Saturday, September 25, 2021

Thanku for Patience!

To my unofficial clients of my teeny-tiny route, thanku for your patience! 
There are maybe 4 locations that I’m very fond of, about 3 that are just fine, 
and a few that I’m letting go. 
Since I have several gigs that I work, and although the route remains very important, 
it seems to be time that is such a precious commodity today. 
One location I visited this week closed early, and it backlogged my route for the week, 
but I haven’t forgotten and will keep posted here. 
Again, thanku so much for your patience. 
Please feel free to contact me here with any questions and/or comments. 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Books, books, and more books…

 

These aren’t even the books I’ve looked thru yet! 

I have stacks and stacks of books I want to read, other stacks I’ve read that are ready to sell, and others I just can’t seem to let go. 

There is a whole shelf of reference books I hang onto for dear life, what with censorship and all those encyclopedia sets that became paperweights aren’t such a bad idea after all. 

These are a new shipment that are backlogged. They are boxed right by a doorway that I get to look at every day, wonder about and be inspired. The covers and dust-jackets alone have such a wonderful feel and sound. 

I’ve never been able to sell a recipe book, those are safely ensconced on the internet. I’ve only sold one or two romance novels, and those were historical novels. These have the look of good professional books. They sure are nice to look at and I thought to share them here. 





Saturday, September 11, 2021

Always Remember, Never Forget…

Since I can’t look at those disgusting images anymore, I won’t post them here,

and yet, I don’t want to forget. 

I’m opinionated and it’s very difficult to remain neutral on such a tragic day as 911 from 2001. 

So instead, I remain positive and upbeat, oh, did I mention God, who covers all..?

He allowed 911 to happen, by religious zealots no less! 

He allowed recovery, and it’s up to us to pray for healing and history. 

May God bless the friends and families of 911, Military, First Responders, the Americas and the globe, and may we turn to Him for strength, understanding, and to continue healing. 

Never again underestimate the power of hate and stupidity, 

Look up, not down, and be grateful for life, freedom, friends, and family… 


    


  

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Saturday, September 4, 2021

Only Honor

 It’s such a bummer to walk thru a store of friendly faces who can’t quite look u in the eye, 

only to check machines that have been selling product yet no quarters in the till. 

Since nothing is ever broken, not even a scratch, I deduce that keys are easy to come by. 

Skimming off the top at least leaves room for profit to still be made, but not able to even make cost is hostile. I certainly don’t look forward to those visits. 

The honor boxes get skimmed as well, but sometimes, there’s overpayment (?!), always a pleasant surprise. 

I guess the machines are cursed in some way and will prolly be removing the remainder soon. 

Anyone is always welcome to donate and/or volunteer to help local animal shelters, the purpose behind the creation of this route. Anyone who loves animals can’t be all bad…

Saturday, August 28, 2021

AHNOW=Animal Help Now & Rescue-please utilize them!

 Yes, they stay busy, mostly volunteers, may very well be a bit overworked, 

and oh my gosh, it seems like every animal needs help. 






It is only an information site and as of this posting, they answer phones and provide information only. 

If u are upset or stressed, they are patient, but keep in mind that they are an information hub only, and while they probably have the info u need, they stay very busy helping as much as they can. 

There is also a free app in the Apple App Store and Google Play, remarkably user-friendly.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Honor Boxes Are Better

 My vending machines which have 3 different locks on them each often have no quarters in them, yet the candies and gumballs sell out. 

My cardboard honor boxes that are completely open, unlocked, and available, sell out, and the donations sometimes out-number the candies. 

I’ve always preferred honor…

Saturday, August 14, 2021

More Chocolate Trivia


CHOCOLATE IS ACTUALLY A VEGETABLE—KIND OF.                        

 Milk and dark chocolate come from the cacao bean, which grows on the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao), an evergreen from the family Malvaceae (other members of the family include okra and cotton). This makes the most important part of the sweet treat a vegetable. 



CACAO WAS ONCE USED AS CURRENCY.           

                            

      The Aztecs loved and valued the cacao bean so highly that they used it as currency during the height of their civilization. 



SPANISH FRIARS HELPED SPREAD THE LOVE.             

         

            After cacao and chocolate were introduced to Europe, traveling Spanish friars took it to various monasteries, handily spreading it around the continent.  



COCOA AND CACAO ARE THE SAME THING.             

                     

      The words are interchangeable, it’s all one bean.   



BAKER'S CHOCOLATE ISN’T JUST FOR BAKING.            

                  

      Dr. James Baker and John Hannon founded their chocolate company—later called Walter Baker Chocolate—in 1765. That’s where the term “Baker's Chocolate” comes from, not to denote chocolate that’s just meant for cooking.  



MILTON HERSHEY REALLY WAS A CANDY KING.             

            

         The Pennsylvania native may be best known for starting The Hershey Chocolate Company in good old Hershey, PA, but he got his start in candy long before hooking up with chocolate. He founded his first company, The Lancaster Caramel Company, when he was 30 years old. 


MAKING CHOCOLATE IS HARD WORK.                 

                     

       Despite its regal background and revered status, the cacao bean doesn’t just magically turn into chocolate—it takes about 400 beans to make a single pound of the good stuff.  



THE FIRST CHOCOLATE BAR WAS MADE IN ENGLAND.             

 

     Way back in 1842, the Cadbury company made the very first chocolate bar. The company is still in existence, and is perhaps most famous for their delightful Easter-themed treats.  



THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF CACAO.                

                        

       Most modern chocolate comes from forestero beans, which are considered easy to grow—though the crillo bean is believed to make much tastier chocolate. 



CHOCOLATE HAS A SPECIAL MELTING POINT.            

           

  Chocolate is the only edible substance to melt around 93° F, just below the human body temperature. That’s why chocolate melts so easily on your tongue.  


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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Honor Boxes

Thanku everyone for being honorable, 

it’s very heartening and wonderful! 

Please know that I’m doing all I can for the critters, and even tho it’s not as much as I’d like, I’m not giving up. I looked into non-profit, but couldn’t stay afloat, I don’t have anyone in mind to leave my teeny tiny route to, but I have prayers and I do that a lot. 

God will provide, He always has and always will. 

Nothing new this week, just staying calm, cool, and collected, sweating thru the heat very un-glamorously, and saying my prayers just about every day. 


 

  
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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Joe Did It…Huh?

 It’s the strangest thing I’ve seen on YouTube and that’s saying something! 

You can feed hens live from the internet, it’s kinda fun. 

Many years ago when I had my own small space, I had chickens and they’re never like u expect. 

Did u know that chickens prefer to roost in trees? Chickens in trees! 

U also realize that they have lots of natural predators, like every living creature would like to get hold of chickens and their eggs, and then u realize just how much dear chickens contribute to us, a lot! 

And they’re fun to raise and funny to observe, so I was thrilled to find this channel and thought to share it here. 

Not sure why it’s called Joe Did It, I guess because he invented the system where a SuperChat can feed the chickens right then and there, it’s really Live! And it’s the next best thing to being live with hens, roosters, their coop, pen, and nesting box.  

  Joe Did It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0E_aZ5C0x8 


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