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Friday, August 26, 2016
BY CHARLES M . SCHULZ
Donation of kidney ends
with loss of a friendship
FOR BETTER OR WORSE
BY LYNN JOHNSTON
BY JOHNNY HART
BY BRIAN CRANE
BY MORT WALKER
Dear Abby: My friend “Virginia”
hasn’t been through this would be
to say what unfeeling and ungrateful
and I have known each other for 11
people Virginia and her family are,
years. Five years ago she went into
because you literally saved her life.
renal failure and was on dialysis for
However, it may help you
three years. It was hard on her and
to better understand what has
she needed a kidney transplant. Her
happened if you consider that
three healthy siblings refused to be
while you saved Virginia’s life,
tested as a possible match.
sometimes the burden of gratitude
Virginia is on the young side, and
she was in such a bad way I agreed Phillips is more than someone can bear. For
whatever reason, she may carry
to be tested. After several procedures
some guilt about owing you as
it was determined I was a “close
much as she does, which is why she
enough” match, so we decided to go
for it. She was scared to death right before can no longer interact with you.
As to her family, that none of her siblings
the surgery. I convinced her that even though
things might be rough for a while, she would were willing to be tested as possible matches
for her speaks volumes about them and the
be glad she went through with it.
It has been 18 months now, and I have quality of their relationships, so stop feeling
not seen or heard from Virginia since the slighted. Listen to your therapist because
day after the surgery. I called her a few she/he has given you some practical advice.
Dear Abby: Why is it that when women
times to make sure she was doing well. She
never returned my calls and has completely visit, they’ll take their handbag and put it on
dropped out of my life. She lives only four the kitchen counter, the kitchen table or on
blocks away, so I know things are going OK the dining room table? Their handbags have
for her. I igured I’d give her some space, but been on as many loors as my shoes. Don’t
that space has turned into forever. I haven’t they think about what they’re doing?
Please let your readers know this is not
heard from her family either. They visited
Virginia at the hospital, but didn’t stop in to a good idea. If someone needs to put a
handbag down, it should be placed on the
see me just three rooms away.
How could I have been so wrong about loor, where it most likely was previously.
someone I knew for so long? My husband — Grossed Out In The East
Dear Grossed Out: I think the answer to
says Virginia is an idiot and I should let it
go. My therapist says I’ll have to “adjust your question is that the majority of women
to the injustice.” I would have donated to who carry purses DON’T think about this,
a complete stranger without hesitation. But just absentmindedly place them on the loor,
Virginia wasn’t a stranger. I never expected a table, counter or chair.
However, for individuals who are
to lose my friend along with my kidney. Can
you please help me handle this? — Blind- concerned about the transfer of germs, there
is a solution. There are portable hooks they
sided In New York
Dear Blindsided: I can see why you are can carry with them that rest on a table or
hurt by the abrupt change in your friend’s desk so the purse can be suspended if it has
behavior, and believe me, I empathize. a handle. I have seen them advertised on the
The knee-jerk reaction of someone who internet, and they are inexpensive.
DAYS GONE BY
BY JIM DAVIS
BY DEAN YOUNG AND STAN DRAKE
100 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
Aug. 26, 1916
Books are today being given out from Pend-
leton’s beautiful new $35,000 Carnegie library.
Without any announcement whatsoever work
was commenced last night transferring the
books from the city hall to their new home.
Not a single hour has been lost to the patrons
of the library. Last night books were given out
from the old location and this morning they are
being issued by Sabra Nason, county librarian,
at the county building. By noon today all
books from numbers 1 to 800, including the
works of iction, were housed in the new home
as well as the children’s books. For a time
some of the adult books will be mixed in with
the child books on account of lack of shelving.
The steel shelves have not arrived and as a
result it was necessary to move some of the old
shelves temporarily. The large steel loan desk
is expected soon.
50 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
Aug. 26, 1966
A special Papal Honor will be bestowed
upon William Nugent, Umatilla, in recognition
of 50 years of faithful service to St. Patrick’s
Catholic Church in Umatilla. Bishop Francis
P. Leipzig, Bishop of Baker, will oficiate
at the presentation at a Mass Sunday at the
Umatilla church. Attending the ceremony will
be the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and
oficers of the Catholic Daughters of America.
Bishop Leipzig will bless and dedicate the
Pieta Memorial Statue erected in the Herm-
iston Cemetery by Court Our Lady of Angels
No. 1692, Catholic Daughters of America, at a
public ceremony at the cemetery Sunday.
25 Years Ago
From the East Oregonian
Aug. 26, 1991
A Hermiston juvenile was arrested Friday
for a March ire bombing of Homestead Youth
Lodge in Pendleton. Alfonso Gonzalez Jr., who
has been living in Hermiston, was charged
with irst-degree arson in connection with the
“Molotov cocktail” bombing that did about
$1,000 in damage to the youth treatment center.
Gonzalez, 17, has admitted throwing a Pepsi
bottle illed with gasoline and capped with a
lit wick through a window of the building, said
Pendleton Fire Marshal Ron Campbell. Camp-
bell said Gonzalez left Homestead Youth Lodge
on a weekend pass and bombed the building
because “he hated it” and did not want to return.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
THE WIZARD OF ID
BY SCOTT ADAMS
BY BRANT PARKER AND JOHNNY HART
BY GREG EVANS
BY JERRY SCOTT AND JIM BORGMAN
Today is the 239th day of
2016. There are 127 days left
in the year.
Today’s Highlight in
On Aug. 26, 1968,
the Democratic National
Chicago; the four-day event
was marked by a bloody
police crackdown on anti-war
protesters in the streets and
a tumultuous nominating
process that resulted in
the choice of Hubert H.
Humphrey for president.
On this date:
National Assembly adopted
its Declaration of the Rights
of Man and of the Citizen.
In 1883, the island
volcano Krakatoa began
leading to a massive explo-
sion the following day.
In 1920, the 19th
Amendment to the U.S.
American women’s right to
vote, was certiied in effect
by Secretary of State Bain-
In 1939, the irst televised
major league baseball games
were shown on experimental
station W2XBS: a double-
header between the Cincin-
nati Reds and the Brooklyn
Dodgers at Ebbets Field.
(The Reds won the irst
game, 5-2, the Dodgers the
In 1944, French Gen.
Charles de Gaulle braved
the threat of German snipers
as he led a victory march in
Paris, which had just been
liberated by the Allies from
In 1958, Alaskans went to
the polls to overwhelmingly
vote in favor of statehood.
In 1972, the summer
Olympics games opened in
Munich, West Germany.
Actress Francine York is 80.
Former Homeland Security
Secretary Tom Ridge is 71.
Valerie Simpson is 71.
Pop singer Bob Cowsill
is 67. Broadcast journalist
Bill Whitaker is 65. NBA
coach Stan Van Gundy is
57. Actress-singer Shirley
Manson (Garbage) is 50.
Rock musician Adrian
Young (No Doubt) is 47.
Actress Melissa McCarthy
is 46. Actor Mike Colter is
40. Actor Macaulay Culkin
is 36. Actor Chris Pine is 36.
Thought for Today:
“When the political colum-
nists say ‘Every thinking man’
they mean themselves, and
when candidates appeal to
‘Every intelligent voter’ they
mean everybody who is going
to vote for them.” — Franklin
P. Adams, American journal-
PHOEBE AND HER UNICORN
BY DANA SIMPSON
BY LINCOLN PEIRCE