Friday, July 20, 2018
Smoking in the Hospital
(Einstein and his furry shoes!)
I really do enjoy reading blogs and comments both mine and yours.. I am always looking back, the memories make me smile. Back in AOL Journals we had a BIG family of Bloggers, it was new. Then came the AOL shut down and some went away.
Technology catches up and passes ‘itself’. Our experiences in the last few years in and around hospitals makes me think how shocked folks would be if they could go back in time and see patients smoking in bed.
Wow, if they could see cigarettes being sold room to room to make sure no one ran out.
I remember the NO SMOKING, OXYGEN IN USE, SIGNS. Now I see people on oxygen smoking while they inhale oxygen. ?????? wild
Did you know that at one time ‘menthol’ cigarettes were prescribed to folks with some maladies? Many of us kids sneaked a smoke but one of my friends was prescribed three menthol ‘Kools’ a day. His buddies were flabbergasted to see an 11 year old smoking without hiding.
Tobacco was one of my ‘enjoyable habits’. It is very hard to quit a habit cigarettes were tough, over eating is worse for me.
But, oh yes, we were wrong back in history, but we were GREEN before this generation came along to tell us how bad we were. The land fill was not full of plastic jugs, containers and cans. Drink bottles were returned to be washed and sanitized and used again. Every house had a jar of buttons, clothes were patched and handed down to the next guy/gal as they were out grown. Many homes had a jar tree to hold and dry the canning jars. For awhile mama only had to replace the red rubber gasket.
My big thing was inner tubes, I always had a supply of slingshot rubbers and shoe tongues for pockets. I remember you actually wore out shoe strings, now in many cases if shoes have strings they are for decorations.
Our generations drove recapped tires and patched their own inner tubes after a flat. We even plugged our own tires once we learned to trust ‘tubeless tires’, LOL
We did know how to be green before green was cool, thank you very much.
BTW, what do you remember recycling?
Ahhh the Kaiser (Maybe Kaiser was very smart to go big with hospitals and medicines!)