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Out and About – Week of March 12th

By now your clocks should have been reset one hour ahead. Last Sunday was the day when we switched to Daylight Savings Time. No one has ever given me a good reason why we still do this. Maybe it takes an act of Congress to make it happen. Good luck with that. They are way too busy.

St. Patty’s day is this next Saturday, which means it’s time for corned beef and cabbage. Give this some thought. Why do we only partake of turkey around Thanksgiving or Christmas, and corned beef and cabbage around St. Patrick’s Day? These things are always available at the grocery store. I also enjoy eggnog, but it’s not always available.

The waters have subsided, so those who were displaced may now return home and try to get things back to normal. A reminder that the Three Rivers Food Site, 18 Railroad Drive, in Three Rivers, is open for those in need every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 AM until noon. If they can be of assistance, please stop by. If you would care to donate, they’ll gladly welcome any extra items you might have. The Free Store, located behind the First Presbyterian Church on North Main Street, also has clothing items plus miscellaneous things you might have been looking for. Donations are also accepted.

When was the last time you enjoyed a hot, home-style meal? Trinity Episcopal Church, 321 North Main Street, serves FREE dinners from their Community Kitchen every Tuesday and Thursday, from 4PM until 5:30 PM. Everyone is welcome.

It seems that most of us feel we need to explain our every action to everyone. Unless you’re under twenty-one and living with your parents, your actions don’t need to be explained to anyone. Well, it might be a good idea to explain some of them to your spouse. Here are seven examples of what you don’t owe anyone an explanation:

Your level of education.
Where you live.
Your appearance.
Your political views.
Your belief in God.
Your alone time.
Your life and/or relationship choices.
I try to let everyone know about local blood drives, because it’s something we should all be concerned about. We become concerned when we or a loved one needs blood due to an accident. The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive next Tuesday, March 20, at the UAW Local Union 2093 Hall, 15802 Hoffman Road, in Three Rivers. They will accept your blood donation from noon until 4:45 PM. If you are a regular blood donor, you know what to do and what to expect. If you’ve never given blood, someone there will guide you through the process

From 1955 until her death in 2002, Esther Lederer wrote an advice column under the name of Ann Landers. Ann once said, “One out of every four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closest friends. If they seem okay, then you’re the one.” I always enjoyed reading the columns of Ann Landers and Erma Bombeck.

Silence is the best reply to a fool.

Why is it that no plastic garbage bag will open from the end you first try?

See you Out and About!

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