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herring_RN ASN, BSN

retired registered nurse

I'm a spicy (seasoned) retired hospital nurse with 42 years experience (counting two years as a CNA)


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    Thursday October 17, 2019

    Good morning Tweety, Joe, and BCgradnurse. Just planning to sweep and mop floors today. Sunday will be busy with the AIDS Walk in the morning and then husband and I plan to attend an early evening fund raiser with stand up comedy. Last time we attended we really laughed!
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    RIP Elijah Cummings

    ‘A giant of integrity and knowledge has fallen’: Washington reacts to the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings Democrats remembered Cummings as “a principled leader,” “a champion for justice” and “a giant.” While Cummings was revered by his fellow Democrats, many Washington Republicans also offered condolences and spoke of Cummings with admiration. Trump paid tribute to Cummings as a “highly respected political leader.” Flags at the White House, the U.S. Capitol, and in Maryland were lowered to half-staff Thursday in Cummings’s honor; flags at the White House would remain at half-staff through Friday... ... The son of South Carolina sharecroppers, Cummings was a lawyer and a civil rights advocate before entering what would ultimately be a nearly 40-year career in public service — first in the Maryland House of Delegates and later the U.S. House. Over the decades, he earned a reputation for being formidable but also kind and compassionate... https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/17/elijah-cummings-death-reaction-statements/?wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1
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    Wednesday October 16, 2019

    Tweety: Sometimes I get sleepy like that. I can jump or do other exercised to wake up and then nap when I get home. Today we meet with staff at a state senators office about affordable housing. I think no matter who we elect we have to actively let them know what we think or they won't do much.
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    Tuesday October 15, 2019

    Took husband to the doctor. On the way home heard Bryan Bowers on the radio playing autoharp and singing his song "Friend For Life" FRIEND FOR LIFE (Bryan Bowers and Bob Danoffas) Chorus: When you learn a song, you've got a friend for life, That you can call on in the still of the night. When you're down and out, on a two-lane road, Your friend the song will be there to ease your load, Will be there to ease your load. When your Mom and Dad cross your mind, Thinking back to the ties that bind. Won't fill your heart like singing some old song, They used to sing back when you were young. (Chorus) When time hangs heavy on your hands, That novel that you burn your eyes out on, Won't fill your heart like learning some old song, That will be there to help you later on. (Chorus) When the night is young but you're feeling old, TV's empty hours won't fill your soul, Like singing some old song that was your friend, When you were young, and you are young again. (Chorus) (Repeat first line of chorus to end it) When you learn a song, you've got a friend for life.
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    Monday October 14, 2019

    Oh, Rose Queen! I'm so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers.
  6. Prayers for Nel. I have no words, but think we here know how much she loved and cared for Biggie. It was hot yesterday and cold last night. I can barely smell the fire that is miles from here.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    President Trump loses appeal to stop House subpoena of his tax documents It’s the first major case at the appeals court level in the ongoing standoff between the House and Trump. The President has lost all of his challenges so far that have been decided at the trial court level to stop House subpoenas. Trump may appeal to the Supreme Court to stop Mazars, but courts including the Supreme Court previously have refused to curtail Congress’ subpoena power... https://fox4kc.com/2019/10/11/president-trump-loses-appeal-to-stop-house-subpoena-of-his-tax-documents/
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    Friday October 11, 2019

    Good late morning to you all. I plan to walk to a fish market that is just blocks from the beach and is advertising fresh water cat fish. I plan to fry them and serve one piece to my husband with his dinner and freeze the rest to just heat up later. No Stars: When husband and friends used to meet at 6:00 am to play golf they often saw foxes running on the golf course. I took a picture of them about ten years ago. At the memorial last week my husband and three of them were there. One, a guy from Scotland, has since died.
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    Trump asked Tillerson to help broker deal to end U.S. prosecution of Turkish trader represented by Giuliani Trump urged Tillerson in an Oval Office meeting to try to craft a diplomatic “deal” to stop the U.S. case against Reza Zarrab on corruption charges in exchange for concessions from Turkey... https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-asked-tillerson-to-help-broker-deal-to-end-us-prosecution-of-turkish-trader-represented-by-giuliani/2019/10/10/fbe16976-eb6b-11e9-9306-47cb0324fd44_story.html
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    Wednesday October 9, 2019

    I feel OK in spite of remembering each hour of the night. Husband chose cornbread and buttermilk instead of the eggs or French toast I offered. When he was younger he made his own food and only ate what the kids and I had when he liked it. Because he seasoned his vegetables and pinto beans with smoked neck bones the kids said, "Dad cooks greans and bones and beans and bones."
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    Questioning Elizabeth Warren

    In 1967 I was let go from my job at a department store. I told a coworker I was pregnant. Our supervisor asked, "How far along are you?" I was three months so she told me I would have three more weeks and would be welcome back after the baby was born.
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    A Timeline: Russia and President Trump

    Bipartisan senators ask for laws to block foreign interference in elections on social media The Senate Intel Committee issued a report Tuesday, the product of a two-year probe into how Russia tried to influence U.S. public opinion in 2016. In a joint statement, the committee's chairman, Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican, and Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, said they had concluded that new legislation should be considered, including requirements that social media companies publicly disclose the identities of those who purchase political advertisements, something television stations have long been required to do... https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/gop-dem-senators-ask-laws-block-foreign-interference-elections-social-n1063716?yptr=yahoo
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    Tuesday October 8 2019

    Joe, Tweety, and Dianah---- GOOD MORNING! Husband and I think our yard looks great since the lawn was mowed. I sprayed a couple brown spots with green dye. I've had it since a long drought in the 1980s. Just mix with water and spray it on. Since he likes crumbled cornbread and buttermilk for breakfast now I only cook eggs a couple times a week. And bake a tray of corn muffins every week. I make them with whole grain corn and wheat plus extra bran because in his old age constipation is a problem. He says it is a common topic of conversation at his club before the younger members arrive.
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    Sunday October 6, 2019

    I am glad for your posts. You have talent with words. I would not like an acorn to drop on my head. Our chickens were mostly in an outside coop. Once our neighbor, a city boy, gave his none year old a baby chick in a bird cage. "David" grew into a BIG beautiful Rhode Island Red. We ler him live with our chickens on the backyard coop. We took him with the boy owner and his Dad to the county fair along with a favorite of each of our kids. All three won ribbons, but Curly and Goldilocks won red second place ribbons and David wone a First place Blue ribbon. Once my daughter held Goldilocks, a Buff Cochin, in her lap as she sat in the kitchen until she laid an egg. This looks like her:
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    The President Donald Trump Thread

    I wonder what President Trump would do if someone published White House documents, transcripts, and such on line like the United States documents on Wikileaks published. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Manning https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Snowden https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiLeaks PS: Although the people who provided stolen information to Wikileaks state they are whistle-blowers I disagree. To qualify for whistle-blower protections the person must follow the law.