LUCY CHECKS: Writing checks may not be one of life's great pleasures, but who better to lighten up the task than Lucy Ricardo? "I Love Lucy" checks, available from the Styles Checks Co. of California, feature Lucille Ball in four scenes from her show. A box of 200 I Love Lucy checks costs $17.70, including shipping. Call Styles Checks at (800) 356-0353, ext. 2.
KEEPING IT SIMPLE: The goal of the Simple Living quarterly is to help readers simplify their lives, to spend less time on possessions and more time on things that really matter _ family, friends, community. Write to Simple Living Press, 2319 N 45th St. Box 149, Seattle, WA 98103.
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