Archive for May, 2008

Here we go Brownies, way up North…

Well it occurred to me if I can’t post this picture of my son-in-law and his Browns buddy from “up north”, what can I post?

Ben is doing a great job of keeping us posted on his time in service of this country.  One of the things about being in the guard or reserves is that most of the people in your unit are from the same part of the county, unlike the army where the people in your unit could be from anywhere.

Ben like to share photos from “up north” when they are on mission to you know where.  I don’t think I am giving away any military secrets but I am glad that the Browns are are national TV five times this year to give Ben and the boys a chance to catch the games.  I know if he were here he would be at the games.

Here is your weather report.  Ben says it is cold up north and hot down south.

Well, I must be off.



Presidential Politicking 1910 Style…

Taft in Tecumseh

You know it occurred to me.  I have not seen many presidents of the United States around here recently.

President William Howard Taft visits Tecumseh in 1910…

You can see me in the black boulder hat there on the left.  Pretty good likeness, don’t you think?

President Taft went on to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  Can you any of our exisitng (or soon to be former) presidents going on to be a chief justice?

Do you think you will see a president or candidate in Tecumseh in 2008?

I must be off, got a train to catch…


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Peanut butter kills Greenville inmate

updated 5:44 a.m. ET, Tues., April. 22, 2008

By Dee Morrison

STANTON, Mich. (WOOD) – A 30-year-old man, jailed on an assault charge, died after eating a peanut butter sandwich that triggered an allergic reaction.

Paul Thurston was checked into the jail about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Jail staff filled out the usual intake form with questions about health issue, including allergies. Thurston gave them a long list of medications he was taking, but never mentioned his peanut allergy.

At lunch on Sunday, he apparently ate several bites of a peanut butter sandwich, then contacted guards about his allergy. An on-duty nurse and an ambulance were summoned. The ambulance arrived in eight minutes, but Thurston was already in cardiac arrest.

He died at Sheridan Hospital, about 30 minutes after he ate the sandwich.

“There was nothing to indicate he was allergic to peanuts or peanut butter,” Montcalm County Sheriff William Barnwell told 24 Hour News 8. “I’ve been here for over 30 years and this is the first incident I can recall where someone’s died due to an allergic reaction to food.”

Barnwell has requested an outside investigation into the incident. Barnwell said he has no indication that procedures weren’t followed, “but we’re still going to do it anyway.”

Thurston’s family told 24 Hour News 8 he was arrested after getting into a scuffle at a local bar. They question whether the sheriff’s department should rely on information from an inmate who is intoxicated.

Thurston’s brother also said this is not the first time this happened to Paul. While serving time in the Kent County Jail on prescription drug violations, he ate a peanut product and had a reaction so severe he was in a coma for four days.

But Barnwell said, “I cannot understand why he didn’t tell us about it, and I cannot understand why, when we did give him a peanut butter sandwich, why he didn’t notice it. We just don’t know. It’s frustrating to understand, and I’m sure his family’s thinking the same thing.”