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Phyllis Mong
    
Phyllis was born in Greenville, 1932. Graduated from Greenville High School, 1950. Married  to Ted from  1952 until his death in  2007. Twin son/daughter born 1957.  She has three grandsons, one step-granddaughter, one great-grandson and one step-great- grandson.

     She  has lived all her live in Greenville with the exception of two years in Athens, Ohio and over two years in Saudi Arabia. She has worked  on and 'bout Broadway since her early teens.  "Really love Greenville, especially downtown, the events and chatting with the merchants." says Phyllis. "I attend the Senior Scribe and Broadway Merchants meetings. I am really proud of our town and all my friends off and on Broadway! I have no experience writing, but love to do it and try to get On and 'bout Broadway out each month." 
Phyllis Mong
Click on the following titles to be taken directly to each recent posting (most recent last):
On and 'bout Broadway November '09, On and 'bout Broadway in December '09, Girlie Wisdom, On and 'bout Broadway in January '10, Mid-life Perspective, Dust─If you Must, A Message About Growing Old,  On and 'bout Broadway in April '10,  I don't do Windows, The Days of Black and White,  Fender Skirts, Relieve Computer Stress, Feng Shui, That Little Penny in the Parking Lot, Entertaining Quotes, No One Believes SeniorsA fashion tip for fall and winterHow I Cope With Winter

How I Cope With Winter

    Here is my way I cope with these few windy, icy, snowy beautiful (?) days. So far, here in town, we've been pretty lucky.
    I plan ahead for the incoming weather. Try to get a few grocery supplies in the house, even some potatoes chips, cookies, ice-cream ─  you know, the comfort food that adds calories (which I don't need). But, so comforting! 
    Just in case the power goes off and the stove and microwave are powerless, the night before the storm advisory, I fill two large thermos bottles with very hot water that I may use for instant coffee, instant soup, hot chocolate, tea or whatever else is instant. Also, I have collected several push lights that use batteries. I always have lots of batteries. 
    A battery radio tuned to the local station. Lots of warm blankets, water, positive thoughts that the power will soon come on! So, I really don't mind! I have good neighbors. Although, when the power goes off, I don't have a land line phone. That's the only thing I don't like. I don't have a cell phone ─ guess I'm still from the old days. I have advanced to a computer.    
    Try to think positively and hope the DP&L bill will be much lower when it warms up. 
    Oh! Forgot! When it snows I don't shovel the snow, I push it. I need the exercise, so like to get outside. 
    So, that's the way I cope with these winter days. 

For now I'll stay in and count my blessings!

Take care..Phyllis :-)

I've been told to expect two feet of snow........

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A fashion tip for fall and winter

by Phyllis Mong

    Ladies are you wondering, “In my senior years, I would like a new look for Fall and Winter without spending a lot of money.” That is hard to do.
    Well, all of us have the basic black, brown and navy in our closets. Some we’ve had for many seasons and always the same look with jewelry, favorite pin or necklace. Every year the same touch.fashion tip for fall and winter
    Pretty, but try something different -- a new look.
    You might try the hottest accessory that will go right into Winter and brighten those winter blues. A simple scarf!! All kinds are available -- square, oblong, small and large. The large ones may be worn as a shawl.
    Some of the large shawl scarves would also make a neat accent for a small table.
    You may loop them, knot them, drape them loosely around your neck, or try different ways to wear them.
    They don’t have to be perfect.
    There are so many colors, fabrics, and prints to choose from. Mix and blend with your favorite basics you wear all the time. A truly different new look to try.
    Don’t be afraid to try, you might like the new look it gives to your basic outfit.
    A refreshing new look for a fantastic Senior lady. Go for it, it’s never too late to try something different!
    Remember, it’s not the age it’s the attitude. You’ve got it!

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No one believes seniors

 . . . everyone thinks they are senile.
     An elderly couple was celebrating their 60th anniversary.   The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired.
     Holding hands, they walked back to their old school.  They found the old desk they’d shared, where Andy had carved “I love you, Sally .”
    On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically landing at their feet.   Sally quickly picked it up.  Not sure what to do, they took it home.   There was fifty thousand dollars!
    Andy said, “We’ve got to give it back.”
    Sally said, “Finders keepers.”   She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.
    The next day, two police officers were canvassing the neighborhood searching for the money.  They knocked on their door. “Pardon me, did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?”
    Sally said, “No”.
    Andy said, “She’s lying. She hid it up in the attic.
    Sally said, “Don’t believe him, he’s getting senile.”
    The Police began to question Andy, “Tell us the story from the beginning.”
    Andy said, “Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday ....”
    The first police officer turned to his partner and said, “We’re outta here!”

~  Author unknown

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Entertaining Quotes

  •  Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, 'Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.'  - Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy Carter)
  • I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: - 'No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.'  - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Last week, I stated this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister, and now wish to withdraw that statement. - Mark Twain
  • The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible. - George Burns
  • Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year. - Victor Borge
  • Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. - Mark Twain
  • By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. - Socrates
  • I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. - Groucho Marx
  • My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. - Jimmy Durante
  • I have never  hated a man enough to give his diamonds back. - Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. - Alex Levine
  • My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying. - Rodney Dangerfield
  • Money can't buy you happiness .... But it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery. - Spike Milligan
  • Until I was thirteen, I thought my name was SHUT UP. - Joe Namath
  • I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my nap. - Bob Hope
  • I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. - W. C. Fields
  • We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. - Will Rogers
  • Don't worry about avoiding temptation.  As you grow older, it will avoid you. - Winston Churchill
  • Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty .. But everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.
    - Phyllis Diller
  • By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere.
    - Billy Crystal
  • And the cardiologist' s diet: -  If it tastes good spit it out.
  • May your troubles be less, may your blessings be more, and may nothing but happiness come through your door.
~  Author unknown

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That Little Penny in the Parking Lot

Remember this every time you pass that little penny in the parking lot.
I always thought that it was for good luck, but I love this version better.
angel 
I found a penny today
Laying on the ground.
But it's not just a penny, 
This little coin I've found.
Found pennies come from heaven,
that's what my Grandpa told me.
He said Angels toss them down.
Oh, how I loved that story.
He said when an Angel misses you,
They toss a penny down; penny
Sometimes just to cheer you up, 
To make a smile out of your frown.
So, don't pass by that penny
When you're feeling blue.
 It may be a penny from heaven  
That an Angel's tossed to you.

~  Author unknown

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Feng Shui

  • ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  • TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
  • THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
  • FOUR. When you say, 'I love you,' mean it.
  • FIVE.. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye..
  • SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
  • SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
  • EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
  • NINE.... Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
  • TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
  • ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.
  • TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
  • THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
  • FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  • FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
  • SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
  • SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.
  • EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  • NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  • TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice
  • TWENTY- ONE. Spend some time alone.

~  Author unknown

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Relieve Computer Stress
Exercise
  ~  Author unknown

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FENDER SKIRTS

Fender Skirts     I came across this phrase yesterday 'FENDER SKIRTS.'
    A term I haven't heard in a long time, and thinking about 'fender skirts' started me thinking about other words that quietly disappear from our language with hardly a notice like 'curb feelers'and 'steering knobs.' (AKA) suicide knob, Neckers Knobs. Since I'd been thinking of cars, my mind naturally went that direction first. Any kids will probably have to find some elderly person over 50 to explain some of these terms to you.  
    Remember 'Continental kits?' They were rear bumper extenders and spare tire covers that were supposed to make any car as cool as a Lincoln Continental.
    When did we quit calling them 'emergency brakes?' At some point 'parking brake' became the proper term. But I miss the hint of drama that went with 'emergency brake.'
     I'm sad, too, that almost all the old folks are gone who would call the accelerator the 'foot feed.'  Many today do not even know what a clutch is or that the dimmer switch used to be on the floor.  
    Didn't you ever wait at the street for your daddy to come home, so you could ride the 'running board' up to the house? Here's a phrase I heard all the time in my youth but never anymore - 'store-bought.' Of course, just about everything is store-bought these days. But once it was bragging material to have a store-bought dress or a store-bought bag of candy.
    "Coast to coast' is a phrase that once held all sorts of excitement and now means almost nothing. Now we take the term 'world wide' for granted. This floors me. 
    On a smaller scale, 'wall-to-wall' was once a magical term in our homes. In the '50s, everyone covered his or her hardwood floors with, wow, wall-to-wall carpeting! Today, everyone replaces their wall-to-wall carpeting with hardwood floors. Go figure.
    When's the last time you heard the quaint phrase 'in a family way?' It's hard to imagine that the word 'pregnant' was once considered a little too graphic, a little too clinical for use in polite company, so we had all that talk about stork visits and 'being in a family way' or simply 'expecting.'    
    I always loved going to the 'picture show,'
     Most of these words go back to the '50s, but here's a pure-'60s word I came across the other day - 'rat fink.' Ooh, what a nasty put-down! 
    Here's another word I miss - 'percolator.' That was just a fun word to say. And what was it replaced with? 'Coffee maker.' How dull. Mr. Coffee, I blame you for this. 
    I miss those made-up marketing words that were meant to sound so modern and now sound so retro. Words like'DynaFlow' and 'Electrolux.' Introducing the 1963 Admiral TV, now with 'SpectraVision!'
    Food for thought - Was there a telethon that wiped out lumbago? Nobody complains of that anymore. Maybe that's whatcastor oil cured, because I never hear mothers threatening kids with castor oil anymore.
    Some words aren't gone, but are definitely on the endangered list. The one that grieves me most, 'supper.' Now everybody says 'dinner.' Save a great word. Invite someone to supper. Discuss fender skirts    

  ~  Author unknown

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The days of Black and White
 (Under age 40? You won't understand.)
     You could hardly see for all the snow, spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.  Pull a chair up to the TV set, 'Good Night, David.  Good Night, Chet.' 
     My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning.
     My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter and?I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember getting e.coli.
     Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then.
     The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system.
     We all took gym, not PE...and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors. I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now.
     Flunking gym was not an option... even for stupid kids! I guess PE must be much harder than gym.
     Speaking of school, we all said prayers and sang the national anthem, and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention.
      We must have had horribly damaged psyches. What an archaic health system we had then. Remember school nurses? Ours wore a hat and everything.
     I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself.
     I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.
     Oh yeah... and where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed!
     We played 'king of the hill' on piles of gravel left on vacant construction sites, and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48-cent bottle of mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting like iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked.
     Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of a $49 bottle of antibiotics, and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat.
     We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either, because if we did we got our butt spanked there and then we got our butt spanked again when we got home.
     I recall Donny Reynolds from next door coming over and doing his tricks on the front stoop, just before he fell off.
     Little did his Mom know that she could have owned our house.
     Instead, she picked him up and swatted him for being such a goof. It was a neighborhood run amuck.
     To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family.
     How could we possibly have known that?
      We needed to get into group therapy and anger management classes.
     We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills, that we didn't even notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac!

How did we ever survive?
 
LOVE TO ALL OF US WHO SHARED THIS ERA. AND TO ALL WHO DIDN'T,
SORRY FOR WHAT YOU MISSED.  I WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING!

  ~  Author unknown
 

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I don't do windows........
I was going to clean the house today...

  but then I saw this and changed my mind!
   
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I don't do windows

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On and 'bout Broadway
April

Finally Spring is here - That’s no April fool’s joke. That’s no April fool’s joke. A busy April to start the warmer weather. 

April 1:  April Fool’s Day - be careful!

    April 1-3: Youniiques are having a Spring Open House April 1, 2, 3.Stop in and see their new items, Treska jewelry, purses, scarves and brightly colored flax. New arrivals daily. 

April 2-3: Eldora Speedway starts its season Easter Weekend with the Coca Cola Spring Classic. The doubleheader weekend will feature the VMP Modifieds on Friday night and the Stock Cars on Saturday night. Complete event information may be obtained by clicking HERE
     The Darke County Civic Theater presents Neil Simon’s “The Star Spangled Girl” at the St. Clair Memorial Hall. Tickets available by calling (937) 548- 5500. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.

April 3: The Cincinnati Bengals will be coming to Greenville. Several AFC North Championship Cincinnati Bengals will take on the Darke County All-Stars in an exhibition game at 7 p.m. in the Greenville High School Gymnasium. A free autograph session at halftime will benefit the Greenville Citizens Baseball League (GCBL.) Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, and are available at the Darke County YMCA, Greenville Pharmacy and from any GCBL board member. For anyone interested in playing against the Bengals contact Jim Hackney at (937) 459-7621.

April 10: The symposium at the Garst Museum, that was cancelled in February (due to bad weather), has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The program is about Early Man in Western Ohio: American Indian Prehistory. For more information, you may contact Tony Deregnaucourt at (937) 623-9518 or the Garst Museum at (937) 548-5250.
     The Darke County Center for the Arts will present The California Guitar Trio. Guitar music has never sounded like this before. “Energetic, electric, frenetic and dynamic.” This music event will be at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Contact DCCA at (937) 547-0908 for more information.

April 14: Greenville High School Class of 1950 will hold its monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. in the private dining room of the Brethren Home Retirement Community. All members and/or spouses are invited to attend this wonderful breakfast and fellowship. 

April 16: A Taste of Wine and Jazz at Montage. An evening of wonderful music, tasty hors d’oeurves and wine selections. Tickets may be purchased at Montage. For more information--or to purchase tickets--call DCCA at (937) 547-0908. This popular event sells out quickly. 

April 17: Another Eldora weekend with Sunoco American Late Model Series/VMP Dirt Car Modifieds/Eldora Stock cars.
     Darke County Solid Waste is sponsoring a county clean-up day at 8 a.m. Earn cash for nonprofit groups. For more information, call (937) 547-0827. 

April 19-23: Rumpke Waste Inc. will provide Spring Clean Up service for residents of the City of Greenville. This is for large items only, limit of five--no bags.There are several items that won’t be accepted.If you have any questions about items call Rumpke at (937) 548-1939. Greenville’s a pretty town, let’s keep it tidy!

April 22: From 9:30-11:15 a.m. the Greenville Area Women’s Connection will hold a Ladies Brunch at the Greenville Country Club. Tickets are $9. There will be a speaker and music entertainment. For brunch reservations,  call Iris at (937) 548-7930 or Wavelene at (937) 547-6477.

April 24: Another event for Eldora Fans -- theTraditional Non-Winged Sprints/VMP Dirt  Car Modified/Eldora Stock Cars.

April 25: Like Elvis? Dwight Icenhower (Elvis tribute artist) has agreed to perform “the best of Elvis” at the St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. This is a fundraiser for St. Denis Catholic Church’s Youth group. Tickets may be purchased for $20 by calling Angie DeMange at (937)526- 4602. 

April 27: The Senior Scribes will meet at Miller's Nursery, 2200 State Route 571 West. Bring your own refreshments, and be ready to enjoy the splendor of all their spring flowers.

Other items of interest to remember during April.
  • This is the year we celebrate Annie’s birth. Several things are planned during 2010. The Garst Museum has chosen to make 2010 “The Year of Annie Oakley.” A couple events have already been held. A birthday party on August 13 when a new grave marker will be unveiled at Brock Cemetery. If any questions, contact Director Penny Perry at (937) 548-5260.The museum is located at 205 N. Broadway and is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. 
  • A new shop on Broadway opened recently. Jeanne Appleman and Mike Pressnall have opened PD&M which is Parties,  Decor and More. They take the hassle out of planning events. Their hours are Tuesday through Friday, starting at 11 a.m.; They are open on Saturday by appointment only. You may call them at (937) 417-021 9. There will be special hours for tuxedos during prom season from 5-8 p.m. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. 
  • Opening soon at the Palace will be "Sweet One O One." 
  • The Little Italian Cafe has now opened at its new location at the corner of Third and Walnut Streets. 
  • The Ivy League will be hosting a Spring Awakening event. Register soon for the Botanical Paperweight Workshop  April 15. Class begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. A $25 charge for the calss. For more information, call Katie at the Ivy League (937) 548-8759. 
  • The Broadway Merchents will be having their monthly meetings in April. Notices about the time and place will be passed out. Please try to attend.
  •  
    Stroll downtown and visit all the shops, window displays with touches of Spring, a welcome sight from all the snow.

Have a busy April and a Happy Easter!

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A BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE ABOUT GROWING OLD
Memory

Oh, crap!

 I forgot what it was....

~Author/Photographer unknown

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DUST ─ IF YOU MUST!

     Remember...a  layer of dust protects the wood beneath it. 'A  house  becomes a home when you can write 'I love you'dust on the furniture.'  I used to spend at least eight  hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect - 'in case someone came over.  Finally I realized one day that no-one came over; they were all out living life and having fun!
     NOW,  when people visit, I  don't have to explain  the 'condition'  of my home   They  are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I was away living life and having fun..
     If you haven't  figured this out yet, please heed this advice. Life  is short. Enjoy it!  Dust if you must ....... 
 but  wouldn't it be better to paint a picture or write a letter,  bake cookies or a cake and lick the spoon or plant a seed,  ponder the difference between want and need?
     Dust if you must,  but  there's not much time . . . .  with  shrimp to eat, rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead. 
     Dust  if you must,  but  the world's out there with the sun in your eyes,  the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This day will not come around again. 
     Dust if you must  ,  but bear in mind,  old  age will come and it's not kind. . .  And  when you go - and go you must - you, yourself will make more dust! 

It's  not what you gather,  but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. 
~Author unknown

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Mid-life Perspective
     Mid-Life Perspective I’ve seen two shows lately that went on and on about how midlife is a great time for women. Just last week Oprah had a whole show on how great menopause will be ... Puhleeeeeeeze! I’ve had a few thoughts of my own and would like to share them with you.
     Whether you are pushing 40, 50, 60 (or maybe even just pushing your luck), you’ll probably relate. Mid-life is when the growth of  hair on our legs slows down. This gives us plenty of time to care for our newly acquired mustache.
     In mid-life women no longer have upper arms, we have wing spans. We are no longer women in sleeveless shirts, we are flying squirrels in drag.
     Mid-life is when you can stand naked in front of a mirror and you can see your rear without turning around. Mid-life is when you go for a
mammogram and you realize that this is the only time someone will ask you to appear topless. Mid-life is when you want to grab every firm young lovely in a tube top and scream, ‘Listen,  honey, even the Roman empire fell!’
    Mid-life brings wisdom to know that life throws us curves and we’re sitting on our biggest ones. Mid-life is when you look at your know-it-all, beeper-wearing teenager and think, ‘For this I have stretch marks?’
     In mid-life your memory starts to go. In fact the only thing we can retain is water. Mid-life means that your ‘Body By Jake’ now includes ‘Legs By Rand McNally’ - more red and blue lines than an accurately scaled map of Ohio.
     Mid-life means that you become more reflective. You start pondering the ‘big’ questions. “What is life?” “Why am I here?” “How much Healthy Choice ice creams can I eat before it’s no longer a healthy choice?“
     But, mid-life also brings with it an appreciation for what is important. We realize that breasts sag, hips expand, and chins double; but our loved ones make the journey worthwhile. Would any of you trade the knowledge that you have now, for the body you had way back when? Maybe our bodies simply have to expand to hold all the wisdom and love we’ve acquired. That’s my philosophy and I’m sticking to it!
 
-Unknown Author

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On and 'bout Broadway

After a busy and active holiday season, January seems to be somewhat quiet.

Through Jan. 9 - The Darke County Solid Waste District will be recycling Christmas trees. Please no tinsel or decorations on the discarded trees. You may take them to the Shawnee Prairie Preserve on Ohio 502 West, Greenville.

Jan. 13 - The Greenville High School Class of 1950 will hold its monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. in the private dining room at the Brethren Retirement Community. Please plan to attend our breakfast this year as we’ll be planning our 60th class reunion. All classmates and/or spouses are invitee. We need suggestions for the reunion.

Jan. 22 - A special event from Darke County Center for the Arts: A Taste of Wine and Jazz at Montage on Broadway in Greenville. An evening of music, wonderful hors d’oeuvres and four delicious wine selections. the event starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available at Montage or call DCCA at 547-0908.

Jan. 26- The regular monthly meeting of the Senior Scribes will be held at 9 a.m. at Heartland of Greenville, 243 Marion Drive, Greenmville. Public invited.

Jan. 31 - The Darke County Center for the Arts will present its family series, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” on  at 2 p.m. The Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia’s theatrical performances use innovative “black light’ techniques to highlight stunning puppets and props. The event also includes Little Cloud and The Mixed Up Chameleon. The program sounds wonderful for all ages. Tickets are only $5. Please call DCCA at 547- 0998 for more information.

The Little Italian Cafe is getting bigger. They hope to reopen Jan. 2, at the corner of Walnut and East Third Street. They may drop their name “Little” to become the Italian Cafe, but still offer fantastic pizza, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. They may expand their menu to include steaks and possibly hamburgers. They’re open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Please call 547-1000 for more information.

Have you stopped in at KT Plum International located on North Broadway next to Sherman Williams? Tennessee Hamilton has opened a unique shop featuring Asian gift items and various food items not easily found at the supermarkets. She also has a sign-up sheet for cooking classes. Please call her for more information at 547-1587.

KitchenAid will also be having its cooking classes during 2010. Please check for the class schedule by calling KitchenAid at 316-4777 for more information.

All merchants will be having after- Christmas sales, so stop downtown and see what they have to offer.

To everyone on and ‘bout Broadway, have a great 2010!

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Girlie Wisdom
  1. A friend of mine confused her Valium with her birth control pills... she has 14 kids but  doesn't really care.
  2. One of  life's mysteries is how a two pound box of chocolates can make a woman gain five pounds.
  3. My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely.
  4. The best way to forget your troubles is to wear tight shoes.
  5. The nice part about living in a small town is that when you don't know what you are  doing, someone else does.
  6. The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight because by then your body and your fat are really good friends.
  7. Just when I was getting used to yesterday, along came today.
  8. Sometimes I think I understand everything, and then I regain consciousness. 
  9. I gave up jogging for my health when my thighs kept rubbing together and setting fire to my knickers.
  10. Amazing!  You hang something in your closet for a while and it shrinks two sizes! 
  11. Skinny people irritate me!  Especially when they say things like...'You know sometimes I forget to eat!'..... Now I've forgotten my address, my mother's maiden name and my keys, but I have never forgotten to eat.  You have to be a special kind of stupid to forget to eat! 
  12. The trouble with some women is that  they get all excited about nothing and then they  marry him..
  13. I read this article that said the typical symptoms of stress are eating too much,  impulse buying, and driving too fast.  Are they kidding?   That's my idea of a perfect day!
- Unknown Author

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On and 'bout Broadway in December

Dec. 3─Broadway Merchants will meet at The M&M Diner at 8 a.m.
Dec. 4─Sounds of the Season. A night out with Phil Dirt and the Dozers at the Memorial Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m., music at 8 p.m. Portion of the proceeds benefit Youth for Christ. Tickets sold at the Daily Advocate 548-3151, and by Youth for Christ 548-2477.
     Ticket prices are Main Floor (A-E) $26-$30 at the door. Main Floor (F-U) $22-$25 at the door. Balcony $17-$20 at the door. Concert is sponsored by Telcom Wireless, Mike Baker at Midwest Auctioneer & Realty Inc. and The Daily Advocate.
Dec. 4─ An Art Exhibit featuring editorial cartoons by local artist Paul Ackley. His art exhibit will show two hours prior to the Phil Dirt and Dozers Concert in the Anna Bier Room at the Memorial Hall from 6-8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Daily Advocate Newspaper in Education NIE Program.
Dec. 5 - The League of Women Voters will present Skilless Villians from 6-9 p.m. at Montage. “Free Style Rock” will entertain. A little something for everyone. Tickets are available at Montage and Furniture Express. $15 advance and $18 at the door. Proceeds benefit the League of Women Voters civic  engagements projects.
Dec. 5─ The Darke County Center for the Arts Annual Holiday show with star singer Freddy Cole and his quartet will be performing songs of the season. Tickets for the performance are $20, and can be purchased by contacting DCCA at 547-0908. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Dec. 6─ Darke County Center for the Arts will present a holiday treat for the entire family. Babes in
Toyland, a contemporary adaptation that includes Girl and Boyland friends. The program starts at 2 p.m. in the St. Clair Memorial Hall. Please contact DCCA at 547-0908 for tickets and more information. Tickets are $5.
Dec. 8─ A Christmas Brunch will begin at 10 a.m. in the private dining room at the Brethren Home Retirement Community for the Senior Scribes. Guests are also invited. Price is $5.
Dec. 9─ The Greenville High School Class of 1950 will hold their monthly breakfast at 9 a.m. in the private dining room of the Brethren Home Retirement Community. All members and/or spouses are invited. Please bring non-perishable food for the food bank.
Dec. 12 & 13─ “Plaid Tidings” will be in Greenville at the Memorial Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night and 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased by calling 526-5566. A musical treat for everyone.
Dec. 13─ Christmas with the Wavaires to be held at Greenville High School. Doors open at 5 p .m.
The evening will include dinner, silent auction and wonderful Christmas music provided by The GHS Wavaires. Tickets for dinner and show are $20 for adults, $10 for children ten years of age and younger. Please contact Lori Lemon at 547-1743 to order your tickets. Please note there are no refunds or
exchanges on tickets.
Dec. 17─ The Greenville Area Women’s Connection are cordially invited to the monthly brunch “My Cup
Runneth Over” at  9:30 a.m. at the Greenville Country Club.  Treva Westfall will present music and
Letitia Hicks will be the speaker. For brunch reservations call Iris at 548-7930 or Wavelene at 547-6477.
Brunch is $9. Bring a friend and enjoy the brunch and fellowship.
Other notices to list for a busy holiday season: Bear’s Mill will hold the Christmas Preview. The preview hours for December are 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Stop in to see their goodies and different items for different Christmas gifts. Their number is 548-5112.
     Visit all the downtown shops for lots of gift ideas. Broadway looks fantastic with all new lights around
the circle and the window displays at each shop. Luke is now on Broadway─ he has recently opened Grays Books and Games next to Janet’s Bakery on the west side of the first block.
     KitchenAid Experience Center is having holiday hours now through Dec. 20. Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Extended hours are Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Special
Sunday hours are Noon - 5 p.m. Their December cooking theme is all appetizers.
     Going to a party, need to take a little dish. These recipes will be easy and perfect to take. Check for their weekly cooking classes. If you need more information about KitchenAid, the number, call 1-888-886-8318. Great gift ideas for the cook in your home.
     The Ivy League is offering free December events. Their gift to you from 6:30 -7:30 p.m., Dec. 1 and 8. Watch as they arrange winter flowers that dress your holiday table in style.  Discover how pine, berries
and a lot of sparkle create a beautiful package gift from, 6:30-7:30 p.m.,  Dec. 15.
     Their Christmas hours are Monday-Thursday 10a.m. -6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturday
10a.m.-5 p.m. Phone is 548- 8759. Ivy League is located at 517 South Broadway.
     Most of the downtown shops will have gift certificates, if you are in doubt of what to give.
     The Broadway Merchants have a Roundup for Local Charities for United Way. Put a little jingle in the  jars that are located in downtown shops. Thank you so much for a little jingle or a lot to help the needy during the holiday season.
     Santa visits downtown from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 11 and from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 12 and19 at Broadway Joe’s in the Palace Building.
     Good luck to Ohio State at the Rose Bowl. Have a Happy Holiday Season and Best Wishes for a great 2010.

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On and 'bout Broadway in November

Nov. 11—Veterans Day. Honor our service men and women and all veterans on this day. We’re a proud country! Thanks to all who serve and have served.

Nov. 11—The Bistro and Committee to Elect Bob Robinson Commissioner invite the public to a meet and greet for Darke County Commissioner Candidate Bob Robinson 6-8 p.m. includes appetizers. Cash bar.

Nov. 11—The Greenville Class of 1950 will hold their monthly breakfast at the Brethren Home Retirement Community’s private dining room at 9 a.m. All classmates and/or spouses are invited for a delicious breakfast and fellowship.

Nov. 13—Art Show featuring the works of local artist Paul Ackley (Daily Advocate Editorial Cartoonist) will be held at the Bistro. A silent auction and line auction at 7 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres will be served. All proceeds from this art show will benefit the Newspapers in Education (NIE) program. The evening with Paul and his cartoons will be from 6-8:30  p.m. RSVP to Mary Bevins, Daily Advocate at 548-3151.

Nov. 14—At 8 p.m. Saturday evening at the St. Clair Memorial a performance by the Grammy-nominee Eric Bibb promises to be an enriching experience, both musically and spiritually. Bibb uses standard blues  ingredients to create music uniquely his own. Tickets are $20. For additional information, call DCCA at 937-547-0908.

Nov. 19—Hometown Holiday Celebration Weekend begins with Holiday Open House extended hours until 8 p.m.  There will be a Candlelight Church Stroll from 5-8 p.m. with downtown churches opening their doors to the public for a celebration. From 5-8 p.m., there will also be free carriage rides throughout downtown.

Nov. 20—Youniques open house and “Treska Jewelry Trunk Showing” with refreshments. Extended hours until 8 p.m. There will be fantastic jewelry pieces shown from Treska - nice Christmas gifts. Gift certificates also available. Illumination of Downtown in Holiday Lights will be held at Dusk. Visit and shop on beautiful downtown Greenville.

Nov. 21—The stores will be open until 8 p.m. The Hometown Holiday Horse Parade will begin at 7 p.m. and will be a little different this year—with riders first followed by lighted carriages. Bring the children and enjoy a special evening of fun downtown.

Nov. 22 –Garst Museum, decorated for the holidays will have its open house Sunday from 1-4 p.m. There will be music and refreshments. Call 548-5250 for more information.

Nov. 26 – Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your holiday.

Nov. 27 - Special day for kids - young and old. Santa visits downtown. From 6-8 p.m. he will be at Broadway Joe’s in the Palace.

Nov. 28— From 2-4 p.m.m, Santa will be at Broadway Joe’s in the Palace. He will be coming back to Greenville during December. Dates and times will be published later.

Nov. 28 –From 7:30-midnight, there will be a “Fifty-years celebration” in memory of Roxanne Reed. This will be held at the Moose Lodge, 1200 Sweitzer Street, Greenville. Admission is $10 and includes snacks. There will be a cash bar. Laughing, dancing and fund raising. Roxanne passed away Sept. 21 without celebrating her 50th birthday. Her goal was to be able to dance again. She will be dancing with us on this night and forever after in our hearts.

Odds and Ends –A couple grand openings will happen in November: Country Primitives, 417 S. Broadway, is now open. They are just two doors down from KitchenAid. Stop in and see what’s inside--new things, old things, one-of-a-kind things. Phone number is 547-0231.

Immanence Massage and Wellness Center is now open at 771 N. Martin St. Licensed Massage Therapist Holly Shuttleworth and Leah Lines can relieve your tension after a day of holiday shopping. Their phone number is 548-7282.

 Crystal LeeAnn has opened her photography studio at 139 N. Broadway (next to the Maid-Rite). Stop in and see her for your holiday pictures. Phone number is 548-5500.

November KitchenAid topic is Family Traditions. That special dish everyone knows you and only you can make. Being Thanksgiving, everyone will be looking for that special dish. Also, enjoy the free cooking classes each day at KitchenAid.

November will be a busy month for all, enjoy your holiday, keep safe and well.

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