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On the Way Home: Hollywood Casino and Smoking (Ugh!!!)

Every citizen who stops smoking, or loses a few pounds, or starts managing his chronic disease with real diligence, is caulking a crack for the benefit of us all. --Mitch Daniels Today, we had our meeting (PCEA), went to Steamtown (Scranton), went to an antique mall in Frackville, ate at Cracker Barrel, and visited Hollywood Casino, all on the way home. We came out about $4.00 ahead; Jerry is very good at keeping gambling in check and has a system that keeps us from losing too much (Play $5.00 at a time and pull the winnings, even if it's only 50 cents, and insert another $5.00, that is, until your predetermined stake is gone. Then keep all winnings.). If it were up to me, we'd be in the poor house. The same impulses that seem to rule my eating also makes me stupid when it comes to gambling. Fortunately, I'm smart enough to realize that Jerry's system is good for our bottom line. :=) It was busy there, WAYYYY too busy and horribly smoky. I wish that these casinos would

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