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February 2020 issue of the Clinton Township Newsletter

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2 F e b r u a r y 2 0 2 0 W W W . C L I N T O N T W P N E W S L E T T E R . C O M SHADES | MOTORIZED SHADES | BLINDS | DRAPES | PLANTATION SHUTTERS You Deserve Them! 908.236.2688 14 Lebanon Plaza n Reaching 92 years of age has been both wonderful and terrible. Most of the items on my modest bucket list have been checked off. I've loved my kids, my grandkids and, most of all, the great-grandkids. I've loved two husbands and quite a few significant others and luckily have been loved back, big time. I enjoyed high school and college and dreams of becoming a broadway star. I enjoyed a 25 year career with the Bell System and 30 years as a hospital volunteer. But, as I reflect on those times, I have to wonder why I am so concerned with removing labels from the many necessary products I purchase. Who is responsible (did it take a committee?) for plotting against innocent consumers by using Gorilla Glue, or its equivalent, on price stickers and attaching those stickers to the bottom (and often the top) of everything I purchase? I am able to dig a sharp knife on the labels of pots and pans and even dishes and glassware. Of course I have to keep a large supply of band aids at the ready because invariably the knife slips in the process and I bleed profusely from the wounds. Don't these heartless manufacturers recognize that a large part of the senior population is on blood thinners? Sometimes on tomatoes I use my fingernail to pry off the offending labels. Once pierced, however, the fragile skin is beyond repair and I am forced to eat that forlorn tomato before it goes belly-up. Often, one corner of a label is already turned up and I face the challenge of peeling it off more confident that the label has a starter tab. Alas, that is premature frivolity because the grocery clerk who glued it on in the first place has glued the rest of the label so securely it will never leave its designated spot. In all fairness, unless I specifically request NON-CHILDPROOF bottle caps, my medications are all secured tighter than gold bricks in Fort Knox. Opening a bottle of anti-nausea meds would be a challenge even if I wasn't on the verge of barfing momentarily. Opening bottles of OTC pain relievers is equally as useless and sometimes the effort causes another sore spot to pop up elsewhere on my aging body. Worst of all, bubble-wrapped products are beyond my ability to dislodge them from their packages. I've used scissors, knives, a hammer and a heavy metal ice cream scoop to no avail and the end results are frustration and bruised fingers. Apparently fear of shop lifting has caused manufacturers to encase their products in armour. Thank heavens for toothpaste. I barely have to squeeze the tube and six days worth of Total comes spewing forth with haste. Let's hear it for toothpaste!!! Don't Miss Sweethearts Week in Downtown Clinton! Shop for your sweetheart, your loved ones and/or for yourself (and make sure to include a romantic lunch or dinner) during Sweethearts Week in Downtown Clinton from February 7 – 14! It will be magical! This event is sponsorsed by the Guild of Clinton Locally Owned and Operated by Phil & Diane Koury 185 Center St., Clinton 908.735.4499 Questions About Real Estate? the Right Realtor Really Makes the Difference! Call Sherry, Your Clinton Township Specialist & Neighbor. Shirley (Sherry) Havens Sales Associate cell: 908.507.4927 office: 908.735.8080

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