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June 2003 - Nr. 6


The Editor
Casual Convergance
Elizabeth Kuehn
KW and Beyond
Over The Fence
Triebwerk Theater Performance
50 Years Alpine Club
Dick reports...
Sybille reports
Ham Se det jehört?
Book Review
Was ist Deutschland?
New Bells Consecrated
Deutscher Filmpreis
Rostock Olympics
3rd in Immigration
Good bye, Lenin!
Photographs US
Polish EU Vote

Over the Fence

Lena & BrunoThis new column became an instant hit with our readers. Many told me that they did not believe the sugar advice at first, but tried it in desperation after gardening and, presto, it worked fantastically, even for people with sensitive skin.

I’ll be passing on your thanks to my Italian neighbours and friends Lena and her husband Bruno. (Photo)

Sometime last year a skunk decided to move into the neighbourhood. He settled in Lena’s garden shed and nothing she did deterred him from living there. Thus our air was frequently enriched with the heavy scent of this pretty but unloved animal. Lois, a German Sheppard, tried to make friends, but was rudely rewarded with a dose of unwanted perfume. In the winter, when I said goodbye to my husband in the early morning hours, I could smell the typical scent of skunk around our property, especially my front porch. In the garden, right next to the markings of some lone wolf tomcat that other distinct odour could be detected. The icy air did nothing to make the stink dissipate.

And then I had an idea: I got out the spray bottle of Febreeze. If it worked in the house to make pesky odours disappear why would it not do the same outside? I had gotten rid of old cigar smell with this remedy and always thought that nothing smells worse than stale cigar. I was wrong, of course. Skunk beats it by far.

So forget the tomato juice and other messy solutions. Try a little Febreeze or its equivalents. The odour eating enzyme technology works even for skunk, or should I say, against skunk?!

Keep a bottle in the house and one in the car. I have heard of accidents while traveling!

We are still looking for more advice to publish, which is unique and practical and makes life easier. A few tips have arrived and need to be edited. Keep’em coming, folks! Email to sfr@echoworld.com


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