Saturday, September 02, 2006

The waffles and sausage diet

Saying for the day:Every good diet is filled with foods you don't want to eat.

Sometimes something you find in the news gives you hope.

Thus week I read about George Johnson who lived to be 112 years old.
Now that is a pretty good age.
He was a veteran in World War I.

What interested me was his diet.
According to the article he had a diet that consisted largely of sausages and waffles.
This flies in the face of all the experts that tell us how to eat in order to stay healthy.
I don’t remember a single one recommending a waffle and sausage diet as the stairway to a ripe old age.
They always recommend things I don’t want to eat and things I will never eat.

But if George could make to 112 on waffles and sausage I should be able to get up on there on meat and potatoes.
Not only did he live to 112 but when he died an autopsy showed his organs to be in roughly the same condition as a sixty year old.
So , thanks to George, I have decided to stop feeling guilty about what I eat.

I might even take up eating waffles and sausage.

News from Pigeon Falls-the little town in my backyard where old ladies carry shotguns– The White Rabbit still hasn’t been seen so Mrs. Trumble may have sent him back to the hot place. She is still carrying her shotgun and she says she has some more of those special shells.
Eino tried the Chicago number he was given and got a secretary who said she wasn’t aware of any activity in Pigeon Falls but then she didn’t know the company owned a house there either. Eino asked why the other number had been discontinued and she said she didn’t know what he was talking about. They have always had this number. Then Eino asked to talk to the President of the company and she said he was out of town and Eino could try again tomorrow.
Through all of this Eino never mentioned the stone statue in his basement.
As if we didn’t have enough trouble with White Rabbits and Dragons now Mrs. Kivi’s parrot escaped. So now there is a parrot flying around Pigeon Falls and surprising people. When a bird in a tree talks to you , you tend to get surprised. Polly ( not a very original name) can say “Hi”, “How are You”, “Give me a kiss” and about four other phrases. Poor George Olson got his face slapped when he tried to kiss his girlfriend. He was sure she said “Give me a kiss”. Then they discovered it was a parrot in the tree. Polly’s timing never was much good. O! Polly also has a nasty laugh. Mrs. Kivi wants the bird captured before a hawk or something gets it. She has offered a reward.
Nancy says that business has been very good. All of the excitement has brought some more tourists to town. A couple so like her saffron buns they are having her ship them some every month. She might be on the verge of a new business.

Today's link: Under the Microscope- in case you feel the urge to go camping- Remember to put the words Dr. John in the comment to get those outdoorsy JCPOINTS. Check your points HERE.
Yesterday we drew Jafabrit. If we draw her again today she gets what's in the PRIZE BOX.
We will draw when Betty gets up.

Well Betty is up. We have cut in the slips from yesterday.

She draws and the name is

Lori's Minute- Sorry Jafabrit-(sorry bree) . If she is drawn tomorrow she gets what's in the Prize Box.
Spent the morning until eleven working on the list for the blogging marathon. Want to make sure that every blog on the list is still there and that you can get to it. At eleven the people came to look at the house and we went grocery shopping. They didn't like the house. In the afternoon we picked up the cake for tomorrow morning's baptism coffee. Betty and I provide the cakes . Then we went to the evening service. After that it was out to Bev's Super Club for our postponed anniversary dinner. We had open face steak sandwiches . They were supposed to be six ounce steaks but I swear they were c loser to twelve. They were great as was the garlic bread. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Anonymous Imbi said...

Are you going to eat the waffles and sausages on top of the other things you eat? LOL!

Most people that grow old eat what they feel they should moderation...

But I guess it's not in what they eat... it's on how they deal with matters that hurt.

Just a thought.

5:53 AM  
Blogger R2K said...

How do you enter the contest?

6:20 AM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

Dr. John -- I think good genes have a lot to say about longevity. Since this fellow lived to 112 eating sausages and waffles, I find myself wondering how long he would have lived had he eaten sensibly!

6:42 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

If the guy didnt weigh 500 pounds, then I could believe it.

6:56 AM  
Blogger Chana said...

good morning. i am a meat and potatoe type of girl too. but i also love salads and veggies, although my looking at me you never guessed, lol. i never do any of these diets. all i get for my trouble is stress and much frustration. i think it's better to move more instead, but what happens when you can't? when i figure it out, i'll let you know.

i'm glad Mr. Johnson lived a long and hopefully happy and peaceful life. i hope that we all achieve to have peace and joy for whatever number falls for us.
can we start a petition? to get Mrs. Trouble, he, he to surrounder that shot gun and all her special bullets? where is the police in that town? she is out in Halloween, she be scary to live around. what if the kids choose to dress up as a rabbit or dragon?
i hope your house sells soon. i know how disruptive it is to have things not settled. enjoy your long wknd. take care. read you tomorrow God willing.

7:40 AM  
Blogger R2K said...

And how do you get added to the link list?

8:48 AM  
Anonymous CrazyObject B. said...

Go Lori I love that idea Ham and Potatoes! Yum!

9:45 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I read that this morning also Doc, it reminded me of my PopPop who lived to be 102.

Here is a theological question, do you suppose that if we did honor our Mother and Father that our days will be longer upon the earth?

Maybe that is the secret, although I fear I knocked off quite a few years off the end of my life during those teenager episodes. =O(

9:45 AM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

I figure it's worth dying a few years earlier so that I can eat some chocolate.

11:34 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

my X husbands grandfather lived to be 100, he ate bacon and eggs every morning...I do believe a lot of it has to do with family genes and how you handle stress. Bobs grandfather never got upset about was hunky dory to him, bless him. and he walked....he always walked...sometimes for miles.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Remiman said...

Dr. John,
Thanks for giving my blog a plug.
As for what habits yeild longevity:
Number 1 is uncle gene of course. But be he a good or bad uncle he's not your only relative. The better you get along and socialize with all your relatives and friends too, the longer you get to watch the "advancement" of our species.

Also, stoppin' by to visit cousins crossword, or chess, or knitty-pearl, and any of their mind stimulating friends can lead to increased longevity.

If uncle gene was an early demiser, then eat "right" and be an exerciser.

For myself: live in the moment.
Die without regret.(The Golden Rule)

Stop by for a visit some time.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Kevin G Brown said...

Eye opening post, I guess the message may be to live life and be happy.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Nea said...

haha, the old saying if if ain't fit to eat, it must be good for ya.

Mom is 92, at the age of about 88 she started going to the Dr again, she was tired all the time. He told her she had an underactive tyroid, high blood pressure, anemia, and a few other misc life threatening problems. But the one that scared her most was the diet he put her on.

Now Mom has always been a well balanced eater. She grows a garden, and eats a balanced diet of everything. But on Saturday she liked a bacon and egg breakfast, once a week for crying out loud. He told her no eggs, no bacon, no milk products, no coffee, no cheese, and a handful of other things that she ate, but not overate. She tried this diet for about two weeks. It wasn't that it had some good food on the diet, it was just she wasn't allowed anything to bind it together. She could have coleslaw, but no mayo dressing, she could have potatoe salad, but no eggs or mayo.

After week two, she tossed the diet, stated, "I think I would rather die," and that was the end of that......

When I was home she made me a bacon and egg breakfast on Saturday, with coffe, homemade bread, with jam, and no one said a word. I just ain't going is her life.....afterall.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Nea said...

Isn't saffron that stuff that they have to ship in a armoured car it is so expensive?

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Stacy said...

Now that's a diet I could really like!
What do you suppose Eino's going to do with that stone statue if he never gets to the bottom of the mystery?

Oh, and thank you for my frog wizard. He arrived "magically" in the mail today. He's so cute and now sits proudly by my monitor.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I LOVE waffles. I am all in for living that old if all it takes is waffles. Waffle house here I come!

8:38 PM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

112 Waffles! You could last a week or more without eating.
When is the next blog marathon? Thanks for the refrigerator magnet.

11:27 PM  
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