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Brazil Buzz

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My yearly visit with the dermatologist went well. She still recommends the use of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sun Block SPF 70 with helioplex. A suitable hat and proper sunglasses are always mentioned and noted.

I spend a lot of time out-of-doors and especially enjoy a sunshiny day.

What's new with the fact that my blood pressure was a little high?

Could be, because Angie was dressed in white. Then again, read on, maybe something else upset my empty apple cart, on the way.

According to her scales, I gained almost four pounds since morning. And, that's after I ran into another Brazilian in the waiting room that remarked that I had changed. I asked what that meant and the fellow replied, "You look good. You just look different, like you lost weight." Nope, the pounds are all there plus four in addition.

Paul has been protecting himself better against the damaging rays that we now have a bittersweet love affair with. His skin problems are worsening. Specialists at Richard Roudebush VA will use a procedure that will hopefully slow and/or remove most of the many problems associated with his skin.

We plan to spend some time at beautiful Forest Park this Fourth of July. I am hoping that our youngest daughter and family will be in town at that time. The Patrick's are planning a motor trip from Denver to Boston. Lori's eldest daughter and family live there.

Lori's daughter Sarah Peace and her family live in Terre Haute. Sarah is expecting her baby in early August and anxious for a visit from her mom.

The busy lady hasn't been home in over a year. A visit from our baby is past due.

The newlyweds of the family, Dan and Amber Risk are moving to California next week.

We hope to hear from them soon and wish them continued happiness.

We just found out why we ran over such a rough area with our car on Hwy 40 at the Clay Vigo County line. There is a 5-8 inch drop in the pavement. When we went over the crack, we felt the jolt. Lucky for us we were not traveling at a high speed.

The problem could be similar to those that concern us here.

We never know what will sink-in around here. Most of our land has been mined, back in the day. The earth's surface is constantly changing. The landscape that I knew as a kid is not what I view today.

Underground, sleeps the remnants of an important part of this area's history. The works of our early miners -- salts from the sweat of their brows, blood from their wounds. The ghostly echoes of their songs buried in time.

Some supports of native lumber, cables, canteens, buckets ,broken shovels, and pick axes buried forever alongside, more; shared secrets, lies, joys, hopes, fears, heartaches work related accidents and death. Yes. Its all there on my place and thereabouts. Perhaps my paternal grandfather, Hugh Lynch Sr., a miner, knew many of the workers well.

I heard many accounts of mine related happenings told to my father, by his father and others and passed down to me.

My mower moves over the cover of a 3O ft. deep air vent in the area of the front yard of where my old home once stood. I wonder what else might be below and worry what could occur.

I sure do not want the earth to open up and take me down under, but it is possible.

Oh well, I live next to Restlawn, a big shovel could dig me out and push me that far. I would hate to lose the money that I already sent on a proper resting place and stone near the fence mentioned below.

The wrought iron fence at Restlawn has been repaired, stripped of old paint and corrosion, primed and painted. The work and careful attention to the project is remarkable.

Those of us, with an interest in the old cemetery are grateful and very appreciative of all of the people involved with the entire project. GOOD JOB!

Thanks to the readers of "Brazil Buzz" that called me last week. Now I need to feed a hungry man and add a heaping helping of the good stuff to my plate.

I can be reached by phone at 812-446-4852 or by email at pmlsartor@aol.com.