Cone Day! All cones are $2.08 today (regularly $2.77). Don't forget to ask us for the cone special to receive the discounted price.
Yesterday, we stocked up on Forever stamps for the store. The stamp price goes up on Monday the 12th. So, today or tomorrow will be the last chance to get the 41 cent forever stamps.
Green Tip: We may not like to think about it, but a funeral offers a final opportunity to go green. Natural burials eschew the formaldehyde used in embalming and use biodegradable containers in place of concrete vaults and metal caskets. If you're serious about the idea, you may want to include details in your will. The website of the Funeral Consumers Alliance, www.funerals.org, can provide further information. (Do Your Part: Americans bury more than 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid and 30 million board feet of hardwood (including tropical woods) each year.) [Brought to you by Page-a-Day calendar.]
I'm personally against the government stimulus package that is currently going out to America. However, it hit our bank account this morning regardless of my feelings. As my father said, I could always send it back. Instead, I'll move it right over to savings. The government is going to help us with a small portion of a down payment. For that, I have all of my fellow tax payers and our future generations to thank.
Happy Birthday Wishes to William Joseph Martin "Billy" Joel. Known as the "Piano Man," Mr. Joel had top ten hits in the 70's, 80's, and 90's. He has sold over 150 million albums and has won six Grammy awards over his career. He was also the first musical performer to hold a concert at Yankee stadium and was the first rock act to perform in the U.S.S.R. after the building of the Berlin wall. He also married one of my original crushes, Christie Brinkley.
Honorable Birthday Mentions: Candice Patricia Bergen-American actress/former fashion model, Myron Leon Wallace (Mike Wallace)-American journalist, Anthony Keith Gwynn-former MLB player with the San Diego Padres, Stephen Gregory Yzerman-former NHL player with the Detroit Red Wings, Brandon Tyler Webb-MLB pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Prince Semien Fielder-MLB first baseman for the Milwaukee Brewers.