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November 2016

THE RACE IS OVER The race is over. We have new leadership in the White House. The overall comment on the street was “what an unexpected event.” Just six months ago no one would have anticipated the outcome. We don’t know what the future holds, but most of us agree that things in Washington will…read the rest

October 2016

AUTUMN IS IN THE AIR The briskness of Autumn is in the air. It is a time of change as the leaves from the trees are turning beautiful shades of gold, orange and red. Summer activities may be replaced with watching or playing Football and attending Pumpkin Festivals. Farmers markets begin to shift to Fall…read the rest

September 2016

LIFE INSURANCE AWARENESS MONTH With the ratification of the Constitution in 1789, the American government established a permanent Treasury Department on September 2, 1789 in hopes of controlling the nation’s debt. President George Washington named his former aide-de-camp, Alexander Hamilton, to head the new office. The Treasury prints and mints all paper currency and coins…read the rest

August 2016

“DOG DAYS OF SUMMER” Over time, our understanding can change about how things work and what things mean. For instance, the month of August is often referred to as the “Dog Days of Summer”. The popular meaning of this phrase is associated with August being the hottest month in the northern hemisphere. This summer, in…read the rest

July 2016

A LESSON FROM THE LOGGERHEAD TURTLES During the summer nights Loggerhead Turtles come ashore, lay their eggs in the sand and then return to the water. This is no small feat. The adult Loggerheads weigh about 250 pounds, and navigating the sand is cumbersome. Many of the turtles travel a long distance on the sand…read the rest

June 2016

JUNE 14, 2016 IS FLAG DAY June 14, 1777 is the date the United States adopted the American Flag by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Established in 1949 by President Harry S. Truman, the week of June 14 is designated as “National Flag Week.” (June 12-June 18 in 2016). During National Flag Week, the…read the rest

May 2016

DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE MANY USES FOR MONEY BESIDES SPENDING, SAVING, OR INVESTING IT? Here are some fun ways to use your coins: Increase the bloom time of cut flowers by adding a copper penny to the water in your vase Measuring—a US quarter measures exactly 1 inch in diameter Scratching lottery tickets Coin…read the rest

April 2016

HOW MANY WONDERS OF THE WORLD EXIST? The Wonders of the World are typically considered man-made structures. Throughout centuries of time the top 7 wonders list has changed as new wonders come into existence and ancient wonders disappear. Additionally, with seven being such a small number in comparison to how many wonders there really are,…read the rest

March 2016

TAKING SMALL LEAPS 2016 is a leap year. An extra day added so the calendar can refresh itself. It may also be a great time to take some personal refreshing leaps. Here are some suggestions: Take a trip—Leap to a new environment by plane, train, boat, car, bus, or even bicycle. It can be long…read the rest

February 2016

CHANGE IS A JOURNEY, NOT A BLUEPRINT Benjamin Franklin once said, “The only things in life that are certain are death and taxes.” He was referring to the fact that life is full of change. Sometimes we initiate the change and sometimes outside influences bring about the change. Whichever the case, you can be certain…read the rest

January 2016

WHO SAYS YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU? There was a man who worked all of his life and saved all of his money. He was a real miser. He loved money more than just about anything, and just before he died, he said to his wife, “Now listen, when I die, I want you…read the rest

December 2015

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE INDIAN CHIEF AND THE METEOROLOGIST? One day in early fall the chief of a Native American tribe was asked by his tribal elders if the winter was going to be cold or mild. Neither the chief nor his medicine man was able to read the signs from the natural…read the rest

November 2015

BEST THANKSGIVING It is the time of year we celebrate by giving thanks. With that in mind, we felt this poem expressed our thanks to you. Best Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is near, so our minds have turned To what time has taught us, to what we’ve learned: We often focus all our thought On shiny things…read the rest

October 2015

WORLD SAVINGS DAY World Savings Day, formerly World Thrift Day, was established on 31st October 1924 during the first International Savings Bank Congress held in Milano, Italy. After the Second World War, World Savings Day reached the peak of its popularity. World Savings Day celebrations have the following objectives: To promote savings all over the…read the rest

September 2015

BACK TO SCHOOL It’s back to school time. Summer is over, school zone driving begins, and the smell of fall is in the air. There is a certain excitement for the first day of school. It’s a time to adjust schedules, set goals and resolutions, and purchase school supplies and clothing. Education doesn’t end just…read the rest

August 2015

PERCEPTIONS Each of us is unique in our perceptions. Our own thought process, what we have been taught to believe, our experiences, and our environment are a few things that color our perceptions. Even in seemingly similar situations, our perceptions can be unique. Here is an example using a mother’s perceptions when asked about her…read the rest