I was 7
The mint printed a one hundred dollar bill shortly after Elizabeth became Queen
So where is this scene from…..?
Thanks to my old pal – Steve Arstad
Thanks to No. 5 for the tip
Them not You
I’m in pain and I’m blaming you. Well, not exactly you, but them.
For thirty years I took a small dose of an over the counter mild anti-inflammatory every morning and it was enough to keep my arthritis at bay and allow my body to function. Then – under doctors’ orders – I had to stop. Their logic made perfect sense.
Six weeks later I was off to see a specialist for an unrelated matter. She was surprised to see me struggle to get out of the waiting room chair and make my – obviously painful – way to her office. I explained. She authorized a prescription anti-inflammatory drug.
Within days I felt much, much better. One of the other doctors said to me, you will regret this.
Fast forward through ten months of freedom of movement, strength, and agility – and no pain. And because we were renovating, I was working from sunrise to sunset with no problem. Life begins at seventy.
And then it happened. OK. I get it now. And yes, I regret it. But I had things to do and I did them and for that I have no regret. OK. I regret the time I have lost since. OK. I regret costing the health care system such expense.
So, where does that leave me?
The doctors say, ‘take acetaminophen’ (ie Tylenol) and I say that does nothing for the inflammation and stiffness and they say they know that but it will keep me out of the hospital.
Given that probably eighty per cent of the people who die do so in a hospital, I want to stay out.
I’m willing. I acquiesce. I accept. I am compliant. If it keeps me out of the hospital, I’ll take it.
BUT – great, big, capital BUT. You, well maybe not you, but them, are making this difficult.
On the rare days when a few extra-strength Tylenol were not enough, I would move up to T-1’s. A little bit of codeine but no prescription needed. Most of the time, that worked. And for the really bad days, doc had prescribed some T-3’s – a little more codeine. I hardly ever took one; a few would last forever.
But you can’t get T-1’s anymore. I’ve been told that they are no longer made.
But you can’t easily get T-2’s or T-3’s by prescription anymore because the government has put up a paper wall. Besides, I don’t want to take that much – I just need a little bit of relief.
So, on days when I really hurt and I am really irritable and I am in a mood, I blame you.
Well, not exactly you, but them.
You know them – every policy wonk and legislator who thinks one more requirement, one more rule, one more regulation, and one more restriction will solve all the problems of society and not create any unintended consequences.
They – them – can’t feel our pain, can they?
We are looking to give away some money to a local somebody needing assistance with schooling.
Women of Oliver for Women Society (WOW)
Women of Oliver for Women Society (WOW) sponsors an Education Award to adult women residing in the South Okanagan who have a financial need and are currently enrolled in a vocational/skills training program or an academic degree program. Application deadline is November 30, 2019. For more information and application forms check out our website.
Saturday we will be going to restaurants around town to promote “bring your own to-go box” campaign, and hopefully the restaurants will want to put up stickers.
The campaign is more about a customer bringing their own to- go container in order to reduce single use containers at restaurants. Thus reducing waste but would also save the restaurant money.
This campaign was started by Natalie Hanke Castlegar. She has since been on CBC radio and some local news stations.
Hanke says “she hopes the movement follows on the heels of other similar successful movements. No one thought people would start bringing cloth bags to grocery stores, no one thought people would bring their own mugs to the coffee shop — but people have. It is not just about raising awareness — it is a cultural shift that I want to instill in people.”
Hanke likes to point out that many to-go containers are not recyclable, and even biodegradable containers cost energy to produce and have associated shipping emissions.
submitted by Michelle Starcic