Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dear, Mr. President

Dear, Mr . President
I know you will never see this unless this post goes viral. Where everyone who reads it. Will share. I am the wife of a Vietnam Veteran.  I am thankful as of August of 2016 my husband now gets the best health care of his life at the Va hospital in Columbia and Jeff city. He was among the people who were subjected to toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune.He does not get a Va pension. So we live off of Social Security. And as you know that puts us in the poverty level of the population.
With us being in the state of Missouri. As you know. This state did not let poor people into The Affordable care act. That was created by congress. For which President Obama has received full blame. He asked congress to provide help to those who could not afford health care. He did not ask for everyone to be lumped into a health care night mare. Where price was skyrocketed. He asked to help people like me to be able to get help.

I have been really sick since May 22. I can not see a dr. They have limits as to how many cash patents they will let in. They double the price for cash patients. I called there are no clinics in my area. And St. Marys said. I could go to the Er and ask for an app for payment assistance. So in fear of how to pay. I have lived day after day in pain. I am getting better now. For a while I was only able to eat crackers, bananas and Activia yogurt. I do not like yogurt. So I make myself eat it. Because it will stay down. And I hope it is helping me. Now I am able to eat some of the veggies I grow in my garden But since I am so sick they have been neglected. And I have to buy some of them taking away more money that could pay the electric bill or for my husbands meds.

 I do not mean for this to be a boohoo poor me post. I want this to make a difference. I do not want you to take the blame for signing what congress comes up with, Like President Obama did. Remembr you are the your fired person. 

The answer is to stop Obama care and return insurance back the way it was for people who can pay.
Restricting insurance company's from saying no to those who have pre existing conditions, who can pay. Making Medicare open to those who can not pay. Like me. They also have a spin down of almost $300-400 a month for income of $1200 a month. That leaves a married couple $900 a month to live on. So, tell me how do they do that.

Another ideal. why can I not be seen by the VA. I am the wife of a VA Veteran?
Why not look at Canada or AU or even Hungary has free medical care. See what they do.

You may ask why I do not get Medicare. I am not old enough for SS and every year the amount of my SS dwindles to nothing. I am 57 years old. And may not make it to the age of 65 or 67. So that I can pay $120 a month for Medicare.

I am not going to go on. Please make  Congress look at what they are doing. Help the people who need help. And leave the rest of the nation to pat their own way.

Thank you.
The EmptyNester

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Original HERSHEY'S

 I have great memorys of this fudge from my childhood.My mom would add marshmallows to it when it was read to be stirred and pored into the pan to cool She would also roll marshmallows in it to coat them with chocolate.  Yum. I did not have them to make this. I used the following recipe. This use to be on the can. I will put a video on this page too.

It ha been along time since  made fudge. I no longer have a gas stove. So.  am trying it in the Ninja cooker. It turned out ok. But, it really needs a heavy bottom pan .

The original HERSHEY'S fudge recipe

    3 cups sugar
    2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
    1/8 teaspoon salt


    1. Line 8-or 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Butter foil.
    2. Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in heavy 4-quart saucepan; stir in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to full rolling boil. Boil, without stirring, until mixture reaches 234°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water, forms a soft ball which flattens when removed from water. (Bulb of candy thermometer should not rest on bottom of saucepan.)
    3. Remove from heat. Add butter and vanilla. DO NOT STIR. Cool at room temperature to 110°F (lukewarm). Beat with wooden spoon until fudge thickens and just begins to lose some of its gloss (about 7 minutes). Quickly spread in prepared pan; cool completely. Cut into squares. Store in tightly covered container at room temperature. About 64 pieces or 1-3/4 pounds.
    NOTE: For best results, do not double this recipe. This is one of our most requested recipes, but also one of our most difficult. The directions must be followed exactly. Beat too little and the fudge is too soft. Beat too long and it becomes hard and sugary.

Let me know if you have tried this. Or do try it. It is good!

Have a wonderful day and remember to laugh and play.