Thanks to all the kids and parents who came by Omaha Emergency Dental on Monday, Nov. 1 for the Halloween Candy buy back, sponsored by Michael Obeng, DDS. We paid out $95 and gave toothbrushes to kids who brought in their treats and sold them for $1 a pound.
But the fun wasn’t limited to the kids. Throughout the day, adults stopped by the office at 84th and Center streets to drop off their candy just so the troops could have more treats. That added another 36 pounds of candy, bringing the total to about 131 pounds.
Thanks to author Anne Rice on Facebook, I found a great quote in a great column by Gail Collins of The New York Times. Her column is about the 90-year anniversary this month of women getting the right to vote.
She points out in the column that behind the suffrage celebration was “a 70-year slog” of people taking risks, rallying support, changing minds. And getting the last final vote from a 24-year-old Representative who decided that he had to obey his mama and change his vote. (Really.)
As I write this blog entry today, Aug. 21, I celebrate the second anniversary of the day I decided to start my own business. Because of that, I especially appreciate this wonderful quote from Ms. Collins’ column: