Expensive Heloise: Right here we’re on the finish of January 2022, and I’ve but to obtain a thanks for any reward I despatched my youngsters or grandchildren. Not solely did I not get a thanks word, I did not get a thanks by phone.
My very own youngsters at the moment are adults, however they weren’t raised to imagine they’re so “particular” that they may ignore easy kindness. I requested my daughter if she likes the cashmere sweater I despatched her, and he or she mentioned she did and it match nicely however she by no means mentioned, “Thanks, Mother.”
I assumed it was simply my household that had turn out to be so impolite and ungrateful, however my buddies say they’ve the identical expertise with their grownup youngsters and grandchildren. Have we raised a bunch of spoiled brats? I feel subsequent yr I ought to ship nothing. I am positive they will say one thing to me, however perhaps that is the one solution to get my level throughout to them. — Dorothy W., Scottsdale, Arizona
San Antonio, TX 78279-5001
Expensive Heloise: I at all times preserve a present picture of my children on my cellphone, however now I additionally preserve an image of our two canine as nicely. Final week they went lacking after digging their manner out beneath the fence. I requested individuals if they’d seen my two canine, and eventually a person mentioned he had and so they have been in a close-by park. I had an image to indicate individuals, and one individual remembered seeing them, which made discovering them a lot simpler. Now my furry buddies are dwelling secure. — Jill G., Clayton, Missouri
Expensive Heloise: A pal of mine just lately gave me a suggestion that I assumed would make an amazing trace. I purchased a really comfortable kid’s toothbrush, and I brush my eyelashes earlier than I apply my mascara within the mornings. This helps me keep away from that clumpy look as I apply a pair coats of mascara on my eyelashes. — Jodie N., Peekskill, N.Y.
Expensive Heloise: I misplaced my automobile keys within the grocery retailer final week, and that was all it took for me to discover a answer. I went to the ironmongery shop and purchased a brass merchandise that has a spring-loaded hook on every finish. You push a lever and it opens, permitting me to hook my key ring on one finish and the opposite finish is hooked onto both my blue denims belt loop or part of my purse. No extra misplaced keys! — Pat L., Duncan, Oklahoma
Expensive Heloise: I’ve bought costly oriental rugs for over 20 years, and I can let you know easy methods to take care of these costly objects in your house.
First, use a rug pad. Not solely does it cushion the rug, it helps preserve it from sporting out. Subsequent, rotate the rug each six months for even put on, however by no means go a couple of yr with out rotating. Vacuum your rug each week. Dust will lower the fibers of any rug. Have the rug professionally cleaned yearly or not less than each two years. — S.H.M., Boston