Frosty mornings are a Christmas gift

God Bless America

What’s in a name?

An Arkansas couple, Justin and Jordan Garton, are foodies who are taking their love of pasta to a new level, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].  They’ve announced that they will name their first-born baby girl, who is due in December, after their favorite Italian restaurant: the Olive Garden.  They wanted it to be a “subtle” homage, so the child will be named Olivia Garton.

Commuting to work can be a hassle

When temperatures drop below freezing, drivers face the danger of skidding on icy roads.  However, on a recent frigid morning in the U.K. recently, commuters discovered there was more to fear than the ice, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].  Police throughout England reported that the country’s car thieves were out in droves.  In fact, car owners who popped indoors while their motors were running to de-ice their windshields were calling in to report car thefts at an alarming rate of one every five minutes.  It is difficult, at best, to “hot wire” new cars; you need a key.  As one wag put it: “to car thieves, frosty mornings are a Christmas gift.”

Holiday spirit

They really get into the holiday spirit in New Jersey, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].  A woman bound for home ran out of gas on the Interstate there.  She was short on cash but a homeless man saw she was in trouble and walked to a nearby gas station to purchase fuel with his last $20.  So moved was the driver that she started a campaign to help her down-on-his-luck benefactor, presenting him with no less than $60,000 in hopes of getting him back on his feet again.  Meanwhile, a Secret Santa elsewhere in New Jersey ponied up more than $10,000 to pay for the toys on lay-away plans of strangers.  He also shelled out another $2,000 to buy items he then donated to the charity, Toys for Tots.