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There's a Survey for Thanksgiving

Another survey has come out and this one is just in time for Thanksgiving.  Delta Dental has come out with its Third Annual Thanksgiving pie survey.

The number one pie enjoyed by families across America is pumpkin once again.  Thirty-six percent of those surveyed favored it over pecan pie, which came in a distant second at 17 percent. 

In other survey results,pumpkin pie is enjoyed most in the West and least in the South.  That's not a surprising statistic because Southerners love their sweet potato pies loaded with lots and lots of sugar.  A dentist's dream.

Apple pie came in third with 14 percent, followed by sweet potato at 10 percent, chocolate 9 percent, lemon meringue 4 percent, blueberry and cherry tied at 3 percent and strawberry at 2 percent.

Of course, while this survey may or may not be relevant, Delta Dental's message is that whatever pie you eat this holiday season that you "remember to take the time to brush and floss away the sugary remnants."

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Beverly

While doing some Fall cleaning, I came across a poem that had been written exclusively for me by a talented, creative writer named Vanessa Vendola.  She and I met during one of the many networking events I've attended over the years. 

I am sharing what she wrote with you here because it was only today (6 years later) that I realized how true and powerful her words were in describing ME.  And the fact that I am still that woman!



Beverly Her innovative energy In her directive manner Focused on each matter Intense enthusiasm Translating in the pool of Passionate personality Traveling in spheres of Creative developments Her controversy leaping. Surrounding your logic Wake up, relate or debate A woman of high rated Broadcasting power Generating in a tower of  Powerful Communicative Talents
By Vanessa Vendola May 2011



18 Years

During a recent trip to my doctor's office for my annual health check-up, I got news I'm not sure I thought I would ever hear.  "You can stop taking your carvedilol."  I'd been taking this medication for congestive heart failure.

My story of having congestive heart failure began 18 years ago around 2:30 in the morning.  I was lying in bed trying to sleep but I was having trouble breathing.  I was gasping for air.  I leaned over to my husband (ex) and told him how I was feeling and asked him to take me to the hospital.  He didn't move so I drove myself to the ER and ended up being admitted, where I stayed for 10 days.  Not only did I have to worry about getting better but I also had to be concerned about my 10-year-old daughter's welfare since she was now in the sole custody of her father, who was absent from the family more times than he was present.

Little did I know at the time just how sick I was.  I was already being treated for hyperthyroidism but th…

You Can't Be White Privileged and DUMB Can You?

I'll be the first to admit I hated EVERY history class I ever took but there is one thing for sure---I did learn something.  Ihad to study it all (and take tests).  No, I can't tell you I remember much about the Battles of Gettysburg or Bunker Hill, but I did take an interest in the American Civil War and Battle Between the States as it related to the controversy over slavery.

During my early grade school years, teachers made me believe slaves were happy being on the plantation because after a hard days work (for no pay), they sat around singing spirituals and they never complained about the labor.  As I got older, I was led to believe the Civil War wasn't about slavery at all.  It was more about economics. Southerners weren't interested in "change."  They wanted to keep the good old days with slaves picking cotton and doing other jobs for no compensation, while the white masters and other white business owners got rich. They wanted to remain the Confederat…

This Survey Stinks for Baby Boomers

The majority of baby boomers do not wash their underwear enough!  That's what an online survey by Mulberry Cleaners revealed recently.  The results were published in Reader's Digest.

I have to admit I was very surprised to read the results, which indicated 16 percent of middle-aged folks reported NEVER washing their underwear.  Now, 16 percent may not sound like a large number but that's still 16 percent too many, in comparison to 85 percent of millennials who said they toss their undergarments in the laundry after one or two wears.  Only 10.3 percent of millennial women said they never washed theirs, which might make sense if these young women had parents who were enablers and never taught them to do much of anything, especially how to wash clothes.

When it comes to washing bed sheets, 43 percent of women said they wash them every week, compared to seven percent of men who said they had washed their sheets only once in six months.  But even worse than that is the fact th…

Millennials Set to Make a Big Splash for the Wine Industry

The demand for wine in the United States is expected to over a billion gallons by the year 2021, and millennials will be leading the way when it comes to purchases, according to a new report released by Freedonia Focus Reports.

Millennials seem to have an acquired taste for sparkling wines and, coupled with the fact that they are now considered to be the larges single generation, their taste buds will be catered to even more.

According to a USA Today report, Millennials drank 42 percent of all wines in 2015, more than any other generation.  That percentage equates to nearly 160 million cases of wine--an average of two cases per person.  And among the most frequent drinkers under 30, two-thirds are women.

According an article to Nancy Light, a spokesperson at the Wine Institute, Wine is much more a part of American culture today than it was two decades ago.  Millennials grew up around wine (thanks to their parents mostly) and they don't feeling intimidated when ordering or askin…

When Will White America Wake Up From Its Self Induced Coma

As the grandmother of a young black male, I was outraged and disappointed at the verdict rendered by the jury in Minnesota in the case of Philando Castile. For those of you who don’t watch or read the news, Philando was a 33-year-old black male who was shot at 7 times on July 6, 2016 (10 days before his birthday) by a white police officer while he was sitting in his car with his girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter. According to reports the car was pulled over because he had a wide nose like an alleged suspect in an armed robbery that had been reported earlier. After stopping the car, the officer asked him for his license and registration, at which time Philando informed the officer that he had a weapon in his possession which he was licensed to carry. As he was reaching in his pocket to show the ID, the officer “feared for his life” and shot Philando — two of the bullets pierced his heart so he had no chance of survival. The incident was recorded live on Facebook. I just knew t…