Out and About – Week of October 28th

I’ve never considered myself “cool”. In high school, I thought of myself as being pretty much of a nerd. I wasn’t one of the popular classmates, although I did have a lot of friends. Being cool meant different things to different people. The same can be said today. Here are nine ways to be cool, and you can’t go wrong by practicing any one of them:

Saying “Thank you.”
Apologizing when you’re wrong.
Showing up on time.
Being nice to strangers.
Listening without interrupting.
Admitting you were wrong.
Following and believing in your dreams.
Being a mentor.
Holding doors open for others.
Halloween is this Thursday, October 31. You’ll want to check this paper for the hours that the city would like you to observe for sending the little ones out trick-or-treating. You might also want to check around, because there are a couple of organizations that are hosting trick-or-treating parties. In the past, I’ve noticed parents accompanying their children as they venture out into the neighborhood. This is a great idea. Not only will you be there for safety’s sake, but you can also make sure you get your share of the goodies when you return home.

For some children, this might be their first experience at seeking treats from the neighbors. I’ve known some terrific neighbors who live for Halloween Night. They dress themselves up and do some very interesting decorating. This might not sit well with a two-year old. With you accompanying them, they will probably feel safer. There is no such thing as a boogeyman. The most important thing to remember about trick-or-treating, is to be careful when crossing any street. Some costumes are difficult to see in the dark, and if your child is wearing a mask, their vision can be obstructed.

Some final hints when it comes to healthy eating:

Celery acts admirably upon the nervous system and relieves neuralgia and rheumatism.
Lemon and soda in water, sweetened, is an almost instant relief for a sick stomach, or a sick headache.
Hot lemonade taken just before going to bed will break up a heavy cold.
Lemon juice is used frequently by singers to clear the throat. Too much, however, tends to hurt the voice.
Lemon juice in many instances will take the place of vinegar, and is often preferred in salad dressings.
Salt on nuts aids digestion.
You might want to put this information inside your medicine cabinet.

A reminder that next Sunday, November 3, Daylight Savings Time ends. Be sure to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. I’ll also set my bathroom scale back ten pounds.

Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours.

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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