Drinking your way to health
Saying for the Day: A good swig a day keeps the doctor away.
There were a lot of people in my family that had alcohol problems including my step grandfather Tom who lost a leg. So I decided when I was very young that it made no sense for me to drink. It was not a religious decision but a practical one.
I was in a bar at a wedding reception and a man offered me a drink. I politely declined. He became belligerent and asked if I was too religious to drink. I said no. I’m too intelligent.
Now I discover I may really have been dumb.
A study by some university has concluded that people who drink in moderation but every day have a 51% better chance of not having a heart attack then those who don’t drink at all.
By not drinking I have increased the chances of my having a fatal heart attack.
Well at least I haven’t wrecked a car, got in a bar fight, kicked over a Christmas tree, or made a complete idiot of myself at a party. Since my relatives who drank didn’t seem capable of not drinking to excess I guess its okay to take my chances with the heart attack.
News From Pigeon Falls– The Mayor called an emergency meeting of the town council today. It has to be about the request of the Bishop about the millage. In any case it looks like some kind of real problem is developing. Nobody seems to have any real information. Even Nancy hasn’t been able to find out what the meeting was about. According to the Mayor it wasn’t a meeting at all they just got together for coffee and to talk about the up coming Pigeon Days celebration. Since no business of any kind was conducted the open meetings act doesn’t apply. Mayor South is willing to tell what kind of coffee they had if you want to know.
Another day and another dead pigeon. This one seems to have been hit with a stick of some kind. People are becoming upset about this and want it stopped. Some of the old timers are afraid that killing pigeons will bring bad luck upon the town. At the moment, however, it doesn’t seem to have made a dent in the pigeon population.
No white rabbit sightings today.
Our Chicago person had his groceries left on his porch and the money for them was in an envelope in the mail box. He didn’t come out until the boy left. This is really weird. What is he hiding from?
Nancy says that somebody heard Pastor Marvel hollering at the Bishop in the office at Last Lutheran Church. It seems Marvel is upset about the Bishop’s quick entry into local politics. Marvel denies there was any hollering. They may have been speaking a little loud but there was no hollering.
A beautiful day. My wife went to Tops. I spent the day building a trestle which I finished. Betty planted some more flowers . Then she varnished the trestle. I started another one. We are on schedule so that we should be able to lay track when the boys come. I had a visitor come and look at the layout and he really enjoyed it. He said he'll be back with his wife when the trains are running. My sister Dawn called and said that my sister Chris wants to know if I am moving to Green Bay. Chris also dropped a comment to this blog with the same question. I finished the June web site for the church and will post it tomorrow. I need a breathing treatment.