Tuesday, December 25, 2007

He Actually Did This - A Christmas Chuckle

I want to relate a little story about something my brother, Ricky, did.  He was the first-born male after 3 girls, 8 of us total, and he always got preferential treatment no matter how many times we heard "We love you kids all the same."  I think it made him a bit lopsided in his view of the world, the way he thought about things, processed information.  Anyway, poor Prince Richard had poison ivy once, and asked another brother, Chris, what he should do.

"Oatmeal is really great for rashes, poison, ivy, try oatmeal."  says Chris. 

So a few days later, Chris gets this phone call from Ricky, who's iching and scratching and just plain miserable.  He says: 

"The oatmeal didn't do a thing, Chris - I ate 6 bowls and nothing happened."

This is a true story in the continuing saga of my incredible family.

Have a sweet day - merry Sol Invictus!  Happy Christmas! 

18 comments:

ab45yui said...

Now that was funny, LOL.  I had to send that one out to my family for a chuckle of the day!  

pharmolo said...

Merry Christmas, Cathy

ksquester said...

Great story.  Merry Christmas and enjoy the day and the New Year.  Anne

valphish said...

LOLOLOL  I immediately knew what was going to happen as soon as I read "oatmeal".  Call it ESP.  LOL  Oh my!  Silly Ricky.  I used oatmeal for an allergic condition and it worked so well... in the bathtub.  LOL  Merry Christmas, dear heart.  I LOVE YOU!! xox
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lsfp1960 said...

LOL...but did his cholesteral go down?  That's a good one!   Linda in Washington state  

bhbner2him said...

LOL  Well, he may have lowered his cholesterol.  ;o)  -  Barbara

rockoned7 said...

Hi Cathy, Merry Christmas from a long way away.

Your story reminds me, of the time my friend went to the doctor's with back pain problems and he was prescribed painkillers which upset his stomach badly but were no use in aiding his pains. The doctor then prescribed some suppositories and suggested they would work better.

Again nothing happened to aid his ills.

On telling his friends about this, I included, we asked him how were the pills the doctor gave you he said "they did nothing for me as I would have been better sticking them up my backside!"

To date we always remind him of that statement during the times we wish to share a laugh. So I really liked yours.

As you know us Scots like our oatmeal as it is good old fashioned porridge to us. It hasn’t reduced the chances of heart attacks on our natives yet, cholesterol reducing or not, as we have the highest incidents of that, in the whole of Europe.

Just for the historical you, when we made our porridge we added salt for preservation and used a drawer like receptacle to place this in, whilst still hot. Later, when set, it would be cut and used with milk or something as part of the main meal of the day. It was used until finished and then another batch was used. Sometimes it was placed in a wooden bucket.

Scot’s porridge oats. Plain raw oatmeal! ED

gaboatman said...

Cathy
As a very long-time lurker here, let me wish you, too, a Merry Sol Invictus!  Sweet Saturnalia!  And a very happy Christmas!  Yes, your words, but you've covered the bases beautifully and I can think of no better wishes!  All the best to you and yours in 2008!  ps, I loved this story, LOL!
Sam

ma24179 said...

That was just to funny!! Thank you, I really needed that laugh. I know what you mean by parents have favorites as well, my brother is also one.-Missy

wwfbison said...

LOL, that is funny ~ I had a good chuckle with this one.
Lisa

patrice21459 said...

Hi Cathy,
What a laugh, sounds like something my Steven would do.
Hope you girls don't let him near your face packs. lol!!!
Merry Christmas and all my very best wishes
Pat  x x

mutualaide said...

Oh goodness ... I would have laughed myself silly after that phone call.   A lopsided view of the world indeed!

gazker said...

LOLOL, I take it he was supposed to eat it then?
Gaz xx

gehi6 said...

Well, all brothers' minds don't run in the same channels!  I think I have a vague recollection of hearing about this remedy but since poison ivy does not grow in our area I am not that aware.  I am checking out the stars in your area.  I don't know anybody close who star watches either.  Otherwise I wouldn't be so ignorant and I wouldn't be such a bad singer if someone in the family had sung when I was young!  Star watching must be a source of deep satisfaction, living evidience that the universe is a great deal more complex and vast than we sometimes think it is.  Star watching must expand our horizons whether we like it or not!   Gerry  

lanurseprn said...

HA HA HA!! Thanks for the chuckle!
Pam

jmorancoyle said...

    Great story!
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PS:  A very merry Christmas to you and yours, and happy holidays as well.

preciousone25 said...

That's SO FUNNY!  I cracked up!!  When he finally rubbed it on, did it actually work??  Have heard of the remedy, but never knew anyone that has tried it!!

Joann

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