Debate goes on
YES. The rating codes are, for the most part,
ignored by both parents and theater management. The rating board, regardless of their
intentions, is superfluous.
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
NO. The movie ratings are almost always
right for the age group. They offer information about parental guidance and offer
YES. There needs to be more explanation of
NO. The rating system should only serve as
a beginning step, not a catchall to cover all
I’m writing to compliment you on the
wonderful, inspiring article about Jennifer
Adams [“Interior motives,” March 2014]. She
is a graduate of Heritage School of Interior
Design in Beaverton, Oregon.
Knowing her background and watching
her bloom has been so inspirational for our
students and graduates. I am so proud of all
our graduates, but Jennifer is special because
she has had so much to overcome. By now
you must realize she is as beautiful on the
inside as she is on the outside. I have directed
every graduate to Costco’s website to read this
article, and the feedback is wonderful.
Jan Springer, Director/Instructor
Heritage School of Interior Design
The story of Jennifer Adams and how she
turned her dreams into reality and created
her own interior-design business is inspirational. Women the world over are doing this
thanks to small loans from micro-finance
groups. Even better, thousands of these
women are taking themselves out of poverty,
thanks to these loans. Like Ms. Adams, they
are inspiring others with their success.
Leader of the pacs
I have been meaning to write and let you
know how wonderful your Kirkland
Signature™ laundry pacs are. Your Buyer's
Pick review [March 2014] left out a few of the
main reasons that we purchase them.
I am a very busy mom of five. Knowing
that the kids are not ruining the washer and
using way too much detergent and wasting
detergent is wonderful, and knowing that they
do an amazing job on the laundry is great, but
the fact that my special-needs son can do his
own laundry without help is awesome.
The pacs are so convenient to use and
In response to the March
Debate, “Should we
rethink the rating system
for television and film?”
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allow him the freedom to do laundry unsu-
pervised! I also think that a senior who
may lack strength and a steady hand would
Moving movie family
My husband of 56 years and I were so
happy to see the focus on the film Nebraska in
The Connection [“Second act,” March 2014].
We have three wonderful sons, and sometimes I wish that we could make a movie of
how very lucky we are to have sons and their
families that make us so very proud!
Thank you for focusing on a father/son
Getting a leg up on pain
The March 2014 Costco Connection article
on identifying your leg pain [“A leg to stand
on”] was informative. There is another ailment
that affects millions of Americans that goes
undiagnosed due to its sneaky symptoms and
can lead to a stroke or heart attack: Peripheral
Arterial Disease or PAD. Some of the muscle
groups affected are the hip, buttock, thigh, feet
and calf (the most common). Cramps and/or
pain are the most common indicators, leading
to less walking, which ends up being counterproductive to overcoming PAD.
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