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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....

Get Toxic Chemicals out of your House

September 21, 2012
Are Toxic Chemicals in your Home?


I am not a Doctor or health care provider, I am a Grandmother that is very concerned with the growing numbers of young people dying from cancer and other diseases.  Something is not right and you do not need to wait for the experts to decide what is wrong.
When a baby is born in the USA the baby must be put into a car seat for it’s trip home from the hospital.  At the time I am writing this article, the typical car seat is made from some type of plastic and has cloth padded inserts that possibly contain toxic chemicals.  This car seat is secured into a possibly toxic car due to things inside a average car emit toxins.  The parents drive off from the hospital into a home that has  brand new baby items and a house that already has its own issues from items that actually off gas.  Does this sound extreme?  What is extreme about this is that it is true!  Most of us want nice, new, fragrant goods but they may come with a health cost.  Most of us want good healthy food but is it really healthy?  I am sick of seeing people get sick!
One summer day my husband and I were in our car stopped at a red light. A car pulled up next to us and I saw this child in the back seat in her nice molded puffy car seat.  She was wearing plastic sunglasses, she had a pacifier in her mouth and was holding a plastic sippy cup.  She would take out the pacifier then take a sip and put back her pacifier.  She wearing cute plastic summer shoes and was playing with a plastic toy.  I would not be surprised if this child has health complications at some point due to toxins.
I am not trying to scare anyone, I am trying to bring into focus that you need to make sure what you purchase is safe and that there is something you can do.  So many people are going right along with life and not questioning anything they have  purchased or were given because they feel that if you can buy it then it has been checked for safety by someone else.  Let me say this, the main priority for a product made is to sell it and make a profit. It is NOT necessarily non toxic or safe! It is up to you to find out so read labels and if it does not disclose everything it is made from and where it is made then put it back and leave!  The manufacturers will start figuring out that we will not stand for cheap made toxic goods!
I recently went to purchase some fabric for a sewing project.  On the bolt the label stated, made of unknown origin.  That bolt went right back on the shelf and I was very perturbed that we have come to the point that we don’t even know what our cloth is made from and this is due because most of our mills have closed in our country.   The good thing is that you can buy organic cotton now but you will surely pay the price.  If anyone reading this article makes organic goods and those goods are safe and non toxic then email me and I will pass along your information but I must have some kind of disclosure for proof. Then, I will be happy to pass along information about your company.
So what can we do?  If you have something in your home that you know is toxic then get rid of it.  It can be maddening when you start realizing how many things in your home are actually unhealthy.  You need to open your windows and let fresh air into your home.  Non poisonous ( research your toxic plants lists) plants can help improve the air some and stop buying goods that are full of unsafe chemicals.  Know your good and bad chemicals.  Some things that sound very toxic are not toxic and some that don’t sound toxic are toxic.  Empower yourself with knowledge. Know your food  and read labels, don’t buy it if it is not healthy.  Also, there are many articles and information on the internet, make sure you are getting your information from a trusted site.
Many articles on this website discuss back to basics.  I hope you can find the information you are looking for in something that I have written.



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