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Matt Weinstock, Jan. 24, 1961

January 24, 2011 |  3:12 pm


Jan. 24, 1961: All it takes is a little earthquake to get people reminiscing about the great jolts of the past, Matt Weinstock notes.

DEAR ABBY: A mother in our neighborhood is giving her 15-year-old daughter a stork shower. The girl is not married and will not be by the time the baby arrives. The 17-year-old father-to-be spends all his time at the girl's house. He quit school last year, hasn't a job and isn't looking for one. The juvenile authorities won't allow the couple to get married because the boy "seems unable to accept responsibility" and has a poor family background. All the mother of the girl says is "It could happen to anyone and what's done is done, so give the kids a break." Fifty people are invited to this shower. I think it is in very poor taste. 

  Jan. 24, 1961, Matt Weinstock  

  Jan. 24, 1961, Abby