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November 6, 2018 • Page 2 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com Dave Says By Daris Howard Strained Relationship Over Borrowed Money? The New Job We youth leaders in our community had just finished going through the straw maze and were waiting for some of the youth to make multiple forays through when the conversation turned to the jobs the teenagers had been able to find. As we talked about this subject, Susan told us about a unique job her son, Jace, had had. He had come bursting into the house one day, filled with excitement. “Mom, guess what? I have a job!” Jace was young enough that Susan had her concerns. “And just what is this job?” she asked. “You know how Mrs. Owen raises lots of parrots?” Jace asked. Susan nodded, so Jace continued. “She has asked if I would like to help her train them to speak. It will only pay minimum, but it would be almost every night, and it would be Dave steady work. Besides, she doesn’t live far away.” Mrs. Owen was their neighbor and lived around the corner. She loved birds. Her whole garage was full of birds, many she had raised from eggs. She had just about every kind of parrot or parrot related bird a person could imagine or legally own. Susan could see why this job captured the imagiDear Robbie, nation of her young son. But how does a person help teach I’m sorry you’re going through this, but I hope everyone has * Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and busi- a bird to speak? “Just what would your job entail?” Susan asked. ness, and CEO of Ramsey Solutions. He has authored seven bestJace shrugged. “I don’t know exactly. I have never taught selling books, including The Total Money Makeover. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 12 million listeners each a bird to speak before. But I’m sure it can’t be that hard. I week on 575 radio stations and multiple digital platforms. Follow think that I will probably sit in the room with the birds and Dave on Twitter at @DaveRamsey and on the web at daveram- just say certain phrases over and over.” sey.com. “But why does she need you to do that?” Susan asked. “It would seem she could do that herself.” Jace’s to¢ Save 10 Off A Gallon Of Gas When You Use Your Sinclair Card gether, andeyebrows knit “I’d he shrugged. Missouri Valley Shopper never thought of that. Maybe NEW! she’s just too busy.” Deadline for the “She’s retired, Jace, and $ November 20th issue will be the birds are her life. I’m sure $ she’s not too busy.” Thursday, November 15th “Well,” Jace said slowly, $ as if thinking out loud. “I’ve at Noon 1.75 ML heard that birds learn to $ for all display and classified ads. speak in the voice of the per1.75 ML son they hear. Maybe she has $ some male birds, and she 1.75 ML Our offices will be closed Thursday, November 22nd $ doesn’t want them to speak to observe the Thanksgiving holiday. like girls.” 1.75 ML Susan smiled at the thought. She was quite sure it didn’t matter if a bird spoke with a female voice or We’ll Match All Local Advertising Prices! male voice, but she couldn’t think of any other reason. Susan trusted her neighbor implicitly, so she didn’t see any reason Jace couldn’t take the job. However, Susan’s curiosity was such that she decided to join Jace when he went to his first night of work. When they reached Mrs. Owen’s house, the old widow led them into her garage. Susan was given a chair so she could sit and watch. Mrs. Owen was carrying a bag in one hand, and she had Jace stand beside her. Mrs. Owen turned to CURE FOR COLLINS PRESENTS… Jace. “Jace, say hello.” Jace looked stunned and said nothing, so Mrs. Owen repeated the request. Jace said hello, and Mrs. Owen stuck a treat up to his lips, which he ate. I think there must be But the colors of this sweet It happens right about Mrs. Owen then turned to autumnal reasons for Hallowevening celebration are orange sunset each day. The sky turns the bird. “Patty, say hello.” een being hued in orange and and black, and so is October. that eternal burnt-umber orThe bird eyed both Jace black. It’s a fun time, a magic In another week or so, our ange and the remaining leaves and Mrs. Owen suspiciously. evening if you’re a kid, and if deciduous trees will stand like and the baring branches of Mrs. Owen made the request you’re a grandpa-type guy, like skeletons against the gray skies our trees fill the evening with a again, but still, the bird said me, who gets to hand out the of winter, but now we have the holy filigree of contrast. nothing. Once more Mrs. goodies. orange and black of fall. Oh, it’s not something we Owen turned to Jace. need to do anything about. “Jace, say hello.” There’s no need for picture Jace said hello, and Mrs. taking or anything. But it’s just Owen gave him a treat. She th something that we can step 603 Princeton St. • Vermillion, SD then turned to the bird and outside for … look toward the once more said, “Patty, say west through the lacy pattern Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping! Saturday, November 10, 2018 • 9AM - 2PM hello.” of black branches and for a Wausa City Auditorium, Wausa, NE Various vendors and handmade crafts! Susan smiled, watching moment, just a short moment, this for over an hour, and FrEE AdMiSSioN! Cure for Collins Bake Sale & Lemonade Stand! say to ourselves, “Isn’t that Come & enjoy a great day of holiday shopping with eventually, a few of the birds pretty?” Free will donation & portion of the proceeds will benefit a variety of crafters & vendors, Thabor Lutheran caught the hang of it, said If the paint store could sell hello, and received their own the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of 4 year old League Food Stand, pictures/visits with Santa me something that looked even treat. 10am to noon, free cookies & cider & lots more! Collins Kassin who lives with CF close to that for the walls of When Susan finished with the little cabin I have, I’d buy a the story, I said, “That has Be sure to check us out on Facebook at: th 11 Annual Wausa Holiday Fair & Craft Show gallon. Maybe two. got to be one of the most inLIKE & FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: teresting jobs I’ve ever heard CURE FOR COLLINS of.” Susan nodded. “The only Questions? Call Katie at 605-770-5195 downside was that, for Jace, the job was quite fattening.” RAMSEY Dear Dave, I borrowed some money from my parents in January, and it took a few months longer to pay them back than originally planned. Since then, I’ve noticed our relationship seems to be strained. They will sometimes make remarks about money when I’m around, and it’s obvious the things they say are aimed at me. I don’t want things to be like this between us during the holidays. I have taken steps to become more financially responsible, like watching my spending and living on a budget, so how can I address this issue with them? Robbie learned a valuable lesson. It’s okay to give money sometimes, as long as you’re not enabling irresponsible behavior in the process. But loaning money to or borrowing from friends and relatives will often lead to bruised feelings. If you paid them back, especially if it took longer than expected or agreed upon, there’s not much you can do if they choose to hold a grudge. With some folks, it just takes a little while for those kinds of things to heal. And considering it’s your parents, my guess is they’ll become more and more forgiving with time. Until then, maybe you could look for opportunities during conversations with them to mention your new approach to finances. Something as simple as referring your budget, or getting excited about how much you were able to put into savings from your last paycheck, might get their attention. A few subtle hints that you’re actively working to gain control of your finances might go a long way with your parents. If they realize you’re starting to handle your money more wisely, I’ll bet you’d start to notice a real difference in their attitudes! — Dave Early Deadlines Prices Best n Town! 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