Greetings, friends, and welcome to the Columbus Day Edition of the Beach City BUZZ. We did a little research, and found some (possibly) true facts about the man who sailed the ocean blue in 1492: No one really knows what Columbus looked like, because no portraits of him were made during his lifetime; A pickle peddler named Amerigo Vespucci (yes, THAT Amerigo Vespucci) supplied Christopher Columbus’ ships with Vitamin C-rich pickles to prevent the crew from getting scurvy; Unlike most sea vessels, which stocked enough provisions for just one trip, Columbus' ships carried enough food for a year. Some of the foods on board included raisins, garbanzos, cheese, wine and sea biscuits. Christopher Columbus’ name was really Chrisoffa Colombo. Christopher Columbus is the English translation. We don't know exactly where he is buried - possibly Cuba, Spain, or the Dominican Republic; One resource, David G. Hallstrom, Sr., was quite insightful regarding the explorer: “While there are still a few who believe Columbus returned to Spain and told Queen Isabella that he discovered a new world, most believe he had told her he had reached India. Recently, documents written by Queen Isabella's official scribe were uncovered revealing what Columbus actually said on returning from his first voyage. His first words were, "I'll bet I'm the first man who ever got nineteen hundred miles on a galleon."...The Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria and the BUZZ are about to set sail...All aboard!...October is National Fire Safety Month, and the Revere Fire Department invites all Beach City families to a free Open House on Saturday, October 6 at the 400 Broadway Fire Station. It’s from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and it’s a great opportunity to learn about fire safety prevention skills. Pizza and drinks too! For more info, call Chief Inspector Dan Maniff at 781-286-8363... And a hearty congratulations to Revere’s newest firefighters, Class #196: Mike Amore, Sean Griffin, Stephen Viviano, Mike Conley Jr., Joe Dusvitch, Mike DiGiovanni and Rick Laurano. Be safe, and thank you and all of the members of the Revere Fire Department for all that you do...Big Yard/Moving Sale this weekend - 287 Rice Ave, in the Point of Pines, Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.! Lots of good “STUFF”! Furniture, clothes, household items, you name it - Everything MUST GO! Come by and get some great bargains...Two rednecks walked into a pet shop. They head to the bird section and Bobby Joe says to the owner, “We'll take four of them there little budgies in that cage.” The owner puts the budgies in a cardboard box, and Bobby Joe and Bubba take the birds, get into their truck, and drive to the top of the highest spot in town. Bubba looks down at the 1000 foot drop and says, “Yup, looks like a good place.” He takes two birds out of the box, puts one on each shoulder and jumps off the cliff. Bobby Joe watches as the budgies fly off and Bubba falls all the way to the bottom, killing himself stone dead. Looking down at the remains of his best pal, Bobby Joe shakes his head and says, “No way I’m following him! That budgie jumping is way too dangerous for me!”...Wishing a very, very Happy Anniversary to James & Ethelyn Mitchell, who just celebrated 55 years as husband and wife. Congratulations - love and happiness always to two very special people...That’s it for the BUZZ, BUZZers. Do whatever makes your heart sing, and remember: Fall is a wonderful time of year - it’s when we can switch from not gardening to not raking...This week’s SMILEMAKERS: RPD’s Joe Singer, Kristina Russo, Renee DiSimone, Doris Kaufman, the fabulous Noreen Cristiano at the Office of Inspectional Services, Jen Fajardo, Brian Smith, Mollie Weinstein, Pauline Lyons, Adam Harper, Al Gerazzo, Giaccomo Dufresne, Val Malta, Derek Siblinger, Nick Romano, Mike Todd, Alanna Pasco, Tarik Maddrey, Andrea Holding, Karen Alves, Shawn Morris, Susan Robinson, Angel Gonzalez, Barbara Cipoletta, Helen Engel, and Karen Terquinio...Heeere’s the CHUCKLE: (from Stacy Wyzanski) There’s a conspiracy against older folks, and it must be stopped immediately! Have you noticed that stairs are getting steeper, groceries are heavier, and everything is farther away? Yesterday I walked to the corner and I was dumbfounded to discover how long our street had become! And people are less considerate now, especially the young ones.
They speak in whispers all the time! If you ask them to speak up they just keep repeating themselves, endlessly mouthing the same silent message until they're red in the face! What do they think I am, a lip reader? I also think they are much younger
than I was at the same age. On the other hand, people my own age are so much older than I am. I ran into an old friend the other day and she has aged so much that she didn't even recognize me. I got to thinking about the poor dear while I was combing my hair this morning, and in doing so, I glanced at my own reflection.
Well, REALLY NOW - even mirrors are not made the way they used to be!
Another thing, everyone drives so fast these days! You're risking life and limb if you happen to pull onto the highway in front of them. All I can say is, their brakes must wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and swerve in my rear view mirror.
Clothing manufacturers are less civilized these days. Why else would they suddenly
start labeling a size 10 or 12 dress as 18 or 20? Do they think no one notices? The people who make bathroom scales are pulling the same prank. Do they think I actually 'believe' the number I see on that dial? HA! I would never let myself weigh that much!
Just who do these people think they're fooling? I'd like to call up someone in authority
to report what's going on -- but the telephone company is in on the conspiracy too:
they've printed the phone books in such small type that no one could ever find a number in there! All I can do is pass along this warning: WE ARE UNDER ATTACK!.”...Got comments? News? Announcements? Jokes? Suggestions? Want to congratulate someone on their anniversary, birthday, baby, divorce? Is your group running a fundraiser, meeting or event? October is National Pasta Month...A penne for your thoughts! Send us your BUZZ Bits! Email AndreaRevere@aol.com or snailmail the BUZZ at PO Box 101, Revere, MA 02151, and read it in the REVERE ADVOCATE!