Today I would like to share with you a favorite product of mine: PAIN FIXX!
How it began: Several years ago, there was a product out on the market that was selling like crazy. It was a topical product to relieve pain. Garland bought this product, tried it and liked it. He then set out to improve this product and sell it at a more economical price. Shouldn’t everyone be able to afford pain relief? In his own kitchen, with trial and error, he came up with the perfect mix of natural products ( MSM, Aloe Vera, etc) that would work. He named this product PAIN FIXX, and began taking it to the farmer’s market. He and his wife handed out sample after sample for people to try. The response was amazing and soon he struggled to keep up with the demand. He then turned to Cosmetic Specialty Labs to produce his secret recipe and bottle it. Now, fifteen years later, they continue to set up every Saturday at the OSU Oklahoma City Farmer’s Market. He ships this product all over the world and the return customers have become friends through the years.
About the product: PAIN FIXX is guaranteed to work in three minutes. There is no burning or medicine smell. It has been used for arthritis, sore joints and muscles, aches and pains, muscle cramps, athletic strain, sunburn, and much more. It comes in a 4 ounce bottle and retails for $19.95.
About the creator: Garland Sims, my dad, is the maker, of PAIN FIXX. A couple of years ago for Father’s Day, I shared a bit of what I’d learned from him through the years and I thought it appropriate today, to share it again, on his HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Sit up Straight. Keep your shoes picked up out of the floor. Whoever cuts the watermelon gets to eat the heart…..watermelon requires salt. Daddy’s don’t tell their children when they feel bad….at any age. 🙂 Daddy’s provide for their wife and babies at any cost. The dog and the onion story. Be a good host. (ess) If you see an enemy, approach them with a hello & firm handshake. (& watch em squirm) No one goes to a football game to see the marching band…except for the parents. Never send a postcard to a boy when you are on vacation unless you are serious about him. Carry jumper cables in your car even if you DON’T know how to hook them up. Don’t run out of gas a 2nd time. It’s just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor one. Don’t have a Sunday School attitude in life or folks will take advantage. You can teach an old dog new tricks…..if “you” are willing to learn! Absence makes the heart forget. Never forget the elderly…..they need advocates/friends. Keep your yard trimmed and do it yourself…you need the exercise. Get a degree even if you think you won’t need it. You will need it. Keep your revolver on an empty. Girls are good shots. Chiggers are painful. READ and read more. Learn a new word everyday and use it! Do your research. Don’t believe it just because it’s on the news or comes out of a preacher’s mouth. Go on vacations. Relax! Drinking wine won’t send you to hell. You must have fruit trees in your backyard. Be a good neighbor, but not an annoying one. Don’t loan it unless you can afford to lose it! Just because they are “blood” doesn’t mean you have to answer the phone every time. Don’t call me after 9pm to tell me a bad/sad story…..grant me a good night’s sleep first. You can count your true friends on one hand…..all others are acquaintances. Grandchildren are less trouble and more fun cause you can send them home! I could elaborate more….but I will stop here!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DAD!!! MUCH LOVE! (and strawberry birthday cake!)
In celebration of my dad’s birthday…let’s do a give away! To qualify for the give away, you need to have “LIKED” Stuff I Tell My Sister on Facebook OR signed up to receive us in your e-mail directly. (look to the right of this post and you can accomplish either of these!) Once you have done that, simply place a comment in the reply area of today’s blog. Tomorrow morning we will announce our winner of a Happy Birthday Bottle of Garland’s PAIN FIXX!
(For those of you interested in purchasing Pain Fixx, it is available through my dad, Garland Sims for $19.95 a bottle. You may contact him at email@example.com (e-mail) or 405-799-7079. Be sure and tell him Paula sent you!)
A very wise man, your dad. And I hope we get to hear the dog and the onion story someday!
HA, well in SHORT, Christi ~ when we were being picky eaters at home, (you were not to say “yuck” or ” I don’t like that” to mom’s good cooking) daddy would tell us about the dog he used to have that was a picky eater. He said the cure for this was to put an onion in his dog pen. It might take a couple of days, but you’d know the dog was ready to eat what they gave him when the onion was gone! Use this story on any fickle eaters at your house!! LOL! ( this, of course, was a nightmare to me as I hated onions!! haha)
😉 I know! We have laughed about this threat for years….then used it on our boys!
I had the privilege of working for this wonderful man for several years. I was young and as young people go I didn’t REALLY have any idea what a positive influence he would have on my life. He had a great work ethic and I learned so, so much from him that still influences me today. What makes me a little sad is that in my youthful foolishness I did not learn everything that I could have nor take advantage of all the opportunities that I believe he would have made available to me. He was/is a blessing in my life!. Happy Birthday, Garland!
I forwarded this to him, Karen. Thanks for your sweet reflections!
you forgot to mention don’t stay out past curfew or ill come looking for ya…….
And he DID TOO! And it was me, you and one time, Sharon (his secretary) and another you, me and I THINK, Connie (Lingle). HAHAHA!
How could we forget. He need not speak just tower over us….. 🙂
A very heartwarming story!! Keep ’em coming!! I lost my Dad to Cancer in 1985 and still miss him every day!! You are Blessed to still have your Dad 🙂
You are right, Ms. Dottie, very blessed ~
I remember a few of those “come looking for you” moments in my (and in our daughter’s) youth! And one of my daddy’s favorites: “You need to remember that we live in a small town; I WILL find out”. He’s been gone since 1977 but his words still linger – Thank God!
and that was the NOT so great part of living in a small town….too many people knew who you belonged to! ha (later I determined that was the good part, too….usually)
A few things I remember, growing up with Daddy Sims (and there are many many more)…sitting across the gym from him, watching him do the “sit up straight” move and everyone on the opposite side of the gym adjusting their posture…meeting him while driving down the road, he always did the finger wave…his hiring me for my very first job in his office—I was pretty pathetic but he (and Karen, too..thanks, Chicky!) gave me a chance and gave me something to put on my resume…he sat in a papasan chair and ate popcorn every night…Pain Fixx is also a cure for sunburn…
Don’t think it was ever his intention to take me on to raise but I appreciate him letting me hang out! Love ya and Happy Birthday!
I didn’t remember you working at dad’s office! It was great that we were able to know and love each other’s parents growing up. Even get in trouble, sometimes! ha! Loved your sweet Mama and Papa Green can still make me laugh ~ ♥♥♥
Garland sounds like a really great man. Hope he has a wonderful day!
yep, Beth…he is awesome~
Awe! Great story! Your dad is very wise! Blessings on his birthday!!!
Will pass that along, Shalena! ty!
Garland, you never cease to amaze me!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday.
ain’t it the truth, Connie! 😉
wow, thanks paula! what a great story!!! so happy for ur dad. happy birthday to him:-) i am going to have to get some of that, we could use it for sure! does it work on headaches too??!
Well you don’t drink it, Holly! 😉 But I rub it on knots in my shoulder and neck. Then I place one of mom’s heated cornbags on my neck, it feels so good then. You can also rub it on your temples or forehead for relief. It absorbs really fast!
I remember when you posted the birthday tribute last year, I found it touching, thanks for sharingit again. … Now about that Pain Fixx… I might just need it with all the workouts I’m getting!!! LOL
ty~ ♥ the pain fixx is a great help for aches, pains and muscle cramps, too ~
I lost my dad when I was 20. About the same time I began dating Paula.(1981) I met her dad and immediately formed a great friendship. I have been very blessed to have Garland as my father-in-law.He has been one of the most influential men in my life, and I am always mindful of how lucky I am. Thanks G!! (and Happy Birthday)
CONGRATS TO CONNIE LINGLE, our Pain Fixx winner from yesterday’s giveaway! Woohoo! It’s always fun to WIN!
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