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On This Day in 1981

Between 400,000 and 500,000 unionists converge on Washington D.C., for a Solidarity Day march and rally protesting Republican policies.
- Union Communication Services


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July/August 2017 Newsletter
Updated On: Aug 31, 2017

Brothers and Sisters,

Hope you have a happy and safe Independence Day on July 4th.

Bowling this year starts on August 30th. Please be there by 9:30 a.m. for a short meeting. We can always use new bowlers. If you don’t want to be on a team, then just come in as a sub.

The Summer Party will be held on August 17th with your envelopes (NO CASH) due in by August 7th. Remember, we will keep your envelopes for the Christmas Party (Dec.21) if you wish. All envelopes will be returned to you at the Christmas party.

Grandma's Cures A handy reference to post on the Fridge 

  • Did you know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately – without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers?"
  • Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns
  • Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoid’s peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
  • Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.
  • Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
  • Honey is a remedy for skin blemishes: Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.
  • Listerine therapy for toenail fungus: Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
  • Easy eyeglass protection: To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.
  • Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer: If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409. Insects drop to the ground instantly.
  • Smart splinter remover: Just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.
  • Hunt's tomato paste boil cure: Cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head. 
  • Balm for broken blisters: To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine – a powerful antiseptic.
  • Vinegar heals bruises: Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.
  • Kill fleas instantly: Dawn Dishwashing Liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye, fleas!
  • Rainy-day cure for dog odor: Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.
  • Eliminate ear mites: All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear. Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.
  • Quaker Oats for fast pain relief: It's not just for breakfast anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.

Remember these are Grandma's hints, not mine! 

The hall for our parties is the UAW Hall at 1010 South Oldham Street. It's near the corner of South Oldham Street and O’Donnell Street, right behind the BP station. The hall is right off the Boston Street exit of Route 95 (new tunnel) and the O’Donnell Street exit of Route 895 (old tunnel). There are some changes that have been made: (1) The hours for the parties are now 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (instead of noon to 4 p.m.), and (2) NO ONE will be allowed in the hall until 20 minutes prior to the start of the party. Start getting your envelopes in. Remember that your check is for $25 if one person and $50 if 2 people. There will be a money wheel. NO cakes. The basket of cheer drawing will be held. We need volunteers for the wheel an d to sell 50/50’s. Remember to purchase some of the 3-2-1 and basket of cheer tickets.

New Members: David Brown, (U.S. Foods). 
Sick Members: Tyrone Howard, Joe Gardner, Jessie R. Taylor, Perry Conway, Gary Rausch, Frank Shamers and Charlie Stevens. Deceased Members: Clarence Brown and Jessie Parker (North Penn).

Please remember to keep these members in your thoughts and prayers.

The next meeting will be on July 20, 2017, in the Sullivan Hall at Teamsters Local 355, 1030 S. Dukeland St., Baltimore, MD. Remember there will be no meeting in August due to the summer party. Coffee and donuts are served at 9:30 a.m., the Executive Board meets at 10 a.m., and the General Meeting begins at 11 a.m. A light lunch is served following the General Meeting. Hope to see you there. Remember to bring another retiree with you.

Fraternally,
Bob Eney
President


General Membership Meetings
Baltimore: Oct. 1 @ 10 a.m.
Salisbury: Oct. 8 @ 10 a.m.

The Salisbury meeting will be held
at the Hampton Inn Salisbury,
121 East Naylor Mill Road, Salisbury, Md. 21801







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