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This was Bound to Happen


Uncle Sam Day: Sept. 13th

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

2017 Fall Foliage Prediction Map

Video: "The Autumn Leaves" Nat King Cole

Elaine's Recipe of the Month: No-Bake Frozen Banana Pie

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Trivia Question of the Month: Labor Day

Since Labor Day was last week, here is a Labor Day trivia question. What president declared Labor Day to be a legal holiday in the USA?

A: Grover Cleveland
B: Franklin D. Roosevelt
C: William McKinley
D: Rutherford B. Hays
E: William H. Taft

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Testimonial: "Well-Qualified, Trustworthy and Caring"


"Ron Dutton was recommended to my husband and I, as an insurance agent that we could trust. He came to our home on multiple occasions, explaining in great detail the different managed, and Medigap Supplement Plan options, available in Georgia.

Ron Dutton listened, answered our 'many' questions, and then offered us different options to consider, based on our health issues and budget. Once we made a decision, with his guidance, Ron completed the complicated forms, and submitted them for us.

Prior to meeting with Ron Dutton, I was quoted higher prices from other agents for the same supplement plans, and left with nothing but unanswered questions. We were so relieved to have Ron Dutton to rely on during this confusing move from traditional health insurance to Medicare. We both highly recommend Mr. Ron Dutton as a well-qualified, trustworthy, and caring insurance agent to assist you with any insurance needs you may have.

JPeggy and Bill Forster
Dacula, Ga

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This was Bound to Happen

This was Bound to Happen

Early one morning a highly successful businessman was leaving for the office. As he opened the door to his car a stray dog sleeping under the car suddenly came out and bit him on the leg. He got very angry and quickly picked up a few rocks and threw them at the dog, none hit the dog, and the dog ran away.

When he got to the office the businessman called a meeting of his managers and during the meeting he directed his anger for the dog toward them. The managers, then upset by the anger of their boss, unloaded their anger on the employees working under them. The chain reaction kept going through the lower level employees until the anger reached the office peon.

When the peon got home his wife opened the door and asked him, "Why are you so late getting home?" The peon, still upset by the anger thrown at him by the staff slapped his wife and said, "I didn't go to the office to play football, I went to work so don't irritate me with your stupid questions."

So, now the wife is upset that she was scolded and slapped for no reason. She dumped her anger on their son who was watching TV and slapped him. "Is this all you can do, don't you have homework? Turn off the TV."

The son gets upset now, walks out of the house and sees a passing dog looking at him. He picks up a rock and hits the dog in his anger and frustration. The dog, getting hit by a rock runs away.

This is the same dog that bit the businessman that morning.

Moral: This was bound to happen. We often reap what we have sown. This is how life works. We all need to concentrate more on how we are living and behaving. Do good - Good will come. Do wrong - Wrong will come.


Self-Appraisal A young boy went into a drug store, grabbed a soda carton and pulled it over to the telephone. He climbed onto the carton so he could reach the phone and proceeded to punch in a phone number. The store owner observed this and listened to the conversation.

Boy: "Lady, can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?"

Woman: (at the other end of the phone line) "I already have someone to mow my lawn."

Boy: "Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your lawn now."

Woman: "I'm very satisfied with the person presently cutting my lawn."

Boy: (with more perseverance) "Lady, I'll even sweep your curb and sidewalk so you will have the prettiest lawn in town."

Woman: "No, thank you, I'm really happy with the person I have doing the work."

With a smile on his face, the little boy hung up the phone. The store owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.

Store Owner: "Son, I like your attitude. I like that positive spirit and I'd like to offer you a job."

Boy: "No, Thanks".

Store Owner: "But you were really pleading for a job."

Boy: "No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the job I already have. I am the one who is now mowing the lawn for the lady I was talking to."

Moral: This is what we call Self-Appraisal. We need to always be looking at ourselves, identifying our strengths and weaknesses and working hard to improve.

Dear Clients & Friends,

The fury of nature is on all of our hearts and minds this fall. We hope and pray that you and your family are safe.

It is during trying times like these that we are reminded of how precious life is, and how important our families are to us.

f you are okay, please reach out to those in need as the impact of these hurricanes becomes evident. We can all do something to lighten the burdens of those who are distressed.

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Hurricane Irma Volunteers Needed


If you live in the southeastern U.S., the American Red Cross could use your help with serving food, setting up facilities, loading and unloading trucks, working in a shelter, welcoming families, providing comfort. Here is a link to the application you'll need to complete to volunteer.

In addition, here are some other websites to assist you if you have family members in need:

Coping with a Disaster This site includes things like "recognizing signs of disaster-related stress" and how to help children with the stress of a disaster.

Finding Family after an Emergency This site puts you in touch with FEMA's National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS).

Uncle Sam Day: Sept. 13th

Who was Uncle Sam? Was he a real person? Just a symbol?The truth is . . . he was both. Sam Wilson was a meat packer from New York who supplied meat in barrels to soldiers in the War of 1812. In order to differentiate one barrel from another, he stamped a "U.S." on those headed for the troops.

It wasn't long before soldiers started talking about deliveries from "Uncle Sam." The nickname stuck and Sam Wilson eventually became a symbol of America.

The first illustration of "Uncle Sam" did not look like the picture above. Published in an 1861 Harper's Weekly, it depicted a young man with a bandana on his head, wearing a striped vest. It wasn't until cartoonist Thomas Nast created the familiar figure we know today that America and other nations adopted the iconic image as a representation of America.

The U.S. Army eventually adopted Uncle Sam as their official recruiter in a World War I campaign, "I Want You For the U.S. Army."

President George W. Bush proclaimed September 13th National Uncle Sam Day in 1989.

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women's cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014 more than 14,000 women in the United States died from this disease. It is estimated by the World Health Organization that over 238,000 new cases are diagnosed annually resulting in more than 152,000 deaths worldwide.

This cancer typically occurs in women in their fifties and sixties with the median age being 63. Many women don't seek help until the disease has begun to spread, but if detected at its earliest stage, the five year survival rate is more than 93%. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often subtle and easily confused with other ailments. The four most common symptoms are:

• Bloating • Pelvic or abdominal pain
• Urinary urgency or frequency
• Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly

There is no adequate screening test for ovarian cancer at this time which is one of the reasons why this cancer is discovered in later stages.

Talk to your doctor if symptoms last more than 2-3 weeks. You are your best advocate.

To learn more about Ovarian Cancer, please click here.

2017 Fall Foliage Prediction Map

Are you planning a trip to see fall colors? If you are, click on this detailed foliage prediction map of every county in the United States. Move the slider to the right to show a week-by-week prediction of best times to view fall foliage.

If you aren't planning a trip to see the beauty of fall colors, why not?

Video: "The Autumn Leaves" Nat King Cole

Elaine's Recipe of the Month
No-Bake Frozen Banana Pie

Elaine Dutton
2 bananas, sliced
½ cup powdered sugar
16 oz. mascarpone cheese
zest of 2 limes
1/8 tsp kosher salt
1 store-bought graham cracker crust

½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup whipped cream
1 banana, sliced

1. In a food processor, combine the bananas, powdered sugar, mascarpone, lime zest and salt and process until smooth.
2. Pour the banana-mascarpone mixture into the crust. Use the back of a spoon or an offset spatula to distribute the mixture in the crust.
3. Freeze for a minimum of 2 hours, or overnight.
4. For the topping: Toast the coconut flakes in a small pan, over medium high heat, until the edges are slightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Stay vigilant because coconut flakes brown very quickly.
5. Remove the pie from the freezer and top it with the whipped cream. Add a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes and the sliced bananas. Slice and serve.

Makes 6-8 Servings