Monday, June 04, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness.

Post 220 - - - - - Monday, 4th June, 2007.

Hello Everyone ~~ Another day ended for some of us, and just
beginning for the rest of us. I hope your weather has been nice
for you. It was cool again here, as Winter is 4 days old, but it has
not been too bad yet. The gas heater is keeping me warm. As has
the raking and sweeping of Autumn leaves - there are plenty of
them around. We have had a nice lot of rain and some strong
winds which help them fall.

A friend sent me this article about Breast Cancer Awareness, so
I am posting it for you to read. Thank you Vicki.

In memory of Belinda Emmett, in appreciation of Kylie Minogue
and Olivia Newton-John and anyone else you know who has
been struck down by cancer.

A handsome middle-aged man walked quietly into the cafe and
sat down. Before he ordered, he couldn't help but notice a group
of younger men at the table next to him. It was obvious they were
making fun of something about him, and it wasn't until he
remembered he was wearing a small pink ribbon on the lapel of
his suit that he became aware of what the joke was all about.

The man brushed off the reaction as ignorance, but smirks began
to get to him. He looked one of the rude men square in the eye,
place his hand beneath the ribbon and asked, quizzically, "This?"

With that the men all began to laugh out loud. The man he had
addressed said as, he fought back laughter, "Hey, sorry man, but
we were just commenting on how pretty your pink ribbon looks
against your blue jacket !"

The middle-aged man calmly motioned for the joker to come
over to his table and invited him to sit down. The guy obliged,
not really sure why.

In a soft voice, the middle-aged man said, "I wear this ribbon to
bring awareness about breast cancer. I wear it in my mother's

"Oh, sorry dude. She died of breast cancer ?"

"No, she didn't. She's alive and well. But her breasts nourished
me as an infant and were a soft resting place for my head when I
was scared or lonely as a little boy. I'm very grateful for my
mother's breasts and her health."

"Umm," the stranger replied, "Yeah."

"And I wear this ribbon to honour my wife," the middle-aged
man went on.
"And she's Okay too?" the other guy asked.

"Oh. yes. She's fine. Her breasts have nurtured and nourished
our beautiful daughter 23 years ago. I am grateful for my wife's
breasts, and for her health."

"Uh huh. And I guess you wear it to honour your daughter also ?"

"It's too late to honour my daughter by wearing it now. My
daughter died of breast cancer one month ago. She thought she
was too young to have breast cancer, so when she accidentally
noticed a small lump, she ignored it.

She thought that since it wasn't painful, it must not be anything
to worry about."

Shaken and ashamed, the now sober stranger said, "Oh, man, I'm
so sorry mister."

"So in my daughter's memory, too, I proudly wear this little ribbon,
which allows me the opportunity to enlighten others. Now, go
home and talk to your wife and your daughters, your mother and
your friends. And here," The middle-aged man reached in his
pocket and handed the other man a little pink ribbon.

The guy looked at it, slowly raised his head and asked, "Can you
help me put it on ?"

Do regular breast self-exams and encourage those women you
love to do the same. Have regular mammograms - a little bit
of discomfort is better than maybe losing your life.
Please pass on the importance of breast cancer awareness.

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle, Please
keep this candle going.

Some Housekeeping Tips - - - -

It is time to clean the refigerator when something closes it from
the inside.

The best mini-vac for an after meal clean up is the dog.

Keep it clean enough to be healthy, dirty enough to be happy.

Never make fried chicken in the nude.

You make the beds, you do the dishes, and six months later
you have to start all over again.

My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

If guys were meant to hang up clothes, door handles would
be bigger.

Though shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.

Simplify - - - hire a maid.

When writing your name in the dust on the table, omit the date !!

Goliath's Grief !! Why was Goliath so surprised when David hit
him with a stone. Because nothing like this had ever entered
his mind before.

The Angry Atheist. The story is told of the Atheist who accosted
a preacher, "Do you believe in eternal life?" The preacher has no
time to reply. "Well it's a load of rubbish," shouted the athiest.
"I believe in science, evolution, survival of the fittest, and when
we die, that's it. No eternal life, no great judgment, and no God."
The atheist continues his assault against the preacher, "Eternal
life. Ha Ha it's all pie in the sky when you die." "When I die that's
it, the end, no eternal life, no nothing.. I will be buried 6 feet
under and I'm utterly convinced that will be the end of me."

"Well thank God for that." replies the frustrated preacher."

What do you get when you cross an atheist with a Jehovah
Witness.? . . . Someone who knocks on your door for no
apparent reason.

It wasn't the apple that caused the trouble in the Garden of
Eden; it was the pair on the ground.

Nelson Mandela is sitting at home watching the telly, when he
hears a knock at the door. When he opens it, he is confronted
by a little Chinese man, clutching a clip board and yelling,
"You sign, you sign." Behind him is an enormous truck full
of car exhausts. Nelson is standing there in complete amaze-
ment, and the Chinese yells louder, "You sign." Nelson says
to him , "Look, mate, you've obviously got the wrong bloke,
Push off " and shuts the door in his face.

The next day, he hears a knock at the door again. When he
opens the door, it's the same little Chinese man back with
a huge truck of brake pads. He thrusts the clip-board under
Nelson's nose, yelling "You sign, you sign." Mr. Mandela is
getting a bit hacked off by now, so he shoves the little Chinese
man back shouting, "Look, push off. You've got the wrong
bloke. I don't want them." He slams the door in his face.

The following day, Nelson is resting, and late in the afternoon, he
hears a knock at the door again. On opening it, the same Chinese
man is thrusting a clipboard under his nose saying, You sign. You
sign." Behind him are two very large trucks full of car parts. This
time, Nelson loses his temper completely, he picks up the little man
by his shirt front and yells at him; "Look, I don't want these. Do you
understand? You must have the wrong name. Who do you want to
give these to?"

The little Chinese man looks at him very puzzled, consults his
clipboard, and says. "You not Nissan Maindealer ?"

Three young boys were walking on the sidewalk arguing over
whose Daddy was the greatest. One said, "My dad is the
greatest because he is president of the town bank.

The second boy said, " That is pretty good, but my daddy owns
two grocery stores in town !!"

The third boy said, "That's nothing, my dad is a preacher, and
he owns hell. He came home last night and told my mom that
the Church Board gave it to him !!"

One day a mailman was greeted by a boy and a huge dog. The
mailman said to the boy, "Does your dog bite ?"
"No," replied the boy.

Just then the huge dog bites the mailman. He yelled, "I
thought you said your dog didn't bite." The boy replied,
"He doesn't, but that's not my dog !!"

Short Runway - - - Airhead Airlines, Flight 101, is coming
in for a landing, and the pilot is freaking out. The sweat is
jumping off his brow, (Plane landing and screeching to a
halt.) He turns to the co-pilot and he says, "Man, that is
the shortest runway I ever landed on." The cp-pilot says,
"Yeah, and so wide !!"

Time to hit that button again folks. Have a great week
ahead and enjoy your lives. Love and Best wishes to all.
See you next time !! Cheers, Merle.

Post 220 - - - - - Monday, 4th June, 2007.


Kathy said...

Hi Merle Glad the blues won for you.
They are breathing down the Eagles Neck's! Hope they do okay
Keep safe .


"Early Bird" said...

Thank you so much for sharing the Breast Cancer Awarenes...I wish more men would do the same...another thing to remember is men can get breast cancer too...I worked in a hospital where one of the doctor's had to have his breast removed...if you can imagine...

Jeanette said...

Dear Merle. I think a lot more people are aware of breast cancer these days, especialy with the breast screen vans traveling around country towns every 2 years, but theres always a few out there that say it wont happen to them. Great jokes its not my dog... take care, keep warm xoxox

Susie said...

Great post for breast cancer awareness. So many are not aware that breast cancer does not discriminate among sex, age, or race.
It just is an evil beast to all it touches.

JunieRose2005 said...

Thanks for this post, Merle.
This is something worth reading for everyone. I will pass this on.

The jokes were fun-as always.


Gledwood said...

My Mum had stage II breast cancer last year. Thankfully she's in all clear now. (As all clear as you can be within one year.)

I noticed in your profile you're into "all Colleen McCoullough" - I read the Thorn Birds a few months ago ... and I really HATE romantic novels normally... but this was fantastic. And I've never been to Australia but she seemed to evoke it really clearly!

Blogging on the internet but don't have a mobile phone? How unusual!

PEA said...

Hello dear Merle,

Sounds like you're really into the winter mode now! Feels like winter is coming back here...after a few days of very hot and humid weather, tonight it's 5c and the high tomorrow will be 10c...they're saying rain mixed with snow! Ugh! I had to cover all my flowers tonight and will do so again tomorrow night.

The breast cancer awareness story is beautiful and very touching. Loved all the jokes and quotes too!!

Bedtime for me now! Take care my friend xoxo

Mountain Mama said...

Breast Cancer Awareness post is so important. Thank you for sharing this.
I did get a chuckle from your funnies, especially the one about Not frying chicken in the nude.
Gives a whole new meaning to the term, "fried Chicken Breast" doesn't it? LOL

Val said...

Thanks for the Breast Cancer Awareness story, Merle.

Some of those housekeeping tips are spot on. I like the one about sweeping the room with a glance as part of housekeeping.

Ava said...

Very touching pink ribbon story. I wish that everyone knew what they were all about.

UKBob said...

Hi Merle, it seems strange to hear you talking about sweeping up Autumn leaves. I'm busy planting up the summer bedding at the moment so have plenty to keep me busy. Bob.