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Health and Disease

Cancer An adult friend asked Christina what she would like for her eighth birthday. The small child, diagnosed with neuroblastoma, rubbed her hand over her bald head, then rested her face in her hands and said, “I don’t know. I have two sticker books and a Cabbage Patch doll. I have everything. (Christina, age 12, Alpena, Michigan) – Erma Bombeck, I Want to Grow Hair, I Want to Grow Up, I Want to go to Boise – Children Surviving Cancer – Although the strain had been building slowly in both of us, particularly over the seven months of chemotherapy, we both came unraveled rather abruptly …It seemed that one day we were fine, and then the next day life came apart at the seams like a cheap suit. – Ken & Treya Wilber – Bert was 5 years old and fighting neuroblastoma. He loved to draw. One day when he was asked, “Are you going to be an artist when you grow up?” he said indignantly, “I am an artist.” – Erma Bombeck – Cancer …

Love the Skin You’re In

At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all. – Ann Landers (1918-2002) – Beauty comes in all sizes, not just size 5. – Roseanne Barr – Becoming the new feminine ideal requires just the right combination of insecurity, exercise, bulimia and surgery. – G. B. Trudeau – Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can’t put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you’re doing it from a position of correction. – Kevyn Aucoin – But I think the first real change in women’s body image came when JLo turned it butt-style. That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now. Men were free to admit that they had always enjoyed …

Weight and Diet

All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening. – Alexander Woodcott – Amazing. You hang something in your closet for a while and it shrinks two sizes. – Author Unknown – Ewes not fat, ewes fluffy. – Author Unknown – I am in shape. Round is a shape. – Author Unknown – I asked the clothing store clerk if she had anything to make me look thinner, and she said, “How about a week in Bangladesh?” – Roseanne Barr – I figured out Victoria’s secret. Starvation and liposuction. – Mel Fine – If nature had intended our skeletons to be visible it would have put them on the outside of our bodies. – Elmer Rice – I hate 4 letter words… diet – dust – cook – wash – iron. – Author Unknown – I keep trying to lose weight but it keeps finding me. – Author Unknown – I’m fat, but I’m thin inside. Has it ever struck you that there’s a thin man inside every fat man, …

Age

30 is a nice age for a woman – especially if she happens to be 40. – Author Unknown – Age doesn’t always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone. – Author Unknown – Age is not important unless you’re a cheese. – Helen Hayes – Age lets you be the person you would have been, if you hadn’t been so busy being the person you were earlier in life. – Margy – Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul. – Douglas MacArthur – Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. – Jim Fiebig – Age is like the newest version of a software — it has a bunch of great new features but you lost all the cool features the original version had. – Carrie Latet – An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have: the older she gets, the more interested he is in her. – Agatha Christie, news summaries, 9 March 1954 – As a graduate of the Zsa …