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March 18, 2017

Did you know that honeybees are declining at an alarming rate?  And, we need them!  They pollinate 35% of our food.  So!  Cheerios has partnered up with  Veseys Seeds to raise awareness and send 500 free seeds.  They have reached their goal of 100 million seeds sent, but, they still have seeds!   Just go on to the website below, click on the news story, and, you’ll see the link.

I’m on that, are you?

March 19, 2017

‘The dress of my dreams’: Woman rewears wedding gown 60 years later

Yet, even after decades of wear, one thing hasn’t changed: the shop where the dress gets altered.

Carol Bates still remembers the day in 1957, when, as a teenager, she first walked into The Wedding Bell in Tacoma, Washington, and saw the white lace gown.

“My sister had said she would make my wedding dress for me, but we decided to go to look for some gowns just to get some ideas,” Bates, 78, told TODAY. “We stopped there to look and I found the dress of my dreams.”

They returned to the shop about 30 years ago when Bates’ daughter got married and wore the dress, and also 10 years ago, when Bates had it altered to celebrate her 50th wedding anniversary. And just this past weekend, Bates wore the dress again at a party celebrating her 60th wedding anniversary with husband Bob Bates, 86. Of course, she’d had the dress altered at The Wedding Bell.

“It’s a different owner (than in 1957), but with the same loving, genuine delight, they helped me get it all ready,” Bates said.

The shop said Bates is a valued customer.

“She’s such an adorable woman,” owner Kim Miller told TODAY. “I bought the store 10 years ago and she came in right after to get the dress altered for her 50th anniversary, and now she’s back getting it altered for her 60th anniversary! This is why I love my shop.”

Bates said she has plans to return to the shop for her 70th anniversary, too.

She met her husband when she was 14 years old, at a dance party with her parents.

“This guy walked by me and he winked and I blushed,” she said. “He asked me to the dance next Saturday, and I said, ‘I have to ask my folks.’ My parents said, ‘No, not alone, but if we happen to go to the dance, and he happens to be there, that’s fine.’ Well, we happened to be there and so did he.”

So, marry the right guy!  🙂



March 20, 2017


Pedro Viloria, 22, jumped through a drive-thru window on Tuesday to assist a customer — an off-duty police officer — after she became unresponsive.

All seemed fine when the customer initially ordered and paid at the Doral, Florida, McDonald’s restaurant, but when Viloria returned to the window to give the driver her food, she was no longer breathing, she seemed to making jerking movements, and her foot slipped off the break, Viloria told NBC Miami.

Watch the video here:


Two children seated in the back of the SUV started to scream as the car rolled away, and Viloria instinctively dove through the window, chasing the car and throwing himself in front of it. Fortunately, a curb then stopped the car.

“If I would have had to die to save that woman, I would have done it,” Viloria said. “My brain was on hero mode.”

As Viloria is already known on staff as a standout employee, his actions did not surprise his boss or fellow workers.

“First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the officer and her family during this difficult time. I think I speak for our McDonald’s family when I say how proud we are of Pedro,” Alex Menendez, the local McDonald’s owner, told NBC Miami in a statement. “He is an excellent employee, so it didn’t surprise me that he took immediate action and jumped through a window to help save this woman.”

A second employee, who asked to remain unnamed, assisted with CPR, Menendez noted. “Their quick thinking and action were everything in that moment.”

Wow!  Pretty impressive.  Will we be a hero in some way today?

Thinking of others,


March 21, 2017

This may be a bit of an interest to you, as it is I


Top 8 Credit Cards For Excellent Credit

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Do you have excellent credit? If so, it’s time to upgrade to a better rewards credit card.

The banks are fighting harder than ever to win customers with excellent credit. Take advantage of your excellent credit today by getting a card that earns you more rewards. Our credit card experts have selected the top 8 credit card deals you can take advantage of right now:

Capital One® Venture® Rewards Credit Card

Another top travel card. This card earns you 2 miles for every $1 spent and comes with a 40,000 mile sign up bonus after you spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months – equivalent to $400 in travel. It does have an annual fee of $59, but it’s waived the first year. The card allows you to fly any airline, stay at any hotel, anytime with no blackout dates a real plus for last minute travel plans. It also has zero foreign transaction fees and your miles don’t expire. All of these benefits make the Capital One Venture Card a great fit for all travelers and even once-a-year vacations!

BankAmericard Travel Rewards® Credit Card

With the BankAmericard Travel Rewards® credit card, you’ll earn 1.5 points for every dollar you spend, and points can be redeemed for nearly any travel purchase in the form of a statement credit. This card comes with a 20,000-point sign up bonus when you spend $1,000 in the first 90 days. That can be a $200 statement credit towards travel purchases, and it’s one of the few travel rewards cards with no annual fee. This card also offers no foreign transaction fees, making it perfect for traveling abroad. If you’re a traveler looking for a simple no annual fee card that won’t restrict your travel to certain airlines, giving you the flexibility to travel on any airline, at any time, with no blackout dates, then this card is for you.

Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express

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The Blue Cash Everyday® Card from American Express is one of the more unique cash back cards. It’s best for the average household. For a limited time, this card boasts an unbelievable 10% cash back at U.S. restaurants for the first 6 months, up to $200 back. It provides a competitive 3% cash back (with a $6,000 annual cap) at U.S. supermarkets, 2% at U.S. gas stations and select department stores, and 1% on all other purchases with no annual fee! This card is great for anyone that spends a lot of money on gas and groceries. The cash back is received in the form of Reward Dollars that you can redeem for statement credits.

Discover it® Cashback Match™

This cash rewards card comes with a unique sign up bonus unlike anything you’ve seen; At the end of your first year, Discover will match the cash back you’ve earned. This is the only credit card that will match your cash back at the end of the first year. So if you earned $200 in cash back from purchases in your first year, Discover will match it, making your total cash back for the year $400! The Discover it card earns 5% cash back in popular spending categories that change each quarter and 1% on all other purchases. The 5% cash back categories include things like gas, groceries, dining, and more. On top of the incredible rewards program, this card comes with 0% intro APR on purchases and balance transfers for 14 months. There is even no annual fee, no foreign transaction fees, and no late fee for your first late payment. This card is perfect for cash rewards, financing a big purchase, transferring your high interest debt, and avoiding bank fees to help you save money.

Citi® Double Cash Card – 18 month BT offer

This is one of the best cash rewards card out there because it gives you cash back twice. You’ll earn 1% back when you make a purchase, and another 1% back when you make a payment. You’ll also receive a 0% intro APR on balance transfers for 18 months. This is very helpful in paying off a balance when you transfer it to this card from another credit card. The best part about this card’s cash back? There’s no limit to the amount of cash back you can earn! This card is perfect for people who don’t want to keep up with rotating categories each quarter. When used responsibly, this card is a cash back machine. With a great rewards rate, 18 months of 0% intro APR on balance transfers, and no annual fee, the Citi Double Cash is a smart choice for just about everyone!

BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ Credit Card

0% intro APR for 12 billing cycles, combined with 3% cash back on gas, 2% cash back on grocery stores/wholesale clubs (on up to the first $2,500 in combined grocery/wholesale club/gas purchases each quarter), and 1% cash back on everything else makes this card a top pick. Did we mention this card comes with no annual fee? In case that wasn’t enough, you’ll also gain access to Bank of America’s award winning online & mobile banking. The reward rates get even better if you have a Bank of America checking or savings account and redeem your cash rewards into your checking or savings account. Finally, when you spend just $500 in the first 90 days, about $6 a day, you’ll receive a $100 bonus. With cash back, no annual fee, a long 0% intro APR, and a $100 sign up bonus, and you can see why this card is a top pick of ours!

Chase Slate®

This is one of the most popular cards for balance transfers. The Chase Slate® is the only card that has the unique combination of a long 0% intro APR, $0 annual fee, and $0 intro fee on transfers made within 60 days of account opening. If you are paying interest on any balance, you can transfer it completely for free within the first 60 days you have this card. It’s available to those with good credit, so it’s okay if your credit score isn’t quite perfect. If you’re ready to put your credit card debt behind you, the Chase Slate® has all the tools and perks you need to make it happen.

BankAmericard® Credit Card

This card was specifically designed to reward consumers with excellent credit save money on balance transfers. It comes with 18 billing cycles of 0% intro APR on balance transfers, as long as the transfers are made within the first 60 days of being approved for the card. With this card, you’ll gain access to Bank of America’s award winning online & mobile banking features. This allows you to bank where and when is most convenient for you. The card also offers $0 liability fraud protection, optional overdraft protection, and no annual fee. This is an excellent card for people who have outstanding credit and are looking to transfer a balance or for a reliable low interest credit card.

Do some “comparison shopping”?
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