Sun May 08, 2005 10:11 am

This was an E-mail sent to my wife last night--

1. My mother taught me to APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just cleaned."

2. My mother taught me about RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle
of next week!"

4. My mother taught me about LOGIC.
"Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me about FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

6. My mother taught me about IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

7. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
"You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

8. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks like a tornado went through it."

9. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

10. My mother taught me about the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

11. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
"Stop acting like your father!"

12. My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of children in this world who don't have
wonderful parents like you do."

13. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."

14. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it when you get home!"

15. My mother taught me about MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they'll freeze that way."

16. My mother taught me about ESP.
"Put your sweater on. I know you'll be cold."

17. My mother taught me about HUMOR.
"When that lawnmower cuts off your toes, don't come
running to me."

18. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

19. My mother taught me about GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."

20. My mother taught me about WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you'll understand."

Mon May 09, 2005 10:48 pm


Thanks for the chuckles. That sounded so much like my MOM :!: I love her dearly, and she used come out will kinds of similar witicisms when I was growning up. I used to wonder if they were true or if she made em up as she went along. She really has a very British sense of humour especially for a French Canadian with not Brit in her at all.

I had a lot of chances the last 4 days to be thinkin on this as Mother's Day approached. My Mom is 70 and has raised 6 kids, they all grew up with their heads screwed on right - well almost all of them. I sometimes wonder about me.

Late Thursday night we got a call from my youngest brother Ron, my Mom had just been taken from her apartment by ambulance with chest pains and difficulty breathing. That was scary as I know the feelings all too well. Seems she had an angina event at home. A couple hours later she had her first heart attack.

She is currently in ICU, they are still trying to stabilize her and it has been 3 days. She is being transferred to the Ottawa Civic Heart Institute as soon as she is somewhat stable. I guess Em and I will be leaving for Ottawa Friday or Saturday.

This all depends on my health, which to say the least has been up and down for the past month, but we just may have to go anyways. I missed talking to her tonight as I spent most of the evening in bed myself, but the nurses say she is resting comfortable.

We are praying all will be well and that the angiogram will be done sooner thna later this week.

Thanks again for the chuckle... I needed that :roll: :lol:

Mon May 09, 2005 11:58 pm

Rudi, Sorry to hear about your Moms illness. I have prayers reserved for her speedy recovery. And as for you, Keep taking vigilant care of yourself.

Tue May 10, 2005 4:34 am

God bless you and your mom Rudi. I will add her to our prayer list. I need to know her name but in the mean time we will pray for her as Rudi's mom.

Bill & Bev

Tue May 10, 2005 7:51 am

Rudi, your Mother will be in our prayers.

Tue May 10, 2005 8:00 am

You bet Rudi. Thoughts and prayers on the way!

Tue May 10, 2005 9:13 am


Her name is Doris.

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, it is appreciated. I will try to be around as much as possible, but we are just awaiting clearance from my Docs to be able to head up to Ottawa. As soon as I am cleared to travel and we know what is happening, off we shall be. Well at least that is the plan.

Tue May 10, 2005 7:12 pm

Rudi, we will be thinking of you and your mom and including her in our prayers too. Hang in there pardner :)