The winner: I make sure my post-hole diggers are marked with bright tape at 18- and 24-inch depths. I got my PHD degree at age 16 (Post Hole Digging) on Grandpa Johnson’s farm. Walt Johnson, Fort Mill
Nutty trick works on pistachios
Here’s a simple trick to use when you get a pistachio that you can’t crack. Usually you can insert half of a discarded shell into the crack of a partially opened nut, give it a twist and “ta-da,” the nifty nugget is there for the noshing. While this doesn’t work for completely closed nuts, it works about 90 percent of the time if the shell is partially opened.
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Dick Shaffer, Mint Hill
Smartphone makes great reading specs
When I am in need of reading small text and my reading glasses are elsewhere, I use the camera on my smartphone. This allows me to zoom in and get a better view than the reading glasses.
Mark Fisher, Indian Trail
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