Al Hoffman was his name. He was great. Taught music at Rockwood grade school in the 50s and 60s, He was almost a myth, sending so many talented musicians on to the local high school. How would I have guessed that a lesson he taught me then might save lives now. You know me as an economist, writer, adventurer whacky philosopher at times, can’t help it traveler and two bit farmer. But I bet you did not know that I am also a musician. But I am (or rather was). I started with the trumpet, but being a fat kid moved onto the tuba (fat boys always played the tuba for some reason) and I wasn’t bad. Made the metro league honor band and loved playing symphonies and musicals, plus marching was great, except the Portland Rose Parade, mile upon mile on a hot day with a heavy Sousaphone. That was a bit too much. Then in Hong Kong I switched to the baritone and played with a Dixiland bank in a jazz club (just for fun).
My traveling days made hauling the brass hard, so I switched to the flute. Took lessons from the principal flutist of the Hong Kong philharmonic. Haven’t played for years, working too hard, but I promise myself I’ll get back to it. One thing I have not lost though is a lesson taught to me by Al Hoffman my first music teacher the first day we met. We were trying out for various instruments and Al gave us each a trombone to blow. After I blew on it my neighbor (who eventually went for the clarinet) Tommy Barrett was handed the same trombone and asked to blow as well. He looked at the mouth piece where my lips had just rested and said yuck, “dog lips have touched this” or something like that. Funny how some pictures stick in your mind for nearly fifty years. I see Tommy looking at that tainted mouth piece as plain as if it were yesterday. He asked what he was supposed to do to clean off that mouth piece. Then Al gave Tommy the word and me a lesson that stuck for life. “Germs can’t live on silver. It kills them the second they touch it. Just blow. Don’t worry about the germs.” Later in life I remembered this message when I first learned about colloidal silver. Colloidal silver is made up of tiny microscopic particles of pure silver in water that when taken kills germs safely and rapidly.
With colloidal silver you do not catch bugs, viruses, bacteria and the lot.
Good bye colds, flu and the rest.
The stuff is so darn potent that drug manufacturers are scared to death. They have even worked on the government to try and shut the stuff down. But they have not totally succeeded because you can easily make the stuff yourself. You can learn all about this at https://www.garyascott.com/health/687/ which tells about an excellent manual that shows you how to make your own colloidal silver easily and very inexpensively. Today’s health tip is simple. If you feel a cold or the flu coming on, learn about and how to use silver to kill germs. You will be pleased at the results. Until next message I hope that your health is good!