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Penny Power’s First Paper: March 11th, 1981  

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Updated Each Week! Thumbs Up/Down From This Week’s Featured Year

2000

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To “insurance companies” who disregard your claim for months without payment. If the shoe were on the other foot, the policy holder would be cancelled for not paying premiums when due! Phone conversations are a joke. Business professionalism has gone out the door –including the definition of manners.

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To all who so faithfully contribute and support the local Food Pantry. Without your generosity, many more families would find it difficult to survive the times between jobs, or after disastrous misfortunes, such as fires, illness or weather-related losses. The need always continues and we stand ready to assist whenever possible. If you find yourself over-stocked for the Millennium, the Food Pantry of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Zion Hill is feeling the pinch after recent requests for help. Please contact the church office at ###-###-####.

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Thank you so much to the wonderful person or persons for donating the money for the Palisades High School marching band to purchase the new rain slickers that will protect their new uniforms. Thanks again to wonderful angels like you.

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To the students of Pfaff Elementary in Quakertown for the sunshine boxes they donated to Grand View Hospital. Your thoughtfulness “spread a little sunshine” on a very sick little girl’s hospital stay. And yes, even small children can make a big difference in the kind of world we live in. God Bless You All!

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To the several people who stopped for me when my car went down the embankment off of Rte. 663, especially the guy who drove me home. It’s good to know there are some caring people here in Quakertown.

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Farmer Walter’s 200 year old, 27 acre Tinicum spread, where folks can presently buy the very freshest of vegetables, is home to some of us pigs. The famous farm is located on River Road right next to a huge hole in the ground. A quarry. Coincidentally, well water on the farm is drying up, which mystery Farmer Walter has asked the Pennsylvania Bureau of Mines to investigate. Unfortunately, the Bureau seems somewhat (pardon the expression) pig-headed about doing anything. We pigs don’t understand, whenever a farmer’s aquifer is endangered through no fault of his own, ofttimes getting help is like whistling in the wind. Determined nevertheless, Farmer Walter intends to play his whistle-blowing tune before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who can make those responsible pay for damaging the earth’s delicate resources. We caring animals know, without healthy ground springs to feed Walter’s land, that it is quite possible, another beloved Bucks County farm might disappear forever. It could make a pig cry all the way home. Oink, Oink. The Supreme Porker.

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To whoever is approving all this tax-payer money to re-landscape Palisades! Let’s “Blow the Whistle” on this farce and face reality. Nobody wants to spend money to put the landscape back the way it was. That was a joke!

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Children are supposed to stand 15 feet back from the road at a bus stop. During snowy, icy days, they should not be on the edge of the road. Parents check out your kids. Cars, buses and trucks could slide and hit your child!

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To the reckless driver of the tan pickup hauling what appeared to be washer and dryer on Rt. 212 going into Richlandtown at 4:40pm on Thursday, January 27th. Not only did you pass me on a double line; but then you passed the truck in front of me on a double line and a snow covered curve. If you want to wrap yourself around a pole or end up in a ditch because the rest of us are doing the speed limit and are being cautious on snow covered roads, that’s your business; but don’t endanger the lives of me, my two children (both under 3) and the lives of those in the truck and the oncoming car!

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To the “Supreme Porker!” I too am suffering from a quarry depleting my aquifer. It’s about time the truth be heard. Let’s make quarries responsible for their actions. Signed, “The Man” on Ridge Road.

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To the mysterious stranger who plowed our long driveway on Ebert Road while we were at work last Monday and then vanished without a trace! We came home late, expecting to spend a grim evening scraping away at the crusted snow; but there was our driveway, flat as an airstrip and sparkling under the stars!

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To the woman who parks disrespectfully in the apartment building on Hellertown Avenue in Quakertown. You have one car in a rental garage on this property for which you pay a monthly charge, but you have a second car at your house, as I said. Stop knocking at my door when I am busy to move my car, when you really want to park behind my neighbor’s car. When you do park there, you park so no one can park correctly, you park so inappropriately. You don’t even live in this apartment building. So, take a hint and move your car! You should be more considerate of other people.

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To the nice couple who helped rescue our dog. It was a cold and snowy day and our dogs got out of our fence. You got out of your car to help. We got our dogs back and I am so happy. I am a 10-year-old boy and my dog is very valuable to me. I just wanted to thank you!

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To the people who allow their dogs to bark early in the morning, late at night or simply leave their dog outside to bark as much as it pleases. Not everybody’s schedule is the same as yours. A man’s home is not his castle when he can’t sleep or even relax because your dog is barking!

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To the person responsible for not only the destruction of the Landscape gift at Palisades, but for the disappearance of many expensive and healthy trees that were part of the original landscape and are nowhere to be found on campus. Someone is apparently profiting from those trees originally donated to the project.

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To the members of the Palisades School Board who are supporting refurbishing the destroyed landscape gift given by the class of 1996. They are truly aware of the district’s mission statement and have an understanding of the true concept of the issue and the depth and magnitude of the effect the decision to destroy the gift has had. We thank you.

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To all caring people, to preserve the open space, four facts were listed: Fact five: We have a population explosion. In 1900 there were approximately 7 million people. In 2000 there is approximately 270 million people. In 2100 there would be approximately 540 million people. Blame the population explosion on Adam and Eve and their children. Solve that problem. Those who want to preserve open space use their money, not tax money, being taxed enough. Do not build in my backyard. I need open space. Life is not always fair.

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To the 3 guys who pushed my gray Honda out of the snow in my drive on Old Bethlehem Rd. a few weeks ago. I was trapped in my car, half into the street. They saved me from a sure disaster had I been broadsided. Thanks again to my roadside rescuers! (Thumbs down to PennDOT who plowed me in 3 times in one day).

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To every postal employee who has ever handled Penny Power. Thanks for a job well done. A special thank you to those carriers who will be delivering this issue –it will be a huge job –literally. At times we all moan about mail delivery, but we are really lucky we have such dedicated people who do a great job day in and day out. The next time you see your carrier thank him/her for making our world operate smoothly.

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To the farmer in East Rockhill who dumps his cow manure in the guise of “fertilizing.” Turn it under! We are the ones who have to deal with the horrendous explosion of flies you create by not turning in the manure. How would you like to have literally thousands of flies swarming your home and vehicles on beautiful spring and summer days? We don’t like to have to hide in our house, because they’re in there too. There are children to consider, flies carry disease! Have some consideration for the nearby residents. Turn it under or dump it somewhere else. Thank you.

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To the mailbox vandals who get fun out of damaging our mailboxes. It’s no fun for an elderly person to have the trouble and expense of replacing our boxes. I would never have stooped so low when I was a young man. There are better things to do than making life miserable for others. What would your parents think of their son if they knew what you are doing late at night?

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It’s impossible for we pigs to stay on a diet when the best maple syrup in Bucks County is available at Cynthia and Glen Hale’s popular Sugar Shack located on Headquarters Road in Tinicum. What makes the Hale’s roadside farm stand so special, is the delicious golden syrup they offer is tapped from their very own trees, is sold in beautiful bottles to the public on the honor system no less, with all proceeds being donated to local charities. We suggest everyone break their piggy banks for this hail effort that is 100% in the pink. Oink, oink, The Supreme Porker.

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To the very kind lady who came over to my car with her son outside Redner’s Market at Richland Mall Saturday morning, February 26th. Thank you for offering me the use of your cell phone to call police after someone side-swiped my car while I was in the store. It’s important to acknowledge there are many caring and good people in this world who take time to help.

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To apartment owners who do not allow cats. They are like children, they don’t do damage. How can we give up pets we’ve owned for years and years? All I have are my cats.

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To the members of the Palisades School Board who are in favor of ‘not’ supporting the absurd request of $20,000 to re-re-landscape the high school. They are truly aware of the taxpayers mission statement and have an understanding of the true concept of what looks nice in front of the school and the depth and magnitude that 150 trees and 100,000 weeds look like in front of the school and the decision to destroy this monstrosity before it attacked someone. We thank you, and we don’t use proper sentence structure either.

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Three cheers to all the caring people working to preserve open space in our beautiful Bucks County, and to those who realize that more open space preserved means less school taxes needed…a win-win situation for all the residents of Bucks County!

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To the people who fill the first warm breezes of spring with plastic smoke so awful you can’t open windows. Double thumbs down to Hilltown Township for not enforcing laws they already have.

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To the small group of parents and members of the Palisades Class of 96. We are really tired of your juvenile behavior and the untrue stories you have told. The front of our school looked like a jungle. Your class members never came back to pull a weed and didn’t care until somebody made a decision to do something about it. The trees and bushes that were still alive were dug out, not “ripped out” and moved to other parts of our campus; dead things were thrown away. This is a fact, we know because we are at the school everyday –where were you? It is time to “move on and grow up.” You are no longer children, you are adults, act like it! We don’t want our tax money used to pamper your childish behavior.

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To the farmer in East Rockhill who spreads his cow manure. What would we do without you! Your fertilizer helps support the food we eat. City folk who talk with their mouth and stomachs full should move back to the city if they don’t like the country atmosphere. This was and is an agriculture area which supplies our local grocery stores with many locally grown food products. We need you! Who was here first! Thank you for being here in the community! A local citizen!

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To the person or persons who felt it necessary to steal our neighbors Virgin Mary statute (sic) from their front lawn. You stole something very sacred on the Sabbath from a very nice older couple, who have lived in this development for about 30 years. You took her from them in the middle of the night, you can return her by the same way. If she is not returned by Sunday, I will give the police their biggest lead in this case. Please do the right thing and return her. By the way, how was the party?

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To the trash, moving, propane, stone and concrete trucks that speed down East Reliance Road in Telford. Especially in the morning and late afternoon when they are leaving and returning to their place of business. The speed limit is 35mph and mostly residential. With the weight of your trucks and cargo you could not stop even if you wanted to! You may work here but we live here! Please respect that!

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We were glad to see the snow disappear, but now we see all the trash along the roads again. Americans, take pride in your beautiful country and let’s clean up the trash! Be sure God will do His part and send forth the fresh green grass and flowers again. Encourage friends and neighbors to get together and pick up along the area highways. Route 309 is especially bad. We will all feel better. Do a great job!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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