The News from Frederick, Maryland on June 3, 1970 · Page 7
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June 3, 1970

The News from Frederick, Maryland · Page 7

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·Jit 8lj* frebjf rif k Page A-7 . J Family Section Family-Clubs-Society-Home News ^4 Good Marriage Kneads . . · By BETTY CANARY (Newspaper fnterprisc Assn.) Once June is upon us, every writer eventually succumbs to the lure of writing about weddings. Actually, the last I heard, there were more weddings held during the month of December than in June. But it's easy to see why writers don't write about marriage in December. They're too busy then talking about Christmas and starlight on snowbanks and that sort of thing. Too, December simply cannot be rhymed with "moon." It's easy to find all kinds of statistics, comment and advice on marriage. Every bookstore has shelves filled with everything from cartoon depictions to weighty tomes wherein the author has compared modem ceremonies with 'ancient tribal rituals. When a reader suggested I make up a list of the necessary ingredients of a good marriage, I declined. I suppose I am as well-equipped as most writers when it comes to discussing marriage, however. After all, I have been married 19 years. (Yes, to the same man.) However, I would hesitate, even after doing intensive research, to try to draw up a set of requirements for a good marriage. When it comes to choosing a mate, it's to each his own, everybody to his own taste and, you never can tell, can Of course, during courtship, each has put the best foot forward. But, sooner or later, off comes the shoe and sock and there, exposed for the beloved to see, is the real foot. That's when some girls retreat to cry in the cooking sherry as he describes for the tenth tune how his mother always made her own clothes, as well as her own applebut- ter. And many a boy has turned bitter as his wife consistently carped, "But my father always did things THIS way." And it makes a person wonder how they ever came to believe that marriage was all plum blossoms and moonbeams. The way I see it, marriage brings together what two sets of parents consider finished products, which, the minute the "I do's" are said, immediately turn into raw material. From that moment, the shaping and the molding of a marriage begins. The two new sculptors can either chip and hack away at each other until they form a chiseled, sliced-up monstrosity, or, they can, by softly kneading here and there, by shaping, patting, gently curving and occasionally, throwing in a few necessary punches, create a reasonably artistic monument to their years together. I would suppose that in a good marriage a person finds himself saying, "I might as well," more often than dreaming, "It might have been." And, if he has been lucky in love, he won't find himself regretting the inevitable fallen plum blossoms because he's thinking about how moonbeams are always there--even if a person can't see them in the bright daylight. STYLISH SANDPIPER--Cotton, terry shapes a brief midriff top and long flare-leg pants for the fashionable beachcomber. Ideal for luxurious lounging on the sand after a swim, the outfit comes in white, navy, yellow, blue, red, or driftwood. It's by White Stag. i-- OUT-DATED-but who knows it! Like an old car, your insurance program can become outdated, too. But while an old car shows its obsolescence, it takes study and review to uncover out-dated insurance. Does your program incorporate the many recent insurance improvements which make possible superior, more economical protection? If not, you'd do well to see us for a complete protection review. INSURANCE --ALL KINDS J. VERNON COBLENTZ -- ROBERT J. SMITH 19 N. Court Street Phone 663-4183 Miss Patricia Jean Ridgley Mis* Ridgley To Marry Mr. Wratchford Mr. and Mrs. Albert R Ridgley, Route 6 Frederick, announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Jean to Walter E. Wratchford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin J. Wratchford, Moorefield, W. Va. Miss Ridgley is a 1967 graduate of Frederick High School. She is employed by Arnold G. McGreevy, DOS, and is attending Montgomery College, Takoma Park. Mr. Wratchford is a 1963 graduate of Moorefield High School and is employed by the Farmers and Mechanics National Bank. A September wedding is planned. Tours Set For Summer Week Ends The routing for a motorist's circle tour of the Chesapeake Bay, that covers 540 miles and takes in such varied seafood locales as found in Virginia's Eastern Shore, New Castle, DeL, Annapolis, Md., and Williamsburg, Va., is now available from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, the superstructure that makes the circle drive possible. The suggested tour, which is contained in an illustrated folder, includes Assateague National Seashore, Chincoteague refuge, a NASA installation and historic sites of Colonial America. In addition to taking the motorist over and under the 17-mile wide Bay via the spectacular Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, the tour utilizes 1-95, U. S. 60, 1-64 and U. S. 13. Cities on or near the suggested route include Wilmington and Dover, Del.; Washington, D. C.; Richmond and Norfolk, Va., and Salisbury and Baltimore, Md. Planned for a leisurely long weekend or a short vacation, the Circle Tour can be started at any point on the loop. Copies of the 12-panel folder can be obtained by writing: Travel Director, BoxC, Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, P. 0. Box 111, Cape Charles, Virginia 23310. Double Talk Is Polite? By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP)-Flattery may get you nowhere, but double talk can often get you anywhere in the social game. Double talk, of course, is the art of saying one thing while thinking another, ft enables one to go on for years, if necessary, without saying a thing he means or meaning a thing he says. For the uninitiated, here are a few samples of double talk, followed in each case by what the person who spoke was actually thinking: "After all, it isn't the value of a present that counts, it's the sentiment behind it."-After all, it's the value of a present that counts. "Let me congratulate you, Harry, ft certainly was a well- deserved promotion."- But I was the one who deserved it, you bum. "Why Myrtle, after all these years we've been together, you certainly must know the reason I married you."-I was slow on my feet. "Yeah, it's a real thrill to come back to these college reunions and remember all the fun we had here during those times that still seem like they were only yesterday."-Whatthe hell is this guy's name any. way? "Young man, you wouldn't try to take ataxkabfromatired old woman on a rainy day, would you?"-- H you even reach for that door handle, Buster, Pll put the point of this umbrella right through your ribs. "My wife insisted that I come to this exhibition of your modem paintings, and I must say they show real depth and feeling."-Did you spread the paint on with a butter knife, or shoot it at the canvas with a shotgun? "Anytime I can do anything for you, just call on me."-And call...and call...and call...until you're hoarse. Announce Recent Nuptials Mrs. Catherine H. Crist of Frederick announces the recent marriage of her daughter, Jane Teresa, to Roger Dale Baldwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Baldwin, RFD 8, Frederick. Jane is also a daughter of the late Charles David Crist. The double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Edgar A. Hare, pastor of Assembly of God Church in Shocks town. The bride wore a white and blue lace street length dress with white accessories and white bow headpiece and carried a nosegay of pink sweetheart roses. Her sister, Mrs. Glenn L. Baldwin, served as matron of honor. She wore a blue and white street length dress with blue accessories and blue bow headpiece. Her bouquet was also a nosegay of pink sweetheart roses. A-lC Glenn L. Baldwin served as best man for his brother. Immediately following the wedding A reception was held at the home of the bridegroom. The newlyweds will reside in Frederick. Photo by Davis Studio Miss Margaret Rose Clarke Couple Plans August Rites Mr. and Mrs. Michael Clarke, Frederick, announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Rose, to Lawrence Howard O'Hara, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. O'Hara, Baltimore. Miss Clarke is a 1969 graduate of Hood College, and is teaching in Frederick County. Mr. O'Hara is a 1959 graduate of Calvert Hall in Baltimore, served in the U.S. Army, and is now employed as an auditor for the State Accident Fund in Baltimore. An August wedding is planned. NEW PICK-UP ATTACHMENT FOR N. H. HARVESTER MODEL, «1C MAKE AN OFFER HOME EQUIPMENT CENTER Div- Farm Equip. Center. 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Mrs. Eugene Miller was organist and accompanied the soloist, Eugene Miller, both cousins of the bride. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a full length A-line gown of white satin, trimmed with Venise lace, pearls and sequins. The gown featured puffed sleeves fitted at the wrists and a detachable train edged with lace. Her shoulder length veil was attached to a bow of pearls and sequins. She carried a cascade of white bridal roses. Mrs. Alan Draper, Hyattsville, was matron of honor for her cousin. She wore a pale yellow linen gown in empire style, with cape sleeves of sheer nylon. Her bouquet was of green pompons and baby's breath. Bridesmaids were Miss Sandra Harris, Queen Anne, and Miss Debra Moore, Frederick, both cousins of the bride. Their gowns were identical to that of the matron of honor, but in lime ice color. Their bouquets were of yellow pompons and baby's breath. Wayne Harne, Wolfsville, was best man. Ushers were David McKenzie, Frederick, and James Geisler, Urbana, cousin of the bride. Edward Mann, brother of the bridegroom^ served as acolyte. For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Null wore a mint green brocade coat and dress ensemble of cotton acetate, with mint green accessories and a corsage of green-tinted cymbidiums. The bridegroom's mother chose a powder blue chiffon dress, with navy accessories and a corsage of white cymbidiums. Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church social room, catered by the ladies of the church. For the wedding trip to Williamsburg, Va. the bride wore a light blue suit with navy accessories and the corsage of white roses from her bridal bouquet. After the honeymoon, the couple will reside at 526 North Market Street, Frederick. The bride is a 1968 graduate of Gov. Thomas Johnson High School and is employed as a key-verifier at Sagner, Inc. The bridegroom, a 1965 graduate of Frederick High School, is employed as an engineering assistant at Potomac Edison Co., Frederick. Prior to the wedding, the bride was honored with a surprise shower given by her aunt, Mrs. Alma Moore. (Editor's Note: Although Mother's Day has recently passed, the following letter just came to my attention, and I felt it was worthy of publication. When you read it, you will see why! It was written to a Frederick mother, who wishes her name be withheld.) "To Mom on her 82nd birthday: "This is not the easy way to extend birthday tributes, a card from the counter would do the job adequately, but somehow I hope this greeting will convey a deeper meaning. 'There are things I want to say to you, and I know I speak for my sisters too. You've been a remarkable woman, and influenced our very innermost core of being in countless ways. All of us have felt a secret, secure, mother-and-child relationship, and this in the face of almost no other security, as though you knew that THIS security was all that need endure. 'We remember your early rising to launder clothes, your long, often unpleasant hours as a clerk, your ironing, cooking and scrubbing; and what we remember is that you were there with us and enduring that kind of hardship FOR us. - Not that you were always gracious about it, but your reaction to that kind of life was really quite normal, and not one of us would perform any more nobly under the same set of circumstances. "We think of you with pride, because you were always so pretty. Sometimes we felt that you stressed appearance too much, yet it was a brave thing, and has never been at a sacrifice to anyone else. "You've got a kind of courage, Mom, that you disguise, and for long periods we don't realize that your attitudes and rebellions are really demonstrations of your fight for your own individuality. "We've caused you pain and you forgive us lovingly. We disappoint you and you don't hold us to account for it. You have tried desperately hard not to impede us, or to cause us to feel responsible for you or your needs. This is a rare and unusual quality in an age when everyone is trying to use everyone else. At 82, you have every right to say to us, 'Now yon take care of me,' and you refrain from that, because in your way you are still taking care of us, "Every day of our lives we have been aware that you love us. It has made inroads into 1 our lives that have been an ever-flowing source of vital life-blood, and will always continue on, into our own children. Nothing that ever happens to us can change or affect us as much as this knowledge, the one sure thing, unchanging and always comforting. "Mom, we wish you a happy birthday. You're a good kid, and we'll keep the shawl and cane for you some day when you're old." today's FUNNY FITE A WSY I Than* t 1 Edward Hohm I Sharpsvillc, Pa Todoy's FUNNY w.ll poy $1 00 for each "funny" used Send gags to: Today's FUNNY, 1200 West Third St., Cleveland, Ohio 44113 Frederick Bicycle Club As a result of the recent Great Eastern Bicycle Rally held here, many inquiries have been made about joining the Frederick Bicycle Club. To answer any and all questions, a casual meeting will be held at Staley Park, Motter Avenue, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. The Frederick Bicycle Club is a touring club and does no racing. It has been the aim of the club since its founding in 1965 to encourage family groups to participate. The club hopes in the future to establish different riding groups, each of which will ride at its own pace and select its own distance. If you enjoy cycling now and would like to share good fellowship with others, please feel free to attend the meeting. If not, stay with it and ride a little each day. The club's next ride will be a medium one, June 7, leaving from the YMCA. NEW DOUBLE LIFE LINKS ^ Elaine Powers Figure Salon Is Now Under NEW MANAGEMENT Look at the Calendar IF YOU ARE A SIZE-1 4 YOU CAN B. A Siz . 10 By JULY 4 1 6 YOU CAN · A si,. 12 * July 9 18 YOU CAN"* " 14 w July 9 20 YOU CAN B. A s^. 14 By JULY 24 16 BY JULY 24 NEW MANAGEMENT SPECIAL! COMPLETE 4 MONTH PLAN -- To The First 65 To Cell- YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT INCHES HOURS 9 A. M. To 9 P. M. Sat. 9A.M. To 4 P. M. Donna Hurley, Mgr. GUARANTEE If for any reason you fail to receive the results listed, Elaine Powm will give you 6 MOS. FREEI ELAINE POWERS FIGURE SALONS PATRICK STREET SHOPPING CENTER FREDERICK, MD. 21701 CALL NOW FOR FREE TRIAL VISIT 662-8206 1EWSP4PERS

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