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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

10/19 - Hey Punk'n Seed!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

3/33 = 9% - Only 30 more treatments to go

While driving around today, I heard that our grocery store was
selling pumpkins for 9¢ a pound. This was the same store that
sold them for 8¢ a pound last year. (Click for story) But, it’s
still the cheapest place around.

One of the rules that we have is that in order to pick out a
pumpkin, you have to first be able to lift it. This year, the
pumpkins in this batch were huge. We dug and dug and couldn’t
find one that son #4 could lift. (or that we wanted him to try)
So, we bent the rules a little and ‘helped’ him lift his 18
pound pumpkin. With our 6 pumpkins, we ended up with over 125
pounds this year. Good thing we’ve got another family night or
two to cut them up and decorate them!

What to do with 125# of pumpkin

For those of you who get this as email...
Enjoy today’s Jokes!

Treatment update: son #4 was none too happy during yesterday’s
treatment. The only excuse he came up with was “dad didn’t come,
so I was scared.” So, I went with him today. He just played
around and didn’t seem to notice I was there. But, he acted a
lot calmer when they put him under today. His left ear is
starting to turn red. Something to ask about tomorrow.

Reader Comment Section:

Hello! I have been following the news daily through email about
your wonderful family, and your precious Son No. 4. All of you
remain in my prayers! I pray not only for healing, but that all
of you feel God's presence right there with you!
~Your Friends: Thair and Chadwick the guide dog


  • At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Kristin, mom to Genna & Andrew & Rosie said…

    Hi, Marty & gang--
    Thinking of you and praying for #4 muchly...our G-bone hates when Daddy doesn't come to the hospital, but after a full year of there & back he just can't come every time...he knows how you feel about that one. I don't like it much either! ; )

    By now you're down one more treatment...any grand fandango planned for the end, something to look forward to (other than the bliss of "done"?)?

    Have fun with the pumpkins--with 125 lbs of pumpkin, hope you all love pumpkin seeds!


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