San Antonio Express from San Antonio, Texas on December 21, 1967 · Page 58
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San Antonio Express from San Antonio, Texas · Page 58

San Antonio, Texas
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Thursday, December 21, 1967
Page 58
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nn Landers Column Praised by Patient Ÿ SI r * DEAR ANN LANDERS: I *m a man 43 years old. Nine years ago I was committed to a state mental hospital. Time and feeling deserted me. I was able to maintain a continuing interest in only one tiling — your column. Some days, reading Ann Landers was the only act 1 was aware Cf performing. I cannot say I particularly enjoyed your column or that it uplifted me in any way, or that 1 learned anything "from it. I had no sense of cither liking it or disliking it. It didn't make me feel especially comfortable or uncomfortable. I lust knew that every day I had to read Ann Landers. For a long time I gave up hope that I would ever be a functional, whole human being again. Then gradually I began to see signs that I was getting LANDERS SAYS thank vou. SEATTLE - JOHN OF [fan Antonio (Erpress ÏAM ILY Thursday, Dec. 21, 1967 Page 1-G better. Today 1 am well on my way to recovery'. Now I know why I read your column every day. It was because you expressed a note of sympathy and understanding for the mentally ill. Possibly this is what kept alive in me that small flicker of hope. I just wanted to say Miss Edith Gildemeister Marries Spt. Humensky Miss Edith Diane Gildemeister and Sgt. Albert Andrew Humensky Jr. were married Saturday in Chapel No. 1, Lackland AFB. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Donald Howell oficiated. Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Gildemeister are parents of the bride. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Humensky of Pittsburgh. Miss Diana A. Gonzalez was maid of honor, and Miss Betty L. Milam was the bridesmaid. Best man was Sgt. George McAlister III. Airman l.C. Roger Runstadler ushered. A reception was held in the chapel reception hall. MRS. A. A. HUMENSKY JR. Mi ss Annella Sue Bell Is Honoree at Parties Pre-nuptial parties are being1 given for Miss Annella Sue Bell, bride-elect of Thomas Anthony: Egbert. The rehearsal dinner will be given Thursday by the bridegroom-elect’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Egbert, in Earl Abel’s. Mrs. Samuel L. Kone will be the hostess for the bridesmaids’ luncheon Friday in San Antonio Country Club. Miss Bell and Mr, Egbert will be married Friday in Baptist Temple. Miss Janie Word and Miss Diane Allison honored the bride-elect with a personal shower in Waco. A ricebag party and luncheon was given by Mrs. Edwin L. Grainge. Hostesses for a tea and miscellaneous shower were Mmes. Herbert Meiners, Robert Kingston Jr., Gary Bridges, Joe Young and Richard Fennell. Mrs. H.R. Weir and daughter Kathy feted Miss Bell with a pottery and crystal shower, and Mrs. A. Dan Pyka was hostess for a coke party. DEAR SEATTLE: Yours Is a remarkable letter. I have never received a finer compliment. Thank you. ★ ★ ★ DEAR ANN LANDERS: May I respond to Mrs. Clean — the mother-in-law who feels so sorry for her son. If the boy w as raised in an immaculate home, I’m sure it must hurt her to see him living “in all that dirt.” I know how you feel, Mrs. Clean, because my own mother-in-law has expressed exactly the same sentiments to everyone who would listen. I admit our home is not as clean as hers, but then whose is? She has made such a fetish of a spotless house that it Is pretty nearly a sickness. It is interesting to me. however, that my husband finds h i s mother’s immaculate home as unappetizing as she must find our “pig pen.” I know this is true becaiii* I have had to drag him over to his mother’s clean house every two weeks for the last eight years. So you see, my dear, it takes more than bleaches, detergents, furniture polish and wax to make a home inviting. - BATTERED BUFFER BETWEEN A BOY AND HIS MOTHER DEAR BUFF: You speak the truth, Girl. Thanks for saying it. Take that and that and that, Mrs. Clean! ^ DEAR ANN LANDERS: After receiving a formal announcement of the wedding of a close friend's daughter, I sent a rather costly gift. I heard around town that on the honeymoon the bride decided she had made a terrible mistake. Four weeks after the marriage she filed for divorce. Yesterday I received the bill for the gift. The bride has told several people she has no intention of returning the wadding gifts; in fact, she plans to exchange some of the gifts for clothes. Am I wrong in feeling resentful? — HAD- SVILLE DEAR HAD: If the wredding had not come off, the bride would surely have been obligated to return the gifts. But once married, whether for four weeks or four minutes, the bride need not return any- ting. _ . HOLIDAY PRINT —Jessica models a two-piece dress of featherweight wool challis in warm shades of brown, yellow and cognac. The dress features a flip pleated skirt and is from the Heiser collection at Carl's. Jessica is a Ben Shaw model. Champagne Party Fetes Couple Mrs. E.F. Meis Jr. and be hostesses for a miscellaneous daughter. Miss Sue Meis, will I shower Thursday in their home. Miss Kathryn Trammell entertained with a champagne _____ cocktail buffet in her home 4 DIT' 4 T II '’I1!/ Wednesday complimenting hen /¡IdtUO A I) II A I O I {llll great nephew, Lt. Stephen Thorp and his fiance, Miss Paula Jogl. The Jogl-Throp wedding will take place Friday in Ft. Sam Houston Chapel No. 1. ¡BEAUTY AFTER Airlines Book Makes Good Gift By EDYTH T. McLEOD If you fly or are interested in flying, from here to there, you will find fun and fact in a new book entitled, “Coffee, Tea or Me?” It’s written by two airline stewardesses, Trudy Baker and Rachel Jones. Some of what you thought actually goes on This would make a clever hostess gift and, perhaps, a last-minute gift under the Christmas tree. The illustrations are delightful. If you have a daughter interested in becoming an airline stewardess, by all means, give her this book to read In a more serious vein, when an article on “shadow children” (those slow to learn although of average or above-average intelligence) appealed in a national magazine, then* was such an overwhelming response that it was mandatory that a book be written on the subject. So * Shadow Children” by Careth Eihngson came into being. Miss EUtngson is a mature woman of great dedication. Her book will make a great contribution to those children in need of remedial aid. H you have grandchildren in the “shadow” group, have their mother read this learned book Miss Ellingson answers all the important questions about children who have had, up until now, little aid and understanding. A New York “Happening.” This is a most heart-warming story, I believe. One cold day recently, I stood at the comer of 5th Avenue and 76th Street in Manhattan, looking desperately for a taxi. But a dreadful windstorm came tearing across from Central Park It was fast and furious ami I was freezing. There were no taxis in sight (as usual). Suddenly a taxi with two women in the hack stopped and the driver called out to me, “Lady, you’ll be blown away. My ladies say you can get in the hack, too Jump in the front seat with me.” 1 did I asked the women if they minded and they were so gracious. The taxi driver delivered them to their hotel and then drove me home. And was I glad The gracious ladies were from Muskegon, Mich. They were visiting New York to see the shows and sight* and, believe me, the> made hi mr as far as I’m concerned. No one ever asks a stranger to share a cab anymore This was a delightful adventure. I’m still enormously grateful I wasn’t feeling well that day; in fact, I’d just been to see the doctor and their kindness meant a great deal. Need I say that the taxi driver was also a real gentleman, ★ ★ ★ Another book that I find fascinating is “A Place Called Sweet Apple" by Celestine Sibley, the Georgia columnist and staff writer on the Atlanta Constitution. Almost everyone has seen a charming, dilapidated place in the country, loved and wanted to have it, to restore it, too. We usually ride on and forget but not Celestine Sibley. She bought such a place and restored it and named it “Sweet Apple,” down in Georgia, near Atlanta. She mixes information on how “Sweet Apple” grow and gives man’elous recipes for real Georgia food. I am especially intrigued because, as many of you know, I am a Georgian. This is a book to cherish. A ★ ★ “Would it be proper for a woman of 55 to visit New York City alone? I want to see some of the Broadway shows.” — D. D, There is no reason why you shouldn’t visit New York alone. You can go to matinees or evening shows. Take taxis back to your hotel. ★ ★ ★ Hope you are getting your Christmas buying completed— and do remember that books make wonderful gifts Members of Alamo chapter, American Business Women’s Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Party House. “Assuming Community Res* ponsibihty’’ will be the topic of an address by the Rev. Will Arden Grove Schaefer. Mrs. Fred McDowell ¡will be the vocational speaker. “ anything, darling is long as it’s a frost mink! trkling as black diamonds, a three- tarter coat in natural dark ranch mink, he lustrous skins worked in the round. The gift of gifts, 1600 . 00 . Third Floor, Frost’s Downtown, and Fashion Square. frost bros.

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