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Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween Candy? To give or not to give....

Hillary
This year I want to give something other than 'candy' for Halloween.  Suggestions?
In an effort to change, this year I bought  for the adults in my office, the small glass pumpkins ( $7)   - prior years I gave
Chocolates.
But what to give the children?
Suggestions?
Does Blenko have anything?
Tanya F.
Tanya,  Years ago I recall the    JE Robbins school Nurse Ms. Brenda Issac  trying to have candy eliminated from the Halloween festival   Ms. Issac said " The price of candy is too high'  . . I was young and like my classmates i wasn't happy at the thought of no Halloween candy.    Now as an adult  I understand and fully  agree with Ms Issac.  As a nurse she knew about blood sugar disorders and she knew sugar wasn't part of a good diet.  As children we didn't have or want this info.   Its up to us as parents, and adults to inform the children and to direct them away from processed treats.
The price of candy is much too high....not just the initial cost.
Sugar is a killer.  Its bad for your oral health and every other system.
Sugar is high in caloric count and has no nutritional value.
Getting  OFF the sugar train - at Easter and Halloween and Valentine's Day  takes courage.  I applaud  your efforts.
    Each year we wrap apples ( West Virginia Apples)  for the goblins who visit my cottage.  We also buy 'soft toothbrush'  at the Big Lots  ( less than .75 ) and have a basket of toothbrushes next to the apples.
   What's available at Blenko?  Our last visit to Blenko was in June.  My suggestion is you phone to ask the VC manager for suggestions.  Blenko will ship  (24 hrs-3 days ) most any item.
   Thank you for writing!  Thank you for buying Blenko! Thank you for thinking before you purchase SUGAR!   hjh   

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hilary
I checked and bushel of fruit is $25 if you get small fruit this will be over 100 pieces.
A good deal for a healthy Halloween.
Thank you for the reminder 'sugar is a killer' I live in Ky and we rank #2 right after WV in blood sugar dsorders and obesity.
Excellent post glass dentist.
Another option for older kids is the glass kisses made by Applachain Glass ( $1 -$2) perhaps your Blenko also makes these. I use the glass kiss for the kids in my homeroom each Vday.
Mary Helen S.

Anonymous said...

OK Now you have crossed the line.
Taking away sugar from children?
Stick to selling Blenko Glass
and leaving raising children to people who have children.
Its always the single people who think they know everything.
BTW I hope they fired that school nurse immediately.
Juanita Napier

Anonymous said...

Surely you are excluding 'candy corn' from the list of evil foods

Anonymous said...

They sell candy at Blenko
it is on the counter.
Why not protest this and leave our children out of this battle.

Anonymous said...

??? As a kid did you understand the meaning of price of candy is too high? The nurse was saying sugar kills.

Anonymous said...

Try Halloween Pretzels!

Phani

Anonymous said...

Air Pop Corn
I've bagged air popped corn since 1973 kids love it.
I live on a small side street, and ask the children to come by early as I go to bed at 7.
If time permits I almost do some craft project for each of the 15 kids who visit me.
Betty H.

Anonymous said...

Pretzels yes if they are chocolate covered and individually bagged.

Anonymous said...

Must admit I like peeps almost as much as I like Blenko.
Easter peeps Halloween Peeps and also the Xmas tree peeps.
One time several years ago glasslady wrote about positive addictions ie blenko, well sugar is also an addiction.
I love sugar.

Anonymous said...

Are Caps a doc thing or a WV thing?

Anonymous said...

My best guess is its a doc thing
as I live in Hurricane and do not use Caps.
Elysia

Anonymous said...

Has Anyone heard from Bridgett?

Anonymous said...

Love the idea of Rick Blenko working for Arts n History.
Excellent choice!

Hillary J Homburg said...

Thank you friends, I appreciate the amusing and the thoughtful comments.
The war on Sugar is just beginning.
HJH

Dr.BOB said...

Hilary
Even Ms Obama said there are times for Sugar and Halloween is one of those days for Sugar.

Anonymous said...

Yes Democratic policy changes in election years

Anonymous said...

Required reading for moms and
sugar addicts.