Assortment of Make’n Molds celebrate holidays, events

The National Day Calendar tells us Aug. 26 is National Webmistress Day, National Dog Day, National Women’s Equality Day and National Cherry Popsicle Day, all potential celebratory occasions worthy of homemade treats. A collection of assorted chocolate candy molds in the hands of a chocolatier, amateur or pro, should produce tasty treats appropriate for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc. A Mailbag offer features the creative collection, all in good taste!

Making candy at home is a time-honored tradition

Make’n Mold, Inc. was created in 1992 to inspire candy lovers, cooks and crafters to make delicious treats in their home kitchens. “While packing the remaining contents of the home of a widower relocating, he described his late wife as a chocoholic who made wonderful sweets for every occasion,” says Bert the Picker of Nashua (LTR 1,775). “The molds include pumpkins, witches, sea shells in a variety of sizes, lollipops for Valentine’s and Christmas, Santa, elves, and classic chocolate bar shapes, more than a dozen sheets of molds. Hope someone will enjoy them.” American cartoonist, Charles M. Schulz, was once quoted saying “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”… I’ll bet the entire Peanuts gang would agree as well! Anyone interested in the Make’n Mold candy molds should give Bert a call at 883-0990. Leave a message with a return phone number if no answer. He will get back to you.

Life is ‘finer when you relax in a recliner’

“I recently moved into an apartment and have far too much stuff for the space that I moved into, including a powered recliner that is only about a year old and in good working order,” writes Greg H. of Nashua (LTR 3,376). “The recliner has cloth upholstery and is a nice neutral grey in color. I feel someone nearby may need it for assistance getting seated and up again. I needed it for that purpose after medical issues, but I’m well enough now. The recliner must be picked up. The rent for the storage unit is due Sept. 1 and I don’t intend to renew.” The idea of reclining furniture emerged in France during the mid 19th century and it is believed that the first reclining chair was built for Napoleon III, the nephew of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, definitely a ‘noble beginning’! You don’t have to be royalty to enjoy a nice recliner, a call to Greg at 566-2469 might work out just as well.

Hoping for a stereo record/tape player

“As I go through what my father-in-law left (RIP), the record albums and cassette tapes that he loved, I would love to listen to what he had but I don’t have a record player machine to play them on,” says Lucy W. of Nashua (LTR 2,810). “I was wondering if anyone has an old stereo player they would be willing to donation to me. He once had a Pioneer Stereo System, but this could be any brand as long as it plays records and cassette tapes. I would greatly appreciate it.”

“Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening” – Aretha Franklin, American singer, songwriter, and pianist who passed away Aug. 16.

If you have a stereo record/cassette player for Lucy and her family to enjoy the ‘sounds of music’ loved by her late father-in-law, she can be reached via email at: lucelenalima06@gmail.com. My condolences on your family’s loss.

Stand Down for Homeless Veterans needs donations, support

“The 12th annual Stand Down for Homeless Veterans is planned for Thursday, Sept. 20, in Nashua and sponsoring agency Harbor Homes seeks community and business support as well as volunteers. Veterans housed in shelters must take all their possessions with them daily and donations of new backpacks are a major need. Homeless veterans and their families also need blankets, sheet sets, raincoats, jackets for men and women, towels and washcloths (HUGE need), air mattresses, tents and tarps along with non-perishable foods, bus passes, gas cards/phone cards, toiletry bags, waterproof bags, and folding tables for vendors at the event.” For more information about the Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event, call 882-3616 and ask for Andrea Reed, or email: a.reed@nhpartnership.org.

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