Dear Auntie Linda, I am sixty-four. My husband is sixty-sixty. He is in poor health. We have two daughters. My youngest daughter wants us to sell our house and use that money to add on to her house where we could all live together. It sounds like a good idea to me. I could babysit the children and we could all live a little better than we are now. My other daughter is furious about the plan. She says Donna is just trying to get everything. What should we do? Torn
Dear Torn, this could turn out badly if you invested your money in somebody elses’s house.. You could end up on the street with nothing. Auntie Linda
Dear Auntie Linda, My son and his girlfriend never married, but had a child. He is seven years old now. We are all very involved with him. He is very excited about his new brother. Most of our family treats this child as a grandchild also. A couple of family members have turned their backs, though we’ve ignored them. What more should we do. Proud Grands.
Dear Proud, Congratulations. No time you ever spend with little guys is wasted. You are doing everything right! Continue to show that little guy off . A grandchild is a blessing.
See this innocuous-looking dish. It doesn’t look like it could break up a marriage, but you just wait. Bud chose this dish when he and his sisters divided his mother’s belongings shortly after her death. He brought it home, showed it to me, and told it was what she’d always made banana pudding in. Not realizing the significance of that statement, I callously baked a chicken in it less than a week later.. He came in, was delighted to see “The Banana Pudding Bowl” sitting on the stove. He attempted to lift the lid to admire the pudding and burned his fingers. I never heard such howling and deprecations before or since. I came to understand that bowl was only for banana pudding
Dear Auntie Linda, My husband and I have been happily married for six years and have two-year-old twin girls. We are very close to our families. In fact, our parents babysit, so they have never even been in daycare. My husband has recently been offered the position of Chief Nursing Officer major hospital two hours away. This would be a opportunity. I am a nurse also, but with his pay increase wouldn’t even have to work, if I didn’t want to. Here is the problem. I don’t want to leave my home and take the children from their grandparents. We have always gone to church here. This is where our friends and lives are. Would it be a mistake to ask Joey to take an apartment in the new town and commute on weekends? With the pay raise, we could easily afford it. Hometown Girl
Dear Hometown Girl, Think really hard about this. I wouldn’t want to risk my happy marriage and my children’s family time just to maintain a home near extended family. Should my husband suggest living apart, I’d feel expendable. This could be a mistake that would change your life forever. Auntie Linda
Dear Auntie Linda, I work in a Womens Tall and Stout shop. I’ve seen a male family member shopping for underwear for himself in my store several times. He has waved to me. I usually duck out and ask someone else to assist him? I’d be happy to help him, but don’t really know how to handle this. What should I do? Puzzled
Dear Puzzled, He obviously knows you work there. Treat him like you would any other customer. Offer to help. Take your cue from his behavior. Auntie Linda
At St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Toronto , they have weekly husband’s marriage seminars.
At the session last week, the priest asked Giuseppe, who said he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman all these years.
Giuseppe replied to the assembled husbands, ‘Wella, I’va tried to treat her nicea, spenda da money on her, but besta of all is, I tooka her to Italy for the 25th anniversary!”
The priest responded, “Giuseppe, you are an amazing inspiration to all the husbands here! Please tell us what you are planning for your wife for your 50th anniversary?”
Giuseppe proudly replied, ” I gonna go pick her up.”
A recent study on crow intelligence was released recently observing crows at an intersection. There was a distinct pattern in which they took paint samples from crows that had been run over and matched to vehicle types. It was observed that nearly all the paint samples had come from trucks, not passenger cars. The scientists researching the incident explained it as the crows had established look out birds so that they could alternate feeding on trash and road-kill, while the others looked for danger. The lookouts, while able to produce vocalizations for “cawr, cawr, cawr”, found “truck, truck, truck” much more difficult.