2018-08-08 / ChatterBox

The Chatter Box

By Deborah Bennett

I have always heard that life is a “learning experience.” And, I believe that to be true. I recently “learned” something, and it was not a pleasant lesson.

I was out of pods for my dishwasher and decided to try a “little” Dawn dish detergent in it. Bad idea! It was like one of those commercials you see on television – bubbles coming out of the dishwasher onto the floor – everywhere! Four bath towels and a mop later I finally had it all cleaned up – everything but the dishes, that is.

I have experienced many kitchen disasters through the years, but I can honestly say that this one could have been avoided had I just thought about it a minute or so. I have often read on the instructions for certain appliances to “only use recommended products” in the appliances. Well, those warnings are there for a reason. And now, I am a believer.

Never again will I try Dawn dish detergent in my dishwasher! The kitchen floor looked great afterwards, but I still had dishes to wash….

Happy birthday this week to: Jessica Herrmann, Donna Chance, Jessica Murray, Roger Black, Colin Chance, Evie Wigins, Jeanette Becton, Rosa Hill, Art Johnson, Antonette Grier, and Rev. Dan Zellner.

Celebrating wedding anniversaries this week are: Rev. and Mrs. Dan Zellner.

Military Active Duty

Col. James Eldridge Davis, U.S. Air Force, DoD Pentagon, Washington D.C.; TSgt. Jeremy M. Chestnut, U.S. Air Force, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; CPT Justin G. McBride, U.S. Army, Fort Stewart, GA; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Darryll L. Simpkins, U.S. Army, Fort Gordon Logistics Readiness Center, Augusta, GA; Tech Sgt. Stuart Burrus, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-4 Christopher Simmons, U.S. Army, Missouri; E-3 Ralphael Franklin Lovett, U.S. Army, Kuwait; E-4 Rhonda Lovett, U.S. Army Reserve, Augusta, GA; Airman First Class Aaron Comstock, U.S. Air Force, Shaw AFB, Sumter, S.C.; E-5 She’nice Thompson, U.S. Army, 25th Sustainment Brigade, HHC 25th Special Troops Battalion, Wahiawa, Hawaii; and Major D. Slade Burke, U.S. Air Force, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

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