FRC Weekly Articles

JUUL pulled from market by FDA

07/02/2022
Cathy Brownfield

Vaping. We have talked about this topic a number of times because so many people believe vaping is harmless water vapor and a way to stop smoking tobacco. Neither is true.

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Who would do such a thing?

06/20/2022
Cathy Brownfield

Find a penny, pick it up, And all day you’ll have good luck. When you see something interesting on the ground, what do you do? Have you ever picked up a coin from the ground, or found money that someone lost? Just when you think you have seen or heard it all, something else comes along. I have said to my 6-year-old grandchild, “Don’t pick that up. It’s dirty and it doesn’t belong to you.” Dirt is the least of my concerns today.

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Taking on challenges

06/18/2022
Cathy Brownfield

Dear Dad, I don’t know if you understand just how important you are in my life. You teach me in everything you say and everything you do. Even when you don’t notice that I am there, watching, listening, to how you treat my mother and how you interact with others, I am learning about how you think women should be treated, the respect you have for others. Your leadership of our family.

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Be ready for extreme heat

06/11/2022
Cathy Brownfield

Don’t you just love to putter around in your yard, your flower beds, herb gardens and vegetable gardens? Since the ‘microburst’ took out our tree eight years ago, I’ve been working on creating a cool oasis in our backyard, which just happens to get direct sunlight because it faces south. I love to be outside from the time the spring is warm enough until autumn gets cold. It’s my reading place, my writing place, my crochet place, my go-to place.

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Taking unnecessary risks

06/04/2022
Cathy Brownfield

If you have never had an asthma attack, you may not realize the terror of being unable to breathe, to not be able to walk even a few steps without gasping for just one single breath. You have no idea what it’s like to carry an inhaler everywhere you go because someone’s perfume or aftershave might trigger an asthma attack, or having to sit and watch others being active when you can’t be. The struggle to breathe is real, and a very life-threatening event.

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