The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 6, 1971 · Page 41
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"I know the PERFECT spot for our vacation this year!" 'Children of Your Own!" - - 4 Fact or Fancy Hutchinson News Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1971 Page 12 Marks 86th Birthday at Dinner Instant Vacation Was Tremendous Idea By ERMA BOMBECK and BIL KEANE •xcerpttd from ID* book 'JUST WAIT TILL YOU HAVE CHILDREN OF YOUR OWN I' Copyright (e) 1*71 by Erma Bombeck and Bll Keant. Published by Doubleday a Company, Inc. My husband looked up from his paper one evening, clicked his fingers and said, "I've got a tremendous idea. Let's take an instant vacation." "A what?" we asked. "An instant vacation. One that is spontaneous. No preparation, no planning. Just go. We'll get up tomorrow morning, throw a few clothes in a paper bag and a few goodies in the cooler and take off to Pollution Lake. Would you all like that?" "We'd love it," they all shouted. "Good. Then it's settled," he said, snuggling down with his paper. "Oh, this is going to be exciting," I said. "We've never done anything impulsive before. One of you kids get on the phone and call the vet. Tell him we'll drop the dogs off on our way out of town tomorrow. I'll put a note in my mailbox to stop the mail and one in the milk- box to turn off the milkman for a few days. Oh, and I'd better get hold of my egg man." "Do you suppose Frank could take my paper route?" said my son. "And maybe take care of the hamster and the tropical fish?" "I suppose so," I mused. "Call him and when you're finished I have to use the phone to call Elsa and tell her I won't be able to drop those five hundred coat hangers for the Scouts off on Sunday. Maybe on the way out of town I'll drop them off at Fanny Flack's house. Oh, it is fun being impulsive." I grinned. Instant Vacation "Mom, what should I do about my dental appointment?" asked my daughter. "Call your friend Carol, and have her call the dentist for you first thing in the morning. Tell her it's important or we'll have to pay for the visit if we don't cancel. Listen, someone get in the car and run out for some mayonnaise for the potato salad. I'll get the cake in the oven while you're all taking baths. And don't forget to get the sleeping bags out of the attic and aired and the cooler off the shelf in the garage." "We have a turtle collection in it." "Then get them out." "Want me to unplug all the electrical stuff?" "Don't do that until just before we go to bed. Listen, while I am thinking of it, get your father's shirts. On the way out of town, we'll drop them off in the laundry slot. There's nothing worse than beginning a week without any shirt." "Mom, I was going to the library tomorrow to return my books." "No problem. We'll drop them off at the library on our way out of town. We have to deposit a check anyway and it's right down from our bank." "Okay, and what about someone to cut the grass?" "Oh, for crying out loud," interrupted their father. "How much can the grass grow in 48 hours? You are all making a big deal out of this. It's supposed to be spontan ..." "And it is a great idea," I said. "I hate calculated things. They never turn out. But an instant vacation. Snap it up with the laundry, kids. While it's drying, I'll get out and buy new underwear." "HOLD IT!," said their father. "I know I'm a fool for asking, but what do we need with new underwear?" "Can you imagine for a minute," I said, "that I would put this family in a car on the highways with raggy underwear? Instant vacation or not, I have my pride. Can't you see having an accident and a patrolman telling the press, 'The ones with the new cars with all the fancy gadgets are always the ones with safety pins in their shorts.' I'd die of humiliation. There are certain moments in a person's life when they should definitely have new underwear like when you get married, graduate, go into the Army or on a vacation. Maybe you want to be known in the ward as the 'multiple fracture with tacky underpinnings,' but not me. I'll be back in a jiffy. Do you want me to pick up film while I'm out? Sun lotion? A road map?" "What about the key to the house, Mom?" "We'll drop it off at Grandma's on the way to the post office. I wrote your sister, dear. You know how she calls the police when she calls and we don't answer. Have I forgotten anything?" "That is the most incredible question I have ever heard," said my husband. "Good, then carry on. I'm off to the beauty shop. Luckily Elaine could work me in tonight. You impulsive devil you," I said, tweaking my husband's cheek, "you'll make gypsies of us yet." Next: Money Deficiency | Lon Lawson of Langdon was honored at a dinner Sunday in the Lerado Community Building in observance of his 86th birthday. Guests were Mrs. Lawson and: Dave Clough. Messrs. and Mmes. Robert Futks and children, Terry and Scof- ty; Merle Fluke, Turon; Pearl Murphy, Hutchinson; Payne Lawson, Maurice Lawson, Mrs. Don Rudicel and children, Debbie. Denise and David, Penalosa. Mmes. J. B. Lewis and daughters, Annette, Betty, Cindy and Diana, Pratt; John Conley, Cunningham; Goldie Snell, Kingman; Messrs. and Mmes. Lynn Bryant, Wayne Bryant and daughter, Sharon, Ponca City, Okla.; and Leonard Nickels and daughter, Janelle, Claflln. Messrs. and Mmes. Donald Murphy and children, Dan and Kim; Doyle Mauck, Langdon; Vernon Clough and daughter, Vonda; Robert Crane and children, Randy and Tila, Wichita; and John Snell and son, Jetfrey, South Haven. MRS. LeROY Boswell was hostess in the Boswell home at Kingman for a surprise party honoring Mr. Boswell in observance of his birthday. Guests were Messrs. and Mmes. David Waffoner, Mullinville; Bob Fairchild, Lowell Fairchild, Frank Dodge, Frank Smith, Mike Fairchild, and Darrell Trickel. THE 26TH annual reunion of the Crotts family was held in the Langdon City Hall. New officers elected were Mmes. Lawrence L. Wickstrom, Penalsoa, president; Daniel L. Goble, Wichita, secretary; Marson H. French, Partridge, treasurer; and William F. Peterson, 3006 Sierra Pkwy., registrar. Present were: Mrs. William F. Peterson, Hutchinson; M. Evelyn Crotts, Messrs. and Mmes. Daniel L. Gobel, Roy Goble, Wichita; Clarion D. Maxwell, Meade; Marson H. French, Russell L. Crotts, Partridge; Dr. and Mrs. Abdelwahed Zhirl and children, Nadia, Karima and Jallla, Garden City; Harold Crotts and children, Wayne, Jon and Anne and Mr. Clarence Crotts, Turon. Raymond Rhodus, Mmes. Walter Crotts, Hugoton; Lawrence L. Wickstrom, Everett Crotts, Penalosa; Messrs. and Mmes. Robert Crotts and children, Roseanne, Sandra and Sharon, Cimarron; Lawrence Crotts and son, Jason; Miss Betty Ortego, Francis Ortego, Rfcky and Dora Mae Deardorf, Liberal. THE LEWIS Hall was the scene for a reunion and covered dish dinner of the Milhon family. Attending were: Mrs. Connie Long and son, Messrs. and Mmes. Bill Milhon, Herbert Willard, Hutchinson; Charles Milhon, Kenneth Milhon and family, Garden City; Elmer Seller, Nickerson; William R. Johnson, Hooker, Okla.; and Dale Milhon and children, Mike and Sandy, Great Bend. Mary Baldwin, Colorado; Sylvia Best, Mica, Gwena, Sasha, Krlsta Schnoebelen, Mrs. Betty Ary, Messrs, and Mmes. Clarence Titus, C. J. Titus, Otis Derley, Lewis; Robert Best and children, Tracio and Mike; and Norman Milhon and son, David, Lamed. THE STAFFORD City Park was the scene for the 20th annual Heyen reunion and basket dinner. The reunion next year will be the first Sunday in October, with Mmes. Virgil Rice, Glen Claycomb, Stafford, and T. G. Riley, Hutchinson, in charge of arrangements. Those attending were: Sondra and Susan Schmltt, Messrs. and Mmes. Dwayne Deckert, Pawnee Rock; Eldon Bunker and children, Linda, Carol, David and Barber; Franklin Green, St. John; T. G. Riley, Hutchinson; William Krug, Hudson; John Mills, Gage, Okla.; and Mrs. Anna Haynes, Moreland, Okla. Fred Heyen, W. H. Dierklng, Mmes. Glenn CJaycomb, Rosa Knoche, Dora Bunker, Lois Clair, Nettle Hey'en, Anna Brown, Minnie Bunselmeyer, Virgil Rice and daughter, Cynthia; Messrs. and Mmes. Frank Harmon and George Heyen. Mary Margaret, Joan and Nancy Powell, Messrs. and Mmes. Ralph Bunker, James Garey and children, Gail and Jamie; Irvin Heyen and son, Rocky; Ray Smith and sons, Rod and Ricky; Dow Manderscheid and children, Marcia and Linn, Stafford. MEMBERS OF the Mullinville Twentieth Century Club were guests for a meeting in the home of Mrs. R. W. Gallion. Mrs. Wayne C. Alford, who has been a member of the club for 54 years, was honored with a "This Is Your Life" program. In charge of the program were Mmes. Charles Sherer, Dwight Harp and Gallion, assisted by Mrs. Alford's daughters, Mmes. Frederick Blau, Ashland, and Nathan Hayes. A vocal duet was given by Mmes. J. W. Ireland and George Roberts, accompanied by Mrs. A. B. Sidener. Guests were Mmes. 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