Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Gobble Gobble for Yard Safety! Happy Thanksgiving! 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.

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!

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man strives to glorify God by advancing and promoting yard safety awareness. Once again, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man gives thanks to those who give! Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man desires to give even as a peasant philanthropist! Thanks to those giving and receiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Friday, November 13, 2015

Mulch Madness

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man has coined the phrase Mulch Madness. College basketball has March Madness. Fall Yard Work has Mulch Madness. Mulch Madness affords yet another fun time to share the preventive yard safety message in another unique way. Mulch Madness kicks-off with the First Day of Fall and runs throughout all of Autumn.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man witnessed a leaf fall from a tree in his yard on the First Day of Fall. Now, there are several leaves on the ground in yards throughout the world. In the Fall, individuals often use their lawn mowers to mulch fallen leaves. The slippery leaves contribute to the increased risk of a lawn mower accident. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man cautions individuals to watch out for sticks and objects hidden by the leaves as well as slippery slopes. Furthermore, Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man recommends that individuals wear personal protective equipment to improve yard safety.

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man echoes the recommendations of many landscaping experts that it is good for your yard to mulch the leaves. In essence, it is nature's way to recycle. Your yard is simply an extension of the natural process. Trees around your property draw nutrients and minerals from the soil, converting those elements into new leaves and branches. The mulching mower grass clippings (benefits of grasscycle) quickly decompose and provide nutrients to keep the lawn healthy. Moreover, the mulching mower blades can easily shred whole leaves into small pieces. The mulching mower is a food processor for worms that loosen and enrich the soil. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man reminds everyone to mulch the leaves - not any body parts!

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is a renaissance yardman, utilizing various art forms to communicate his yard safety message. I want to educate and entertain everyone about the importance of yard safety. Lawn mower accidents happen in a split-second, often resulting in life-altering outcomes that sometimes include amputation. I learned this from first-hand experience when I amputated part of my left foot while cutting the grass. My life-changing lawn mower accident took place on the First Day of Fall 2003. I fell in the Fall that day. Nonetheless, I have become a leading yard safety advocate. I have made several major contributions to the Green Industry. Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man strives to win the Nobel Prize!

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

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man


My dad died on November 13, 1995. I want to take a moment and reflect and pay tribute to my dad, Robert N. Mudrinich (December 22, 1930 - November 13, 1995). My dad was the greatest man that I have ever known. He was Christ-like in many ways, and he was very resourceful and patient. He reached out to those less fortunate as well as those more fortunate. He was self-taught on many levels. He was an innovative and inventive genius. My dad really was a super hero. Therefore, it is no wonder that I want to save the world from yard accidents. My dad would have been the biggest fan and ingenious supporter of the Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man yard safety advocacy. Now, my dad lives with Jesus; his body rests in Morefield Cemetery located in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. My dad was a saint. He would have worn a Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man T-Shirt around town with pride until it was threads. In many ways, I do not think that my dad would be surprised by my passion to reach out to other people. He would embrace Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man, while some others think I am just an idiot. I wish that he still lived on Earth; I can feel that he lives in Heaven. He was a great and wonderful dad!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man

Veterans Day

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man observes Veterans Day.  I want to make a belated recognition of my gratitude to our military.  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.

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