Frank Myers Auto Maxx - April 2012 Newsletter


Published on - Enjoy the April 2012 edition of The Good Life, the official newsletter of Frank Myers Auto Maxx. Frank Myers Auto is the premier Winston Salem used car dealer who specializes in helping people find, qualify for and own the vehicle of their dreams...even with less than perfect credit.

Frank Myers Auto is located at 4200 North Patterson Avenue in Winston Salem, NC 27105. Call them at 336-767-3432.

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Frank Myers Auto Maxx - April 2012 Newsletter

  1. 1. A Free Family Resource Courtesy Of Frank Myers Auto Maxx Your Automotive Transportation & Financing Experts | 336-767-3432 | This Month Gel-otology? No Joke! It’s National Humor Month by Michael R Mantell, PH D In History Source: National-Humor-Month/ April 2011 is the 35th anniversary of Na- and turn on Saturday Night Live? Well,2- 1982 - The Falkland tional Humor Month. Founded in 1976 if you believe the research, “A cheerful by humorist and author Larry Wilde, Di- heart does good like a medicine, but aIslands War began as Ar- rector of the Carmel Institute of Humor, broken spirit makes one sick,” then yougentina invaded a British the aim of this program is to just might reach for the remote con-colony (ended in June promote the value of humor in trol and get ready to laugh your way improving health and enrich- to a healthier sense of wellness.1982). ing the quality of life. Did you know that adults laugh “There ain’t much fun in medi- about 15 times a day while chil-2- 1805 - Fairy tale au- cine, but there’s a heck of a lot dren laugh hundreds of times athor Hans Christian Ander- of medicine in fun,” said Josh day? As we mature, or at least as Billings who lived in the late we grow older, life’s issues cansen was born in Odense, 1800s. In a 1985 National Safety News seem mighty overwhelming. NationalDenmark. article, “Laughter Could Really Be the Humor Month, and the growing body of Best Medicine,” one psychiatrist posited research on laughter, is telling us not to that laughter could be the simplest and take it all so seriously, to laugh much3- 1860 - In American surest way to reduce stress and improve more, and we will be better able to dealWest, the Pony Express ser- physical and mental health. with it all. Humor therapy, laughter ther- apy, laughter meditation, laughter yogavice began from St. Joseph, You will recall in “Anatomy of an Ill- and laughter clubs can teach us how toMissouri. ness” that the late Norman Cousins, per- deal. haps more than most, popularized the value of humor and showed us how he Mark H. McCormick, author of What6- 1896 - After a break of laughed his way to better health. He They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Busi- called laughter “internal jogging.” ness School, once said, "Laughter is the1500 years, the first Olym- most potent, constructive force for dif-pics of the modern era was Whether you use a) puns, b) exaggera- fusing business tension. If you can point tion, c) surprise, d) silliness, or e) put- out what is humorous or absurd about aheld in Athens, Greece. downs, the five types of humor that pro- situation or confrontation, you will be fessional humorists describe, you can guaranteed the upper hand."26 - 1785 - Known for his alleviate stress, reduce depression and enhance mood, and even increase ac- Wilde offers these three tips to use hu-drawings of N. American tivity of immune cells like T-cells that mor to relieve stress in your life:birds, artist attack tumors and viruses. Laughter has been shown to improve antibody ac- 1. Take a humor break& naturalist tivity, exercise muscles and lungs, oxy- 2. Laugh at yourselfJohn J. genate blood, and improve digestion. Research at the University of Maryland 3. Create a funny file all your ownAudubonborn this 4 Medical Center has shown that con- stantly laughing may also help prevent heart disease. Voltaire said, “The art of medicine con- sists of keeping the patient amused whileday. nature heals the disease.” Wonder what Is it time to put down the chicken soup insurance he takes?“We Specialize In Helping Individuals & Families Find, Qualify For And Own The Vehicle Of Their Dreams With Little Or No Money Down Even With Less Than Perfect Credit.”
  2. 2. Creating a Bird-Friendly Backyard Interesting Facts (and Front Yard Too!) You Never Knew By the National Gardening Association, Source: One of the most re- and protection from predators warding aspects of gar- and bad weather, as are thorny dening is creating a deciduous shrubs. Your state Ex- landscape that not only tension Service, local Master Gar-delights our eyes and gives us deners program, and local Audu-space for recreation and relaxa- bon Society chapter often havetion, but welcomes in a wide vari- good information on selectingety of birds in as well. A garden bird-friendly native plantsfilled with the sounds and sights adapted to Did you know…. The first cityof birds is one that offers an extra your specific to reach 1 million people wasdimension of pleasure and its part of thebenefits go beyond the joy of country. London.sharing space with such beautifuland interesting neighbors. A bird- 3. Replacefriendly garden benefits the envi- Some Lawn Did you know…Sound travelsronment as a whole and has with Perenni- three times faster through waterfewer pests, thanks to insect eat- als and Grasses than in birds. Here are ten sugges- Converting a portion of your lawntions for ways to make your land- to more bird-friendly plantingsscape a haven for feathered will provide nourishment to birdsfriends. and decrease the amount of Did you know...The expres- mowing (with its attendant noise sion “to get fired” comes from1. Select a Variety of and air pollution) you need to long, long ago… When clansFood Plants spend time doing. Entice hum- wanted to get rid of their un-Choose berry and seed mingbirds to your garden withproducing trees and brightly colored, tubular flowers wanted people without killingshrubs to provide a banquet for such as bee balm, cardinal flower, them used to burn their houses.birds throughout the seasons. A and columbines. Provide seed-mixed tree and shrub border eaters with nourishing snacks byalong the perimeter of your yard letting ornamental grasses and Did you know...The Greatwith plants of varying heights of- perennials such as coneflowers Wall of China is approximatelyfers food and nesting habitat to a and Black-Eyed Susans go towide variety of birds. Choosing seed. 3,995 miles long.plants that bloom and fruit at dif-ferent times of the year provides 4. Offer Water forsustenance to birds all year long Drinking and Bathingand add enhances your garden Water is a real draw for birds,with ever-changing seasonal in- both to drink and bathe in.terest. Change the water in birdbaths FAMOUS WORDS frequently and sanitize them2. Concentrate on Native regularly. If there are cats in thePlants neighborhood, be sure that theNative plants offer the biggest bowl of the birdbath is on a ped- "Consider how hard it is tonutritional benefits to birds. Long- estal and try to locate it near change yourself and you’ll un-lived native trees provide food, some dense shrubs so that birdsnesting spots, and shelter for have an easy path to cover. derstand what little chance youmany species of birds – not to have in trying to change others.”mention perches from which to 5. Go a Little Wildpour out their avian melodies. Here’s a tip that helps the birdsEvergreen trees and shrubs are Jacob M. Braude and saves you some work. If yougreat for providing nesting areas Continued on Page 3…
  3. 3. Continued from Page 2... makes it easier for us to observe these lovely creatures up close. Be can let at least a small sure to clean and sanitize feeders section of your yard “go regularly. Scrub in soapy water, Do you know of someone who is looking natural,” you’ll provide a then immerse feeders in a solutionfor a quality pre-owned vehicle or wants to feeding and nesting spot of nine parts water to one partupgrade their current vehicle? for birds, especially ground feeding household bleach. Finish by rinsing birds. When you accumulate woody Even if they have little money to put down thoroughly. The National Audubon trimmings from your landscapeor they’ve had trouble qualifying in the Society recommends cleaning feed- plants, pile them up in an incon- ers once or twice a month to reducepast… I can help them! Send them my way. spicuous corner to create a brush the possibility of disease spread.They’ll be glad you did and so will you! pile to shelter birds. Make a mud Discard any old seed in the feederHere’s why… puddle by scooping out a depression at cleaning time and rake up spilled about 2 feet in diameter, then add- If you refer someone to me this month, seeds and hulls on the ground to ing enough water to make muddywhen we finish the paperwork for their nicer prevent the growth of harmful mold. slurry. The mud will be used by rob-newer car - I will give you an opportunity to If you put out multiple feeders, ins and other birds to strengthen space them around your yard, aswin a BIG check worth up to $500! their nests. crowding leads to the easy spread of disease. To keep birds from get- 6. Leave Some Leaves ting injured by striking a window, Tracy Myers is the best- Instead of gathering up all your selling author of 3 #1 books move feeders near the leaves in the fall, rake some under and a consumer advocate. He house to within three feet the shrubs in your yard where of windows. If birds are has spent his life fighting the they’ll create a natural mulch that negative stigma that plagues startled, they aren’t as provides an excellent foraging spot car dealers around the world. likely to develop enough for ground-feeding birds like spar- He does this by fighting for momentum to harm themselves if rows. Plus it’s less work for you! the consumer as a car dealer they so strike the glass.that advises people and helps them get the 7. Put up Bird Housesquality vehicle they want and deserve in an 9. Limit the Use of Pesticides Find out whatpositive and safe environment. Reducing or eliminating the use of birds are nesters pesticides and herbicides on lawns in your area. BuildTracy Myers and other plantings helps birds and or buy houses thatThe Nation’s Premier Automotive Solutions Provider all the other creatures in the land- are suited to theFrank Myers Auto Maxx scape – including you and your chil- preferred dimen-4200 N. Patterson Avenue dren and pets—stay healthy. It also sions and entranceWinston Salem, NC 27105 protects waterways from toxin- hole sizes for the336-767-3432 laden runoff. Learn to use less toxic species that control strategies first for dealing likely to visit your garden. Set the with pests and weeds in the land- houses in the landscape by taking scape. If you feel you must use a THANK YOU! into account the preferred habitat pesticide, choose the least toxic one and distance of the house from the available and read and follow all the ground for different kinds of birds.“Nate was very helpful with get- label instructions and precautions. Cavity-nesting birds such as owls,ting me into the ford that I woodpeckers, swifts, and titmice 10. Get Neighborly have an especially hard time findingwanted. Also if I known anyone nesting spots in cultivated land- Birds really benefit from an unbro-the is looking for a car im going ken corridor of plantings to travel scapes. Help them out by erecting through. Encourage your neighborsto send them here. Thank You.” nesting boxes. Be sure to clean out to join you in putting in landscaping • Kasey Kollman old nests and other debris from to feed and shelter birds and pro- houses each spring before nesting From Kernersville, NC season begins. vide a continuous natural link from yard to yard. Imagine entire neighborhoods filled with the green- 8. Feed the Birds ery of bird-friendly plantings, alive Supplementing natural food sources Prize Winner in the landscape with feeding sta- with bird song on a spring morning – what a goal to work toward! tions not only nourishes birds butSearch This Newsletter For The Answer To The Kodak EasyShare 12.4Megapixel Digital Camera Question and It is springtime….. winter’s gone, Then...Submit Your Answer Online Summer time is coming….. it wont’’ be long! Author Unknown
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