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Greetings, friends, and welcome to the
Earth Day
edition of the
Beach City BUZZ
… Since we’re all
doing our part to reuse, recycle and reduce, I’m reprinting this article (which I take no credit for writ-
ing. After checking and re-checking, the best I can find is that it was written by Ms. Ann Onymous).
If you’re of a certain age, you’re sure to relate: At the supermarket, the young cashier suggested I
bring my own bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. I apologized and ex-
plained, “We didn’t have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days.”The clerk responded, “That’s our
problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future genera-
tions.” She was right about one thing – our generation didn’t have the green thing back in “Our” day.
What did we have? We returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store
sent them back to the plant to be washed, sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles re-
peatedly. So they really were recycled. We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have escalators in
stores and office buildings. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower
machine every time we had to go two blocks. We washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have
disposables. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling dryer. We had one TV, or radio,
in the house – not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (re-
member them?), not a 64” screen. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t
have electric machines to do everything. When we packaged a fragile item to mail, we used wad-
ded up newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. We didn’t fire up an engine
and burn gas just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised
by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.
We drank from water fountains when we were thirsty instead of using plastic cups or bottles. We re-
filled writing pens with ink instead of buying new pens, and replaced razor blades in a razor instead
of throwing away the whole razor. People took the bus, and kids rode bikes to school or walked in-
stead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not
an entire strip of sockets to power a dozen appliances. We didn’t need a computerized gadget to re-
ceive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.
But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful old folks were back in the day? Nope,
we didn’t have that ‘green thing’ back then. We just had common sense … I’m doing my part to cel-
Earth Day
by using as little energy as possible. Therefore, a nap is in order. Right after we get
to the
: Two
Beach City
ladies are celebrating their very special days – and they’re two women
whom I am delighted and proud to call my friends. If you happen to see
Ann Raponi
Lois Dia-
on Thursday, April 27, wish them a happy birthday. Enjoy your special day,
the sunshine that you bring to others smile down upon you every day in the coming year …Host-
ed by the
Mayor Brian Arrigo, Revere’s Earth Day Clean Up
gets underway on Saturday,
April 22.
Elle Baker
has posted the following details: “Please join friends, family and neighbors for
this citywide event. Everyone can help out. There are 11 sign in locations where you can meet up,
have a coffee to start the day (thank you
Dunkin Donuts
Broadway, Revere
), collect trash bags
and gloves for cleaningup (thank you
Home Depot),
and a shirt (thank you to
), take a group
photo for
and start cleaning. Thank you for being a part of making our city a cleaner
place. Many hands make light work, so please join us. If you are not able to make it, just pick up any
trash you see throughout your day on Saturday.”… Ran-dumb thoughts: Why are clothes so expen-
sive? I should not have to pay so much not to be naked. In fact, people should be paying ME not to
be naked; what better feeling in the world is there than when you take your socks out of the dry-
er, everything matches, and there are no “singles”? Ahhh … happy day! I just put on a sports bra.
That’s enough exercise for one day … If you’re a
Beach City
senior citizen or know someone who
is, head over to the
Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center
on Thursday, April 27 from 12:30–3:30 p.m. for
Open House.
Besides entertainment, music by
DJ Steve“The Dude”Capano
, ice cream sun-
daes, drawings and more, you can learn about all that the
has to offer, as well as meet some
fabulous people. Don’t miss out! …That’s it for the
ers. Do whatever makes your heart
sing, and remember: As soon as dogs realize that we have bones hidden beneath our skin, all hell is
going to break loose …This week’s
: Ron Jordan, Bill Drewnowski, Janet Urrego, Val-
erie Moy, Lydia Inez Merredew, Melissa Brouillard, Jan Spracklin, Lynne Powers, Enrique Pena, Mari-
na Robinson, Robin Friedman, Robert Graf, Stephanie Vu, Matthew Benner, Lori DeRosa, Albert Al-
monte, Marco Leone, Jasmine Mujic and Laura DeSousa …Here’s the
: (another Ole and
Sven classic) One day Lena stops Ole and says that the outhouse is full and he has to fix it. Ole com-
ments that Sven is coming by, and since he’s been going to engineering school, he might know how
to fix it. Sven arrives, and Ole explains his dilemma. “Sven, we gotta do somethin’ about the out-
house, it’s full and Lena is upset.”“Vell, Ole, I go an idea. We place several sticks of dynamite around
the outside of the outhouse with a fuse long enough so we can run behind the house before it goes
off. The outhouse will blow straight up; the clog will blow out into the fields to fertilize them, then
outhouse will fall right back down to were it was.”Ole thought this was a fantastic plan, so they got
busy and set all the dynamite, then lit the fuse and ran for the house. As they got to the back of the
house, Lena came running out and made a beeline for the outhouse. Before Ole could stop her, she
ducked into the outhouse, slamming the door, and … BOOOOM! The dynamite blew, the outhouse
shot straight up, the clog was blown out to the fields, and the outhouse dropped back down where
it originally sat, just like Sven planned. Ole runs to the outhouse, worried about Lena and reach-
es it just as she opens the door to come out. “Lena, Lena, are you alright?” Lena is shaken up but re-
sponds. “Yes, Ole, I’m fine ... but I have to tell you, I’m sure glad I didn’t let that one go in the house!”
Got comments? Jokes? News?Suggestions?Want to congratulate someone on their an-
niversary, birthday, baby or divorce? Is your group running a fundraiser, meeting or event?
April 26 is National Golf Day! Here’s a fore-gone conclusion: It wood be PUTTing it mildly if we
said it’d be tee-riffic if you’d send your BUZZbits to
and read it in
Revere Advocate!
Honest & Trusted for 38 Years!