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Innovative Wide-Area Shopping and Feature News ' ' Adams RII~ Saline = i! | : Wei~ter Nuckolls : Thaye~ Jefferson as This Leader published the week of February 2, 2015 part of the Jewell County Record, Hebron Journal-Register, Clay County News, Nebraska Signal and The Superior Express. The next Leader will be published the week of February 16, 2015. More Than 30,000 Readers By Dorothy Rosby My dishwasher sounds like it's trying to take flight, but it can't quite get off the ground. Too bad flying isn't the only thing it's no good at. It's also started leav- ing food be- hind. That means I have to do the dishes after it does the dishes. If my dishwasher needs me to do the dishes, what do I need my dishwasher for? Besides storing dishes, I mean. I suspect I may be experiencing Appliance Grief, and the first stage of(a is denial, working. Pius, I' m not that good at counter looks like an assembly line humidifier, vacuum cleaner, ga- Stage i : Who needs it? My little keeping New Year's resolutions, withalltheworkersonlunchbreak, ragedooropener, three cell phones, family should be able to get by and no one else in the family made I hope they don't dirty too many and four iandlines. What's going without a dishwasher. I grew up in the same one. dishes, on here? Have we angered the ap- a family of twelve, and we didn't Stage 2: Coping. I will wash, Stage 3: Shock and dismay. Ipliance and electronics gods? The have one. Of course, my parents butlwillnotdry.That'swhatairis had no idea how much l snack until onlygizmosolderthanafewyears believed they had ten dishwashers, for. I believe in saving energy ... the evidence started taking up my in our house are our refrigerator though on most days, we weren't mine.Andlhaveafinedishdrainer, kitchen counter fordays. Idirtyan and my hair dryer. any more efficient than my dish- thoughlwishitwasbigger.It'sfull astoundingnumberofdisheswhenStage 5: Acceptance. Clearly, washer is. We were about as noisy, before I've finished all the dishes. I cook, too. Good thing I. don't we will not survive without a dish- too. And we couldn't fly either. So I go off to do something else, cook more. washer. I can't imagine how our Anyway, I can hear my kitchen fullyintendingtocomeback, empty And I'm ashamed at my behav-ancestorsdidit.Adishwasherisn't radio better without the darn thing, it, and do another load as soon as ior. I catch myself eating directly a luxury; it's a necessity just like a I won't even miss it. the air has done its work. It does. I out of the ice cream carton to save a smart phone, a television, and food I make a New Year's resolution don't, bowl. I argue with my family about and water. Hey! Keep that glass! to do every dish as I dirty it. I vow That explains why there are al- what is and what is not finger food. You only used it for water. that our sink will be empty and our ways some clean dishes in the And I scold them for their dish use. (Dorothy Rosby isthe author of counter will be clear. Even as I'm drainer, some dirty ones soaking in "We could all use the same butter the humor book, 1 Used to Think 1 saying it, I realize how foolish that the sink, and some more sitting on knife if you didn't lick it!" Was Not That Bad and Then I Got sounds, consideringwedidn'tkeep the counter waiting their turn. Stage 4: Why me? Over the last to Know Me Better. Contact the sink empty and the counter They're going to need soaking by twoyears, we'vehadtoreplaceour drosby@rushmore.com or see clear when the dishwasher was the time I get back to them. My washingmachine, stove, computer, www.dorothyrosby.com.) ologists find engagement, wedding rings interesting Dr. E. Kirsten Peters and the marriage was celebrated and wedding tings are made of als are mixed, theycreateailoys.A The color of white gold doesn't By Recently I had the pleasure of with a ring, as is the custom here. "white gold." What, you may ask, wide varietyofalloysareavailable come from the alloys in the ring going to the wedding celebration Engagement and wedding ringsis "white gold" when gold --the in jewelry. Here arethe ingredients itself. Rather, white gold jewelry of my assistant at work -- whom I interest geologists from a technical metal itself -- is known for its of just two types of gold alloys you has a coating of a metal called count as a point of view. Long ago, I did geo- warm yellow color? may see in stores: rhodium. It's the rhodium that good friend - logic research related to gold min- The answer depends, in part, on "Red gold" can be a mixture of makes white gold rings white in - and her new ing. My Ph.D. thesis was on gold- understanding that gold in jewelry gold and copper, color. h u s b a n d. bearing hot springs in California is an alloy, a mixture of gold and "Green gold" can be an alloyof Personally, I'mglad my friends Theirs is an and the associated gold-mercury othermetalsthathavevariousprop- gold and copper, possibly with wentwithatraditionalgoldenband. international ore in the ground. Gold has been a erties. In the jewelry biz, the purest some silver, and a little bit of cad- It is, to my old mind, "as good as marriage: the precious metal since time imme- gold is called 24 karat. It's 99.7 mium. gold" -- as I hope their interna- b ride was morial. Its warm color and the fact percent gold. Eighteen karat gold It makes sense that higher karat tional relationship will be for the born and it doesn't tarnish made it a favorite is 75 percent gold. Fourteen karat gold tends to be more golden in decades to come. raised in this tbrjewelrylongago.Soeventhough gold is about 58 percent gold. color -- it's the addition of other Dr.E.KirstenPeters, anativeof country, the the hot springs stank ofsulfur, they Why not use pure gold in jew- metalsthatmakesavarietyofother the rural Northwest, was trained as groom born :'": smelled like gold to me. elrysincethecolorandvalueofthe colors possible, a geologist at Princeton and and raised in The wedding I went to featured metal are so high? Twenty-fourTo get back to the white g01d Harvard. This column is a service China. The wedding celebration a traditional gold ring with a dia- karat gold is too soft to be used in that's in fashion for wedding rings of the College of Agricultural, had elements of traditions from mondsolitaire.Apparently,itbucks jewelry that gets worn every day. these days: it can be a mixture of Human, andNaturaiResourceSci- both the U.S. and China: the bride thetrendofwhat'sin fashion these Other metals added to the gold gold and palladium, nickel, man- encesat Washington StateUniver- wore red, asisthecustominChina, days -- when many engagementmake it more durable. When met- ganese, copper, silver or zinc. sity. g By Sandra Foote, handwriting specialist Being a good listener and com- passionate go hand in hand. Anytime can be a stressful time of year and any given day can also be the busiest time for just about everyone. Most with all the usual activi- ties, pro- grams and hobbies. Even rela- tives and friends visit- ing and the shopping goes with the company even if you are expecting them to come thing people are busy in advance. Every- ! have mentioned so far is nothing new! So why should I even mention it? The reason is because this is at these times we also try to show compassion and part of be- ing compassionate is to be a good listener. How do we find out if we have compassion within our handwrit- ing? How do we find out if we are a good listener within our hand- writing'? Take out a blank sheet of paper and write the list of your family and friends that you are thinking of. Maybe you will be buying them a gilt or taking some cookies to them. Maybe you're going to send these people a card. Now look at the handwriting to see if it is large or small. Look at your writing to see if you have a slant to the right or to the left. Maybe the slant is a combination of left and right. Now look to see if you have a lot of curved strokes or if you it is made obvious to you, but since ~j 7,,//Sb~,~i~, ~" ~l' ~ you may feel that you have to man- age things on your own another's plight may not be evident to you. Take a look at your handwriting list again. To see if you are a good listener and that you pay attention ~/// ~7,.C~_.. to others in conversation, take a ..-~ look at the lower case letter "e". If the lower case letter "e" looks like a lower case "c" then you may not be paying close attention to what is have a majority of straight lines in compassion for them. being said to you. If your lower your writing. With just these ob- If your writing slants toward case "e" is round and the loop is servations you will be able to see if the right then you may actively visible then you will most likely you have the ability to have com- reach out to those in need. You pay attention to every word that is passion, may empathize with people in gen- spoken. If your handwriting is medium eral. Then you may feel the need to You may have a combination of to large in size the ability to have help them, especially if your writ- these strokes in your handwriting. some compassion is evident. You ing is medium or large in size. If If this is true for you then you most will be aware of those around you your writing slants to the left, then likely have the ability to feel corn- and you may see when these people your motivation for caring will be passion for others. During the stress are in need of some assistance. If based on past events in your life. of everyday living we may often you have small writing you can If the size of your writing is forget to pay attention and to be still havecompassionbutthepeople small as well as slanted to the left caring and have compassion for that you have feelings of compas- then you will have a strong motiva- family members as well as friends sion tbr are your tbcus. They are tion to help others due to past expe- or even the stranger you meet on not the people you may meet at riences, the street or in the stores. So check large like in the grocery store or on If you handwriting is made of a lot your handwriting to see where your the sidewalk down town. For in- of straight strokes in it then you compassion lies. stance, if you are a caregiyer and will feel that you must do things on If you have questions or com- you have small writing thenthe yourownandyoumaynotbeaware ments, contact Write Facts LLC, person you are'caring f0r is your ofthe need that other people have. 356 E3rd St. Suite No. 3, Superior, focus and therefore you may have Youmayunderstandtheneedwhen or Sandra@writefacts'cm"