Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cyber Monday More My Style

Luna News
By Kaye Mindar

Originally, September 24, 1869 was deemed Black Friday; a day of stock market catastrophe. More recently the term Black Friday originated in Philadelphia in reference to the heavy traffic in the city on that day.
Merchants and the media use it now nationwide to refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers go from being in the red; i.e., posting a loss on the books to being in the black; i.e. or turning a profit for the year.
Also the term Cyber Monday, a neologism invented by the National Retail Federation's division, refers to the Monday immediately following Black Friday, which unofficially marks the beginning of the Christmas online shopping season.
For me I think old fashioned and Black Friday is a negative, although then I join the masses and I am a new age Cyber Monday shopper. It is definitely more my style; no crowds, no selfish pushing and shoving grabbing for that last item on sale and no trying to find a parking place.
Whatever your preference, I wish you the best as this holiday season officially comes into its frenzy and send good thoughts allowing peace and simple pleasures to dominate your holiday season.
Community Center
The annual Lunatic Stitchers and Crafters Christmas project party will be held Dec. 4. This used to be an all-nighter, but there will be just as much food and fun in an evening as ever and a great tradition that is enjoyed by many.
Fire Department Open House
The first Luna Volunteer and Ambulance Association station open house last Saturday afternoon was a great success with over 50 in attendance. Each Luna family that came out received a free smoke alarm for their homes and drawings were held for three fire extinguishers. Separate workshops were set up to present various information on safety checkpoints in the home. Children were given the opportunity to put on turn-out gear and pose for photos on the truck. One station provided a coloring contest for the children along with fire information videos and cartoons. Our EMT's offered blood pressure and glucose checks in the new ambulance. Everyone attending was treated to a free grilled hamburger and hot dog dinner.
Fire Fighter Training
Our fire department is working hard to build a stronger trained unit and we have five personnel that just received training certificates in propane fires, flash-over situations and smoke safety. They are Moises Baca, Daniel Fisher, Daniel Harris, Raean Harris and Fire Chief Charles Moyers. The next classes being offered to members are Basic Wildland Fire Training and Advanced Wildland Training in January.
Preparedness Corner
What's a holiday party or even the traditional Christmas morning scene itself without a beautifully decorated tree? If your household, as those of more than 33 million other American homes, includes a natural tree in its festivities, take to heart the sales person's suggestion — “Keep the tree watered.” That's good advice and not just to create a fragrant indoor winter wonderland atmosphere. Christmas trees account for 200 fires annually, resulting in 6 deaths, 25 injuries and more than $6 million in property damage. Typically shorts in electrical lights or open flames from candles, lighters or matches start tree fires. Well-watered trees are not a problem. Dry and neglected trees can be. Visit the U.S. Fire Administrations FEMA Website for more tips and information.
Quote of the Week
“Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.”
~Author Unknown


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