A little of this and that

Vi June, Reckonings
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Here we go again! Daylight savings is upon us for spring and summer.

I am against it, so once again, we have had to change all the clocks including those in the cars.

I see no savings in daylight savings time.

Why?

Why do we need to give every little weather front a name? Today, as I write this column we are having a mini blizzard. But according to the Weather Channel we are in a full blizzard mode with a storm named Tritan or is it Saturn? I don’t know even know what it’s called. Why not just call it a storm?

I lived for 20 years in Minnesota where a blizzard was a blizzard.

We only knew that it had to be snowing cats and dogs and the temperature had to be at least a minus 20 degrees. Only then was school called off.

Too much black

Everywhere you look these days you see black.

The kids are all wearing black hoodies and we adults have to make choices between stainless steel or black appliances. Well I don’t’ like either, but we settled for black.

But the problem comes when you try to shine up the refrigerator and stove. I ended up using a glass cleaner called Sprayway Glass Cleaner.

Speaking of household hints

Did you know that if you spray Pam or WD40 on your snow shovel the snow will glide right off it?

And the plastic bags your grocer provides make good garbage bags for your wastebaskets in the kitchen and bathroom. It’s the old “waste not, want not” theory.

Take a risk

The other day I was in the foyer of our local post office and I saw a young mother with two small children standing there and crying.

I asked her if I could help and she said she was stranded and didn’t know how to get home to her 63rd Avenue and Federal Boulevard mobile home park.

I quickly assessed that my little Saturn did not comply with the seat belt and car seat capacity.

But then I said to myself that I should take a risk and get that young mother home. So we piled in and away we went.

I learned she is a student at Emily Griffith School and rides the bus downtown to class.

She even offered to pay me for gas, which of course I rejected. I can’t tell you how many thank yous she gave me and how many times I stated I was happy to be of help. You know sometimes one has to take a risk and help out. It made me feel good all day knowing she and her children got home safe.

Quote of the Week

“Waste not, want not”. — Anonymous

Stay well, stay involved and stay tuned.

Vi June is past Democratic state representative for House District 35. She is a former mayor of Westminster and a former newspaper publisher. A Westminster resident for more than four decades, she and her husband, Bob, have five grown children and eight grandchildren.

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