Monthly Archives: May 2013

Our Thoughts… Memorial Day 2013

This week’s blog will be dedicated to those who fought to defend our freedoms we enjoy as Americans. They may not be with us anymore, but their legacy always needs to be remembered. Those that fought & died were far from perfect, but they answered the call to defend our nation. And defend it they did . . . sometimes with their lives lost in battle, sometimes with wounds that scarred them for life and later died while or after returning home, sometimes returning home to unwelcomed cheers and later died before officially being recognized for their bravery or sometimes returning home and becoming lost in the “sea of civilization”, sometimes returning home to fame, or like most returning home and living out their lives as before quietly & unassuming.

Whether they died on the battle field, on the way home, or once they returned home, their bravery and reason for why they fought should never be forgotten. For as a homeschooling community, one of the reasons we have the legal right to homeschool is because of the freedoms these men & women fought to maintain and preserve.

We also wish to share with you some of the individuals from our family that served and are no longer with us. They did not die on the battle field but returned home and lived many years . . .

 

My Grandfather, Refugio Zuniga: World War II & Vietnam
My Father-in-law, Robert Beck: World War II

My husband’s maternal Grandfather, Herbert Myers: World War I

My husband’s uncle, Bernie Olsen: World War II

 

To the families who still live, the Curriculum Exchange salutes the memory of all those that served & died in our armed forces giving the greatest gift, their life. They represented not only our nation but also represented you!

We encourage you to share with us the people in your family you wish to memorialize this Memorial Day 2013.

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One last Sale Reminder!

May 10% off sale on order $50 or more.

All sales MUST be finalized by Thursday, May 30th.

Visit our website or email us your list needed: http://www.curriculumexchange.com/curriculum.html

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Featured Product #8

This weeks featured product features US History and Social Studies

This weeks featured product features US History and Social Studies

One way to remember those who died for freedom is to read about that time period.

Greatest Generation, The by Tom Brokaw $5 (2 copies in stock)

Great War, The by Jay Winter & Blaine Baggett $7 (1 copy in stock)

Don’t Know Much About the Civil War by Kenneth C. Davis $6 (1 copy in stock)

American Revolution by Alden R. Carter $3 (1 in stock)

Give Me Liberty! Russell Freedman $4 (1 in stock)

Battle of Gettysburg by Frank Aretas Haskell (1 in stock)

For more items, view the pages on the History-Geography page on our website either on the Fiction/Nonfiction subpages or on the US Social Studies page:

http://www.curriculumexchange.com/Curriculum/history_geography.html

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Update on the Collecting of Internet Sales Tax

I do not know if you have been keeping track on the Internet Sales Tax Bill. The Senate version of the bill passed and the House is set to deliberate on the Senate’s version or seek to propose a House version. The House is gathering information as well as people’s opinions. As the Senate version stands, our business should not be affected because of two provisions: an internet business must charge sales tax if the business earns more than 1 million dollars or has a brick & mortar location in the state where the sale is being generated.

As a result of another topic concern I sent Representative Mulvaney, I received a call from his office. After discussing the other topic, I asked the aid if I could discuss the Internet Sales Tax issue. I was able to have a good discussion with his aid. First of all, I want to be clear, this is not a new tax. This is a bill that would require businesses to charge internet customers the sales tax that would have been collected if that sale actually occurred in person at a physical location (brick & mortar location). After he made sure I understood that point, I was able to discuss with him the many concerns I still had even though, according to the current version of the proposed bill, my business would not be affected. He was very interested with my concerns and stated he would pass them on.

I would encourage you to call or write your state House Representative and voice your opinion. Even though this is not a NEW tax, it will increase your bill because most internet sales do not add sales tax to the total.

I hope we have been clear with our facts.

As always, we seek to serve you in the best possible manner: “Offering a ‘cup of water’ to serve your needs”.

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Featured Product #7

Once the last test is given or the last book is closed for your summer break, why not gather around the coffee or kitchen table and play some board games?!?

Here are a few examples of what we have in stock:

Once the last test is given or the last book is closed for your summer break, why not gather around the coffee or kitchen table and play some board games?!?

Once the last test is given or the last book is closed for your summer break, why not gather around the coffee or kitchen table and play some board games?!?

Malarky (An Imponderables Bluffing Game) ages 10-adult $5 (1 in stock)

Pay Day (The Classic Game of Making & Spending money!) ages 8 to adult $5 (1 in stock)

LikeWise! (The Laughable, Lively, Like-minded party Game) ages 12-adult $5 (1 in stock)

LifeStories (Remember the time . . . ) ages 8 to adult #4 (1 in stock)

Charades for Kids ages 4 and up $2 (1 in stock)

ASAP (The Quick Think Game) ages 8 and up $2 (1 in stock)

Maptitude (The Game of Global Proportions) ages 10 and up $5 (1 in stock)

For more Games & Puzzles, check out our website: http://www.curriculumexchange.com/Curriculum/av_games_puzzles.html

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