Saturday, November 22, 2008

Cataracts and Causes

No, this post isn't about the causes of cataracts, it's actually about two separate things. The cataract part comes in because my dad had cataract surgery done on Thursday. Being the comedian that he is, I decided to take pictures with my camera phone and post them to my blog. I love my dad to death and he has a great sense of humor. I felt sorry for our poor nurse Daisy as he kept razzing her. Seriously, my dad has been through a lot in his short life of 75 years. When he was 18, he had throat cancer. That was quite a while ago and the treatments weren't what they are today. The cancer came back again when I was a baby but being the strong willed person that my dad is, he beat it the second time around too. He's also had hernia surgeries and other things.

For all he's been through, my dad is pretty healthy today and am so glad that he lives close so Gracie can see granpda or papa as she has been calling him often.

On to the other part of my title, causes. As the holidays approach and we all get busy and the economy isn't in the greatest shape, so money is tight, we tend to forget about those that are less fortunate than us or just need a boost. Stacey from my mom's board, posted two things that are minimal in cost and takes very little time.

The first one, only costs a stamp and you can brighten up a soldier's day and let them know how thankful you are for their service to our county. When you are making out your Christmas cards, send one to the following address:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

It only takes a minute of your time so add the above address to your card list.

The other cause can be found at the following link:

For every stamped letter to Santa received, Macy's will donate $1 to the Make a Wish Foundation up to $1000,000

See it doesn't cost a thing, only a little bit of your time and a stamp or two. So pass that holiday spirit around and get writing.

Dad before his surgery. No he didn't convert, they put a dot over the eye that they are going to do surgery on.

Dad the jokester

Arrr said the pirate. When we took my dad to the doctor the next day, Gracie was afraid of grandpa's patch and kept taking peeks at him.

1 comment:

William and Bobbie said...

Hope your dads feeling better. .... thanks for posting the address for the christmas cards...hope you dont mind if i post it on my site too..have a great thanksgiving!