Tuesday, November 20, 2007


As a tribute to my Aunt Irene (nickname Mimi) who died a few weeks ago, I have created the acronym MIMI (tm) to stand for Minimally Invasive Mower Innovations. I recognize that many people think that I am a flake to believe that one person can make a difference. Aunt Mimi was always concerned about my welfare after my lawn mower accident. Actually, Aunt Mimi had a tough life, yet she never dwelled on her challenges. She was concerned about other people. Her pride and joy were her two sons and family. She had many friends. She was a grassroots ambassador for yard safety and broadcaster of Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man. Aunt Mimi knew that there was a need for increased yard safety awareness and advances in technology developments. Each day, I think of new ways to design and develop MIMI (tm) mowers. Thank you!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Gobble Gobble

Gobble Gobble for Yard Safety! Thanksgiving will take place next Thursday, November 22nd. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man gives thanks! Thank you for giving!

Thanksgiving is a traditional North American holiday to give thanks at the conclusion of the harvest season. In keeping with the holiday theme of giving thanks, during the socializing or meal, people talk about what they are thankful for or tell about experiences during the past year which have caused them to feel grateful. Families and friends gather for a reunion, a day of thanks, and a festive meal.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man wants to express his gratitude for the many individuals and families who have expressed concern and support over the years. Thanks for giving! I am grateful for the many people who have reached out to me in support of the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man yard safety awareness advocacy. Indeed, there is considerable work required to make yard accidents extinct. I have noticed that people fall on the continuum of extremely selfish on one end and extremely generous on the other end. Rescue Rick believes that both extremes are not healthy and could lead to an increased yard accident. Once again, thank you to all of the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man fans and supporters all over the world. Also, thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my passion and artistic expression to heighten yard safety awareness. THANK YOU!

Invite the Lord to your Thanksgiving dinner and thank Him for all the bounty and blessings in your life. While you and your family are enjoying all that Thanksgiving offers, be sure and take a moment to think about everything that you are thankful for this Thanksgiving. Also, please remember to reach out to those individuals and families less fortunate.

Psalm 69:30 – 30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 100:4 – 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

1 Corinthians 10:31 – 31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

Why not start a new tradition in your home of sharing your "thanks" around the dinner table before the BIG MEAL! Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man suggests introducing the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man Yard Safety Awareness Bib to your Thanksgiving dinner table. Be thankful for all children of God!

Glorify God on Thanksgiving!

Luke 2:14 – 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man strives to glorify God by advancing and promoting yard safety awareness.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Living War Veterans

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man observes Veterans Day. I have never served in the military during wartime or peacetime. I am trying to serve America and the world as a yard safety super hero. I share the Wikipedia on Veterans Day below.

Veterans Day is an American holiday for honoring living war veterans. It is celebrated on the same day as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. It is both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states. All major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice. Armistice Day was first commemorated in the United States by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919, and many states made it a legal holiday. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 inviting all Americans to observe the day and made it a legal holiday nationwide in 1938.

The holiday has been observed annually on November 11 since that date - first as Armistice Day, later as Veterans Day. When holidays in the United States, with the exception of New Year's Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Independence Day were moved to Mondays to create long holiday weekends, the celebration was moved to the fourth Monday of October. However, after protests by veterans groups it was moved back to November 11th in an effort to make the holiday more important. Unfortunately for those groups, the result was the opposite. Even though it is a federal and state holiday, it is formally observed in most parts of the United States only by government offices and banks. Most schools and almost all businesses stay open on regular schedules. As a result, most public transit systems are on regular schedules. Most businesses cite the holiday's proximity to Thanksgiving (when many businesses close for a four-day weekend) as the main reason for staying open on Veterans Day; but most schools and businesses also stay open on Columbus Day, a full month earlier.

On November 11, 1953, the citizens of Emporia, Kansas staged a Veterans Day observance in lieu of an Armistice Day remembrance. Congressman Ed Rees of Emporia, Kansas subsequently introduced legislation in the United States House of Representatives to officially change the name of Armistice Day to Veterans Day. Following a letter-writing campaign to secure the support of all state governors in the observance of this new holiday, the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day (enacted June 1, 1954), to honor those who served.

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

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Birthday Boy

Today is November 7th. It is the birthday of Richard Mudrinich, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man. I had a low-key birthday celebration. The highlight of my day was going to dinner with my mom, who is battling uterine cancer. I have three birthday wishes: (1) my mom beats cancer, (2) donations to and collaborations with Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man, and (3) love and respect one another.

It is another birthday. My left foot still hurts. I continue to experience phantom pain.My right knee now hurts. My right hip now hurts. My back is developing spasms. My lawn mower accident was a real pain in the foot and beyond.Nonetheless, I am a determined yard safety advocate to march forward in order to prevent yard accidents from happening to other people. I am committed to yard safety awareness.

My last wish on my death day is to be buried as Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man. In the meantime, there are millions of people around the world that need to be rescued before they have a life-altering yard accident. I will go to sleep now. I HAVE A DREAM TOO.

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man