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Monday, October 25, 2010 1 Comment »
Every once in a while, someone sends me something that just tickles my funny bone.  I got this today & it is too cute not to share.

Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, living in Miami , are all excited about their decision to get married.  They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore.. Jacob suggests they go in.

Jacob addresses the man behind the counter:

"Are you the owner?"
The pharmacist answers, "Yes."
Jacob: "We're about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?"
Pharmacist: "Of course, we do."
Jacob: "How about medicine for circulation?"
Pharmacist: "All kinds."
Jacob: "Medicine for rheumatism?"
Pharmacist: "Definitely."
Jacob: "How about suppositories?"
Pharmacist: "You bet!"
Jacob: "Medicine for memory problems, arthritis and Alzheimer's?"
Pharmacist: "Yes, a large variety. The works."
Jacob: "What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson's disease?"
Pharmacist: "Absolutely."
Jacob: "Everything for heartburn and indigestion?"
Pharmacist: "We sure do."
Jacob: "You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?"
Pharmacist: "All speeds and sizes."
Jacob: "Adult diapers?"
Pharmacist: "Sure."

Jacob: "We'd like to use this store as our Bridal Registry."

A Blessing on your House

Friday, October 15, 2010 4 Comments »
Fiddler on the Roof is one of my all-time favorite musicals.  I thought of the lyrics to one of the songs this week; it's from Tevya's Dream.  "A blessing on your house, Mazel Tov, Mazel Tov!"

For those of you who may not be familiar with the Yiddish expression, "mazel tov", it is used as a response when someone has had particularly good fortune, or has celebrated a significant milestone in their life.   Someone tells you they just had a baby?  "Mazel tov!"  To the new bride & groom?  "Mazel tov!"  Just got a promotion at work?  "Mazel tov!"  Although it translates literally to "good luck", it's really used to say "Way to go!" or "Congratulations!".  It's always said with great joy and exuberance. 
 
Well, one of my friends, Ms. M.  has come through a particularly rough patch.  She is in the process of reshaping her life and moving forward on new paths.  Part of her journey involved selling her home of many years and moving to a different house.  The journey has not been easy, and the journey is by no means complete, but this Saturday marks a significant milestone for her. 
 
Ms. M. is having a House Blessing.  I'd never heard of a House Blessing before, but what a terrific idea.  She has invited family and friends to her new home to participate in a House Blessing service conducted by her church's pastor. What could be more meaningful than  inviting God to come into your home and be a part of it?  And what a wonderful thing to share with your friends.  The house will be blessed, we will rejoice with her in having achieved this milestone, and we will reaffirm our support of her on her journey. 
 
Way to go, Ms. M.!
 
"A blessing on your house, Mazel tov!  Mazel Tov!"