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My 5-year-old son immediately assumed
that [the August issue] was his when he saw it
on the counter. He insisted on taking it to
school to show his teacher and all his friends.
—Jaime Krupp, Caledonia, Michigan
Clothing from Costco
What a perfect clothes article in this
month’s Costco Connection [“Clothes lines,”
During a recent visit to my dermatologist,
I commented on his shirt.
He proudly said, “Costco. I buy all my
clothes at Costco. This way, if something spills,
I am not ruining some expensive designer shirt.”
In fact, at holiday time, his sta; buys him
Costco gift cards. Now, that is a loyal member!
—Maureen Pieta, Chicago, Illinois
Regarding the article “Reading for life,”
August 2018, something that I have done suc-
cessfully is, when one of my grandchildren is
given a book to read for a school project, I also
read the book. We then have discussions
about the storyline, etc., basically like a book
club. Not only does this give me a chance
to interact with my grandchildren, they
appreciate that I am taking an interest in
their school projects.
—Jan Cowan, San Diego, California
Fighting the flu
I am a nurse practitioner and an advocate
of vaccines—especially the flu vaccine [“Flu
season is coming,” August 2018]. However,
please do not suggest to the public that taking antiviral medications for the flu is the only
step in being “flu-ready.” Prevention and good
hand hygiene are the best suggestions for
taking positive steps for public health.
Covering your cough and washing your
hands often can help stop the spread of
germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like
the flu. Also, be aware of shared keyboard
usage and use a germicide wipe across the
keyboard or mouse.
—Erika Bruce, San Leandro, California
We were very amused to read in Peter
Greenberg’s column [“Fall stars,” August 2018]
that one finds the swap meet at Aloha
Stadium “ 8 miles inland from Honolulu.” The
stadium is virtually across the road from Pearl
Harbor, hardly a location normally described
—Deborah Day Emerson, Kapolei, Hawaii
Editor: A better description would have been
“ 8 miles from downtown Honolulu.”
I wanted to share that the article “The
high cost of higher education,” [August 2018]
was really well done and very informative for
parents. The information was accurate and
easy to understand.
—Bob Haegele, Scottsdale, Arizona