Gee Mail

All that stuff that the grandparents forward….


Leave a comment

Thought we all could use a laugh

While I sat in the reception area of my doctor’s office, a woman rolled

an elderly man in a wheelchair into the room. As she went to the

receptionist’s desk, the man sat there, alone and silent. Just as I was

thinking I should make small talk with him, a little boy slipped off his

mother’s lap and walked over to the wheelchair. Placing his hand on the

man’s, he said, “I know how you feel. My Mom makes me ride in the stroller too.j


As I was nursing my baby, my cousin’s six-year-old daughter, Krissy,

came into the room. Never having seen anyone breast feed before,

she was intrigued  and full of all kinds of questions about what I was

doing. After mulling over my answers, she remarked, “My mom has

some of those, but I don’t think she knows how to use them.”


Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old granddaughter, Carolyn,

I got a little wistful. “In ten years,” I said, “you’ll want to be with your

friends and you won’t go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now.
Carolyn shrugged. “In ten years you’ll be too old to do all those things anyway.”


Working as a pediatric nurse, I had the difficult assignment of giving

immunization shots to children. One day, I entered the examining room to give four-year-old Lizzie her injection.
“No, no, no!” she screamed.
“Lizzie,” scolded her mother, “that’s not polite behavior.”
With that, the girl yelled even louder, “No, thank you! No, thank you!”

On the way back from a Cub Scout meeting, my grandson innocently said to my son, “Dad, I know babies come from mommies’ tummies,

but how do they get there in the first place?”
After my son hemmed and hawed awhile, my grandson finally spoke up in disgust, “You don’t have to make up something, Dad.

It’s okay if you don’t know the answer.”


Just before I was deployed to Iraq, I sat my eight-year-old son down and

broke the news to him. “I’m going to be away for a long time,” I told him.

“I’m going to Iraq.”
“Why?” he asked. “Don’t you know there’s a war going on over there?”


Paul Newman founded the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children

stricken with cancer, AIDS, and blood diseases. One afternoon, he and

his wife, Joanne Woodward, stopped by to have lunch with the kids.

A counselor at a nearby table, suspecting the young patients wouldn’t

know Newman was a famous movie star, explained, “That’s the man

who made this camp possible. Maybe you’ve seen his picture on his

salad dressing bottle?”
Blank stares.
“Well, you’ve probably seen his face on his lemonade carton.”
An eight-year-old girl perked up. “How long was he missing?”


God’s Problem Now!
His wife’s graveside service was just barely finished, when there was a

massive clap of thunder, followed by a tremendous bolt of lightning,

accompanied by even more thunder rumbling in the distance. The little old

man looked at the preacher and calmly said, “Well, she’s there.”


Keep a SMILE on your face ~ And a SONG in your heart!

A smile – is a sign of joy.

A hug – is a sign of love.

A laugh – is a sign of happiness.

And a friend like me? – Well that’s just a sign of good taste!

We’ll be  friends until I’m senile.  Then we’ll be NEW friends.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s