Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on December 20, 1972 · Page 5
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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 5

Estherville, Iowa
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Wednesday, December 20, 1972
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Dear Abby Wife Gets Brush-off For Talking To Brush Salesman By Abigail Van Buren [t 1»7J by Chicaio Tribunt-N. Y. News Synd.. Inc.] DEAR ABBY: Yesterday morning a brush salesman rang my bell and I invited him in because I wanted to see his catalog. [I have done business with this company for years, and they always gave me excellent service.] During dinner, my husband asked me what my day was like and when I told him that I had invited this brush salesman into the house, he hit the roof, yelling and shouting that I was "no good" and had no right to have "other men" in our home while he was at work. He asked me how many other men I had let into the house and he went on and on like a madman. He even swore at me and called me terrible names. I was so nervous and upset, K I slept on the couch last night. My husband was angry and kept coming out, trying to get ime to come to bed and have sex with him, but I was so upset, I just wanted to be left alone. Then he accused me of having sex with this brush salesman, and after that 1 just couldn't bring myself to give in to him. Abby, I am a good, clean woman. I love the Lord and read my Bible every day. I pray and ask God's help in all I do, but I do not feel that God wants me to live this way. My husband is so jealous he has forbidden me to visit with my neighbors, and he wants no company in our home. I am 34 and he is 49 and we've been married for 10 years. We have no children because he has wanted none. What shall I do? TORMENTED IN ALBUQUERQUE DEAR TORMENTED: Your husband is a sick man. No rational man behaves this way. Insist that he see a doctor. If he refuses, go to your pastor and tell him your story. There is no reason for you to tolerate such abuse. DEAR ABBY: I have lived with my daughter and her husband and their children for more than 20 years. [I am a widow.] Whenever they are invited to a dinner given by her inlaws, and my name is not mentioned in the conversation over the phone, I do not go. These inlaws insist that I am part of the family, and I don't require a special invitation, but I feel if it 's too much effort for them to say, "Bring Sarah," I am really not wanted. A neighbor sent a graduation invitation to my daughter and her husband, addressed "Mr. and Mrs. and Family." I didn't go. My daughter insisted that the "and family" included me. I say it meant her children, as my name is entirely different from theirs, and if it was too much trouble to write my name on the envelope below my daughter 's, I stay home. Do you think I am right or not? HAVE FEELINGS, TOO DEAR HAVE: I think you are right. Merely sharing a home with your daughter does not automatically include you in her invitations. I hope you are doing all you can to develop a social life of your own. You will be much happier, and so will your daughter and sen in law. DEAR ABBY: I am a piano teacher and would like to know what I should say when people ask me how many pupils I have. It's a business with me, and I feel it is nobody 's business but my own how many pupils I have. I don't want to seem rude, yet we teachers never ask that of each other. Thank you. PIANO TEACHER DEAR TEACHER: Simply smile and say, "Oh, that's classified information." [You can get away with almost anything if you're pleasant and good-humored about it.] DEAR ABBY: I am a bald bachelor who is considering having a hair transplant because I think it will make me more appealing to women. Several of my male friends have told me that baldness is now considered a sign of virility and the baldheaded men get all the girls. What is your understanding on this subject? M. K. A. DEAR M. K. A.: The hairier the man, the more virile he appears, but hair has absolutely nothing to do with a man's sexual performance. There are plenty of men who have a head full of hair—and all they get is dandruff. DEAR ABBY: Now that the holidays are upon us, would you please share my unpleasant experience with your readers before it is too late? Recently my husband and I hosted an "office" party in our new home. There were husbands and wives, some Fictional Heroes Answer la Previous Puizle ACROSS 1 Oliver 6 Peter 9 Chemical element 11 Titania's spouse 14 " , fidelis" 15 Fruit 1C Word of assent 17 Farm • structure 19 Implore 20 Appraiser 23 Mend 25 Roman god of love 29 Hat-weaiinj,' uncle 30 Fathers (coll 33 Nigerian tribesman 34 Upper limb 35 Visible form 36 Eye cover 37 Shakespearean king 39 Balzac's Pere 41 Removed from office 44 Spanish hero 47 Usage 48 Constellation 51 Ascended 53 Supplied abundantly 56 Flaubert's Emma 57 Pushkin's hero 58 Napoleonic marshal 59 Musical qualities DOWN 1 Open receptacle | 2 Walkthrough water i 3 Roman dale 4 Close relative (coll.) 5 Word of mild rebuke (J Place of confinement 7 Semite 8 Not a single one 10 Savior 11 Do as told 12 Ordered 13 Scold persistently 18 Moliere's miser 20 Apostle (ab.) 21 Enervates 22 Egyptian deity 23 Uncommon 24 Girl's name 2G Venus of 27 Newspaper item 28 Measuring staff 29 Feminine nickname 31 James or John 32 Withered 38 Road (ab.) 40 Freudian term 42 Pitcher 43 Small horse 44 Public- vehicle (coll.) 45 Golf club 4G Plunge into water 48 Arabian seaport 40 Chateaubriand's hero 50 Fruit drinks 52 Utter 54 Lawn tennis term 55 Past 1 2 3 4 5 L_ 6 7 8 1 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 • • 18 • 20 5T « 23 24 1 • 1 27 28 29 30 3T 32 • 33 34 35 1 36 37 39 40 41 43 44 45 •6 47 48 49 50 51 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 » singles and their dates, and all but a few were total strangers. We decided to confine our party to our huge recreation room area which is completely furnished with bar and rest room facilities. During the evening we noticed a few guests roaming around the rest of the house on their own. After the party was over, my husband discovered that his wallet, which he had left on his bureau in the master bedroom had been emptied. I noticed later that a few small art objects were missing. We were shocked! Abby, how can a hostess keep her guests confined to a given party area without insulting them? When the florist suggested putting up "decorative velvet ropes" to indicate where there shall be no trespassing, we were appalled. Now I'm sorry we didn't. DISILLUSIONED DEAR DISILLUSIONED: Even "roping off" areas is not adequate protection against a clever thief. It's a pity that thieves must spoil it for the majority. The only advice I can offer is to "know thy guests." DEAR ABBY: The wife and I are having a disagreement I wish you would settle. Here is our problem: We have trouble meeting our monthly mortgage payments to the extent of always getting behind and having to pay late charges. We both drive old jalopies that nickel and dime us to death, and we are in hock up to our eyeballs, buying everything on credit and trying to keep up with the Joneses. Our daughter is marrying a young man who is in the chips, so her mother went ahead and laid away a $300 wedding gown, and is planning a wedding like Lyndon Johnson gave for his girls. Jennie Sue is a pretty girl, and she doesn't give a hoot for this boy. She is only interested in his money, but my wife says this is one wedding that is going to be the talk of the town, lit sure is, when I file bankruptcy to pay the bills.] I said, "If this marriage lasts I will be a monkey's uncle, so why don't you just get Jennie Sue a $30 wedding gown and give ten bucks to the preacher and skip the frills and the bills?" Whose side are you on, Abby? BROKE AND DISGUSTED DEAR B. AND D. And I think you are. Yours, if you're telling it like it is. DEAR ABBY: I was truly saddened to see the letters in your column from readers who wore dentures, because you gave the impression that false teeth were as good as natural teeth. Abby, artificial teeth, like artificial arms and legs, are a burden that must be borne by many, but no manmade substitute can compare with nature's originals. We know that dental disease and tooth loss are brought about as a result of organized bacteria accumulating at and beneath the gum margin, and with proper care, the only reasons for further loss are ignorance, accident or total neglect. If people will brush their teeth properly and faithfully, use dental floss regularly, and see their dentists for periodic checkups, they can keep their teeth a lifetime. N. C. DENTIST DEAR DENTIST: I'll take 20 lashes with 50,000 yards of dental floss! It wasn't my intention to minimize the advantage of "real" teeth. I only sought to comfort those who had lost theirs. DEAR ABBY: I've read about so many divorced women whose husbands have married younger gals, while Mother stayed single and raised the children. The saddest part is when the children marry, and the "new wife" attends the wedding with Father, and poor old Mother has to attend the wedding alone. Having been in exactly the same spot a few years ago, here's what I did. I HIRED myself a tall, handsome, young escort from an escort service! He was a part-time actor, and was very convincing in his role as a charming, interested gentleman. Believe me, I never got more for my money in my life! ENCINO DEAR ABBY: I can certainly sympathize with "Sleepy Time Gal" whose husband said, "No love until after Johnny Carson." Ever since television, right after supper my husband turns on the set and he stays up to watch it until he is worn out. He even watches reruns of reruns! If I talk to him while he's watching, he shushes me and says, "Wail until the commercials." I hate to be a nag but I would like a little conversation in the evenings. Thank the good Lord we didn't have television when we were newlyweds or I'm sure we'd never have been blessed with the five wonderful children we have today. ANOTHER TV WIDOW CONFIDENTIAL TO "ONLY REPEATED IT" IN SALT LAKE CITY: One who repeats a rumor is as guilty as the one who started it. ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, WED., PEC. 20, 1972 Page 5 Christmas Special OPEN 'TILL 6:00 P.M., DEC. 24 save$ on a Bucket or a Barrel We have a present for you. It's a big savings on a Bucket or Barrel of finger lickin' good Kentucky Fried Chicken. This special price will be featured DEC. 19th Thru Dec. 24th. Bring this coupon with you when you visit the Colonel. No substitutions. 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