prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Boy did I get sick!

Last Tuesday night I watched O'Reilly with John. At eight I went home and got in bed. Almost immediately i started on a cough that grew more persistent and painful as the hours went by. It was like the action of laying down made me sick.  I sat in my chair wrapped in a blanket swallowing honey, sucking on cough drops. and taking cough syrup. Nothing helped. I sat in my chair all night and all day. Really felt bad. I was just waiting to feel better. Did not happen. My wife Jackie used to say that I let the whole world know when I felt bad. (She implied that I was a big baby.)

On Wednesday I watched O'Reilly again. I was feeling a little better and laid down in bed. The cough returned with a vengeance. Back to the chair. About three am I woke from a nightmare feeling better. My throat was really sore.

At 10:30 I went to Jefferson Corner and got a bowl of their chicken spaghetti. It is supposed to have healing powers. The Liars Club was all gone and Rhonda was no where to be seen,

Last night it was back to O'Reilly. Still had to sit up until 2. Do you think that there is something about O'Reilly? Feel much better this morning. I plan to go to lunch at the Senior Center.

Here are some flowers around my trailer. Beside fruit trees John plants flowers and bulbs everywhere.


  1. Hope you are on the mend! Take care!


  2. Chuck--We hope you are feeling better. Tech cannot win without your support!!! Skip and Carolyn

    1. I am sorry that I let you guys and the Techsters down. Getting well.


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