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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything


I thought I should say something, lest you all worry overmuch.

I am getting better now. The hospital I mentioned called me last night, and offered me the prescription I had begged for a week ago, and admitted their mistake. I told them I already had been given one from a competent doctor.

It’s boring being sick and boring hearing about it I’m sure. I have friends on these here intarnets who have much more serious troubles than I do, many that have no end. My thoughts turn to them.

I love and adore my wife. She cared for me while I was ill, as she does always. It is a marvelous thing, to find a person who says the words at the church and means them. It seems rarer than it used to be. Find yourself such a person, and cleave to them, and return the volley they send every day over your net.

What a cool hand she has on my fevered brow.

5 Responses

  1. “When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls. Her husband, entrusting his heart to her, has an unfailing prize.”

    — Proverbs 31:10-11 New American Bible

    Remember from this little quote that your own vocation is to “entrust your heart to her” each day.

    I share your good fortune in marriage. The longer this daily miracle goes on for me, the more I think about these words.

  2. Very glad to hear you are on the mend, my friend. I pray you will not overextend, lest this trend not extend and you meet a bitter end.

  3. Yay! Mrs. Cool Hand Cottage.

    [What we have hyah is a failure tah communicate…

    Shakin’ the tree, Boss!]

  4. If you don’t want my peaches don’t you shake my tree.

    Mrs Sippican really shakes my tree.

    Thanks, everybody.

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