Wednesday Sept. 3
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Use a calendar or chart. “Hang a calendar on your refrigerator,” said Margarita Maravel, literacy coordinator from Jackson Avenue Elementary School in Mineola, N.Y. She suggested writing down special assignments, birthdays, events and activities to help you remember. Glen Rogers, principal of Jericho Elementary School, in Centereach, N.Y., suggested using charts to display accomplishments. “Create a chart and use colorful stickers or fun stamps to mark off the completion of homework, reading accomplishments, chores or other activities,” he said. “By using a chart or a daily planner, students learn how to prioritize to keep organized.”
Ahh … at last … The summer days have dwindled down to September, which means summer folks have gone back to their urban abodes and beach folks are free to act like themselves again.
It’s astonishing to think about, but when my grandfather was born, tuberculosis was the number one cause of death in our country. Worse still, one in five children didn’t live to see their fifth birthday, in large part due to endemic and epidemic diseases. Today that’s all changed.
Dear Abby: My son married an educated professional woman from another country. When their twins were born, my daughter-in-law immersed them in her native language so it would become their mother tongue. Although I understand and respect the benefits of being bilingual, this caused a lot of communication gaps and frustration between us and the grandkids during their early years.
Dear Abby: My neighbor has a registered day care business, and every day I hear her screaming at young children and infants. They are all 4-year-olds and younger. We live in a rural area outside a small town. She uses profanity and says mean things to them. It makes me want to cry when I think of how scared those kids must be.
Dear Abby: My neighbor was very ill with diabetes and an amputee with other health problems. Her husband worked long hours to pay for her health care and keep food on the table. They also had custody of a 3-year-old granddaughter.
Saturday Aug. 30
Dear Abby: I’m a 22-year-old college student. My boyfriend of seven years and I are engaged. Because we were high school sweethearts, we have watched each other grow into the people we are today.
The Senior Nutrition Program, conducted by the Coastal Community Action Program of Aberdeen, regularly serves lunches at noon at:
Kirkland residents Karlie Valdez of Kirkland and Matt Tillman are engaged and planning to marry next year.
Longtime Harbor residents Don and Joan (Wain) Churchill of Cosmopolis recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
Last week we talked about having contractors in your home – just how you should interact with them and how critical a solid contract is to a good working relationship.
Dear Abby: I am sick to death of hearing about people who have too many kids and the hardship it imposes. Common sense for the women is to use birth control, but why don’t men step up to the plate and have a vasectomy? I had one years ago and it has worked well for me.