• Teach your kids about taxes; eat 30 percent of their ice cream.
• From Don Newbury’s article, only one peanut in every 100 is lucky enough to be an M&M peanut.
• From My Daily Visitor, Pope John XXIII would pray about some serious situation and then say to God, “It’s your church. I’m going to bed.”
• In 1014, 1,000 years ago, the battle of Clontarf ended the Norse rule over Ireland.
• In 1014, the Byzantium, Basil II, had the Bulgarian army blinded after his victory. Our rules of war on prisoners of war would prevent anything like that happening.
• Thomas Edison’s first successful light bulb on Oct. 21, 1879 burned for 45 hours.
• In 1987, a South African woman gave birth to her own grandchildren, triplets. Her daughter’s fertilized ova had been implanted in her uterus.
Have you thought about this? When you make a purchase with a credit card, that purchase price goes on your card and begins to be charged interest immediately. The opposite is true when you have a refund coming. It may take 30 days to get that refund.
Another thing is trying to make a change of any kind online. I recently was attempting to make a change in my auto pay bank. One would think that after proper identification it would be a simple matter to delete the old routing and bank account numbers and replace them with the new numbers. But no. I was sent a new form, which I had to fill out, attach a voided check and mail to the credit card company. This seems like a lot of wasted paper, postage, their labor and my time to accomplish such a simple chore. What do you think?
Memorial Day falls on May 26, 2014. When I was a boy, Memorial Day was called Decoration Day. All the veterans’ graves were decorated with flowers and flags. This is still done to this day. Mr. Chuck Katlic of the American Legion has been, for years, the person who has seen to it that the American Flag is placed on these veterans’ graves. He is a WWII veteran, and we all owe him a big thank you for his service and his dedication to this project. Thank you Sgt. Chuck Katlic. What do you think?