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From My Window ... by I.C. Toowell
In Oct. 22 Issue

Real Estate sales were a little on the unusual side this week at the office. Billy Dykes had a very unique sale this week when he sold  a small farm and barn to a gentleman in Ohio -  sight unseen. Billy described the property and the buyer stated it was just what he wanted and proceeded to purchase. We had a similar sale a few years back when we sold a house and lot to a lady in California, and she had never even been to Russell County.

Then to top it off this week, we sold three lake lots, via computer, to a doctor in Saudi Arabia. This genleman purchased three lots from Harold Lynch’s Hillcrest Estates.

This gentleman is the personal doctor to the King of Arabia and his family. We asked the Doctor to be sure and say hello to the King and see if the didn’t want a lot or two. We may have to take the deed to him, we just have not told Lynch yet that he has to pay for the trip.


Everyone today is concerned about the flu, especially the swine flu. There are varied opinions as to whether or not to receive the flu shots and if so, who should and should not receive them.

With all due respect, if you have a concern about taking the vacine, here is a solution to your problem.

We are going to try it, we may smell a little for the next few weeks, but the only thing you should catch from us is a whiff of onion. In fact my real estate associate Julie Coe gave us thisremedy. The report we received follows:

“In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu.

Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it and many died. The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise, everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

The writer continues....

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work.

The moral of the stories is, buy some onions and place them in bowls around your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two in your office or under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try it and see what happens.”

Another persons states...”I do know that I contacted pneumonia and needless to say I was very ill...I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put one end on a fork and then place the forked end into an empty jar...placing the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs...sure enough it happened just like that...the onion was a mess and I began to feel better.”

We want to stress that we have not tried these remedies but it sure will make it handy around the house or office, to have the onion ready for the burgers. Wonder if onion rings would work? Sure would be nice to have them around all the time.

Anyway, if any of you try the onion bit, let us know or if you stop by the office we can probably tell.


We just about have our real estate office all moved and in place. We are planning an open house in the near future and will keep you informed. We will show you around and even fix you a burger or hot dog.The reason we mention this at this time, you might want to bring your own onion.


President Obama has been one busy person recently. have you seen all the awards he has been given recently.

President Obama wins the Cy Young Award after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the 2009 All Star Game.

He was awarded a Tony Award due to the fact he saw a broadway play with his wife Michelle.

In related news since he has seen a movie President Obama wins an Academy Award for Best Actor.

He has played Guitar Hero with his children so therefore he qualifies for another Grammy Award following his last win for reading the audio version of his book.

Due to his many televised speeches and appearances on late night talk shows President Obama wins an Emmy Award.

Tom Mathews called in with the latest news, he was just awarded the Heisman Trophy after watching a college football game!


The efficiency expert concluded his lecture with a note of caution. "You don't want to try these techniques at home."

"Why not?" asked someone from the back of the audience.

"I watched my wife's routine at breakfast for years," the expert explained, "She made lots of trips to the refrigerator, stove, table and cabinets, often carrying just a single item at a time. 'Hon,' I suggested, 'Why don't you try carrying several things at once?'"

The voice from the back asked, "Did it save time?"

The expert replied, "Actually, yes. It used to take her 20 minutes to get breakfast ready. Now I do it in seven."


Some funny news reports.....

From a Legal Notice of a Name Change in the Honolulu Advertiser. Change name from "Waiaulia Alohi anail ke alaamek kawaipi olanihenoheno Kam Paghmani" to "Waiaulia Alohi anail ke alaamek kawaipi olanihenoheno Kam." [Honolulu Advertiser, 8-24-05]

We do not blame, we certainly would want to change also.

Small Town: In Jericho, Ark., alleged harassment by cops got so bad, according to an Associated Press report, that the fire chief went to court twice in the same day in August to complain about speed traps. The chief's charge angered the seven officers attending the hearing, and a courtroom scuffle ensued, resulting in the chief's being shot in the back and hospitalized. WMC-TV reported that the shooter has not been charged but that an arrest warrant has been issued for the chief, who was then fired by the mayor. The police force has been disbanded by the Crittenden County sheriff, and all firefighters have resigned. [MSNBC-AP, 9-3-09; WMC-TV (Memphis), 9-22-09]

More people who accidentally shot themselves recently: A 44-year-old man, shoving a shotgun down his pant leg after an argument with his girlfriend, blew his little toe off (Alameda, Calif., July). A 21-year-old man, stopping in an alley to urinate with a gun in his pocket, shot himself in the thigh (South Bend, Ind., July). A 26-year-old man, teaching gun safety to two people, was killed when he fired his supposedly unloaded gun at his own head (Phoenix, May). A 15-year-old boy impulsively grabbed the gun that was slipping down his pants from his waistband and shot himself in the penis (Brooklyn, N.Y., September).

A 78-year-old woman kicked her husband in the groin several times recently because she believes he had an affair 35 years ago (Lynnwood, Wash., May). [Seattle Post-Intelligencer-AP, 5-15-09] 

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