1) Medical Family History p148 "Paul H. WEAVER m. Margaret M. Glessner, 1935
irregular heart beat, angina pectoris & high blood pressure, age 67; pipe smoker for 50 years;
drank wine and scotch; colon cancer, age 71; d. age 71 +1 mo."
2) p104 "Not long after we had moved to Pelican, Pete noticed that he had an irregular heart beat, arrhythmia, which didn't seem to present any acute problem until the evening of August 10, 1978, when he had angina and I drove to Nisswa to pick up a prescription of nitroglycerin. The following day he had an EKG (electrocardiogram), on August 19 going to the hospital for five days of heart monitoring, where he was attached to an apparatus that recorded his heart beats. Again in 1980, he was in the hospital for heart monitoring, this time for ten days. I found staying alone in the woods with no neighbors a bit scary. When I was asked out to supper, I hesitated to accept, a bit fearful of coming home to an empty house. Of course I hoped it would be empty! It was! That year, besides his heart problem, a siege of pseudogout gave him a swollen, painful knee causing him to use a cane. Then a painful deer fly bite on his ankle again put him on a cane and finally on crutches. Pete's health was not doing well.
Because of his heart problem, reluctantly he gave up smoking his pipe, which he had enjoyed since he began at Antioch College. I decided it would be a good time for me to give up my cigarette-smoking, which I had started in college some forty-six years before. We empathized and encouraged each other. I had my last cigarette on August 27, 1978! 'T wasn't easy giving up my nervous habit, discovering that I quickly gained predicted weight with the substitution of munching for smoking."
Peg also was self disclosing about her cancers and health, p148 "Margaret M. GLESSNER low blood pressure; cancer of uterus,age 49 - no chemo- or X-ray-therapy after surgery; brisk walk & stretching exercizes after age 71; cancer of head of pancreas, age 74 - no chemo-or X-ray therapy after surgery; cataract surgery, age 76 & 78;cigarette smoker for 48 years (1/2-1 pack a day); drank wine and scotch until 1986, now a glass of wine before dinner;
1965 commemoration of the Magna Carta singed in Britain. 750th Anniversary to look at the written history of human rights...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta
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