Out and About Blog by Norm Stutesman

Out and About – Week of December 29th

It’s hard to believe that 2015 begins on Thursday. I hate to wear out a phrase, but I just don’t know where this year has gone. I have to think hard to remember the seasons that have passed. Our summer was quite normal, with temperatures staying below ninety degrees most of the time. I’m not sure if we did have …

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Out and About – Week of December 22nd

It’s “Crunch Time” for those still looking for those special Christmas gifts. The day after tomorrow is Christmas and tomorrow marks the end of Hanukkah. I wish the spirit of the season to those of all faiths and beliefs. If the Snowbirds haven’t already done so, they will soon be leaving for the warmer weather down south. Some are already …

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Out and About – Week of December 15th

There’s nothing that adds to the spirit of this season like music. The First United Methodist Church of Three Rivers, 215 North Main Street, has just the thing, when it comes to music. We’re Glad You Came is the name of the cantata to be performed next Sunday, December 21, beginning at 7 PM. This would be a wonderful way …

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Out and About – Week of December 8th

Two weeks from this Thursday is Christmas. The next couple of weeks will be filled with the usual Christmas parties. My wife and I will attend our share. We’re both retired, so she’ll not be attending any school parties, and I won’t be attending any company gatherings. We will attend several Christmas parties hosted by various Lions Clubs in our …

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Out and About – Week of December 1st

If you are one of those who made New Year’s resolutions twelve months ago, you have less than a month to hold on to them. Congratulations to those of you who held on to those convictions. If you lost the weight you resolved to do, or if you paid more attention to your family and less attention to those things …

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Out and About – Week of November 24th

Thursday is Thanksgiving. You still have time to invite someone to join you for Thanksgiving dinner. If you look carefully, I’m sure you can find someone who is in need of the family atmosphere. Thanksgiving is the one day when no one should have to work. Unfortunately, there will be a few stores that will be open so that shoppers …

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Out and About – Week of November 17th

I’ve been retired for almost four years and find myself busier than I was when I was punching a time clock. I’ve heard from other retirees that, if you do the right thing after you retire, you don’t have time to work for someone else. I guess I’m doing the right thing, because I still get up early in the …

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Out and About – Week of November 10th

Twice a year I make my much needed trip to the dentist. I’ve visited the dentist this way for as long as I can remember. My mother would be proud of me, I’m sure. Visiting the dentist is not the same as going to your eye doctor, or should I say optometrist. I’ve felt discomfort during my appointment with the …

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Out and About – Week of November 3rd

If you’re reading this and have not voted, please do us all a favor and get out and vote right away. Today is Election Day. You have a chance to possibly make a difference. If you decide not to vote, then in my opinion, you have no right to complain about the outcome of the elections. As promised, here are …

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Out and About – Week of October 27th

We only have seven more days of mudslinging, name calling, and falsehoods. A week from today is Election Day. We will no longer be plagued with non-stop political ads during every commercial break on television. The mute button on my remote is just about worn down to a mere stub. I can’t imagine how much money has been spent over …

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