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In The Midst of Chaos

There are quite a few advantages that do mange to come out of coming from a large family that I never would have thought of when growing up in the midst of all the chaos that went on back in the “good old days”  One of the good things that is extremely helpful in all of our later years in life is to be able to call on the services and expertise that everyone has gotten into over the years.

We have a wide variety of professions spread out around the ever growing family but we have never had an attorney in the family, which certainly would have come in handy a plenty through out the years. Not that we have a lot of criminals in the family but there are plenty of times that legal issues have come and inevitably will come up in the future that certainly warranted the need for a good quality attorney. So when the announcement came that one of my nephews has decided to pursue the legal profession up in Cincinnati, Ohio the whole family felt the need to celebrate before he heads off to college in just a few months. So come Labor Day weekend as many family members that can manage to gather themselves up and make trip will hopefully send him off to law school in style! Looks like I need to start finding the perfect gift for the occasion. Labor Day weekend will be here in no time flat.

Love Those Free Promotional Products at Trade Shows

My daughter’s best friends mother, Cheryl, and I spent the day today at a trade show that her husband asked her to attend since he was pretty much on his own. He has opened his own mail and packaging store and is trying so very hard to make a success of it and is trying so very hard to drum up business. So this trade show was a big deal for him, but to be the only one manning the booth is extremely difficult, so I was more than happy to go with Cheryl to see if we could be of any help to him and he was very happy to see us walk up to his spot to take over so that he could make a run for the men’s room.

He had set up his booth right nicely. He had a good amount of promotional goodies to entice people to come into the booth, with all of the give-a-ways sporting his company name, address, phone number and web site, which is a great way to advertise these days. People love freebies and if you can find the right ones to use they can really make a difference in the long run in getting your name and number out. There are so many promotional products out there these days. I always look for decent promotional pens, since I am always in need of a good pen and you can never have too many of them on hand. I really liked the pens that he had today, they are good quality and feel good in your hand. Believe it or not the pen feeling good can make a big difference.

We had so much time on our hands while standing there most of the day that I really got to know him better and I learned so much about the mail and packaging business so not only was it fun but interesting and educational as well. I came back with a large bag full of promotional give-a-ways from all of the other booths that were set up there today as well. All and all it was a good day for all concerned but I’m pretty tuckered out for the evening.

World peace

I can remember when I was in high school, everything seemed so simple. Obviously there was never any reason for war, certainly never any reason for violence. Ever. Having been taught the Golden Rule, and how everyone is basically a good person inside did not prepare me for the real world. Isn’t school supposed to prepare people for the real world?

I was taught to be self-less, generous with thought and deed. I have a gentle soul. Now here I am, all grown up, in fact I am on the upper end of middle age, and I am disillusioned, to say the least. How can it possibly be that there are so many greedy people out in the world who want to have it all at the expense of other people suffering? Having joined clubs, and committees, and been part of a family that is clearly dis-functional, I can see how there will probably never be world peace. Every single club and committee has been full of strife and discord and power struggles.

If we can’t have peace in our own families, in our own schools, in our own towns, states, and country, then how in the world can we expect to be able to have world peace? I used to think that it could be done. But now I think that as long as there is greed in the world, peace will never happen. And although I’d like to think that through education we can eradicate greed, I don’t think that it will happen in a million years. I have no idea how we can eradicate greed without killing off a lot of people. Do you?

Growing Up To Be What We Want To Be

It is never too soon to start looking at scholarships, their options and availability. I have always been envious of people that just seem to know what they want and can be later on in their life and have the insight at such an early age to take advantage of their educational needs and wants right off the bat. Heck here I am in mid life and still not sure what I want to grow up to be.

And the fact that so many people end up paying so much back on their Student Loans that they take out to pay for furthering their education, and that take many many years to pay off, it only makes sense to do the work that it takes to take advantage of scholarships and grants that you don’t need to pay back at all. The days that we could only rely on our High School Counselors for scholarship information and guidance about college have disappeared forever with the arrival of the Internet, but having a good relationship with your Counselor is always a good idea.

An Excellent Student Clarinet Choice For Home Bound Niece

It looks like I have found a most excellent student clarinet to place an order for my sister to give to her 11 year old daughter, Nancy. Bless her heart she has been stuck at home with a bad case of mono and is driving the entire family crazy. No picnic for Nancy either.

etude student clarinet

etude student clarinet model ecl-100

Nancy has always wanted to learn how to play a wind instrument and this is really a good deal that sis and I think it will be a good choice. Sis has a neighbor that is willing to come over and give Nancy some free lessons, which will work out really well as long as they don’t share instruments and the neighbor doesn’t spend her time cooped up in a small room right on top of each other.

Sis doesn’t have a credit card, so any time she needs or wants to order something that requires a credit card she turns to me. It all works out and I’m glad to be able to do something to help the ease the tension that is running around the house after just 3 weeks of this health concern. Mono isn’t something to take lately. I don’t hear of many people even getting Mono much these days.