I was putting away our Christmas cards, and I came across this one that I thought I'd share with EHell...
The writers of this newsletter are friends of my MIL; we've met them a couple of times. Nice people, in their 70s or 80s I believe. We've gotten a newsletter from them these last several years, generally in rhyme. I've written out this years, as a special post Christmas treat for EHellions:
(this section from husband)
2006 and what a life
We both came under surgeon's knife.
It started out in May with me
Threatened having the big "C"
And that was bad, what made me madder
Was dealing with a stopped up bladder.
Surgery was not much fun
But then the fun had just begun.
And it was a plumbing enhancer
And, thank God, no sign of cancer.
With meds and tests and oils and lubes
And coping with a bunch of tubes
Then it was finished, it was done
And the battle, it was won.
September, August and July
The temperature was more than high.
To sit by fans it was the rule
For weeks and weeks of staying cool.
So that was that and that was me
Then it was a turn for "B".
We knew she had a problem coming
The doctor said it was her plumbing.
Then he, of course, smiles and suggests
That you must have a dozen tests
And endure an operation
And there is a complication.
Afterward we heard his answer
You have a little bit of cancer.
Fortunate he said we are,
It really hasn't gone that far
And a little chemo will ensure
Your body will be strong and pure.
And so that was 2006
'Twas good and bad and quite a mix.
We now are feeling fine, thank Heaven
As we near 2007.
Our wish for you is quite sincere
God bless, good health, this coming year.
PS: It's bad enough just getting older,
Now (wife) fell down and broke her shoulder,
So now her arm is in a sling
And monthly chemo 'til the Spring
We'll beat these challenges by Heaven!
And we'll enjoy 2007.
There's also a drawing of husband in bed with an IV, wife in bed with an IV, and their dog with his back leg in a cast ("even doggie had surgery!").
I do so enjoy getting their newsletters!