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Water is something to think about. We need a lot of it – but not just any water. Am I the only one who finds that “city water” leaves a bad taste in their mouth? What is in that water?

Bottled water seems to be an answer, but what does that plastic container contribute to our welfare?

My sister, Kaye, has a friend who told her a true story about her mother. Her mother had suffered terribly with varicose veins, had a heart condition, took pills by the quantity and had been told by her doctor there was nothing he could do to help her. She could only wish that she could die to relieve her suffering.

Then her sister from Oklahoma came for a visit and after she heard about her doctor’s comment and said, “Your blood vessels are clogged and hard, and, yes, you are going to die.”

She advised her to get a machine and start distilling the water she was drinking and using in food preparations.

My sister’s friend decided to do as suggested. What did she have to lose? She went to the store and bought a distiller.

To make a long story short, during a visit my sister had at her friend’s house, she was able to meet her mother. She showed Kaye she no longer had varicose veins. She also told her she did not have to take all the pills that she had been taking, nor did she have a heart condition.

She went on to inform Kaye that the added benefit of drinking and using distilled water was unbelievable!

She found that coffee made with distilled water tasted better. She had always canned her own foods in glass, but now that she was using distilled water, the result was unbelievable. When she entered her canned foods in contests, they tasted and looked so good; they won many awards.

No wonder her daughter got a distiller and started using only distilled water. Her health and life were worth it.

While I was at the Steele County Fair this past year, I stopped to look at a booth demonstrating distillers. A man came up and said to the lady working the stand, “That is why my wife is alive today,” and went on to share a story so similar to what my sister’s friend had told her.

He said, “If you don’t believe me, go down and talk to her. Don’t tell her you talked me, just listen. Your health and well-being are worth any positive action you can take.”

My mother has also found the benefits of using vinegar in her life.

She first learned about the benefit of vinegar when my grandmother used vinegar to help her when she had “croup.”

She also learned vinegar was also a good thing to wash fruit and vegetables. It helps minimize the dangers of chemicals. Granted, food grown in tainted soil can’t be cleaned away by washing it.

Vinegar can also be used as a disinfectant. It can also be used when  doing the laundry, cleaning, or whatever. Ordinary vinegar works for most things we have in our lives.

We also have to be aware that though room airsprays smell good, they may have chemicals that aren’t so good. Maybe is it time we start spraying the air in our homes with vinegar. The smell won’t linger, but it is cheaper and better than store bought items and it really does refreshes the air.

I am so happy with my beautiful, wonderful grandchildren. But it hurts me to think about the world we are putting them into. Hopefully, they will find the way out of the mess we have made of the “good life.”

Tough times don’t last, but tough people do!

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Birthdays and anniversaries:

• Thursday, February 25th: Berniece Farr Mattson, Coltan Hagen, Brad Hagen, LuAnn Miller, Sherri Larson Fritz, Steve & Vicky Dobberstein

• Friday, February 26th: Sharon Menefee, Shawn Jensen, Becky Lassahn, Ray Coxworth, Ginger Cornelius, Mary Lou Spurr, Chris Sauke, Mike Glynn, Jeff & Robin Christensen, Joel & Peg Radjenovich

• Saturday, February 27th: Steve Pence, Jean Anderson, Garry Nordhorn, Doris Rasmussen, Journey Churchill-Malcolm, Erik Cooper, John Olson, Jayden Dakota Tonkins, Nancy Ingvaldson, Daryl Van Ravenhorst

• Sunday, February 28th: Troy Utpadel, Neil Pence, Jackie Miller, Steve Engel, Dan Nesdahl, Bennett Dobberstein, Atom Oquist, Sharese Lehmberg, John Marlin, Gerry Flim, Michelle Nelson, Michael Nelson, Tyler Titus, Tiffany Mischke, Michael Coy, Jim & Diane Butler

• Tuesday, March 1st:  Dan Nelson, Arlen Brekke, Chet Alan Hansen, Jordon Cook, Rick Loberg, Sara Ihrke, Duane Reichl, Nicole Farr, Emily Ayers, Paula & Richard Conroy  

• Wednesday, March 2nd: Willard Christenson, Wilfred Christenson, Laurie Jensen, Angie Hagen Rasmussen, Joanne Kaiser, Roger Langlie, Casey Lyman, Abner Smith, Alexis Elizabeth Klocek, Ronnie & Marcia Hutchins, Paul & Kathy Underland

• Thursday, March 3rd: Jeff Lageson, John Crabtree, Valerie Tobiason Quiring, Maurine Larson, Frank Thompson, Bill Draayer, Terri Jensen, Darlene Christensen, Charlie Hanson, Jessica Tufte, Terri Miles, David Underland, Darren & Christine Hanson, Angie & Jeff Rasmussen, Nicole & Nathan Milender

May all the good wishes that you receive on your special day bloom in your heart and bring you joy!

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