The kids nowadays
dont know the meanin of bein
cool. Im talkin real cool, as in
temperature, not attitude. The tricks of
beatin the hot weather that were old
standbys are not bein transferred to the
younger generation cause its easy ta
just flip a switch and get air conditionin.
The best coolin off place
growin up was the farm pond, mainly
cause it was handy after a day in the
field. In town the water hose was always a good
cooler for the younger kids. Takin turns
sprayin each other , slidin on the
grass, slipin on the sidewalk. There seemed
ta be somethin daring about runnin
through the spray of water, it wasnt the
same ta just stand and get soaked.
Inside fans made a lot a sense.
And open windows in the evenin with June
bugs bumpin into the screens. Cool man.
This is some fact, but mostly,
Just Jake Talkin.
McCune- Brooks Hospital
To Your Good Health
By Paul G. Donohue,
Headaches Bring Unbearable Pain
DEAR DR. DONOHUE:
I have cluster headaches. They appear
approximately every two years and last two to
four weeks with three or four episodes a day. Is
there a cure? What is the best treatment?
Its the worst pain ever. D.J.
headaches are one of humankinds most
painful experiences. They come on suddenly and
last for a relatively short time 15
minutes to two hours but each minute of
the headache seems like a year. The headache is a
one-sided affair, and often the nostril on that
side of the head drips and the eye on that side
People find the
pain so unbearable that they cannot sit still, a
feature that distinguishes cluster headaches from
migraine headaches, which make their victims seek
a dark, quiet place to lie down. Often cluster
headaches waken people from sleep.
The headaches come
in "clusters" of one to four a day for
weeks to months at a time. Then they disappear as
inexplicably as they appeared.
Some find that the
best way to end a cluster headache is to breathe
pure oxygen for about 15 minutes. Since oral
medicines take time to work and since cluster
headaches are somewhat brief, oral medicines are
not the greatest in terminating a headache.
Sumatriptan, a migraine medicine, comes in a
self-injectable dispenser, and it can bring an
end to the headache. It also comes in a nasal
spray, which works quickly.
By Larry Cox
Sponsored by Oldies & Oddities
Q: I have about
two dozen Avon bottles and containers in various
shapes and sizes. Could you help me find someone
who might be interested in purchasing them?
Betty, Albuquerque, N.M.
A: Avon bottles
are fairly plentiful. Originally called the
California Perfume Company, bottles issued during
that period, or before 1939, are especially
collectible. Typical values are Jaguar decanter,
$5; Daisies Wont Tell toilet set from 1956,
$25; and a 1973 Tee Off decanter, $5.
There are several
sources that might be helpful, including the
National Association of Avon Collectors, P.O. Box
7006, Kansas City, MO 64113; dealer Rhonda
Schiver, owner of Avon Lost & Found, 7646
Nancy Drive, Elkridge, MD 21075; and collector
Dwight Young, P.O. Box 9868, Kansas City, MO
Q: I have an older
phonograph that plays all three speeds, 33 rpm,
45 rpm and 78 rpm. I need a replacement needle
and cant seem to find one that will fit my
machine. Shirley, Staatsburg, N.Y.
A: I highly
recommend you contact Dave Vaughn of Daves
Antiques in Tucson, Ariz. He buys, sells and
repairs older phonographs and TVs in addition to
maintaining an excellent inventory of replacement
parts, including, of course, needles. I even
purchase the old steel Victrola needles from him.
His address and phone number are 449 West 29th
St., Tucson, AZ 85713; and 520-790-2618.