Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ICE - 'In Case of Emergency'

I RECEIVED THIS TODAY FROM MY SISTER, and I think it is a really good idea!!! So I am sharing it on my blog page. I am going to go put this entry in my phone book on my cell today.
I will add that my cell phone allows me to add notes to phone and address information, so I will put a list of people to contact in case of emergency in the notes for just one entry - ICE.

Apparently this is a standard procedure all paramedics follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone.

We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.
If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence, this 'ICE' (In Case of Emergency) Campaign.

The concept of 'ICE' is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As cell(mobile) phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name 'ICE' (In Case Of Emergency). The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call. He thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose. In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as 'ICE.' For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3, etc.

This is a great idea that will make a difference!Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phones today! Please forward this. It won't take too many 'forwards' before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life, or put a loved one's mind at rest. ICE will speak for you when you are not able to.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Enjoy!!! Copyright 1993 Keri Webster & 2009 Ruth Perry
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I've been having a little trouble with my computer lately. I think I may have found the problem last night when I turned on the light in my office in the middle of the night and shot these photos before the critters went scurrying for the cracks in the keyboard.

I'm looking into bug fixes, and hope to be back to normal soon.

My Tatting yard sale will end at midnight Friday January 23rd. Thanks to all who bid on the treasure boxes, especially those of you who participated last year, and bid again this year.

Copyright 1993 Keri Webster & 2009 Ruth Perry

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Announcing my 2nd annual TATTING yard sale ! ! !

Last year I auctioned off several packages of tatting related stuff by email bids and USPS mail delivery. Everyone seemed happy with their treasure boxes, and I even received a lot of thank you notes for sharing.

Last year I promised to donate 10% of receipts over the cost of shipping to the Palmetto Tatters scholarship fund. Instead I donated 20%, or $25.00. While that does not seem to be a lot of $, I'm sure that whoever was able to attend Palmetto Tat Days on a scholarship appreciated it. And the best part, I got to share lots of my unwanted tatting related stuff with friends who could use the items, or maybe just appreciated having them.

Well, while unpacking my things in our new house I realized that I still have WAY too much cool tatting things~ ! So, here goes... I will send the top 10 bidders a USPS box of tatting related stuff. This includes thread, beads, containers, vintage items, cute stuff, bags, and a few surprises. I just don't have room for everything, and there are lots of things that someone else should have to love and enjoy.

Remember 20% of what I receive over the cost of shipping will go to the Pal Tatters scholarship fund. Minimum bid is $9.00 since this is the cost of shipping!

Let the bidding begin... email me with your bid: rjpoms at
( change the at to @ ) I already ignoreand delete a lot of spam emails, and don't need more.

In the next several days I'll post photos of some of the items in my yard sale. It's for fun, and for a good cause - clearing out my shelves so I can buy more, uh no, I mean the scholarship fund, that's it... the scholarship fund.