Friday, July 29, 2005

Ice is Nice
(In Case of Emergency)

Paramedics and EMT (Emergency Medical Treatment) personnel know what
"ICE" means and they will immediately turn to a victim's cell phone for
clues to that person's identity. You can make their job much easier if
you add an entry in the CONTACTS list in your cell phone under ICE, with
the name and phone number of the person that the emergency services
should call on your behalf.

It wouldn't hurt to list more than one contact -- ICE1, ICE2, ICE3 etc.

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Originally established as a nationwide campaign in the UK, ICE (In Case
of Emergency) allows paramedics or police to be able to contact a
designated relative/next-of-kin in an emergency situation.

The idea was the brainchild of East Anglian Ambulance Service paramedic
Bob Brotchie and was launched in May this year. Bob, 41, who has been a
paramedic for 13 years, said: "I was reflecting on some of the calls
I've attended at the roadside where I had to look through the mobile
phone contacts struggling for information on a shocked or injured
person. Almost everyone carries a mobile phone now, and with ICE we'd
know immediately who to contact and what number to ring. The person may
even know their medical history."

A campaign has now rapidly spread throughout the world as a particular
consequence of the recent terrorist attacks in London. This is a simple
move which can save lives and put the minds of loved ones at rest.

And while you're at it, put your name in or on your cell phone and your
laptop and when it is accidentally left at the airport security
checkpoint, you can be paged immediately!

--submitted by Sky Granny

Obviously, this tip is not just for seniors. Makes sense to me. And while you're at it, maybe it would be a good idea to pass this
tip along to friends, family, and neighbors. The more ICE the better, if
it helps make EMS folks' jobs a bit easier.

While we were in the Spirit Lake area we stopped to visit with the Cooklins and were surprsed to learn that Dale has had quite a time of it this summer dealing with health issues. A doctor told him he had a diseased kidney and removed it. It followed that Dale had some serious complications from the surgery concerning his heart and recovered from that in the Vet's hospital in Soiux Falls. He is home now and on the road to recovery. We pray that the worst is behind him.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Storm Pictures

Well I said that there wouldn't be many pictures of damage and Thank God I was right......There is some small limbs down and the boys have gotten most of them up already.....One got Bob and Kitti's antenna , but not much damage caused by limbs any where this time.....Don and Donna Brandt's home lost their awning, but I found it all together on the other side of George and Vera's place.....It looks like it never was fastened on the trailer cause I couldn't see any damage to the trailer from where I stood....Wind sure does strange things at times.....Well if I get any reports of more damage that I didn't see I will report them later.....
Limbs got Bob and Kitti Toomire's TV antenna..
Don and Donna Brandt home is missing the awning....
Here's where the awning ended up...

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Thanks for the Prayers

Many thanks for all the prayers..... They must have been good ones as no one in the park was hurt in the storm that we know of......We also have little or no damage in the park to speak of at this time...... I am going to walk around the park tomorrow and take any pictures of any damage that I can see.... I will then put them on the blog for every one to see.....I don't plan on taking to many as we came through the storm real well..... We did get around 5 inches of rain by the afternoon and suppose to maybe get some more tonight... Just have to wait and see..... More later... Thanks again all....
Hi all
I just got off the phone with Barb and Clyde from the park in Texas. They are currently in a terrible wind/rain storm, with a tornado warning just coming on their radio for Donna. So they are hanging on, can't see a thing across the street right now. Dennis went around the park in his van and picked up loose things, tables,
trashcans, chairs, and such and people can claim them in the fall! He wore out a marker---writing names on things.
Several people left the park and went to motels, a few did stay to ride it out.
Have a good day and say a prayer for our people and property.
From Kay Voss---

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

We will be thinking and praying for all we know with a South Texas connection

Monday, July 18, 2005

Waiting for the Storm

Well we are waiting for the storm and trying to get ready for it......Speaking for the people that are here for the summer all I can say is Please pray for us that we will be safe..... I will try to keep all informed as best I can...... If there is any damage, I will try to take pictures of it and put it on the site for all to see......We may not have power for a while so don't get too excited if I don't post for a while.....I will just do the best I can.....More later.....

Sunday, July 17, 2005

This from the Voss's
Hi to all----
Enclosed is a few pictures of what we did this week! We made a fast trip to Texas to see our daughter in Dallas--on to our home in Texas to deliver some furniture--back to Arkansas to pick 786 pounds of peaches--home again to pick 2 pounds of blackberries and 6 pounds of peas from the garden! Now it is a race to play catchup with the garden and process my peaches while selling peaches to our friends. Whew. (my mom never told me I would have to work this hard when I got married!! haha) Thanks to you all for the prayers and good thoughts for our safe travel.

Kay and Jim Voss

ps....our kitchen and dining room smell wonderful! boxes of peaches everywhere.......

Beautiful Peaches!!
Jim Voss with peaches

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Grass Keeps Growing

Well it may be hot but the grass keeps growing...... Don't let any one tell you that the grass doesn't grow down here in the summer, cause it sure does..... The boys of the park are mowing every day some where and never seem to get done...... Stay cool.... We are trying to.......
Raul mowing his yard....

Friday, July 08, 2005

Park Picture Update

Well at least Barb clicked on the Comment icon to let me know someone's looking.... It is looking kind of thin for campers now but all that will change this fall I'm hopeing...... Junior Bell has a 5th wheel parked east of Butch and Barb's spot under the shade tree for a while until he goes up to San Antonio to his son's place. I sure miss him not being across the street from me....
Junior Bell's temporary home spot...
Texas St. Looking east....
Looking down Center St. Kind of bare now..

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

New Changes

Hi.... Back again to not let you wonder about some of the changes I talked about.....I know that you will still have some questions and thoughts soooooo use the comment icon to ask them....As you can tell the park is being used by the ones left here as best we can.. HA HA We sure try to keep each other company, but not get in each others way.. A couple of trailers have gone out of the park, but we gained one big new one in Doreen and Tiger's old spot. I haven't meet the people yet and don't know their name but it is sure a nice home... More later.....
The Pool is still being used as you can see....
Herb's new little workshop???
A new house in Doreen's old spot.....
Junior Bell's house seems to be missing also!
Herb and Pat Jones old house seems to be missing!

Monday, July 04, 2005

4th of July Park Picnic

Hi Sorry I haven't posted any thing for quite a while, but have been kind of out of the picture with all the traveling I've done lately.. I had to go to Nebraska to see my Mother as she was not doing very well and her nurse called me to come up there.. I was up there for 12 days and she got better. I then came back because of some Doctors appointments for myself. A few days later they called again and this time Marilyn went with me. I got to spend eight more days with my Mother before she passed away on June 13th in the morning.. She was buried June 17th in Iowa next to My Father in Macedonia.. We then spent a little time with the kids and a week with Marilyn's sister in Golden, Illinois before we came back to the valley.. We were sure glad to be back, heat and all.. I was tired of all the miles for sure..
The park had a picnic or barbecue in the little hall on the night of the 4th. You don't know what you missed because of all the good food that was there.. The guys did a great job of cooking the meat of all kinds. There were too many different dishes for me to tell you about them all, but YOU MISSED IT by not being here..
There are more changes in the park that I will try to post later. I will have to take some pictures and explain them as I post them.. I'll try not to keep you in stiches too long.. HA HA
Quite a crowd and hungry..
Nita watching the food table..
The Bar-B-cue Boys

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