Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on December 28, 1970 · Page 9
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 9

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Good year ahead By SANDRA HAGGERTY LA. TJfflci Syndicate tike yoti , 1 somehow managed to survive 19fO a year filled with pollution and atitlpollutton, Women's Lib, Mack mobility and black immobility, honesty and dishonesty, deprivation and plenty, success^nd'ffiflUfe. Another yea* aad •afibthef chance is again befofe^us. As a womafti a wife, a mother, a sisteft;« friend, an enemy, a neiihbbr, a consumer and a columnist, for> 1971, 1 resolve; To f be calm <rtot have a nervous" breakdown) as I wattih, my 1 7>year-oid daughter, Kendall, disappear around the corner every morning 6n her way to school. She will go around many corners in her lifetime •«* alone. , ' To pay special Attention to such details as the difference between an umpire and a referee. To be patient with those who still do not understand the significance of the/word black as opposed to colored and Negro. To "keep, the faith" and realize that some good resulted from the coin' temporary black blitz and that it was not simply a case of water running off a duck's back. To meet copy deadlines. To listen attentively and even reflect as 4-year-old Gillian comes out with such question-statements as: "Did. you know that porcupines pork you? And that Doberman pinschers pirich you? And that bees live on 'B' street in Hayward, Calif?" • ; To b§; alert when Coach Jteggerty-niakesreference to the tealh ..;- not to ask how m a n y touchdowns the basketball team made. To ,; Vje.w letters withpijt return;'addresses,\yith a Iftffe less suspicion. Nfct -only hate mail .is unsigned." To stop robbing my,brother of column -ideas (except in cases of urgency). Can I help' it if he always seems to have a good 'idea? ' To note that my next-door neighbor is probably . not moving at 3 o'clock in the morning — only his television and stereo set are. ' : To not be surprised when my 7-year-old answers my idle question. '|How did I get a kid like you, Gillian?" with the calm statement, "You know — sex." To ask, from the get-go, whom I'm speaking with when attempting to attend to some business via the telephone. Dealing with an anonymous voice can accomplish just about nothing. To; rejoin my family" and relatives via cards and letters. To get myself organized. An African... proverb states . that "Preparation does not spoil the journey." So far, I wouldn't know. To give obviously racist sales people and public servants every opportunity to "do their job" before demanding to see the manager or owner. To try to temper (at least) my unequivocal love' for- Muhammad Ali and Oscar Brown Jr. (Ah, joy). After all, they are both married to lovely black women. Not only that, I've yet to meet either of them. To continue to strive to stand with those adults who view all children as their children and all people as their people, for (another African proverb) "$ain does not fall on one roof alone." To accomplish at least one recognizable task, be it a mental resolvement or a physical undertaking, each day. To realize that my daughter Is growing up when she shrugs her shoulders and says matter-otaactly, "I don't know how me other kids do It, but this is the way I'm go* ing to do mine," To shop prudently and defensively, recognizing the fgct that all products on the market are not necessarily safe and good fas me and mine. 1 To separate myself from my children in the evenings when I become tired 8&<J irritable, knowing that I suffer from daily battle fatigue. My list could go on 3 n d on, but if I at least scratch, thfl surface ofmy resolutions, 1971 has a chanpe of being a good year. Alton Evening Telegraph Monday, Dec. 28, 1970 A*9 ,* SO You Waited UnHl After Christmas... 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