Saturday, December 31, 2011

Live Nativity

The Presbyterian Church in Montclair displayed a live Nativity scene on their lawn.  It was beautiful to see and the weather was quite agreeable, a little cold but no snow or rain to dampen the activities.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas in Manhattan

I went to New York City and took a few pictures along Fifth Avenue.  Here are some of them.
Window display at Lord & Taylor
 Window display at Lord & Taylor
 Window display at Bergdorf Goodman
 The tree at Rockefeller Center
 The tree in Bryant Park

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monkey Found (she came in thru the bathroom window)

Good News!!  Monkey the cat has been found.  Once again, my brother-in-law Charlie came to the rescue of a cat.  The flyer above is what Charlie used to identify Monkey.
Charlie was standing at the sink on the second floor of the Manse at the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green when he looked out the window and saw a cat on the roof.  He noticed that it looked a lot like Monkey, the cat on the flyers that were taped to trees in the neighborhood.  He immediately ran downstairs to get one of the flyers, a can of cat food and a bowl of water.  Back upstairs he opened the window and made the identification.  Monkey raced inside, grateful to be fed and safe. She was missing for two weeks.
Charlie called the phone number, and Monkey's Dad said that he was at work but would be home in an hour.  When Dad arrived he called Monkey's name and she came running to him.
Monkey has been to the vet for a check-up and all is well.
You might recall from a previous post when Suzanna didn't feel well, it was Charlie who told me what to do.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Feed the Hungry Dinners

It's been a while since I posted about our monthly Feed The Hungry Dinners at the Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green.  Nothing has changed.  We still hold the dinners on the 3rd Monday of every month.  I'm still on kitchen duty.  We have the same volunteers and picked up a few new ones.

The dinners usually consist of:  Fruit cup, salad, main course and dessert and coffee.  For the main course we've served pasta with meat sauce, bread and butter; homemade chicken pot pie; corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and bread and butter; turkey breast with stuffing, vegetable, rolls and butter.

Bumble Bee Tuna

This is a pretty good story and a 'thumbs up' for Bumble Bee tuna.
Back in January I bought a can of Bumble Bee Tuna at the local supermarket.  The can wasn't dented nor did it appear damaged in any way.  Then one day I went to open the can and I noticed that the top was flexible.  I could press down on the top and it popped back up.  That's usually not good.  It's an indication of an improper seal.  I did not open the can.
So, I contacted Bumble Bee by email through their website.  They were quick to respond by email advising me that I would be contacted again.
A short time later I received a letter asking that I send the can of tuna to Bumble Bee's laboratory for examination.   A postage paid envelope was provided.  I sent the can of tuna to Bumble Bee.  Within about 2 weeks I received another letter advising me that an examination showed that inadequate vacuum had been drawn inside the can.  Bumble Bee also advised that I was correct in questioning the safety of the can.
Along with their letter, Bumble Bee sent 3 coupons for a free can of tuna and several .25 cents off coupons.
Thumbs up for Bumble Bee!