Double meanings


POLICE WEEK

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LIFE SAVERS

LifeSavers

GUM

Gum

PEPPERMINT PATTY

Mint

SNICKERS

Snickers

DUM-DUMS

DumDums

KISSES

Kisses

PAY DAY

PayDay


Each year, in the United States, there is a week in May dedicated to thanking policemen and women. In 2015, thanks to an idea shared on the internet, people bought the candies shown in the pictures below, put them in bags for the officers and wrote a note using the names of the candies. 

     Can you write a note to policemen and women using all the names below?  Try!  

The original note to the officers is at the bottom of the page. 



































Life savers: To remind you of the many times you’ve been one.  Gum to help everyone stick together. Peppermint Patty to help you keep your cool. Snickers to help you laugh.  Dum-Dums for those you have to deal with. [Dum is a  play on words for “dumb” or, someone who is not very smart.] Kisses to show our love for all you do for our communities. Pay Day to hope you get a raise [more money].

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