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In response to Roy McCutcheon’s comment in last week’s Reader’s Forum, Beth wrote:
In his letter regarding baseball, Roy McCutcheon stated that he was paid $20 per hour to take phone calls and type. Would it be possible, Roy, for you to tell us what company you worked for, in case we want to try doing this type of work?
In response to Feature Writer Alena Roberts – Fleksy: Creating a New Way to Type, Richard wrote:
I am writing this using Fleksy. This really does take typing to a new level with the on screen keyboard.
In response to Feature Writer John Christie – Carroll Centre Adds Zumba to Their Summer Program, Jean wrote:
Not only have I attended Zumba classes, I am legally blind and teach Zumba Gold in Brenda, AZ. I have taken 2 training classes, Zumba Basic and Zumba Gold. I asked the instructor via email if there would be someone to help me understand the steps and she said there would be.
I love Zumba Gold and the flexibility I have with the dance steps and my choices of dances. My students seem to love it. I strongly recommend trying it if you like to exercise.
In response to Feature Writer Lynne Tatum – I Am Not Amused, Stephen wrote:
I also have grown not to like scary rides, but love the water rides and if you want a water park adventure of your lifetime, visit the Wisconsin Dells which is a town and all they have are water parks. www.wisconsindells.com
In response to Feature Writer Lynne Tatum – I Am Not Amused, Carole wrote:
I rode my first roller coaster when I was eight and was immediately hooked. I enjoy just about any amusement ride, but none can rival a giant roller coaster. Excitement builds as the coaster makes the long, slow climb to the top of the hill, pauses briefly, then plunges wildly into space. It soars, drops, twists, turns, and sometimes stands you on your head. The adrenaline rush is incredible. I feel free, fearless, wild with joy. I celebrated my fiftieth birthday by riding at least a dozen different coasters at Cedar Point Amusement Park.
As I age, it’s harder to persuade anyone to ride with me. I haven’t ridden for three years. My granddaughters and I are separated by a thousand miles. My husband used to ride with me, but at some point he decided that tumbling, spinning, flying through the air, and getting dizzy just wasn’t fun anymore. I am now retired and preparing to celebrate a significant birthday. I’d love to return to Cedar Point and check out the roller coasters, but perhaps I’d better just eat some cake and remember the thrill of those exhilarating, crazy rides.
In response to Sally’s previous request regarding canvas crafts, Jeannette wrote:
When I attempted to work with plastic canvas, I thought I had done quite well. However, a friend told me I had missed a few holes. I tried again and did much better. If I want a design on something like a heart or star, I pick up that shape or cut one. I place it on the canvas and anchor it down with yarn. At that point, I take yarn and outline the design with a yarn needle. Then I cut the yarn that is holding the pattern and put it away. Then I fill in the design. Depending on what weight of yarn you are using, fill all the holes with the yarn. Some people are good in free handing the design. Use different colors to form the design. It is necessary to count the holes. I do this by using yarn needle to count each hole. By using these ideas, you can make a very pretty piece of work. I have been totally blind since 1950. If you want to, email the editor and ask for my contact information. I would be glad to visit with you.
A Ziegler reader,