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This year, 2022, is the fiftieth year that the Arbor Day Foundation has been in effect; their goal mainly over the years has been to improve the planting and preservation of our trees. Maybe you will consider planting a tree, or accepting one offered to you when the planting time is right later in the cold season.
My Ron has been in the therapy end of the post-surgery floor at Russell Hospital more than a week. Unfortunately there has been only improvement from the physical therapy side, but none for the bad pain he tolerates or the swelling in the surgical leg. From his waist to toes on surgical leg is swollen twice its size, and pain medicine gives him no relief.
It hurts me to see that he has to suffer; surely there is something to help. Such a sad thing that with so many abusers of prescription drugs out there that doctors now are afraid to prescribe to those that need strong pain medicine. Ron’s nurses have been great and his food very tasty, he says.
I actually spent several hours working outside today, the first time I have done any “yard work” since I first got so ill four years ago. It was so exhilarating and revived my engines, although I was quite worn out when I came inside. Doing something you truly enjoy, especially when it’s a physical thing, is so refreshing and for me provides enthusiasm for other things that push motivation.
Happy birthday to George Hardy, Alex City dentist and film star, celebrating on October 16. On the twentieth Andy and Casey Burns of Kellyton will reach the twelfth year since their marriage. Happy wishes to you all.
I had a wonderful meeting, catch-up and visit with Mrs. Janet Coker (sharp as a tack at 85) and her daughter Debbie Grimes of Equality. We had the best time, having a lot in common and laughed over many things. The next day I met up with Peggie Sue and Pete Ott in Nixburg, along with Diane Rainwater, their close friend. It was a nice chat, and we all laughed about our not being technology savvy.
The newly built lovely white wood home in the fields on the corner of Alabama Highway 22 and County Road 63, that I understand was built by the Joneses, had a blazing roof fire towards the back of the home one morning this week. Later the same day when I came by, the fire was extinguished, and there were about half a dozen or more big white pick-up trucks parked at the house. Looked like they caught the fire in good time.
So impressed with the new land-line provided through Central Access with fiber optics; my phone tells me that I have a message, and I hear it through my email. I wasn’t aware of that at first, as I only check email weekly. Another deal is that the phone shows the phone number calling and tells you who is calling, so it’s easy to hang up on the telemarketers.
A card came in the mail from Medicare on Monroe Street in Montgomery a few weeks back to advise to watch for fraud, and if you are offered free medical equipment it could be a scam. Do not give out your Medicare number to anyone; your doctor already has it on record. To report an attempt at Medicare fraud you can report to Alabama Senior Medicare Patrol at 1-800-243-5463 or online at Alabamaageline.gov.
I just don’t understand Washington these days; President Biden talked about things being made in America, but the first thing he did was to shut down the gas pipeline that President Trump worked hard on, also refusing leases that could furnish our much-needed oil. I wonder what the president plans to do with all the farm equipment, personal boats, planes, and heating oil for the folks up north and propane for us that live rurally; not to mention that most of us couldn’t afford $80,000 for an electric car that could catch fire if you have a flood.
Now we will have to buy oil which is thicker and dirtier than what we can produce from places like Russia, the Saudis, or Venezuela. My opinion, the ones giving the ideas to “Sleepy Joe” are the weakest links with ideas that are ruining our United States. To add to this insanity, we let in all the illegals with no heath check at the southern border, giving them hotel rooms, insurance and cash while our people are suffering from the worst hurricane in many years in several states that are really needing more help.
I got gas at my usual place; the sign said $3.01, only regular and mid-grade were sold out, making $3.38 the only one available (two days later, regular was up to $3.34). Most drivers did not buy, but we know prices will continue to increase. The “good old days” in 1969, gas then was 29 cents a gallon; lately the increases since President Biden took office have been 40%.
Until next week, think of happy memories, and keep smiling.
Remember, if you have news to share or a celebration, just send me a short email to Smanorlady@gmail.com. I will be happy to share with the readers.