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Bear Remover.....

Thursday, December 15, 2011      10 comments

A man in rural Wisconsin wakes up one morning to find a bear on his roof. So he looks in the yellow pages, and sure enough, there's an ad for "Up North Bear Removers." He calls the number, and the bear remover says he'll be over in 30 minu... Read more

Santa Claus and Grandma

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      6 comments

I remember my first Christmas adventure with Grandma. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: "There is no Santa Claus," she jeered. "Even dummies know that!" My ... Read more

Christmas Parrot

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      6 comments

One Christmas Eve, a frenzied young man ran into a pet shop looking for an unusual Christmas gift for his wife. The shop owner suggested a parrot, named Chet, which could sing famous Christmas carols. This seemed like the perfect gift. "H... Read more

This Made Me Laugh Out Loud.......

Monday, December 12, 2011      14 comments

One of the reasons it did make me laugh so hard is that it would be something my DH would say....... Husband talking......... I was in my back yard trying to launch a kite. I threw the kite up in the air, the wind would catch it for ... Read more

Save More Money On Groceries

Sunday, December 11, 2011      6 comments

1. GET ORGANIZED: Don't cram coupons into an envelope---you'll be much less likely to use them. Instead, label a binder or an accordion file by supermarket section---dairy, canned foods, produce, etc.---and stow the coupons you've clipped fro... Read more

Police Warning

Saturday, December 10, 2011      11 comments

It is supposed to be the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, and, for the most part, it is. But the Holidays also seem to bring out the worst in some people and we really have to be aware of our surroundings. This is the new thing these days ... Read more

Home Remedies That Work: Number 10 Cranberries

Friday, December 09, 2011      6 comments

CRANBERRIES If you're prone to bladder infections, drinking cranberry juice daily won't cure them, but it can help prevent them, say the urologic disease experts at NIH. Just be careful if you are taking blood-thinning medication like ... Read more

Home Remedies That Work: Number 9 Milk Of Magnesia

Thursday, December 08, 2011      5 comments

MILK OF MAGNESIA Dabbing this milky liquid on canker sores---small ulcers that typically appear inside the mouth---can temporarily soothe their pain. Milk of Magnesia won't heal the sores, but it does give relief from the symptoms. Expert... Read more

Home Remedies That Work: Number 8 Water

Wednesday, December 07, 2011      6 comments

WATER Daily gargling with plain tap water can help cut the number of colds and respiratory infections you get, as well as relieve symptoms if you're already sick. A 2010 study of nearly 400 healthy volunteers ages 18 to 65 in Japan fou... Read more

Home Remedies That Work: Number 7 Ginger

Tuesday, December 06, 2011      5 comments

GINGER Ginger can help reduce nausea and relieve motion sickness. Some studies have shown that taking one gram of ginger an hour before surgery can reduce nausea and vomiting during the first 24 hours after surgery. In addition, a... Read more

Home Remedies That Work: Number 6 Witch Hazel

Monday, December 05, 2011      4 comments

WITCH HAZEL Witch hazel is derived from the leaves and twigs of a flowering shrub. For more than a century, the clear, refined extract has been used as an astringent to help tighten the skin and relieve inflammation. It is the main ... Read more

Home Remedies That Work: Number 5 Menthol Rub

Sunday, December 04, 2011      5 comments

MENTHOL RUB Applying mentholated ointments such as strong-smelling Vicks VapoRub has been shown to be a safe, cost-effective treatment for toenail fungus, often more effective than over-the-counter products. A small study this year fou... Read more

Home Remedies That Work: Number 4

Saturday, December 03, 2011      5 comments

BABY SHAMPOO A half-and-half solution of baby shampoo and warm water is a simple, effective way to clean eyelids that are itchy, red or crusty. The condition could be blepharitis, a common eye problem in older adults. It can cause scaling... Read more

Home Remedies That Work: Number 3

Friday, December 02, 2011      13 comments

TART CHERRY JUICE Drinking tart cherry juice can help prevent gout attacks, relieve muscle soreness after exercise, and possibly help with arthritis pain because of its natural anti-inflammatory properties. Gout expert Naomi Schlesinge... Read more

Home Remedies That Work: Number 2

Thursday, December 01, 2011      10 comments

LIQUID DISH SOAP If you come into contact with poison ivy or poison oak, washing the affected area with liquid dish soap within two hours of contact may prevent you from getting an itching red rash. Arkansas dermatologist Adam Stibich want... Read more


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