Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on September 12, 1998 · Page 7
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Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan · Page 7

Ironwood, Michigan
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Saturday, September 12, 1998
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THE DAILY GLOBE, Ironwood, Ml — Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998 Page 14 Column rerun at reader's request FOR BETTER OR WORSE _&p, HC^'S 6RADE 13 OK^Dear Asa Landers: I wish you would rerun one of your columns that I taw quite nine time ngo. It was about an elderly gentleman who waited patiently for bis children to come visit bus on bis birthday. It brought tears to my eyes. How about printing it again. Ann? - EARL IN DECATUR.1LL. DEAR EARL: One of the women in my office was also levy-eyed when she read that column for the • Tint lime. So, here it is for both of you. The author. Rudy Joe Mano. passed away in March. It Was Grandfather's Birthday by Rudy Joe Mano It was Grandfather's birthday. He was 79. He got up early, shaved, showered, combed his hair and put on his Sunday best so he would look nice when they came. He skipped his daily walk to the town cafe where be had coffee with his cronies. He wanted to be home when they came. He put his porch chair on the sidewalk so he could get a better view of the street when they drove up to help celebrate his birthday. At noon, he got tired but decided to forgo bis nap so he could be there when they came.. Most of the rest of the afternoon he spent near the telephone so he could answer it when they called. He has five married children. 13 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. One son and a daughter live within 10 miles of his place.They hadn't visited him for a long time. But Ann Landers today was his birthday, and they were sure to come. At supperUme, he left the cake untouched so they could cut it and have dessert with him. After supper, he sat on the porch waiting. At 8:30, he went to his room to prepare for bed. Before retiring, he left a note on the door, which read, "Be sure to wake me up when they come." It was Grandfather's birthday. He was 79. DEAR READERS: Fair warning. Here's another one of those ho- hummer "how we met" stories.Those who think they are sleeping pills can work the crossword puzzle. Dear Ann Landers: My story goes back to 1930. Our high school music director called me into his office and introduced me to a cute blue-eyed blonde. He said she wanted to learn to play the flute, and since I played the oboe, I might help bet I bought a S-cent bottle of Coke and showed her how to blow across the top of the bottle. She did it for a week until she got a sound like a boat whistle. Then, we started lessons. Within a month, she was playing in the orchestra. We married in 1937, when she was 9 and I was 23. In August, we celebrated our 61st wedding anniversary. We have two daughters, four grandchildren and five great- grandchildren. We survived the Depression and World War II and look back on a great life. — NO NAME, NO STATE DEAR N.N.N.S.: You've been blessed, but then, I'm sure you know it Dear Ann Landers: I have a friend who permits her 3-year-old and 4-year-old children to answer the phone and take messages. This bothers me to no end. When "Mom" doesn't return my calls, I am never sure she got my message. What's the solution? -- PERTURBED IN PENNSYLVANIA DEAR PENNSYLVANIA: Call again. Planning a wedding? What's right? What's wrong? "The Ann Landers Guide for Brides" will relieve your anxiety. Send a self- addressed, long, business-size envelope anda checker money order for $3.75 (this includes postage and handling) to: Brides, do Ann Landers, P.O. Box 11562, Chicago, Hi: 60611-0562. (In Canada, send $455.) To find out more about Ann Landers and read her past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at ' ANN LANDERS® ©1998, Creators Syndicate Your Horoscope Sunday, Sept. 13. 1998 That fof which you've worked long and hard could-bear fruit in the coming year. In fact, it might be a bumper crop that wiU make up for tt>e long drought in the past. VIRGO (Aug. 23-S«pt. 22) Don't limit your perspective to your present concerns. Strive to be a visionary today, and took fof additional ways to brighten your Bridge North W-ux . * Q 8 4 ¥ K J 9 • J 9 5 4 . * K J 9 West East . K 7 6 * 5 3 2 > 7 6 4 2 ¥10 85 > 10 8 7 2 • A 6 h 5 4 * A Q 7 8 2 South * A J 10 9 ¥ A Q 3 • K Q 3 * 10 8 3 Vulnerable: East-West Dealer South South West North East 1 NT Pass 3 NT All pass Opening lead: • 2 tomorrows. Virgo, treat yourself to a birthday gift. Send fof your Astro-Graph predictions for the year ahead by mailing $2 and SASE to Aatro-Graph. c/o this newspaper, P.O. Box 1758, Murray Hill Station, New York, NY 10166. Be sure to state your zodiac sign. LIBRA (S*p». 23-Oct. 23) Early in the day. you're likely lo be more ambitious than you will towards evening. Put tough tasks at the top of your must-do agenda. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Important decision* thould not be made in haste today. Time is your airy, so make ample use ot it to weigh and balance your choices. Winners operate on detail awareness. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-D»c. 21) You won't be deceived by surface appearances today. That which escapes detec- • tion by others will be clearly perceived by you. CAPRICORN (D»c. 22-Jan. 19) Be appreciative of small opportunities today. as good may come from things others overlook or cast aside. You'll know how to get blood from a rock. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-F*b. 19) Instead of looking out lor your interests today, try to be of service lo others. When helping them, you will benefit in equal or better ways. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) Those you associate with today will bo impressed by your methods and conduct You'll know how to assert yourself in ways worthy of emulalion. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Pay heed Jo your fundamental business instincts, as they could put you on the power side of (he ledger. Keep an eye not only on dollars, but pennies, nickels and dimes as well. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) The results should turn out to your liking today if you make realistic evaluations of matters that directly aftect your personal inlerests. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Continue to be financially-aware today. There's an opportunity around you presently where substantial gams can be generated from small starts. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You're the strong person Inends are likely to lean on today if they have problems beyond their scope. Help counsel these seekers where you can. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) The best two assets you possess today are perseverance and resourcefulness. Use both liberally to achieve worthwhile objectives • Would you be a timepiece? By Phillip Alder One wonders how many bridge players (and others) would agree with Thomas Huxley when he wrote, "If some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do what is right, on condition of being turned into a sort of clock and wound up every morning before I got out of bed, I should instantly close with the offer." For sure today's East would sign on the dotted line. If you had been in his place, how would you have defended against three no-trump? Your partner leads the diamond two. Normally, when one has 27 combined points and no weak suit, three no-trump waltzes home. And it did here. After winning the first trick with the diamond ace, East mechanically returned the diamond six. Declarer won in hand with the king, played a heart to dummy's jack, and finessed the spade queen. West won with the king, but had no winning riposte. A moment later, after losing two club tricks to East, South claimed nine tricks, having lost one spade, one diamond and two clubs. From the points that appeared in the dummy, East knew West had little. Also, as West had led a fourth-highest diamond two, South had to have three cards in the suit. So, the defenders had no sparkling future in diamonds. It was necessary to look elsewhere. East should have switched to the club six at trick two. Then, as long as West started with at least two clubs and could win a trick before declarer had accumulated nine, a club return through the dummy would give East four tricks in the suit. Think first, defend second. C19Mby.NTA.Inc. 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