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Out and About – Week of September 16th

This Thursday is the last day for the Farmers’ Market in Scidmore Park for this year. This popular market has been open every Thursday since June 20th. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit this venue, Thursday will be your final chance until next spring. The hours are from 2 PM until 7 PM.

On this day in 1787, the U.S. Constitution was approved. There was a time when in order to become a U.S. Citizen, you had to be able to recite parts of the Constitution. I wonder how many of us naturalized citizens can do this today.

Lately, my luck is like a bald guy who just won a comb.

I really enjoy a good hot dog, especially if it’s FREE. If you have similar taste buds, you’ll want to take advantage of the First Church of God’s offer. This Saturday, September 21, the church will offer FREE Chili Dogs to anyone willing to make the trip to 17398 M-86 in Three Rivers. In case you’ve never been there, it’s just east of the American Legion Post on South Main Street. The hours of serving are from 5 to 7 PM. For more fun, bring the whole family and a few friends.

Seventy-two years ago, September 18, 1947, the United States Air Force was established. Prior to that time, we had the Army Air Corps.

Our weather lately has been a bit unpredictable. Just one of the benefits of living in Pure Michigan. Never fear, for next Monday, September 23, autumn officially begins. This usually means that the days of high temperatures will be few and far between. Soon we’ll be experiencing the fantastic fall colors and the taste of fresh apple cider along with the tartness of Granny Smith apples.

Volunteers are not paid because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.

If you’re a fan of popular show tunes, then you’ll want to mark your calendar for September 22. Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, the Carnegie Center for the Arts is offering another FREE concert entitled “Timeless Show Tunes”. The Kalamazoo Brass will take you on a musical trip through time. You’ll be entertained with music written during the Civil War era, in Argentine dance halls, on television, and of course, on Broadway. There will be songs for music lovers of all ages. The baton goes up promptly at 3 PM. The Carnegie Center is located at 107 North Main Street, in historic downtown Three Rivers.

A couple of household hints:

Place a little vinegar in the water in which you wish to boil a cracked egg. This will keep the egg from coming through the shell.
To prevent tools from rusting, if kept in a damp place, put them near unslacked lime. The lime will absorb most of the moisture.
I’ve been known to have fun with practical jokes from time to time. It breaks up the monotony. I’ve thought seriously of finding a parking space close to the doors at the Meijer or Wal*Mart parking lot. Once I’ve found that perfect spot, I might sit in my car with the transmission in reverse. I’m curious about how many drivers would sit there waiting for me to back out.

A few thoughts from Randy Pausch:

“To teach people how to develop self-esteem, you give them something they can’t do. They work hard until they find they can do it, and you just keep repeating the process.”
“It’s easy to look smart when you’re parroting smart people.”
“At times, we’re all living in an I LOVE LUCY episode.”
See you Out and About!

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