Dear Crabby, Should Halloween be Moved?

Dear Crabby, Normally, I would have waited another three months before I asked this question, but there’s already fall decorations on store shelves and even those delicious Reese’s pumpkin-shaped chocolates are out!  So, my question is, what do you think about the recent petition to get Halloween moved to the last Saturday in October? Thanks, Charlene Confection Dear Charlene Confection, Ahh, yes. I’ve been reading about this petition. Last I heard it had over 100,000 signatures. It … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Was Your Favorite Story from 2015?

Dear Crabby, I'm a loyal reader of your column and I was wondering out of all the topics you wrote about this past year, which one was your favorite? Thanks! Dave Devotée Dear Mr. Devotée, First, thanks for reading my column. You have excellent taste in reading material. Of course I think everyone should be reading it because clearly I'm the go-to authority on pretty much everything. My grandkids will tell you that's because I'm older than dirt, but I like to think it's because God … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What’s the Big Deal About ‘Fat Tuesday?’

Dear Crabby, I just moved from Oklahoma to Detroit and nearly every morning on my way to work I stop by the local bakeshop for coffee and a muffin. The other day I noticed the owner put out a big sign that read, ‘Order your paczkis today!’ Can you tell me what a ‘paczki’ is, because I’ve never heard of them, but they sound like they are a big deal around these parts. Thanks, Sally Sooner Dear Sally Sooner, Paczkis sound like they’re a big deal? Try a HUGE deal! The reason you … [Read more...]