoon to view the parade of patchworks, appliques and embroidered masterpieces. Amish women, sitting together in long rows of wooden, folding chairs, craned their necks to view the quilts fetching the highest prices. "They see what sells one year and that's what they make for the next auction," auctioneer Dale Cunningham explained before the sale. In front, Cunningham and his partner, Bob White, cajoled and corralled the "English" buyers as two girls carried quilt after quilt up and down the aisles. Schoolhouse designs competed with log cabins, butterflies went eyeball to eyeball with bowties, and starbursts took on the Texas lone star. NOW... 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