HAPPY 4TH OF JULY
Superior Health Linens - July 2016
HISTORICAL HUMOR from BEN FRANKLIN
In the great tradition of American humor, the title of “First American Humorist” belongs to Benjamin Franklin. He was the beginning of a long line of writers who created a uniquely American form of humor filled with clever wit, folksy wisdom and a generous portion of irreverence.
In his Poor Richard’s Almanac, Franklin wrote many clever sayings which are still part of our cultural heritage. The wisdom that follows is just as meaningful today as it was 200+ years ago. Ben Franklin was only 26 years old when he published the first edition of Poor Richard’s Almanac.
--Remember that time is money.
--A little neglect may breed mischief: for want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.
--Fish and visitors smell in three days.
--Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
--God helps them that help themselves.
--Haste makes waste.
--It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.
--Little strokes fell great oaks.
--Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
--Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
--Well done is better than well said.
--In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
--There never was a good war or a bad peace.
--Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
July 1- TOM FERBER - Cudahy
July 4- BRETT BEAUGRAND - Cudahy
July 6- DENNIS ATTAWAY - Joliet
July 11- JOHN NOONAN - Plover
July 14- ANTHONY CLAYTON - Joliet
July 17- JAMES BORCK - Madison
July 26- JON KLABACKA - Madison
July 29- DARREL ALBEDYLL - Madison
July 30- KEVIN KNUDTSON - Madison
BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN SAFETY
It’s summertime and that means that there are more bicyclists and pedestrians on the roads, sidewalks and intersections, both adults and children. Here are some safety tips from AAA about sharing the roadways with bikers and walkers:
--Stay alert --- avoid all distractions while driving.
--Yield to bicyclists and pedestrians when turning. When turning right check the mirrors and look for bikes in the curb lane and make sure that they see that you are making a turn. When turning left, look for cyclists approaching from the opposite direction as well as bikes that may attempt to pass on your left. Always check the sidewalks and crosswalks for cyclists and pedestrians.
--Make a visual check for bikers by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or leaving a lane of traffic.
--Be careful using your vehicle horn around bicyclists. It could cause the rider to swerve into traffic or off the road.
--Visually check sidewalks for bikes or pedestrians in both directions as well as the traffic lanes when entering or exiting a parking lot.
--Slow down and give at least 3 feet of clearance when passing bicyclists.
--Always check for approaching pedestrians and bicyclists before opening your vehicle doors.
--Children on bicycles are inexperienced and very unpredictable. Be attentive, give them space and expect the unexpected!
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