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The Blessing of a Jovial Father

Posted on 06/6/2008

   Father’s Day is June 15.  Which naturally makes me think of my father.  What a happy man!  I don’t remember him being angry.  His face was always illuminated by a jovial smile.  So good natured.  He loved to play small practical jokes on his friends.  I liked to watch the reactions—mostly my father’s joy. 

   After Kelly and I moved to Illinois, Dad’s visits always included shopping at a novelty store.  He’d look for tricks like a glass with a small hole, so that when he served a friend a drink, a leak was sure to follow.

   He was always happy.  And people liked him.  Though he only had two years of high school, and the trade he knew was farming, Dad started a business in Gackle (North Dakota) selling International Harvester tractors and combines.  Farmers (customers) liked him because he was always fair and ready to help.  We lived very near the business and they knew they could knock on our door any time, if they needed parts, or repairs, or assistance.  Many stayed for dinner.

   He built the business because he genuinely wanted to help people, and he liked them.  Naturally, he earned trust.   

   Quite an inspiration for his daughter!  And, it’s turning out, for his grand and great-grand children.
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   May I suggest that a week of Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating is a terrific Father’s Day gift?
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   We are starting to receive more orders from the visually impaired.  Our Braille menus seem to be very welcome.  Perhaps you know someone who would benefit?  Here’s a helpful link.  www.horizons-blind.org
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   Our Lake Geneva distributor—Randi Rewoldt—reports that a diabetic husband and wife were her customers for a long time.  To save money—they theorized—the couple tried an experiment.  They spent a few weeks on their own, trying to duplicate Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.
   They discovered that they missed the convenience…and they spent more money than our price…at the grocery store…and eating out.   Also, according to Randi, they discovered that their blood sugars were “much more easily controlled” on our program.  
   They’re back with us.  And—in their own words—glad to have returned.   Welcome home.
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   In response to your comments regarding ingredients, let me stress that the label of each meal is correct.  It is best to read the ingredient list if you have an intolerance or allergy.  Despite some possible minor changes in ingredient detail, we continue to offer meals with calorie control, low cholesterol, sodium restriction, low fat, no hydrogenated oil, zero trans fat, no food dyes, no artificial sweeteners, no MSG, no high fructose corn syrup.
   If it’s bad to eat, it’s not on our plan.  We don’t want anything that threatens your health.  Neither do you.

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

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.

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