I am a stickler for good spelling. I know I slip up at times, but I try to always use spellcheck on everything. It bothers me no end that well educated folks do not know the difference between ‘there, their, and they’re.’ Nor do they know that ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ are not the same word! I think most times when I get to feeling like I know so much, the good Lord will bring me down a peg or two. Which is exactly what He did when I read this information the other day:
Mantle– (n.)a layer, a veil. A responsibility, veneer, or façade.
Mantel – (n.)a chimney piece or decorative fireplace screen.
I had no idea. Really. How have I lived all these years and not known this. I knew there were two definitions, but I thought they were spelled the same…m.a.n.t.l.e. I just never even thought about it being 2 different spellings! So, there you go! I’m not nearly as smart as I thought I was. And, for those of you who use ‘your’ in the place of ‘you’re’…I’m sorry for thinking bad of you. But, really, you should know that…it’s used all the time!
A few pictures of the Fall Festival at our church this week.
Here’s my friend, Tyler, with Candy Corn on his face. He had a cross on the other side.
Do you recognize this little ‘bumbly bee’ ? That’s right…it’s Lucy Jane!
And, now a few facts you may enjoy knowing about Halloween candy.
Average spent in each household on candy for trick or treating……$40.00
Amount spent nationwide on Halloween candy……………..$2.5 billion
Candy most given out…..Mini Snickers.
Candy trick or treaters most wish to receive……Mini Snickers, Single Reeses cup, Mini M&M’s;
Each year, 20 million pounds of candy corn are produced.
In the business of candy sales, Christmas sales are #1, Halloween sales are #2.
THIS GOES UNDER THE COLUMN…I COULDN’T CARE LESS:
The healthiest candies (just in case some of the candy happens to fall out of their bag and they won’t eat it and you don’t like to let perfectly good candy go to waste) are:
1. P-Nut M&M’s……………2. 3 Musketeers Bar………………3. Junior Mints or Peppermint Patty
So, in case you care…this little chart will show you just how much damage you are doing…
…even at Halloween !