Out and About – Week of November 11th

Here are four more suggestions that might make that international trip more enjoyable:

Adjust your schedule of prescription medicine to account for differing time zones. Why not carry an extra watch and keep it set to “home time”? That way your medicine can be taken on time.
If you’re diabetic and take insulin, carry a prescription for your syringes. Many states and countries will not sell them over-the-counter.
If you take nitroglycerin for your heart, make sure the pills or patches are fresh. They have a tendency to lose their potency over time.
Here are the top triggers of traveler’s diarrhea: custards, pastries, leafy green vegetables, raw vegetables, cold platters, raw shellfish, raw eggs or unpasteurized cheese products, raw meat, and tap water and ice cubes made from tap water.
I’ll have two final tips next week. Thank you for your attention and interest.

Remember, the greener grass on the other side of the fence, might be due to a septic tank issue.

Most of us living our “Golden Years”, seem to agree that time is beginning to pass quicker than it was when we were punching a time clock and raising a family. We’re all aware that our expiration date isn’t that far off anymore. One might say that life is like a roll of toilet paper in that the closer you get to the end, the faster it seems to disappear, and once you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed. I suppose the moral of this paragraph is to live life to the fullest and be thankful for the life you have. Live every day as if it were your last. Someday, you’ll be right.

Here’s another opportunity to be a part of a FREE event. The Three Rivers German Band will perform this Saturday, November 16, at 7 PM, at the Carnegie Center for the Arts,107 North Main Street, in historic downtown Three Rivers. If you’ve ever attended one of their performances, you know that a good time will be had. If you are lover of music, and have some musical talent, you might want to check with the band director after the concert. The band is always looking for talented musicians who enjoy sharing their talents.

The Centreville United Methodist Church, 305 East Main Street, in Centreville, will host the next American Red Cross blood drive at the church today, November 12, from noon until 5:45 PM. As usual, I’m sure some juice will be available to all donors.

I consider myself to be somewhat curious about weird things. One example concerns Betty Crocker. Was there ever a Betty Crocker, who wrote all those cookbooks? How about Aunt Jemima? The answer to my second curiosity is “No”. Here’s the story. Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix has been a trademark for over one hundred years. It was created by Chris L. Rutt, in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Rutt wanted a product name to reflect the “festive spirit” long associated with pancakes. In 1889, he got the idea for the “Aunt Jemima” name from a dance tune used in a vaudeville show.

In the early years, the product was promoted through portrayal of the Aunt Jemima character. Nancy Green, a Chicago resident, created the first Aunt Jemima personality by demonstrating pancake preparation at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. Her portrayal of Aunt Jemima took place prior to the company’s acquisition by the Quaker Oats Company on January 15, 1926.

A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talked to each other instead of about each other.

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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