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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 10, 2003
"Patience is how you act while you're waiting." - Joyce Meyer
Submitted by Kiri Hyatt
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman, in his 80s, presented to have sutures removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.
I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing that it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch, and decided that as I was not busy with another patient I would evaluate his wound. On exam it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.
While taking care of his wound, we began to engage in conversation. I asked him if he had a doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for awhile and that she was a victim of Alzheimer Disease.
As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound I asked if she would be worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in 5 years now. I was surprised, and asked him. "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?" He smiled as he patted my hand and said.." she doesn't know me, but I still know who she is."
I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought that is the kind of love I want in my life.
By Cheryl Shoemaker, Copyright (c) 2002 , This is a true story that happened one busy day in the Emergency Dept where I am a nurse.
Submitted by Thurman Petty
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
Kids Ideas about Moms
Part 2 of 2 [Oct 3, 10]
The following are different answers given by school-age children to the given question:
Why did your mom marry your dad?
1.- My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my mom eats a lot.
2.- She got too old to do anything else with him.
Who's the boss at your house?
1.- Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dads such a goofball.
2.- Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3.- I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.
What's the difference between moms and dads?
1.- Moms work at work and work at home, and dads just got to work at work.
2.- Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3.- Dads are taller and stronger, but moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you gotta ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
What does your mom do in her spare time?
1.- Mothers don't do spare time.
2.-To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.
What's the difference between moms and grandmas?
1.- About 30 years.
2.- You can always count on grandmothers for candy. Sometimes moms don't even have bread on them!
If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
1.- She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2.- I'd make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
Source: Quotes of the Day, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Subscribe_Quotes_of_the_Day
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
As the mother of three children, I always fixed breakfast for us before they and I left for school. One morning when I arrived at the middle school where I teach, I noticed a young man hanging around my desk as I readied my supplies for the day.
"You sure smell good today, Mrs. G," he said.
"Why thanks, Bobby," I replied, trying to remember which perfume I had squirted on before leaving the house.
"...you smell like bacon!"
The moral to this story is that men of ALL ages will respond to THIS perfume!
Source: Clean Laffs, http://www.shagmail.com/sub/sub-jokes.html
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Source: ArcaMax New Sites, http://www.arcamax.com