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Let's exchange for the table for food for thought

Thanksgiving is frequently the venue for some intriguing discussions. Just before the football game and the post-dinner naps, families and friends frequently catch up with the details of each other's lives and with their opinions of what is happening.

In the spirit of providing some fodder for those discussions, I've got an offer for you courtesy of Paramount Home Entertainment. I've got 80 copies of "An Inconvenient Truth," the film that presents a compelling argument for the existence of global warming.

One of those copies can be yours if you simply bring in a non-perishable food item before Nov. 23 here to Reminder Headquarters for World Domination at 280 N. Main Street, East Longmeadow.

Your donations will be split between The Open Pantry in Springfield, the Parish Cupboard in West Springfield and Lorraine's Soup Kitchen in Chicopee.

Heck, bring in one for all three and make a bunch of people more food secure this holiday season.

So please consider some food for a neighbor's table for some food for thought for yourself.


Several weeks ago I mentioned some folks who are cheerful and competent while serving the public. Here's several more:

I dropped my mother-in-law's watch at Smith & Sons in Springfield for repair recently and once again received the excellent customer service I've had in the past.

Driving into Forest Park I was greeted by one of the "gatekeepers" who check for park permits. No matter who is in the booth, he or she is polite and friendly.

The staff at the Springfield Starbucks actually was patient and cheerful with me as this non-coffee drinker tried to break the code of their coffee jargon.