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Prompt from a few days ago: “Newspaper”

The prompt from the whimsical people at the Daily Post division of Word Press imagined he prompt from a few days ago of “Newspaper” to enlighten our creative pursuits of that day.

My Newspaper Experiences

Have always loved writing, so I joined our high school’s newspaper staff one year.  Not being a part of the “in” crowd, didn’t work out too well.  Was not interested in the school’s sports teams or where the next parties where being held.  So I sort of fell flat on that endeavour.

Ended up appearing on the front page of the local paper almost every week, it seemed though.  Either winning scholastic awards or my involvement with Girl Scouts, 4-H, or the church I was forced to attend.  At least my grandparents were getting their subscription’s money’s worth out of seeing one of their descendant’s name and or face on the paper each week.  I hated getting the publicity for just being what I considered just another kid.

Now days, I do not even waste my time looking at a newspaper.  Face it, by the time it is off the press it is old news!  Get my information on what’s happening in the world through the internet, now.  No more wasting trees that the local animals have been using for a rest room!

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Clarity”

The cloudy people at the Daily Post group of Word Press submitted today’s prompt of “Clarity” for us to create our indistinct works for today.

Am I Being Unclear?

The prompt for today emphasises clarity.  I prefer to work in a lucid state of mind, but since my mental state generally prevents me from doing this, I display my insanity for the world to see on a daily basis!  Feel free to join me in my cell at the loony bin once they catch on to my masquerades.  The more the merrier!

Am pretty sure the insanity runs in my family.  My mom and I are both nuts!  The scary thing is she works at the local school district back home where they entrust her with junior – senior high school aged children.  We have both spent our time in hospitals getting treated for loosing our minds.

Getting lost both physically and mentally is nothing new to me.  Got lost once when I was little in the tiny town (was smaller when I was little than it is now) of Marissa, Illinois.  Was in search of a yellow truck that was supposed to be delivering Girl Scout supplies for our troop.  We were actually looking to find a yellow colored delivery truck.  The delivery company’s name was “Yellow” not the actual truck!  Was a long day of wandering around the streets of town looking for trucks.

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Friend”

The extroverts from the Daily Post division of Word Press selected the word “Friend” for today’s daily prompt.

Song came to Mind Instantly!

You’ve Got a Friend by James Taylor has always been a favourite of mine!  There are so many good songs about friends out there in the world today.  Most of the best have been around for many years but are still played because they hit you right where it matters the most down to your soul.

One of the songs we sang in Girl Scouts was “Make New Friends…“.  Then there was the popular graduation song “Friends Forever“.  Television shows have been popular because of the friends the characters portrayed to the audience.  Who can forget the popular comedy series “Seinfeld“?  Ran for a total of 173 episodes. “Bosom Buddies” was another show about friends.

The Golden Girls theme song “Thank you for being a Friend” gets stuck in my head way too often!  How wold we survive without the help of our friends?  Even introverts like me miss seeing our friends when we have relocated several different times through various different states of this country.  Technology lets us keep in touch today.  Am thankful for phone calls and the internet messaging!  That is how we are able to keep in touch with each other’s lives<

Pease Help Fight Horrible Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

 

 

Prompt for Today from Prompt Stomp is still “COSTUMES”

My costume for my fifth grade year of grade school, was a hand made Clown’s costume as part of our Girl Scout troops clowning around project.  With that project, we dressed as clowns and visited different area nursing homes to try to cheer up their residents.

Like the previous year’s costume of a domino, they weren’t scary at all.  We didn’t want to scare the nice elderly people, just amuse them for a while.  Was a great time spent with the residents of the different facilities and listening to all their life’s experiences.  They actually got to live through the history we had only began to discover in our schooling’s history classes!

Some of the residents had helped in the various war projects that occurred during their past.  The helped manufacture the missiles, uniforms, protective gear for our soldiers, general ammunition, and just about anything necessary to support our troops in their fights against evil!  Others just (as if that was easy back then) raised the next generation of Americans.

They told us about the shortages they went through in their life times, rubber restrictions (wars again), bread lines from the great depression, and other things they had been forced to give up.  Then there was the invention of the great food, SPAM.  Personally, can not stand the stuff, but it was a modern miracle back then!  Imagine getting your meat fresh from a can, instead of having to kill it for your family.

Also found out how proud they were of their families for their contributions to our country.  Got to speak with family members who’s kids were now major players in American businesses today.  They told of the small achievements their family members had while still living at home, now look at them!

All this while dressed as a simple clown.  Who though you could learn so much in a Halloween costume?

This is a part of the Prompt Stomp!

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Prompt for the Day: “Lazy Learners”

The people at the Daily Post part of Word Press must want me to feel guilty or something.  Yesterday forced me to admit my love for chocolate candy and now they want to know if there is something I’ve always wanted to learn, but haven’t!  That is why they concocted the prompt for today: “Lazy Learners“.

Have always wanted to learn how to fly, but now that I am officially considered to be color blind will not be able to learn.  Conquered my fear of heights when I was little by learning to climb the apple tree in our front yard.  Unfortunately, that wasn’t high enough.  Am terrified of heights now.

Always wanted to learn to be a good cook like my grandma Sheridan was, but never got the chance as a kid to learn.  Always had to go out side to help on the farm as opposed to help my mom cook.  Now that I cannot handle getting overheated, have to avoid the kitchen.

Learned how to sew while in Girl Scouts, my mom even gave me her old sewing machine for me to use to make things for myself and my husband.  Lost the coordination in my hands, so even threading a needle is no longer possible.  No more mending or hemming from my hands these days.

Have always wanted to learn to speak the Latin language.  The language may be officially dead, but so many words today get their origins from it!  Would give me a leg up on understanding many medical terms.

Maybe I should just take a sky diving lesson!  Would have to have someone bring my wheelchair to me after I reach the ground.  Sort of takes the thrill out of the idea.  Doubt I could tackle a new programming language these days.  My best code was written back in college, while I was still drinking on a regular basis.  Have been sober now for years.

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