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What acts of kindness do you do daily?: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 11/20/19

Hello, folks. I hope the sun is warming you up there in chilly Pennsylvania.

The snowbirds are arriving here, and things are beginning to hop here on Singer Island. Everywhere you look, we see …

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What acts of kindness do you do daily?: LaVonne Ackerman

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Hello, folks. I hope the sun is warming you up there in chilly Pennsylvania.

The snowbirds are arriving here, and things are beginning to hop here on Singer Island. Everywhere you look, we see walkers, joggers, bikers ... a people explosion! I have to admit, it feels like an invasion, a bit.

It’s not a big problem. It does, however, require more patience and a ton of kindness. I know if I’m quick with a smile and a wave, people respond in kind. There is no room for impatience.

How about in your world? When you choose kindness, does it come back to you?

Have a great week and don’t forget to share your news.

Birthdays

Happy cake day to Grace Rico of Middletown on Nov. 21. Her Sweet 16 beep-beep birthday is Thursday! Have a thrilling time!

Happy 19th final teener birthday to Morgan Billman of Middletown on Thursday, Nov. 21. Enjoy it all weekend long!

Ryan Souders of Middletown celebrates his honk-beep-honk day Thursday, Nov. 21. Best wishes to you for a super-Sweet 16 birthday, Ryan!

Zoe Moore marks her ninth birthday Nov. 21 in Lower Swatara Township. I hope your Thursday is sparkles and glitter!

Happy special 22nd birthday to James Lake of Middletown. He celebrates Saturday, Nov. 23. Enjoy!

Happy landmark 21st birthday to Jessica Knisely of Lower Swatara on Nov. 23. I hope your big-deal Saturday cake day is over-the-top fun!

Walter Balmer of Londonderry observes his confetti-popping day Saturday, Nov. 23. Have a blessed birthday, Walter!

Jenna Abbott of Lower Swatara celebrates her special 22nd cake-and-ice cream day on Saturday, Nov. 23. Happy birthday all weekend!

Happy Sunday balloon flying day to Scott Lutzkanin of Lower Swatara on Nov. 24. Wishing you a perfect holiday week birthday celebration, Scott!

Valerie Wilmath of Middletown marks her 19th cupcake-and-streamers day on Sunday, Nov. 24. Have a blast!

Jennifer Houser of Lower Swatara will hear the birthday song on Sunday, Nov. 24. I hope it is a lovely sound to your ears, Jen! Happy birthday.

Double birthday blessings and greetings are sent out to Aaron and Mike Lupia on Monday, Nov. 25. Wishing you guys the very best! Enjoy time off from school and Thanksgiving, too!

Here’s a shout-out to Jeff Witmer of Lower Swatara on Nov. 25. Have a wonderful Monday celebrating your birthday!

Many great wishes for a marvelous birthday are sent to Gus Burghdorf of Lower Swatara on Monday, Nov. 25. Have a warm week of celebration!

Happy big-deal landmark 18th cake day to Leah Rodic of Lower Swatara. She celebrates on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Enjoy your birthday week and Turkey Day!

Anniversaries

Happy 37th wedding anniversary to John and Lori Abbott of Lower Swatara on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Best wishes.

Best wishes for a beautiful 24th anniversary to Ken and Dee Enterline of Lower Swatara on Monday, Nov. 25. I hope there is plenty of chocolate and flowers!

Happy 59th anniversary to Joe and Ken Spagnolo Sr. of Lower Swatara. Congrats to you on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Cozy Chicken Corn Pie

Pie crust

1 whole chicken

1 can corn

1/2 c. diced celery

1/2 c. diced onion

2 c. diced potatoes, raw, thinly sliced

Make your favorite pie crust for top and bottom. Cook chicken, remove bones. Make gravy out of broth. Place bottom crust in pie pan and layer half of chicken, potatoes, celery, onion and corn, then remaining chicken. Pour 1 cup of gravy over all. Add top of crust, cut in slits. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees. Serve with remaining gravy.

Quote of the Week

“A kind word, a kind smile can turn a day right around, including yours!” — Anonymous

Question of the Week

What specific kind thing can you do for a friend, or family member, or stranger?

“Giving hugs and making people laugh, if they are sad.” — Luca Ryan, 5, West Hanover Township.

“Make something and give it as a gift.” — Stella Ryan, 9, West Hanover.

“Offering help to someone who is in need, even a simple gesture of taking a cup of coffee over to someone who can’t walk is greatly appreciated.” — LeeAnn Hocker, Lower Paxton Township. 

“I can help match the socks because I know mommy doesn’t like that job!” — Ayden Windows, 5, Susquehanna Township.

“Make a card for a friend, or help Ayden clean his grotesque bedroom. For a stranger, I can smile and wave to them, or give them some gum!” — Ayla Windows, 8, Susquehanna.

“See the need and help them. Show love and expect nothing in return.” — Tim Boltz, Harrisburg.

Proverb for the Week

Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD, but such as are blameless in their ways are His delight (11:20).

Reach LaVonne Ackerman at 717-649-7366 or by email at LaVonneAck@comcast.net.