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Ted from Australia National Friendship Week (6) National Friendship Week 24 Oct 99


From a post received to day To all those I consider friends......thought ya'd like this.

Here you go friends,
- Subject: NATIONAL FRIENDSHIP WEEK, A NEAT STORY
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,". said the nobleman. "Let me take him and give him a good education. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll grow into a man to make you proud."
And that he did. In time, Farmer Fleming's son 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 nobleman's son was striicken with pneumonia. What saved him? Penicillin.
The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill.
His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.
People often say: 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.
..Dig like you like moving dirt
It's National Friendship Week Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND.

Pass this on, and brighten someone's day.
Nothing will happen if you do not decide to pass it along.
The only thing that will happen, if you DO pass it on, is
that someone might smile, because of you.


Regards Ted


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