Sunday, March 1, 2020

CORONA VIRUS keeping it simple - I AM AN AMERICAN

Everything looks normal this last week of February 2020.


 From the local VA Hospital in Manchester NH

"Take precautions to guard against infection

  • Get a flu shot
  • Keep your hands clean by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid people who are sick
  • Stay home and away from others when sick
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with tissues or your arm/sleeve. Dispose of tissues in the trash.
  • Keep surfaces clean using disinfecting wipes

Stay home and phone

If you have symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath, please call your local VA medical center and select the option to speak to a nurse before visiting the facility. Tell them about your symptoms and any recent travel.
From Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper.  Visit her site often for no-hype updates.

Google it or Bing it and find foods that will help prep your immune system. Pick the ones you will eat and put them into your daily diet. Consider adding foods on this list you do not normally eat and add one or two of them now. Start a habit.
Drink more water and if you get any kind of flu, stay hydrated more so than you are doing now. 
If you do not have gallons and gallons of water available to you/yours or have unlimited access, solve this now.
You and yours will most likely be the best caretakers of each other. Avoid the hospital if possible. Plan ahead and put new behaviors into practice.

CDC Flu Season. 

A quick read of the flu season "from October 1, 2019 through February 15, 2020 there have been..."  Putting the flu in context and worthy of note.
And for goodness sake, do not buy into the panic, hype, false narratives and "experts" with agendas.

BLUEBERRY TOWN   Things to think about.

 "keep on keepin on."
I am just finishing up going through everything my mother ever saved. Everything! Last cardboard box this week and it was a doozy!
My fathers wallet untouched from the day he entered the hospital where there they mis-handled testing procedures that killed him a week later. In that wallet were his driver's license and a picture of his son and grandson. 

A rubber-banded stack of letters written in the late 30's and early 40's between my mother and father. From when they were first dating to his last season fishing Egegik, Alaska. 
I remember them telling me stories of how hard the separation was for them, him gone and mom left in Seattle working.  I have just started with those letters (all in dated order). The young woman missing her boyfriend and soon to be husband. Dad writes on one envelope, "A fool in love." 

So many photos of them when they were young.

Me, my mother, her sister in 1946.

Both sets of grandparents and my father immigrated from Norway and Russia. They came to this country through the front door, for the promises of a better future, bringing with them skill sets and no fear of hard work. They added to this nation.
Amongst the letters, union cards, health records and daily accounting of monies in and monies out, was their perfectly maintained 1940 copy of a book entitled "I AM AN AMERICAN."

Copyright 1940 by Whitman Publishing Company
The Cover

Note: Rights, Privileges and Duties!

I see these books for sale on the net. Get one for your children, no matter how old they are.
 Yep, appreciate the visit. 

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