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Old 03-14-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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A Story and some Irish Blessings

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? Penicillin.

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.


AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH:

I hope it works...

May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
and may you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead.
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Well, lemme dust off Ye Olde St. Patrick's Day Joke:

What's green and sits outside on St. Patrick's Day???





Patty O'Furniture.


Yeah. I know it's lame, but it's all I've got. Maybe there's one person on earth who hasn't heard it yet.
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If someone wishes you "The top of the morning", tha appropriate reply is "And the rest of the day to you".
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What can this Catholic boy say?
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snopes.com: Alexander Fleming's Father and Winston Churchill.

Interesting story but wrong
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There's always one in every crowd. I liked the story.
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There's always one in every crowd. I liked the story.
I bet Doc told his kids there was no Santa Claus either
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I bet Doc told his kids there was no Santa Claus either
Yeah. What he said.
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I could tell my joke again if it would make you feel better.
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Considering what Churchill did to the Irish and the French, it's a pity an opposite story didn't happen.
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Which one are you Cliff??
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