Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Book Sale is Coming! The Book Sale is Coming!

The Stevens Point Area Retired Teachers’ Association (SPARTA) will hold its spring book sale on the following dates at the Children’s Museum Building, 1100 Main St., Stevens Point.

Wednesday, April 25, noon to 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 26, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, April 27, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The sale contains more than 10,000 books. Most books are $1 or less. Children's books are 25 cents for softcover and 50 cents for hardcover. The fiction room contains hardcover and paperback fiction, and the Children's, Parenting, Teacher Materials, Large Print and Classics sections. Books across the hall in the nonfiction room are sorted into categories and this sale contains a large collection of Dungeons&Dragons and Star Wars books that can be found in the Priced area and CDs, tapes, albums, sheet music, individual DVDs and series, VHS tapes, and books on tape. Books in the Priced Area are $3 and up.

There will be a bag sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the cost of the first bag $10 and additional bags $5 apiece.

The profits are used for scholarships and grants to community organizations.

For more information, call Nancy at 715-344-2598.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Another Eileen Tours Special!

Once again, Eileen has lined up a special trip for us. Join us for a great trip to Cedarburg and Port Washington this July 18 .  There will be a meal, entertainment, good company, and other surprises.  Cost is $70.   For reservations, call Eileen at 715-341-5571 or email her at


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Sorry for the Absence

Can't believe it's been a month since a new posting.  Been busy reworking the membership database.  A good way to loose your mind.

Missing Kurt Vonnegut

From the website Hullabaloo:

A good time to remind ourselves why he was…well…Kurt Vonnegut:

“Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies---‘God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’ ”

“Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.”

“I was once asked if I had any ideas for a really scary reality TV show. I have one reality show that would really make your hair stand on end: ‘C-students from Yale.’”

"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Mafia."

“It’s perfectly ordinary to be a socialist. It’s perfectly normal to be in favor of fire departments.”

I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”

“Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.” 

The Science Teacher in Me Weeps

From the website Pharyngula at

It’s all just a social construct, man

You just have to think about it.

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