8 The Costco Connection MAY 2017
DEBATE GOES ON
In response to the April debate, “Are we ready for
NO Any species advanced enough to reach us
would likely see our backwardness as reason
enough to, at best, avoid us.
YES We are ready since we are an evolved society
with progressive technology and medicine.
YES I’m pretty sure I saw a Martian at the
Teterboro [N.J.] Costco waiting in line for samples
... and then later eating a brisket sandwich.
All hail Costco’s outdoor furniture!
My wife and I bought a five-piece set of patio
furniture from Costco with the same “all-weather
woven resin wicker” composition that I see in the
current magazine for the Santa Fe and San Marino
lines [“The great outdoors,” March 2017].
I don’t usually get impressed enough with
patio furniture to tell a company about it, but the
way it weathered the recent severe storms in the
Dallas area had me astounded. Our area got hit
with golf-ball-size hail. Our neighborhood saw
cars with smashed windows and pockmarks,
skylights and windows broken, and almost everyone’s roof on our street needs to be replaced.
It was the northwest side of our house that
took a beating. Screens ripped, wood fence damaged, weather stripping cracked, gutters severely
Our Costco patio furniture was on that same
side of the house, and as I cleaned up the mess
the next morning I was amazed to see that the
wicker furniture didn’t have even the smallest
nick or scratch. My neighbors were amazed as
well, given the amount of damage we all have seen
to items you would consider to be much stronger
We have always liked the look and easy-to-clean aspects of our Costco patio furniture, but I
guess the adjective of “bulletproof” needs to be
added to the list!
—Steven and Paige Browne, Dallas, Texas
Reading to toddlers
“Quick tips for reading to toddlers” [“Reading
ready,” April 2017] missed an important point. I
learned from a wise college professor that reading
to toddlers should always be done slowly. They are
just learning ho w to form words and put together
sentences. Fast reading just confuses them.
—Gerry Gilberg, St. Louis, Missouri
As a retired kindergarten teacher, I was happy
to see Mary Barberio’s “Reading ready” article.
It is never too soon to start! To develop comprehension skills, take time as you read to your child
to ask them questions about the story and what
they think might happen next.
—Jerri Ellen Sheeler, Southport, North Carolina
Fido’s oral care
When we first rescued our 15-pound Shih Tzu–
schnauzer mix, I found it difficult to brush his
teeth with a manual toothbrush—what a hassle
[“Caring for your dog’s pearly whites,” April 2017].
So I used my extra Sonicare toothbrush (from
Costco), and it didn’t take him long to adapt. How
much easier and thorough it was. Just let the
Sonicare toothbrush do the job. He lies on his side
with his head on a rolled pillow for two minutes,
rolls over to the other side for another two and
—Michael Ouellette, Lakebay, Washington
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