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From: Marsha Boles <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Fw: cataracts
Date: Fri, 13 May 2011 07:47:22 -0700 (PDT)
Glenna,Good to hear from you, too. With eye problems put to rest, will move on to flooding.Memphis flooding is all that! However, many things have come into play to lessen the severity. Somehow, we have been blessed with many forward thinking city planners in our past. Few people knew we had flood walls. Oddly, I did! On one of those Sunday afternoon drives as a child, daddy took us by and showed them to the family. Old Memphis is built over as many as 9 bayous under downtown. Because of yellow fever, massive elaborate underground sewer/drainage system has been in place for 100 years. That, tied with the flood walls and gates, helped save the city.These flood walls and gates are massive. Maybe 20' feet high and 3' thick concrete. This was the first time they had been closed and it took earthmoving equipment to close the gates. Out laying surburbs that Memphis has annexed/absorbed, don't have that infrastructure. Frasier, Raleigh,
Millington areas have been the hardest hit.Another oddity - Memphis Inner Faith Asso has been strong forever. They were integrated into city disaster planning maybe 30 years ago, long before the war on terror was imagined. Back then it was considered Civil Defense. Civil Defense Planning was initially because of Memphis important location: transportation hub - land sea, and air. Land :2 major expressways connect and several lesser highways Then there are the 3 major bridges that span the river here.Sea:( the Miss. River) - for hundreds of years and now, it is still cheaper to transport tons of freight on the river. Memphis being considered and inland seaport. We actually have a Coast Guard base here too.Air: considered an international airport for decades. It was one of only 4 airports big enough for that big ugly French Concord jet liner to land at in the 80's. People forget their is a military airport adjacent to it too. Even in WW
II, Memphis was a transportation hub and had a huge Army Defense Depot (only deposed 10 yo ago.)Anyway - the churches had a plan and did set up 9 disaster relief stations capable of housing and feeding thousands. The community pulled together. Several of the big casinos in Mississippi had to close and sent all their food to these shelters. So some of these folks there had to make do with crab cakes and steak instead of fried chicken and tuna.Sooo. . . Memphis already had a big flood in 1837 and earthquake after that. Then being considered a prime military target, we had prepared for disaster.It's bad truely, but me and mine are unscathed. We are high and dry. Still, hundreds of homes are flooded and many flooded business will leave thousands without a pay check maybe for years. All so sad, but all agree - could have been sooo much worse.Marsha
--- On Thu, 5/12/11, Glenna Goodwin <> wrote:
From: Glenna Goodwin <>
Subject: [ARIZARD] Fw: cataracts
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011, 4:29 PM
Marcia, so sweet of you to be concerned. thanks for your input. I have to go
to the dr, next month and have all kinds of pics taken--so will see if they find
anything. I do have diabetic retinophy,too. Dr,seemed to think it was mostly
dry eyes or allergies--but is getting worse. I do have 2 great eye doctors I
use at Dean McGee in OKC. It is a wonderful place--peopl. e come from all over
the U.S,to use it. I have had one cataract removed. I just get frustrated
when I can't see right--but I am thankful to be able to see. Thanks for your
concern and advice. I have had you on my mind too--with all the flooding in
Memphis--hope things are ok with you. Always enjoy your writeups. Glenna G.
----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Marsha Boles <>
To: Glenna Caruthers Goodwin <>
Sent: Thu, May 12, 2011 1:38:14 PM
Subject: Re: cataracts
Sorry to hear about your cataract, I have one that has been being watched for 3
or 4 years now. I seem to be predisposed to have them because of a childhood
injury to that eye (2 repair surgerys too).
The way I understand it, it is okay to take your time deciding when to have
surgery for removal. There is a slow progressive deterioration in vision that
most folks call part of aging and gets pasted off as natural - like expecting
threading a needle will be even more annoying next year (LOL). But, when reading
and driving are hindered (especially at night), it is getting close to time for
Out patient urgery is not bad. No pain and quick recovery. Just special
protocol for eye drops several weeks that a bother, but then that's ends too.
I am sure you and your ophthalmologist have a plan are keeping an eye on it.
Guess I am just over thinking it, have you on my mind, and wish you well.
--- On Sat, 5/7/11, Harold Blevins <>wrote:
>From: Harold Blevins <>
>Subject: [ARIZARD] Fw: Indian Ancestry-Glenna
>To: "ARIZARD LIST" <>
>Date: Saturday, May 7, 2011, 5:09 PM
>I was one of those looking into Cherokee connections, when you
>mentioned Dragging Canoe, I remembered that he was connected
>to Chief Doublehead and John Watts.
>I did some work with the addresses below and got them to open,
>where I found the following....."Doublehead was a blood-thirsty
>chief who served under Dragging Canoe and jointly with John Watts"
>My connection to Doublehead is as follows, Doublehead and his wife
>Creat Priber, had a daughter Princess Cornblossom, who married
>George "Big Jake" Troxel. They had a daughter, Katie Troxel who married
>Jonathan Blevins, Sr, who was a brother to my GGG-grandfather Richard
>Blevins, born 1800.
>I can't remember who on our list was looking for some info on Chief Dragging
>Canoe. Found these two great sites( thought they might be of interest to
>of the men on our list,too. It is about Indian Chiefs).
>http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v016/v016p003.html The next
>is about the descendency of Dragging Canoe,etc.
>http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnmcmin2/CherokeeData.htm If I got
>wrong, just type in genealogy: Chief John Watts .. On page one go down until
>find Indian descendents . I am hoping my cataract isn't growing, but I
>admit I am having trouble with periods, and some letters the last few
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