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The Press-Dispatch Wednesday, July 12, 2017 C-5 HOME LIFE TO ADVERTISE: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: Visit: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg Deadline: 5 p.m. on Monday The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. ALICE WALKER Sweet's Column by Barbara Sweet Katiedid vs... by Katiedid Langrock K-9 names Why aren't dogs named Shannon anymore? The bimbo yellow Lab next door was named Shannon. I know this be- cause my entire childhood was spent listening to myriad voices screaming, "Shannon! Get back! Shannon, come! Shannon, heel! Shannon, don't eat that squirrel! Shannon, dig a hole for that squirrel you just killed! " I hated Shannon. So did my dog, a Portuguese water dog named Ted- dy. Shannon and Teddy had nothing in common. Shannon was energetic, friendly and dumb as a dodo. Teddy was smart and moody and demanded you earn his attention. But they both had one thing in common: a normal dog name. Shannon was one of two dogs named Shannon. In the early '90s, their name was basically the Jessica or Jennifer of every fourth-grade classroom. And Teddy, short for Teddybear, was just as common among canines. Two of my best friends had dogs named Teddy; another friend had a dog named Bear. The other neighborhood pets includ- ed Max, Fluffy, Rascal, Ginger, Bud- dy, Maggie and Kitty. And yes, Kitty was a kitty. Oh, how we mocked Cutie Pie when she came home from the pet store. "Cutie Pie? What kind of dog is named Cutie Pie? " we railed. A dog ahead of its time, that's what kind of dog. Last night, while I was teaching my class on writing for children, one of my students said she wanted to name her main character after her own dog and asked whether I saw a problem with that. I said probably not and asked to hear the dog's name. Crisscross Applesauce Lemon Squash Peppermint Floss. "What? " I asked. She smiled and repeated, slow- ly, "Criss. Cross. Apple. Sauce. Lem. Mon. Squash. Pep. Per. Mint. Floss." "Right. But what do you call her? " "CrisscrossAppleSau- ceLemonSquashPepper- mintFloss." Of course. No nick- names allowed in the land of weird dog names. And good ol' Flossy, as I like to call her, is only the latest tongue twister to come out of a long line of loquacious dog owners. Lately, I have not met a single Shan- non or Teddy or Fluffy. In their place have been Moonstruck Cupcake, Thunder Boom Boom, and Twitchy Kevin. I recently met a Boston terri- er named Greg and immediately said to the owner, "Wow! A single-syllable dog name! " She looked at me, straight- faced, and said, "It's short for Grega- saurus ComingThisWay." Of course it is. I blame "How I Met Your Mother." When the characters Lily and Mar- shall decided to give their son the middle name Wait-for-it, they made full-sentence names into a thing. Sure, Marvin Wait-for-it Eriksen may be a cute fictional on-screen charac- ter name, but if I ever have to dog-sit for Cheese-Puffs-Are-Better-Than- Cheez-Doodles or Carolina-Spring- board-Loves-Piano-More-Than-Earl, I'm going to need to buy an inhaler to get through saying their names. Al- so, poor Earl! Who is this Earl? And why does he deserved to be defamed in this way? At first, I thought the obscure pet names were a Hollywood thing, but then I moved out of Hollywood. So then I thought it was a living-in-the- wild thing, but even my friend in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., has a four-legged loved one named Holly Bo-Bolly McMolly Is Not Tall-ee. Uncommon names are cool. I have an uncommon name. My kids have un- common names. My rab- bit, Pig, has an uncom- mon name. But is there really anything so wrong with naming your Chihua- hua Sally? Can't the hipsters do us a solid and take back the names Fluffy and Scruffy just to be ironic? Isn't that their thing, to trailblaze us back into yesteryear, when things made a tad more sense and pants were a tad too loose? Where, oh where, is the great micro-mustachioed wisdom of the hip- ster millennial to set us straight from our sentence-structure naming obses- sion? I'm not asking for much in life, just nicknames! Texting an anecdote about your precocious pup Holly Bo-Bol- ly McMolly Is Not Tall-ee would be a whole lot faster if you just typed "Hol- ly." Nicknames, people! Nicknames. Or – here's a crazy idea – actually just name your dog Holly. "Katie! Come over here right now! " I heard my new next-door neighbor yell angrily. I ran over to her and asked, "What's wrong? " "Oh," she said, a little embarrassed, "I meant my dog Katie." Crisscross Applesauce Lemon Squash Peppermint Floss is growing on me. Like Katiedid Langrock on Facebook, at humor. `Hi stars, and welcome to this big stage all lit up in colorful lights and decorat- ed to help celebrate with all of our stars who will have a birthday or anniversary in the week of July 13-19. Come up and take a bow. We have a couple of friends that got married July 1, 2017. They are now Mr. and Mrs. Markus and Madeline Montee, and we all wish them many years of happiness. Madeline is the daughter of Mack and Kim Messmer, and the pic- ture of Madeline and Mack dancing was precious. BIRTHDAYS July 13 - Damien Mans; Creek Sullivann turns 12 years; Shelly Schapker. July 15 - Baley Crane turns 18 years old; Mer- cedes (Saddie) Dillman turns 15 years old; Steve Nelson turns 51 years old. July 16 - Madelyn Fiscus turns 13; Kaitlyn Kalbper- ry turns 19 years; Chris and Katherine Meyer will celebrate 22 years. July 17 - Brandon and Lorrin Butze will celebrate 11 years. July 19 - Luke Vinnedge turns 18 years old. May all of our stars have a really great day and may all your wishes come true. Keep in your heart and in your prayers all of our stars who need that card, visit, phone call, and that dai- ly thought of them to have a good day. Ruthie Hayes should be home now, Arule Wade, Katy Aldridge, Ben- ny and Margie West, An- nabel Richardson, just to name a few of our stars. Many of us have aches and pains of everyday life. One of our Winslow stars has passed last week, Ken- ny Curtis, who was 86 years old. I knew him and the family at the Curtis Funeral Home, the Winslow Lions Club, and around town. He has worn quite a few hats in his lifetime and had the love of family. To the fami- ly, Mary Martha, Trea, Ter- enda, and their families, re- member all the great times and share with loved ones, and more memories will be added to yours. Kenny Cur- tis will be missed by all of the Winslow stars. Events coming up in Winslow and the surround- ing areas are: July 12-15 - Pike County 4-H Fair at Hornady Park in Petersburg. Check out all the animals that your neighbor has to show and in the 4-H building there are 4-H projects. Plus free rides on Thursday through Saturday. July 15 - Winslow River- side Park Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a $1 ad- mission. Come and pick out your spot, set out your wares. The Winslow Lions will have breakfast and lunch and that needed coffee for those early birds. For more info, contact Winslow Lion Leroy Bal- bach at 812- 789 -3826. July 17 - Winslow Girl Scouts meet at 6 p.m. at the House of Mercy Church basement. Fore more info, call Robyn Goins at 812- 789 -2756. July 20 - Winslow Lions Club at 7 p.m. at the Trad- ing Post. Also, Pike Coun- ty Moms meet at 7 p.m. at the Otwell United Method- ist Church. Winslow seniors meet on Monday and Tuesday at the Snyder Community Center. Petersburg seniors meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday in the Courthouse basement. Postcards this week at Sweet's Column, Winslow, Ind. 47598 is one. This one isn't from the kids' va- cation, but this postcard # 627 is from another star who started her vacation af- ter the Fourth of July. The postcard has a shack with wood siding and a cedar shake roof, one door and two windows and says "I finally found a house I can AFFORD! " The back has "I wish you were here! " then "Hi Sweets, Greetings from Logan, Ohio, next step is Cuyahoga National Park near Cleveland, Jamie Tor- mohlen." Thanks, Jamie, for the postcard of the cabin in the woods that we all may af- ford. Have fun! In Winslow, the Pato- ka River was just right for floating with the rain we had on Friday with light- ening and thunder. The river was half full. Saturday was Clog the Patoka where you could float or paddle from Pike State Forest, or you could take a short- er route at McCord's Ford and end at the Winslow Riv- erside Park, where the Li- ons served breakfast and lunch. The different types of floats were interesting to see. There were a few stars I haven't seen in a while, like Marilyn Tooley and her husband, Julie Reisen- beck, Shannon Nelson and T.J. Sharp. Kyana even had some kids she knew call out her name and Mark, there was a guy who told me he was a chaperone when you were a little fella. The Otwell fireworks were great. There were lots of oohs and ahhs. To all of the stars who have a job for the Poe- hlein Reunion, there is a meet- ing on July 29 at 9 a.m. at the Corner Booke Shoppe in Winslow. September 16 is the Winslow Corn Festival and the Original Light Up Winslow Parade. Septem- ber 23 is the 10th annu- al Tractor Drive in Pike County. September 30 is the Spurgeon Festival with Dwayne Spaw. From Norm: As most of you know, this July 4, Sen- ator Mark Messmer invit- ed us to walk with him in the Otwell and Vincennes Fourth of July parades. Ot- well's parade was its 60th. Hats off to all who put it on all those years. We met up with Mark and Kim Messmer, Lau- ra, along with Jake Sher- man, and lots of his friends. What a great time! Here is something cool in my eyes: While getting ready for the parade, Mark asked for vol- unteers to carry the Amer- ican flag. Just that quick, my granddaughter stepped right up and said "I will." That was awesome! Kyana Hensley did so with pride, and at that moment, I saw a cool Fourth of July unfold right before us. It was so great to see so many take part in it; you all made us feel welcome, and Mark's playing was awe- some. In fact, everyone was clapping and the little ones were dancing along to the music. This was our first time at the Vincennes parade. On the way I said to Barb, "No one will know me here," this is going to be fun. They had many different floats and made us feel welcome there, too. Kyana got a pic- ture with Miss Vincennes University Ashly Green. I found an old friend who knew me at the parade. A fter, we all had a laugh and the parade got rolling again. Along with Mark's mu- sic, Kim and Kyana were big hits too as they were handing out candy. It was a great holiday. Barb: How is your sum- mer? Ours had been terrif- ic and with more things yet to come. Try to keep cool in the heat and humidity. My mom taught me to carry a wet cloth with me outside when it is hot. I believe the lights are about to dim on this week's ramblings, but keep an eye on family and friends. Slow down and enjoy your sur- roundings, keep up with the smiles, waves and day Hi to everyone you see this week. LEMONADE PUDDING FRUIT SALAD Share your favorite recipe! Monica's Meals in Minutes PO Box 68, Petersburg, IN 47567 FACEBOOK MAIL EMAIL a MEALS IN Monica's MINUTES By Monica Sinclair With the recent summer heat, I was looking for something refreshing to put in my column this week. Luckily, I stumbled across this recipe which would be perfect for a picnic or just a snack at home. It livens up your fruit and gives it a unique flavor. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS 1 medium honeydew, peeled, seeded and cubed 1 medium cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cubed 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon 2 medium peaches, sliced 2 medium nectarines, sliced 1 cup seedless red grapes 1 cup halved fresh strawberries 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained 2 medium kiwifruit, peeled, halved and sliced 2 medium firm bananas, sliced 1 large Granny Smith apple, cubed 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix DIRECTIONS 1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 2. Just before serving, stir in bananas and apple. Combine lemonade concentrate and dry pudding mix; pour over fruit and toss to coat. Source: tasteof Petersburg, Indiana 47567• Phone: (812) 354-7777 IN License #AU10000269 see, auctioneer #39502 SATURDAY, JULY 29 AT 10 AM HOUSEHOLD — PERSONAL PROPERTY GARAGE ITEMS Tell City Furniture of excellent quality including tea cart, 2 bar stools, hutch, dining table w/6 chairs, floor lamp, long bench, cof- fee table; drop front secretary; recliners; secretary desk; match- ing sofa and chair; 2 night stands; desk; various school annuals; paper shredder; Singer portable sewing machine; Christmas decorations; full size bedroom suite w/dresser and chest; lamps; jewelry boxes; costume jewelry; queen size wicker bed and chest; vacuum; linens; pots and pans; microwave; small flat screen TV; small appliances; Snapper snow blower; yard and garden tools; hand tools; red child's wagon; washer and electric dryer; ½ brass bed; 10" Crasman table saw; Delta Shop Master belt sander; jig saw; antique tools; wood chairs; old school desk; step ladder; elect. pole saw (like new); elect hedge trimmer; ant. wagon spring seat; and lots of other misc. TERMS: Cash, personal check, Visa/Master Card, Proper ID for registration. NOTES: Lots of good clean and useful items, something for everyone, due to the amount of merchandise 2 auction rings will run part of the day, food and restrooms available. OWNER: HOWARD BRISCOE TERESA DAVIS P.O.A. PUBLIC AUCTION Due to moving, the undersigned will offer at Public Auction the following described Personal Property located at 1315 N. Vincennes Ave., Petersburg, Ind. on ROGER W. CRAIG, AUCTIONEER/BROKER EARL WAGLER, AUCTIONEER Petersburg, Indiana 47567• Phone: (812) 354-7777 IN License #AU10000269 see, auctioneer #39502 SATURDAY, JULY 29 AT 11 AM Very nice ranch style brick with 1782 SQF finished area, 3 bed- room, 2 bath, carport, out buildings, excellent location on Hwy. 61 on the north side of Petersburg, city utilities, great yard with mature trees and shrubs. An excellent opportunity to purchase a quality home at Auction. Call Auctioneer for a private showing. SEE AUCTIONEER FOR TERMS. OWNER: HOWARD BRISCOE TERESA DAVIS P.O.A. REAL ESTATE AUCTION Due to moving, the undersigned will offer at Public Auction the following described Real Estate located at 1315 N. Vincennes Ave., Petersburg, Ind. on ROGER W. CRAIG, AUCTIONEER/BROKER EARL WAGLER, AUCTIONEER MIDWEST REALTY 1704 E. National Hwy., Washington • 812-254-3918 Check out these listings and more online at 197 N. Whitelock Ave., PETERSBURG Very cute and cozy 3 bedroom 2 bath with attached and detached garages and fenced yard. Priced to sell! 514 E. Highland Ave., WASHINGTON Ideal home for parents and adult children sharing living space. Offers everyone privacy. 4/5 bedrooms, 3 full and one half baths, two kitchens, family room with fireplace, living room, dining room, sunroom. Oversized 2 car attached garage with workshop area. Very private. Edge of town. Beautiful views. HOUSE FOR SALE MLS# 201706291 MLS# 201622336 Call Mary: 812-486-6363 Call Mary: 812-486-6363 $ 62,999 $ 197,900 NEW PRICE

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