What Goes Around

 

Someone once said:
What goes around comes around.



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. Let me provide him with the level of education
my own son will enjoy.
If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of."

And that he did.  Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, 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 same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia.

What saved his life this time? 
Penicillin.

The name of the nobleman?
Lord Randolph Churchill.

His son's name?
Sir Winston Churchill.

 

It's National Friendship Week.

So I'm sending  this back to
Fay who is my Special Friend.



Work like you don't need
the money.

Love like you've never
been hurt.

Dance like nobody's
watching.

Sing like nobody's
listening.

Live like it's Heaven
on Earth.

So I'm passing this back
to you, Faye,
to help  brighten 
your day.



AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH:

May there always be work
for your hands to do;

May your purse always hold
a coin or two;

May the sun always shine
on your windowpane;

May a rainbow be certain
to follow each rain;

May the hand of a friend
always be near you;

May God fill your heart
with gladness to cheer you.



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