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Old 03-22-2020, 03:29 PM   #1
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While everyone is sitting around quarantined and getting cabin fever you might as well go over to wikipedia and read about pandemics:


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I was reading up on race horses and jockeys today. I watched the Black STallion on TV today. That and life jackets, after a guy drowned over on the Mississippi walleye fishing too close to the dam. Had a life jacket but wasn’t wearing it. Been snowing in Eastern Iowa for a couple hours so not that enjoyable to be out. About a 10 mile an hour wind out of the SE.
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I was reading up on race horses and jockeys today. I watched the Black STallion on TV today. That and life jackets, after a guy drowned over on the Mississippi walleye fishing too close to the dam. Had a life jacket but wasn’t wearing it. Been snowing in Eastern Iowa for a couple hours so not that enjoyable to be out. About a 10 mile an hour wind out of the SE.
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Hi: Iowa Dave... Just found out it snowed here too. Thinking of a song... Ice o late... Ice o late... dance to the music!!!
My grandfathers first wife died in the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918, while he was overseas fighting the war. What a thing to come home to!!! Are we even going to see the splendor of the Falls this Septemember at Niagara Wine Escape 2020
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Good to hear from you. Our American Treasure Neil Diamond has reworked Sweet Caroline to fit these uncertain days. I’m getting a little disgusted by the winers around the country who can’t seem to understand the situation but I guess it’s to be expected, lots of them complain even in the best of times. My mother was born on Jan 2, 1919 out in the country . That was during the Flu epidemic. She lived a good long life and never looked back. She knew all about wining though, grape wine, rhubarb wine, dandelion wine and Elderberry wine. Wild plum brandy too. Looking forward to the Falls in the fall. Hope it’s a good year for garden, ought to have plenty of time.
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Old 03-23-2020, 09:15 AM   #5
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I was reading that even during the 1918 flu Pittsburg decided to hold a parade. Their cases of the flu where a great deal more numerous than other parts of the country that stopped doing large gatherings.


We humans are an interesting lot. Some will be scared and hardly open the door. Others doing what we do so well and will figure out a "good" excuse for whatever outing they desire.


It snowed and the governor is putting in place a close if not essential and stay home order. She is probably correct the hit to the economy and the death toll will be worse if we don't.


I have hundreds of photo prints I can scan of past family gatherings and vacations. And can work from home to a large extent.
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The flu isn't the only ailment that makes for good reading. I especially enjoyed this book about yellow fever https://www.amazon.com/American-Plag...=UTF8&me=&qid=
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Well New York has called out the National Guard who knows what is going to happen here in Mo? I look for no movement after 10pm without a reasonable reason. Our major cities are on lock down, at a time when we need church none are open!

I guess we all need to hunker down, I don't need to be out running around. I wanted to go camping but state parks are now closed, fishing is even discouraged!

My water line has a leak of all things so I guess we need to work on priorities and hope for the best!

At 78 I have sort of considered every day a bonus as I see so many classmates now going.

Everyone stay warm and dry today

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Well New York has called out the National Guard who knows what is going to happen here in Mo? I look for no movement after 10pm without a reasonable reason. Our major cities are on lock down, at a time when we need church none are open!

I guess we all need to hunker down, I don't need to be out running around. I wanted to go camping but state parks are now closed, fishing is even discouraged!

My water line has a leak of all things so I guess we need to work on priorities and hope for the best!

At 78 I have sort of considered every day a bonus as I see so many classmates now going.

Everyone stay warm and dry today

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I was reading up on race horses and jockeys today. I watched the Black STallion on TV today. That and life jackets, after a guy drowned over on the Mississippi walleye fishing too close to the dam. Had a life jacket but wasn’t wearing it. Been snowing in Eastern Iowa for a couple hours so not that enjoyable to be out. About a 10 mile an hour wind out of the SE.
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We were camped out along the upper end of Lake Roosevelt in Kettle Falls Campground (I think this is the name of the federal campground) in 2013. We watched this small boat from the high cliffs heading north trolling. The long fisherman stood up fell in. No PFD on nor did he have the kill switch attached to his body. I ran back to our camper tried to call but no signal. Found camp host the altered the park officials etc. People on the Kettle Falls Bridge state Highway 20 saw the guy swimming but he eventually slipped beneath the surface. They never found his body as far as I know.
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Beyond the obvious emphasis on community, most religions also have a tradition of isolation and solitary reflection. Well, here you go. Make the most of it
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Beyond the obvious emphasis on community, most religions also have a tradition of isolation and solitary reflection. Well, here you go. Make the most of it

Can't sell Buicks if you don't attend church.
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While everyone is sitting around quarantined and getting cabin fever you might as well go over to wikipedia and read about pandemics:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandemic
That's a good read, thanks. I just checked out a few parts of it, will have to return to it tomorrow.
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Can't sell Buicks if you don't attend church.
I don't get the reference. Explain! I've been trying to work it out but I'm suffering from a lack of imagination.
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I'm a preacher's kid, so I had my fill of church ( three times every Sunday ). But, I sometimes attend the Christmas Eve service. The last time I did, I scanned the church parking lot and was stunned by the number of Buicks present. Who buys a Buick? Obviously members of the congregation put their faith in one who is a car salesman. There is no other explanation.
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I'm a preacher's kid, so I had my fill of church ( three times every Sunday ). But, I sometimes attend the Christmas Eve service. The last time I did, I scanned the church parking lot and was stunned by the number of Buicks present. Who buys a Buick? Obviously members of the congregation put their trust in one who is a car salesman. There is no other explanation.
We recently attended a funeral for one of our neighbors and I too noticed a lot of new Buicks in the church parking lot
I attribute that to the fact that most of the people at the services were senior citizens who are smart , savvy consumers .
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I was reading up on race horses and jockeys today. I watched the Black STallion on TV today. That and life jackets, after a guy drowned over on the Mississippi walleye fishing too close to the dam. Had a life jacket but wasn’t wearing it. Been snowing in Eastern Iowa for a couple hours so not that enjoyable to be out. About a 10 mile an hour wind out of the SE.
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We recently attended a funeral for one of our neighbors and I too noticed a lot of new Buicks in the church parking lot
I attribute that to the fact that most of the people at the services were senior citizens who are smart , savvy consumers .
There have been literally thousands of slogans in the car sales industry over the last century plus. I can remember some remarkable endeavors with my dad that would, as that old straight 8 backed down, and he said “When better automobiles are built, Buick will build them”. That and the Packard and Jordan slogans are my favorites. Packard “ Ask the man who drives (or owns) one. And the Jordan advertisement that starts with “Somewhere West of Laramie” which is still studied in business schools today.
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Well I'm glad I gave up trying to figure it out on my own...
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The flu isn't the only ailment that makes for good reading. I especially enjoyed this book about yellow fever https://www.amazon.com/American-Plag...=UTF8&me=&qid=
People know of yellow fever from the Panama canal story, but few know that in Birmingham yellow fever and malaria along with malaise from poor sanitation kept the steel mills from being productive. Tennessee Coal and Iron (TCI).
TCI built a hospital to fight the disease. It was headed by Lloyd Noland who was the main doctor behind the breakthroughs that broke the cycle of infection.

Lloyd Noland | Encyclopedia of Alabama

https://www.al.com/spotnews/2009/06/..._lives_re.html
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Dave I have no idea what a Jordon slogan is. Can you tell me I think I heard of the Buick one but we were Plymouth owners! LOL

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There have been literally thousands of slogans in the car sales industry over the last century plus. I can remember some remarkable endeavors with my dad that would, as that old straight 8 backed down, and he said “When better automobiles are built, Buick will build them”. That and the Packard and Jordan slogans are my favorites. Packard “ Ask the man who drives (or owns) one. And the Jordan advertisement that starts with “Somewhere West of Laramie” which is still studied in business schools today.
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Ever drove in Italy, Spain, Portugal? I have! As you are traveling along you will smell sewer smells as you get nearer you will see why. They are using lagoons for sewage. They will be overgrown with cattails and weeds lagoons have to have lots of care. I own one they have to be kept clean of weeds and such or they will get smelly.

Another thing I noticed used tp is put in open small trash cans in all public places. I am supposing the tp overcomes their lagaoons thus this? All this stuff is leading to their problems.

Not good

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People know of yellow fever from the Panama canal story, but few know that in Birmingham yellow fever and malaria along with malaise from poor sanitation kept the steel mills from being productive. Tennessee Coal and Iron (TCI).
TCI built a hospital to fight the disease. It was headed by Lloyd Noland who was the main doctor behind the breakthroughs that broke the cycle of infection.

Lloyd Noland | Encyclopedia of Alabama

https://www.al.com/spotnews/2009/06/..._lives_re.html
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