NANTY GLO —
Teenagers? Give the “Grands” a “Battery Bouquet.” Fill a gift bag with Ds for flashlights, AAs or AAAs for remotes and gadgets, 9V for smoke alarms. The bag can hang somewhere convenient.
Want a HALO? Include home-made gift certificates for services ... grass-cutting, leaf-raking or smaller tasks ... checking that smoke alarm bi-yearly, car wash, planting a geranium.
Do not – I repeat – DO NOT resort to chias and fruitcakes!
And to my family and friends, be warned: If one of those Stepford parrots shows up at this house, I WILL have to hurt someone!
Michele Mikesic Bender is a Johnstown resident and a member of The Tribune-Democrat’s Readership Advisory Committee. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.