QUESTION: Two weeks ago during state testing, Central Union High seniors were herded into the gymnasium for a "sober graduation" assembly given by the California Highway Patrol.
After all the emphasis on the importance of not driving after drinking, why did the CHP give a champagne glass as a souvenir? — Angry Mom, El Centro
The CHP says it didn't give souvenir glasses at its "sober graduation" lecture. What it gave away was "lanyard" or a rope to carry keys and a whistle.
A senior who attended the lecture said there were no champagne glasses but he said he didn't get a whistle either. Sorry about that.
ADULTERATED MAYONNAISE — I thought your response to "Anti-War, Holtville" was excellent. Although I was in the South Pacific at the time, it brought back many memories. I enjoy your column.
I am curious. What did they do with the grease which you mixed with mayonnaise? — Veteran, Holtville
We guess they made bombs with it. Although, we were consumed with guilt, the fat content in a tablespoon of mayonnaise was (and is) as high as in a tablespoon of bacon grease. Check any diet book.
QUESTION: What did that ungrateful "anti-war SOB" think we should have done after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor?
I agree with him in some cases. I don't think we should be sending Americans to fight in Vietnam, Korea and the Middle East. — Veteran, Westmorland
After Pearl Harbor, there were no anti-war Americans. Lines of young men eager to enlist stretched around the block at recruiting offices on Monday after the Sunday attack.
QUESTION: I need your help. My 7-year-old-daughter will not allow Ken and Barbie to get married because they don't have the proper wedding attire.
I have looked at Wal-Mart, Kmart, KB's and Toys R Us. I even went on the Internet with no luck. Where do I go from here? — Unhappy In-law, El Centro
Get yourself some bits of lace, satin and a needle and thread. Make the wedding gown. You'll have fun. Or, maybe a PROBE reader has a Barbie-size wedding gown stashed away.
OK, readers, if you want to help produce the doll wedding of the season, you can reach Barbie's grandma via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 337-3448.