THE BRANDON SUN, Thursday, May 18, 1Â»70 12 At wit's end The class puts on a play By ERMA BOMBECK "Hey mom," said my eight- year-old, "our sex education class is giving a play." Now right off, friends, I! knew it wasn't going to be Gilbert and Sullivan's "HMS Pinafore." "What's your play about?" I asked cautiously. "It's dumb," he said. "We're supposed to show our parents what we've learned in sex education class. It's got girls in it." Did I tell them when they started this sex education bit that they'd Lake our babies and turn them into smutty- tongued Clifton Fadimans? Sky King and Penny weren't racy enough for them. Oh no, they had to tell them how chickens ruined a good breakfast egg. "What are you call- ing your play?" 1 persisted. "We're calling it 'Hair.' " If I had known my son was going to end up this way, I'd never have severed the umbilical cord. I'd have bought an extension for it. "Do you have a big part?" "Only a walk-on," he yawned. "You'll hurry, won't you. son?" 1 asked. "Whatya talking about, mom? I just walk to the cen- tre of the stage and say, 'I'm a dirty word. Can you guess my name?'" When Sam Levenson writes about it, it's funny. But when it's your own children, it's tragic. I wondered if the local press would protect minors going on 43. Or would they print them standing there on the stage in their hip vaccinations with a clever caption under them reading, "The (Under) Age Of Aquarius." "I'll need a costume," he said. "You will?" I brightened. "Wonderful. Mother will knit you a guitar or a long accordion." "Mom." he grimaced. "I'm only dandruff." "You're what?" "1 play the part of dandruff. The whole play is about hygiene junk for the hair and body." "That's a wonderful part," I grinned with relief. "It's a lousy part," he said. "1 wanted ' to be dirty fingernails. He doesn't have to take a bath the night of the play. The musical voices and the pleasure apparent in the students of speech arts received comment from Mrs. Alice Stirrup, examiner for Trinity College. London, England, ISUGENA MOORE with 727-2451 JO TURNBULL Miss Margaret Cross, a bride-elect of May 29, was guest of honor at the Suburban on May 21 with Mrs. C. 0. Meighen and Miss Linda Dinsdale as co-hostesses. A gift was presented to the honored guest. Mrs. Edward Dunfield and daughter, Mrs. Donald Lepper, entertained at dinner for some of the younger people in honor of Miss Barbara Povah, a bride of May 23. Mrs. J. E. Purdie and Mrs. Glen Rertnick entertained at a fondue parly, honoring Miss Povah. Out-of-town guests at the Taylor-Slacey wedding included Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Smith of Toronto, Ont.; Mr. and Mrs. R. Maskell of Hamilton, Ont.; Miss Mary Aikman of Vancouver, B.C.; Mr. and Mrs. C. Taylor of Calgary, Alta.; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Yeo, Heather and Nancy of Regina, Sask.; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Garbutt, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stanley Smyth and Debbie, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Dow, Miss Elvera Olson and Miss Jean Tibbie, all of Winnipeg. Mrs. Stanley Macintosh has returned home from New Westminster, B.C., where she attended the funeral of her uncle, the late Mr. T. 0. Johnston. Miss Patricia Chapin, a bride of June 5, was honored at a miscellaneous shower, May 20. given by the ladies oC Soulhminsler Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Delmar Chapin, mother of the guest of honor, was special guest. during her call in Brandon. Mrs. Stirrup heard, judged and marked the standings achieved by 19 pupils of Sister Geraldine MacDonald at St. Michael's Academy. Trinity College makes high demands on its scholars around the world, insisting on high standards and strict examinations. Honor s t a n d i n g s were achieved by Nancy Dick in the initial class and by three members of the Grade 1 class: Mark Baynlon, Catherine Bicknell and Sandra Domansky. Merit standings were won by Valiid Aidun and Jackie O'Donohoe in the introductory class. The Grade 1 pupils with merit marks were Gary K c n t o n Anderson, Bruce Gillespie, Elizabeth Kelleher. Robert Smith, Fiona Wiseman and David Wilkie. Two pupils in Grade 8 also won merit standings: George Nicholas Bass and Mrs. Lorraine M. Scott. Successful pass standings were achieved by Grade 3 pupils Cecelia Janice Jason and Brian O'Donohoe. by Grade 6 pupil Monique Bicknell and Grade 7 pupils Earl William Bass and Dennis Richard Breen. OPEN FRIDAY UNTIL 9 THREE-NINTY-NINE $4,99 POLYESTER JERSEY 60" wide. Machine or hand wash and dry. Save a dollar a yard Thurs., Fri. and Sat. Orchid, yellow, pink or aqua. 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My son-in-law and daughter in Fort Leavenworth. Kan., were entertaining at a late supper party a group of Canadian officers, including at least one general, who were on a lour of U.S. army bases. 1 wanted to be in on the preparalions bul T was leaving for home before the party. So a small conference was held and we decided a curry and a cheesecake would both be appropriate and could be made 24 hours in advance. CHICKEN CURRY (serves 14) 2 2 ] /2-to 3-pound chickens 0 cups water Diapers Add Vi cup Baking Soda to soak-water -- keeps diaper pail fresh. To soothe skin irritations and diaper rash add 1 tablespoons lo baby's bath. cow BRAND B A K I N G chicken fat (sec below) 3 teaspoons curry powder (or more) 1. large onion 4 medium-large stalks celery 3 medium apples I. cup flour \a teaspoon garlic powder 1 chicken bouillon cube 2 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons brown sugar I tablespoon soy sauce (about 4 or 5- cups cut-up chicken meat) (0 cups broth--see below) Â·"4 cup light raisins (optional but recommended) Simmer the chickens in the water, covered, for about l j /-i Bridge club notes The Brandon. Duplicate Bridge Club met May 25. with 10 tables hi play. Winners were: North - South: Mrs. M. Ulster and Mrs. V. Cook, GO.I: 15. Hayward and li. Sutherland, 56.2; Mr. and Mrs. A. McKnight, 5U.2; G. Brawn and T. Walker, 54.3. East-West: H. Hillaby ami Mrs. D. Carswell, 5G.2; J. Cuilen and W. Goodwill, 54,3: L. Perchaluk and R. Colpitls, 54.3: J. Ballesson and D. Lund, 52.7. The next regular session will be held June 1, at 8 p.m.. at the Prince Edward Hotel. People-Watching Kaye Wo we hours or until mcul begins ID Tall From bones. Transfer chickens to kitchen tray until cool enough to handle. Strain broth and cool and chill overnight. Strip chicken meat from bones and discard bones and skin. Cool, cover with foil and chill overnight. In the morning skim the fat [rum Die broth and melt it in a large pot. (I had about three-quarters cup of [at. I Add the curry powder, peeled and chopped onion, finely chopped celery, peeled and chopped apple and gently saute to "crack" the curry powder and soften but NOT BROWN the vegetables and fruit. Add the flour, garlic powder, bouillon cube and salt and stir to blend in flour. Then add raisins, lemon juice, brown sugar, soy sauce and broth and stir until thickened. Add chicken which has been cut into three-quarter-inch pieces (making sure all liny bones are removed) and heal through. Cool and refrigerate covered until near party lime, then reheat and serve from cliafng dish, over rice with curry accompaniments, chopped almonds, pignolia nuts or chopped peanuts, chutney, g r a t e d coconut, crumbled crisp bacon, minced chives, chopped hard-cooked egg i[ desired, chopped fruits such as apple and banana sprinkled with lemon juice. Cannington Manor, a magnet for legends on the Prairies, has housed since its beginning in the IDUOs, assorted people with a touch of epic. The current official recorder is a bright- eyed lady who remains in proper Viclorian fashion behind a trio of initials--A. K. M. Hewlett--author of a spritely sequence of 14 years of fanning on the acres originally turned by the Cannington Manor squires and 14 years of farm-wife life under ils leaking Mansard roof. The title of A Too Short Yesterday (published by The Western Producer Press at Saskatoon) is abstracted from a lender poem in which the lines occur: "Lord, I am too little for a grand eternity. 1 would hear children's voices, a spoon beating upon a table; mine I would the way I travelled, loved and lost in a Loo short yesterday." One day a few years ago when widowed and her sons grown tall, and with families of their own, she went back the Jew miles from Carlyle. Sask., where she chooses to live in summer to the Manor and up to the attic. Despite the fact that the house had been used for grain-storage for years, the attic and its contents had remained undisturbed. She found the old wooden trunk, metal-bound, painted and initialled, that she had purchased for 10 shillings in Charing Cross Road in 1911 It had carried her clothing and books when under the aegis of the British Women's Emigration Society, she decided to leach in Canada. "You will regret it!" the headmaster of the Yorkshire school where she had taught for three years at Â£l)U a year had warned. Nonsense! The English girl met the incredible challenges of semi-pioneering life, eventually wrote a column for 20 years lor The Saskatchewan Farmer under the title, Down On The Farm. She became, in effect, the Amy Roo of her province. The only child of a chemist's widow, leaving mother was the major wrench. But each week she wrote faithfully; the letters were lovingly saved, bundled as to dales and years. Decades later when her mother diedi the letters were returned with other effects she requested. Every page of the letters a mirror of the ups and downs of one family in a life difficult lo be imagined by her grandchildren. For them--12 in all plus one great-grandchild--she recaptures the every-day living on a Prairie farm, admittedly, no ordinary farm. Earlier assignments by the University of Saskatchewan to Mrs. Hewlett involved tales based on information collected [rum over 50 of the early participants of Cannington Manor's exotic settlement. It began in 1882 with Capt. Edward Mitchell. Pierce and associates, a group of upper middle-class English who resolved to re-establish in Saskatchewan's broad acres the same kind of life they had lived in England. They bred horses, rode to hounds, dressed for dinner on festive occasions and imported younger suns of friends and associates as -apprentices to agriculture" to learn farming from the ground up. Their experiment dwindled and died under the impact of the First World War when the members scattered and Mrs. Hewlett and her husband (designated as "Richard Land") a ship-board acquaintance bul one of the 1890 Cannington inhabitants, look up residence in the manor house. The letters give the record a lively sense of immediacy whether the excitement of the day is the arrival of her wedding gown or a listing of the callers and impromptu dinner guests (anyone passing by, from "Mountie" to horse- trader). Mrs. Hewlett writes with verve and color, the same qualities she manages to impart to her water colors. As a practising artist at 83. she continues to merit one-man shows in the province of her adoption. Her water colors have also hung in the art gallery at Laguna Beach, the artists' colony resort where she spends several months every winter. Last year when friend, Mr*. Duncan Campbtll called on the author- painter at the Seas Motel, she discovered the lady clothes- pegging her morning's sketches on the line to dry. The buok bursls with the vitality of elements familiar lo our region, with horses and crops and financial worries, with children growing and neighborliness and Women's Institute and the hum of cream separator, sewing machine or reaper. She splashes on the colors of skies and spring burgeoning and mauve shadowings on sculptured snow. It makes fascinating reading, a too-short .101 pages in recall of A Too Short Yesterday. Wedding of inferesf Campbell---Grose VIKDEiX (.Special) -- The marriage of Irene Muriel t daughter of Mr. and Mrs? Gordon Grose, to Mr. Glen Campbell, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Campbell of Virclen. look place May 1(5. in St. Paul's United Church. Rev. A. R. Billington officiated. Mrs. W. T. Carcfoot was soloist. The bride, given in marriage by her father, chose an empire-waist gown of hammered satin with high neckline and Viclorian sleeves. The neckline, cuffs and.front panel were trimmed with guipure lace. The floor length train fell from the waistline. A crown of roses centred with teardrop pearls and salin and net leaves held a four-tier veil Teaches sa//ors English PERTH, A u s t r a l i a (Reuters) -- What can a woman do on board a whaling vessel with 35 men in the Antarctic for six months? Teach them English, that's what. Mrs. P. Svellana. librarian and interpreter aboard the 2-40 - ton Soviet whaler Vorstorzeni. reported on her experiences--teaching experiences--when the ship called here to load supplies. Refrigerators 3 tablespoons of Co'.v Brand pc-r quart of water will clean refrigerators -- remove film and stains, absorb unpleasant odors. Recommended by the leading refrigerator manufacturers. COW BRAND Brandon University invites you and your friends f-o attend the OFFICIAL SOD-TURNING JOHN R. BRODIE SCIENCE CENTRE Corner of Louise Avenue and 18th Street at 2 p,m. on Friday, May 29,1970 Mrs. John R. Brodie will be present Others taking part will include W. W. Fotheringham and M. C. Holden of the Board of Governors, Dean R. F. B. King and Prof. Lionel W. MacMillan. A reception will be held in the University Dining Hall following the ceremony of cobweb nylon net. She carried a bridal bouquet of pink roses. Miss Phyllis Grose was maid of honor for her sister. Miss Jose Campbell, sisler of the groom, was bridesmaid. They wore identical dresses of n'lint green crepe featuring empire waistlines and trimmed with emerald green velvet ribbon. Their headpieces were of yellow chrysanthemums and they carried bouquets of large yellow chrysanthemums. Mr. Derek Anderson was best man. Ushers were Mr. Colin Campbell, brother of the groom. Mr, Tom Grose, brother of the bride, and Mr. Wayne Anderson. The mother of the bride wore a two-piece coat and dress ensemble of blue and grey figured knit forlrel. Her accessories were turquoise blue and while and her corsage of pink chrysanthemums. The groom's mother wore a three-piece double knit wool suit in mauve and white with matching accessories. Her corsage was of mauve chrysanthemums. A reception was held in the lower hall of the church and Mr. Duncan Robertson, brother-in-law of the bride, proposed the toast to the bride. For travelling the bride chose a mauve heather wool dress and coat with grey accessories and a mauve orchid corsage. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell will reside at. '12 Langside Street. Winnipeg. No autographs OSAKA (AP) - Expo '70's operating committee ruled Ihat hostesses at foreign pavilions need give in no longer to the demand for a u t o g r a p h s . Some girls complained of blisters from signing their names for Japanese visitors bent on assembling huge collections.
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