Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass
Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Halloween Candy? To give or not to give....
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
But what to give the children?
Does Blenko have anything?
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