I am guessing that my recent climactic experiences where I lost my motorhome in a terrible accident, had open heart surgery and had a heart pacemaker installed in my chest convinced me that I was at death's door! After I joined Kaiser Health in April, I learned that I had big vitamin deficiencies and had osteoporosis! Wow!! I began taking, in addition to my heart medication, a ton of prescribed vitamins and minerals.
A couple of days ago I went for an appointment with Doctor Lee. My primary care doctor at Kaiser. Dr. Lee is a middle age guy who, when I first met him, seemed to be stoic and uncommunicative. Definitely NOT my favorite kind of doctor. But lately we have gotten to know each other and now Dr. Lee is warm, talkative and is really nice to visit!
Doctor Lee told me that my vitamin deficiencies are gone. Isn't that something? I got to admit that I feel great now. Much better than several months ago. I guess that I am not at death's door anymore!
Boy Scout Caramel Corn
When I went grocery shopping this morning, a couple of Boy Scouts were at the Von's market soliciting for donations.
"How much for the caramel corn?", I asked.
"$10", the Boy Scout told me.
At first I was taken back by the $10. My first job in 1953 when I was 15 years old was sweeping up a large print shop. For 8 hours of cleaning at this print shop, I got $6.
Then I got to thinking that money is not worth what it used to be when I was a boy. I just looked it up on the internet. $1 in 1953 is $8.72 today.
I gave the Boy Scout $10 and received a bag of Carmel Corn as a gift.