Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Shopping and Christmas

A fellow Instructor, Buck, and I built this float for the Christmas parade in Key West. Mr. Joslin our boss, did the painting.That is an eightfoot paper over wood, Earth. That is six inch film wrapping the globe, the type used by our spy planes to gather intelligence. Guy standing was an RA5C (spy plane) pilot.
This is our only Christmas Float ever. The Grand kids enjoyed throwing candy to the crowds.

Today we made our regular trip to WalMart, groceries and vitamins.
Don & Evelyn had started taking the Centrum series of Vitamins to help lower their Cholesterol, I thought I would start. (SO FAR it must have worked for them.) I need something and do not like the Cholesterol Meds given in wholesale amounts to the American Public as well as most of the world.

While I was searching the web about vitamins and blood health I ran across a fact unknown to me (surprise! to this know it all). Cosco is bigger than Sam’s Club. I did not know that. I have never shopped Cosco and do very little shopping at Sam’s any more. When I was still building, I bought my household appliances at Sams. In this motor home we cannot store huge amounts of anything but pens and pencils and we already have enough of them.

Anyway I am changing my multi vitamin and adding it to all my meds (which is presently a baby aspirin). I want to lower the cholesterol other than using the Medicines that have flooded the world’s markets. I may not be able to.

Weather is a little cool here today. Sixty five. Back into the 70’s tomorrow thank goodness. Sherry gets grumpy (ha) in cold weather.

Many BIZZY shoppers out today. Glad we are no longer a part of the REAL shopping public.

I hope you plan a wonderful Christmas, filled with a lot of happiness, joy and love.

Nite Shipslog,

Words of Wisdom

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to
live at the expense of everybody else.
-Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it
costs when it's free!
-P.J. O'Rourke

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as
possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.

-Voltaire (1764)

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean
politics won't take an interest in you!
-Pericles (430 B.C.)

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is
in session.
-Mark Twain (1866)


shirl72 said...

They are beautiful floats. We had the
Belmont parade yesterday. I was coming home
from Rehab visiting Vernon. I probably live
about 7 miles from the center. I was stuck in
traffic for 45 min. Willam pulled the float
for the Church. I have never seen as much traffic here, It was about like Charlotte,
This little town goes all out for everything.


jun said...

nice floats. I ve always loved floats . we have our parade on saturday. we dont have fancy floats at all. lucky if we have a bale of hay with some streamers around it. lol
they do throw out candy to the kids though. I f its cold i dont even bother going to it.
are you remembering to eat your oatmeal? i really believe in oatmeal and other fibers being good for overall health.also onions and garlic esp. the garlic is healthy .
just think everytime we find a bog man mummy they find plant matter in the stomach contents. i jsut saw where they found a dinosaur mummy and were trying to use xrays to see what it had eaten. hhm i just lost my appetite lol

Randy said...

Hello Mr. Jack,

Wow! you are a"JACK" of all trades! ha! Those are really great floats. Maybe you missed your calling!lol

God Bless


Paula said...

Nice floats. Do you have any pens that no longer write? We have lots of them.

betty said...

I liked the floats! I hadn't seen people throw candy from them until we lived in Montana; somehow they don't do that here in So Calif for some reason; red rice yeast is supposed to be good for lowering cholesterol; that and omega-3 fatty acids; both you can get at the health food store


Helen said...

Great float of the earth. Just wondering if what you are calling the series of Centrum series os vitamins is the same as a bottle of Centrum daily vitamins? If so I have a bottle of those only they are store brand Equate from Walmart but have not started taking them yet. My Cholesterol reading are high. Have a nice day. Helen

Terri said...

Great float! You can do anything you put your mind to Jack...Hope your vitamins do ya good...I really need to take a daily vitamin...2009 I'm gonna make some healthy changes in my's not going to be easy..but it's a must! I wanna be around a long long

Hope ya'll have a wonderful Christmas!