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Neighborhood id you once live in a place where people came in and out of your home all the time and the front door was never locked? Your friends would come over to play and they would be likely to remain undiscovered until it was time for dinner. Then your mom would realize they were there and include them around the table. Your little brother, often away from the house playing with friends all day long, always showed up in time to eat. Remember playing Ring Around The Rosie or Hop Scotch outside the house. Pumping the player piano and singing inside the house when the weather was bad. Or playing Hide and Seek— inside or outside? Did you ever seek solace in an old homemade playhouse or climb up the cherry tree or on top of the garage when you wanted to be alone? After all, when there are always other kids here and there, sometimes you have a need to seek a quiet time. Remember in high school when dozens of young people lined the sidewalks to walk together across town to the big inter-city football game? The rarest thing in the world then was a car filled with young people heading for the game. Now, it is hard to imagine anyone going anywhere on foot. When military men began returning home from their current war, they had earned money and now owned cars. The pedestrian population soon turned mobile, leading us into an indefinable change of lifestyle! It was the beginning of the end of neighborhoods as we knew them—where almost everyone had lived in the same place all their lives and you knew your neighbors and knew of everyone else in town. All this came to mind when recently I was talking with the pastor and we got around to how busy everyone is and how few of your immediate neighbors you come to know. He said, “I’ve
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known my neighbors by the sound of their garage doors opening as they left for work or returned home.” Perhaps a desire to know his neighbors is the cause of his recent passion for jogging. He’s actually making strides (pun intended) and getting in touch with people in his new neighborhood since he began jogging. For the most part, our neighborhoods have been replaced. Our lives are centered around where we go when we leave home. Of course, the home fires are still burning where family is concerned but our friends are generally found where we work; at a special activity center with someone who enjoys the same thing; with parents who have something in common with you in a school environment; at the church you attend where you share and exchange ideas with the wonderful folks you meet there. Many people don’t like computers, but those of us who do, know how amazing it is that, with a computer, we can at least stay in touch. We can communicate with old and new friends all over the world via e-mail. It’s a tradeoff but at least, as we continue to populate our world and find it more difficult to have time to visit with old friends, the computer has become a lifeline for keeping in touch. So our world has been expanded to reach out to people all over the globe. That’s more than we ever expected but we can live with it. Whattayathink? Welcome to a new type neighborhood.
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What’s Happening Around Town… Caregiver’s Days
First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach is providing a free Caregiver’s Days Out that includes food, fun, and special attention for care receivers. The days are from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Thurs., Aug. 16; Sat., Sept. 15; and Thurs., Oct. 18 at First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach. Call Mary Beth at 386.852.0060.
Come join the fun for Legacy Week July 14–21 at the Stetson Mansion, 1031 Camphor Lane, DeLand. Enjoy The Secret Mason Connection tour plus rare Stetson family heirlooms on display, Stetson hats, 16 original intricate parquet floor patterns, and free wine & beer tasting at selected DeLand shops with tour ticket. Guided tours are $25 plus tax at 10:30 A.M. & 1:30 P.M. Reservations are required at www.stetson mansion.com Christmas group bookings now open too!
The Parkinson Association of Daytona Beach is pleased to announce it will be hosting Dr. Daniel Dees, MD, the Movement Disorders Program Director and Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of South Alabama in Mobile Alabama. Dr. Dees will discuss and review: new research involving Alpha-synuclein in PD, the motor and non-motor symptom of PD, the emerging understanding of motor fluctuations, the rationale of MAO-B inhibition, and review the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of a newly approved medication XADAGO as an adjunctive treatment for PD. This event is being held on Wed., July 25 from 2–3:30 P.M. at the Department of Health Conference Center, 1845 Holsonback Dr., Daytona Beach. Seating is limited—reservations required by calling Affordable HomeCare at 386. 676.6375 no later than 12 P.M. on Monday, July 23.
Free Concerts Enjoy the free Saturday night 2018 Bandshell Summer Concert Series at the Historic Coquina Amphitheater at 7 P.M. through Sept. 29. Park, rent a chair, purchase a drink, and enjoy the show. Fireworks shows at 9:45 P.M.
Balance Class A Matter Of Balance is a free program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels for people ages 60 and up. Join in at the Deltona Senior Center, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. on Tues. & Thur. from 9:30–11:30 A.M. now through Aug. 9. For registration and detail, call Northeast Florida AHEC 904.482.0189 or you can go online at nefahec.eventbrite.com
Miniature Houses Learn about the world of miniature houses and then make one of your own at 2 P.M., Friday, July 27 at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. Kathryn McCartney and Tammy Jones of Daytona Ideal Miniature Enthusiasts will lead the program and provide materials and instructions for the craft project. Participants will discover why little things mean a lot. Reservations are required; call 386.789.7207, option 1, then 4.
Crochet Society The Ormond Beach Knit and Crochet Society shares some love that starts with a skein of yarn or a piece of material. After completion the items are donated to various organizations such as: Disabled Veterans, Ormond Beach Police Community Outreach For Displaced Children, Council Of Aging RespiteCare, Project Warm in Bunnell, Family Renew, Meals On Wheels, Alliance Homeless Group, Pregnancy Crisis Center, and the Neonatal Unit at Florida Hospital. Blankets, vests, sweaters, sleeping mats, and many other items have all been made and donated. To donate yarn or crochet with the group, stop in at the Ormond Beach Senior Center, 351 Andrews St. any Wednesday starting at 10.
Free Musical Movie Tap your toes and sing along at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Mamma Mia! will be showing at 1 P.M., Friday, July 20. Rated PG-13. Reservations are not required. For more information, call the library at 386.822. 6430, ext. 20762.
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Summer is barely underway, but it’s already time to start laying the groundwork for your fall vegetable garden. Joe Sewards will offer tips on getting ready for the fall vegetable season from 10 A.M. to noon, Saturday, July 21 at the Volusia County Agricultural Center, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand. Stewards will explain which vegetables grow well in Central Florida, when to plant them, and how to prepare the soil. The $5 fee includes light refreshments, one free soil test, and a raffle ticket for an Earth Machine compost maker valued at $109. Additional raffle tickets will be available for a contribution of $2 each or six for $10. Vegetable gardening books will be available for sale. Registration is required; call the extension office at 386.822.5778.
The travel club now located at Odyssey Travel, 146 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach on Sat., July 21 or at the Palm Coast Community Center on Sat. Aug. 11. Hear all about the Groups Travel Club with Cruises, Day Trips, and Motor Coach Tours. Reservations required. To RSVP or receive a flyer, call 386.235.3443 or visit jointhefun.us
Retirement Workshops Come find out how retirement can works on August 7 at 6 P.M.; or August 8 at 10 A.M. at Great American Senior Benefits, 1930 West Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach. Seating fills fast! RSVP to 386.671.9150 or paulettereedasb@ gmail.com and leave name and date you wish to attend.
Emily Dickinson Irene Curran, a literary lecturer and retired schoolteacher, will look back on poet Emily Dickinson’s life at 2 P.M., Tuesday, July 24 at the Port Orange Regional Library, 1005 City Center Circle. She will share interesting facts about the reclusive 19th century poet’s life, death, and the circumstances that led to her moving and memorable poetry. Reservations are not required for the free program. For more information, call 386.322.5152, option 4.
Suppor t Groups Food Addicts Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a FREE 12-step recovery program for food obsession, overeating, or bulimia. There are 7 meetings in the Volusia County area Mon. through Sat. Call 386.256.7489 for details or go to www.foodaddicts.org Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strength, and hope. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees. Call 888.756.2930. Quit Smoking Join us for a free Tools To Quit class at the Florida Hospital New Smyrna on Wed., July 25 from 5:30–7:30 P.M. Free patches, lozenges, gum, quit plan, workbook, water bottle, stress ball, and more! Call Northeast Florida AHEC at 904.482.0189 to register and learn about more classes near you.
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Another Chapter eniors, there will come a time in our lives when we must decide if we should live by ourselves or move on to another chapter in our lives. With or without a spouse, the decision to move is a hard and sad time. If we are lucky, we can decide between an assisted living facility or possibly moving in with your children. This can be very stressful. No one likes change, especially those of us who have been in the same place for over 20 years. I have all of my daughter’s left over stuff to go through from the first 18 years of her life. Every little thing she has ever given me, I still have on display or use every day. Not to mention the 3 trillion pictures that I took of her. I can tell you every detail around all the pictures. I am a sentimental fool, not a hoarder. LOL! Now there is my junk. Gifts, cards, vintage things, or eclectic items that I have found and save for 61 years. I have every deceased pet collars, blankets, and sweaters. I cannot part with them. If so, I might forget them and I don’t ever want to do that. My daddy’s hats and my mama’s antique chest full of goodies. This is my nightmare that I will have to face when I have to move. A few years ago, I received a call from an elderly couple. She was 85 years old and taught water aerobics twice a week. Her husband had early stages of Alzheimer’s. Their 2 children lived out of state but both were very involved in their parents’ lives. By the time I came into the picture, the deci-
Real Estate Matters …by Jean Ivis, REALTOR sion had been made to sell their home and they had decided where to go. They found a wonderful facility. It was my job to get their home sold for the highest amount I could. They needed the proceeds from their home to live on for the rest of their lives. It was lovely home in a gated community and their property was on a canal. My part was easy because of the location, and they had maintained it well. After they had moved, I checked on them. She was doing great but his health was still declining. They had both made a lot of friends and got involved in activities offered by the facility. Moving was the best decision for them, because she was able to get help medically and physically for him. Many times the caretaker’s job can be worse than a sick or disabled person. It is very important that both the sick and the healthy get help at this sad time in life. Again, I encourage you to contact me with questions or feedback. Thank you to those of you who have. I will be back in 2 weeks. Jean Ivis, Realty Pros Assured, 900 West Granada Blvd, #3, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Phone: 386.299.3338, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lighten Up The Darkness ’ve been looking for something all week. I’m not the only one. There are millions of people searching… up, down, around for something they feel they’ve lost. Most of us had this, once upon a time, but recently, not as much. If you find yours please let me know; I need a boost this week. What is the shortage we seem to be experiencing? What is the collective scarcity? We’re losing our sense of humor. Oh, I know, make a joke out of everything, but seriously, loss of humor is no laughing matter. America is getting way too serious for comfort and much too touchy for group safety. Us versus Them and throwdown finger pointing, trash talking, hardcore haranguing, line-up and fight, crowd poking, inciting exciting, igniting primal anger: Enough. Stop It. Chill! Think about this humorous meme: ‘You can’t bury a man when he’s laughing.’ Can the same be said for our country? I don’t see a lot of good humor, kidding, ribbing, horseplay in society. Everyone is so hairy. Even that old expression dates most readers, but we know what it means. Don’t hyperventilate. Don’t get so wound up. Don’t go ballistic. Lighten up. Take a deep breath. Don’t blow a gasket. I was only joking, kidding, joshing you. We must stop being so thin-skinned and sensitive. All of these quaint quips were pre-social media the most anti-social of all communication forums. Humor suffered a major blow when everyone began putting everything about self and others online for all the world to evaluate, comment on or condemn. A lot of obnoxious observations online are obvious absurdities of logic, not to be taken seriously. Still, there’s an element of meanness, in-your-face, I’m rightyou’re wrong, contentious, pretentious, glory and gory, the whole body of human emotion splayed bared and shared. Civility has been co-opted by ego. ‘The ‘I, that is Me’ has a platform and a following; therefore I, that is me, must have value.’ People kill themselves because they don’t get the expected number of likes. Teens are called gutter names by peers posing as anonymous posters. Jab and stab words that cut to the core pass for laughs at the expense of other persons. With unlimited access to language via the Internet-Encyclopedia, more and more people use fewer and fewer words to reveal more about themselves using vocabularies heavily weighted with vulgarities. Society loves to label. It’s easier to label than to love. Can you imagine Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, even Johnny Carson or Rodney Dangerfield using humor to demoralize and demonize people. In another time, another place words muttered, mattered and as your momma warned, ‘Say that again and I’ll wash your mouth out with soap.’ Today’s comedians and comediennes reach into the garbage can and trash talk their critics, cronies, or compadres. If entertainers dare break the behavioral pattern they’re quickly ostracized until they apologize for aligning with the enemy.
Happy Talk …by George & Peggy Goldtrap Laughter is healthy and sadly, young people are sicker than past generations. Many turn to drugs for escape when a Three Stooges marathon would numb much of their pain. Politics can breed humor or hate. When a camera is turned on a worried soul, a whirlwind arises that destroys common sense. People say things to each other, about others, behind the back, in front of the face, always in view of a camera or in raucous social media. When my little children threw a tantrum, my first reaction was frustration. Get the child under control, then add the punishment, or a good talk. Sometimes, though, the child would be so overly dramatic giving an Oscar worthy performance of life’s injustices, that I’d get tickled and start laughing hysterically at the absurdity of the scene. This strange behavior usually stopped the tantrum; now, Mommy was out of control. It wouldn’t be long before all of us were laughing and hugging and heading toward the cookie jar for comfort. Politicians, special interest groups, religious leaders, social workers, North Koreans, police officers, teenagers, ethnicAmericans, cashiers, telemarketers, PhD’s, all of us need to lighten up. Not every challenge has to be met with a bigger dare. That didn’t work on the playground and it doesn’t work in politics, for certain. It’s okay to have a passionate opinion or belief about something, but you don’t have to plaster it on your body, your clothes, your fingers, your cars. Belief is a something, a someday you’ll become evolution of events, so relax and let it happen. People seem to say: ‘I want Peace while carrying a hammer.’ Remember the days when Will Rogers made the American in the mirror laugh at our shared reflection? When did that mirror crack? Teachers used to admonish: ‘Don’t take yourself so seriously.’ There was a wisdom to the idea. We can take ourselves so seriously that our skin gets prickly; sensitive to the touch; our nerves are so exposed that new information grates, chafes, and facts become sandpaper scraping our souls. Laughter is the best medicine and America needs a doctor. We need to talk to each other, not at each other. From the white house to the outhouse is a first step on an anti-social path. Laugh, it’s a quicker, cheaper facelift than Botox. Life is strange, bizarre, wacky, weird so good humor is available 24/7. What’s funnier than an ordinary citizen, like you and me, in our grandiosity; imagining we could become President of the most powerful country in the world without ever serving a day in public office? Impossible, of course but wouldn’t it be funny if it actually happened? Nah!
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Page 8—Seniors Today—July 13, 2018 Keep Pets Safe During Storm Season hile no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family— including your pets—safe. Here are six ideas to keep in mind for your pet as you map out your disaster preparedness plan. • Have your pet microchipped. In the event of an emergency—natural or otherwise —you want to ensure your pet can get back to you if you’re separated. Collars and ID tags, though important, can break or detach. Microchips—computerized and scannable implants about the size of a grain of rice—are more fool-proof since they’re inserted under your pet’s skin. • Bring your pets inside at the first sign of danger. Disasters can be disorienting for pets, and they could run away or hurt themselves reacting to loud noises and strange changes to their landscape. Also, rain, flying debris, and high winds pose a danger. • If you have to leave, keep your pet with you. Leaving your pets behind during a natural disaster is never a good idea because they could escape or become exposed to a number of life-threatening hazards. Keep them on a leash or in a pet carrier so they don’t escape even in a “familiar” neighborhood. • Determine where you’ll go. Coordinate, in advance, to stay with friends or family members, or find a pet- friendly hotel outside the disaster area. Have those conversations and do your research well ahead of time so you have a plan in place when needed. • Create a pet-friendly resource list. Not all emergency shelters will accept pets, so you need a Plan B. Develop a list of the pet-friendly hotels outside your immediate area. Research a list of veterinarians in the area should your pet need medical care (your regular vet may have some recommendations). Also, figure out which boarding facilities are nearby in case you need to separate from your pet for a time. • Pack an emergency bag. You’ll want emergency provisions packed for your
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The Owl And The Pussycat A Summer Benefit Special to Seniors Today nearby opera company ventures “out of the box” inviting theater lovers to enjoy a lighthearted entertainment as its summer benefit. The Friends of First Coast Opera will present a staged reading of the comic play, The Owl And The Pussycat at The Corazon in downtown Saint Augustine on August 3, 4, and 5. The show will star Broadway stage and film actress Annie Gaybis and FCO Artistic Director Curtis Tucker, under the direction of Anne Kraft. Proceeds from the event will benefit First Coast Opera, the only professional opera company in northeast Florida. Tickets for the performance are $25 and patrons are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy food and drink specials available from the Corazon’s café. In a San Francisco apartment, aspiring author Felix spies a prostitute plying her trade in a neighboring building. He notifies the landlord, who evicts her, but not before giving up Felix as the snitch. Doris, really an aspiring model and actress, confronts Felix, which leads to surprises and hilarity. Alan Alda and Diana Sands played the roles on Broadway in 1964, George Segal and Barbra Streisand on film in 1970. The Owl And The Pussycat was the most successful play by Bill Manhoff, who also wrote extensively for television including
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The Real McCoys, The Bob Cummings Show, and numerous sitcoms, including Leave It To Beaver, Sanford And Son, and All In The Family. The Corazon Cinema and Café, 36 Granada Street in the heart of Saint Augustine and across from the Lightner Museum, will host the three performances and enhance the event with food and drink specials. Doors will open one and half hours before the performance which begins at 7:30 P.M. on Friday, August 3, and Saturday, August 4, and at 2 P.M. on Sunday, August 5. All tickets are $25 and may be purchased at www.firstcoastopera.com or by calling 904.417.5555. The event features free parking and open cabaret seating, with limited seating available.
Antiques Wooden Uncle Sam ncle Sam wearing a blue tailcoat with stars, red striped pants, a red striped top hat, and sporting a beard and goatee is not the first symbol for the United States, but probably is the best known today. Columbia was the first symbol, starting in 1738. She remained popular until the 1920s, but was not as favored as Brother Jonathan and Uncle Sam. Legend says Uncle Sam was the result of the initials U.S. on kegs of meat inspected by Samuel Wilson during the War of 1812. When asked what the initials meant, he gave his nickname Uncle Sam. The Uncle Sam known today was created first by cartoonist Thomas Nast, who drew a tall, young man with a beard wearing the top hat, striped pants, and waistcoat. Similar Uncle Sams were used in many ways, even as an 1886 mechanical bank. The Uncle Sam figure designed to hold a mailbox outdoors was made as early as the 1890s, but the most famous Uncle Sam was created in 1916 for a recruiting poster by James Montgomery Flagg. The figure is pointing and saying I Want You. Hundreds of homemade wooden Uncle Sam mailboxes have been made since World War I ended.
This Uncle Sam figure is made of flat-shaped boards, but he is missing the tray for mail. He was sold by James Julia Auctions for $533. *** Q: What can you tell me about Splashme dolls? I've seen these little seated figures online and would like to know who made them and how old they are. A: Splashme dolls were designed in 1917 by Genevieve Pfeffer (1890-1985), who used Gene George as her business name. The doll's shape, with head in hands and elbows on knees, is based on Rose O'Neill's Kewpie doll The Thinker. Splashme dolls also have similar large, side-glancing eyes. The dolls were made of bisque, composition, or plaster of paris, had painted features, and wore painted bathing suits and bathing shoes. They were first sold at beaches and vacation spots. Splashme dolls with a mohair wig or a scarf tied around painted hair were first made in 1918. Pfeffer also wrote books about the Splashme dolls. Splashme doll items included baby talcum containers, soap, party favors, and postcards. The dolls sell today for about $35 to $50. For collecting news, tips, and resources, visit www.Kovels.com
July 13, 2018—Seniors Today—Page11 Don’t Fall For Scam Phone Calls! oday, I have two stories to tell you—one is about a young man who recently fell victim to a new twist on a phone scam. The second story is a reminder to practice good crime prevention at home. First, a young Deltona resident recently called the Sheriff’s Office to report that he received a phone call from someone telling him he won a federal grant for $9,800. The kicker was: He had to pay a fee of $800 to receive the grant. Which he had not applied for, by the way. Unfortunately, this trusting soul did just as he was instructed. He went to Wal-Mart and purchased 16 gift cards for $50 each—totaling $800. He called back to provide the caller with the code number for each card. Not only did this resident NOT receive his $9,800 grant, the caller called him back wanting more money. That’s when he realized he was the victim of a scam. He was 20 years old, by the way. Scammers prey on people of all ages. They target anyone they think they can trick. It’s very important to be vigilant when you receive either a phone call or voicemail message from people looking to steal from you. Also, scammers are still pretending to be Volusia County sheriff’s deputies and calling our residents, threatening them with arrest unless they pay a fee. Remember: If you receive a threatening phone message or call like the ones described above, HANG UP. DO NOT call the person back. The Sheriff’s Office will NEVER call you to demand money. Here’s the best rule: If you don’t recognize the phone number, don’t answer it. If you do become a victim of a scam, please report it to the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number: 386.248.1777.
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My second story is to remind everyone how easily thieves can get into your house if you don’t practice good home security. One recent morning, a young married Deltona resident and his wife located their garage door opener on top of their mailbox. This alarmed them because the husband keeps the garage door opener in his vehicle. The husband quickly realized he’d left his car unlocked overnight– he checked his car and didn’t notice anything else missing. Later in the day, the husband realized an unknown suspect had entered his car, took the garage door opener and gained access into his home, stealing his Swiss Army Backpack, which contained his company-owned laptop and work ID. This is a big reminder that taking a few extra moments to secure your vehicle can help you avoid becoming a victim of a crime. Please help us help you by following these simple steps: Never leave valuables in your vehicle; always lock the vehicle and take all vehicle keys and spare sets as well as electronics, purse/wallets/money. Criminals are waiting for you to make a mistake. Don’t do it! We have an awesome community and we are working hard to keep it that way. Have a happy, safe summer!
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Page12—Seniors Today—July 13, 2018 Life Of Marci—Part 2, Chapter 4 he sun felt good as it warmed her face as she walked along the well-worn path to Telogia Creek behind the house. There was a feeling of familiarity about the walk down to the creek that made Marci feel happy. Isaiah, Sr. was holding her hand as they strolled under the giant oak tree hammock at the back of the farm toward the creek. Isaiah, Jr. ran ahead of them stopping along the way to chase a lizard or trying to catch a butterfly. His tiny voice filling the air of the early morning with sounds of excitement and joy. A place had been cleared near the creek by Isaiah, Sr. where the water cascaded over some lime rock and created a small wading pool in the otherwise shallow sandy creek. It was a place that Marci had been with Isaiah, Sr. many times. Where the two would sit with their feet dangling from the rocky bank in the water. “Don’t go in the water until we get there,” she could hear her husband tell Jr. as he ran ahead to the creek’s edge. Isaiah, Jr. stood on the bank of the creek barefooted sticking one foot and then other in the tannic water of the creek and looking back at his parents as they walked towards him. “He’s testing you I see,” Marci said as Isaiah, Sr. grabbed his son up and walked him into the center of the creek. Holding him up over his head he pretended to drop him in the water only to stop and tease him again. Marci stood at the creek’s edged and watched as the two of them played their silly little game and laughed at their antics. The woods filled with the sounds of a fouryear-old’s voice and the laughter of his father as he continued to tease him. While they were playing in the water Marci spread a blanket on the side of the creek just above the tiny water fall on a small grassy spot. She laid out the food she had carried in the picnic basket and then leaned back on her arms and looked into the canopy of limbs that covered the hammock of trees above her. Sunlight was trickling through the leaves and gave the hammock a slight yellow tint. A cool breeze blew across the hollow and she could hear the rustling of the leaves as the wind brushed up against them. Finally, Isaiah, Sr. sat their son down in the water and looked at Marci sitting on the grassy knoll by the creek. “Now that’s a pretty picture if I ever saw one,” he said as he strolled through the water toward her. As he walked up on the bank out of the water Marci spoke to him. “Aren’t you forgetting something,” Marci said as she pointed at Isaiah, Jr. playing in the pool of water. “He’ll be alright playing there, it’s only waist deep for him and we’re less that ten feet away,” he said as he dropped down next to Marci on the blanket. “You’re wet,” Marci told him as she took a cloth and attempted to dab the water off the blanket that had fallen from Isaiah, Sr. “A little water never heart anyone,” Isaiah said giving her a smile when he spoke.
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Isaiah, Jr. started to splash water up on the bank where his parents were sitting. “Stop that,” Marci told her son as he continued to splash water in their direction. “It’s your fault,” Isaiah, Sr. told her again with that same smile he had flashed at her earlier. “What do you mean it is my fault,” she asked him. “We’ll if it had not been for this little grassy spot and the creek, well, I’m just saying, there might not be a little boy splashing water on us today,” he said again flashing that same smile. Marci could feel her cheeks blushing and thinking he might be right. “You silly goose,” she said as she leaned over and gave him a kiss on the cheek. Soon Isaiah was up and playing with Isaiah, Jr. in the creek. The hammock filled again with the sounds of the two of them splashing in the water. Marci laid her head back on the blanket and could feel the warmth of the midday filling her body. Things were as they should be she thought as she drifted off to sleep to the sounds of her son and husband playing in the waters of the creek. Reality began to slip its nasty head back into her thoughts and it was then that she realized that it had all been a dream. As hard as she could she fought waking up. The thoughts of where she was at began to overwhelm her and she tried to not open her eyes. She knew what waited on the other side of that dream and she did not want to face the truth. When she could no longer keep her eyes closed she could feel the pain of grief overcoming her and she felt sick at her stomach. A nurse had seen her just as she woke up and could tell she was going to throw-up and was there with a pan as Marci leaned to her side and tried to vomit. After she laid back down the nurse brought her a wet cloth and laid it on her forehead. Marci began to feel better as she lay there staring at the ceiling. It hurt so much to think of the loss of Isaiah, Sr. and although her dream had been so wonderful she realized in those few moments as she lay in the bed that she could not go there again if she wanted to get better. There would be many other dreams in her life, but it would be that dream that would change her world at that moment and start her on the road to recovery. For Marci that dream would be her way of saying goodbye to Isaiah, Sr. and what could have been and beginning to accept the life that lay ahead of her.
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What’s In The Stars For The Week Of July 16 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don't be Sheepish about asking questions and demanding answers. You not only gain needed information, but also respect for your steadfast search for the truth. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A money problem that shows up is expeditiously resolved by savvy Bovines who know how to turn a momentary financial lapse into a monetary gain. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It's a good time to shed negative energydraining forces and develop a positive approach to handling current, personal, and professional situations. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your urge to do your best on a current task is commendable. Don't let it become all-consuming. Spend some spiritual time with those who love you. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) This could be a good time for all you Leos and Leonas to take your bows for your recent achievements and then go off to enjoy some times with your family. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A negative response to a well-intentioned suggestion could communicate a sense of distrust you might later find hard to refute. Think carefully before reacting.
LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your loving attention comforts a family member who is feeling a bit out of sorts. Be careful to prioritize your time so you don't neglect your work duties. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your curiosity might be resented by some. Those who know you will support your penchant for never settling for less than the truth. So stay with it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A pesky situation from the past recurs, albeit in an altered form. Deal with it promptly before it can go from merely irksome to decidedly troublesome. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Don't wait too long to submit your proposals after giving them a last lookover. If necessary, you should be able to defend any portion called into question. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A bid to use your workplace dispute-settling skills in another situation is tempting. Be careful: You might not have all the facts you'll need if you agree to do it. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) That sense of self-doubt is so untypical of you, you should have no qualms in shaking it off. Remind yourself of all you've done and can do, and then do it again.
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Moments In Time Apollo II The History Channel • On July 14, 1968, Atlanta Braves slugger Henry Hank Aaron hits the 500th home run of his career. Aaron retired in 1976 as the all-time leader in runs batted in, extra base hits, and total bases. He was named to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. • On July 15, 1606, Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is born in Leiden, the son of a miller. His humble origins may help account for the uncommon depth of compassion given to the human subjects of his art. • On July 16, 1945, the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico. In 1939, Albert Einstein had written to President Roosevelt supporting the theory that an uncontrolled nuclear chain reaction had potential as a basis for a weapon of mass destruction. • On July 17, 1938, Douglas Wrong Way Corrigan takes off from New York, ostentatiously pointed west. Twenty-eight hours later, Corrigan landed in Dublin, Ireland, and asked, Where am I? He claimed that he got lost.
• On July 18, 1925, seven months after being released from Landsberg jail, Adolf Hitler publishes the first volume of his personal manifesto, Mein Kampf, the blueprint for the Nazi world domination. • On July 19, 1956, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles announces that the United States was withdrawing its offer of $70 million in financial aid to Egypt to help with the construction of the Aswan Dam on the Nile River. The Soviets rushed to Egypt's aid. • On July 20, 1976, the seventh anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the Viking 1 lander becomes the first spacecraft to land safely on Mars. It sent back the first close-up photos of the surface. • On July 21, 1861, war erupts on a large scale when Confederate forces under P.T. Beauregard turn back Union Gen. Irvin McDowell's troops in Virginia. Inexperienced soldiers on both sides slugged it out in a chaotic battle that resulted in a humiliating retreat by the Yankees. • On July 22, 1916, in San Francisco, a bomb hidden in a suitcase at a Preparedness Day parade on Market Street kills 10 people and wounds 40. The parade was in support of America's possible entry into World War I.
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• Moving tip: Put books into suitcases, which often have wheels and good handles, in order to transport them. Books placed in boxes can get unbalanced when they don't fill the box efficiently. It makes them hard to carry and hard to stack, since you risk the corners crushing. Suitcases are easy to carry right to the shelf before unloading. • Finding a bandage to cover a skinned knee or elbow is almost impossible. These can be a large or irregular area that doesn't fit under even the most generous of bandages, and adhesive bandages just don't stick well over a joint. Here's a tip for that: Apply antibacterial ointment generously, then cover the knee or elbow with a regular gauze pad. Then add a sleeve cut from a pair of tights. It moves with the joint without bunching up the way an ACE bandage does, and it stays in place.
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To Your Good Health Genetic Screening Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 62-yearold female who weighs 97 pounds and is 4 feet, 10 inches tall. I'm a non-smoker, non-drinker. I'm a mother of three, take no medications, and have no medical issues except acid reflux. My brother died of Ewing sarcoma at 6. My 10-year-old sister died of dysgerminoma. Mom was diagnosed with colon cancer at 47 and died at 52. Dad died of pancreatic cancer at 81 after being in remission from prostate cancer for five years. On Mom's side, her sister and aunt also had colon cancer. What screenings do I need? What screenings are needed for my two daughters, ages 41 and 43? My daughters' paternal grandmother died of breast cancer at 72. My other siblings, a 56year-old brother and 68-year-old sister, are healthy. —G.T. Answer: With so many cancers in your family, I would strongly suggest a visit with a genetic counselor. The combination of colon, pancreatic, and prostate cancer suggests a genetic syndrome, such as Lynch syndrome and BRCA 1 or 2, although your history isn't classic for either of these. There are many less-common familial syndromes that increase the risk for various cancers, and we are gradually increasing our knowledge of them. Some of the cancers you mention are not associated with any known syndrome, such as Ewing sarcoma, a primary bone cancer, and dysgerminoma, a rare type of ovarian cancer. It's possible that your family has just been very unfortunate. Still, I would recommend getting more knowledge about any genetic risk you may have. With this information, you can learn the right screening strategies for yourself, as well as obtain information that could potentially be valuable to your siblings and children. Dear Dr. Roach: At first the doctors thought my wife had myasthenia gravis. After a series of tests, it was determined that she did not have that disease. However, the neurologists now think she has mitochondrial myopa-
thy. Can you tell us a little more about this disease, please? —R.R. Answer: Mitochondrial myopathies are a group of disorders of the mitochondria, which are responsible for the production of energy inside the cell. Almost all cells contain mitochondria, but muscle cells are loaded with them. Since they do so much of the energy consumption, muscles are most affected. These disorders used to be considered rare, but it is now thought that 1 in 10,000 people may have one of these disorders (which makes it uncommon, but not rare). Mitochondria come almost completely from the mother, and as a result, a family history of muscle problems in the maternal line suggests this diagnosis. Mitochondrial myopathies range dramatically in severity. They are diagnosed with a combination of blood testing, EKG (since some can affect heart muscle), EMG (a test of the electrical activity of muscle), muscle biopsy, and genetic tests of the mitochondria. Unfortunately, I can't give you any details at all about prognosis or treatment, which require a specific diagnosis. Most of these have no specific treatment, though L-carnitine, coenzyme Q10, and creatine often are tried. Your wife's neurologists will give you more information. Dr. Roach regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters. Readers may e-mail questions to ToYourGood Health@med.cornell.edu To view and order health pamphlets, visit www.rbma mall.com or write to Good Health, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.
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