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Marine Corps and Camp Lejeune water contamination......

Please read the post listed below. It will give USMC Vets information on a law that was passed last year & signed by President Obama that covers health care for certain conditions/illnesses if they were stationed at Camp Lejeune for at least 30 days between January 1, 1957 and December 31, 1987.


Camp Lejeune Water Contamination..........

I received a letter from the Marine Corps Today. A new law was signed by President Obama back in August, the law is "Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012".

This law requires that the VA provide health care for veterans who served no less than 30 days at Camp Lejeune between January 1, 1957 and December 31, 1987 at Camp Lejeune for the following conditions:

Bladder Cancer, Breast Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Female infertility, Hepatic Steatosis, Kidney Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Miscarriage, Multiple Myeloma, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Neurobehavioral Effects, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Renal Toxicity and Scleroderma.

Support for health care costs may also be provided for family members for these conditions once Congress appropriates funds and new regulations are published.

Veterans who are eligible for care under this Act, regardless of current enrollment with the VA, will not be charged a co-payment for health care related to the listed illnesses or conditions, nor will a third party insurance company be billed for these services.

My Dad served 2 1/2 years at Camp Lejeune (he's now deceased). My older brother and I lived there for these 2 1/2 years, my younger brothers lived there 1 1/2 years and 1/2 year. I was affected by female infertility & we keep an eye on my brother who had a breast fibroadenoma removed a few years ago. This is a brother who was conceived at Lejeune.

Any Vets you know, who may have one of these illnesses/conditions and who may have served at Camp Lejeune, let them know about this.

Free library Kiosks

I read this article two days ago. Heidelberg is a community of about 1200 people. There are three standing libraries within a 5 and a 10 minute drive from the town. The township has however installed a kiosk at one of their parks that allows people to borrow a book and return it at their discretion.

I love this idea, especially for the summer when there will be a diversity of people at the parks, including kids who can continue reading during their school break.

Anything that gets to people to read is a great idea in my book (pun intended).


My 82 year old mother is no longer..................

82. She's 83 today April 2, 2013!!!!! Way to go mom.

TV and Blu Ray player question..........

I have just bought a new TV (smart TV) so I can access Netflix, hulu, etc. via wi fi. I am in the process of figuring out what blue ray player to buy. Should the blue ray also be wi fi capable or is that just a redundancy?

To 3D TV or not to 3DTV.............

Here's my quandry, I'm going to buy a new TV in a couple of weeks. I'll buy it from Costco. There are two TVs, both the same screen size, smart TV, both the same brand. One is 3D capable the other is not. The 3D is $50 more than the other.

I will be buying a Blue Ray player (currently don't have one). I don't buy a lot of DVD's, I usually record what I want on a DVD.

If the NFL broadcast in 3D, there's no doubt which one I would buy.

Give me some feedback here. How much programming is available in 3D? Is there any 3D programming in the planning stage? Is the extra $50 a waste?

Simple things over the past week have made my 82 year old mother happy..................

Last Sunday, mom & I went to the cemetery to put flowers at my dad's grave. It was the day after what would have been their 62nd wedding anniversary. We place them every February in honor of their anniversary, Valentine's Day & Dad's birthday. He would have been 84 this month.

After the cemetery, we always stop at this deli/local country store. We get the best sandwich ever, it is bavarian ham, gouda, and apple butter. They also have a bakery & I pick up a half dozen cookies. Mom always is a bit sad after the cemetery, so it's a nice day, no snow & we go for a ride to a small town about 4 miles from our home. They have a general store, so I get us a couple hot chocolates & I drive down to their small park, which has a pond. The pond is half covered by ice, but there are plenty of ducks and geese on land, on water and on the ice. For about half an hour, we drank our hot chocolates and watched the fowl. My mom was mesmerized by them.

When we get home, mom says many times how much she enjoyed the day.

Today, mom had to go the lab for blood work (coumadin levels). I needed to go to the mall. I asked her if she would go with me after her blood work and she could sit in the food court and wait for me. She was in agreement. She said she would like a drink like a frappucino while she waited and she could read her book.

When going into the mall parking lot, I remembered that the Barnes & Noble has a Starbucks inside. I told her I would take her inside & get her a seat & her order. She uses a three wheeled walker & her mobility is limited. She asked if anyone would mind, if she sat in there reading her book. I said no, it's a bookstore & they want you to read. Well I dropped her off, got her a frappucino and a biscotti and then left.

I came back about 45 minutes later. She was reading and still drinking. She wasn't ready to go, so I looked around for awhile. When I went back to get her, she said, that this was a wonderful place, and anytime I was going to the mall she would like to tag along.

Several times this evening, she has told me that she had such a wonderful day. And the biscotti was the best she had ever had.

Doctor's office called, she continues with the coumadin she's taking & goes back in a month.

Vibes needed......

Not for me, but a good friend. I used to work with her, she & her husband live nearby & she works very close. Today I stopped at her work place, to give her some home made greek lemon chicken soup. My mom makes it and my friend & her husband love my mom's cooking.

My friend ushered me into her office & said "my second guardian angel in two days." She then hugged me & cried for almost 5 minutes, I have never seen her like this in 15 years.

She then told me what was happening. Her oldest son is bi-polar and lives in San Diego. He has been self medicating with alcohol and his wife has left him (for her safety). He signs himself in & out of hospitals. He has no money, no car, nothing. He's one step away from the streets or jail.

My friend & her husband talk to their daughter-in-law, who gives them updates & the son texts. They don't want to head out to California until there's some semblance of a plan or program,

That's what I need vibes for. Thank you.

As to being the second guardian angel, yesterday a woman we both used to work for showed up. A woman who is a gentle and caring soul.

My 82 year old mother bought too many bananas this week...........

Banana bread is in the oven, 14 minutes till it's done.

Banana cream pie is in the fridge.

3 bananas left, any suggestions?

On edit: P.S. middlefingermom, please be pure of thought. lol

Ass hole tea-baggers...........

On my way home from DC on Friday, I stopped for dinner at a Diner in Breezewood, PA. I sat at the counter, there was one man two stools down from me and two priests about four seats from me on my left. Across the counter was one man and a woman, but not seated together.

The man on my right, said something to the man opposite him about the N word president. The woman across from me told both men to stop the talk, she didn't want to hear it, I chimed in, that I didn't want to hear it either, the priests were silent. The man near me said "you're in a truck stop and we truckers hate the president and government and you (meaning me & the other woman) probably worked for the government." They did stop the talk and I finished my dinner.

As I got up to leave, I looked over at the men and said "every trucker I know at home is a Teamster, and everyone of them voted for the President. And if I went to one of their hang outs & said what you said, I'd be leaving in an ambulance."

My younger brother, A Teamster & shop steward, was supposed to take the trip with me, but they had a lot of trucks coming in to his shop on Friday and didn't want to saddle his co-workers with more work. If he had been with me, he wouldn't have hurt the offending tea-bagger, but he would have made him afraid.

As for the priests, I think I saw them bless themselves a couple of times.
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