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How Is Norma? (True Story)

Wednesday, July 06, 2011      6 comments

A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph's Hospital. She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?" The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the pati... Read more

The Blood Sugar Roller Coaster

Tuesday, July 05, 2011      5 comments

Understanding a food's glycemic load is important to stopping the roller-coaster effect some foods have on your energy. A food's glycemic load is how quickly and how high it raises your blood sugar level relative to the carbohydrate it contain... Read more

No Left Turns....

Monday, July 04, 2011      8 comments

This is a long story but boy what a great point it makes. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy 4th of July and God Bless America, Forever!!!!! Subject: No Left Turns This is the story of an aging couple told by their son. This ... Read more

Dippity-Do!!!

Sunday, July 03, 2011      5 comments

Here are some tasty snack-dip ideas: * Dip baby carrots and cherry tomatoes in low-fat ranch dressing. * Dip strawberries or apple slices in low-fat yogurt. * Dip pretzels in mustard. * Dip pita chips in hummus. * D... Read more

Pool Safety

Saturday, July 02, 2011      6 comments

As summer heats up, think about safety outside your home, as well. If you have a pool or visit a friend's pool or community pool, keep in mind: The pump in a pool or spa creates powerful suction at the drain that can trap a swimmer under w... Read more

A Keeper........

Friday, July 01, 2011      8 comments

Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away. I can see them now, Dad in trousers, work shirt and a hat; and Mom in a house dress, lawn mower in one hand, and dish-towel in the other. It was the t... Read more

President In 2013

Thursday, June 30, 2011      6 comments

SHE GETS MY VOTE!!! Here we are, already discussing the future President of the United States, beginning with the Year 2013. For those of you who would like THE VERY BEST choice for President, we have a solution: IT IS PROBABLY TIME WE H... Read more

Splish, Splash, Strengthen, and Tone

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      4 comments

The pool can be a perfect place for some fitness. Here are a couple of ways to add a little extra exercise to your next dip. Tummy Tuck: * With your back against the side of the pool, extend your arms on either side, holding onto the... Read more

Update On Renee and a Request For Continued Prayers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      22 comments

On June 18th I requested prayers for a good friend of my son's who had just learned that she had a very aggressive form of brain cancer. I was amazed and very thankful for your response. Today, I will let you know what is happening with Renee ... Read more

The Dangers Of Taking PPIs

Monday, June 27, 2011      8 comments

I have Osteoarthritis and have taken NSAIDs in one form or another for pain for years. One of the side effects of NSAIDs is stomach bleeding. To help prevent this, my doctor prescribed Omeprazole which is a PPI or proton pump inhibitor. Last ... Read more

The Rules For Going Raw

Monday, June 27, 2011      7 comments

Mix it up.......... Raw foods are becoming a popular dietary choice. Some people even make it a lifestyle, cooking nothing above 115 degrees F. There's evidence that a plant-based diet may lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, Type 2 d... Read more

A Loving Grandpa

Saturday, June 25, 2011      7 comments

A woman in a supermarket is following a grandfather and his badly behaved 3 year-old grandson. It's obvious to her that he has his hands full with the child screaming for sweets in the sweet aisle, biscuits in the biscuit aisle, and for fruit,... Read more

Oh, My Aching Head!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011      4 comments

Is it a bad headache or something more? Could it be a Migraine? More than 29.5 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. However, less than half of all sufferers have received a migraine diagnosis. A migraine headache is often mi... Read more

Supermarket Salesmanship (Funny)

Thursday, June 23, 2011      3 comments

Sense of Freshness..... A while ago a new supermarket opened in Topeka, Kansas. It has an automatic water mister to keep the produce fresh. Just before it goes on, you hear the sound of distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain. ... Read more

Making Good Use Of Our Time Together........

Wednesday, June 22, 2011      6 comments

My Mom turned 87 in May. She had a bad Winter health-wise and has slowed down considerably. She injured her foot a few years ago and the tendon never healed correctly, causing her much pain and slowing down her ability to walk with any speed. ... Read more


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