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June 11, 2008


Peg Graham

Melissa- sending big hugs....now for the giggles:

Animal testing is a bad idea. They get all the answers wrong.

Q: Why did the bird go to jail?
A: Because he was using FOWL language!

Feel better soon!

Debbi M

My granddaughter called Sunday and said "Grandma come see my red-neck swimming pool." Her daddy had put a 4 foot ladder next to the fishing dock to get in and out of the pond. It's the little things that make the memories so great. God Bless You and you're in our prayers in Missouri.


My 3 year old and I were driving in the car and a car pulled out in front of me. I said "Hello car". My son said "Mom cars don't even talk". You gotta love these little ones that bring so much joy and laughter in our lives.

Have a great day :)


Hi Melissa,
This is just a minor setback. I am sure in my heart they are going to find nothing but it's better to be safe than sorry. You have been through so much. I am hoping and praying this is just a minor bump in the road for you.

Your hair even though you are post surgery looks fabulous. It's a great length and is so beautiful and thick. I am glad it looks so great. I remember seeing photos of you along the way and it wasn't as beautiful as it is now.

My mom is a 5 year breast cancer survivor and I know how hard this is on yourself and your family. I am going to pray for strength and courage for you to get through the rough days and to smooth sail through the easier ones. Let's hope there will be lots more easier ones to come in the coming days, weeks months and years!

With love,

betty lou

My great-niece #2, Bella, started Kindergarten back in August, and after a few weeks, she told her mom "NOT" to sign her up for next year! (She had been on a soccer team and knew that you had to sign up, but she did not want to be signed up for 1st grade!!) I am happy to say (since I am a teacher) that she ended the year liking school and wants to go to 1st grade!!

Melissa, keep smiling!! Remember, life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain! Put those dancing shoes on and boogie!!

Debbie N.

I got this in an email yesterday from my boss:
"Proofread carefully to see if you any words out."(At first I thought, hey you're not so
good at proofreading yourself, but later I found out it was a light hearted joke.)
Take Care.


It is so great to see you up and smiling!
Here is a little story that probably makes me look like the worlds worst mother ever! LOL
The other night my DH, my 7yr old and I were having movie night. John told Zoe that What about Bob is one of my favorite movies and maybe we could watch it that evening. We checked the rating and it said PG on it. I remembered that there was one certain part that was going to need to be skipped over because of some naughty language.

Well I apparently forgot one of the other scenes. Zoe and I are sitting on the loveseat all snuggled up and an old lady in the movie says "son of a b*tch" and Zoe starts laughing and says "son of a b*tch" in a whisper to herself. Thinking it is a hilarious phrase. John and I look at her and go WHAT did you just say? She says it again, and I go honey that is a bad word! You can't say that. And she goes Ohh Momma, I am sorry I had no idea, I thought it sounded funny.

So needless to say What about Bob was quickly taken out of the DVD player and replaced with Shrek 3.

Have a great day Melissa and hopefully your recovery is making great leaps!


Im totally drawing a blank for anything funny-that always happens when Im asked for something funny to say! Wishin you my best in any case!

kristine hanson

I try to find something funny in every day with my kids, I am a stay at home mom and sometimes that is not easy! ;) this afternoon the UPS truck came to our neighbor's house, my 4 year old yelled "mom it's the disney truck!" hmmmmm might show I have bought things from the disney store a few times, I just thought it was so cute. I had to explain to her that the big brown UPS truck delivered more than just Disney things to people.


Here is a joke a got via email the other day and it made me crack up. I do not know how many times i have answered someone to find out they are on their cell phone talking to someone else....

> This could happen to you.
> I was barely sitting down when I heard a voice from the other stall saying:
> "Hi, how are you?"
> I'm not the type to start a conversation in the restroom but I don't
> know what got into me, so I answered, somewhat embarrassed, "Doin' just fine!"
> And the other person says:
> "So what are you up to?"
> What kind of question is that? At that point, I'm thinking this is too bizarre so I say:
> "Uhhh, I'm like you, just traveling!"
> At this point I am just trying to get out as fast as I can when I hear another question.
> "Can I come over?"
> Ok, this question is just too weird for me but I figured I could just
> be polite and end the conversation I tell them "No.......I'm a little busy right now!!!"
> Then I hear the person say nervously...
> "Listen, I'll have to call you back. There's an idiot in the other
> stall who keeps answering all my questions

Laura Hutchinson

Keeping you in my prayers. Thank goodness for the internet and bloggers...imagine how many people are praying for each other!


Ok Melissa, here's a funny boob joke from one breast cancer SURVIVOR to another:

Students in a Biology class were taking a mid-term. The last question was, Name 7 Advantages of Mother's Milk, and the question was worth 70 points, ten for each advantage. One student found it hard to think of 7 advantages and he struggled to think of things but he finally came up with:

1. It's the perfect formula for the child.
2. It provides immunity against several diseases.
3. It's always at the right temperature.
4. It is inexpensive.
5. It bonds the child to mother and vice versa.
6. It's always available.

At this point, the student was stuck and couldn't think of a 7th advantage but just before the bell rang, he wrote:

7. It comes in such cute containers.

And the student got an A.

Who would have thought that such cute containers could cause so much grief and emotional turmoil after a breast cancer diagnosis! Many blessings to you, Melissa. Be strong and always think BEST outcome, rather than worst. Sending love and hugs your way.....Elena


I'd like to share a movie line from Horton Hears A Who, that my daughters (4 and 7) just love to repeat to me over and over.

(the character Bubbly, talking about her speck): "In my world, everyone is a pony...and eats rainbows....AND POOPS BUTTERFLIES!!!"

Everytime they tell me this line it's like a freight train...the closer the get to the punch line, the louder and more giggly they get.

I can't help but smile every.single.time I think about it.

Hope it made you smile too, Melissa. Feel well!


Hi Melissa! Hugs to you! Prayers are continuing to go up! ;) I love this quote from one of my favorite movies, "Steel Magnolias - "Smile - it enhances your face value." Truer words have never been spoken. :) I also love the quote, "Never fear tomorrow for God is always there." I hope you are having a wonderful week! I'm so glad that you can feel our love and prayers for you!! Big hugs!!

Dana Klinkner

I will share a conversation I had recently with my 7 year old daughter. We were both getting dressed and ready in the morning before school. She had brought her clothes into our room and we were talking. All of a sudden she goes, "Mommy, will I grow up to be a woman like you someday?" to which I reply, "Of course you will dear, and what a beautiful and wonderful woman you will be!" , her response...."But mommy, will I grow boobs like you when I'm a woman?" Oh my, I'm thinking, I had no idea the conversation was going to go this direction, "Um yes dear, you will grow boobs when you're a woman but don't worry about that now." She then blurts out, "When my boobs grow on me will they point to the floor like yours do or will mine point out?" Shocked and hysterically laughing at this point I grabbed her and hugged her and told her that thankfully her boobs will point out when they grow in. Ahhh, the unexpected and hysterical candid moments with kids! :)

Hope that made you smile! And speaking of women, you are an amazing woman and I admire you so much. Blessings and hugs!
Dana K.


I was helping my parents clean out the desk drawers before painting the house and having new carpeting installed. I found a piece of paper with license plate numbers on it. The last one was the NY plate number of my boyfriend (now husband of 15 yrs) who was in the Marine Corps. at the time. I asked my dad what this was. He laughed, and asked me what he used to do when I went out on a "date" in high school and college. He would always walk outside and watch us drive away. Come to find out, his sole purpose of walking us outside was to get the license plate number of the person who was driving.

That list is still in the desk drawer today.


Ok.... a cute , rated R joke...........

Why was the snowman standing outside with his pants down???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

you're gonna love this......................

He was waiting for the SNOW BLOWER to come along!!!!!!!!!!!

oh come on-it was cute!!!!!!


Hey Melissa. I am praying for you and your family and I hope this long journey will be over with soon with wonderful results for you.

When I saw the posts to post a funny story, the one that popped in my mind is something that happened to me last year at a Memorial Day picinic. I have a little boy, who was a baby just crawling at that time. We went to my sister's mother in law's house for this picinic. The day was so hot and humid, I took my little guy inside so he could play on the floor.

There was a little girl who was 4 who was there and was playing in the family room when we took my son inside. She was very friendly and funny. Well, the family room was the man gathering place because a big Nascar race was on. The children were playing on the floor and all of a sudden the men all yelled, "Oh no, man!" which caused all of us to look up at the tv at the same time. The camera had gotten a close up of a red car that was having a very bad wreck. The little girl who had obviously seen the Disney Cars movie watches this car wreck and screams, "Oh my God, Lightning McQueen has just wrecked!" My sister and I busted out laughing because she was so serious, she thought the character from the movie had wrecked. We assured her that it was ok, it wasn't Lightning McQueen and she went back to playing with her My Little Ponies. My sister and I giggled the rest of the day.

I hope this story gave you a chuckle too.



Just found your blog Melissa, you are so strong and brave, massive hugs and kisses to you.

My favourite line is quite simply

'Do it, just do it...'

from the new starsky and hutch movie, I laugh so hard every time xxxx

Jennifer Jensen

My four year old came and sat on my lap the other day and said..."Mom, I want to take my freckles off of my nose." He only has a little cluster of freckles on his nose, but not really anywhere else on his face. I said, "We don't want to do that. Those freckles are so cute and they make you unique." After explaining what unique meant and him realizing there is no one else out there just like him, he decided that the freckles would stay. Thank goodness, because I am not sure what we would have done if he still thought they should go. :)
Just like my son, you are very original and unique and we are lucky to have you as a part of our lives to help us create amazing pages to remember special little stories like this. Thank you for that!


Congrats to you for making it through! What a long haul girl! Way to go! Be strong and you are doing great!

A short little laugh I read on a gas station board today :

If gas cured PMS no one, not even a man, would mind paying THESE prices!

Loved it!
Best wishes to you!

Wendy Lust

My husband is a teacher in the local high school. Being a relatively small town, both our children had him as a teacher. One day he came home and asked me what time our daughter went to bed the night before. I said I had checked on her around midnight and she was still studying, why? He replied that she was sleeping in his class! A short time later when she got home I told her that her father said she had been sleeping in his class and he was not pleased. She said, "But Mom, you don't understand. He just talks and talks!" History teacher. And now you know the rest of the story.

Katherine McKamey

Okay -this is silly but it always makes me giggle ...

When the twins were only 2 or 3, they both liked to watch Sleeping Beauty (the movie) and my daughter would ask for it by saying "Mamma, Super Booty pease?" And my son would follow that up with "Demember Momma? Super Booty? Dat's the girl dancin' wid the anmals in da tees!"

Everytime I remember those two saying "Super Booty" I just dissolve into giggles.

Today, though as 'big 7 yr olds' they are quick to correct DH & I if we say her name wrong. It is bittersweet to have them grow up so fast!

Katherine M


I have 2 daughters and they make me laugh often. I just love the honesty and creativity of kids. They see the world thru much more beautiful eyes...and they remind me of the most important things in life on a daily basis. My funny story today is a joke my husband started with our older daughter. When it was bath time he would pretend to smell her armpits and say "pew!" She now holds up her armpits (we call them pits) and makes us pretend smell them each night before bath. The other day a friend was staying with us for the weekend. On Saturday morning, I told my daughter and friend that I was going to go take a quick shower. My daughter looked our friend in the eye and said very seriously, "do you want to smell Mama's pits? She can't shower until you do" The look on my friends's face was priceless. Of course we didn't make her smell my armpits and I did manage to take the shower. I guess this might be one of our stranger family jokes. I hope you are well today. I am inspired by your beauty and creativity...be well.

Kerryn - Australia

My MIL has just returned from a visit to her homeland - England. She was gone for 9 weeks and my kids missed her terribly. We all did for that matter.
Anyway, she has found she almost has to relearn alot of things now she is back in her own home. First, she couldn't remember how to turn her TV on, then she told me yesterday she stood in her kitchen for 5 minutes trying to remember where her drawers were LOL. Her kitchen isn't that big! Isn't it funny how being in other peoples homes for a period of time and then returning to your own can put you out of sync for a while.
Keep smilin'.

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