Posted on 08/19/2008
My daughter Ruth had a transcontinental couple of days last week. On Sunday, she drove ten hours to Clemson University in South Carolina and moved her daughter Leah into her third-floor apartment in one-hundred degree weather. Ruth took a plane back to Chicago on Monday and the next day flew to the University of Colorado at Boulder with her daughter Kayla. In Boulder, she moved Kayla out of one third floor apartment into another in a different building. The next day she flew home to resume her Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating duties. I asked her how she felt about being home. Her answer was sweet and succinct: “I’m glad.” Of course you are, Ruth.
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Sunny Reardon, a distributor in Indianapolis, reports that one of her customers topped Ruth’s mileage. Sunny’s client, who moved to Singapore at the beginning of the summer, has twin sons heading to college this fall.
Unfortunately, our Home Delivery service doesn’t extend as far as Singapore.
So when our Singapore healthy eating adherent flew back to Indianapolis to help her boys make the collegiate transition, guess what? You’re right! She called Sunny and ordered Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating for her week back home in Indiana.
“Now that’s what I call a success story,” Sunny said, “all the way from Singapore with Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating on her mind.”
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A reader asked about our servings of Tilapia. As you know, we serve Tilapia once every five weeks. The FDA recommends avoiding certain kinds of fish that contain high levels of mercury, but Tilapia is not on their list.
However, unacceptable levels of mercury have been found in Tilapia that comes from China. Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating does not use Chinese Tilapia.
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My daughter Sarah and I would like to thank Cindy Loftus, who works for WGN radio in Chicago, for the fine service she gives Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.
Cindy works hard for all her clients, I’m sure, and they should be grateful. I know we are! She always is on the look-out for ways to help us communicate our mission—and the benefits of our meals. She is especially helpful when our customers tell their success stories on WGN.
Recently a fellow—Brian—came to WGN in order to tape his Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating testimonial. His wife accompanied him. Cindy had the wonderful idea to have the wife tell Brian’s story from a spouse’s perspective—all the changes she has seen as a result of his eating our meals.
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At a Cubs game in early August, Cindy arranged for Sarah’s mother-in-law to have a special treat. Ms. Loftus introduced Priscilla to one of her heroes—the famous Ron Santo. The meeting made my daughter’s husband’s mother so happy that she cried. Isn’t it peculiar how positive emotions can generate happy tears?
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Speaking of testimonials, here’s a personal letter I received from someone I’ll call Harold, in order to protect his privacy:
“Dear Ms. Sutton:
“I was a client of yours several years ago. I had been diagnosed with cancer and was living alone. Having your meals delivered to me was a life saver. I was unable to have the strength to prepare a proper meal, let alone go to the grocery store. My friends and I really do believe that your meals helped save my life and got me through the worst part of my cancer ordeal.
“The oncologist gave me less than two years to live. That was seven years ago and I am doing very fine and the incurable cancer seems to have gone in complete remission. Although I am sure the chemotherapy and treatments assisted me in getting better, your company was a life saver for me. I just wanted to send this letter and thank you for being there when I really needed your services.”
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.