Fleming!

If you would like to post a topic on the Beethoven Bulletin Board but you cannot find an appropriate location... post it here!

Moderator: Nicole Marie

Fleming!

Postby lliam » Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:57 pm

National Friendship Week!
---------------------------
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 the bog. 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 door 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 with the level of education my 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 of."

And that he did.

Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, he 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 pneumonia.

What saved his life this time? Penicillin. The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's name? Sir Winston Churchill.

Someone once said:
What goes around comes around.
Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.

It's National Friendship Week

Send this to everyone you consider a FRIEND.
Pass this on, and brighten someone's day.

Nothing will happen if you do not decide to pass it along.

The only thing that will happen, if you DO pass it on, is that someone might smile because of you. :) :) :) :) :) :)
Lliam.

I spent 90% of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted - George Best
lliam
2nd Chair
 
Posts: 1698
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2000 1:01 am
Location: Darlaston - West - Midlands - U.K.

Re: Fleming!

Postby Rudy2toot » Tue Apr 06, 2004 2:26 pm

:)
Rudy
Rudy2toot
4th Chair
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2004 1:01 am
Location: Ft. Myers FL

Re: Fleming!

Postby piqaboo » Tue Apr 06, 2004 3:18 pm

:)

If they are Flemish, are they phlegms? ;)
Altoid - curiously strong.
piqaboo
1st Chair
 
Posts: 7135
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:01 am
Location: Paradise (So. Cal.)

Re: Fleming!

Postby BigJon » Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:58 pm

Urban Legend according to Snopes.

BigJon
Even a blind nut finds a squirrel once in a while. – Me! Feb 9, 2001
BigJon
2nd Chair
 
Posts: 1158
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2003 12:01 am
Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Re: Fleming!

Postby piqaboo » Tue Apr 06, 2004 5:21 pm

Flemish phlegms are an urban legend? WOw!
Altoid - curiously strong.
piqaboo
1st Chair
 
Posts: 7135
Joined: Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:01 am
Location: Paradise (So. Cal.)

Re: Fleming!

Postby shostakovich » Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:37 pm

Nice post, Lliam.
Shos
shostakovich
1st Chair
 
Posts: 3393
Joined: Sun Nov 26, 2000 1:01 am
Location: windsor, ct, usa

Re: Fleming!

Postby lliam » Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:47 am

Originally posted by shostakovich:
Nice post, Lliam.
Shos
Cheers Shos. :)
Lliam.

I spent 90% of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted - George Best
lliam
2nd Chair
 
Posts: 1698
Joined: Tue Nov 07, 2000 1:01 am
Location: Darlaston - West - Midlands - U.K.

Re: Fleming!

Postby Serenity » Wed Apr 07, 2004 9:41 am

Phlegmish?
Serenity
1st Chair
 
Posts: 4666
Joined: Sun May 18, 2003 12:01 am


Return to Culture Connections

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot]

cron