Wednesday, April 29, 2009

All things old are new again

Two 1970s era commercials warning of a swine flu epidemic:

Those shots were recalled, by the way, for causing more harm than good in a startling number of people.

All that being said ... why wait for a crises to make sure you have food, water & other supplies on hand? Chances are good that if you live in the US, you're in flood/hurricane/earthquake/snow storm territory and face the very real, very quantifiable threat of possible isolation on a far more regular basis than the media feels the need to trumpet. Do your local service agencies a favor and prepare to take care of your own family in the event of a disaster.


Erin said...

I agree.. which is why (although I'm sure my husband has always thought me to be a bit paranoid) I feel the need to be prepared for anything. I'm sure it's a combination of the protective mama bird in me and the Holy Spirit. Although, obviously it is within our souls that we need to be most prepared. :)

blessedmomto7 said...

You SO scared me. I'm not ready AT ALL! I'm trusting the BIG GUY to protect us and keep us safe for now until I get supplies ;)

Benny said...

Oh. I was just counting on YOU GUYS to keep us going. Should I make other arrangments after all? ;o)

Seriously though, thanks for the reminder. I should check stock and get a little better organized.

And I didn't know the swine flu was something that had been previously around. Go figure. I guess it pays to look a little deeper into things. ;o)