Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Best Internet Mail: Save the Life of a Poet or Anyone Else!!

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters..... S. T. R.  


During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) ....she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

Jane's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00 pm Jane passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this.

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough. 


Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, STR. Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a  bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S  *Ask the individual to SMILE.

T  *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE  (Coherently)

(i.e. It is sunny out today.)

R  *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE:  Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

A cardiologist says, if everyone shares this with 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.  

I have done my part. Will you?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Legend in His Own Mind

October 19th

Births of  Historical Importance:
1944* Joe (aka) Silly Sottile
1945,  Jhon Lithgow, actor. 3rd Rock From the Sun.
Events on this day in history:
1781, Cornwallis surrenders at 2PM, the fighting is over.
1845, Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" is performed for the first time.
1853, First flour mill in Hawaii begins operations.
1874, The Ivy League establishes rules for college football.
1968, Golden Gate Bridge charges a toll for South bound cars only!

*A Legend in his own mind! LOL!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Children's Poetry Poised for Revival

Stephen Exley has written a very interesting article, “Children's Poetry Poised for Revival, Say Researchers”. Here is the introduction. For the whole article click below.

A poetry revival among children is on its way, say Cambridge University researchers.

A new book argues that, having long been sidelined as a “Cinderella subject” in schools, children’s poetry is poised to reclaim the hearts and minds of a new generation of younger readers.

Cambridge academics believe that internet and television campaigns, scientific and psychological studies, and work done by poet laureates to promote poetry, mean an upturn in fortunes is coming.

The claims are made by…