Monday, August 31, 2009
Every morning we had hot biscuits, gravy, oatmeal, eggs and bacon or ham. When beef and pork were killed during the year some was cured in the smokehouse so we could use it all year, therefore we always had bacon and ham. A chicken could be grabbed anytime out or the yard, neck wrung, cleaned and cooked. Usually on Sunday we had chicken. Mom made cakes and pies all the time. We always picked lots of wild blackberries so we had lots of blackberry pies all year.
For all the employees and their families, the people at the Dam had celebrations and get togethers, at one such get together we saw our first movie, a Laurel and Hardy movie, we loved it. I have never forgotten it. Another form of entertainment, when the department of engineering saw that the lakes were going to flood a farm, they purchased the farm and then there was a large sale. Everything was auctioned off and there was always food there. Many auctions were held.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
When darkness fell, lamps were lit and a radio with a large car battery was on for entertainment. The lamps provided light to read by and play dominos or checkers.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
We could not buy much gas because it was rationed and you were only issued so many gas stamps. Since Daddy had to drive to work some, carpooled some, we did have to be very conservative with driving. Sugar and anything made with rubber was also restricted. So you fixed a flat tire and put "boots' in it a lot. Shoes had rubber in them so we resoled our own shoes and wore none in the summer. Daddy was drafted but when he went for his physical, the law had just been approved that said, a man with 4 children could not be drafted. Mom was really happy, can you imagine there being an advantage to having 4 children. Whenever any men or women in the community "went to war' there were huge community parties, I remember playing with lots of children and also the large crocks of lemonade that daddy made.
Friday, August 28, 2009
We went to school in a stone building that was used for school all 8 grades, church and community meetings. When your grade was called out by the teacher, you went to the front of the room and had your class time, lessons for the day. I loved math so learned all the other math classes too, especially when the students or teacher used the blackboard. We had arithmetic, reading, writing, spelling, history and geography. We used an outdoor toilet, one for boys and one for the girls and did not have toilet paper so used pages from the Sears or Montgomery Ward catalog.
We carried our lunch in a little metal bucket that had had lard in it. I usually had a bread, butter and sugar sandwich and whatever was left from supper the night before.
to be continued......
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I learned to milk the cow even before I went to school. When I was 6 Daddy decided to move away from the influence of Grandpa and live away from family. He built a little house near Mountain Home Arkansas and got a job as a concrete man on the Norfork Dam.
to be continued........
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Daisy one of the little toy doxies, stayed hidden all day yesterday unless we were outdoors, she hates baths and knows when I start that she might be next.
I did some writing on the website: www.selfgrowth.com and also watched some of the videos, I also worked some on my website: www.memaswellness.homestead.com
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Used the time in the sunshine to repot some plants and put together the plans for my fish pond.
Answered questions on the internet concerning giving flu vaccine to children and I said, NO, NO, and NO again. I would like for some research to be done on how chronic diseases have increased since we started all these vaccines. Do you know how many doses of vaccine (toxins) are given to a child even before he is school age? Please have everyone in your family start:
- washing hands and keep them away from the face
- keep hair out of the face, I think hair spreads germs rapidly-all those draining noses and long hair is great for the germs
- take their multiple vitamin/mineral daily
- take extra vitamin D and get sunshine everyday
- eat a well balanced diet and eliminate refined sugars
- eat food with lots of garlic and onions
- take fish or krill oil in maximum doses
- drink lots of non sugared drinks and purified water
Follow these steps and you will be healthy all year.
I will keep preaching but no one listens.
Monday, August 24, 2009
I have been to the local post office twice in the past week to mail some books to my friend, Dorothy, the post mistress takes her lunch hour for 2 hours and I have hit her lunch both days. Listened to more audio on www.ihealth.com yesterday and am learning new things every day. Also have applied to be an "expert" on www.selfgrowth.com
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
One of the most difficult things about being in the work world before I retired, was the fact that most of my employees liked to come to work only if the little voice in their head whispered,"It is a good day to show up for work." over the years I worked so many 24 hour shifts just because there are so many self-centered, lazy people in the world. I worked about 45 years and never failed to go to work, I missed work only when my children were born and that was planned ahead, so no one depended on me being at work.
I am so happy to be in a place in my life where I do not have to depend upon anyone but myself. My but I sound grim today, guess I had better go spend some time under the old apple tree with my animals.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Well I will just sit here under my old apple tree with my animals and watch as the world gets their shots. Haven't had a flu shot for the past 20 years and have not even had a sniffle. Must keep my immune system in great shape and wash my hands often.
I know all my preaching falls on deaf ears but I keep spouting off to any one who is still breathing.
Monday, August 17, 2009
I would like to reform the whole system and it does not have anything to do with health insurance directly.
- Make it mandatory for all physicians to attend classes in integrated medicine.
- Require all physicians to make alternatives a choice for each person.
- Insurance required to pay for supplements, as long as they come from a reputable company.
- No required training for physicians paid for by the drug companies.
- Require all physicians to read side effects to the patient when they order a drug or treatment.
- Go back to the old system in which all drug sales persons have to be trained pharmacist and all have to have training in alternative medications.
When I look at the medications of my friends and relatives, I am appalled to see that their symptoms are exactly the side effects of their medication and the physicians never take away the drug, just order another one. Case in point, a person with osteoporosis has been taking "the purple pill" for years, it is supposed to be a temporary fix, the antacids repress the HCL in your system and therefore you do not get the use of your supplements you take for bone health. We then have to be on expensive drugs and have fractured bones so the health care gets expensive.
For long term fix of the system has to start with training the Dr. and the public.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Had my coffee out under the apple tree this morning and have been wondering when I could get away from 15 dogs and listen to my new demo on relaxation. Have got to start using some of my info to sleep longer. The first thing is to teach some of the dogs to sleep somewhere other than my bed. At age 75 you would think I could sleep alone, it would be nice. I will write a paper on sleep and see if I can follow my own instructions!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I was so happy when they published my article on pet care at www.howtodothings.com/user/freddiemema
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The same thing happens when you take on the responsibility of caring for a child, an older adult, etc. The information highway is there to be traveled and we should travel it. I have always had a hunger for knowledge and each thing I have done in life has required me to study and learn. One reason I watch Book TV a lot on Saturday is to learn and of course I watch, the green channel and HGTV to learn. I hope 20 years from now when I am 95 that I will still be learning.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
I enjoyed the green channel but happened to turn the tv on and 60 minutes was presenting the work that is being done using the computer in helping people with no motor function so they can use their brain by integrating with the computer. I am so glad I saw that segment of the program and glad to see that we are doing something with these great computers and helping people who have their brains trapped in a body that does not function. you might go into the computer and watch that segment of 60 minutes. I think I am going to re watch it.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Please read my articles on www.howtodothings.com/user/freddiemema
Friday, August 7, 2009
My article today that I am writing is on "how to treat your pets like royalty" it will take awhile before it is approved but I have enjoyed writing it. www.howtodothings.com