The winner: My grandchildren give me gifts of artwork from time to time. I periodically go through the stack and randomly choose one or two for framing. The framing is the same quality as my other artwork. They are framed, however, so that removing and replacing is easy. What an affirmation of efforts and how it delights my heart to see their unbridled joy! Doris Wheeler Monroe
Shell makes nifty soap holder
My young boys brought back a bucket of random shells from Myrtle Beach. I found a great use for the large porous semi-flat shells. I use one to hold the soap in the shower. It keeps the soap from getting gooey and keeps the shower soap spot clean. It’s also nice to be reminded of a great beach vacation every time you shower. John Kolessar, Mooresville
Deviled egg tip not clever
A few readers questioned the safety of last week’s tip that suggested transporting deviled eggs in a used egg carton. We checked, and they were right. Ben Chapman, a food safety specialist and assistant professor at N.C. State said raw egg shells carry a risk of salmonella. Although the risk is low, he said, it’s not worth the gamble.
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