Idea Exchange: September 9th – September 13th

Monday, September 9th: QUOTE: “ONCE YOU REPLACE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS WITH POSITIVE ONES, YOU’LL START HAVING POSITIVE RESULTS”, Willie Nelson

2020 FARMERS ALMANAC, Sandi Duncan, Managing Editor

Before there were search engines, there was the Farmers’ Almanac, a reference guide for all ages. Published every year since 1818, this 200-page resource provides 4 seasons of 80-85% accurate weather forecasts and the tools to help you to do your best fishing, gardening, and live a more natural, healthy lifestyle. The best part is, it’s stress-free reading with a twist of “Ameri-quirk” that will keep you entertained throughout the year. What’s Inside… – Winter Weather! Dive into the much-anticipated 2019-20 winter forecast which we promise will have you shaking and quaking. – Top 10 bugs you can eat (if you really have to). Dig in-some are surprisingly tasty and could help you out of a jam. – 20 Ways to Improve Eye Health in 2020 – an eye-opening list! – Sweet Side of History: Take an historical journey through 200 years of delicious desserts that are sure to make you ditch your diet. – Recipe Contest: See this year’s “a-peeling” secret ingredient and enter to win some cold, hard cash. Plus, who won the quinoa contest? – PLUS: Every edition contains these Farmers’ Almanac reader favorites: Gardening by the Moon tasks, Best Days to fish, quit a bad habit, and other tasks; folklore, trivia, words of wisdom, and much much more.

We talked about best bargains in September: backpacks, classroom basics, clothes, shoes and accessories, uniforms for school and appliances. Also talked about Asian Eggplant. It is available at the Farmers’ Market in Beaver Dam (Saturday only). And I shared a recipe for Cinnamon Bread.

 

Tuesday, September 10th: QUOTE: “BRAVE PEOPLE DON’T LET FAILURE DEFINE THEM. THEY LET FAILURE TEACH THEM.” Annie Downs

Marianne from LAMERS announced that the new 2020 Travel Planner has been mailed out and we talked about the Alaska Tour scheduled to depart on July 18th, 2020. We also talked about easy breakfasts for back to school and a couple of tips for cutting down a recipe. Someone wants to  know the best way to get rid of crickets in the basement and recipes shared; Apple and Cranberry Puffed Pancake and Apple Cider Bread (or Muffins).

 

Wednesday, September 11th: QUOTE: “TIME YOU ENJOY WASTING IS NOT WASTED TIME”, Marthe Troly-Curtin

THE FIFTH COLUMN, Andrew Gross

#1 New York Times bestselling author of The One Man Andrew Gross once again delivers a tense, stirring thriller of a family torn apart set against the backdrop of a nation plunged into war.

February, 1939. Europe teeters on the brink of war. In New York City, twenty-two thousand cheering Nazi supporters pack Madison Square Garden for a raucous, hate-filled rally. In a Hell’s Kitchen bar, Charles Mossman is reeling from the loss of his job and the demise of his marriage when a group draped in Nazi flags barges in. Drunk, Charlie takes a swing at one with tragic results and a torrent of unintended consequences follows.

As the threat of war grows, and fears of a “fifth column”―German spies embedded into everyday life―are everywhere, Charles puts together that the seemingly amiable neighbors, who have a taken a liking to his daughter Emma, may be part of a sinister conspiracy. When Pearl Harbor is attacked and America can no longer sit on the sideline, that conspiracy turns into a deadly threat with Charles the only one who can see it and Emma, an innocent pawn.

To get rid of crickets: vacuum first. #2: buy granular cricket bait such as Intice. #3: Purchase sticky paper and set a cricket trap. #4: Seal off entries and small cracks. #5: make a water trap using molasses or something sweet and a bit of lemon juice. We spoke with Chris Sell from TRILLIUM INTERIORS about the upcoming Decorating Seminar, Wednesday, September 25th at McKinstry’s Home Furnishings. The event is free, however, you do need to pre-register by calling 885.6422.

 

Thursday, September 12th: QUOTE: “ATTITUDE IS A BOMMERANG: WHATEVER YOU THROW OUT THERE, WILL COME BACK YOUR WAY”, John Cena-actor and pro-wrestler

Tomatoes for sale: call 885-4214. I shared 5 clever uses for clear nail polish; we talked about the Full Harvest Moon that will happen at midnight tomorrow-Friday the 13th and I shared the following recipes: Ants on a Log, Apples with Maple-Cinnamon Dip, Crunchy Peanut Butter-Coconut Bananas, Dijon Bacon Dip for Pretzels and Tailgate Sausages.

 

Friday, September 13th: QUOTE: “FOLKS ARE USUALLY AS HAPPY AS THEY MAKE THEIR MINDS UP TO BE”, Abraham Lincoln

CHILD OF THE DREAM: A MEMOIR OF 1963, Sharon Robinson

An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement.
In January 1963, Sharon Robinson turns thirteen the night before George Wallace declares on national television “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever” in his inauguration speech as governor of Alabama. It is the beginning of a year that will change the course of American history.
As the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, Sharon has opportunities that most people would never dream of experiencing. Her family hosts multiple fund-raisers at their home in Connecticut for the work that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is doing. Sharon sees her first concert after going backstage at the Apollo Theater. And her whole family attends the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
But things don’t always feel easy for Sharon. She is one of the only Black children in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood. Her older brother, Jackie Robinson Jr., is having a hard time trying to live up to his father’s famous name, causing some rifts in the family. And Sharon feels isolated-struggling to find her role in the civil rights movement that is taking place across the country.
This is the story of how one girl finds her voice in the fight for justice and equality.

Recipe shared: Peanut Butter Icebox Dessert