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Cowabunga!

 Friends,
My wife and I are getting the Covid-19 vaccine tomorrow. Personally, I’ll be comparing notes with a colleague whose experience involved the Walmart greeter/groundskeeper applying the shot through a bandaid placed in advance of the needle (I’m hoping that’s just an Arkansas thing). While I believe vaccination is the way to get back to a semblance of normal, it is a personal choice. If you watched I Am Legend and fear becoming a zombie, then don’t have a cow. I say this because the word vaccine derives from the Latin vaccinus = cowpox (the virus used to immunize against smallpox), which ultimately comes from vacca = cow. So, if you don’t want one, don’t have a cow! If, on the other hand you’re on the fence (no cow pun intended), Krispy Kreme’s “be sweet” program offers a free glazed doughnut each day for the remainder of 2021 to folks who can produce a stamped vaccine card. That must be what Mary Poppins meant when she said a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Delightful!
Baby cow at my dad's ranch (noice the fence in the background)

Happy Friday!


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