Sunday, April 23, 2017

Earth Day

Earth Day took place this year on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is a Green Hero.

"May there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life." -- United Nations Secretary-General U Thant, March 21, 1971

Responding to wide spread environmental degradation, United States Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin called for an Environmental Teach-in or Earth Day to be held on April 22, 1970. Over 20 million people participated and it is now observed each year by more than 500 million people and national governments in 175 countries.

Earth Day proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. The first Earth Day, in 1970, had participants and celebrants in two thousand colleges and universities, roughly ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the United States. More importantly, it "brought 20 million Americans out into the spring sunshine for peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform."

Now observed in 175 countries, and coordinated by the non-profit Earth Day Network, http://www.earthday.org/, Earth Day is the largest secular modern-day holiday in the world. (Note: Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man wishes to acknowledge Wikipedia for providing the information in italics on Earth Day.)


Likewise, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man hopes that history will repeat itself with regards to yard safety awareness. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man has given birth to Yard Safety Awareness Day. It is a celebration of yard safety advocacy, awareness, conscience, discovery, enlightenment, environment, implementation, innovation, practice, protection, solution, and zero yard accidents. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is a green hero who has a green brain and green balls. Be green!

Mother Nature is a personification of nature. Mother Nature wants to be healthy. She does not want to feel uncomfortable. Do not make Mother Nature mad. Happy Earth Day!

Yard Safety Awareness Day is the first day of each season of the year.

Be yard safe! Think yard safety! Think before you cut. It hurts!

Happy Earth Day!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com/

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

He is Risen! Happy Easter!

Easter is the most important religious holiday of the Christian liturgical year, observed between late March and late April to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, which Christians believe occurred after his death by crucifixion. Christ is Risen!

I want to live in Heaven with Jesus when I die. In the meantime, I do not want to sin, and I want to promote yard safety awareness.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man BELIEVES! Thank you Jesus!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Thursday, April 06, 2017

National Lawn Care Month

In recognition of Spring, the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) has designated April as National Lawn Care Month.
 
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man celebrates yard safety awareness everyday of every year. Spring is in the air. Keep yard safety near. Be yard safe!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Spring

The First Day of Spring this year (2017) is Monday, March 20th. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man proclaims once again that the first day of each season is Yard Safety Awareness Day. Spring is in the air, and yard safety is near. Actually, safety never takes a day off. Everyday is yard safety day. Nonetheless, I want to have a celebration periodically to promote a community effort. Therefore, I strive to create yard safety awareness. I do not want anybody to get hurt or die. Think before you cut. It hurts. (tm)

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Friday, March 17, 2017

Saint Patrick

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man pays tribute to Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick provides great inspiration toward my yard safety awareness campaign. Indeed, grass is green. The green in the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man color scheme (red, yellow, and green) represents my appreciation for nature and my faith in advancing yard safety awareness on behalf of God. I appreciate the many efforts and contributions of Saint Patrick. I share below a few excerpts about Saint Patrick - a great man who delivered divine works on behalf of God (Source: Wikipedia).

Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born, probably in Roman Britain, about AD 385, and was originally called Maewyn. At the age of 16, he was sold into slavery by a group of Irish marauders that raided his village. Having been a pagan before, he became closer to Christianity during his captivity. He escaped from slavery after six years and went to Gaul where he studied in the monastery under St. Germain, bishop of Auxerre for a period of twelve years. During his training he became aware that his calling was to convert the pagans to Christianity. He wished to return to Ireland and to convert the native pagans to Christianity, but his superiors instead appointed St. Palladius. However, two years later Palladius transferred to Scotland. Patrick, having adopted that Christian name earlier, was then appointed as second bishop to Ireland. Patrick was quite successful at winning converts which upset the Celtic Druids. Patrick was arrested several times, but escaped each time. He traveled throughout Ireland, establishing monasteries across the country. He also set up schools and churches which would aid him in his conversion of the Irish country to Christianity. His mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. After that time, Patrick retired to County Down. He died on March 17 in AD 461. That day has been commemorated as St. Patrick's Day ever since.

Much Irish folklore surrounds St. Patrick's Day. Some of this lore includes the belief that Patrick raised people from the dead. He also is said to have given a sermon from a hilltop that drove all the snakes from Ireland, although paleontologists have pointed out that no snakes were ever native to Ireland. (In response, some scholars say the snake story was a metaphor for the conversion of the pagans.) Though originally a Catholic holy day, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into more of a secular holiday.

One traditional icon of the day is the shamrock. This stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He used it in his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the same entity. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a shamrock on his feast day.

The St. Patrick's Day custom came to America in 1737, the first year St. Patrick's Day was publicly celebrated, in Boston, Massachusetts. Today, people celebrate the day with parades, wearing green, and drinking beer.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man emphasizes that if you drink alcohol beyond the legal driving limit, then do not drive drunk. Also, if you are not driving, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man recommends that if you drink alcohol, then drink in moderation. Also, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man suggests that you be good to your body temple and do not pollute the environment of other people around you. Keep St. Patrick's Day green - not red!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Sunday, March 12, 2017

March Madness

It is March Madness season. March comes in like a lion. I am bringing the March Madness to you. GROWL. I think that Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is like a Mad Scientist. GROWL. He should be mad because there is too much apathy toward yard safety. GROWL. I think Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man should attend several NCAA March Madness games to draw some attention to yard safety. GROWL. He could even push his toy lawnmower around and around (a 360) on the basketball court. GROWL. Basketball dribble. GROWL. Slam dunk for yard safety. GROWL. I think MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) should support Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man. GROWL. He advocates against the use of alcohol while operating power equipment in the yard. GROWL. I am really getting mad now. GROWL. GROWL. GROWL. Now, I am sad. GROWL. YSAD. GROWL. YARD SAFETY AWARENESS DAY. GROWL. Be mad and be sad. GROWL. March goes out like a lamb. GROWL. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man wants to keep the little lamb white and alive. GROWL. Red lamb is no good. GROWL. White lamb is real good. GROWL. Baa Baa White Sheep!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man promotes colorectal cancer awareness. I had a colonoscopy two years ago.

March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal (colon cancer) is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in men and women. But what many people don't know is that it's largely preventable. You can significantly reduce your risk with regular screening, and by watching your weight and being physically active. (Source: American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org)

Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in either the colon or the rectum. Not counting skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women in this country. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man promotes colon health and colorectal cancer awareness. I have pasted several excerpts from the American Cancer Society website on Colorectal Cancer. Please visit the American Cancer Society website (http://www.cancer.org) for more detailed information.

The American Cancer Society and several other medical organizations recommend earlier testing for people with increased colorectal cancer risk. These recommendations differ from those for people at average risk. Even though medical professionals do not know the exact cause of most colorectal cancers, it is possible to prevent many colorectal cancers. For more information, talk with your doctor.
Colorectal Screening
Regular colorectal cancer screening or testing is one of the most powerful weapons for preventing colorectal cancer. Screening is the process of looking for cancer in people who have no symptoms of the disease.
Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy are screening exams for colorectal cancer (commonly referred to as "colon cancer"). But false information and a misplaced sense of modesty have scared some people away from these lifesaving tests. Since Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man had a colonoscopy, I will focus on the the colonoscopy screening exam. Once again, please refer to the American Cancer Society website (http://www.cancer.org) for comprehensive cancer information.
A colonoscopy is an exam that allows a doctor to closely look at the inside of the entire colon. The doctor is looking for polyps or signs of cancer. Polyps are small growths that over time can become cancer. The doctor uses a thin (about the thickness of a finger), flexible, hollow, lighted tube that has a tiny video camera. This tube is called a colonoscope. The colonoscope is gently eased inside the colon and sends pictures to a TV screen. Small amounts of air are puffed into the colon to keep it open and allow the doctor to see clearly.
The exam itself takes about 30 minutes. Patients are usually given medicine to help them relax and sleep during the procedure. 
Your doctor decides how often you need this test, usually once every 10 years, depending on your personal risk for colon cancer. It's important for people to talk with their doctor to understand their risk for colon cancer, the guidelines they should follow for testing, and whether they need to start being tested at age 50 or earlier. 
For the most part, patients are given medicine to sleep through the colonoscopy, so they won't feel anything. Air is pumped into the cleaned-out colon to keep it open so that doctors can get the best pictures. While it may cause slight discomfort, it should not hurt. 
A colonoscopy is almost always done by a doctor, usually a gastroenterologist (a doctor whose specialty is the digestive tract) or a surgeon. 
Colonoscopy is done in a private area; it may be a hospital outpatient department, a clinic, an ambulatory surgery center, or a doctor's office. The patient's privacy is a top concern. 
The preparation for the colonoscopy makes you to go the bathroom a lot! The doctor will give you instructions. Read these carefully a few days ahead of time, since you may need to shop for special supplies and get laxatives from a pharmacy. If you are not sure about any of the instructions, call the doctor's office and go over them step by step with the nurse. Many people consider the bowel preparation (often called the "bowel prep") the most unpleasant part of the test. You follow a special diet the day before the exam and take very strong laxatives before the procedure. You may also need enemas to clean out the colon. The key to getting good pictures is to have the colon cleaned out. 
Because colonoscopy is usually done with drugs that make you sleepy, people usually will miss a day of work. You'll need to stay close to a bathroom. You might want to schedule the exam for a Monday, so you can be at home the day before without taking that day off work.
Most people feel OK after a colonoscopy. They may feel a bit woozy from the drugs (anesthesia). They'll be watched and given fluids as they wake up. They may have some gas, which could cause mild discomfort. Because of the medicines given for the test, most facilities require that you bring someone to take you home.
If a small polyp is found, your doctor will probably remove it. Over time some polyps could become cancer. If your doctor sees a large polyp, a tumor, or anything else abnormal, a biopsy will be done. For the biopsy, a small piece of tissue is taken out through the colonoscope or sigmoidoscope. It is sent to a lab to be checked under a microscope for cancer or pre-cancer cells.
Colorectal cancer screening helps people stay well and save lives.Regular colorectal cancer testing is one of the most powerful weapons for preventing colorectal cancer. Removing polyps prevents colorectal cancer from ever starting. And cancers found in an early stage are more easily treated. Nine out of 10 people whose colon cancer is discovered early will be alive 5 years later. And many will live a normal life span. 
But too often people don't get these tests. Then the cancer can grow and spread without being noticed, like a silent invader. In many cases, by the time people have any symptoms the cancer is very advanced and very hard to treat. 
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is grateful for the talents of the medical professionals who performed his colonoscopy.  Thank you!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Monday, March 06, 2017

Spring Training

It is Spring Training and another Major League Baseball season is around the corner. Major League Baseball players are now preparing for another season. Soon, fans will flock to ballparks across the nation. At most ballparks, ground crews will present some of the finest natural turfs in America. The grass will grow and need cut. Likewise, millions of baseball fans will grass cut their yards. Each season, baseball fans will have yard accidents at their homes and beyond. It is important to prepare for Spring yard work. It is now time for Spring Training and to advance yard safety awareness.  Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) wants to pitch a perfect game this season - ZERO ACCIDENTS.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) wants to visit each Major League Baseball ballpark this season and throw-out the first pitch for yard safety awareness.

Yard Safety Awareness - Catch It!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the third Monday in January each year. Dr. King was a promoter of non-violent social change. Like Dr. King, I believe in servant leadership; I have a dream also. In particular, I want to rescue people from experiencing yard accidents. Yard accidents do not discriminate. They happen to all people regardless of their race, color, religion, creed, or national origin. Each year, there are 100,000 lawn mower accidents and 400,000 outdoor garden-tool-related accidents. It is time for some more behavioral and social change. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) wants to make a contribution toward the elimination of yard accidents. It seems like people really do not care much about yard safety awareness until it is too late. Nonetheless, I have a dream too. I cannot wait to give my Nobel Prize acceptance speech to validate my yard safety message. Think before you cut. It hurts. Be yard safe. (tm)

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  I predict that Year 2017 will be the Year of the Amputee and Yard Safety Awareness!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy Kwanzaa

Happy Kwanzaa!

Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday celebrated primarily in the United States honoring African heritage, marked by participants lighting a kinara (candle holder). It is observed from December 26 to January 1 each year. Kwanzaa consists of seven days of celebration, featuring activities such as candle-lighting and pouring of libations, and culminating in a feast and gift giving. It was created by Ron Karenga and was first celebrated from December 26, 1966, to January 1, 1967.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man applauds the celebration of Kwanzaa. Likewise, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man would like to promote a yard safety celebration. Furthermore, the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man merchandise would be a nice Kwanzaa gift. In many ways, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man can identify with the Kwanzaa celebration. Be yard safe!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual holiday that marks the traditional birthdate of Jesus of Nazareth. Christmas combines the celebration of Jesus' birth with various other traditions and customs, many of which were influenced by ancient winter festivals such as Yule and Saturnalia. Christmas traditions include the display of Nativity scenes and Christmas trees, the exchange of gifts and cards, and the arrival of Father Christmas (Santa Claus) on Christmas Eve. Popular Christmas themes include the promotion of goodwill, giving, compassion, and quality family time.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man shares with the world the gift of yard safety awareness. He strives to be a goodwill ambassador for yard safety. He maintains compassion and passion to create yard safety awareness and to introduce preventive measures in order to reduce yard accidents to zero. He is spending Christmas in Hermitage, Pennsylvania with family and friends. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man glorifies God!

Happy Holidays! May the peace of the Lord be with you now and through the coming year!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah! This year Hanukkah falls on the secular calendar December 24, 2016 - January 1, 2017.

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights or Festival of Rededication, is an eight-day Jewish holiday that starts on the 25th day of Kislev, which may be in December, late November, or, while very rare in occasion, early January (as was the case for the Hanukkah of 2005–2006).

The holiday was called Hanukkah meaning "dedication" because it marks the re-dedication of the Temple after its desecration under Antiochus IV. Spiritually, Hanukkah commemorates the Miracle of the Oil. According to the Talmud, at the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem following the victory of the Maccabees over the Seleucid Empire, there was only enough consecrated olive oil to fuel the eternal flame in the Temple for one day. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight days - which was the length of time it took to press, prepare and consecrate new oil.

Likewise, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is dedicated to Yard Safety Awareness. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man forges on with hopes that individuals will spread the yard safety message. It would be great if some people would buy some Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man merchandise and promote yard safety awareness. It would be another miracle.

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Season's Greetings

Season's Greetings!  I share my gift of yard safety awareness to the world. Think before you cut. It hurts. Pass it along!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Winter Yard Safety

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) has designated the FIRST DAY OF EACH SEASON as Yard Safety Awareness Day (tm). I recognize that the grass grows and the snow falls year-round all around the world. There is always a grass cut and snow removal season somewhere in the world.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) has designated December 21st or 22nd (First Day of Winter) of each year as Yard Safety Awareness Winter Day (tm). I want to promote yard safety awareness all over the world. Whether it is snowing or grass growing, the first day of Winter calls for another opportunity to refresh and develop a commitment to yard safety. Give the gift of Yard Safety Awareness for the Holiday Season.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man (sm) shares some snow removal tips while using Snow Throwers below:

Read the snow thrower equipment owner's manual thoroughly and understand all recommended operating and safety procedures before turning on the snow thrower.

Clear the intended snow removal area of potential flying objects, such as stones or toys, before you begin throwing snow; loose objects can project out of the snow thrower and hit nearby people and objects. Be aware of objects hidden under the snow.

Never smoke when filling the gas tank. Avoid gasoline spills (be good to Mother Nature.)

Never put your hands in the snow thrower chute for any reason. When the snow is wet, the snow thrower chute may become clogged. When this happens, turn off the snow thrower engine and wait for all moving parts to come to a complete stop. Then, with a cleanout tool, clear the chute. If repair is needed, be sure to turn the engine off first and wait for all moving parts to come to a complete stop.

Never allow children to operate the equipment. Keep children indoors and under supervision.

Never throw snow toward people or cars.

Never allow anyone in front of the equipment.

Keep the snow thrower in good working order. Maintenance. Maintenance. Maintenance.

Wear appropriate reflective clothing and footwear for the weather and activity. Avoid wearing loose fitting clothing. Wear safety glasses to protect eyes from thrown ice, stones, and other projectiles. Keep your hair away from the snow thrower.

Never disable safety features on the snow thrower equipment. Please refer to the snow thrower owner's manual for details.

HAPPY SAFE HOLIDAYS! HAVE A JOYOUS AND SAFE SEASON! SAFE SEASON'S GREETINGS! MERRY SAFE CHRISTMAS!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man observes Veterans Day. I have never served in the military during wartime or peacetime.  However, I am proud to have had the opportunity to work on a few military projects as a civilian.  Today, I am trying to serve America and the world as a yard safety super hero.

Veterans Day is an American holiday for honoring living war veterans. It is both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states. The holiday has been observed annually on November 11 - first as Armistice Day, later as Veterans Day. The day has since evolved as a time for honoring living veterans who have served in the military during wartime or peacetime, partially to complement Memorial Day, which primarily honors the dead. There has been some discussion of whether a person's veteran status depends upon his/her retirement or discharge from any of the armed forces. However, the term applies to any that have honorably served their country or that have served in a war zone as directed by their superior officers or as directed by lawful orders given by their country.

Thank you to all those veterans who have served America in the military. Please be a Yard Safety Crusader!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick  the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Election Day

It is Election Day. I Voted!

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is a current resident and native of Hermitage, Pennsylvania. Today is Election Day. It is a civil right to vote. Vote today!

Suffrage (from the Latin suffragium, meaning "vote") is the civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right.

In the United States, suffrage is determined by the individual states, not federally. There is no national "right to vote". The states and the people have changed the U.S. Constitution five times to disallow states from limiting suffrage, thereby expanding it.

15th Amendment (1870): no law may restrict any race from voting
19th Amendment (1920): no law may restrict any sex from voting
23rd Amendment (1961): residents of the District of Columbia can vote for the President
24th Amendment (1964): neither Congress nor the states may condition the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other type of tax
26th Amendment (1971): no law may restrict those above 18 years of age from voting

I voted today. I have a passion for public service and politics.

Be yard safe. Think before you cut. It hurts.

Think before you vote. Then vote!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Halloween XIII

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man will be dressing-up as himself again this Halloween. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is a “caped crusader” working tirelessly to promote yard safety awareness and to rescue individuals from getting hurt.

Halloween affords yet another fun time to share the preventive yard safety message in another unique way.  As a show of support for yard safety awareness and a tribute to all those people who have gotten hurt, including severe amputations, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man encourages both children and adults to dress-up as yard safety super heroes - a Halloween costume with a social purpose. In essence, I want to blast my yard safety message to create awareness so that people do not get hurt. Halloween is a great way for everyone to play yard safety super hero for a day.

Furthermore, the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man merchandise provides a year-round reminder of yard safety awareness.

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Autumn

The First Day of Autumn (Fall) 2016 is Thursday, September 22nd. It is Yard Safety Awareness Day (YSAD). YSAD? I am sad because I am thinking about all of the people who have had yard accidents and got hurt or died. I celebrate because I want to create awareness so that other people can be rescued from yard accidents and live safe lives. Please take a moment and learn more about yard safety.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man now lives to promote yard safety awareness, products, and services to rescue individuals, families, and institutions from the dreaded experience of outdoor power equipment accidents. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is here today so that yard accidents go away.Think yard safety! Celebrate yard safety!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Back to School

It is Back to School time for millions of people.  I want to make sure that each child learns about yard safety awareness. Actually, I continue to promote Yard Safety Awareness since often times children cut grass to make some money or satisfy family chores. Furthermore, children are involved in about 25% of all yard accidents.

Yard Safety Awareness applies to everyone.  Therefore, I encourage communities and schools to offer Yard Safety Awareness educational programs as part of their education programs. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is available to make special appearances to add some entertainment value to the educational experience.

I wish everyone a great and safe school year.  Think before you cut. It hurts. (tm)  

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Abraham Lincoln

From Failure to Gratitude
By Dr. Neil Chadwick

At the age of seven, a young boy and his family were forced out of their home, and the boy was forced to go to work. When the boy was nine, his mother passed away. He had a job as a store clerk, but lost it when he was twenty. The young man wanted to go to law school, but had no education. He went into debt when he was twenty-three, to become a partner in a small store. It was only three years later that his business partner died, and left him with a debt that took years for him to repay.

He dated a girl for four years and, at the age of twenty-eight, decided to ask her to marry him. She turned him down. Thirty-seven years into his life, he was elected to Congress... on his THIRD try. He then failed to be re-elected. This man's son died when he was only four years old. At age forty-five, he ran for the Senate...and failed to be elected. He persisted at politics and ran for the vice-presidency at age forty-seven, and again lost. Finally, at the age of fifty-one, this man was elected President of the United States. His name was Abraham Lincoln.

And then, President Lincoln did a very unusual thing. In the midst of the darkest day in American history, in the midst of the Civil War which claimed more American lives than any other war, in the midst of great trial and tragedy, President Lincoln issued the following proclamation: "It has seemed to me fit and proper that [the gifts of God] should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens . . . to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens."

Abraham Lincoln had a grateful heart. He knew, that even in the midst of great tribulation and hardship, there was much to be thankful for. And he took the time to express his gratitude to God, and invited the American people to join him in giving thanks to the Holy One.

(Accessed from http://www.1stholistic.com/Reading/liv_lincoln-from-failure-to-gratitude.htm)

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is inspired by Abraham Lincoln to perservere and overcome adversity. Like Abraham Lincoln, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man hopes to have a similar result in broadcasting the yard safety awareness message for the betterment of mankind.

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Grass Cut Feat Neat

Grass Cut Feat Neat
By Richard Mudrinich

Grass cut tall
Grass cut short
Grass cut feat
Some have nine toe feet.

Some like it tall
Some like it short
Some like it neat
Keep both of your feet.

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com

Independence Day

Happy Belated Birthday America; America celebrates Independence Day on the Fourth of July!

Independence Day is regarded as the birthday of the United States as a free and independent nation. Most Americans simply call it the "Fourth of July," on which date it always falls. It is a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks.

Also, it is a day involving many activities in the lawn. Across America, millions of individuals and families will grass cut their lawns in preparation for the celebration of America's birthday. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man wants to encourage the safe operation of outdoor power equipment. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that hospitals emergency rooms treat more than 400,000 outdoor garden-tool-related accidents each year.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man likes his freedom to push his toy lawn mower around America promoting yard safety awareness. If he wants to dress like a yard safety super hero, he can in America. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man lives the American Dream. Happy Fourth of July!

Think before you cut. It hurts! Be yard safe! Happy Birthday America!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man
http://www.rescuerick.com