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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

14 June 17 - 1628 EDT

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"My niece, Mountain Laurel, is mostly like me, she drives alone and unafraid."

Forrest Caricofe

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YESTERDAY AND TODAY

**Yesterday. I posted 1 story (blog) and 2 videos of my own and 1 video of a song sung by

Ray Charles. It was late when I finished so I only mowed about 1/2 of the lawn. I did not 

rain very much but I think the small amount of rain will sustain the plants until tomorrow. 

**Today. I have an appointment with Dr. Kwok at 10:20 for my annual physical exam. I 

don't remember going to the doctor for a physical exam during my early years, except for 

injuries or the flu. If my guess is close, my annual physical checkups started a little over 

20 years ago, just before my heart stopped, and when I was about 54 years old (I'm 74 

now). My advice to you is to get a physical checkup starting after your parents/guardians

take you to the doctor for exams and after that you take yourself or have someone take 

you for an annual physical exam until you die. 

I've received physical exams in 4 states, Virginia, Ohio (today), Nebraska and Nevada. In

Nevada I received exams and procedures from almost every doctor because my Southern

Belle PA (Physician Assistant) did not have any medical records for her to compare my 

physical condition to. Her comment was "I have a 1000 questions in her southern way of 

talking. She referred me to about 7 different doctors for either an exam and/or a 

procedure.

High and low temperatures for today will be 85° and 68° with scattered thunderstorms.

I hope, unlike yesterday, to get some rain, but I also hope to be able to mow the rest of the

lawn. I'm over with the hard part of mowing, removing the flags out front that I had 

placed for Flag Day, today June 14th and then replacing them out front again. 

I only look at my gmail every few days just like I ignore my cell phone. I just checked my

gmail and I found that AncestryDNA had received my sample. I thought that they said that 

the results would be available in 7 to 10 days, but they are saying 6 to 8 weeks and maybe

longer. At my age, closer to death than being born, I hope to live long enough to find out 

if I'm pure German or not.


I HAVE SOMETHING ON MY MIND

**After my heart stopped twice, once in the hospital, in February 1998, I suffered PTSD for 

about 5 years until I, eventually, somewhat recovered. I could not drive a vehicle during 

those 5 years and used Greyhound as my mode of transportation sometimes using a cane 

to keep myself upright. 

The heart doctors who attended to me didn't know what to do because they had never had 

a patient who lived after a heart stoppage. They told those concerned that I would live less 

than a year (maybe it was 3 years), but here I am today, 19 years later.

After starting to drive again, I learned to drive fast in in Omaha and faster in Las Vegas.

Imagine driving in Las Vegas through an intersection at 65 mph with cars/trucks lane- 

hopping to pass you. The have special off lanes to make a U-turn and a 3rd lane to your 

right for turning into businesses and other places. I never went far from my sleeping place

in the Honda in the Walmart parking lot near the intersection of Craig Road, Camino al 

Norte which turns into Martin Luther King Blvd going east toward the "Strip." The only 

places I went where to drive to a variety of doctors, go to the Mountain View Hospital,

to my storage unit on West Craig Road, to my post office and rented box on Camino al 

Norte and other places that I can't remember. A lot of the places I needed to go where 

within walking distance such as Walmart that was only about 200 paces from their parking

lot I was staying in.

Because of those experiences in the streets of Omaha and on the streets of that desert city,

I continue to drive speeds of 80 to 85 mph on roads with speed limits of 55 mph or what 

some people refer to as a double nickel speed limit. I haven't received a ticket or had an 

accident yet. 

Is it possible that God, Father and Mother are protecting me from Heaven? 


NEWS AND A COMMENT

*8:38 AM 6/14/2017 EDT. Steve Scalise shot in Virginia, aide also hit.

Fox News - ‎36 minutes ago‎.

"House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot in the hip and multiple Congressional aides 

were hit by a gunman with a rifle who opened fire at a baseball practice in Virginia 

Wednesday morning, Fox News confirmed."

*9:13 AM 6/14/2017 EDT. Update: Gunman fires on Alexandria park during GOP baseball 

practice; lawmaker Scalise among wounded. Washington Post - 12 minutes ago.

**I commented on my first cousin Linda's Facebook page this morning after reading from

above that the shooting happened in Alexandria the vicinity of her home in Virginia. I told

her of the danger and my advise was to her was that she and her husband should move in

with her parents place in the Shenandoah Valley (Weyers Cave) for a while until the 

danger has passed. But she also has her oldest sister in Monterrey, Virginia and her middle

sister in Troutville, Virginia.

Please pray for Linda and her husband's safety.


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