Small bites

Published 9:30 am Sunday, April 3, 2022

Come on, get happy
With the world in chaos, the kids at the Milford School in Wawasee, IN want us to accentuate the positive, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. And so they’ve created a telephone hotline called When Life Gives You Lemons, Call a 5th Grader to help you do just that. Here’s the number; check it out: 574-832-4965. Actually it was their teacher, Cheryl Can Laeken, who came up with the idea. As she explains it, “The world is really chaotic, it’s kind of dark.  On the news it’s kind of hard to find a good news story to share with kids right now.  I teach my kids to be positive and do good things for other people and this just seems like a really easy way to get my kids thinking about others.”
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A tasty misspelling
The world celebrated International Waffle Day in March but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge yourself when the urge strikes, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. But the credit for the celebration of waffles, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner, belongs to Sweden where it all started way back in the 14th century when Swedes began mispronouncing the religious celebration known as vårfrudagen, the English translation of which is Our Lady Day, and began calling it våffeldagen, waffle day.
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To tip or not to tip, as the Bard might say
She’s at it again, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], citing Nikole Hannah-Jones’ latest social media announcement that “tipping is a legacy of slavery.”  It’s yet another absurd notion from the author of the book, The 1619 Project. Hannah-Jones is a self-described historian whose historically inaccurate tome is the basis for the Critical Race Theory, which is used to brainwash young learners into identifying themselves as racists. This time, in social media remarks she claimed tipping is a bad thing that got started at the end of the Civil War. Her reference caused a stir and had people scratching their heads as to why tipping is so evil. A real historian, Dr. Phil Magness, called her out in a response to her Twitter post, noting that references to tipping appear in Shakespeare’s 1602 play Twelfth Night.
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