WEEK #21 MAY 23rd

Dear Customers, Since the pandemic began over two years ago, I’ve been faced with doing our on-line ad earlier and earlier, due to printing deadlines and a shortage of manpower in the companies that provide us with our “specials”.  We are now out about a month in advance of the date when these advertisements become…

week #19 may 9th, 2022

Dear Customers, With May arrives so many delightful events that we only get to enjoy once a year! Chief among those delights are Mother’s Day and Memorial Day.  Many families look forward to family vacations now that many of the travel restrictions have been lifted. In addition, we have graduations, both at the high school…

WEEK #20 MAY 16th

Dear Customers, We’ve been very patient.  That doesn’t mean we haven’t complained, griped and generally worried it like a dog with a bone but Winter was persistent this year.  Reference that sudden spring snow-storm the day(s) after Easter!  I had read somewhere back in early March that “Winter was going to hold on into April…

WEEK #18, MAY 2nd, 2022

Dear Customers, The next three months are arguably my favorite quarter of the year, at least weather wise.  This past winter I happened to watch a couple videos from 2021 and while it was stark white and gray outside, the colors from the Memorial Day parade video were brilliant.  It almost looked fake the colors…

WEEK #17 APRIL 25th, 2022

Dear Customers, INFLATION!  Not the kind you employ when your basketball doesn’t bounce high enough, and not the kind that clowns use creating balloon animals.  I’m talking about the kind that affects each and every one of us.  While we would like to lay the blame at Vladimir Putin’s door for invading the Ukraine, the…

WEEK #16 APRIL 18th

Dear Customers, By the time we’ve made it through Easter, the worst of the weather is behind us.  I look forward to sunshine, the aroma of charbroiled meats, freshly mown grass and that unique earthy smell as the ground offers up its hidden assortment of long dormant bulbs. April is full of promise – the…

WEEK #15 APRIL 11th 2022

Dear Customers, Between the ages of say 3 and 18, I probably would have picked Christmas as my favorite holiday of the year, had anyone asked me.  No mystery there.  People buy you things and for a kid that’s where it begins and ends.  As I got older and began raising my own family, the…

WEEK #14 APRIL 4th

Dear Customers, As far as the grocery industry goes, April is a busy month.  We will have Easter flowers available closer to the middle of the month.  There’s just something about those beautiful, colorful blooms and blossoms that seems to help lift the funk of Winter, at least in our minds! But, as has been…

WEEK #13 MARCH 28th – APRIL 3rd

Dear Customers, As we watch March disappear in our rear-view mirror, I’m always struck with relief.  The worst quarter of the year, weather-wise is now in the books.  April looms on the horizon and even when you consider the old adage, “April showers bring May flowers”, rain and mud is preferable to ice and snow…

WEEK #11 MARCH 21st

Dear Customers, Technology is wonderful. . . when it’s working!   And if it isn’t working, can you fix it without calling in an expert!  The term “expert” is completely relative.  I got my first personal computer in the mid-80’s which, by default, made me the expert for many years.  Anytime anyone had a question I…