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Have it your way..NOT today…at least not at Burger King on Concord Pike in Wilmington.  Fast Food employees at this location joined in with dozens of other workers in U.S. cities to protest their low pay and benefits.

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Most workers agreed that the profits these corporations earn should be used to pay higher salaries and benefits which would be better for the economy.  The minimum wage of $7.25 an hour or $15,000 a year for full time employees is not enough to support a family.  Jobs which were once held by High School students are now being filled by men and women with families who are living paycheck to paycheck.

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Burger King Worldwide stated that they do not make pay decisions for their independent franchises, but feels as though an increase in salaries would mean higher priced menu items.

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Federal Labor Law gives all workers the right to engage in “protected concerted activities” to complain about wages, working conditions or other terms of employment.  Therefore, those involved in today’s protests are protected and can return to work without repercussions.  The local Police was also on hand to ensure walk-in and drive-thru customers were not affected.

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What is your opinion on today’s Fast Food Protest.  Should the minimum wage be raised to $9.00 an hour as proposed by The President or higher as requested by the workers?

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Last week while watching television a new commercial for Cheerios came on and it immediately caught my attention.  The cute little girl was obviously “mixed” or biracial, cute as a button with corkscrew curls, talking to her mother, who is Caucasian.  She’s just checking to see if what her dad said was true, that Cheerios were good for the heart.  Once mom verifies that Cheerios are Heart Healthy she quickly runs out of the kitchen.

The next scene is that of her African American father napping on the sofa, waking up with a chest full of Cheerios.  This heart-healthy, family commercial is cute…right?

To some people “no” it’s not, I guess to them having 1 biracial person featured on television is enough – sorry little Cheerios girl the President filled the quota.

Watch the video and tell me what you think.

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Would you consider yourself a Flea Market Fanatic or Swap Meet Maniac if in every state you visited you had to seek out one?  

I wouldn’t but I love finding them in my state as well as others that I visit.  The first discovery was in 1976, the year we moved from New Rochelle, NY to Dover, DE and it was Spence’s Bazaar.  As a family we bought and then sold every Tuesday and Friday during the summer.  Buying fresh vegetables, clothing, jewelry, books, and games at a Flea Market was awesome and cheap!  Making money selling at a Flea Market was also awesome, however, my first experience wasn’t so positive.  I sold several cases of 1950’s and ’60’s Barbie Dolls with clothing and accessories to a women for $5.00 – I didn’t know, but she knew that she had ripped me off!

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Tayair and I were there in September (here)

In college during the 80’s I discovered Cowtown Flea Market across the Delaware Memorial Bridge in Pilesgrove, New Jersey.  It was the place to go for sneakers, knock off designer bags, tight Sergio Valente and Jordache jeans as well as items you needed for your dorm room before heading back to campus.  As a matter of fact hubby and I had our second date there, shopping then eating sausage sandwiches at the counter was where I fell in love with him, a man after my thrify heart!  I’ve also gone to some fantastic Swap Meets in California, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia.

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Even while vacationing in Florida we always dedicate one day to visiting Flea Markets and Swap Meets.  Malik looks for watches and has a pretty nice collection, when he was younger it was model cars of which he has a large collection.  Hubby would seek out new ties for work, me shoes and purses, and Tayair T-shirts.  During President Obama’s run in 2008 we must have purchased a dozen different styles of campaign T-Shirts.

In the ’90’s, and during our early years of marriage we would rent space at New Castle Farmers Market.  Selling surplus household items as well as those tight jeans and barely-there club dresses with hubby practically giving those away – lol!  Now as a couple we go for fresh veggies, vitamins and herbal teas, boy how times have changed!

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Now it’s Dutch Country Farmers Market in Middletown, where for $15 you can rent 3 parking spaces on the 1st Saturday of the month beginning in April to September.  Last weekend I made almost $200 – “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”!

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Are  you a Flea Market Fanatic or Swap Meet Maniac?

 If so, where do you go and what was your best find?

Top Ten Flea Markets in America

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Hello Friends and Happy President’s Day 2013

Lucky lucky you if you are home today on holiday because “it’s as cold as a witches’ tit”!   I remember that as being one of my mother’s favorite sayings during those cold New York winters.  Do you remember any crude statements that your parents or grandparents liked to say way before it would be considered politically incorrect? (careful)

In honor of President’s Day I was going to wear Red with Blue and White Polka Dots but it’s just too cold.  Instead I chose the warm and cozy flannel shirt that my son put in the “to be donated” box but never made it, a thrifted khaki skirt and knee high boots – it’s all about keeping warm!  I like these boots because they can be worn full length showing the brass studs or folded over to reveal the leopard print – two styles in one for less than $20!

 

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Flannel Shirt – son’s giveaway // Skirt – GW Boutique (Goodwill) // Boots – Rugged Wearhouse // Watch – Avon // Rings, Earrings and Bracely – Jewelry Box // Belt –

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I’ve added more pictures to my “As Seen Through My Car Window” page – check them out when you get a chance.

Linking up today with ColorBlind: Thrifters Anonymous & Megnificent Monday – hop over and meet a new blogger.

Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Hello Friends and Happy Inauguration Day AND Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

As I sit at my desk watching the live stream coverage of Inauguration Day Ceremonies, my heart is filled with pride yet heavy with sadness.  Dr. King would have been very proud of President Obama, yet very disappointed at the hatred so prevalent in our great Nation.  I don’t think you have to be an African American to understand the history of today or feel the pride of freedom you just have to be an American.  

Okay getting off the soap box now…


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 OOTD 1 21 13 005Blue Slacks and Cardigan – closet staples // Red & White Polka Dot Top – GW Boutique (Goodwill) – Necklace – Jewelrymax.net // Earrings – belonged to my sister

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Have a wonderful afternoon – Smooches!

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Our history…dr king and the pres…and one day to  my grandkids this will be their history

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Hello Friends and Happy Christmas Eve Eve!

This afternoon #2 son and I went to Costco and Target and it was a crazy madhouse, I left tired with a headache and empty handed (too many crying babies).  I have one more day to get a gift for #1 son and do my grocery shopping for the week so I will be up and out early tomorrow.

Last night I attended a Holiday slash “Obama Victory Party” hosted by a member of a OFA team who touts themselves as the ones who gave a Pennsylvania victory to the President.  The hostess has a beautiful home that was fully decorated with the sights and sounds of the holidays.  The dining room table was festively set with delicious foods and sweets and Poinsettias filled each room.  It was a wonderful mix of guests and for a few hours we bonded, sharing stories, laughs and genuinely enjoying each other’s company.  It was a lovely way to start off the holiday weekend and for that I say, thank you Delores!”

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Heading out for the night

 

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I hope you guys have a wonderful night – Smooches!

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There are so many interpretations for today, 12 12 12, but only one fact ~ none of us will be alive to see another repeating-number-date!

I’ve read that the number 12 is prominent, 12 is a number of universal imports seen in our culture; 12 hours of the day, 12 months of the year, 12 in a dozen, 12 zodiac signs, 12 apostles, and 12 days of Christmas.  There are suggestions to enjoy the beauty of the procession of the December holidays, starting by lighting miracles in the days of Hanukkah, leading to the gateway day of 12.12.12; stepping through the threshold of December 21, the Winter Solstice; walking into the 12 days of Christmas, and finally embracing the seven principles of Kwanzaa for a renewed human experience.

Whatever the interpretation, I do plan on doing something special by being extra kind to someone and paying it forward, it will be a small gesture to make this day bigger and more significant than the others.

Are you planning or have you done something special to mark this day?

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Don’t forget that tonight is the 12-12-12 Concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy – wonder what Kanye has to say about President Obama?

Linking up with Transatlantic Blonde  and Rolled Up Pretty– hop on over and meet a new blogger

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Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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