Hawthorne Press Tribune
Herald Publications - El Segundo, Hawthorne, Lawndale & Inglewood Community Newspapers Since 1911 - (310) 322-1830 - Vol. 62, No. 47 - November 19, 2020
The Weekly Newspaper of Hawthorne
New Tenant Arrives on Rosecrans
(l-r) Chairman and CEO, Henrik Fisker and President of Continental Development Corporation, Richard Lundquist stand in front of a prototype of the Fisker Ocean all-electric SUV, a vehicle planned for production in Q4, 2022. Fisker, Inc, is a new tenant of Continental
Development Corporation has moved to the South Bay. Their offices are located on 1888 Rosecrans facing Aviation Blvd. Photo courtesy Continental Development Corporation.
News for the City of Good
Neighbors from an Old Guy
named Norb Huber
After reading last week’s attempted
blog posting ramble, one
of my faithful reader/critics called
me a “buffoon”. I hadn’t heard that
word in a while, so I looked up the
meaning. There are actually three
meanings: 1) a person who amuses others by
tricks, jokes, odd gestures and postures, etc. 2)
a person given to coarse or undignified joking.
3) a silly or foolish person. My question is,
“Which one fits me most closely or am I all
of the above?” Remember the old saying?
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but
words will never harm me.” That doesn’t really
hold water anymore since most of us have been
really hurt by what others have said about us.
Do we worry about what others think of us?
Most of us would agree that our high school
years were the times when we felt the most peer
pressure to “fit in”. Somehow, we all seemed
to have grown out of that stage. When you
get to be Medicare age or older like me, we
really don’t give a darn what others have to
say about us. Those cruel minded, mean spirited
critics can call me an old geezer, a fool, a jerk,
a chump, an old fart, over the hill, a dried up
want-to-be has been, and worst of all an attention
getter who loves it when people feel
sorry for me. I don’t need nobody’s
sympathy. I can stand on my own
two feet, that is, unless I’ve had one
too many cold ones. You see, the
only person we have to answer to in
life is ourselves. Believe in yourself
folks. Be strong. Who cares what
others think? Be you. Be happy.
Be the person you’ve always dreamt
you could be. Just be it! God don’t
make junk. He created you to be you. You
are unique, you are special. So, when insults
are thrown your way, just duck and keep on
smiling, even if you are a buffoon.
What’s Thanksgiving without a large, family
gathering? No large groups? No singing, or
chanting or yelling? Wow! If they tell me
I can’t have a cold one, that will be the end.
There is nothing to be thankful for this year,
other than ALL of God’s riches blessings. We
have nothing to show gratitude for except for
all of our food and clothing and housing and
cars and cell phones and health and family and
pets and Dodgers and Lakers and everything
else that we celebrate. Regardless of what
2020 has brought to you, give thanks, have a
cold one, and relax. God is good, He loves us.
and that is something to really be thankful for.
– If you survived another week of my Hiccups
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65 Or Older? How You Can Protect
Your Health This Season
(BPT) - If you’re a baby boomer, you’ve
heard about the importance of getting your flu
vaccine every year. However, you may be less
familiar with how you can help protect yourself
against other vaccine-preventable respiratory
diseases like pneumococcal pneumonia.
“Pneumococcal pneumonia is the most common
bacterial pneumonia occurring in adults.
It is a serious disease, which can take you out
of your routine for weeks and in serious cases,
lead to hospitalization,” said Dr. Vincenza Snow,
Senior Medical Director for Vaccines, US
Medical Affairs Lead at Pfizer. “In fact, those
65 and older are over 10 times more likely than
individuals aged 18 to 49 to be hospitalized
for this potentially life-threatening illness.”
The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults 65
or older talk to their healthcare provider about
whether vaccination against pneumococcal
pneumonia is right for them. Dr. Snow addressed
some common questions about the
disease and vaccination:
Q: Is pneumococcal pneumonia the same
as the flu?
Dr. Snow: The flu is caused by a virus,
while pneumococcal pneumonia is a bacterial
lung infection. They can have similar
symptoms, but the most common ones associated
with pneumococcal pneumonia are
coughing, difficulty breathing, excessive sweating,
shaking chills, high fever, and/or chest
pain. Even after symptoms subside, fatigue
and other physical effects can be felt for
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