'I'm old enough to know that's foolish'

Family and friends are on the top of the list for New Year's resolutions. "My New Year's resolution is to be better at sending birthday cards to relatives and friends,' Tina Rhine, of Norwalk, said. "I don't acknowledge them like I should.'
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010


Family and friends are on the top of the list for New Year’s resolutions.

“My New Year’s resolution is to be better at sending birthday cards to relatives and friends,” Tina Rhine, of Norwalk, said. “I don’t acknowledge them like I should.”

Rhine said she has thought about making this resolution before, but decided this is the year to start.

“I’m going to do it this year,” she declared. “Everybody likes to receive cards, but we don’t take enough time to send them.”

Cathy McGinn, of Norwalk, also has plans.

“My resolution is to be more organized,” she said. “Coffee and chocolate weren’t good for me and the weight thing didn’t work either.”

So now she will just organize.

Heidi Helgeson, a Norwalk native, said she wasn’t sure about making a resolution.

“If I were to make one, it would be to deepen my relationships with friends and family,” she said.

Helgeson, an art teacher at an inner city school, was visiting at Sheri’s Coffee House with two children she took care of when she was a college student.

The young boy with Helgeson, Mark Heflin, 7, is doubly excited because not only will he celebrate a new year, he’ll turn 8 on Tuesday.

“New Year’s is my birthday and I want to get lots of presents,” Heflin said. He puts three items on the top of his list - a pirate ship, a spy set and a dart launcher.

Others weren’t ready to commit to resolutions.

“I’m old enough to know that’s foolish,” said Walter Pleasnick, a Norwalk native who is now visiting from his home in California. “Inevitably you break the resolution and disappoint yourself. Life is disappointing enough.”

Tom Klepper, of Norwalk, agreed. “No resolutions,” he said. “I usually break them anyhow.”

Klepper does have definate plans for New Year’s Eve — stay home.

“I don’t think I’d be caught dead out on the road tonight,” he said.

Sue Perry, while working at the post office on New Year’s Eve, had good wishes for everyone.

“My resolution is to pray for good health and friends,” she said. “Thank goodness God doesn’t give us any more than we can handle.”


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I resolve to remember to never respond to any of swiss family's idiotic postings!!

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swiss family (A...

i have a resolution.. it is to have as many good opinions as a person can possibly have.. even if it makes the other posters jealous that they only have a half a brain

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i'm suprised......

swiss can spell resolution, let alone know what it means.

swiss family......

happy new year everyone!! even to the people who feel the need to attack me non stop.. i wish you all of the best in the new year.. and i hope that you can find something productive to do with your free time, and happiness, and better self esteem, and good health, and happiness in the new year..

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blah blah blah....still jacking those laws. remember to avoid the dumba**!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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since you realize people feel the need to attack you non stop that should be your first clue that the problem is YOU. So CHANGE!!!

I am not Swiss ...

I figure the problem is with the attacker. Lots of other people besides swiss post dumb stuff on here and get away with it.

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swiss family......

i resolve to... well im sure that no one cares about my resolutions, just like i really don't care about anyone elses either. they are usually only good for the first few days in Jan.anyway... if you notice, thats when all of the grocery stores have lettuce and diet things on sale.. and the dept stores have exercise equipment on sale... then comes groundhogs day, and then valentines, and who can resist the big box of chocholate on that day?? so the diet is out the window at that point.. so, usually i diet in Jan, and lose about 15 lbs then i go off my diet and gain 20 lbs, so in reality i have gained 5 lbs, so instead of going through all of that, this year i resolve to gain 5 lbs and be done with it

swiss family......

aslo, you notice all these post on this topic are about me!. see, i told you you all love me and care for me amd even though i dont no or like you..i will try to change ways in thwe new year..toi be nicer and more caring..no just kiddin'lololollolololo

swiss family......

FOCUS ON MEEEEEE, PEOPLE..why are youall ignoring me/??

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aslo, isn't that in norway?

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to say that i still haven't broken my resolution yet.. it is 4 days in and i am still in the running. life is good

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well, la dee freakin' da, swiss.

"I am old enoug...

that swiss,robinson,sally guzzler,pope, dorothy is foolish!!