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West Seattle Herald Friday, January 28, 2011 3 Ideas with Attitude Coupon Capers By Georgie Bright Kunkel use a super market coupon good In a time of economic down- turn, coupon clipping has become a necessity. Some people brag about sav- ing hundreds of dollars because they go on the internet to request coupons from corporations who want you to sample their prod- ucts. The problem is remembering to read the fine print---only good between Monday and Friday or only good through next month. Usually I figure that my time is valuable and so I don't often sort through my coupons and keep track of when I can use them. Today, however, I decided to until the end of the week if you buy at least $35 worth of grocer- ies. I needed popcorn, popcorn oil, breakfast cereal and vegeta- bles so I browsed up and down every aisle selecting whatever else I might need and estimating the cost until I figured I had at least $35 ih items. But, no, the checkout clerk announced, "You are short $1.507' Since the candy bars were at the checkout coun- ter I grabbed my favorite candy and asked, "Will this do it?" Now I have more chocolate to add to the five boxes of chocolate that I got at Christmas and I have already gained 8 pounds. But I saved $5 at the checkout counter, right? "Can't win em all" was my thought as I had heard the clerk ask, "Do you want help out?" and I replied, "Yes" before | realized that he was talking to the woman behind me who was already get- ting checked out. Darn, 1 don't look my age and I don't give way to limping and I dress in a hat and an outfit that doesn't scream, "Help me, I have fallen and I can't get up." So I had to ask for help which isn't my nature. I rarely ask for help. So when I gothome I took my four bags of groceries out of my car one at a time, throwing the bags that wouldn't break anything up to the top of my 14 steps into the kitchen from the basement. Walking up and down my four- teen steps to my basement is something I do for more exercise but I am not supposed to carry more than 15 pounds. I go to swim class at least twice a week to assure that I remain flexible. When I was younger I biked at least a mile or two a day and once bicycled around the Olym- pic Loop, sometimes 80 miles a day. That made my calves strong and I want to keep them strong. Today a friend at the YMCA cautioned me against running. I remarked that I have never fallen while running and the research reports that people who walk faster live longer, so there. Younger women who walk in three inch heels are in more dan- ger of falling than I am in my sensible shoes. I admit, I once wore high heels in my early days when I thought that a female had to primp and wobble her hips in high heels to attract a man. The interesting fact is that my future husband found me hiding in a corner at a dance and didn't watch me walking in my heels until we started dating. Luckily he was attracted by my sparkling brown eyes that lit up when I saw him approaching me. I hope that he also loved me for my mind. I know that it is still whizzing every morning when I awake. The wisdom of having lived a full life is paying off for me. My younger friends remark, "You are a great role model." And I appre- ciate that. Georgie Bright Kun- kel is a free- lance writer who can be reached at 206-935- 8663 or gnkunkel@ comcast.net. Seattle Chinese Garden seeking volunteers The Seattle Chinese Garden needs help from the community to help make the visitors' experience interesting, fun and educational. They are seeking volunteers who are available to greet visitors, sell tickets, talk about the Garden and/ or staff the Discovery Center. They are asking volunteers to commit to at least two shifts per month during the following days and times: Wednesday through Sunday 11:30-4:45. They have other volun- teer opportunities but almost all will be based at the Garden. The garden is on the north end of the South Seattle Community Col- lege campus in West Seattle. Two Volunteer Trainings are cur- rently scheduled to help staff the Garden: Saturday, 1/29/2011, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm (includes Garden tour) -OR- - Wednesday. 2/2/2011 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm (no Garden tour) Location: Seattle Chinese Garden Chan Center Classroom Open volunteer positions: Visitor Services - Staffing the Discovery Center and small gift shop, answering questions, and processing entry fees Garden Education Assistant - Walk around the Garden and answer visitors' questions Administrative Assistant - Pro- vides administrative support in the Garden office To read the descriptions of these and other volunteer opportunities, visit our website at seattlechinese- garden.org and go to the Garden Volunteer page. To become a vol- unteer, simply complete the on-line form. If you or anyone you know is interested in helping our Garden to become a bridge between two cultures, please encourage them to visit our website at seattlechinese- garden.org or contact the office at 206-764-5219 or email info@seat- tlechinesegarden. They ate asking that those interested RSVP with the training date that will work best for you. Prepare an important gift for your family and friends to help them with a range of crucial issues should you become suddenly incapacitated or die unexpectedly. Presented by Kathleen Steele, Certified Financial Planner Appropriate for aN - single, married or in a partnership, with or without children, homeowners or not Attendees receive a free copy of the Family Love Letter book Please RSVP to 206.938.6194 ~ Mount St.Vincent Foundation 4831 35th Ave SW (between SW Hudson & SW Edmunds) Patrick Robinson Lanterns like this illuminate the perimeter of the garden. Cathy Allen to speak to West Seattle Democrats Jan. 27 The West Seattle Democratic Women's speaker on Thursday, January 27th, will be noted Political Activist Cathy Allen who will share her thoughts on (1) Where are we now when it comes to Democratic status quo - good news versus bad news?, (2) What's the prospect for this year - nationally, statewide, regionally and locally - what should you be getting involved with? and (3) How does this compare with the women's movement internationally - are we picking up steam in the world equality movement or not? Cathy's most famous women Democratic candidates include Sen. Patty Murray; Gov: Chris Gregoire; City Council member Jean Godden, Sue Donaldson, Margaret Pageler; County Council members Cynthia Sullivan, Julia Patterson, Carolyn Edmonds; State Legislators Helen Sommers, Darlene Fairley, Karen Keiser, Tracey Eide and Sheriff Sue Rahr. And this last year - Cathy went behind enemy lines to beat the Tea Party and Sarah Palin by running the successful write-in campaign for Senator Lisa Murkowski in Alaska. -Join WSDW at the West Seattle Golf Course from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.. Lunch $15 for non members, $12 for members or $5 for coffee/tea and dessert. Please contact WSDW at (206) 935-3216 or wsdwomen@yahoo. Corn should you have questions or wish to make a reservation. Considering Selling? Call James Tibbetts Today! 932-2550 you li t James Tibbetts, you obtain results[ See my ad on the back page! Associate Broker West Seattle Herald White Center News Jerry Robinson Publisher T. C. 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