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I went to Walgreen’s in Calhoun and got my flu shot on Tuesday. It only took a few minutes and my insurance paid for it. So many people still die from the flu every year, even though there has been a vaccination for decades. 61,000 people still died from the flu in the United States during the 2017/18 flu season.

I always hated getting the flu and since I taught in school for almost 30 years there was always someone in the house who had it and gave it to me! Then they came out with the flu vaccine, and I’ve been using it ever since.

My sister and I also got the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine the first day Walgreen administered it! I was so relieved when I got the first vaccine! I wouldn’t get it and give it to the others in my family, especially the little ones.

I remember getting the polio shot as a little kid and holding my father’s hand. It was at the McLean County Fair, behind the Calhoun School, near the pens where the cattle and horses were kept. People stood in line to get the vaccine, which was put on a sugar cube in a certain number of drops. It was a miracle! A person could eat the sugar cube and never have to worry about getting polio like President Roosevelt and never have to live in an iron lung or forever in a wheelchair or on crutches. Nobody refused the polio vaccination.

“I don’t know what’s behind the door of death, but I do know one thing. My master is here. So I have nothing to fear! ”This was seen on a sign from the Baptist Church in New York.

The hospitals are so full of people who have not received their vaccines that people who have not been unable to get medical help. I remember the man yelling at people who weren’t getting their vaccines and filling the hospitals, and because his wife, who had cancer, couldn’t get a bed in the hospital, she died. I remember the 12 year old boy who couldn’t get a bed or an operation when he had problems with his appendix. The boy died in his father’s arms when his appendix burst. The people who didn’t get their vaccines were in every bed!

“Never tired of doing the right thing!” This is from the Rumsey Methodist Church sign.

My cousin, on my maternal side by the Sandefurs who lives in Nevada, has a neighbor who didn’t get his COVID-19 vaccine. He became seriously ill from the virus and almost didn’t make it. Then, a few months after he got over it, he received news that the virus had given him, in addition to his lung problems, an early onset mental deterioration similar to Alzheimer’s disease. He had been on a lot of vaccines all his life. You’ll need to get a bunch of vaccines to get into first grade, or a vaccine if you step on a nail, or to avoid pneumonia, shingles, or being bitten by an unfamiliar dog that can’t be found. If you go abroad you have to get vaccinated. I don’t understand why people don’t accept that. Some of it is political. But it is your life and maybe your family’s life!

The 9/11 Memorial “Tear Drop” is right across from NYC, in Bayonne New Jersey, on the other side of the Statue of Liberty, but we don’t hear about it. This absolutely beautiful 30 meter high monument was given to the people of the United States in 2006 by the Russian people in memory of all those who lost their lives on that fateful day, September 11, 2001.

The collapse of the cracked facade forms the shape of the two towers. The huge hanging tear means the tears of the whole world on that day. A friend sent me a picture of it. I had never seen it before.

“Sometimes when I have a bad day I imagine God is sitting next to me.” This is from the Sparks Methodist Church sign.

Everyone is invited to attend services this Sunday at 9:45 am at Poplar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 5115 Kentucky State Highway 1155, Sacramento! There are two churches there and we are the white ones. Do you feel like life is killing you? Do not worry! Your lifeguard walks over the water!

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