Mudcat Café message #187640 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #18737   Message #187640
Posted By: jeffp
01-Mar-00 - 03:32 PM
Thread Name: Thought For The Day March 1st
Subject: RE: Thought For The Day March 1st
My first wife passed away in 1992 after a seven year battle with brain cancer. She used humor both as a coping mechanism and to put others at ease. She would cause peoples' jaws to drop with lines such as "Anybody with half a brain can see ...." or "I needed that like a hole in the head." When people saw that she could laugh about her own infirmities, they were able to relax and be themselves without worrying about stepping on toes.