Marty's Joke of the Day

Marty's Joke of the day is an internet column that I've written for more than 5 years.
I tell humorous stories about my "sweet wife" and raising our 4 young sons, named #1, #2, #3, and #4.
After 5 years of story telling, in August of 2005, doctors found a brain tumor in son #4.
Our focus here has changed little as we still try to find humor in our lives.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

10/13 - Dogs in the Twilight Zone!

Hair is nice

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Read in Rod Serling's voice in... “The Twilight Zone”

Imagine, if you will a little boy with a vivid imagination. Not
any ordinary little boy, but a special little boy. A four-year-
old, fourth son, in a happy family of four boys with two parents
who love them all. This is a special little boy who not only
loves his family, but also his “grandma neighbor”, his mailman
friend, and his home nurse ‘Michelle’. Imagine if you will for a
moment that he’s a very sick little boy who doesn’t know it, or
at least doesn’t care that he’s sick. A boy who only wants to
laugh, play, and give love to anyone and anybody he can.

Our story today starts with our little boy getting his PICC line
dressing changed by his home nurse ‘Michelle’. Son #4 had a
particularly bad day last week with his dressing change, so
nurse Michelle promised to bring him a piece of cheesecake on
her next visit. Son #4 was surprised on Monday when she brought
an entire 12-piece-4-kind chocolate cheese cake. Son #4’s family
happily agreed to help him dispose of the ‘extra’ pieces. As
nurse Michelle leaves on this day, son #4 and his (Shweet)
momma(!) go outside to wish her a good day. Son #4 says, “Let’s
check the mailbox” So they do. Son #4 exclaims, “Look, there’s a
dog in our mail box!” (Shweet) Momma(!) plays along, “Really,
what color is he?” “He’s just like Buddy. White with brown spots
on him.” The little boy replies. Then he looks down the street
and sees his mailman friend delivering mail just up the street.
He waits with excitement. When the mailman arrives, (Shweet)
Momma(!) takes the mail while son #4 explains to his mailman
friend that there is indeed a second dog in the mailbox for the
mailman. The mailman thanks son #4 and drives to the next house.
Son #4 is excited about giving one friend a dog, so he runs
across the street to “grandma neighbor” and drags her to her
mail box. “See! There’s a blue dog in there for you too!” She
thanks him and gives him a hug. Son #4 has accomplished his goal
of giving his love to anyone he can, without a care in the world
for himself.

I wish I could be more like son #4.

Have a great weekend, and
For those of you who get this as email...
Enjoy today’s Jokes!

p.s. Got a quick photo of the family on the blog site, just
before we shaved our heads... I think I like us better with

Reader Comment Section:

"Rejoice, for the steps of a righteous man are ordered of God"..
I truly feel that whatever decision you make for your child will
be the correct one.
~Glenda B.


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