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May 2013
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The Strength of a Mother
Expert Alterations
With May 12 being Mother’s Day, I was thinking back on my childhood and how my
Mother influenced my life. She’s been gone for 15 years now but her influence is not.
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My Mother was small in stature at under 5 ft. tall. But she had guts and moxie. Once
back in the early 1960’s, while sitting in her car waiting on us to come out of a store, a
stranger jumped in the car and demanded her purse. While sitting on the pillow she
used to see over the steering wheel, she looked at the much bigger man in the eyes and
sternly said “I’m not giving it to you!” and she leaned on the horn. He left quickly.
Times are different today. But Mom had courage.
While she was gone before I started Champion Cleaners in 2002, in some ways she
might be responsible for me being in the business of caring for your wardrobe. Do you
know why? She planted a number of fertile ideas in my mind over the years that
molded my reality. I didn’t realize what she was doing at the time, but I bet she did.
I like to write things down as I think of them so I listed out some of the idioms that I
distinctly remember during the first 18 years of my life in the 1950’s and ’60’s. I
thought I would share them with you. Here goes:
Clean up your room. You’ll feel better about yourself.
Stand your ground but don’t ever start a fight...and don’t hit girls.
Dress nice when you go out in public.
Sweep off the driveway and carport. You’ll feel better when it’s clean.
Don’t be so shy. Be confident. Speak up and look the other person in the eyes.
Clean up your room. You’ll feel better about yourself.
Please wash my car. I feel better when my car is clean.
Take the trash out twice every week...without me having to ask.
Clean up your room. You’ll feel better about yourself.
It’s always easier to tell the truth than to lie. The truth might hurt but it’s
easier to remember.
When dealing with people, think from the heart and not the brain.
I’m sure there are hundreds of other ways my Mother influenced my life but these are
phrases I can still hear her telling me today.
I think my Mother led me to the dry cleaning and laundry business because I really
like clean and neat. Guess what...“clean and neat” just makes me feel better about
myself. And I bet clean and neat makes you feel better, too.
I may not always achieve my goal of clean, neat and organized, but I feel bad when I
don’t. And her ideas about how to treat people are part of Champion Cleaner’s
philosophy. I promise we’ll never start a fight with you, we think from our heart, and
we all love “clean and neat”...just like you.
Moms leave lasting impressions and a Mother has the ultimate influence on the
character of kids. The only sad part of this is that you may never be sure about how
much your influence affects your kids character. And your kids may never say “thank
you.” But rest assured, your kids have heard it and they will appreciate it...eventually.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms!
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Textile Restoration Cleaning
from Fire, Smoke, Water, Mold
Ugg Boot Cleaning
Wedding Gown Cleaning,
Preservation, Restoration and
Leather & Suede Cleaning
Inside this issue:
5 Tips For Breaking A
Weight Loss Plateau
Natural Remedies For
Moth Problems
Customers of Month
Champ’s Life Lessons - 3
Shine A Light On Loneliness
“Quotes” of the Month
Mother’s Day Facts
Coupons for May
Contact Information
David Whitehurst
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5 Tips for Breaking a Weight Loss Plateau
Rocky Ridge Cleaning Center
Greystone Cleaning Center
Anyone who has ever dieted has at some point reached a stall where weight
loss completely stops. It becomes very frustrating but all it takes is a few
simple changes…
Keep a daily calorie count of everything you eat and drink. I have had
my best results when I’m doing this. After a few months, you’ll remember roughly how many calories are in the foods you eat. Watch out for
things like salad dressings and sauces. They have more calories than you
Be sure to eat enough calories. This amount is usually around 1,200
calories per day for women and 1,500 for men. After about a week of an extreme low calorie diet, your metabolism will slow down and prevent you from losing weight.
Champion Wedding
Gown Specialist
Cleans, Preserves, Restores
Lower your carb intake. If you aren’t exercising very much, then you don’t need more than
about 100 carbs per day. Carbs are needed to fuel high intensity exercise so if you’re a carb
lover, then you must earn your carbs. Eat them after you exercise for best results.
Change your exercise routine. If you haven’t been exercising, then just start slowly and
you will see results. If you have been exercising, then you might need to make some
changes to your cardio and/or weight training routine. For instance, if you’ve been doing
long distance walking or running, then start adding in some sprints or stadiums.
Drink more water. When you become dehydrated from a low water intake, you will retain
water and this will show an increase on the scale. When you increase your intake, it will
flush out the toxins built up in your body from throughout the day. Drink before you need
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Natural Remedies For Moth Problems
After reviewing how to deal with a moth problem in your drawers and closets last
month, Rob Langford asked if there was a better method for chasing away moths
besides moth balls. He was so right in wanting to avoid moth balls because after a
little research, I found that moth balls are carcinogens and are especially dangerous to
kids and pets. So here are some natural remedies for deterring moths.
Try Our Free
Valet Service
Once your clothes, your closet and your drawers are clean and free of live moths and
larvae, use the following herbs in a sachet (like a small cotton bag with a draw string) to
keep them from coming back: lavender, dried mint leaves, sage, cloves and
rosemary. These need to be replaced every two or three months.
This is twice-a-week
pickup and delivery
service. To qualify you
need to:
Live or work in our
service area, and
Average $30 or more
a month in cleaning
Call Billy Mims at 6023842 to get started or to
find out more about this
FREE service...and we’ll
even give you $10.00 in
FREE cleaning just to
try our Valet Service!
You can also use cedar chips placed in a sachet. You’ll need to sand these once a year
to get the cedar aroma fresh again. But this is only an annual chore.
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“Pleasing People is Easy If You Do Things The Hard
Way...and Hard if You Do Things the Easy Way”
~ David Whitehurst
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Champion Cleaners
Customers of the Month
The Best Dry Cleaning Ever
...Or It’s Free
Our Customers of the Month are recognized by our Customer Service Specialists because
they are a pleasure to serve. Each receives a $25 Champion Cleaners gift certificate.
Bud Cason (Bud’s Best Cookies Rock! We know because he
brings us samples!) (Rocky Ridge)
Vallerie Mennen (Greystone)
Gail Nolen (Calera)
Memorial Day Hours
We will be closed for Memorial
Day on Monday, May 27.
Valet Service
Life Lessons From Champ - Shine A Light On Loneliness
Editors Note: Champ is my 12 year old “rescue” Yellow Lab and my best friend (next to
Sherry). He never complains, he’s always happy to see me... and he’s wiser than most.
I’ve been feeling a little lonely lately. I guess I miss Molly.
I noticed that my Dad seemed a little sad, too, so I decided to
help him feel better.
Late one night, he was sitting on the couch and I jumped up
there with him and for a while we just looked at each other
and he rubbed my ears (I love that!). And after a while we
talked a little. We shared how we missed Molly and
remembered the fun we had together. We talked about the
weird things she did like jumping on my back for some unnatural reason. And
we laughed about her getting a toy and pushing it in my face until I got in the
mood to play with her. Dad did most of the talking...I’m a good listener.
And after awhile, we went to bed and the next day I realized that I felt a little less
lonely...a little happier...and more complete. And I think my Dad felt better, too.
I think our talk helped us both.
And this is what I learned:
When you’re lonely and don’t feel right about things, find someone who you
can share your feelings with, especially if they are feeling down, too. Shine a
light on your feelings. Share your heart. If you help someone else feel
better, it will help you feel better, too.
I feel better! I’m happy again!
For Memorial Day week only,
we will change our Dry
Cleaning Pickup and Delivery
Valet Service as follows:
Regular Monday/Thursday
service will be changed to
Regular Tuesday Friday
service will be changed to
Don’t forget that we clean
more than clothes
Ugg boots
Sleeping Bags
Table cloths and Napkins
Area rugs, including
oriental rugs
“QUOTES” of the Month
“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” ~ W. P.
“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.” ~ Joseph Addison
“A shady business never yields a sunny life.” ~ B.C. Forbes
“If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left
behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.” ~ John Lennon
“ Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
~Anthony J. D'Angelo
“A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it
back when it begins to rain.” ~ Robert Frost
“Would you bet your paycheck on a weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then
why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even
less foundation? ~ Thomas Sowell
“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”
~Yogi Berra
Expert Alterations
At Champion
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Champion Cleaners
Rocky Ridge Cleaning Center
2548 Rocky Ridge Road
Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
Greystone Cleaning Center
5403 Highway 280, Suite 101
Hoover, AL 35242
Calera Cleaning Center
4204 Highway 31
Calera, AL 35040
Mother’s Day Facts Including the Mother Who
These 7 facts come from Woman’s Day Magazine:
Had 69 Kids
2. In 1948 Anna Jarvis was arrested for protesting the overcommercialization of the holiday.
is a single, simple carnation.
6. A research study through Harvard Medical School
concluded that flowers affect human behavior, making
people feel more compassionate toward others and
happier in general when fresh-cut blooms are around.
3. There are consistently more phone calls made on
Mother’s Day than any other day of the year.
7. About 80 percent of Mother’s Day cards are purchased
by women.
4. Mother’s Day is the third most popular holiday in the
world, just after Christmas and Easter.
The world’s most prolific Mother: Mrs. Feodor
Vassilyev, a Russian who had 69 children in 27 pregnancies between 1725 and 1765. She had no single births, but
16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quads. It is
reported that 67 of those kids survived past infancy.
1. In 1914, Anna Jarvis lobbied Congress to recognize
Mothers with a holiday on the second Sunday of May.
5. Florists might hawk huge Mother’s Day bouquets with
exotic blooms and designer names, but the traditional gift
10% Off Dry Cleaning and Laundry
Minimum 5 pieces, Maximum 20 pieces
Good for incoming orders only
One coupon per household in May 2013
15% Off Sweater and Golf Shirt Cleaning
Minimum 5 pieces, Maximum 10 pieces
Good for incoming orders only
Offer expires May 31, 2013
One coupon per household in May 2013
Offer Expires May 31, 2013
Cannot be combined with any other offer
Cannot be combined with any other offer
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