Ann Landers–Advice for Grade Schoolers Wanting to Date

Hello, friends!  Actual interviews will be returning to “Advice for Everyone” this Thursday, November 16.  In the meantime, enjoy some words of wisdom from the queen of advice, Miss Ann Landers!

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.

Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.

Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.

At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.

If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you’ll be married to a man who cheats on his wife.

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquility of a lovely sunset.

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.

At age 20, we worry about what people think of us.  At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us.  At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.

Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.

Blessed are they who hold lively conversations with the helplessly mute, for they shall be called dentists.

Thank you much, Ann.  Could you share with us an actual letter you’ve received?

DEAR ANN LANDERS: I have just graduated from grade school, and the boy I like is in the Army. He has written that he will be home on leave soon, but my mother forbids me to see him. I tried to explain that we just want to see a movie and will be home early. Mother says I can’t go and that I am too young to know what I am doing. Please help me. — E.V.

DEAR E.V.: If you “just graduated from grade school,” you are about 13 years old, Chicken. Uncle Sam needs men — you don’t. Listen to your mother; she is right. And about that boyfriend — his brains must be AWOL.

Thank you for being with us, Ann (0r Mrs. Eppie Lederer, I should say.)  Friends, take care and God bless.

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