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Cushing, Oklahoma families
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
Question about Cushing? Post it here.
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Updated: Wednesday, 18 July 2007 10:25 AM EDT
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Friday, 28 January 2005
Book about Cushing, Oklahoma
Young Cushing In Oklahoma Territory by Laura Lou (Boatright)Wells

Laura Lou is the daughter of R.G. Guy Boatright and Atha McLaury Boatright.

Who has it?

Hint: Cushing Library may have a copy.

Posted by celeb2/friendsandfamily at 11:51 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 1 February 2005 1:18 AM EST
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Movie about Cushing, OK
1981 A made-for-television movie set in Cushing, OK, in 1952. "The Long Summer of George Adams" starring James Garner and Joann Hackett. The movie centers around the water tower in the town of Cushing, Oklahoma about 1950 and the fact that it no longer had water in it. The city council of Cushing voted to have water piped in from a nearby town. James Garner plays a railroad man who loses his job, due to the end of steam. One funny part of the movie is where a guy climbs up the water tower and looks out, and says, "I can see all the way to McAlester, Oklahoma." Credit

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Glidden Grocery and Market, formerly a bank
was never a hotel.

The Cushing Hotel sign was put on the building when the movie "The Long Summer of George Adams" was filmed there in 1981. The movie was about a town called "Cushing, Oklahoma" and that is the reason for the sign.

Posted by celeb2/friendsandfamily at 11:40 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 1 February 2005 1:24 AM EST
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Famous Cushing People
Country singer

Bobby Barnett
born in Cushing, OK, February 15, 1936,
moved to El Paso after graduating from
Cushing High School
in 1953. His singing career took off in 1960 thanks to a cover of Eddie Miller's "This Old Heart" that made the national Top 30. He signed first with Republic and then with Reprise in 1962 and issued two singles, "Crazy Little Lover" and "Same Old Love." Barnett signed with Sims in 1963 that he scored his first Top Ten hit, "She Looks Good to the Crowd." He charted several more times over the next 15 years, and his biggest subsequent single, 1968's "Love Me, Love," narrowly missed the Top Ten. Barnett's
final hit was the minor 1981 comeback single "Born in Country Music."

Robert E.Pearce, "Bob"
b. Feb. 29, 1908, Wyconda, MO

Pearce won a gold medal in the bantamweight class at the 1932 Olympics. He was a professional wrestler from 1933 to 1937 and then coached wrestling at the high school and college levels.

National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Posted by celeb2/friendsandfamily at 5:16 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 1 February 2005 1:20 AM EST
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The 1960's and 1970's in Cushing Oklahoma
The 60s and 70s

Main Street before the bricks..."The Hut"...Snackette.... Christine's Dairy Boy...Carhops at Steer Inn...Bicycle Built for 2 rental and an Icee at the original Bill's E-Z Out.....The Bus Station....Vee Drug...City Drug (Cherry Phosphates, chicken salad sandwiches and nickel ice cream cones)...Moore Burger....Fran's...Woolworths...C.R. Anthony's...The Sundown Drive....Peters.......Penneys...Montgomery Wards...Earls Jewelers...McCoy's, Olivers Shoes, H&K Shoes....Billingsley's...Western Auto...Smith Park...Beechnut gum...Wilcoxen's and their spudnuts...Otasco...Brooks Clothiers...Vickie's...Helen's...Opal's...IGA by the newspaper office...Gibson's...the old Escott's with the little horses to ride and sometimes little "carnival" rides in their parking lot...Dunkin Theatre...Pronto Pups and Dip Cones at Dairy Queen...The Horseshoe Club...Ice Plant...Coca Cola Bottling...Gibble Gas stations... Tarvers Grocery... Alltons...Brownlee's...Reiley's.....Ralph's...Safeway....Fish pond at the library....Gayley Motor Company...Frostee Foods... Burkey Creamery....Eddie Pridmore's Grocery.... T.G.&Y. and their goldfish...Woolworth's and their candy counter......full service gas stations...Keystone Kitchen that served vending machine sandwiches (such new technology, at that time!)..... Frontier Bowl...The Skating Rink...Youth Center Dances... Christmas Parades... Ricky Dee's dad always played Santa Claus....the wading pool in the park, the City pool, feeding the ducks over by the Pioneer Club...picnics...Easter egg hunts....the newstands on Cleveland... Opal's Thrift Shop...Western Day Parades.... Summer Reading Progams and the bike parades the library held for achievements....Chi-Rho's... choir practice.....when Pizza Hut came to town...the viaduct....Rock Restaurant....El Toro...Bible School...Peter Paul Caravelle... Pearson's 7-up Bar...PAL Bubble Gum...O.J.'s Beauty Lotion, Marshmallows for a snack...Milkshake Candy Bar... Marathon Bar...Frozen Kool-Aid...Jiffy Pop in a foil cooking pan...Hollywood Candy Bar...Tang...Animal crackers in circus boxes...S'Mores...Franco American spaghetti or macaroni and cheese..."Bosco drinks his Bosco"...Howdy Doody...Bit-o-Licorice Candy...Black Cow Suckers...Fizzies...Sugar Babies...Sugar Daddies...Wax Lips...6 pack of syrup in waxed bottles...Fizzies...candy cigarettes...cherry lipstick candy...

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Private Estate "Trophy Elk Hunts" in Cushing, OK

Trophy Elk Outfitters?

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More Major League Baseball players from Cushing
Paul "Motormouth" Blair born Tuesday Feb 1, 1944 in Cushing OK began his Major League baseball career on Sept 9, 1964 with the Baltimore Orioles. The 21 year-old played for 17 seasons on 3 different teams and ended his big league playing career in 1980 (Played for the Orioles, Yankees and Reds (See his autographed card)
Sports Illustrated on Paul Blair

Robert Charles "BOB" Shirley Born June 25, 1954 in Cushing, OK Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1976 amateur draft (Secondary Phase).
Bats Right, Throws Left Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb. School University of Oklahoma
Debut April 10, 1977 Final Game June 21, 1987

Still trying to confirm this one:
1998 draft Scott Moore P Baltimore Orioles Cowley Count. (Cushing,OK) The Baseball Cube

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Police Officer LEON CORNELIUS BRANNON (CHS CLASS OF 1969) age 51, died Dec. 13 of a heart attack at his Ovilla home. The Dallas Morning News Friday, December 20, 2002 Page 37A had a wonderful story about him. Written by Joe Simnacher, staff writer, it told how Officer Leon Cornelius Brannon often went beyond the call of duty in his 15 years with the Dallas Police Dept.

It said:

Officer had been decorated for public service in Dallas

"His thing was to reach out to kids who didn't have a promising future and to help encourage them to go to college to get an education," said Officer Velicia Watts.

"He was adamant and big on that."

He helped to pay their college expenses out of his own pocket and sometimes pitched in on the utility bills for residents on his beat, she said.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Cushing, Okla. He will be buried in Silver Star Lodge Cemetery in Cushing.
Dallas services were Wednesday.

Born in Cushing, Okla., he was a graduate of Cushing High School, where he excelled in basketball and baseball.

After serving four years in the Navy, he receive a bachelor's degree from Prairie View A&M University, where he was a star on the basketball and baseball teams, his family said.

He was a minor pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies farm system before moving to Dallas and working for the Boy Scouts of American and the Bethlehem
Foundation. He joined the Dallas Police Department in August 1987.

From September 1994 until January 2000, Mr. Brannon was assigned to the community policing unit with Officer Watts.

"He was such a community person," she said, adding that her partner started basketball and after-school programs as well as activities for senior citizens.

He was nominated to be Officer of the Year and received the Shining Star Ethics Award for his civic contributions. He also received the Law
Enforcement Achievement Award for Public Service.

At the time of his death, he was assigned to Dallas Love Field.

He was a member of Progressive Baptist Church East and had recently joined Missionary Baptist Church.

Officer Brannon is survived by his wife, Jeanna Brannon of Dallas; son Chauncey Brannon of Fort Thomas, Ky.; daughter Anaucia Brannon of Dallas; brothers Raymond Brannon of Phoenix, Jimmy Brannon and Kermit Brannon of Tulsa, Okla., and Terry Brannon of Cushing, Okla.; sister Pamela Brannon Smith of Tulsa; and one grandchild.

Posted by celeb2/friendsandfamily at 1:02 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 1 February 2005 1:22 AM EST
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Ballpark watch League Histories Southwestern League
(also known as the Oklahoma State League in 1904).
Class D: 1904, 1921, 1924-1926
Class C: 1922-1923

Cushing Oilers, 1921
Cushing Refiners, 1923, 24,25

In 1922 veteran outfielder Ned Pettigrew piloted Cushing in the Oklahoma State League. It was there that he discovered a young left-hander named Carl Hubbell, who was born in Carthage, Mo. When Pettigrew took over the reins of the Oklahoma City (Western League) club in 1925, he brought Hubbell with him. Later that year Detroit purchased Hubbell. He went back to the minors in 1926, returning to the majors to start his Hall-of-Fame career with the NY Giants in 1928. "King Carl" Hubbell started his baseball career in Cushing OK and spent 16 years with the Giants.

Carl Hubbell played with the Cushing Refiners of the class-D Oklahoma
State League during the latter part of 1923 and the first part of 1924

Elon "Chief" Hogsett (Decatur, 1927 and Evansville, 1928): A fixture in Detroit's bullpen during the 1934 and 1935 pennant seasons. In his early twenties, Hogsett pitched for the Cushing (Oklahoma) Refiners of the Class D Southwestern League.

Dale Deering Jan. 19, 1918 - May 30, 2002 of Cushing,
played several years for the Cushing Oilers, a local minor league team, where
his pitching expertise led them to a championship.

Posted by celeb2/friendsandfamily at 12:48 AM EST
Updated: Friday, 28 January 2005 1:24 AM EST
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Kelly Burden "Brian Kelly". Light-Heavyweight boxer, born in Cushing, OK.

Won 44 (KOs 26) | Lost 12 | Drawn 0 | Total 56

Last fight 1974-03-14
Manager Pat O'Grady

Fought at places such as:
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA, USA,
Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg, GT, South Africa,
Anglo-American Sporting Club, Mayfair, London, England

Posted by celeb2/friendsandfamily at 12:27 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 1 February 2005 1:22 AM EST
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Casualties in South Vietnam- 1967 1968

FAIRES ROBERT DON SP4 (ARMY) JAN 26, 1968 MAY 15, 1948
WEST DANNY GENE PFC (ARMY) JAN 14, 1948 OCT 28, 1968

Posted by celeb2/friendsandfamily at 12:25 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 1 February 2005 1:21 AM EST
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Interesting things around Cushing ~ Haunted places Cushing
There is also a place near Cushing in Payne County that has been dubbed Ghost Hollow. This spooky spot is located about a mile north of the Cimarron River and in the late 1800's was an ideal spot for hanging outlaws. There was an old elm tree and a sycamore there where lawbreakers were often strung up. The elm tree is said to still stand today... and is haunted.

According to legend, an innocent man was hanged there in 1887 and the next day, all of the bark mysteriously fell off of the tree. From that night on, at the time of the full moon, the tree is said to glow an eerie, white color. (The natural effects of having no bark in the light of the moon.... or the ghost of the wrongly punished man? )

White glow seen hanging on the tree.

Posted by celeb2/friendsandfamily at 12:16 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 1 February 2005 1:23 AM EST
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The bookcover of "Jewish Life in the American West" is a picture of two Jewish Hungarian immigrants brothers Adolph and Sam Frankel. They posed for the picture in Cushing, Okla, sometime between 1915-1920.

Sam Frankel, is dressed in typical business attire of the times, while his brother Adolph is in full cowboy gear, complete with bandana, lariat and fuzzy chaps.

Adolph and Sam Frankel were born in Hungary, immigrated through Galveston, Texas, and eventually owned clothing businesses in Cushing, Oklahoma, and Borger, Texas.

This book was edited by Ava F. Kahn (Heyday Books, $22.50, 144 pages with black and white photos throughout) and published by Heyday in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Autry Museum of Western Heritage.

Posted by celeb2/friendsandfamily at 12:04 AM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 1 February 2005 1:30 AM EST
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Thursday, 27 January 2005

***Cushing, Oklahoma ~ It is against the law to drink beer in your underwear. Violators can be ticketed.***

***Oklahoma ~ According to state law, it is illegal to take a bite out of someone else's hamburger.***

***Oklahoma ~ It is against the law to get a fish drunk.***

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Updated: Tuesday, 1 February 2005 1:26 AM EST
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Clothing Styles in America during the early 20th century.
Styles in America during the early 20th century.

Frilly blouses, high at the neck over straight skirts

Hats: huge platter hats of the fashionable womanwould be decorated with at least a swath of tulle, if not mounds or sprays of feathers, piles of flowers & the occasional dead bird.

Shoes: fairly low heeled granny-boots

Men:Tuxedo collar style or a collar that looks like a plain band without any points at all

WHITE white pants, white shirt (open at the neck) & a white sweater with a v-neck that had a band or two of color there (carry around a badminton racket) But a tennis racket will also do.

Hats: derbies, bowlers, homburgs (rolled brim fedoras), straw & top hats

Identically dressed. Children, even teenagers were often dressed alike, especially like-gender siblings. Iit was also common to make destinctions of varying degrees in their outfit to reflect age differences.

Eton collars were still quite common in the United States in the early 20th century; especially for boys from affluent families.

Above the knee knickers appears to have been a distinctly American fashion.

Long Stockings were common in the late 19th and early 20th century.

An Eton collar, above the knee knickers, and long stockings instead of ribbed kneesocks; garments and styles were clearly seen as appropriate for a young boy.

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Updated: Tuesday, 1 February 2005 1:31 AM EST
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Inventions and events since (before) beginning of Cushing, Oklahoma

1834: Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
1888 Gordon Lillie "Pawnee Bill" began touring the world; later joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
1893: Excelsior diamond (blue-white 995 carats) discovered
1895: First automobile race
1897: Outlaw Al Jennings and his gang robbed the Crozier and Nutter store, in Cushing, of $15.
1900: zeppelin; redesigned modern escalator.
1901 :double-edged safety razor
1903: 1st transcontinental auto trip begins in SF; arrives NY 3-mo later
1905: fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hrs)
1906: first Cushing High School graduates; Olympics Athens; first radio broadcast from Brant Rock, Massachusetts, to ships offshore in the Atlantic Ocean; President Roosevelt visited Panama Canal construction site; pork sausage on a bun becomes the snack of choice at baseball games. Chicago cartoonist, Thomas "Tad" Dorgan depicts them as a dachshund inside a frankfurter bun, and dubs them "hot dogs".
1907 : November 16, 1907, the Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory joined, and Oklahoma became the 46th state; electric washing machine;Lowest temp ever in 48 US states for June, 2 degrees F - Tamarack CA

1908 : coffee filter; water coolers; paper cups; assembly line production
1910 : neon lamps; Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
1911 : stenotype machines
1912: Oreo cookies; Tom Slick and C. B. Shaffer, discovered oil in Cushing. The Cushing field became one of the greatest oil discoveries of the early 1900's - ranking as the nation's largest oil province for the next eight years.
1913 : Brillo pads; crossword puzzles; bras; zips
1915 :Kraft cheese; The familiar hobbleskirt Coca Cola bottle, still in use today, was patented and came in a variety of colors: clear, aqua, ice blue, and green; By 1915, the nationally known Cushing Oil field produced more than 300,000 barrels per day amounting to 17% of total quantity of oil marketing in the U.S. or 30% of the output of high grade oil..
1916 :"Good Luck" store on the corner of Steele & Main; sonar; Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time
1919 : Senate passes Women's Suffrage bill;1st nonstop Atlantic flight (Alcock & Brown) lands in Ireland
1920 : hair dryers; kiss-proof lipstick; submachine guns
1921 : robots; insulin
1922 : Aga cooker
1923 : hearing aids; Harry Houdini frees self from a straitjacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above the ground in NYC; Pres Harding is 1st US president to use radio, dedicating the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore
1924 : frozen food
1925 : Cushing Daily Citizen newspaper began; Geiger counter; television; 1925 Walter Percy Chrysler founded Chrysler Corp (Iacocca was 8 months old)
1926 : Walters Furniture store began. At the time funerals and undertaking were also part of the business and a funeral chapel was located inside as well; liquid fuel rocket; pop-up toaster; aerosol sprays
1927 : Koolaid; ?Talkies? at the movies; 1st Ryders Cup (Golf), US beats England 9-2
1928 : iron lung; penicillin;1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford); Amelia Earhart is 1st woman (passenger) to cross Atlantic by air
1929 : artificial life; 1929 George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY)
1930 : jet engine; mechanical toothbrushes; Scotch tape
1931 : electric razor
1932 : "Cook Book" by The Women's Council of the First Christian Church, Cushing, OK; radio telescope; parking meter; folding wheelchair; Cushing graduate Robert E. "Bob" Pearce won a gold medal in the bantamweight class at the 1932 Olympics
1933 : Miracle Whip salad dressing; electron microscope; angle-poise lamp
1934 : Inmate Theodore Cole of Stroud, OK abducted Cushing, Oklahoma farmer, James Rutherford, at gunpoint and forced the man to drive him to Illinois, violating federal kidnapping statutes. Cole was sent first to Leavenworth and transferred to Alcatraz in October 1935. He attempted an escape from Alcatraz; not a trace has ever been found of him.
1935 : electric guitar
1936 : Jello pudding introduced; sun tan lotion; electric blanket
1938 : ballpoint pen; photocopying;1938 Chlorophyll patented 1939 : helicopters; cloud seeding to trigger rain
1941 : Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court Justice traveled to Hugo, Oklahoma to defend W.D. Lyons, a black man accused of killing a couple and their young child, then burning down their house
Representing the Defendant with him was Stanley Belden, Cushing Oklahoma.
1942 : first nuclear reactor built; Napalm
1943 : aqualung
1944 : kidney dialysis machine
1946 : microwave ovens; automation; Bikini; Tupperware; Tupperware Parties
1947 : 1947-KWHP in Cushing, Oklahoma, was established; transistors; holograms; artificial intelligence; disposable nappy; mobile phones
1948 : frisbees; velcro; general purpose computers; contact lenses
1950 : credit cards; self-cleaning house; junction transistor; outbreak of the Korean War
1951 : contraceptive pill; Tetrapak cartons of milk; 1st color TV broadcast-CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities
1952 : wide-screen cinema
1953 : transistor radio; 1st passenger to fly commercially around the world < 100 hours
1954 : solar cell; synthesiser
1955 : hovercraft; atomic clock; polio vaccine; structurally modified antibiotics;1955 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower); first automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois)
1956 : video tape recorder
1957 : satellite; endoscope
1958 : video games; microchip; modems
1959 : car seat belts
1960 : cardiac pacemaker; laser
1961 : Man in Space; Valium
1963 : lava lamp
1964 : computer mouse; miniskirt
1965 : optical disc; bay buggy; HTML
1966 : kevlar; fibre optics; pocket television
1967 : portable calculator
1968 : biometrics; Workmate; artificial heart
1969 : the Internet; cash dispenser
1970 : LED and LCD?s1971 : floppy disc
1972 : Prozac; disposable lighter
1973 : Cuisinart introduced the food processor; genetic engineering; barcodes; post-it-note; car airbags
1975 : personal computer; laser printer
1977 : In vitro fertilisation; MRI scanner; inkjet printer
1979 : first personal stereo
1980 : abortion pill; Hepatitis B vaccine
1981 : "The Long Summer of George Adams" a" made-for-television" movie, set in Cushing, OK, 1952....starring James Garner and Joann Hackett,centers around the water tower in the town of Cushing; scanning tunnelling microscope
1986 : high temperature superconductor
1987 : disposable contact lenses
1989 : World Wide Web

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Updated: Saturday, 29 January 2005 12:39 PM EST
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Movie Theatres in Cushing, Oklahoma
Movie Theatres in Cushing

American Theatre closed

Columbia Theatre closed

Dunkin Theatre listed on classic movie theaters in Oklahoma
207 E Broadway St
(918) 225-4100

Little Harlem Theatre
1125 N Central closed

Paramount Theatre closed

Posted by celeb2/friendsandfamily at 10:11 PM EST
Updated: Friday, 28 January 2005 12:00 AM EST
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Cushing High School was started in Indian Territory (1906)
A little history lesson on Cushing..... Cushing was in the Sac and Fox Indian Reservation opened to homesteaders on September 21, 1891. Entering the Sac and Fox lands on the opening date on September 22, 1891, William R. Little, born in Illinois, located a homestead of 160 acres on the present site of Cushing, built a home. The $400 house, consisted of a room 14 by 28 feet and a kitchen 14 by 16 feet. Little described his homestead, in Indian Territory, as rolling prairie. Under the provisions of the Act of May 2, 1890, by which Oklahoma Territory was established. Little filed an application with the Guthrie Land Office, to commute to cash 80 acres of his land as a town site. Little paid $694.80 for 69.48 acres, allowing 10.33 for parks, schools and other public purposes as specified on the plat. He was then in position to begin the sale of the lots on this tract which was the original town site of Cushing. Cushing was named for Marshall Cushing, a private secretary to John Wanamaker, Postmaster General in Harrison's Cabinet.

Thank you for visiting our Cushing OK site 

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Updated: Monday, 31 January 2005 11:38 PM EST
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Thursday, 8 July 2004

Bananas. Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose
combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial
boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough
energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number
one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also
help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions,
making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey amongst people
suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This
is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body
converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and
generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates
blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in
the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium
yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat blood pressure. So much
so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry
to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood
pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped
through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and
lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the
potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore
normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a
banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and,
with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the
milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you
suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood
sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the
affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it
amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria
found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and
crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese
were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to
avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels
by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders
because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that
can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes
over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit
that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant

In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is
born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because
they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12
they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the
body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat,
sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we
are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, there by reducing our potassium

These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
Strokes: According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine,"
eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by
strokes by as much as 40%!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it
to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three
times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other
vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best
value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so
that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

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Updated: Wednesday, 18 July 2007 10:10 AM EDT
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