The Aging of Prosthetists
J E Mankowski
jon at webwings.net
Thu Mar 28 16:45:05 PST 2002
Thanks, Lindsay, for helping to remove those nasty land mines in
Vietnam....a few of which i had undoubtedly planted during my brief stay
back in 1968.
I, too, have donated to various organizations including Adopt a Minefield
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lindsay Nielsen" <lanielsen at mindspring.com>
To: "Amputee Information Network" <amp-l at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2002 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: The Aging of Prosthetists
> Really funny Wayne! Since I graduated in '73, this hasn't really happened
> Thank you Wayne for contributing to my Adopt-A-Minefield fundraising. I am
> running the London Marathon on April 14 as one of the runners for the
> Adopt-A-Minefield Project. We are trying to raise enough money to pay for
> clearing of a land mine field in VietNam. My fundraising is limping along
> anyone else would like to sponsor me in my run, please email me.
> ( lanielsen at mindspring.com) It is tax-deductible, and I really need your
> any amount will help get us closer to our goal.
> I had a dream last night that I went on the radio to talk about the
> the next morning when I got up, my husband told me that the phones were
> off the hook and that we had raised $50,000. I was so happy and then I
> that I was afraid this was only a dream. He assured me we were awake, and
> woke up and was doubly sad.
> MN hasn't been the greatest weather wise for running long runs this month,
> was done on a treadmill and one in a ten below zero wind-chill. My running
> partner hauled off and slugged me during the run, unusual for such a
> but she was only out there to support me so I felt it was well deserved.
> Lindsay Nielsen
> Wayne Renardson wrote:
> > While waiting for my first appointment in the reception room of a new
> > prosthetist, I noticed an impressive certificate which bore his full
> > Suddenly I remembered that a tall, handsome lad with the same name had
> > in my high school class some 30 years ago.
> > Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought. This
> > balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was far too old to
> > been my classmate.
> > After he had examined my stump, I asked him if he had attended the local
> > school.
> > "Yes," he replied.
> > "When did you graduate?" I asked.
> > He answered, "In 1972."
> > "Why, you were in my class!" I exclaimed.
> > He looked at me closely and then asked, "What did you teach?
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