Monday, April 30, 2018

Some medical ‘facts’ are not right!

Historical Photo:
 The famous Rail Road Watch & Railroad station 1880's

But for today!
Sherry read to me, "It is a medical fact that eating nuts of any variety will prevent a fib!" (A-Fib)

I said that is not so. I had a friend who continually ate peanuts and was forever telling fibs!

Hope you all are beginning to see spring. North Carolina is beautiful this time of the year.
We are making some progress, however Fishing & other things is not great, but we are working on it.

Nite Shipslog

North Carolina facts (since we are here)
1.     Mount Mitchell in the Blue Ridge Mountains is the highest peak east of the Mississippi. It towers 6,684 feet above sea level.
2.    Krispy Kreme Doughnut was founded in Winston-Salem.
3.    The Venus Fly-Trap is native to Hampstead.
4.    The first miniature golf course was built in Fayetteville.
5.    Babe Ruth hit his first home run in Fayetteville on March 7, 1914.
6.    Winston-Salem was created when the two towns Winston and Salem combined.
7.    The Biltmore Estate in Ashville is America's largest home, and includes a 255-room chateau, an award-winning winery and extensive gardens.
8.    The first English child born in America was born in Roanoke in 1587. Her name was Virginia Dare.
9.    The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama in Albemarle commemorates the birth of Virginia Dare. Scheduled to run just one year, it proved so successful that it has played for nearly sixty consecutive summers.
10.The first state owned art museum in the country is located in Raleigh.
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Waldensian Sunbeam Bakery Truck in Valdese, NC

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Still fishing

We are well, busy as a cat chasing it's tail. (but hopefully accomplishing more! Thanks for the e-mails, comments and concerns.)
I talked about being thrown curves, one I didn’t expect was personal. I broke a tooth. Very little pain, but it had to be taken care of. The term used today is, ‘I have a lot on my plate and this was an ‘unappreciated addition’, ha!’
Our life style has its drawbacks. Once I found a dentist who could take me in a day or so, I made the appt. for the next day. The first question on the many forms that must be filled out in today’s world was, ‘Who was your last dentist, and why did you leave?’

I can generate many answers to a question like that, but I didn’t. I explained to the person filling the form that I did not have a ‘dentist’. My teeth work has been done where ever we were at the time, such as this one. The ones I remembered were: Idaho, Utah, NC and Mexico. I remembered this broke one was done in Lenoir, NC. I remember because the Dentist refused to pull a wisdom tooth without Novocain. He had to pull the wisdom tooth to get to a cavity that it was hiding on the neighboring tooth.

I asked that this present problem tooth be pulled. I use my own logic. I chew mostly on the opposite side. I am near 80 and it won’t be long until I am drinking my food or dead; and besides I do not have the time nor patients to add to my already FULL PLATE. Probably not the best decision, but I own it. These doctors (two of them in the room to do the work) also refused to pull the tooth without Novocain.

Costs are usually figured different for someone passing thru town, and not going to become a regular patient. The two places that were reasonable were first Mexico of course. But a small town in Utah the Dr. took time to grind a tooth that was too high that had been filled in Idaho. He charged me $20 for his time.

If you are sitting down this won’t be bad. For pulling one tooth in Belmont, NC was $430.00.  Would that be normal in your neck of the woods?

But I did get seen in a day, I am not a regular and most of all the work is done and I am about over it.
I am still 'gone fishing.'

I will talk about why I am fishing trip later.
Nite Shipslog

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Gone Fishing

Historic Picture:
Carolina Theatre in Charlotte, NC Mid 1950s.

Sherry's sons dropped by tonight for a visit and have some of mama's left overs. Mark brought grand daughter Stella. We had a good time.

I have a lot of small tasks to take care of so I am taking a few days off AGAIN. I wanted to come here tonight to thank all of you who are sending up prayers, giving good advice and in general boosting us. Some of you have faced dementia and KNOW first hand the complications.  some of you know of the drug Coumadin, and the complications that can develop. Thanks for the input.
So tonight is another short entry, There are no MAJOR problems facing us, but a flurry of small stuff. I'll be reading if not commenting, Be back soon.

 Be back with the catch, I hope!

Nite Shipslog

 1940 Chevy Stake body truck
North Carolina Facts:

1.     North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes in the nation. Students at a Wilson County school petitioned the North Carolina General Assembly for the establishment of the sweet potato as the official state vegetable.
2.     Harker's Island hosts the annual Core Sound Decoy Festival in December.
3.     Morehead City is home to the North Carolina Seafood Festival, held the first weekend in October every year.
4.     The World War II battleship 'North Carolina' is permanently berthed on the Cape Fear River at Wilmington. She was saved from the scrap heap in the 1960's by public subscription, including donations of dimes by schoolchildren. 
(The Battle ship USS North Caroling displayed an 8' model built, from sight, by my brother Odis Howard Darnell)
5.     The first English colony in America was located on Roanoke Island. Walter Raleigh founded it. The colony mysteriously vanished with no trace except for the word "Croatoan" scrawled on a nearby tree.