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Posts tagged: Girl Scout cookies

“On my honor I will…

…do my duty to God and my country, to help other people at all times and obey the Girl Scout laws.” That’s how I remember the pledge, anyway.

And I sold Girl Scout cookies – for 50 cents a box. Thin mints, peanut butter, shortbread and I think a fourth selection were the boxes I lugged through my Minnesota neighborhood.

Girl Scout cookie lovers now have many options – and a new one this year: the gluten-free, chocolate chip, shortbread cookie. The treat will be available in 20 test markets.

No matter what they sell me, I always open the door to young people who are seeking to better themselves and the community. It’s part of my on-going pledge to “help other people at all times.”

Buon appetito.

(S-R archive photo: Natalie Harrison, left, and Jasmine Barnett of Troop 2424 hold a promotional poster for the Girl Scouts.)

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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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