Dear Heloise: Do you have the address to request a BIRTHDAY GREETING FROM THE PRESIDENT? My mother will be 85 years old, and I would like to request one for her. -- Lois, Via E-mail
Eighty-five years is certainly something to celebrate!
Although we printed the address last year, this is one of the most-often-asked questions that comes in. For anyone who would like to receive a greeting card from the president for the appropriate occasion, here is the information:
You can receive a greeting card for an 80th or older birthday, a 50th or over anniversary, or for a young adult earning an Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Award.
You will need to send in your request at least six weeks before the event. Be sure to include the complete name (or names), mailing address and what the occasion is.
Send your request to:
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500
Dear Heloise: Some co-workers and I have great uses for those socks that have lost their mates:
Keep one in your car as an emergency glove. You can use it to keep your hand warm while you scrape windows, in case you forget your gloves.
They make great dusting rags -- just slip one over your hand.
Keep one in the laundry room to collect loose change from your pockets.
You can also use one to store clothespins in the laundry room -- handy to hang up hand-washable hosiery and delicates. -- Lisa Teet, Omaha, Neb.
SEND A GREAT HINT TO:
P.O. Box 795000
San Antonio, TX 78279-5000
Dear Heloise: Another use for the over-the-door shoe holders is to hold children's mittens and scarves in winter. Use a clothespin to hang mittens on the outside of the pockets until they are dry. -- Bobbi Jome, Via E-mail
Dear Heloise: One of the pet peeves about winter clothing is that the large-department-store buyers do not consider the mild winter weather. Sweats, sweaters and other clothing items are so thick and heavy for our weather in Texas.
I realize that there are people who travel to colder climates, but I think more people come here for the milder winters than the opposite. How do we let buyers know these things? -- Connie Balmos, Castroville, Texas
You just told them! I agree with you -- I just can't see buying wool skirts and jackets with 100-degree temperatures during August in San Antonio. -- Heloise
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