Old Cowbelle: Egg whites for burn?Who would have thought? The following is correct, per Snopes, but new to me.
By: Ina Murray, columnist, Pierce County Herald
Who would have thought? The following is correct, per Snopes, but new to me.
A young man, sprinkling his lawn and bushes with pesticides, wanted to check the contents of the barrel to see how much pesticide remained in it. He raised the cover and lit his lighter; the vapors enflamed and engulfed him.
He jumped from his truck, screaming. His neighbor came out of her house with a dozen eggs, yelling: “Bring me some eggs!” She broke them, separating the whites from the yolks. Another neighbor woman helped her to apply the whites on the young man’s face.
When the ambulance arrived and when the EMTs saw the young man, they asked who had done this. Everyone pointed to the lady in charge. They congratulated her and said, “You have saved his face.” By the end of the summer, the young man brought the lady a bouquet of roses to thank her. His face was soft as a baby’s skin.
The statement said this treatment of burns is included in teaching beginning firemen this method. First aid consists of spraying cold water on the affected area until the heat is reduced and stops burning the layers of skin. Then spread the slightly beaten egg whites on the affected area repeatedly. The egg white is a natural collagen and full of vitamins, totally regenerating the skin.
I had never heard of this, but I think it’s worth passing on.
A few Sundays ago, as I walked up to the front door of our church, I saw Nathan, Maggi and Austin coming up the other walk. Austin, their teenage son, was carrying a baby carrier! I asked Nate, “Whose little baby?”
It turned out to be Austin’s school assignment, where he has to “take care” of a little computerized life like doll for several days. (Which included church on Sunday.) These dolls work like a real baby with needs—feeding, diapering, sleeping, etc., with no way to turn it all off! Fortunately, the baby didn’t need anything during the church service.
I wonder who came up with that idea? I think it’s a good idea, giving the teenagers a taste of the “real life” responsibility that goes along with bringing a child into the world. I pray the project will promote serious thoughts about “abstinence” among these young people.
I found a wonderful Sunday evening program on the Daystar channel (369) It airs at 7 p.m. and is a peaceful respite from a busy week. (Especially if I have missed Sunday church services.)
The program is called “Reflections” and is such a peaceful change from all the wrangling taking place on the news hours. With soothing music to accompany it, it shows scene after scene of beautiful placid lakes, snow-peaked mountains, tumbling streams, hillsides with colorful trees, and all with an appropriate Bible verse printed in one corner.