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NO. For over 20 years I was a swimming referee. I worked all levels of competition,
[including] USA Swimming, NCAA, high
school, recreational league and Special
Olympics. Our young athletes are smarter
than we give them credit for. Virtually without exception, they knew the difference
between an award given for participation and
one they earned and cherished. So who valued the participation awards? The parents.
Columbus, North Carolina
YES. As a kid without a lot of talent, who
participated in group sports, I really appreciated a little something to show for my efforts
on the team. I never received the “big” individual trophies, but always felt I was appreciated on the team.
Bring home the bacon
My love affair with bacon started when I
was a child. With age has come high blood
pressure, and doctors’ orders to cut the salt.
Costco to the rescue [“Achin’ for bacon,”
August issue]! Ever since that diagnosis, I’ve
been able to purchase low-sodium bacon
(conveniently located adjacent to the regular
bacon) at my friendly neighborhood Costco:
lean bacon of very high quality, priced fairly.
What more can a bacon lover ask?
Connection readers start young
After breakfast this morning, our
17-month-old son reached over and grabbed
the latest edition of The Costco Connection
lying on the table and immediately started
very seriously “oooh-ing” and “aaah-ing” over
all the great advertising (while drinking his
morning coffee—just kidding!). He especially
liked a truck he saw in there, but I told him he
would have to wait several more years! Ha-ha!
Lydia and Mike Donovan
Deerfield Township, Michigan
August edition to the rescue
My three great-granddaughters, ages 4
and under, are visiting us from Kansas. I
always send them off with a take-home gift to
have on the long plane ride. Imagine my
delight when I read, in the Kids’ Pick!, that you
now carry plush animals that are cloth books
and play lullabies. Each of my little sweethearts will have a different one to cuddle with
on the trip home. The Costco Connection
solved my problem!
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