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Must Every Meal Be Balanced?

Thursday, March 05, 2015      9 comments

Question: For several years, I've conscientiously tried to eat a healthy, balanced diet every day. Now I read that for best results, every meal must be balanced. Is that true? Answer: No. Your body has enough reserves of variou... Read more

Best Bits Of Broccoli

Wednesday, March 04, 2015      11 comments

Question: What is the most nutritious part of the broccoli plant? Answer: The florets contain substantially more cancer-fighting phytochemicals and beta-carotene (a precursor of vitamin A) than the stalks, and about the same amoun... Read more

Vegetables vs Fruits

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      12 comments

Question: You recently told a reader who ate lots of fruit to add some veggies, too. My question is the opposite: I eat lots of vegetables but little fruit. Am I missing out nutritionally? Answer: Probably not much, though eating a var... Read more

Are Runny Eggs Risky?

Monday, March 02, 2015      10 comments

I like poached eggs with yolks that aren't fully firm. Am I risking a salmonella infection? Answer from Consumer Reports: Yes, but the risk is quite small. The Food and Drug Administration has estimated that only 1 in 20,000 eggs contai... Read more

Helpful Hints.........

Sunday, March 01, 2015      9 comments

Do not use chemicals to kill ants. Instead, get a spray bottle, fill it with water and salt (25%), shake well, spray.......boom, dead! Remove a splinter easily by applying a paste of baking soda and water, then waiting several minutes f... Read more

Senior Car Window Stickers........

Saturday, February 28, 2015      9 comments

I'm speeding because I have to get there before I forget where I'm going. I don't think about dying..........It's the last thing I want to do. At my age........."Getting Any" means sleep. I'm retired. I was tired yesterday. I'm ... Read more

To Get The Job Done.........

Friday, February 27, 2015      6 comments

If you want to guarantee that the job will get done and get done right, give it to a woman. Bette Midler emoticonRead more

Some Great Hints.......

Thursday, February 26, 2015      11 comments

Nine foods that get rid of an upset stomach are: Bananas, Ginger, Plain Yogurt, Papaya, Apple Sauce, Oatmeal, White Rice, Chamomile Tea, and Chicken Broth. emo... <a href=Read more

I Love This........

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      10 comments

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life. emoticonRead more

Bagpiper

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      10 comments

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Nova Scotia back country. A... Read more

Murphy's Other 15 Laws

Monday, February 23, 2015      12 comments

1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 2. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well. 3. He who laughs last, thinks slowest. 4. A day without... Read more

Crisco

Sunday, February 22, 2015      12 comments

After being such a "Downer" yesterday, I thought I would lighten things up today. This made me laugh and I hope that it does you too. A little old lady is walking around in a supermarket calling out, Crisco, Crissssssscooooo! Soon an ... Read more

YIKES!!!!! What A Morning!!!!!

Saturday, February 21, 2015      14 comments

I hadn't been awake more than 10 minutes this morning when the phone rang. It was my mother. Her TV died last weekend and my husband and I bought a new one for her and Ken installed it yesterday. My mother is 90 years old and those of you wit... Read more

The Deaf Wife Problem

Friday, February 20, 2015      9 comments

Bert feared his wife Peg wasn't hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family Doctor to discuss the problem. The Doctor told him there is a simple i... Read more

Senior Road Trip

Thursday, February 19, 2015      13 comments

While on a road trip, an elderly couple, stopped at Pizza Hut for lunch. After finishing their meal, they left the restaurant, and resumed their trip to Phoenix. When leaving, the elderly woman unknowingly left her glasses on the table... Read more


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