Journal Plus Wednesday, April 10,1985 Page 6 Petty teen problems important to them Dear Ann Landers: Please print something a lot of teens will understand. It's a message to my mother. Yes, Mom, I know my "little disappointments" are no big deal. I'm just a kid. What problems could I possibly have? When I'm an adult I'll, find out what real trouble is. This is what you keep telling me. But I really do have problems — serious ones that bug me a lot. Why don't you understand? They may be petty to you, but they are very important to me. You say you had a miserable childhood and by comparison mine is easy. Yours was hard physically maybe, but not emotionally. You say I am ungrateful, that I take everything for granted and don't appreciate anything. You keep telling me how much you sacrificed for me. I'm sure you don't realize how hard I try to please you. When you come home from work tired you feel you have a right to be demanding and nasty-tempered. You tell me to shut up when I start to talk about my day. When you are in a rotten mood you expect me to cater to you. I feel like crying when you don't notice any of the things I did to please you. Instead you beef about the work that isn't done and complain because I didn't set the table right or the vegetables are a little overcooked. You tell me these are supposed to be the best years of my life. Don't you remember the change from adolescence to adulthood can be very rough? It's hard for me to believe you were young once. Give me a break, Mom, I want to get along With you. Please meet me halfway. — I Am Your Daughter Dear Daughter: I wonder how many teenagers you spoke for today. On behalf of all of them I want to thank you for a very good letter. Dear Ann Landers: Last week I attended a funeral visitation. It was extremely sad. A 13-year-old girl had committed suicide. "Sally" was 5-2, thin, petite, blonde and wanted desperately to belong. She tried out for cheerleading and didn't make it. In fact, she failed to get into a single club she had signed up for. The girl looked so unhappy my heart ached for her. A few weeks ago Sally won a raffle. It was a certificate from a pizza place that entitled her to invite 14 friends to a pizza dinner. She turned down the prize because she said she didn't have 14 friends. At the funeral home • I sat and watched the school kids come through in droves. I counted well over 100 in the 45 minutes I was there. Later I learned more than Ann Landers FIELD ENTERPRISES 200 had been in and signed the guest book. The longer I watched the angrier it made me. Dozens of teen-agers placed a single flower in the casket. Many touched her hand and wept as they moved along. I wanted to take those kids and shake them. If they cared so much for her why did they wait until she died before they let her know it? Sally left this world believing she didn't have a single friend. If just one of those kids who passed her casket had taken the time Vnd trouble to show her a little kindness, that dear girl might be alive today. Please print this for all the Sallys out there for whom there may still be a chance. — Bitter in Cincinnati Dear Cincinnati: Here's your letter with my thanks for having written it. I don't know where people get the idea that teen-age years are the happiest. My mail does not reflect that notion. I sense a lot of anxiety, feelings of inadequacy and insecurity. I hope what you have written will move some teen-agers to seek out the not-so-popular, not-so-beautiful (or handsome) kids at school and make them feel better about themselves. It takes so little effort and it could be, as you pointed out, a matter of life or death. Dear Ann Landers: I believe the New Jersey law that holds the host responsible for quests who get drunk in his home and then drive is a good one. But what can be done about guests who arrive "feeling good"? They aren't exactly intoxicated but they have had several drinks elsewhere and the one or two served by the host puts them over the edge. Please reply in print. This is important. — High Point, N.C. Dear H.P.: Whether the guest had a headstart elsewhere is irrelevant. The condition of the guest when he leaves is the issue. No host or hostess should permit a drunken guest to drive himself home. I believe the New Jersey law is bound to provide party-givers with an incentive to keep an eye on the door come departure time. (Write to Ann Landers in care of Field Newspaper Syndicate, 1703 Kaiser Ave., Irvine, Calif., 92714.) OUTDOQRDBCKS LEND AHEAUHY GLOW TO RVLE COMPLEXIONS. For less than the cost of an Hawaiian vacation, you can have your own place in the sun, at home. Sun decks are easy do-it-yourself projects. So they're a great way to add space and value to a home without getting burned. 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Stir in meat, apples and red pepper. Salt and pepper to taste. Heat thoroughly. Garnish with parsley. Serves 3 to 4. Recipe can be halved. * One-quarter cup additional beef broth can be substituted for white wine. Per serving: Approximately 317 calories, 24 grams protein, 17 grams fat, 15 grams carbohydrates, 53 milligrams cholesterol and 239 milligrams sodium. Apple and Corned Beef Hash % cup prepared gravy 1 teaspoon prepared mustard 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish 1 tablespoon oil 2 cups cooked corn beef, diced 2 cups cooked potato, diced 1 Golden Delicious apple, diced V4 cup chopped green onion Vt cup chopped parsley Combine corned beef, potato, apple, green onion and parsley. Combine gravy, mustard and horseradish; stir into corned beef mixture. Heat oil in skillet; spread corned beef mixture evenly in skillet. Cook over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated; turn occasionally. Serves 3 to 4. Recipe can be halved. 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