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2. I was born July 26, 1945 in Hammersmith,
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3. I was born July 22, 1947 in Gilmer, Texas. I am
a musician, singer, songwriter and drummer who
is best known for being a founding member of the
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as “The Boys of Summer.” Who am I?
4. I was born on July 22, 1955 in Appleton, Wisconsin.
I am an actor who played parts in Platoon, Born on
the Fourth of July, Mississippi and many more. I
usually play the villain, but did give my voice to the
heroic “Gill” in “Finding Nemo”. Who am I?
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Me”. Who am I?
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4 – GOOD TIMES • July 2010
Those Were The Days
Gold Fish Swallowing - Phone Booth Stuffng
Fads tend to defne periods of time, but
also highlight the persistence of the general
public to make the best of good times .... and
bad. Last month we ventured into the world
of fagpole stting and dance marathons. This
month here are two more punishing and bad
How does something which only lasted
two months come to symbolize the popular
concept of a fad? Simple - it exceeds all ap-
preciable levels of ridiculousness! Such was
the case with goldfsh swallowing.
Goldfsh swallowing started as a fad in
the spring of 1939 when Harvard freshman
Lothrop Withington swallowed one when
a classmate wagered that he wouldn’t. The
event received vast coverage from the local
media in Boston and soon college students
throughout the country were trying to top
his feat. Within weeks, students (mostly
men) were sucking down fve, ten, twenty
and even thirty fsh at a sitting.
At some point, adults began feeling that
the fun-natured frolicking of college students
was not really all that funny. Many towns
passed ordinances making it
illegal and a Massachusetts
State Senator presented a bill
which attempted to protect
the fsh from “cruel and wan-
ton consumption.” U.S. Pub-
lic Health service warned that
ingesting live goldfsh could
result in the swallower con-
tracting anemia through tape-
worms living in the fsh. Fi-
nally a professor at U.C.L.A.
concluded that an adult male
could safely consume up to
150 fsh, but warned against
exceeding that amount.
Before the 1970’s, the record
of goldfsh gluttony had gone
beyond three hundred. Thankfully though,
this was one fad that has fnally passed.
Phone Booth Stuffng
In taking part in this event, several col-
lege students would squeeze themselves into
a telephone booth, one after another, until
no one else could ft in. Of course, the more
people who could ft in, the better, and uni-
saw students skip-
ping class in order to
try and devise a plan
to set a record.
The fad is often
associated with col-
lege students from
the west coast of the
United States but it
was, in fact, started
in South Africa.
there were able to pack in a booth and an-
nounce that they had set a world record in
doing so. Soon students in England, Canada
and the United States were attempting to top
Some students in England went on di-
ets, and some at M.I.T. attempted to used
geometry and calculus as a manner of de-
termining the precise method to achieve the
highest effciency for stuffng. When they
found themselves unable to pile more and
more friends into the booths, they began
challenging other universities’ “credibility”
because of supposed violations of “rules”
which should have been adhered to. Some
claimed all participants must keep their en-
tire bodies within the booth, while others
specifed that someone inside was required
to place a call.
The fad died out within a year in the
United States (1959) but was reincarnated
in the form of Volkswagen stuffng a few
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July 2010 • GOOD TIMES – 5
•Vietnam War – Battle of Khe Sanh: One
of the most publicized and controversial
battles of the war begins, ending on April 8.
•North Korea seizes the USS Pueblo,
claiming the ship violated its territorial wa-
ters while spying.
•American civil rights movement: A civil
rights protest staged at a white-only bowl-
ing alley in Orangeburg, South Carolina is
broken up by highway patrolmen; 3 college
students are killed.
•Martin Luther King, Jr. is shot dead at
the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
Riots erupt in major American cities, lasting
for several days afterwards.
•U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs
the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
•U.S. presidential candidate Robert F.
Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in
Los Angeles, California by Sirhan Sirhan.
Kennedy dies from his injuries the next
•Saddam Hussein becomes Vice Chair-
man of the Revolutionary Council in Iraq
after a coup d’état.
•The semiconductor company Intel is
•Mattel’s Hot Wheels toy cars are intro-
•At Paine Field, near Everett Washington
in the United States, Boeing offcially rolls
out it’s new 747 for the media and the pub-
•U.S. presidential election, 1968: Repub-
lican challenger Richard M. Nixon defeats
the Democratic candidate, Vice President
Hubert Humphrey, and American Indepen-
dent Party candidate George C. Wallace.
•David Eisenhower, grandson of former
US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, mar-
ries Julie Nixon, the daughter of US Presi-
dent-elect Richard Nixon.
•December 24 – Apollo Program: U.S.
spacecraft Apollo 8 enters orbit around
the Moon. Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim
Lovell and William A. Anders become the
frst humans to see the far side of the Moon
and planet Earth as a whole. The crew also
reads from Genesis.
Top Songs: Hey Jude by the Beatles,
What a Wonderful World by Louis Arm-
strong, Sittin on the Dock of the Bay by Otis
Redding, Jumpin Jack Flash by the Rolling
•Johnny Cash performs his famous con-
cert at Folsum Prison.
•The rock musical “Hair” opens on
•Country Hits: Single of the year: Little
Green Apples by Roger Miller.
•Best Female Country Performance:
Harper Valley PTA by Jeannie C. Riley;
Best Male Country Performance: Folsom
Prison Blues by Johnny Cash.
•Top flms: Funny Girl, 2001: A Space
Odyssey.; Bullitt, Planet of the Apes
•Academy Awards: Oliver; Best Actor:
Cliff Robertson for “Charly”. Best actress:
Carol Reed for “Oliver”.
•Debuts: Rowan and Martin’s Laugh
In, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, One Life to
Live, Adam-12, The Mod Squad, 60 min-
utes, Here Comes the Brides, Hawaii Five
•Super Bowl II – Green Bay Packers won
33-14 over the Oakland Raiders. After the
game, Packer head coach Vince Lombardi
announced his retirement as head coach of
• The Cincinnati Bengals were formed
•The Oakland Raiders score two consec-
utive touchdowns in the last minute of the
fourth quarter to beat the New York Jets 43-
32, in the infamous “Heidi Game”.
•NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion-
•UCLA wins 78-55 over North Carolina
•NBA Finals|NBA Finals –
Boston Celtics won 4 games to 2 over
the Los Angeles Lakers
What things cost in 1968:
Avg. income per year: $7,850
Gas per Gallon: 34 Cents
New Car: $2,822
Movie Ticket: $1.50
Gallon of milk - $1.07
Dozen Eggs: 53¢
6 – GOOD TIMES • July 2010
When we think of Bob Evans
we think of breakfast. Sausage,
eggs, pancakes is the most im-
portant meal of the day when you
visit one of Bob Evan’s more than
570 restaurants across the United
The Bob Evans Farm in Rio
Grande, OH was once home to
Bob Evans, founder of Bob Evans
Farms Inc., and his wife Jewell
for nearly 20 years. When they
bought the farm in 1953, Bob and
a group of eight family members
and friends had been making sau-
sage for local groceries and meat
markets. They called it Bob Evans
Farms Sausage – “made by a farm-
er on the farm” – and before long,
the sausage was being delivered by
a feet of 14 trucks to nearly 1,800
Bob’s television ads invited
people to “come down and visit
us” at the farm. Before long, so
many people came that it was hard
for Bob and Jewell to accommo-
date them. So in 1961 the com-
pany built a restaurant at the farm,
with four stools and six tables, to
better serve them. The Sausage
Shop, which is now a Bob Evans
Restaurant, was the company’s
frst venture into the restaurant
business. Visitors can sample sau-
sage products and start farm tours
from the shop. A detailed history
and many of the “frsts” of the res-
taurant are on display in the home-
However, the “real” history of
the homestead started many years
before Bob Evans was even think-
ing about his famous pork prod-
Nehemiah Wood built the
Homestead in 1820. This federal-
style farmhouse was built from clay
bricks manufactured on site. The
Homestead served as the Wood
family home and as a stage coach
stop. Its original hotel license was
issued to Harrison Wood in 1862
to “carry on the business and oc-
cupation of a hotel eighth class.”
In December 1987, the Home-
stead was accepted into the Na-
tional Register of Historic Places
by the National Park Service, De-
partment of the Interior.
When Bob Evans purchased
the farm, he used the barn for dairy
and sheep. Now the barn houses
a collection of “Bob Evan’s” type
hats painted by artists from each
county in Ohio. The hats are both
colorful and demonstrate the art-
ists great talents of depicting life
in their county.
Throughout southeastern Ohio,
coal lies under the sandstone and
shale hillsides. This coal mine be-
hind the Evans’ home was once
mined to provide fuel to heat the
buildings on the farm.
Constructed in the the mid-
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This windmill is one of the
memorable landmarks on the
Bob Evans Farm. It was recon-
structed here in 1971, but origi-
nally housed French burr stones
that were powered by the wind
to grind grain for livestock.
Quilt Barn Exhibit: “Celebrating Ohio Farms,” daily through Dec. 23. The Ohio Farm Bureau’s “A
Tip of the Hat to Agriculture” art exhibit features straw cowboy hats that have been transformed by
county farm bureaus into artistic representations of agriculture in their area. All of Ohio’s counties are
wonderful places to visit just
a short drive away!
Bob Evans Farm...
Ofering a “menu” full of history..
from stage coach station to coal mining
This school house is part of a reconstructed “Adamsville Vil-
lage” on the ground of the farm. The villages also consists of a
church, blacksmith shop and several log cabin homes.
July 2010 • GOOD TIMES – 7
Named the Cape Cod of the midwest.
Enjoy Light houses, authentic fsh boil
supper, visit a maritime museum, quaint
shops, beautiful Washington Island and take
one of the largest ferry boats across Lake
Michigan. Stop in Grand Rapids on the way
home and tour the famous Meijer gardens.
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Andy Williams, Tony Orlando, Lennon Sister, the
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1800’s, this mill still operates every fall,
making sorghum molasses from sorghum
cane grown on the arm.
LOG CABIN VILLAGE
The log cabin village on the Bob Evans
Farm includes cabins and a schoolhouse
that have all been reconstructed on the
Adamsville was frst settled in 1800,
when Adam Rickabaugh, a Revolutionary
War veteran, brought his family from Vir-
ginia to the valley that he had seen while
in service. Adamsville later became “Rio
Also near this sight is the Revolution-
ary War Cemetery. Many grave sites from
the 1800’s are contained in this cemetery.
HORSE RIDING and WAGON RIDES
Located on the Bob Evans Farm, Rio
Valley Stables offers horseback riding,
wagon rides and much more. Rio Valley
Stables opens for horseback riding on
April 15 and closes on November 15.
Bob Evans Farms also offers RV and
tent camping along “Raccoon Creek”, just
a short walk away from most of the sites
at the farm.
So if you are looking for as inexpen-
sive weekend away, be sure you check out
Bob Evan’s Farm. There is no charge to
go through the Homestead museum, quilt
barn and most all of the other sites on this
1000 acre farm.
And at the end of the day stop in at the
original Bob Evans Restaurant for some of
that “down on the farm” good food.
The two quilt squares on this dairy barn located at the Bob Evan’s Farms com-
memorate the beginning of the Gallia County Quilt Barn Project. The square on the
left is a Welsh pattern designed in 1875. The square on the right represents the Gallia
County Quilt Barn Trail project logo.
Ultimately, quilt barns are expected to appear in all 32 Ohio Appalachian counties
and 15 Appalachian states, representing the heart of a national movement, eventually
linking the clothesline of quilts from county to county, state to state, coast to coast.
Pictured left: This coal mine was used by
the original owners of the farm. The owner
would go to the hills behind his home, mine
the coal and burn it in his stoves for heat or
to use in his farming and milling
Pictured right: The earliest pio-
neers noted this springs location
behind the homestead and later en-
closed its main hillside exit with a
brick well casing to permit a clean
8 – GOOD TIMES • July 2010
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July 2010 • GOOD TIMES – 9
Are the markets predictably unpredictable?
Are the markets predictably unpredictable?
You’ve heard these words before – the direction of
the stock market – particularly over short time periods
– is very diffcult to predict. Look no further than the
recovery in stocks that began, unannounced, in early
That period of time represents yet another case
where, just when you are convinced the market will
continue moving in one direction, sentiment shifts
without notice and stocks are suddenly heading in a
completely different direction. While this has happened
throughout the history of the markets, too many inves-
tors have a diffcult time remembering the market’s
history of unpredictability, and often change course at
precisely the wrong time. Many make the mistake of
selling near the market’s low point, then miss out on
Those who sold out in early 2009 paid a steep price.
From its low on March 9, 2009 to the end of April 2010, the Dow Jones Industrial Aver-
age (DJIA) gained 67 percent, a dramatic rally for such a short period of time – but not
unprecedented. Compare it to other major bear markets and follow-up recoveries in U.S.
In each of the cases, the starting point of the rally was unpredictable. Yet the results were
extremely benefcial for those who kept their money working in the market.
Have a plan and stick with it
Just as dramatic market recoveries often begin without notice, the same can be true of
market downturns. In today’s environment, where the media can provide you with nearly
a minute-by-minute assessment of where the markets stand, it is easy to think about short-
term trends and get caught up in the idea of trading in-and-out of the market. This is a very
challenging investment approach that few have managed to master. It is also a high stress
style of investing that is subject to a wide range of unforeseen variables that can impact
markets on a day-to-day basis.
For most of us, it may be more sensible to maintain a “tried-and-true” approach to in-
vesting. This involves:
•Putting money to work regularly – most of us do this with each paycheck by directing
part of our income into our workplace retirement plans. Regular contributions to IRAs and
other investments also make sense.
•Owning a diversifed mix of investments – you should choose an asset allocation strat-
egy that is appropriate for your risk tolerance level, investment objectives and the time you
have available to let your investments grow.
•Holding for the long run – to help avoid the potential for losses from short-term market
swings, you may be better positioned for success by maintaining a long-term stance with
Most of us are trying to achieve long-range goals. Trying to manage money in a short-
term fashion in response to changes in the market may be detrimental in your quest to build
wealth over time. You may be better served by maintaining a disciplined, long-term, diver-
sifed approach. Discuss strategies for your situation with your fnancial professional.
Brokerage, investment and fnancial advisory services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Ser-
vices, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. Some products and services may not be available in all jurisdictions or to
Diversifcation helps you spread risk throughout your portfolio, so investments that do poorly may be balanced
by others that do relatively better. Diversifcation and asset allocation do not assure a proft and do not protect
against loss in declining markets.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is an unmanaged index that follows the returns of 30 well-established
American companies, and is frequently used as a general measure of market performance. The index refects rein-
vestment of all distributions and changes in the market prices, but excludes brokerage commissions and other fees.
It is not possible to invest directly in an index.
© 2010 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.
File # 100802
By JoAn Smith, CFP
Bear market begins DJIA low* DJIA 13 months later** %age gain
1929 (89% market drop) 41.22 102.41 148.4%
1973 (48% market drop) 577.60 975.28 68.9%
2000 (49% market drop) 7286.27 10428.02 43.1%
* Lowest point reached in bear market before a sustained recovery
** Price at end of 13th month after market low was reached (for instance, April 30,
2010 following March, 9, 2009 market bottom.)
Source: Historical record of public data posted by Dow Jones & Co.
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© 2010 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Delphos, OH 45833
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10 – GOOD TIMES • July 2010
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TO: My son, the recent high
FROM: Your mother, the one
who gave you life, meaning you
are still obligated to listen to me
RE: What Life Will Now Be
Like OR How I Will Ensure Ac-
cess to My Future Grandchildren
My dear frst-born:
Now that we have successful-
ly made it through the last crazy
months of high school, with its
furry of events, obligations and
parties, it’s time to re-group. It’s
no secret that because of your
heavy involvement in academic
and sports–related activities this
past year, we have allowed you to
be a rather dependent child, with
no paying job and minimal house-
Things are about to change.
Soon you will be moving out
of our house and into the excit-
ing world of college and indepen-
dence. You will probably get mar-
ried at some point after that. If we
leave things as they are, your wife
will surely despise me and will
why I never taught
you certain critical
everyday skills. She
will then passively-
me access to my
lovely and talented
grandchildren and I
will be forever de-
I am turning my at-
tention to your life
skill defcits so that
I can fulfll my ulti-
mate destiny as best
grandma in the uni-
verse. We need to
address the follow-
ing task list:
LAUNDRY: No one will will-
ingly pick up your dirty clothes
when you get to college, and no
one should have to do it after that
either, so I will be leading you
into the utility room and introduc-
ing you to your new friends--the
washer and dryer.
COOKING: I will be showing
you where the recipe
books are in the kitch-
en, and explaining
that “going to Taco
Bell” is not an accept-
able alternative for ev-
ery mealtime dilemma
NANCES: You will
have a job this sum-
mer. You will balance
your own checkbook,
make your own bank
deposits, pay your
own bills and save
money for college
because here’s a little
secret: there is noth-
ing less attractive than a man who
can’t manage money.
ITY: You will have to get out of
bed on time, without my interven-
tion (which in the past has often
involved the use of air horns and
sledgehammers). You will also
learn to pick up after yourself,
make your bed, take the garbage
out without being asked and put
the seat down.
GIFT BUYING: No longer
will I be the one to thoughtfully
purchase meaningful gifts for your
father, sister or girlfriend. You will
learn to shop, buy, wrap and pres-
ent a gift with appropriate fanfare.
(Special note: The proper execu-
tion of number 5 will often make
up for any shortcomings in num-
Son, you may not think so now,
but trust me. If you master these
concepts you will develop into
a mature, competent and well-
rounded human being, and a great
husband to boot.
And, most importantly, some-
day your wife will thank me for
Mary Beth Weisenburger will
be busy this summer working on
life skills with her children, but
would still love to hear from you.
Contact her at Marybeth@ma-
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In the Same Boat
July 2010 • GOOD TIMES – 11
EXPECT THE MOST WHEN
YOU TRAVEL WITH THE BEST
•Wed. July 21 - “CRANBERRIES & ICE CREAM” -
Buckeye Lake, OH - Nature enthusiasts can enjoy a
guided tour of this historic Cranberry bog aboard a pontoon boat. This unique
adventure allows us to see the flora & fauna of this one-of-kind floating island.
Then on to Ye Olde Mill & a tour of Velvet Ice Cream-Meal included.
•Fri-Sat. July 30-31 - BEST OF LAKE
AND ASHTABULA COUNTIES - We’ll
see a show in one of Ohio’s few barn
theaters, built in the 1800’s, visit a win-
ery and covered bridges in Ashtabula
County. See itinerary for complete listing
of stops. $249.00 PP DBL
•Wed., Aug. 4 - “OHIO STATE FAIR”
- Columbus, OH - Tentative date - pend-
ing on which day is Senior Citizen day.
Includes transportation & admission. $52.00
•Thu., Aug. 12 - “CRUISE
ADVENTURE ON LAKE ERIE”
- Cleveland, OH- Have a lavish lun-
cheon while cruising Lake Erie aboard
the Nautica Queen with spectacular
views and service. $69.00
•Sat., Sept. 11 - “YANKEE PEDDLER” -
Canal Fulton, OH – Visit a fabulous arts &
crafts show plus an excellent dinner at the Das
Dutch kitchen near Dalton - $79
•Sept. 15 - “MYSTERY TRIP” - Where are we
going - several different stops, with a terrific
lumch. Does have some strenuous walking
involved. - $84.00
•Thur., Sept. 23 - “THE LETTERMAN” -
Eastlake, OH - enjoy a family style meal before
watching The Letterman entertain us live. -
•Wed., Sept. 29 - “KITCHEN AID” - Greenville, OH - Visit the Kitchen Aid
plant & store, plus other stops in area. Meal included. $95.00
For a detailed itinerary on any of these tours or a complete schedule.
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ARA — Consider the fol-
lowing scenarios: A hospital
nurse grabs the wrong vial of
medication to administer to a
patient — a potentially life
threatening mistake —
because the packaging close-
ly resembles that of the cor-
rect medication stocked one
shelf over. A doctor’s illegi-
ble handwriting results in a
pharmacist misreading a
medication order and filling it
with the wrong medication. A
patient fails to notice his pre-
scription for Clonidine, a
heart medication, is filled as
Colchicine, a medication for
gout, because the drugs have
names that look alike and
sound alike — a problem for
more than 1,400 commonly
used medications because
brand and generic names are
dangerously similar to others.
Each of these is a type of
medication error, which
occurs every day in hospitals,
doctor’s offices, pharmacies
and people’s homes, and
which kills more people than
AIDS, breast cancer and traf-
fic accidents. According to
the Institute of Medicine,
between 44,000 and 98,000
Americans die each year due
to preventable medical errors
in hospitals -- just one setting
where medication errors can
Medication errors are
made by a variety of people,
and occur for a variety of rea-
sons at any time throughout
the medication supply and
use chain. “The person mak-
ing the error can be a health
professional, or it can be a
patient or caregiver,”
explains Diane Cousins,
R.Ph., vice president of
healthcare quality and infor-
mation for the U.S.
Convention, a non-profit
group that sets the official
quality standards that pre-
scription and over-the-count-
er medications in the United
States are required to meet.
“These mistakes can lead
to a severe deterioration of a
medical condition or even
death, and they contribute to
the rising costs of medical
care in the management of
these mistakes,” says
Cousins. “But while the fear
of a medication error can
make patients feel helpless, it
is important for people to
know that all medication
errors are preventable and
that patients have an impor-
tant role to play in keeping
their care safe.”
The USP recommends
these steps to reduce your risk
of harmful medication errors:
Before you leave the doc-
Make sure you understand
why you are taking a medica-
tion, how it is supposed to
help your condition, and how
to pronounce both the brand
and generic name of the drug.
A key action a patient can
take to prevent an error is
asking the doctor to write the
“indication for use” on the
prescription order. This is a
statement that identifies what
the medication is being taken
for -- words such as ‘for
cough,’ ‘for allergy,’ or ‘for
heart.’ This is not the diagno-
sis, which could violate
patient privacy laws, but the
symptom the medication is
treating. If a doctor’s illegible
handwriting leads to a misin-
terpretation of the prescrip-
tion, the indication for use
can alert the pharmacist that
something isn’t right. For
example, if the indication
says the prescription is for the
heart, the pharmacist is more
likely to notice that he or she
is incorrectly dispensing a
medication for gout. In addi-
tion, when the indication for
use is written on the doctor’s
prescription order, it will
always be printed with the
directions on the prescription
label, reminding the patient
of what condition the medica-
tion is being taken for.
At the Pharmacy:
Take advantage of patient
counseling from the pharma-
cist. This key individual in the
treatment chain is often over-
looked -- and he or she is one
of your most valuable
resources. Ask about potential
interactions with other drugs
or dietary supplements, as
well as instructions for use --
for instance, does three times
a day mean take with break-
fast, lunch and dinner, or
every eight hours?
Read the instructions and
information packet carefully
and always double check to
make sure you grabbed the
right bottle of medication
from the medicine cabinet.
Many errors at home involve
Reduce your risk of medication errors
See REDUCE, page 7
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By Sara Berelsman
America has come a long way from Rosie
the Riveter. Rosie’s image helped to convert
two million women into the workforce, and her
face has been plastered on postage stamps and
highlighted on the cover of Smithsonian maga-
zine. The social change ignited by the fctional
character caused women who previously did
not work outside the home to view working
outside of the home as a patriotic responsibil-
ity. Women began supporting the war economy
before they were on the front lines, defending
The immortalized icon Rosie the Riveter
stood for women supporting the war effort and
paved the way for women today, women such
as Tressa Hitchcock of Delphos, who joined the
military years ago. “The military became part
of my spirit,” Hitchcock said. “I was always
pushed academically and in the community by
my parents.” She began basic training in 1986
and ended her last tour in 1993.
Hitchcock earned ten ribbons during her
military career, which she proudly displays to-
day in the Color Guard.
Hitchcock is grateful for institutions like
the VFW and American Legion, places where
men and women who have served our country
can go and socialize. “The VFW post in Del-
phos is amazing,” she stated. “They are wel-
coming; it is friendship in the community. It
has touched my life and allows me to touch
other lives. I believe in the men and women
and honor of serving the country.”
From Rosie to Tressa, women have power-
fully played their patriotic parts in our nation
for years. Remember this July 4 to thank the
veterans. Just don’t forget many of our vet-
erans, and individuals who have helped out
tremendously during our country’s most politi-
cally turbulent times, are women.
Local woman shows her pride in military
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