We tried so
hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I’d like better.
I’d really like for them to know about hand-me-down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meatloaf sandwiches. I really would.
I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated. I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car.
And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.
It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your dog put to sleep. I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.
I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother. And it’s all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he’s scared, I hope you let him.
When you want to see a movie and your little brother wants to tag along, I hope you’ll let him.
I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely.
On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don’t ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won’t be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.
If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one. I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books. When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head.
I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.
May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole. I don’t care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don’t like it. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.
I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle. May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.
I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your neighbor’s window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.
These things I wish for you - tough times and hard work, disappointment and happiness. To me, it’s the only way to appreciate life. Written with a pen.
Medicine is the best medicine. - Doctors Anonymous
A young doctor means a new graveyard. - German Proverb
The best doctor gives the least medicines. - Benjamin Franklin
Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse. - Elizabeth Kenny
My doctor tells me I got a communications disease. - Archie Bunker
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. - Erma Bombeck
A man without a woman is like a neck without a pain. - WC Fields
A half doctor near is better than a whole one far away. - German Proverb
A doctor whose breath smells has no right to medical opinion. - Martin H. Fischer
A smart mother makes often a better diagnosis than a poor doctor. - August Bier
Where there is laughter there is always more health than sickness. - Phyllis Bottome
Sleep, riches, and health to be truly enjoyed must be interrupted. - Johann Paul Friedrich Richter
The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir. - Thomas Fuller
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love. - Sophocles
Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger. - Allen Klein
My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live. - Kanye West
You purchase pain with all that joy can give and die of nothing but a rage to live. - Alexander Pope
I recently became a Christian Scientist. It was the only health plan I could afford. - Betsy Salkind
Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents. - Peter Mere Latham
But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what's in it. - Nancy Pelosi
Show me a Jewish boy who doesn't go to medical school and I'll show you a lawyer. - Milton Berle
Physiology is the stepchild of medicine. That is why Cinderella often turns out the queen. - Martin H. Fischer
There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. - Erma Bombeck
The practice of medicine occurs even in primitive society, but law accompanies civilization. - Saying
We don't come to Canada for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves. - Prince Philip
Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon. - Dag Hammarskjold
You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea. - Pearl S. Buck
When you’re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours. - Unknown
You might be a nurse if you firmly believe that "too stupid to live" should be a diagnosis. - Unknown
Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It's like medicine - very healing. - Max Irons
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood, I'd just type a little faster. - Isaac Asimov
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind, the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity. - Arthur Schopenhauer
The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot. - Jay Leno
Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health. - Julia Child
You pretty much can't get away from bacon or whiskey in the South. Put a doughnut in it and you'd be good to go. - Hillary Scott
It was so quiet, a reservation kind of quiet, where you can hear somebody drinking whiskey on the rocks three miles away. - Sherman Alexie
You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned. - Fay Weldon
It's a funny relationship that makeup artists have. I always feel kind of like a dentist. People look at me and think of pain. - Rick Baker
Do something everyday that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. - Mark Twain
When I was born the doctor came out to the waiting room and told my father, "We did everything we could... but he pulled through." - Rodney Dangerfield
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