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THE GOOD, BAD, & WORSE

 

Thank God for good doctors, modern medicine, and all my friends who prayed for me!  My cataract procedures the past two weeks have been a wondrous success.  For the first time in over a quarter of a century, I was able to read words clearly on my computer without the use of glasses.  I still have astigmatism but that will be taken care of in a few weeks.  I’ll be using eye drops the next three weeks, and then they’ll test me for new glasses.  That was the “Good!”

 

Now for the “Bad!”  During the past two weeks I caught a nose, throat, and chest cold, something I haven’t had in over 40 years.  Help!!!  I had forgotten how bad it was to be ill, a rarity for me.  For medical reasons I stopped practicing my harmonica so as not to put too much pressure on my eyes, and of course the cold, where I had no desire to serenade myself.  It was a good thing as I needed a rest from practicing.  From experience I know I’ll be a better player because of it.  For being such a good boy, I’ve rewarded myself with an upgraded Hohner harmonica, one recommended by one of the salesmen at the Music Merchants convention I attended in Anaheim a few weeks ago.  I’m looking forward to attacking it unmercifully in a few days.  I’ll be unrelenting until I’m content with my progress.

 

Here’s the “Worst!”  To make my week a little more interesting, the third grade boy across the street solicited me into buying Easter candy his school was selling.  I was an easy touch, and through experience he knew he would be the final recipient of the candy, as I don’t eat sweets.   When I went to his house with a check, I didn’t see his pit bull in the yard who proceeded to have desert at my expense.  He bit me on the lower leg.  Luckily, I had on heavy Levis or it would have been worse.  The mother told me the dog recently had rabies shots, but I wasn’t sure I could believe her.  I called up Animal Control to see what I needed to do for myself.  They said only a tetanus shot was required.  I called my doctor and within the hour a nurse proceeded to administer the shot.  It was a lot easier than the same shot I received in the service during the Korean War.

 

Meanwhile, through my operations, fever, and a dog bite, I conducted business as usual, promoting my children’s books the entire time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 11, 2011 Posted by | AV Best Children's Books, Children's Author, Children’s Stories with Morals, Christmas stories for children, Exciting Children’s Stories, Learning Children’s Stories | , , , , | Leave a comment

Santa at AV Dance Studio 81

http://santalivenow.com Santa stops by AV Dance Studio 81 to share Christmas joy, telling stories, and taking pictures with children. http://avdancestudio81.com

December 22, 2010 Posted by | av best dance studio, best Christmas stories, Christmas stories for children, Lancaster dance, Santa | , , , , | Leave a comment

Santa at Perk Place


http://santalivenow.com Santa stops at Perk Place to spread Christmas Cheer, read his stories and answer questions from children!

December 20, 2010 Posted by | Christmas stories for children, Christmas stories with Santa, Perk Place, Santa | , , , , | Leave a comment

Santa reads Twas a Night Before Christmas at the Antelope Valley

http://santalivenow.com/ Santa spreads Christmas cheer at the Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse, reading stories, handing out presents and and taking Pictures.

December 17, 2010 Posted by | best Christmas stories, Christmas stories for children, Christmas stories with Santa, Santa, short Christmas stories | , , , , | Leave a comment

Santa at AV Courthouse

http://santalivenow.com/ Santa spreads Christmas cheer at the Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse, reading stories, handing out presents and and taking Pictures.

December 17, 2010 Posted by | best Christmas stories, Christmas stories for children, Christmas stories with Santa, Santa, short Christmas stories | , , , , | Leave a comment

Santa’s Day in Court

December 17, 2010 Posted by | best Christmas stories, Christmas stories for children, Christmas stories with Santa, Santa, short Christmas stories | , , , , | Leave a comment

Santa at Hunter Dodge

http://santalivenow.com Santa spreads Christmas Cheer giving gifts to children at Hunter Dodge in Lancaster.http://www.hunterdodgechryslerjeep.net

Music by Santa’s favourite band Tokyo Rose

December 13, 2010 Posted by | AV Chrysler, AV Dodge, AV Jeep, Christmas stories for children, Santa | , , , , | Leave a comment

Portraits With Santa

http://www.santalivenow.com Come get your portraits at the Blvd Today Cafe / King Photo Supply. Photos and videos! 661.948.8442

December 11, 2010 Posted by | best Christmas stories, Christmas stories for children, Christmas stories with Santa, Santa, short Christmas stories | , , , , | Leave a comment

Santa at Hunter Dodge

Visit with Santa as he shares his magical stories! Be sure to bring your letters & cameras for pictures with the Jolly Guy… and tell him what you want for Christmas

Time: December 12, 2010 from 10am to 12:30pm
Location: Hunter Dodge
Street: 1130 Auto Mall Drive
City/Town: Lancaster, CA
Phone: 661.948.8411

December 10, 2010 Posted by | best Christmas stories, Christmas stories for children, Christmas stories with Santa, Santa, short Christmas stories | , , , , | Leave a comment

Santa reads A Night Before Christmas

See Santa December 12th 2010 at 5:30pm during a Magical BLVD Christmas. Santa will be reading this Christmas Classic from the balcony of the Western Hotel on Lancaster BLVD.

Invite your friends too!  http://ilivetodayav.ning.com/events/santa-reads-a-night-before

 

December 10, 2010 Posted by | best Christmas stories, Christmas stories for children, Christmas stories with Santa, Santa, short Christmas stories | , , , , | Leave a comment