National friendship week
Once there was a man. 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
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
out 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
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
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
What saved his life this time? Penicillin.
The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill.
His son's name?
Someone once said: What goes around comes
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.
It's National Friendship Week. Send this to
everyone you consider A FRIEND.
Pass this on, and brighten someone's day.
AN IRISH FRIENDSHIP WISH: You had better send this back!! Good Luck!
I hope it works...
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
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