Friday, December 08, 2006

What goes around


This is Friday and it is my given write to blog Bullshit all day. I found this story and though everybody may enjoy this.
His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to eke out 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 slowand 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 take him and give him a good education.If the lad is anything like his father, he'll grow to a man you can be proud of."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 stricken with pneumonia. What saved him? Penicillin.The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill.His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill..

16 comments:

cathrine the gr8 said...

i like, i like
very good post to end the week. positive

etain_lavena said...

In life you need to do the good without wanting compensation, the good will follow you back. Everything moves in a circle.
This was very interesting Lee!

etain_lavena said...

Haai Lee, I saw now your links to other blogs, how nice is that!!
I really like it.

Sunny Gecko said...

Hey...

Most peeps would have taken advantage of the offer... I like humble people. every action has a reaction....

Lee said...

@ Drizz thanks Hun

SaM-GiRL said...

awww, what a feel good blog to end the week off with. thanks hun!

Nosjunkie said...

no probs sammy babe.

Stiffla said...

whatz the oposite name for churchill??





van niekerk

Nosjunkie said...

ha ha SMART ASS

Gremlin said...

LOL Stiffy.

mmmm can you believe it I have no comment...

Irene said...

Hi! Just wanted to thank you for visiting my blog. I was very much touched by what you said about your father. I'm sure he was a perfectly wonderful man who loved you dearly. Be grateful that you have great memories of him to keep within you for always. =)

I'm enjoying your blog and will definitely be back again. Have a great weekend ahead!

C said...

One turn deserves another. I have seen this in email chain letters. It is a great story.

Claudia said...

I have seen the story but it's always a nice one. Amazing how things circle each other.

Flutopia Unchartered said...

oohh okay!!..although penicillin was very useful during the war..but it never did a lot of good on the frontline..except for morphine of course..hehe!! anyway nice entry

Marra said...

Hmmm...I would have asked for whiskey. But I guess a better world for my son would truly give me tears of joy. To think we could have lost 'ol Churchill? I think that would've been a sad day for humanity. If you carry one like this lee, I would have to buy "feeling down pills". I woul dbe happy all the time...wait...that is good! Please carry on...

Lee said...

Sorry Marra, but I promise that I will be going back to my normal deep philisphical bullshit soon.