Satur-deja Vu

What is this world coming to? I don’t know about you but this might have been the last day of my Best Buy training. Welcome to this week’s Deja Vu.

I have a friend that’s still a fan of Tab. His mother was diabetic so as a kid growing up this was always in the refrigerator. Tab was introduced by Coca-Cola in 1963 after the success of Diet Rite, the first sugar free soda on the market produced by Royal Crown (as in RC Cola). Times are not what they used to be and the soft drink market has been in decline for a few years. 2020 hasn’t been kind to any business unless you’re Home Depot. Coca-Cola is cutting the number of brands they offer in half and laying off 4,000 employees. Tab is one of several products that will disappear and it’s not just soda. Disanni could get the ax as well as other “hydration” products offered by Coca-Cola.

Speaking of things disappearing, none of the Charlie Brown holiday specials will air on network television this year. The Peanuts Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas specials will stream exclusively on Apple+TV although I have heard rumors that you can watch them for free even if you’re not a subscriber. Lots people complaining on social media that it just won’t be the same so I don’t know if this will help Apple gain subscribers to their streaming service or just make people hate them more. (Have you heard that iPhone 12 will not come with a charger or earbuds?)

How about some good news? I hear you.

Donations are still coming in but this year’s virtual Hunger Walk is projected to bring in between $2,000 and $2,500. That’s not as good as last year but between the pandemic, unemployment and everything else we are very thankful to those individuals, churches and businesses that chose to contribute. Every dollar will be divided equally between four local food banks. Promotion and administration costs come out of the Alliance budget (and all Alliance members are volunteers).

October is Pastor Appreciation month. I put two selfies together to get this picture of our family being treated to Cracker Barrel by these ladies from Unity Baptist Church. If you haven’t done anything for your pastor yet it’s not too late… he probably wouldn’t mind being appreciated in November even.

Bought a new microwave this week. This 1.6 cubic ft. 1100 watt model from Magic Chef was $99.98 at Home Depot. I told you they were doing well. I checked at Walmart just to make sure I made the right decision and yes, I did. Walmart had a Panasonic 1100 watt microwave that was only 1.3 cu. ft. (smaller) and priced at $109 (more money). That’s my hot buying tip for the week. You’re mileage may vary.

This is a recent pic I took on a hike this week. Friends on Facebook may recognize this as my cover image. In years past we’ve encouraged readers to share their fall pics with us but no one ever has.

Happy Monday, Bible Study: Hebrews 10 and iMonk Radio Podcast #110 were all published on The Master’s Table. iMonk Radio was one day late but that’s an improvement over last week.

Some Christians go all in at Halloween while others do Trunk R Treat at their church and use it as an opportunity for evangelism. Some Christians abstain from everything Halloween and encourage others to do likewise. If you’re in that last camp, probably want to steer clear of the upcoming Happy Monday. We’ll see the rest of you then. Enjoy the weekend.

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