Posted on 09/26/2008
As another harvest time nears in the American Midwest, I am reminded of the many I have known in the 76 years of my wonderful life. In particular, I am remembering the barn dances of my teenage years. As you may know, I grew up in Gackle, North Dakota, where barn dances were rites of fall, held after the crops were taken from the fields and safely tucked away.
Barn dances were also called sunrise dances, because—big surprise—they continued until the sun came up. Nobody ever died from lack of sleep, you know. Well, at least not directly.
We danced all night—usually to the music of a single accordion in the hayloft. Everyone had energy to burn. We never drank alcohol. We never even thought about drinking it.
We girls preferred to go to a sunrise dance without dates. We did not want to be there with a boyfriend, because then we couldn’t dance with all the other boys.
Maybe if I had known Kelly then.
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The above paragraphs are taken in part from my book, “The Seattle Sutton Solution”, from a page I turned to while thinking about the coming of this year’s harvest. So much of life is based on the rhythms of planning and preparing the gathering of food.
Well, of course! If we don’t eat, we don’t live. And if we don’t eat healthy, we won’t live healthy—at least not for long.
So perhaps it is wise to think of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating as a kind of personal harvest—one in which we do the planning, gathering, and preparation for you. That being the case, when you place an order with us, your harvest work is done…so feel free to have a sunrise dance whenever you want.
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Speaking of life in small towns, I’m glad that Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating is providing after-school snacks twice a month for the children attending the Marseilles Elementary After School Program. Next week I’m going to meet those young students. I’m really looking forward to it.
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Once in a while, I have an opportunity to mention my friend Amanda Crowder in one of my blogs. What a pleasure! She’s the bright young woman successfully battling anorexia. Her best weapon! Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating. Well, guess what. She’s winning that fight.
Amanda has been on our meals program for 25 weeks now. Since she orders our meals as part of our wellness program, she has qualified for a $100 wellness incentive bonus. That’s good—especially in today’s troubled economy. Even more important for me is that her “eating health” has been re-established.
I also learned recently that Amanda is interested in becoming a distributor! Wouldn’t that be great? I hope the right situation develops so she can join us.
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If you’re in Kansas City Saturday morning and planning to attend the “Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes” event, please look for our booth. Our KC distributors and franchise people will be there to discuss Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating benefits for diabetics. We’ll have plenty of true and useful information. So many diabetics have reaped lasting benefits by eating our meals.
Oh yes…be sure and ask for a piece of our unparalleled Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating strawberry bread. Our treat.
She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.