Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on August 31, 1963 · Page 17
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 17

Garden City, Kansas
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Saturday, August 31, 1963
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Life Begins at Forty Phone Is Almost Essential to Retirees By ROBERT PETERSON ' Q. "My wife and I arc fussing over the phone. I tell her we should take it out and save the $10 a month it costs us, which would go a long way toward casing the pinch of living on social security. But she sa'ys she'd rather have the phone than me and that if the phone goes so docs she. What do you think?" A. I think she's kidding In any case, a phone is a necessity these days, not only as a means of keeping in touch with family and friends but as a safety measure in case of emergency. Surely you can scout up some kind of a part- time job to supplement your pension so you can hang onto both your phone and youx spouse. Q. "You're alwa'ys crowing about how marvelous it is to grow old in these modern times. But it seems to me old folks wer e better off at the turn of the century. In those days they usually lived with their children, could work as long as they were able, and received more respect. Don't you agree?" A- No. Elders at the turn of the century may have lived closer to their families. But they did not receive a penny of social security, physicians could treat few of thei r ills effectively, there were no clufbs or organizations for them, they couldn't buy. health or hospital insurance, and society was indifferent to them as a group. Many elders like to ramble sentimentally about the good old days. But any objective appraisal will reveal that the good old days are the ones we're enjoying right now. Q. "Why are you always yapp- in,g about activity and work for older people. Why not just let the poor souls retire and enjoy life?" A. That's all right with me, but it doesn't generally agree with the people themselves. In the words of famed geriatrician Edward L. Bortz, M.D., "There is a strict biological law which says that when any part of the body is not in use, it dries up." This law applies to the mind, too- That's why we've got to encourage older people to keep busy and active if they want to retain physical and mental health. Q. "My husband wa s never much of a success and now that he's retired on a fraction of his NOT ELIGIBLE This motorist is not eligible for ./Etna Casualty's new Auto-Rite Insurance; only safe drivers are. Why should you pay the high insurance rates caused by careless drivers? Join the thousands who save money on automobile insurance with high quality, low-cost Auto-Rite. MILLER INSURANCE AGENCY 118 E. Chestnut BR 6-3512 MEMBER GARDEN CITY INSURANCE: BOARD 9. Evtnttt Mlltar former income, my dreams of seeing Erope and living in a bcatuiful home will never be more than just that. 1 feel life has passed me by and I don't deny I'm bitter. Do you blame me?" A. We all have to modify our dreams as we grow'older. Make the most of what you have. Stop equating happiness with trips to Europe, beautiful houses, and other desires. Savor your good health and the affection of your family and friends. Get acquainted with that fine old maxim that says, "Happiness comes not in having much but in being content with little." Q.-"As I grow older two things haunt me — fear of not having enough money and of becoming an invalid who must be cared for by others. Is this normal?" A- Yes. Several studies have shown that the two" greatest fears of elders are the possibility of financial dependency on others and of becoming ill and unable NEW LINCOLN 180-AMP AC WELDER Now $110.00 WELDERS SUPPLY Phone BR 6-4861 ATTENTION—EARLY CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS! We are now taking Christmas Gift Orders to be delivered in December. SWISS made watches from 9.95 Novelty watches • $ 19.95 up Transistor Radios from ...,,... $4.95 Tape Recorders $ 19.95 up Console Stereo Sets $79.95 Walkie-Talkies from $9.95 Record Playeri from $29.95 Electric Guitars $49.95 up Electric Toothbrushes $9.95 Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks from $19.95 Cameras from $4.95 Come in and see these items and many other items of highest quality at BELOW WHOLESALE PRICES, or Call BR 6-8120 lor appointment. ELLIOTT IMPORTERS 418 Davis Street Garden City, Kansas to care for one's self. But find confidence hi the fact that relatively few people are destined to become totally dependent on others in their old age. Page 18 Garden City Telegram Saturday, August 31, 1963 HUNTING FISHING MOUNTAIN VACATION Southern Colorado Diversified Announces a different- more relaxing type of vacation. Enterprises Why own a mountain cabin on a small acreage when you can vacation on a sprawling mountain ranch—modern cabins — fish — hunt — explore — home- cooked ranch meals. All of this is available to a limited number of recommended guests. Ten weeks vacation over a ten year period—one week each year —all ten weeks in one year — or any way you want it. Just £ day's drive from your home. Future reservations now being processed. Address inquiries to: S.C.D.E., Box 3114, Pueblo, Colo. BEETLE BAILEY TRY THIMKN9 OF IT THIS WAY, BEETLE.. I'M NOT SERVING YOU ESSPLANTON TOP OF HOMINV ETTA KETT THANKS FOR THE TERRIFIC DINNER, MRS.KETTV IF YOU ARE ALL GOING TO THE FIEST MOVIE. YOU'D BETTEP HURRY/ COME OW, PE.STY, LET'S DO TME. DISHES FOR MRS.KETT/ MICKEY MOUSE. © 16M W«lt Dbnay Production* Wtrld Klrfu Kturvid I bislrlbuUUbyKimrt'"«UrM 8yndJ«ti. POGO M6 TH6l?£'£ A AWPWL. UOf Of fOOPASMJ IN THfc 0/?eg2& % 00Uf THIS INfggPUANgTAffV 0ATHIN' AUTy CONT&^T 10 Mew WHO MM CQ5M06, tut

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