The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on February 3, 1986 · Page 17
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 17

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, February 3, 1986
Page 17
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Fun The Salina Journal Monday, February 3,1986 Page 17 I like leaving future up to fate The Far Side If you don't believe that people put their faith in something larger than themselves, read on. A woman in Wichita, Kan., saw a sale on maternity clothes, 75 percent off. The fact that neither she nor her married daughters were pregnant did not deter her. She called her daughters, marched them in to try on the clothes, using pillows to get the right effect. In her maternal wisdom she said, "I'll put this in God's hands. Maybe someday you will need them." Here's the kicker. Today, that woman has four grandchildren. With my luck, if I had bought a maternity dress on sale, I would have gained 40 pounds for no reason. I too have put my future in the hands of fate. Before the holidays, I saw the dress of my dreams. It was a size 8. Week after week, I watched it being reduced. Then one day I marched in and bought it. It also was in God's hands. • It has been a month now and either one of two things has happened: (a) I've used up all my miracles or (b) God will direct me to a woman who does major alterations. Tank McNamara Erma Bombeck ' LOS ANGELES TIMES I want to believe that someone is watching over me and will reward me for my weaknesses, but that is sometimes not the case. I used to park my car in one of those spiraling garages adjacent to a large department store. You cannot imagine my horror when a bakery opened on the ground floor by the elevators. This called for serious bargaining with you-know-who. I said, "If the Good Lord wants me to buy a dozen doughnuts, all the elevators will be in flight and that is a signal for me to stop by the bakery and indulge myself. HOWEVER, if the elevator door is open at the precise moment I walk in the building and I do not have to run for it or have someone hold the door for me, it is divined that I pig out." I outgrew two seat belts in three years. Most of us are weak. It's easy to pretend that there are things over which we have no control, so we give in and leave our lives to chance. I had A friend who was childless, and she and her husband were debating whether or not to buy a house. With two paychecks, they could pull it off. If she couldn't work, it was impossible. She said if they weren't to have a house, she'd get a sign. That same month she turned up pregnant. Her comment was, "Did the sign have to be so dramatic? A simple message on the answering machine would have sufficed." I sorta like the idea of something mysterious intervening. I want to believe the woman in Wichita would never have become a grandmother if she hadn't noticed the sale. I want to believe all those doughnuts eventually made me a better person. If not, providence is just a place in Rhode Island. By Eugene Sheffer Hundreds of readers check the classified ads every day. Phone 8236363 and an ad-taker will help with your ad. "Oo. Sylvia! YouVe got to see this!... Ginger's bringing Bobby home, and even though her jaws can crush soup bones, Bobby only gets a tew nicks and scratches." The Family Circus ACROSS 1 _NaNa of TV 4 Not ital. 7 Brazil's neighbor: abbr. 11 Louisiana's Huey 13 Mimic 14 Bad day for Caesar? 15 Arab chief 16 Like the Hatter 17 Humorous poet 18 Takes out, to a proofreader 20 Key's partner 22 Eternity 24 Pirate trunks 28 Spanish nobleman 32 Island greeting 33 Disembark 34 Before 36 Biblical name 37 Open 39 Provide motivation 41 Lament 43 "Zip-A-Dee- Doo " 44 Scotsman 46 Unspoken 50 Ron's power 53 Cliburn or Heflin 55 Knob 56 Press 57 Old French coin 58 Corner 59 Charts 60 Soak flax 61 Stop up DOWN 1 Winter toy 2 Word with run or rule 3 Blue dye 4 Lamb's dad 5 October birthstone 6 French wine 7 Illusory pachyderm 8 Political org. 9 Thing, in law 10 Hardwood tree 12 Fairy- tale monsters 19 Turf square I EBQ DCJUEJU ODD DOQD BOOD CD BQBD HDDHD nan DOBGD EJDGHD DEE CO DDQE DDOG DDBD. I BEHH Ans. to yesterday's puzzle Avg. solution time: 25 min. 21 Haifa ballroom dance 23 Born 25 Oiroction in choral music 26 Norse god 27 Rational 28 Formless mass 29 Rant 30 "Many — Day" 31 Son of Cad 35 Goal 38 Anita's aunt 40 Held session 42 A pry 45 Aleiifon product 47 Package wrapper's need 48 Brainstorm 49 Abound 50 Energy 1 51 Epoch 52 Summit 54 Acorn, for one AMP lUt MGAP COACH „, AMBULANCE?" For Better or for Worse \foODIDHTNteF\hi~lS CRUS& RKV CRYPTOQUIP WHY ORE \OOSO COULD HflVePUTTfteiR FOOT THROOGH Tfte. "When you and Mommy got married how come you got to keep your maiden name and she didn't? TWPUBVQD RZT Z TUQBBC TVPAKQ, TQ RS'T WZUUSA Z AKDVC WRKTSUSD. Saturday's Cryptoquip: I LOST MY BIGGEST BAG, I'M SORRY TO SAY. IT IS A TOTE-ALL LOSS. ... IT fAOSeO FOR STATION iDeKTiFiCATiON UASTNiGHtT.. ...ANP r-^SNT SAiDA \MORD SiNCP I Today's Cryptoquip clue: Q equals O f> 1986 King Features Syndicate, Inc. The Lockhorns Hagar the Horrible PIPM'T^AVr^ "MAY6E YOU PIP FOLLOW THE RECIPE CLOSELY" BUT you NEVER QUITE CAUGHT UP WITH IT. " ACTUAL LV,H£'6 AN ORANGE MEATBALL WITH 5TRIPES OH, HE'S A REGI5TERE.P YELLOW TABBV WITH PISTINGUI6HE.P LINEAGE HI,THIS 16 JON ARBOCKLE./VW CAT NEEP5 A CHECKUP... \WHAT KINPOFCATI6HE? YOU'RE RI6HT..IVE OFTEN UJONPEREPWHATITWOULP BE LIKE TO LIVE WHERE IT POESN'T SNOW... SHOVEL YOUR WALK? LOOK I MAPE THREE DOLLARS SHOVELING . 5IPEWALKS! YOU RE LUCKY WE LIVE UJHERE IT SNOWS Wizard of id Hi and Lois THAT LOOK'S Nice oN You Rex Morgan M.D. Beetle Bailey ALTHOU&H YOU NEVER METT MY HUSBAWD/ FRAWK SAID THE FIRST THIH& HE THOUGHT WAS THAT MAYBE HE COULt? GET YOU AMD THIS FELLOW -TO6ETHEK.' HIS NAME'S TOV\ t KAY, MY HUSBAND WAS OH, YEAH* HOW ABOUT TURTLES... SNAILS...SLOTHS? BELIEYE ME, BEETLES HAVE THEM ALL TELLIW6 A\E ABOUT THIS MAN WHO HAS JUST COME TO TOWN, A REAL MICE GUY, 26 YEARS OLt? AND SINGLED HE HASNT MET ANYONE;—AND WOULD LIKE TO — BEETLE, YOU ARE THE LAZIEST CREATURE OH THE FACE OF THE EARTH.' 1 DON'T KNOW, FLORENCE ! I WAS NEVER LUCKY WITH BLIND DATES .' Born Loser THAT'S HIS FIFTH FINALS THIS TERM NEVER MIND, STAY WITH YOUR STUDIES L WE'RE HAVING ( FINALS.DAG> HOW ABOUT A HAND SHOVEUNS THE DRIVEWAY ? ALWAV5 BCTTEK

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