What About The Little Ones? - 12/11/13

  If you've got children, this will certainly hit home.  Keeping their little hands clean and away from their nose and mouth goes a long way toward keeping them healthy.  I had an orthodontist appointment today and met my wife and son for lunch afterward.

  So we didn't have to do it in the middle of lunch, we ran the little man to the restroom.  On the way out of course we washed his hands.  I couldn't help but wonder why all restaurants don't make it easier for little people to use thier facilities or wash their hands afterward.  Some restaurants and other public places put some thought into a young person's ability to do those things but I think it's the exception rather than the rule.

  All I'm suggesting is a little more forethought, maybe even a regulation based on the size of an establishment requiring a urinal a little person can reach without help and a sink low enough for them to wash their hands in without laying on an often wet countertop to wash their hands. 

  There are certainly bigger issues but some things just ought to be, and in my mind this is one of them.   

 

Get This

Last Update on October 24, 2014 09:09 GMT

COIN TOSS-MAYOR

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Usually, one flips a coin to determine things like who gets the ball first in a football game or who gets first dibs at the last slice of pie or something. But to settle an election? That's what happened in a small town high in the Peruvian Andes. Two candidates tied at the ballot box -- with each getting 236 votes in the municipal election. Peru's electoral law allows tie races to be decided by a coin toss. So the coin was tossed. And the winner -- Wilber Medina. His rival says he's cool with the results. It isn't known whether heads or tails carried the day -- and the election.

PUMPKINS-PIGS

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) -- It started as a potential case of pilfered pumpkins. But it turned out to be a windfall for a group of pigs. Foster's Daily Democrat in Somersworth, New Hampshire reports hundreds of pumpkins were reported stolen earlier week. The gourds had been set aside behind a school to be sold this weekend at a craft fair. The investigation didn't get far. Turns out a farmer spotted the pumpkins and asked a school worker if he could take them to feed his pigs. The school employee didn't know the pumpkins were being saved -- and the farmer took them. Police say the only ones that turned out happy in the whole episode -- are the hogs.

FIREWORKS-FUNERAL

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- When the fireworks burst in the air tomorrow night over Springfield, Missouri -- it won't be the Fourth of July -- but the last of James Carver. A Missouri funeral director will be bidding farewell to his dad -- by having his cremated remains mixed with fireworks -- and launched into the sky. Carver's father is the first to try the program by Greenlawn Funeral Homes. His son Jim is the funeral director -- and says the eight-minute fireworks display will be followed by a cookout and memorial celebration.

 
Advertise with us!

Should Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resign or be asked to resign by the President because of problems with the rollout of healthcare.gov and health care reform?

Yes
No
I Don't Know



Poll Results

25.83% Yes
25.54% No
48.61% I Don't Know

Talkers