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August 12, 2013

Reflections on Immunizations

I remember as a child receiving my first small pox inoculation. At that time I was a real “scaredy cat” when it came to needles, doctors, dentists and all that jazz. Mother took me into Dr. Bruce Terrill’s office at the Stephenville Hospital where I was born. He had me sit down, and just as he started to inject me I began screaming and jumping – having a real hissy fit; and I think he told me that the needle, a tiny little thing, hit my arm about 10 times. Therefore, I have a huge small pox scar.

Now, however, I understand the necessity for such things. I still don’t like needles, or dentists for that matter, but I understand and try to do the right thing to protect my health from all those dangerous bugs out there.

And, believe me, they are out there!

At church last Sunday my friend Mary told of her 16-month-old granddaughter who was diagnosed with whooping cough just a couple of weeks ago. Whooping cough in this day and age!  

Before Mary and her husband went to help their son and his family, they checked with the doctor and discovered that their last tetanus shot did not contain whooping cough vaccine as it used to. They, therefore, went to the pharmacy and got a booster. Then they were able to go and help with the baby’s recovery. And, by the way, they learned whooping cough is a bacterial infection, treated with antibiotics, but it is quite contagious.

Several months ago I talked to a young mother who refuses to have her children vaccinated for anything. I realize there are some cons to vaccinating people – giving them a live virus or bacteria – but, you know, in the majority of cases it is life-saving, and, for that matter, it’s planet saving as well.

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    April 7, 2014

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    Well, thankfully the plumber is here today (Monday) after a weekend without the back toilet, washing machine and shower. The plumber, Norman’s, would have come sooner, but we had too much to do to be here when he came, and we didn’t want to ask him on Sunday. That’s God’s day!

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  • reflections on My DNA

    I have been a member of ancestry.com since its inception - even before, as I was one of the first to participate in rootsweb.com which was subsequently pirated by a few not-so-good people and turned into Ancestry. Ah, but that is another story.

    March 24, 2014

  • Reflections on the Woman's Club of Mineral Wells

    Ok, ok, I know some of you fellows were rather amused by my column a while back - the one telling you not to read. Well, while this column is about women, I hope you will read it and be encouraged by it to assist in the preservation of one of the few grand old ladies left in our town.

    March 16, 2014

  • Reflections About Town

    While, as many of you know, I have been pretty skeptical about the revitalization of the Baker Hotel, I do believe it looks pretty good for its going forward.

    March 3, 2014

  • Reflections on Devotionals

    A couple of weeks ago I told you about my blogger friend, Annie Jefferies, who visited us, with her husband, Don, on their way to mission work in Missouri where they are now assisting in a tiny community.

    February 17, 2014

  • Reflections on I Love You!

    How hard is it for you to say those three little words – I love you?

    February 3, 2014

  • Reflections on Blogging and Friends

    How many of you blog? I was asked the other day how many people here in Mineral Wells blog, and I really didn't know the answer to that.

    January 27, 2014

  • Reflections on Retirement 10 Years In

    Someone who is recently retired said to me, “I am so busy. I just don’t understand. We are retired, and we’re working harder now than we ever did before.”

    January 20, 2014

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