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=,a W.n,,dsy May2 2ool Mother's Day By l'etrl N~ P0rtola Editor You've spent the better part of your life raising your chil. dren, feeding and clothing them, running them to the doctors, Little League and all the other activities which filled their lives. Now, it's time to relax, take some time for yourseif and maybe do some traveling. But, for more and more mothers, that time will have to wait because, for whatever reason, they find themselves taking on the responsibility of raising their grandchildren. The ties that bind a mother to her family can't be broken, and although she's tired, she'll rise to the occasion, for- getting her own needs to tend to those she loves so deeply. That is the case for Carol Ness, who has found herself beginning all over again with her grandson, James. Raising an 8-year-old these days takes money, so instead of looking forward to retiring,, Carol continues working. She was able to stay home with her own children when they were growing up, but to- day is a different story. While many of her friends are at a point in their lives where they can take offfor a weekend or an evening out in Reno, Carol can't be sponta. neous and has to make sure there is someone available to watch James in her abs e . e. It requires getting up early.. every morning to make sure he has a good breakfast, get- ting him to school on time, making sure homework is clone each night and a nutri. tious dinner is made. And, before she can sit down to relax, she has to make sure teeth are brushed, a bath is taken and James is tucked snuggly into bed. When you're 20 or 30, it doesn't seem llke that big of a chore, but when you begin to run out of energy and your body begs you to slow down a bit, it can become almost over- whelming at times. "You get tired, and some. times frustrated, but you know you wouldn't have it any other way. Since his par. ents are unable to raise him, I couldn't the thought of anyone else watching over my precious James," she said. When Carol is with friends and their grandchildren, she finds herself somewhat envi. P An overwhelming 96 per- cent of Americans celebrate Mother's Day, researchers note, and this year promises to be a memorable celebra. tion for thousands of new "millennium moms." "There's been a baby boom across the country," said Avi. va AJmera Hebbar, marketing manager for'the Mother's Day card line for a major, national card company. "For many of the women who had millennium ba- bies, Sunday, May 13, will be their first Moth- er's Day, and that's a day you nee. er forget." Hebbar, an expectant moth. er herself, said her company has cards that are great for these new morns to give their mothers. She added, "Becom. ing a mother often gives you an even greater sense of ap- preciation for your own mother, making Mother's Day even more meaningfal." "The observation of Moth. er's Day crosses all cultural boundaries," Hebbar said. "It's our goal to create perfect cards for all sorts of women." To reach that goal, the ma- Jor company offers 2,375 dif. ferent Mother's Day cardde. signs this year, The di- versity of the line re- \ flects the diversity of "' American society, but the basic / message re- / / / / mains the / same: / // "Thank you." "Our consumers have told us they want to give morn a card that's more than Just a greeting; they want to give her something she'U truly treasure," Hebbar said. "The upper-end cards in our new Premium Collection are a di- rect response to this," The Premium Collection cards feature unique "keep. sakeable" elements. For ex. ample, one card also serves as a hand-craRed eyeglass case; another includes a charm bracelet for a new mother. This year also marks the Women's Apimml (from casual to dressy) Fresh Fudge o Gift Items Hand Made kndloa 258-3558 131 Main St,, Chester klanor F00= Aim LODa Q Day Spe Breakfast Specials 8 am - 2 pm Eggs Benedict & Crepes Lobster Prime Rib $17.95 or from the menu Call for reservations Intersection of Hwy. 147 & A-13 Lake Almanor ous of them, because they have the freedom to enjoy and spoil their grandchildren (R's a written law that grandpar. ents spoil their grandchll. dren). However, Carol has to hold the reins a little bit tighter, because she is now the parent and must make sure she teaches James every. first time the company's alter- native Fresh Ink line will in. elude Mother's Day cards. "Fresh Ink cards are unique and unexpected," said Heb. bar. "And at $1.99, we expect them to be a consumer fa. vorlte." The popular artwork of MarJolein Bastin is fea- tured on nine Grandmother Bastin Coilec. tion cards this year and on 26 other Mother's Day cards. The compa- ny also has Ma- hogany cards for African.American morns and en Espafiol cards for Hispanic morns, which help ethnic consumers ex. press their feelings in a cul. turally relevant way. Cards - are also available for single morns, step relationships, adoptive morns and other sit. uations,including braille cards and greetinp from pets. Many women feel they have to battle with their hair to get it to behave the way they want. Women don't realize that there are lots of easy things they can do to make it look healthy and beautiful. According to the hair ex- perts at a major hair product company, most women make the same mistakes. After looking at hundreds of dam- aged hair samples and talking to women about their hair habits, the experts have come up with the following top 10 tips: I. Blow-drying can be a neo essary evil. So cut down the drying time by patting wet hair with a paper towel be. forehand to absorb excess wa. ter. 2. Handle wet hair with cau- tion. It is three times weaker than dry hair, so be gentle and use a leave-in conditioner to protect it from damage caused by drying, brushing and styling 3. Avoid high-on.the-head ponytails--they can pull hair down and weaken it at the scalp. 4. Protect your hair from the sun. UV exposure de- stroys hair proteins, making hair brittle and more easily susceptible to harm. Use a St. Bernard Lodge S , Y CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH Adults $14.95 Children 12 & under $8.95 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mother's Day Dinner ~ Full Menu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm your r .rvatfora early 10 miles west of Chester on Hwy. 36 GREAT NORTHERN HAIR CO. 458 Main St. Quincy 283-3302 or 283-3760 thing he'll need to know in takes it life. mrs she's not "Most of the time I have to to the teen be morn, but there are days James when I don't want tp--and and Carol those times I change and be- it's like, at come grandma," she said. teenager But, that's okay with Carol, Carol who is trying not to make the to beln same mistakes she made with when her children. "I've been given a second fie bit scary. chance to get everything right "But it and even though it cab be try- watching out for ing, I hope I'm doing things ing me the right and that one day he'll whate thank me for being there," she Carol, and said. mothers Carol said she doubts back in the she could take care of ' should James all by herself and do and for all the said her husband, Darrel, is hav always there and always help- I can only ing. their daffy "Darrel and James take and how rides together, play ball and it be when their was Darrel that took James to pillow each nigl t the Easter egg hunt," she said. It's wonderftdl The three of them spend helt spare time taking short trips, that way and I playing games and reading grandmothers together, than Carors co-workers at the tunity Oraeagle Store say they ad- lives mire her and believe James dren, even wi ! is getting the best care possi- lenges that go ble. young child later Although Carol said she leave-in conditioner with UV protection with special treat, wel ments. 8. Do not teaseg 5. Wind can be damaging to comb. What hair. It causes hair shafts to ripping up the forcefully rub against each This other and cause damaging exposing friction that can crack, break core and or even strip the cuticle from to breakage.. your hair, resulting in split 9. People ends. To avoid friction dam- unhealthy age, wear a hat or scarfover dulge in an your head, and use a leave-in ing weekly to conditioner, ture, so use a 6. Even the act of shampoo- ditioner. ing can be stressful to hair. 10. Hair We are a nation of frequent ed by general and vigorous shampooers. To exercise. lessen the trauma, try a con- things you ditioning shampoo that re. hair (and nails duces hair-to-hair friction eat during lathering to prevent good night's damage to the cuticle. Your hair 7. Rinse hair well. There is no benefit to leaving excess, have a rinse-out conditioner in your to ReservationJ champagne or dessert for all morns on Mother's Day Unique ~" Western Atmosphere Beer & Wine NOW friday S:00 -