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ABC's of Health, Inc.

A Natural Healthcare Education Company

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ABC of Health

 Alternative & Complementary

Natural Healthcare Education Services

"Leading the way for much better

Natural Healthcare Education Services

for people living In South Carolina.

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We have developed remarkable

education services for select citizens

that live in the upstate area of SC.

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ABC of Health

201 B West Butler Rd., # 159

 Mauldin, SC 29662

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ABC of Health

P.O. Box 127

 Mauldin, SC 29662

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     We get Emailed newsletters, many company Emails and company inquiries wanting to do business with us, and some customer Emails. 

     Your phone call voice mail message about your Email will help us quickly find and respond to your Email.

Introductory Information

     As shown above, we are in the Natural Healthcare Concepts Education Business.  This website presents an incredibly important health-related education report that can change the life for the better in several remarkable ways for many people living in South Carolina.  

     American citizens that live in selected upstate areas of South Carolina are encouraged to review this very valuable educational information. (Have a residence address ZIP Code of 296 - -).

    The practical value of this website to citizens can be enormous - more valuable than they can even begin to comprehend at this point. 

     This website will introduce you to a goldmine of  vital healthcare concepts that can enable you to see and understand the conventional medical healthcare systems in America much more clearly and much more responsibly than you have ever seen them or understood them before.

     The founder and president of our company, ABC's of Health, Inc., is Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. (Lon Will o bee).  He is the author of this health-related educational report that explains how and why we strive daily to help American adult citizens learn how to enjoy a much healthier life than most American adult citizens know how to achieve.

     Read this extensive "free to review" health-related true report as if the quality of your life in future years depends upon this special knowledge - because it really does. 

     This vital special health education can help you protect your precious natural health in very important ways that are very valuable - and this education is not available anywhere else in this very helpful format

     Lon Willoughby carefully developed this revealing autobiographical healthcare-related report about his life in a "storybook fashion" for two main reasons

     The first reason is to present this vital health education report in an interesting, informative, and entertaining manner that will be easy for visitors to understand and easy to remember. 

     The second reason is to inform American citizen adult visitors about Lonnie Willoughby in sufficient detail that visitors can get to know him well and develop confidence in his educational abilities. 

     As the author of this true autobiographical health-related report, Lon reveals some of his important formative life experiences to help visitors understand the person that he matured into as he aged over 85 years. 

     You will learn about the challenging way that he became an exceptionally well-informed natural healthcare consultant, nutrition consultant, and natural healthcare and wellness concepts classroom educator

     Lon is now capable of helping many American adult citizens learn how to take much better care of their precious natural health and their vital natural healthcare assets (natural functions in the human body that routinely strive to maintain good health)

     Many Americans seriously impede these natural functions by frequently doing things that interfere with these vital natural functions.

     These very important natural functions can  work more effectively if one learns how to avoid doing harmful things that interfere with them. 

     Lon teaches our healthcare education clients how to avoid interfering with these natural functions, and he also teaches education clients about actions that they can take to enhance these very important natural healthcare functions

     These are copyrighted advanced level natural healthcare concepts trade secrets that are available only to our natural healthcare concepts education clients (our Americans4Justice club members - our A4J club membership opportunity will be explained later).

Confidence in Lon Willoughby

     Throughout this true health-related report, each American adult visitor will need to be considering whether or not the author has believe-ability, credibility, and dependability about the very important health concepts and natural healthcare and wellness concepts that he introduces to American visitors in this health-related report

     If you learn enough about the author that you develop confidence in his honesty and his integrity, and his sense of dedication to his sincere purpose of educating many American adult citizens about vital basic and fundamental level healthcare concepts at no cost (free to review), and if you also develop a sense of confidence about his intellect and his extensive knowledge of vital advanced level natural healthcare and wellness concepts, then the health concepts introduced in this "free to review" report can have super beneficial affects on your life - probably throughout the rest of your life

     However, if this true autobiographical report does not enable you to confidently believe that these health concepts and healthcare education concepts are very important valid concepts that you need to know about, this may be an interesting and informative and entertaining health-related report, but you may not get a lot of long-term healthcare benefits from the vital health and healthcare concepts that are introduced herein.

     Understanding those relevant factors, Lon Willoughby has tried to share enough personal information about his life experiences to enable American adult visitors to make those important decisions and judgments about him in a fair-minded, reasonable, and responsible manner. 

     Be patient with the author here; relax, and enjoy this "true healthcare-related report" because it will introduce some incredibly important and valuable health and healthcare concepts that can be vital life-improving concepts for most American adult citizens - and maybe for you also.

    Some of this health education may be life-saving information for many American visitors, and this education may be life-saving for you

    This "true life report" will introduce you to vital healthcare concepts that can help you learn about some responsible and sensible actions that you can take to improve your life and better protect your natural health - probably for the rest of your life. 

     This may be the most important health-oriented report that you have ever reviewed.  You can evaluate this very special educational report after you complete the two-part report presented by Lon Willoughby. 

     Part One of this true autobiographical report is presented at this website; Part Two of this vital healthcare-related report is presented at our main natural healthcare concepts education website.  (www dot  ABCofHealth dot com)

     American visitors will be detoured to our main healthcare concepts education website at the appropriate time with a convenient detour link. 

     The two-parts of this lengthy autobiographical report will introduce  life-improving natural healthcare concepts that can be exceptionally important and very valuable to American adult visitors

    Please understand that Lon Willoughby will not attempt to educate American visitors about which nutrition supplements they should personally take daily (herbs, minerals, proteins, vitamins, etc.) or how much of each of those nutrition supplements visitors should take in their lifestyle. 

     You understand that Lon does not have personalized health data (laboratory reports and other vital health information) for each American adult that chooses to visits this website.

    You also understand that Lon has not been informed about the various health problems of each American adult visitor, and he has not been informed about the pharmaceutical prescription drugs that some American adult visitors may be taking - pursuant to a medical doctor's advice.

     It should therefore be clear that Lon Willoughby cannot provide important and valuable nutrition supplement recommendations for American adult citizen visitors at this website in a practical and responsible manner.   He does not have the health information about each visitor that is needed for him to provide those healthcare services.  

    However, this two-part true autobiographical  report will introduce  vital healthcare concepts that can be very important for competent American adult citizens

     As you review this report, you will see that Lon has included some important historical information that provides a brief review of some situations that American adult citizens need to be aware of.  These historical reviews generally relate some healthcare concepts that are important to American adults.

     You may not understand initially why some of Lon's personal information was included in this report, but be patient with this educational report because all of this information can be helpful in acquiring a better understanding of the family relationship concepts and various healthcare and wellness concepts that are introduced herein. 

     The first portion of this website presents important introductory information that reports some of Lon's current natural healthcare concepts educational capabilities.  He wants visitors to get a quick helpful overview of vital healthcare concepts that Lon can use to help our healthcare education clients improve their life a lot.

     The educational report herein will begin by presenting important death rate data for people living in the United States of America (the USA).   You will learn herein that thousands of Americans die prematurely each week because they were not educated about the natural healthcare concepts that are presented in our "free to review" websites

     This death rate data can help American adult citizens understand how critically important our natural healthcare concepts education services  can be to them.

     Lon Willoughby's autobiographical report will then present information about his early life while growing up on a farm in North Carolina.

     The report will then present information about Lon's early adult life after he completed high school in Tabor City, North Carolina. 

     All of that personal information about Lon's life will help establish important credibility about how he gradually developed important abilities to capably educate a lot of American adult citizens about some exceptionally important life issues

Two Important Questions

     Why should American adult visitors take time to responsibly consider what Lon says that might help them improve their own health status?  

     How did Lon acquire very important education and life experiences that enabled him to become a very important educator for many Americans about vital healthcare issues and also litigation issues and judicial issues in American courts?

Answers To Those Two Questions

     The very important education presented in Lon's autobiographical report can help American visitors answer those two important questions

     Lon's personal life information can help a lot of adults, and the relevance of this information will be understood better by the time you complete your review of this very important educational report.

     As the founder and president of ABC's of Health, Inc., Lonnie Willoughby, Jr. (Lon Will-o-bee) has worked responsibly and diligently for many years to enable and ensure that ABC of Health is capable of  educating our natural healthcare education clients about how they can improve and protect their natural health in practical, responsible, and sensible ways that are cost-effective actions.     

     One of our primary objectives for many years has been to enable our education clients to greatly improve their potential for healthy longevity (live longer in good health). 

Overview of Healthcare Issues

     Let's take a quick look at some very important healthcare educational issues.  What can Lon Willoughby help our education clients (living in the upstate area of South Carolina) strive to accomplish for their own lifestyle and also accomplish for their spouse and for dependent children who live full-time at home?

     Over the past 40+ years, Lon has concentrated his educational focus on the major health problems in America - such as cardiovascular diseases (heart attacks and strokes), cancer conditions, dementia conditions (including Alzheimer's conditions), blood sugar control and management (diabetes and hypoglycemia). 

     Lon also focused some of his healthcare improvement efforts on general health improvements such as: improving mental attitudes and positive thoughts, nutrition improvements using helpful herbs, quality minerals, prebiotics and probiotics, quality protein supplements, and vitamin supplements, etc. 

     Lon's natural healthcare studies and his extensive healthcare related work experiences enabled him to learn how to: 

  • take nutrition supplements - enzymes, herbs, quality minerals and protein products,  probiotics, and various vitamins.  He learned what to take, how much to take, when to take, and how to take supplements for best results.
  • He learned how to improve vital functions in the blood circulation system and also

  • improve operational conditions in the complex lymphatic system.

  • Lon learned how to improve vital functions in the complex immune system, and he learned how to improve the reliability of the immune system in protecting one from sickness conditions that are fairly common in the United States of America (USA).

  • He learned how to improve vital hormones production and distribution in the body, and 

  • improve brain functions and emotional control on a daily basis - reducing anxiety, nervousness, irritation, frustration, and depression conditions (all without using any alcoholic beverages or any pharmaceutical drugs).

  • Lon also learned how to improve the quality of drinking water, cooking water, and bathing water in homes and residences.

  • He also learned practical ways to improve the air quality inside homes and residences, and

  • improve hydration (water) and oxygen distribution to trillions of body cells daily.

  • He also learned how to improve the digestion of food and beverage nutrients for the body.
  • Lon also learned how to improve complex functions of the intestinal system and improve bowel movement functions. 

  • He also learned how to help our education clients lose excess fat and weight sensibly. 
  • He learned how to perform important exercise activities easily at home that are better than walking or running or having a swimming pool at home.

  • He also learned how to help our educational clients relax better, emotionally and physically, and sleep better, and also slow down the usual human aging process.

     As you can see from this healthcare actions listing, Lon focused a lot of attention (thousands of hours over 40+ years) on learning how to help the human body maintain health throughout the complex body. 

     He gradually learned how to help the immune system and vital organs minimize sickness conditions by natural means - wherever feasible.

     During the past 20+ years, Lon Willoughby developed and copyrighted more than 50 healthcare concepts and protocols to help accomplish some of the objectives listed above. 

     Lon didn't try to "invent the wheel" or "re-invent the wheel" except in situations where that was clearly needed and could be helpful. 

     He diligently searched for medical doctors and nurses, and dietitians, and homeopathic practitioners, natural healthcare consultants, naturopathic physicians, nutritionist, and also healthcare researchers, who had made substantial contributions to improving human healthcare using natural actions, practices, protocols, and nutritional substances. 

Helping our Healthcare Education Clients

     Lon knows how to refer our healthcare education clients to some of those important sources of healthcare information when that vital information can be helpful to one of our healthcare education clients.

     He refers clients to other healthcare experts when their healthcare expertise could be helpful - usually by referring our education clients to selected books or selected website education.  

     Lon Willoughby has learned about many such sources of vital healthcare information, mostly in book format, because he has spent thousands of hours conducting research and reviews about vital healthcare information during the past 40+ years. 

     You will also learn herein that Lon purchased more than a thousand natural healthcare type books during the past 40+ years.  He has acquired an exceptional important and valuable library of natural healthcare type books for ABC of Health.


     The very important and valuable natural healthcare and wellness concepts presented at this website is natural healthcare educational information only, and it has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

     It is very important for American adult visitors to understand that the natural healthcare concepts published in this website are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.   

     That is a very important statement because the FDA decided long ago that only licensed medical doctors can diagnose or treat disease conditions. 

     Lon Willoughby does not like that FDA decision, but he understands that is the prevailing controlling FDA healthcare standard for the USA at this time. 

     He believes that the FDA standard is too restrictive because Lon understands that some non-medical doctor healthcare practitioners are capable of providing very important healthcare treatment services for some USA citizens.


     Any device or substance that claims to be able to cure or prevent any disease condition is considered to be a drug by the FDA, and all drugs used within the USA must be FDA approved drugs. 

     Consequently, it is generally illegal for American citizens to use any device or substance to cure or prevent any disease condition that has not been approved by the FDA as a drug for that purpose.

     Note:  It can cost millions of USA dollars, and hundreds of millions of USA dollars, to get a new drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

     Consequently, any educational information presented in this website that is related to the cure or prevention of any disease condition must be presented as educational information only.  

     Educational healthcare information in this website can help American adult citizen visitors realize what may be possible for vital healthcare improvements with the right circumstances.

Relevant Notes

     Some States in the USA have developed statutory laws that allow other types of healthcare practitioners (non-medical doctors) to provide valuable healthcare services to residents within that State's geographic boundaries. 

     Oklahoma has developed statutory law standards that provide much better healthcare freedoms for people within that State.  

     Oklahoma may have the best healthcare freedom statutory law of any State in the USA.

     Some other States in the USA have also developed reasonable healthcare freedom statutory laws.

     South Carolina is one of the most restricted healthcare freedom States in the USA, and Lon Willoughby is currently working on trying to get improvements made for those very unreasonable restrictions. 

     North Carolina, a neighboring state, has much more healthcare freedom for its citizens than South Carolina has for its citizens.

Let's Begin This Exciting Revealing Report

Premature Deaths in America

     This very important health-related education report begins with Lon's research finding of data presented at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website ( about the death rates in the entire USA.     

     Reviewing this death rate data can help one understand what medical profession healthcare actions in the USA have already accomplished for healthy longevity of American citizens during the past thirty years.

     Lon has reviewed and evaluated CDC's death rate statistics for some relevant past years.  Every competent American adult could benefit from becoming familiar with the vital information below.

      Lon found that very important CDC death rate data show that many people die prematurely on an annual basis in the USAHe reports that annual data by months and also by weeks to make that data more helpful for this very important and very valuable health-oriented educational report.

      He found that on average, more than 40,000 premature deaths occur weekly in the USA (deaths before age 90) That amounts to more than 160,000 premature deaths monthly and more than 1,920,000 premature deaths per year.

      Lon's research also found that the total deaths per year average in the USA is about 2,600,000 - for all causes of death. 

      From the death rate statistics presented above, Lon learned that most deaths in the USA occur before people get to age 90.   You will learn herein later that the average male in the USA will die before reaching age 79

      That means that about half of all American males will die before getting to age 79, and half of American males will live longer than age 78.  Very few males will live to age 90American females typically live two to three years longer than American males.

      Unfortunately, not many Americans are healthy enough to celebrate their 90th birthday.  Of the few American citizens who get to that birthday, how many of them are in good enough health at that age to actually enjoy celebrating their 90th birthday? 

      Lon has good reasons for believing that very few American citizens (females or males) are in good enough health to actually enjoy that birthday.

      You will probably agree with Lon that the CDC data presented above enables him to report that a very high number of estimated premature deaths occur in the USA on an annual basis. 

      From Lon's research and his healthcare work during the past 20+ years, he understands why most Americans will likely die prematurely (before they get to age 90)

     The healthcare education services presented "free to review" at our main healthcare education website will introduce American adult citizen visitors to additional education about the primary causes of those very common premature deaths

     Additional education about the five main killer diseases in America will be presented in Part Two of Lon's autobiographical report.

     Our main healthcare concepts educational website will also identify some natural healthcare actions that American adult citizens can take to help them improve their lifestyle actions - practically, responsibly, and sensibly.

     At the end of this website's introductory Advanced Natural Health Concepts report, American citizen visitors will be detoured to our main healthcare concepts education website to present Part Two of this very important and very valuable healthcare-related educational report. 

Improving Death Rate Statistics

     Lon has learned how to greatly improve those annual CDC death rate statistics over a period of years, but trying to educate millions of American adults about practical and sensible easy ways to improve their lifestyle is a gigantic task. 

     This website's very revealing healthcare-related report will also help American adult citizen visitors understand why this would be a very difficult task and would likely be a very risky and dangerous educational task for our company

     Lon's healthcare-related report will also help American adult visitors understand what plan of progressive actions Lon has developed to help make some very important progress in this very difficult and risky and potentially dangerous healthcare improvement challenge for some natural-born American citizens who are Christian-oriented and live in selected ZIP Code areas of upstate South Carolina.

     You will learn herein that Lon has developed natural healthcare and wellness concepts that can enable many American adult itizens to likely live a healthier and longer life with more achievements and more enjoyment and more satisfaction in their life. 

     Lon believes that millions of American adult citizens can be taught how to live to age 90 and beyond with a lot less sickness and disease, and a lot less pain and suffering, than is common for many citizens in America today. 

     He has good reasons to believe that millions of American adult citizens can be taught how to improve their lifestyle and their natural healthcare actions so they can still be reasonably healthy at age 90 (and may therefore live to celebrate their 100th birthday or even more). 

     Lon's very good health at age 85, after he learned how to overcome two serious healthcare challenges that had caused very difficult health problems in his life for 25+ years, shows that he has learned a lot during the past 40+ years about developing a healthy lifestyle and defending and protecting and taking good care of his natural health and his natural healthcare assets.  

     As explained herein later, Lon consulted an eye, nose, and throat specialist medical doctor in Charleston, SC during year 1963 about his serious chronic nasal and sinus congestion.  He got no real help from that medical doctor.

     In later years, Lon consulted a series of medical doctors about his second health problem, over a ten-years period of time, but none of them  knew how to help Lon cope more successfully with that very serious health problem. 

     Over a period of many years, Lon learned how to cope successfully with those health problems, and he eventually eliminated both of those health problems.  He did that without any significant help from the several medical doctors that he had consulted over those years. 

     Over a period of 40+ years, while diligently learning about natural healthcare actions, concepts, and protocols, Lon gradually learned how to be a competent and knowledgeable nutrition consultant and natural healthcare consultant

     Before Lon presents more information about this true educational report, and introduces some very important healthcare concepts that can help visitors daily for the rest of their life, he will take a few minutes to explain helpful information about the colored text used throughout this website

Colored Text information

     This website uses a lot of colored text to emphasize certain words or phrases and to help improve clarity of meaning in some sentences.

     Lon recommends that you review this website using a computer if possible - to get the most benefit from our helpful colored text throughout this website and to also have a larger and better viewing screen.  The computer review is also much easier to control and manage than a lengthy review on a handheld Smart Phone or Tablet.

     NOTE:  If this subject is being presented in all black text, you do need to activate colored text as suggested herein.  However, if you see some colored text in this subject information, you are already in colored text viewing mode (you do not need to take the actions suggested in this subject).

     People who use Android type or iPhone type Smart Phones or Tablets to view this website will likely not see our colored text until they activate colored text viewing. 

     They can easily do this by scrolling down to the bottom of this Home Department's lengthy presentation and find and select a link command below the last line of type titled View full site.

    This easy scrolling action can be done very quickly (20 to 30 seconds), and it will enable you to find and select this View full site link command It should instantly activate colored text viewing for most modern mobile viewing devices.

    This easy action may also be used to activate colored text viewing on many mobile devices for other websites, but see the NOTE below before you begin this lengthy scrolling action for this website. 

    NOTE:  An easier and quicker way to get to the bottom of this Home Department, for a computer display is to use the keyboard Ctrl F find functionFor Smart Phones or Tablets, use the Find Function (if you know how to use the Find Function)

     You will need to search for and find these words: bottom find functionThat easy action will instantly get you to the bottom of this lengthy department - where you can see the link: View full site. 

     Select that link to instantly get colored text viewing (for many viewing devices).  (This special  link will not be available if you are already in color viewing mode.)

     Activating the View full site link will also instantly take you back to the top portion of this department to resume your review actions.

     If these Find Function actions do not activate colored text for your Smart Phone or your Tablet, Lon again recommends that you review this website on a computer because the colored text will always be available on a computer display. 

     Our use of a lot of colored text can be very helpful in this introductory education website's  health-related educational report.    

     If someone that you know does not have a computer or does not have convenient access to the Internet, let them know that they can probably  obtain both services at the nearest public library - at no cost.  

     Most public libraries in South Carolina have some computers for use by library members and also visitors.  Library personnel know how to quickly show people how to use one of those computers to get to the Internet and review this website (or other websites).  

     NOTE:  If those people do not have an Email account, they can set up a free account and then come back to the library and use a library computer to use their Email account to send Email or simply check their Email activity.

     It takes about five minutes to learn how to get to the Internet; anyone who has learned how to change stations on a radio or change channels on a T.V. can easily learn how to get on the Internet. 

     If you know some adults who do not have computer access to the Internet, please help them understand that they should call the local public library and inquire about using one of their public use computers for easy access to this very important website on the Internet. 

     This introductory level educational website may help improve their life in very important ways at no cost. 

     They just need to give the website address below to the library employee, and they will quickly find this website for the library visitor, and also show them how easy it is to find this website.

Lon's Early Life Experiences

     Lonnie Jr. was generally a healthy person while growing up on a farm in North Carolina.  He feels really fortunate to have grown up in that rural farming environment because he learned many important things about living a natural life - similar in many respects to the farmers who were busy growing food for Americans in the 1800's. 

    Lon's father and mother were both intelligent responsible farming people who had grown up on their own family's farm. They both grew up in large families with multiple brothers and sisters.

     Lon's parents were hard working farmers with a strong desire to be productive, progress, and to succeed in life.  They helped first-born son Lonnie Jr. learn how to plant, nourish, grow and harvest many food products for sale and as food. 

     Those important experiences enabled Lonnie Jr. (Lon) to understand how several food products are planted, and how they are nourished with fertilizer nutrients, cared for carefully during their growing season, and then harvested properly for marketing. 

     A ton of fertilizer is equal to 2,000 pounds of nutrients for plants, usually supplied in 200 pound bags.  As a high school student, Lon weighed only 133 pounds (5 feet, 8 1/2 inches tall), but he learned how to manhandle those large 200 pound bags of fertilizer pretty well. 

     For several years, while he was growing up on the farm, Lon distributed a lot of plant fertilizer to various types of plants (in large fields - many acres in each field). 

     He also drove a Farmall Cub four-wheel tractor in cultivating and plowing fields of different types of plants. 

     Lon Jr. helped his parents a lot, for several years, with very important essential farming tasks.

    They also helped Lon learn how to raise animals such as chickens, a milk cow, and about 20 White Faced Hereford beef cows, and several hogs.  Those animals could be sold to local people and some animals would provide food for the family.

     Over the years, Lon milked a series of milk cows, milking one milk cow each morning, seven days per week.  That continued until he was graduated from high school and went off to college, leaving that daily chore for his younger brother (his only sibling - who was about 20 months younger). 

    The Willoughby family had fresh cow's milk to drink daily.  They made their own natural butter from some of that milk.  They also had a lot of chicken eggs, and plenty of chicken, beef, and pork to eat and to also sell to other local people.

    Each year, they had a large garden where they grew an assortment of special vegetables for additional food.  Lon's mother also canned some of those vegetables for food during later months (canned food for the fall and winter seasons and early spring season).

     His mother also baked white refined "enriched" flour as loaf bread and as biscuits for the family to eat with meals.  She was a very good cook who knew how to prepare very good meals.

    Lon always had a friendly happy dog as a pet. 

    It was a very good life for a young farm boy with lots of interesting and challenging things to do and to learn as he was growing up.   

    Lon remembers that he was twelve years old when the local electric company made electric service available to the farms located beside the narrow two lane dirt road where he lived (about two miles from the nearest town - Tabor City, NC).  The small town was near the South Carolina state border - about forty-five road miles from Myrtle Beach, SC. 

    Prior to that time (in year 1948), the Willoughby's did not have hot and cold running water at their kitchen sink - there was no electricity to operate an electric pump to get well water into their home. 

    Without electric service, they could not have electric lights, or an electric refrigerator, or an electric water heater.  Consequently, they could not have a conventional bathroom because they did not have cold and hot running water in their home. 

     Bathing (washing) was done from a "foot-tub" - a larger than normal bucket (galvanized steel) that contained water from the well - warm water was produced by mixing well water with water that had been heated on the kitchen stove. 

     Until the Willoughby's got electricity in 1948, they had a typical outdoor toilet (outhouse) instead of a commode.  They did not have toilet paper - just pages torn from last year's Sears and Roebuck Catalog or last year's Almanac.  When those pages were all gone, they used corn cobs from ears of corn that had been run through the manually operated hand-turned corn shelling machine.      

     There was no convenient and practical way to wash one's hands after using the outdoor outhouse as a urinal or for a bowel movement.    

     From this important explanation, you can see that many rural Americans probably got sick from microbial infections because they knew very little (if anything) about dangerous microbes, and they did not have convenient and practical ways to wash their hands carefully several times daily.  

    Visitors should realize that this is the way that most people in America lived for 300+ years - prior to the time that electric services became available to many people. 

     Was it much different for American city dwellers during those same years?  Lon doesn't know, but he believes that many people living in Tabor City, NC did have electricity and did have indoor bathrooms with cold and hot water before the late 1940's to early 1950's when rural Americans began getting electrical services to their homes.

Sanitation Problems

     Small towns and larger towns and cities throughout America had previously had major sanitation problems for hundreds of years. 

     Our founding fathers and mothers and their adult sons and daughters had serious problems with disposing of human bowel movement waste and urination waste.  That common situation continued for many generations of Americans - until electrical services and appliances were available to most Americans.

     Without electricity and electric pumps, effective practical sewage systems were not normally available for small size, medium size, and larger towns and cities in America.  Those serious sanitation problems were also common problems for rural area Americans.

     That was also a common major sanitation problem throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and other continents, as it had been for thousands of years.  Those sanitation problems probably caused a lot of microbial infections, a lot of serious sickness, and a lot of premature deaths.

Microbial Infections

     Ordinary people (everywhere on Planet Earth) did not learn about dangerous microbial type infections until after year 1862 - thanks to the incredibly important healthcare work of chemist and scientist Louis Pasteur.  Prior to that year, millions upon millions of people had been getting sick and millions of people had been dying from dangerous microbial infections (throughout mankind's history) without any understanding of what was causing so much sickness, pain and suffering, and so much death.  We will come back to this subject shortly. 

Dangerous Plagues Occurred

     Modern research indicates that somewhere around year 1347, very dangerous microbial infections occurred for humans when infected fleas traveled on various rats, including black rats, and some fleas transferred their microbial type infections to humans. 

     Research indicates that is what caused the Black Death Plague in Europe around 1347 to 1351 - a bacterial infection that was much more deadly than the current coronavirus pandemic that is occurring in many locations.  You may have heard of that plague as the Bubonic Plague

     It is believed to have killed 25 to 50 million people in Europe.  It had a death rate of about 50% for most adult people who got infected.  However, In some locations, the Black Death Plague killed 80 to 90% of the population.  

     The priests, the nuns, and the monks usually got infected, and many of them died, as a result of their generous caring efforts to help sick people.   

    No one knew what was causing the terrible sickness and tragic deaths. The people had no effective defense against dangerous infections. 

     There were many locations where it was difficult to find anyone able or willing to bury the very large number of dead people. 

    Research indicates that the plague apparently started in China (Asia) and gradually traveled into Europe and Africa. 

     Infected fleas traveled on rats on ships going from port to port and also traveled with traders who had infected fleas in their baggage and their clothing as they went from town to town. 

     The Black Death Plague may have killed around 200 million people before the plague gradually died out (approximately 1333 to 1357).

     There had been several bad plagues before that time, and there were several more bad plagues after that time, but the Black Death Plague was the most deadly plague in mankind's recorded history. 

     You can review important reports about some of those deadly plagues at

Bacteria were "Rediscovered"    

     Bacteria were "rediscovered" during year 1862 - by French chemist and scientist Louis Pasteur (working in France).  Some major wine makers had commissioned him to try to discover what was causing a lot of their good wine to turn into bad wine.  

     Using his chemistry knowledge and skills and his sophisticated microscope, Louis Pasteur discovered that some of the wine was being contaminated and ruined by tiny microbes (bacteria) in the wine. 

     He developed a process for heating the wine to kill the microbes.  This process became known as pasteurization, and it was used widely to protect beer, milk, wine and other liquids from microbial contamination.

     Now you know how and why tiny microbes were "rediscovered" by Louis Pasteur in France during year 1862. 

     NOTE:  Lon Willoughby says "rediscovered" because tiny microbes (bacteria) had previously been discovered many years before 1862 by a  Dutch scientist named Antonie van Leeuwenhoek.  He was born October 24, 1632 in Delft, Netherlands and he lived to be age 90. 

     He laboriously taught himself how to become a very accomplished microscopist by learning how to built his own microscopes for various scientific projects.  He even ground the lenses for his microscopes. 

     Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was the first known person to observe bacteria and protozoa, and he did that in year 1676.  He discovered tiny microbes by observing water closely with his microscope and finding tiny active organisms (bacteria) in the water. 

     He reported some of his microscopic discoveries to the Royal Society in London by letter.  He was elected a member of the society in 1680, and he maintained that association by correspondence for the rest of his life.

     His many scientific microscopic observations helped start the sciences of bacteriology and protozoology

     He made his own microscopes using a secret process which he would not explain.  His microscopes had magnifications of about 50 up to a maximum of 300.  A review of his work as a microscopist found that he had built about 500 microscopes for various scientific projects.   

     Unfortunately, his very important scientific discoveries were not widely known by the European scientific community of his day.  They did not have good means of learning about each other (location, etc.) and communicating with each other.  Most scientist of his day probably knew nothing about his very important scientific discoveries

     Some other members of the Royal Society did hear about some of his unique discoveries because some contro76versy occurred about some of his discoveries.  However, those scientist did not know how to use  Leeuwenhoek's very important microscope discoveries to make badly needed healthcare improvements for people.  

     The scientific community did not develop practical advancements in medical science with his critically important microscopic discoveries.

     Prior to Louis Pasteur's very important education actions much later in year 1862 about pathogenic microbes, people throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, America and other continents had been dying at young ages in large numbers for many years.   

     No one knew what was causing so much sickness, suffering, and early death.  People had no effective defense for those very serious sickness conditions (dangerous infections). 

     Many children died before they were five years old.  Children were the most likely group of humans to die from microbe infections because they usually had not developed immune system "resistance" to some microbial infections - like some adults had fortunately developed.

     One of President Abraham Lincoln's sons died at a young age from a microbial infection.

Scientist Louis Pasteur

     As shown briefly below, the scientific community on this planet had to wait about 186 years for chemist and scientist Louis Pasteur to make major advancements in human healthcare regarding the tiny microbes that had been discovered in 1676 by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. 

     Fortunately, Pasteur had sufficient scientific knowledge and the abilities needed to evaluate and understand the great importance of tiny microorganisms that could cause great harm to food and liquids and to many animal species and humans. 

     His advanced level of chemistry and scientific knowledge enabled Louis Pasteur to understand the great importance and significance of some pathogenic (harmful) microorganisms (bacteria). 

     His scientific education and experiences enabled him to know how to  educate some other scientist and medical doctors about tiny microbes (bacteria and viruses) that could cause some very serious infections.

     NOTE:  It is important to understand that all bacteria are not harmful - some species are very beneficial and are actually necessary for healthy human life.  We call the beneficial bacteria, living within the intestines of many  animals and humans, flora. 

     Lon Willoughby realizes that hundreds of millions of people likely died early life premature deaths, especially young children, from pathogenic bacterial infections prior to year 1862.  That is when scientist Louis Pasteur began to make major advances in helping people cope more effectively with microorganisms that could be very harmful to humans.

     Louis Pasteur had the special scientific knowledge and abilities that were needed to appreciate the great importance of the microorganism discoveries of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

     Leeuwenhoek was a remarkable scientist who made many very important scientific discoveries with his special hand crafted microscopes.  Unfortunately, for 186 years thereafter, no scientist understood that some tiny microorganisms (bacteria) could cause very serious infections that could kill many animal species and also humans.

Education Actions by Louis Pasteur

     As a result of education efforts started by Louis Pasteur in year 1862, and important public newspaper articles, medical doctors and nurses in France began to learn about dangerous microbial infections during the 1862 - 1865 time period

     Louis Pasteur's very important work with developing vaccines for some major diseases also helped save the lives of many people.  He developed vaccines for anthrax, cholera, small pox, and tuberculosis. 

     His scientific work made major advances in healthcare actions in many areas of life.  His amazing scientific work helped save the lives of many millions of people in the 1800's and in the 1900's, and his work is still helping save the lives of millions of people world wide each year.

     Prior to Louis Pasteur's microbial education actions in 1862, medical doctors and nurses (everywhere) did not know about the great importance of carefully washing their hands between patients - even when they were delivering babies in hospitals several times per day.

Hospital Infection Rates Were High

     In some major European hospitals, it was common for women to die from infections that occurred during childbirth - at the rate of 10% to 20% of childbirth cases in some major hospitals.      

     Many years went by before the cause of those very high infection rates were understood.  After Pasteur's very important education actions began in 1862 about pathogenic microbes (bacteria), responsible evaluations were made regarding the high rate of infections and deaths in hospital maternity wards in various European hospital locations. 

     Those evaluations found that hospital medical doctors assigned to provide maternity ward birth assistance services had frequently worked in the hospital morgue between the birth assistance cases occurring in the maternity ward on that day.  (The medical doctors worked with deceased hospital patient bodies, trying to learn something about the causes of hospital patient deaths.)

     When a runner came to the morgue and informed the on-duty medical doctor (working in the morgue) that the next birth assistance case in the maternity ward appeared to be getting close to delivering a baby, the medical doctor would stop his work with a corpse in the morgue and quickly walk to the maternity ward to provide doctor assistance with that birthing situation - without taking time to carefully wash his hands. 

     Medical doctors had not been educated about the discovery of tiny microbes that had been observed in 1673 by Dutch scientist Antone Van Leeuwenhoek using a microscope

     Consequently, well educated medical doctors did not realize that there were very small microbes that could not be seen by human eyes, and those tiny microbes were simply ignored from 1673 to 1862 because no one knew that the microbes could cause dangerous infections. 

     Medical doctors therefore had no practical reason to bother with carefully washing their hands before assisting with a childbirth in the hospital's maternity ward.

     Those doctors apparently transferred dangerous pathogenic microbes from a corpse in their morgue work to patients who were giving birth. 

     Some patients got infected, and would get very sick, and many of them died from those microbial infections (a 10% to 20% death rate was common for maternity cases in some major hospitals in Europe). 

     Think for a moment about the babies that were also infected, got very sick, and then died.  Now consider the babies that survived those situations but their mother had died.  They had no natural mother to breast feed them and take care of them through their childhood years. 

     Hundreds of those situations happened in hospitals throughout Europe and may have happened in hospitals in Africa, Asia, and other continents.

     Hundreds of hospital maternity ward infections were tragic events that caused a lot of pain and suffering and deaths - because medical doctors had not yet learned about microbial infection dangers. 

     There were many children in large cities who had no adults to take care of them, house them and educate them, and help them mature into young adulthood. 

     Many orphaned children lived in the streets as beggars. Those children knew nothing about the importance of washing their hands and fingers before eating food with their fingers.  Many of those children likely got sick from dangerous microbial infections and many of those orphaned children likely died painful early childhood deaths. 

     Those tragic infection situations occurred frequently in hospital maternity wards in large cities throughout Europe for many years before year 1862 because medical doctors had not been taught about tiny microbes that were not visible with human eyes. 

     No one understood that some of those tiny microbes could cause very dangerous infections.  Consequently, medical doctors did not understand the great importance of washing their hands carefully before assisting with birthing situations in hospital maternity wards.

     Fortunately, throughout those many years, dangerous microbial infection rates were a lot lower for childbirth situations at people's homes with midwife assisted births.

     Those very dangerous infection situations did not happen nearly as often with midwife assisted birthing situations because the midwives did not routinely work with dead bodies in a hospital morgue just before assisting in childbirth cases in private homes, as hospital medical doctors frequently did in some European hospital locations.

Before Bacteria Were "Rediscovered"

     Prior to year 1862, medical doctors in all locations) did not know about very dangerous small microbes that could not be seen with human eyes.  They did not understand that medical tools and utensils needed to be carefully washed and "sanitized" after every use. 

     If those medical tools and utensils were casually wiped off and appeared to be reasonably "clean" - that was good enough - they routinely thought.  Doctors and nurses did not realize that  very dangerous microbes were much too small to see with human eyes. 

     Very serious microbial infections had been passed from medical doctor hands to patients in major hospitals throughout mankind's history without doctors realizing those critically important microbial transmission problems could occur with unwashed hands.

     Due to education actions initiated in 1862 by scientist Louis Pasteur, medical doctors and nurses in France began to learn to wash their hands and wash medical tools and utensils carefully between patients some time after 1862.  Education efforts about dangerous microbes gradually spread to medical doctors and nurses in other locations in Europe.

     It was many years after year 1862 before a lot of adults in Europe, Asia, Africa, America and other continents had been educated to understand that human hands needed to be carefully washed, even when they looked like they were reasonably clean - before eating food with their fingers, as many people routinely ate some of their food daily.   

The Civil War in America   


     After the American Civil War started in April 12, 1861 injured soldiers on both sides of the conflict suffered terribly from dangerous microbial infections because American doctors and nurses had not been educated about microbial infections. 

     Before the tragic war was over, hundreds of thousands of soldiers died after days, weeks, or months of very painful suffering from microbial infections

     Medical doctors and nurses in America gradually began to learn about those infections and gradually learned how to treat those serious infections sometime after the civil war ended on May 26, 1865

     At that point in time, Americans had not yet learned the great importance of washing their hands carefully before eating their food

     Americans did not know that dangerous microbes could be on their hands, fingers, and finger tips (and under their fingernails).  They did not realize that fingers and finger tips could likely contaminate the food that they were eating with their unwashed fingers. 

Modern Day Americans

     In year 2021, many American adults and teenagers and younger children still do not have adequate education about microbial infections and sensible sanitary practices for minimizing those infections. 

     Many American adults still do not wash their hands carefully and responsibly after using a public rest room.

     Very important research has been conducted about this very important hygiene issue, and the research found that many men and women use public restrooms and do not even attempt to wash their hands after doing so. 

     Even those who attempt to wash their hands usually do so in an inadequate manner.  Do those people do a better job of washing their hands after using the bathroom commode at their home?  We do not know but it is likely that most of them use the same hand washing tactics at home as they do in public facility restrooms.   

     For hand washing to be reasonably effective, the hands should be wet with warm water (preferably) and then soap should be applied and the hands and fingers should be massaged together briskly for a minimum of 30 seconds, creating as many soap bubbles as possible.  (Count to 30 or 40 slowly.) 

     Then carefully rinse the soap off the hands and fingers and dry the hands in a sanitary manner.

     Many people wash the soap off their hands in 10 seconds or less.  Those people have not learned how to wash their hands in a competent and responsible adult manner.

     What's the big hurry for?  Always take 30 to 40 seconds minimum to wash the hands and finger tips.  These tactics are what parents should teach their young children about hand washing practices.

     Lon has seen employees working in fast food restaurants handle money at the cash register (contaminated - dirty money) and then turn around and make a hamburger or a sandwich for a customer using those contaminated fingers. 

     He saw a female employee working late at night at a fast food restaurant mopping the floor.  She stopped that activity, without washing her hands, and made a hamburger for a customer at the drive-through area.

    Lon has seen male restaurant employees use the urinal in the restroom and then go back to work in the kitchen without taking time to wash their hands (not even a casual and careless attempt). 

     Lon has seen male adults use the urinal in restrooms in stores and then leave the restroom without making any effort to washing their hands.  They don't seem to understand that their fingers may now contaminate everything they touch in the store. 

Antiquated Social Handshake Practice

     Consequently, it is clear to Lon Willoughby that shaking hands with people is an antiquated social practice that should be terminated.

     A much more sensible social handshake adaptation is to extend the right hand and touch only the backs of the hands (back to back).  The finger tips are usually the most contaminated part of human hands so people should not touch each other's fingers or finger tips. 

Hand Washing Hygiene

     Yes, some people in the USA have learned how to improve their routine hand washing tactics, but many people still have a ways to go with their routine hand washing hygiene practices.    

     Research has shown that approximately 80,000 people die in the USA annually from microbial infections that they got while in hospitals. 

     If that many people die from microbial infections that occurred in hospitals, where everyone is encouraged to use good hand washing and hygiene practices, we can only guesstimate about how many hospital patients get sick with microbial infections but survive their infection. 

     That number may be four or five or six times the number of hospital patients who died from their microbial infection.

    Lon Willoughby believes that a dangerous infection situation, similar to hospital environments but likely worse, is probably quite common for people who live in assisted living homes and nursing homes. 

     Some people working in those facilities may be more casual and more careless than patient staff workers in hospitals, and the visitors in those facilities may also be more casual and careless than hospital visitors. 

     What we do know is that there are many more microbial infections than is reasonable due to many casual and careless people who are not adequately educated about the dangers of serious microbial infections.

     CDC data shows that more than 40 million cases of food-borne microbe infections occur in the USA annually.  It is therefore clear that millions of Americans get sick from microbial infections each year in the USA, and many people likely die from those infections.

     Consequently, it is very important for adults to take time to learn how to protect themselves from common types of microbial infections.

Modern-day Parents

     It is very important for modern-day parents to educate their young children about microbes ("tiny bugs" that are much too small to be seen).

     Children should be carefully taught (multiple times) about the importance of carefully washing their hands before putting anything in their mouth with their fingers.  (Especially after they have used  the restroom).  

     Children should also be taught to not rub their eyes with unwashed fingers (especially when they wake up in the morning with "sleepy substance" in the corners of their eyes). 

     That is a common way for dangerous microbes to go from finger tips into the eyes, and then contaminate the eyes, and then possibly contaminate other parts of the body.  (Think of "pink eyes" as a reminder of eye contamination problems - where the whites of the eyes turn pink from eye contamination.)

      Adults should always use very good sanitary actions before using their fingers to touch food in the kitchen during food preparation for family members, or to put food in the adult's mouth.  This is very important when raw meats are touched in the kitchen area.

     Wearing inexpensive disposable Nitrile Exam Gloves in the kitchen when preparing food for family members can be a very good sensible sanitary practice. 

     Most disposable Nitrile Exam Gloves can be used several times before they need to be discarded.  They are usually available in Small, Medium, and Large sizes on the Internet and in some local stores (grocery and pharmacy stores).

     Simply wash the gloved hands carefully (using the soap technique reported above) and then allow the gloves to air dry in the kitchen. 

     The disposable gloves do not have thousands of pores in them, like hand skin does, so they are much easier to sanitize well with soap and water.

     Remember to not get in a hurry when washing hands - create lots of soap bubbles by briskly rubbing the hands and fingers together while counting to 30 or 40 slowly.  Those are very important points about responsible hand washing.

     Parents can occasionally use daily eating situations as opportunities  to remind their young children about using good judgment when washing their fingers carefully before using the fingers to put food in the mouth. 

     Parents should ask the children to explain how hand washing should be done, and then let them explain how it should be done.  Get them involved in thinking about proper hand washing tactics.

     We do not want young children to become paranoid about these finger washing practices, but we do want them to learn to use reasonable good judgment routinely about using their fingers to touch food or to put food, or anything else, in their mouth

     It is important to clean adult fingernails and children's fingernails often.  One can use a soft bristled brush that can wash up under the fingernails with warm soapy water that is left on the fingernails and cuticle areas for at least 30 seconds.  Adults should also use a pointed fingernail file to clean under their fingernails with warm soapy water. 

     A new or used toothbrush can be used for these brushing actions, but please understand that this tooth brush, and regular tooth brushes, need to be sanitized frequently (daily) because they become contaminated.

Faucet Design Features 

     Modern day faucet handles have improved a lot in that faucets can be purchased for bathroom sinks and kitchen sinks that have a lever handle rather than a round type handle that must be grasped by the finger tips to operate the faucet.

     A faucet with lever handles can be turned on and off using the back of the fingers, without the finger tips touching the faucet handle.  This is a much safer way to turn the faucet on and off, especially in home bathrooms, at kitchen sinks, and in public restrooms in stores and restaurants.

     Some commercial stores have modern restroom faucets that do not need to be touched to operate - they have photoelectric sensors built-in to the faucet that detects the presence of hands at the faucet and this  enables the water to turn on and off automatically.  The temperature of the water is also set to be warm water.  These are very important major improvements in hand sanitation in some restrooms.

Hand and Bathing Soap at Home

     What kind of hand soap are you using at your home?  The old style bar of soap can be replaced with a liquid soap dispenser that one pushes down to release a blob of liquid soap with each push.  This is a much better way to obtain hand soap at the bathroom sink or at the kitchen sink.      

     The old style bar of soap was usually contaminated badly from previous use by multiple people.  It is very important to understand that most soaps do not kill pathogenic (harmful) bacteria or viruses.  The soap simple makes it much easier to wash the microbes off the hands, fingers, and fingers tips.  Consequently, a bar of soap can be badly contaminated with various pathogenic microbes.

      It is usually much better to replace the bar of soap with a plastic bottle type liquid soap dispenser that does not require the use of fingers tips to operate the soap dispenser.  (Finger tips may be contaminated with pathogenic microbes.)

       Using a plastic bottle type liquid soap dispenser is also a better way to obtain soap for taking a bath in a shower or tub.  This plastic bottle type soap dispenser has a top that can be opened and closed easily without using the finger tips.

     These easy improvements can be very important, especially for a young child whose immune system has not fully developed to the extent of development of an adult person.

Water Faucets and Water Filters

     Lon has developed considerable knowledge about water filters and water purifiers - over a period of 40+ years of serious interest in drinking water, cooking water, and bathing water quality. 

     If a person is considering purchasing a new kitchen sink faucet, Lon strongly encourages them to purchase a conventional two lever faucet with a standard type faucet water dispenser, rather than purchasing a "designer faucet"  or even a single lever type water control. 

     Lon believes that every homeowner or renter should responsibly consider purchasing some type of very good quality counter-top water filter or water purifier unit. 

     Modern day refrigerators often have water filters that are built-in, but it is important to understand that they usually contain a basic water filter element.  They do not usually contain a sophisticated high quality water filter element.  However, more sophisticated higher quality filter elements may be available as replacement filter elements. 

     There are many types of water filters and water purifiers - with two major types being common.

Under-the-counter Systems

     One type of water filter or water purifier is mounted underneath the kitchen sink.  Lon strongly encourages homeowners and renters to avoid purchasing under-the-counter water filters or water purifiers because of the inherent potential for water leaks that can quickly cause thousands of dollars worth of water damage that is very difficult to correct properly. 

     Those under-the-counter units usually have full water pressure on them at all times so if they leak anywhere within the water processing system, water damage can be very serious while a person is sleeping or gone from home for hours at a time.

     "Out of sight, out of mind" can easily cause people to casually ignore the under-the-counter mounted water processing equipment, and they will miss seeing a small water leak when it begins. 

     The small 1/4th inch diameter water tubing for refrigerator water filters and ice makers can also develop a pin hole size leak that then ruptures and causes serious water damage.  (Thousands of dollars of water damages - it is very difficult to repair that water damage completely - so it is much better to simply avoid the water damage.)

Countertop Water Processing Systems

     The other type of water processing equipment is the countertop water filter or water purifier.  It will be attached to the kitchen faucet with exposed tubing connecting the countertop water processing equipment unit to the faucet water outlet location. Some women do not like having the exposed tubing, but they should seriously consider that water safety is a very important issue in this regard.

     The countertop water processing unit usually has no water pressure applied to the unit except when a person is standing at the kitchen sink and turns the unit on for a few minutes. 

     If a water leak should ever occur, it will be quickly seen or heard by the person operating the water processing equipment, and the water will be turned off quickly.  There will not likely be any  water damage (just a little water on the kitchen counter).  This situation is a very important advantage in water safety

     In addition, one will see the counter-top water processor daily so they are not likely to forget about it, the way an under-the-counter water processing system will be forgotten and ignored. 

     Keep in mind that modern-day refrigerators that have ice maker capability and water filter capability do not require that those features be used.  Not connecting a water line to the refrigerator will eliminate the potential for them to cause a water leak.  The water filter capability is a good idea, but the water that is filtered is always cold water.  Right?

     Also keep in mind that it is still possible to purchase a modern-day refrigerator that does not have an ice maker or water filter capability  (Fortunately, the Whirlpool brand still makes these available.) 

     That is what Lon chose to buy in March 1986 when he moved back to South Carolina from Florida.  That is also what he chose to buy 30+ years later when he replaced that old refrigerator.

     Why did he do that?  This is a very important copyrighted natural healthcare concept that is usually taught only to our A4J private education club members.  However, Lon will share with visitors a brief explanation of this very important natural healthcare concept

     Consider the ideal normal body temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (F).  What is the human body supposed to do with ice water that is about 40 degrees F?  Think about this for a few moments. 

     Then think about how the body is supposed to respond to someone eating ice cream at 0 degrees F (normal freezer temperature) and then also consider what occurs when one eats cold foods that just came out of the refrigerator at a temperature of about 38 to 40 degrees F. 

     Lon and Janie Willoughby do not use ice in their drinking water, at home or in a restaurant.  The body would much prefer drinking water at a temperature much closer to 98.6 degrees F.  Lon and Janie use a coffee carafe to heat purified water that can be used conveniently to heat their drinking water to about 95 to 115 degrees F. 

     Drinking water at high temperatures can damage the digestive enzymes in the stomach - water at temperatures around 120 degrees F can severely damage digestive enzymes over 20 minutes time (Dr. Edward Howell in his book "Enzyme Nutrition" - a very important book!). 

     Yes, it may take a little practice to mentally adapt to this very important change in drinking water temperature, but it is easy to do and it may be very important to do so - as explained below

     Temperatures affect the way digestive enzymes work in the stomach. Warm water speeds up enzyme activity and cold water slows the digestive enzyme activity, making it more difficult to digest foods properly while in the stomach (Dr. Edward Howell again). 

     Lon Willoughby believes that drinking cold water with meals,  occurring again and again, thousands of times during a lifetime, can contribute to the high rates of cardiovascular and cancer conditions and other serious health conditions that are common problems in the USA

     Lon believes that when food is not digested properly frequently throughout a lifetime, many vital nutrients may not have been assimilated properly into the blood system for distribution throughout the body to trillions of body cells.  When those situations occur thousands of times over the years, many kinds of inadequate and deficient nutrient health problems may develop in the aging body. 

     If one insists on having an iced drink occasionally, and has a refrigerator without a working ice-maker, one can have two or three standard plastic ice trays that are manually filled with purified drinking water to make high quality ice cubes. 

     One can usually buy high quality purified drinking water at the local grocery store.  Lon recommends purchasing Reverse Osmosis (RO) processed water as a first choice and purchasing Distilled Water as a second choice.  Lon is very knowledgeable about this choice issue.

     He strongly recommends that people avoid drinking cold water with meals (such as water processed through a refrigerator water filter).

     American adult visitors should give this vital copyrighted natural healthcare concept some responsible thought and realize that Lon has been involved with these natural healthcare concepts for many years.

     If you want to share this vital copyrighted natural healthcare concept with some other people, you can do that legally by simply referring them to this very helpful "free to review" educational website.

Designer faucets

     It is very important to understand that a  "designer faucet" cannot be used for a connection to a countertop water processor connection. 

Laundry room sink

     If a home has a laundry room that contains a separate sink, the faucet at that sink may be used as an alternate location for a countertop water filter or water purifier unit. 

     You will learn herein later that Lon has provided additional helpful information about water filters and water purifiers at another website.

Back to the Willoughby Farm

    Before year 1948 to the 1950's, when rural area farming families began getting electric service to their farms, most farm families used wood burning stoves to cook their food.  However, Lon's modernized parents were using bottled propane gas to fuel their much better gas stove. 

     They also purchased and installed two small propane gas heaters to help the wood burning fireplace (in the living room) heat their home during cold winter weather. 

    Lon remembers that the two bedrooms would get really cold during the winter because there was no heat source in each bedroom and no way to circulate heat from the living room fireplace, or the two small propane gas heaters into the bedrooms. 

     One small propane gas heater was in the short hallway going to the bedrooms, and it did help heat the two bedrooms somewhat.  However, without electricity, they could not have electric fans blow heated air into the two bedrooms so very little heated air got into the bedrooms. 

Food Safety

    Lon's parents had learned some helpful information in their public high schooling about dangerous bacteria, and they had purchased a big white appliance that was cooled internally by a big block of ice (it needed to be replaced when the block of ice melted over a period of days). 

    That ice box appliance was used to keep food cool to reduce the potential for bacterial food contamination. It looked very much like a conventional white electric refrigerator.  When electric service was not available in a home for an electric refrigerator, this ice box food keeper was the best appliance available.

    Periodically, the ice man would reliably come by their farm home to sell them a replacement big block of ice.  He knew approximately how often he needed to come by with another big block of ice for their ice box type food keeper appliance.

Getting Electricity To The Home

    Life improved a tremendous amount after the Willoughby's got electric power service to their home in year 1948

     They now had working electric lights and electrical outlets in each room because the home had been wired for electricity when Lon's father had their home built several years before 1948It was just a matter of connecting the electrical power to the electrical circuit breaker panel. 

     Lon's father had also installed water pipes for the kitchen sink and water pipes for the bathroom when the house was built.

     Lon's father quickly installed an electric water pump for their drilled well water (previously used a slow hand operated pump).  He also installed an electric water heater in the home.

    The new electric water pump enabled them to have adequate water pressure for both cold and hot running water at the kitchen sink.   

     Lon's parents also purchased an electric refrigerator to replace their "ice box" appliance. 

     Lon's father proceeded to install bathroom plumbing fixtures, including a lavatory sink, a white metal enclosure shower stall, and a commode. 

     With their electric water pump and their electric water heater, they had hot and cold running water for the kitchen sink and for the bathroom sink and the shower.  Each family member could finally take a bath conveniently.

     They also had cold water pressure for operation of the commode - which used a typical septic tank for bowel and urine waste residue.

    WOW!!!  Getting electricity to their home enabled all of those major improvements for their two bedroom home that Lon's father had built years before with a small vacant room for that bathroom.

Telephone and T.V. Service

    Several years later, when Lon was in high school, they got telephone line service out to their home, and it was really convenient to be able to easily receive and send telephone communications. 

     They also got a black and white picture T.V. set.  The only usable T.V. transmitting station was about 65 road miles away in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Lon's father installed a tall metal telescoping T.V. antenna pole with a large T.V. antenna at the top. 

    That antenna received enough T.V. signal to provide a fair quality T.V. picture; it was much better than having no T.V. service.  Prior to that time, their only daily contact with the outside world (news media, music, etc.) was with their radio.

Information for City Dwellers

    Lon remembers those important improvements, and he reports these situations for website visitors who have been city dwellers all of their life. 

     He also reports these situations for younger modern day Americans who do not know about those earlier times with difficult living conditions (living without electricity, without indoor toilets and without bathrooms, etc.).

    Those Americans can get some understanding of how typical rural farming families lived throughout America prior to the late 1940's to the early 1950's.

     That is when electric power services began to be installed in many rural areas in America - due to some very important U.S. Government financial assistance programs

    Unlike city residential areas, where homes are fairly close together, rural farming families lived much further apart.  Consequently, electric power companies would not invest the money needed to install many miles of electric power distribution lines in rural areas. 

     There were not enough potential customers per mile for power companies to justify spending the large amount of money needed to pay for installing many miles of electric distribution lines to acquire  a small number of additional paying customers.  It simply wasn't financially feasible to do so.

    Without the federal government financial assistance funded programs such as the Rural Electric Authority (REA), or the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), those electric power distribution lines would not have been installed for rural farm families in some southern states (including rural North Carolina, where Lon Willoughby's family lived). 

    Those federal government financial assistance programs were part of the New Deal under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that helped Americans recover from the very serious economic depression of the early 1930's - that actually began with the major stock market crash in October 1929.

    If rural area farmers were fortunate enough to get electric power service to their home, their life could improve a lot, as shown above for the very fortunate and happy Lonnie Willoughby family. 

Flash Back In Time

    It is important to pause here briefly and think back and remember that early Americans (in the 1600's to 1800's) did not have electric power services (thus no electric lights, no water pumps, no electric stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, and other types of electrical appliances). 

     Consequently, early Americans did not have hot and cold running water for their kitchen sinks, and they did not have convenient bathrooms, like many Americans very fortunately have today.  They did not have a convenient and practical way to wash their hands several times each day, which we now know is very important hygiene. 

Heating Homes in the Winter Season

     Trying to heat homes adequately in the winter time was a major responsibility to deal with, and this was usually done with wood burning fireplaces or wood burning heaters or stoves of various types. 

     For the first eleven years of his life, without having electricity at their home, Lon's family members lived very much like farming families in America dating back into the early 1900's and earlier 1800's and 1700's time periods. 

Getting Electric Power Service

     Getting electric power service to their home in year 1948 enabled the Willoughby family to improve their lifestyle a lot in very important ways.

     Many other rural area families in America were enabled to achieve similar improvements at their home through President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal government assistance services.      

    Those very helpful government financial assistance programs continued for many years after the great depression years in the 1930's, and those very important government financial assistance programs gradually helped millions of American rural area citizens a lot, as reported herein for the Willoughby family.

     Very important government assistance funded services gradually spread to many rural areas in America, and they helped millions of Americans become much more productive citizens, and that enabled them to be much more effective in helping build a better America.

Lon's Education and Training

     Lon attended 12 years of public schooling in the Tabor City school system.  He usually rode on a big yellow school bus for the two mile trip to school daily, and that school bus would take him home each afternoon after school was out.

     After Lon was old enough to milk their milk cow each morning, that morning chore would sometimes cause him be late in getting out to the dirt road driveway into their farm home to wait for the school bus that would take him to school.  If he was a few minutes late, the school bus may have already passed by the time Lon got out to the road.

      When that occurred infrequently, Lon would then have to walk the two miles on the dirt road to get to school in Tabor City.  Both of his parents had their own businesses in Tabor City, and they had already gone to work (driving the family car).

     Lon's problems with those situations were two-fold:

1)  He was going to be late getting to school, and

2)  the fact that two farms along the two mile walk had big mean dogs that would threaten to attack and bite anyone walking by those farm houses.  Lon generally got along well with most dogs, but those two big dogs were really aggressive and mean. 

     When Lon had to walk the dirt road by those two separate farm homes, he always wore a big wide leather belt with a big metal buckle around his waist.  When each of those dogs ran out to the roadside to attack and threaten to bite Lon, he would release that big wide belt and fold it in half with the belt buckle extending downward by his side. 

     He would then swing that belt out toward each dog when they ran out to attack him, and each dog would retreat quickly because they realized that they were likely going to get hurt.

     In later years, when Lon was in high school, he played baseball and football.  He was the first string left-handed pitcher for the Tabor City High School baseball team during his 11th and 12th grades.   

     Lon was not big enough to play defensive football (133 lbs), but he was a good runner, and he played as the second string offensive end position because he was pretty good at catching passes. 

     On the days that they had baseball practice or football practice, Lon did not ride the school bus home because he would stay after school for those athletic practice sessions. 

     After the practice session was completed, Lon would walk the two miles on the dirt road to get home, and he would usually have to cope with each of those big mean dogs on the way home.  

     Those bad dog situations happened many times during Lon's high school years, but he did not get bitten by either mean dog because he always had his big leather belt with the big metal buckle.

Graduation from High School

     Lon was graduated from the Tabor City High School in June 1954.  There were fifty students in his graduating class.

     He began his freshman year of college in the fall of 1954, at Mars Hill College, in Mars Hill, North Carolina (about 20 miles from Asheville, NC).  This was a Southern Baptist oriented college, located about 300 miles from Tabor City, NC. 

     The college had a very good, well respected, academic reputation, and the college was well known by some adults that attended the Tabor City Baptist Church - that Lon's family had attended for many years.  That is how Lon's parents learned about Mars Hill College, and they decided to send him to that college.   

      Lon's small high school did not have a guidance counselor to help senior students try to determine what kind of career work they wanted to learn how to do. 

      Lon understood farming work, but he did not know what kind of work he would like to do after his college education was completed.  Therefore, Lon did not know which college study curriculum would be the best curriculum for him to choose. 

     He was technically oriented and mechanically inclined so he chose to get educated in the pre-engineering study curriculum (chemistry, physics, mathematics, and English). 

     A point of interest - electronic calculators had not been invented so engineering type students used "slide rules" for several types of calculations.

Join the U.S. Military Service?

     After completing the freshman year of college, Lon considered joining one of the U.S. military services.  He realized that his parents were hard working parents who were doing the best that they could with their full-time jobs in Tabor City, and their very complicated daily farming duties and responsibilities, and also raising two sons. 

     Lon's mother owned and operated a beauty hair salon where she worked daily, six days a week, fixing women's hair, and she usually had two female employees.

     Lon's father owned and operated a sophisticated clothes laundry and dry cleaning service, where he had one employee helping him conduct and operate that business six days per week. 

     Both parents had very complicated lives with a lot of duties and responsibilities.  In addition to their individual business responsibilities, they had very complicated farm duties and responsibilities that involved a lot of animals that lived on the Willoughby farm. 

     Lon's family had many farm animals that had to be fed and watered daily (7 days per week).  They had one work mule to feed and water daily, and they had a milk cow to be fed and watered daily, and that cow had to be milked each morning, 7 days per week.  

    They had many chickens to be fed and watered daily (and eggs to be gathered daily), and they had about twenty beef cows and several hogs  that needed to be fed and watered daily.

     Notes:  In order to water those animals (without electric service being available at the farm), all of the water had to be hand pumped out of the drilled well and then carried in two buckets to where the animals were located [80 feet away from the well (chickens) to about 150 feet away from the well location for the mule, the cows, and the hogs].

     After electric service was installed in year 1948, the electric pump helped a lot in getting the water out of the drilled deep well, but the water still had to be carried in buckets daily to the animal locations.

     In addition to all of those routine responsibilities with feeding and watering many animals each day, Lon's parents also had many other farm duties, and that varied somewhat with the season of the year. 

Farm Work Duties

      For several months in each year, both of Lon's parents actually had two full-time jobs - one with their individual business work duties and the other job with their very complicated farm work duties. 

     Lon's father was a smart technically minded person, and he studied agriculture in a serious minded way.  He learned which formula of fertilizer was best for each crop that he planned to raise.  (Different crops need specific types of fertilizer.)

     Mr. Lonnie Willoughby Sr. studied the Farmer's Almanac, and he learned the best times of the year to start each new crop.  He also talked with the local county agriculture agent about the best times to take certain crop actions. 

     Mr. Willoughby Sr. also talked with the local veterinarian about getting immunization shots appropriately for his white-faced Hereford beef cows and other livestock. 

     Lon's father was a successful farmer because he learned how to take the right actions at the right times of the year for each crop that he raised.

     Lon's parents were busy raising several crops for feeding their many animals and also in trying to make some additional income from their farming operations. 

     At the appropriate times of the year, they raised many acres of corn, soybeans, oats, and wheat. 

    Lon's parents also raised several acres of cotton and about nine acres of tobacco as their main money-making crops. 

    Also, at the right times of the year, they raised acres of strawberries and acres of water melons.

     The Willoughby's also raised acres of Irish potatoes and acres of sweet potatoes. 

     You can see from the above listing of various crops that Lon's parents were very busy hard-working farmers, in addition to operating their individual self-employed businesses in Tabor City.

College Expenses for Lon Jr.

     Lon completed his freshman year at Mars Hill College by the end of May in year 1955.  He realized that it was a difficult financial hardship for his hard working parents to pay for his college expenses, in addition to their business expenses and their many farm operating expenses.

     Throughout the summer months of year 1955, Lon pondered about what he was going to do next.  Was he going to continue college or was joining one of the U.S. military services a better option for him at this point in his life? 

     He understood that a decision to join one of the military services would likely eliminate additional college expenses for his parents. 

     Lon finally decided that joining the U.S. Air Force was his best military option.  He took their academic intelligence evaluation test and learned that he was intellectually qualified to get educated in any of their career fields for enlisted personnel.

     He believed that his Air Force education and work experiences would probably help him make important career decisions that would affect his working career in the future.

      Lon finally chose to join the U.S. Air Force in September 1955.  His thoughts about joining the Air Force were a good logical and rational projection of what actually happened during Lon's four years enlistment in the U.S. Air Force

      Lon's decision to join the Air Force turned out to be a very good decision for the Air Force, and as reported herein, it also turned out to be a very good decision for Lon with regard to his future career work options. 

     Airman Willoughby received some very good education and training that helped him a lot in developing a career path forward after he completed his four years enlistment in the USAF.

     Looking back at those events, joining the U.S. Air Force was probably the best decision that Lon could have made about his future career work. 

     Some very important military events occurred for Airman Willoughby that influenced substantially  his current abilities and skills as a unique natural healthcare consultant and as a natural healthcare concepts classroom educator

     Let's review how Lon's military decision worked for the U.S. Air Force and for Airman Willoughby.

U.S. Air Force Basic Training

     During the first two days of basic training in September 1955 at Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), located near San Antonio, Texas, the two instructors in charge of the flight of 60 airmen recruits selected airman recruit Lon Willoughby to be the "flight leader" for that flight of basic trainees.    

     There were 30 training flights in the squadron, and each flight had two instructors that worked together to train their assigned flight of about 60 airmen basic trainees. 

     There was a weekly competition among the 30 training flights to see which flight could achieve the highest weekly rating for the way they made their bunk beds and other housekeeping duties. 

     Lon was apparently a good "flight leader" because that flight of basic trainees won every award that was available for a flight of basic trainees to win while going through basic training. 

     Lon's basic trainee flight competed with 29 other flights of trainees weekly, and they won first place in the squadron for seven weeks in a row.  That was a remarkable achievement that may not have ever been accomplished before.

      One of the perks received for being in first place was having a T.V. in the flight's barracks.  They were the "outstanding flight" of basic trainees for the entire 30 flight squadron several times. 

    Airman Willoughby learned later - that at the time the basic training program was almost completed for his flight  - the two instructors for his flight of basic trainees had recommended to the squadron commander (an Air Force Major) that airman Willoughby should be assigned to the Instructor Training School

     That eight weeks education and training course was also located at Lackland Air Force Base. 

     Airman Lon Willoughby did not have any choice in that decision.  He was immediately transferred directly to the Instructor Training School as soon as he completed the basic training program. 

     He learned that he was going to be educated and trained to become an Instructor for Air Force basic trainee recruits, like the two instructors that had taught him throughout his basic training. 

Instructor Training School

     The Instructor Training School was a complete education system; they had their own barracks for instructor trainees; they had their own chow hall (also used by the nearby Officer Candidate Training School Program); they had the classrooms, overhead projectors, movie projectors, microphone sound systems, and other equipment that was needed for that special instructor education and training program.

     It was an excellent instructor training program; the students were taught public speaking skills and classroom education and training skills.

     Students were also taught to develop very strong voices that could command 60 marching troops, marching in the commonly present Texas wind, and all 60 troops needed to hear every marching command clearly and distinctly.  

     Having grown up on a small farm, and having gone to a small high school, airman Lon Willoughby had not learned any of those special skills so he had a lot to learn during those eight weeks. 

     If he was going to be an Air Force Instructor, he wanted to be a very good instructor, so he applied himself well and progressed well in the instructor education and training program

     After eight weeks of special education and training, airman Lonnie Willoughby was graduated near the top of the class of 60 students in the USAF Instructor Training School in the fall of year 1955. He had gained some weight while in the Air Force, and he now weighed 145 pounds. 

Instructor Work

     For the next 18 months, he was an "academic instructor" and a "drill instructor."  He taught education classes in a classroom about various military subjects to flights of basic trainees at Lackland Air Force Base.  He also taught all of the "drill" (marching) and the "exercise" activities. 

     Airman Willoughby lived in the barracks with each new flight of basic trainees (60 men) that were assigned to him and one other instructor. 

     Each instructor had a private room, and the basic trainees had double bunk beds (upper and lower level beds) in an open bay area in the two story barracks that housed sixty new Air Force airmen recruits

     In the summer of 1956, Airman Willoughby had an opportunity to fly to North Carolina on a military transport aircraft, and he chose that opportunity to travel back to Tabor City, North Carolina and marry his high school girlfriend (Margaret). 

     She had recently been graduated from the four years of college that she had attended in North Carolina.  (Margaret was two years ahead of Lon in her education.)

     Lon's father purchased a basic lower cost new Ford automobile for him as a wedding present.  He and Margaret traveled back to San Antonio, Texas in that car (with a V-8 engine). 

     They moved into a small furnished apartment in San Antonio that was about ten miles from the Air Force Base.  Airman Willoughby then drove his Ford automobile to commute for his instructor work at the Air Force Base five days each week (Monday through Friday). 

    He taught several academic subjects, and he had a professionally developed lesson plan for each subject that he taught. 

    The lesson plan for each  class subject helped ensure that the instructor would teach all of the important topic points in optimum sequential order in a competent professional manner. 

     One of the subjects that Lon taught to each new class of basic trainees was about Brain-washing - How to Recognize Brain-washing and How to Overcome It (if a captured U.S. airman was being subjected to brain-washing actions and techniques by enemy military personnel).

Brain-washing Education

     That special brain-washing education was very helpful to Lon Willoughby many years later as he considered how medical doctors and medical nurses get seriously "brain-washed" when they go through their complex medical education and training.   

Brain-washing about the medical profession   

     You will learn in this revealing report that Lon's special education about "brain-washing" was very important to him in his later evaluation about how American adult citizens get "brain-washed" badly about the medical profession in America.

American Judicial Systems

     You will also learn herein that American adult citizens are usually "brain-washed" badly about judicial systems in America.

     This true autobiographical report will explain in some detail that Lon has had a lot of personal litigation experiences. 

     Those very important litigation experiences enabled him to be qualified to educate many American adult citizens about the surprising and disgusting and frustrating level of deceit, fraud, and self-serving judicial corruption that is apparently common practice in many American courts (State courts and Federal courts).

     This is very important "special education" that can help many American adults learn why they should try to avoid becoming victims of expensive judicial litigation that can be disgustingly corrupt

     Lon realizes that many American citizens spend thousands of dollars, and lots of time and very frustrating and stressful efforts involved in litigation actions that they later wish they had avoided getting into. 

     But you see, they had not been educated to understand the very serious potential dangers involved with litigation actions in many American courts. 

     Most adults in America have been brain-washed to believe that American courts are some of the best and most ethical courts on this planet.

     From his extensive personal litigation experiences, Lon Willoughby knows that those brain-washed beliefs are absolutely wrong

     He has more than 18,000 hours of litigation experiences in American courts, at most levels of state court and federal court litigation, from the bottom level courts to the top level court (the U.S. Supreme Court). 

    Lon's personal litigation experiences taught him that American courts can be, and frequently are, outrageously unfair, unethical, and corrupt

     He learned that members of the legal profession get away with their self-serving unfair, unethical, deceitful, and fraudulent litigation actions, schemes, and tactics - again and again, year after year, causing a lot of unfair and unethical litigation and judicial corruption

     Why are they able to continue doing those things?  Because the judicial systems are routinely corrupted in self-serving ways - that benefits members of the legal profession (attorneys, lawyers, and judges). 

     Lon's extensive litigation experiences taught him that outrageously unfair, unethical, and corrupt self-serving litigation and judicial actions have apparently been going on routinely in American courts for many years (probably for 100+ years)

     Fortunately, visitors can learn very important education about litigation in American courts in Lon's very revealing autobiographical true report. 

   Lon's Military Brain-washing Education

     Lon's special military education in the subject of "brain-washing" enabled him to be uniquely qualified to understand why he should teach very important special education about brain-washing to many American adult citizens using our education breakthrough "free to review" education websites. 

       Lon will come back to this brain-washing subject later and explain how that special education was very important to him many years later when he was learning about natural healthcare concepts.

     This introductory Advanced Natural Health Concepts education website shares some very important "education" that can improve the lives of many American adult citizens in very important ways.

     At age 85, Lon knows how to help American adult citizens become more knowledgeable and smarter about some very important subjects that can help American adult citizens a lot.  Stay with Lon for a remarkable very important and valuable "free to review" education.

Change of Military Career Fields

     During year 1957, Airman First Class Willoughby had an opportunity to change military career fields, from being a USAF instructor of basic trainees (an "academic instructor" and a "drill instructor") to become a USAF electronics technician

     He was enabled to do that by completing 33 weeks of RADAR education and training at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi (summer 1957 to early 1958).  

     As a reward for being a successful instructor for about 18 months, Airman Willoughby was offered a special opportunity to choose any one Air Force school he wanted to attend out of about 400 education schools that were available to him.

      His USAF mental aptitude tests had shown that he had a good balance of aptitudes that qualified him to attend any education and training schools that were available in the USAF for enlisted airmen.

     Lon was technically minded, and he was very interested in learning about electricity and electronics.  He chose to attend the long-range RADAR school because it was the longest electronics school available to him (33 weeks of electronics education and training).

     Airman Willoughby quickly moved his wife from their apartment in San Antonio, Texas to her parent's home in Tabor City, North Carolina for the 33 weeks period that he would be in training at Keesler Air Force Base in the summer of 1957 to early 1958. (Located in Biloxi, Mississippi - right beside the Gulf of Mexico gulf coast area.)

    During the third week of the RADAR technical education and training program, Airman Willoughby had an opportunity to voluntarily compete in a selection process that would choose a successor  Squadron Student Leader for the training squadron of about 300 airmen electronics technician trainees.

     The current Squadron Student Leader was about to be graduated in his electronics training program, and he conducted a competitive selection process to choose a student airman to succeed him as the Squadron Student Leader.  

     He responsibly interviewed and evaluated each of the several airmen that were voluntarily competing in that selection process.

     After due consideration of all of the voluntary applicants for that leadership position, he selected Airman First Class Lonnie Willoughby to be the successor Squadron Student Leader

The White Rope

      Airman Willoughby had observed that the Squadron Student Leader wore a "white epaulet" right shoulder decoration daily that distinctly identified his leadership and management position in the squadron of student airmen trainees.