It’s not too late to learn
Updated: January 16, 2012 8:33AM
Winter is a season of reflection, and this time of year, many young adults tend to regret not continuing their education, especially as they see friends in school or returning for winter breaks.
For those thinking “coulda-woulda-shoulda,” your situation may actually be a blessing in disguise. Instead of waiting for the next academic year to roll around, take action to kick off your career plans right now.
Classroom study is not the only way to learn. Get a jump-start on your peers with an internship for the winter months. Internships are a great way to discover if a particular career is right (or wrong) for you.
Also, consider schools with flexible enrollment. Many schools, including ours, offer enrollment year-round instead of traditional semesters.
Finally, use this in-between time to learn about potential careers using all the resources around you – including books, online research or networking with people in your desired field.
Regardless of the path you choose, remember that it’s YOU that decides your future, not the calendar.
Jeanette Prickett, President
The story of the ‘Christmas Pickle’
No one really knows where the story of the Christmas Pickle was started, some say Germany, others say Holland, and even perhaps in the United States. I know where it all started, it was a Luxembourg American Greenhouse owner, on the north side of Chicago!
The year was 1840, the process of pickling a cucumber and turning it into a pickle was just invented, this made all the greenhouse owners very happy because now they could preserve their pickles and not have to rush them to market. Well it was not long and the pickle business was off and running, but how would they promote the pickle?
Because the pickle could now be served in winter time why not make it a Christmas treat for the young and old, and what better then to hide a pickle in the Christmas Tree, the first young person to find it would receive an extra present, and the first older person to find it would receive “Good Luck”, for the following year!
Today, we can see how well it all went! So remember, if you see a Christmas Pickle in a Christmas Tree, you need not wonder why.
Late director lit spark in theater
An era ended this week in Skokie with the death of Ed Berger, the longtime director of the Devonshire Players.
Ed was the spark plug who started directing plays and revues many years ago and gave us an opportunity to enjoy laughter and music at least four times a year and sometimes more often. He was honored a year or so ago by the Village for his efforts and his desire to bring enjoyable performances to Skokie at a reasonable cost.
Unfortunately the last few years of his life were sadly tragic for him because he became blind and suffered dementia for quite a few years.
I believe he was 92 when he passed away. We owe him a lot for his efforts and I hope the Village fathers and the Park District will let his name not been forgotten in some way. May I suggest that it might be nice if the room at
Devonshire where he put on his performances were renamed in his memory.
Robert C. Morgen, Skokie