Science was never my favorite subject, when I was young. But I've grown to appreciate science and scientists.
My hubby-Don is a chemical engineer and both his parents were chemists. I have nothing but respect. Lately I've been missing my father-in-law, as I run across old photos and memorabilia.
Years ago, Don ran across this tiny box at his childhood home. He kept the empty box and I came across it recently.
"Immunization Against Smallpox... Potent until Oct 21, 1934"
Why did my dad-in-law keep this?
It made me curious, so I read up on Smallpox history. The first vaccine for Smallpox was discovered in 1796! It was the first vaccine to be developed against a contagious disease. The modern Smallpox vaccine emerged in 1958, a year after I was born. The disease was eradicated by 1976.
Suddenly a vaccine for Coronavirus seems so much more possible!
On April 23, I caught part of the White House briefing, where President Trump rambled on, with ideas about injecting disinfectant into the body, as a cure for Coronavirus. That was a pretty dangerous thought.
Today, Trump returned to the podium and claimed his remarks had been "sarcasm". I so wish our president would leave the job of science to the scientists and leave the humor to the comedians. As a leader, shouldn't he put the health of the people above his playful games with the press?
Missing My Father-in-Law
While doing more quarantine cleaning, I found numerous patents with my father-in-law's name. He had 55 of them.
Don's dad has been gone many years. I so wish he were here and could tell us what he thinks about all that is going on in our world. He gave wise advice as a grandfather, back when our kids had infections and illnesses. I always trusted him and he was never sarcastic.
My Only Sarcasm
So right now, I'm listening to the doctors and scientists who I respect.
Texas will begin opening up the state in a few days. Trump is ready to get stadiums and restaurants full again. But I'm going to be listening to this guy for a while longer.
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast CANCER and then I was done.
On March 13, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. This time it was the invasion of COVID and it affected every person. I ranted for a year, until I got my COVID vaccine in March 2021.
CORONARY Artery Disease was the reason I restarted this blog on September 26, 2021. This time it was my hubby Don, who was dealing with a worry that started with the letter "C".
Coronavirus and Cancer, Coronary Artery Disease! All are evil, but none can totally get me down... if I vent! I usually end up feeling a little more positive at the end of each post!
Navigating This Mess!
The most recent post is at the top, from coronary posts in 2022, back to cancer posts in 2016.
To find past posts, look below the "Archives" section, to find "Categories".