Sunday, October 11, 2009


Walt's heading out this morning, with friends, to Waynesboro for the Virginia Fall Foliage Festival. I'm settling in with a good book.

Email & Newsletter Gleanings:

Neosporin (a good use)

Looked this up on and they had no information on it. - Judy

Have you ever wondered how doctors seldom get sick? How do they deal with sick people every day with colds from A to Z but never seem to catch a cold or a virus, and why don't they ever come down with the flu? Kind of makes you wonder doesn't it? Well through a friend of the family, who happens to be a doctor, who never shared this with us until my mother, of all people, asked him about this, he finally confessed. In the late 1930s a company came out with mentholated vapor rub, using the characteristics of being able to open the nasal passage with
its strong aroma, what you now know as Vicks vapor rub.

You can also find this product in non-mentholated as well. There was another characteristic of this product that the doctors soon learned and put it to use. But they seemed to fail to pass this on to the general public, and for good reason. It's a known fact that in order to catch a cold, the flu or virus, it has to be inhaled through the nasal passage or through the nose. This allows the bacteria access into the body, whereas the mouth and digestive track is somewhat guardian of germs of this nature considering the food intake.

Doctors found if they applied a little Vicks, or vapor rub at the opening of the nose, just inside the nostril, that the rate of illness dropped dramatically. I don't understand the properties but was told that the vapor rub somehow captured a good portion of the air borne bacteria that they were subjected to.

Then a little later on, not sure if it was in the 70s or 80s, another product was introduced to the market, Neosporin, which was a triple antibiotic ointment for cuts and small abrasions. Guess what? This product when used in the nostrils captured 60 to 80% of all airborne bacteria along with viruses. The antibiotic somehow kills the germs and renders them harmless as they pass through the nostril.

The doctor said to put a little dab on the end of a Q-tip and rub it around just inside the nose every morning; you will have just increased your defensive abilities from catching a cold and other air borne diseases that you can catch from small children in school or from sick people in the office - or any other place that you are around crowds.

Job Application

The woman applying for a job in a Florida lemon grove seemed to be far too qualified for the job.

The foreman frowned and said, "I have to ask you this, have you had any actual experience in picking lemons?"

"I've been divorced three times and I voted for Obama."

She started work that day!

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