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|Subject: Irish Luck Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:27 pm|| |
His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.
There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.
The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings. An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.
'I want to repay you,' said the nobleman. 'You saved my son's life.'
'No, I can't accept payment for what I did,' the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel.
'Is that your son?' the nobleman asked.
'Yes,' the farmer replied proudly.
'I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.' And that he did.
Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.
Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia.
What saved his life this time?
The name of the nobleman?
Lord Randolph Churchill .. His son's name?
Sir Winston Churchill.
Someone once said: What goes around comes around.
Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth.
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|Subject: Re: Irish Luck Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:55 am|| |
Thanks for sharing !
Yes we should give like there no tomorrow, for what we ask, God will provide....Uncle Ah Tee, please give me 7-7 next game ...Thanks !!!
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|Subject: Re: Irish Luck Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:26 am|| |
Doesn't benefit me much as I discovered very early in life that I am extremely allergic to penicillin, and the whole family of products with ...illin at the end of their names.
I still remember my doc's warning not to contract any diseases from misbehaviour, because penicillin was the only cure for those disease. So much so that I don't even dare get near to people like Irene, Elene, Jolene.......
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|Subject: Re: Irish Luck Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:35 am|| |
A Great Story, Thanks.
But I gotta take issue with:
"Sing like nobody's listening".
If I hear one more Karaoke "country road" I'm pulling out a gap wedge and smashing the "box" to smithereens. Gonna pound it like "mochi"
|Subject: Re: Irish Luck Today at 8:46 pm|| |
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