Out and About – Week of April 23rd

A little late for this notification, but better late than never. This is “City-Wide Clean Up Week”. This annual event usually happens around the first part of spring. All this week, city residents can place items at the curb and Waste Management will pick them up. There will also be dumpsters downtown for residents and business owners in the downtown area to use. This is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and get rid of those items that have been sitting around all winter.

Please mark Saturday, May 19 on your calendar and daily planner. That’s the day the city will clean up the downtown area, and they need volunteers to lend a hand. They’d like everyone to gather at 8 AM. The exact time and place will be determined within the next week or two.

Five things to remind yourself of every day:

You are a unique, precious individual.
You are important.
You are good enough.
You can make a difference.
You deserve to be happy.
In case you weren’t aware, tomorrow is “Administrative Professionals Day”. This used to be known as “Secretaries Day”. This is not a federal holiday, so all banks and post offices will be open for business. If you know an Administrative Professional, send them a card.

Just about every day I come across something that leaves me totally confused. I decided to make a list with hopes that someone might be able to help me become unconfused. Here are five items that I ponder from time to time:

At a movie theater, which arm rest is yours?
In the word “SCENT”, is the “S” silent or is it the “C”?
If people evolved from monkeys, why are monkeys still around?
Why is there a “D” in fridge, but not in refrigerator?
What time was it when the first clock was made?
A couple of weeks ago, a gentleman let me borrow an almanac from 1918. I found this publication to be extremely fascinating. In checking the month of April 1918, I discovered that the weather for that month was almost exactly the same as the weather we’ve experienced this month. It forecast that we would experience times of snow and the temperatures would fluctuate considerably. The almanac was published compliments of the Oakland County Savings Bank in Pontiac, Michigan. That was a time when interest rates on savings accounts were as high as four or five percent. How times have changed. I’ll share some information from this almanac with you from time to time.

Considering all the lint you get in your dryer, if you kept drying your clothes, would they eventually just disappear?

I’m sure we can all put our snow blowers away for the season. I’ve always found it to be a good idea to run it completely out of gas before covering it up. I also put it up on blocks to save wear on the tires. Just something I always do. It’s also a good time to get out the lawn mower and get it ready for the mowing season. Get the blade sharpened and lubricate all moving parts. Remember, if you take care of your machines, your machines will take care of you.

The best gift a man can give to his woman is his time, his attention, and his love.

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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