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Re: [MOL] Chicken Soup for the Singles Soul....Lil



June, are you on netscape or aol?  I sent the first page for evaluation and
it came back in good shape, other than some browsers and some carriers like
aol will have some difficulties.  I was shocked my report came back so good,
they did make a small suggestion on how to cut the downloading time; which I
will do as soo as I get time.  Your friend, lillian


Warmly, lillian

We invite you to take a look at our Album.
www.angelfire.com/sc/molangels/index.html

  ( Very informational, good tips, Molers pictures, art work and much
more....

----- Original Message -----
From: Argila, June <ARGILA@telephonics.com>
To: <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 8:27 AM
Subject: RE: [MOL] Chicken Soup for the Singles Soul....Lil


> Hi Lil:  I can never open your chicken soup and last evening I tried to
> go to the Mol Album and this time I couldn't find it.  I am using the
> same address that let me get to most of it last time I tried but
> wouldn't let me get past Nancy's picture.  I told you that part already.
>
> June
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lillian [SMTP:firefly@islc.net]
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 2:13 PM
> > To: mol
> > Subject: [MOL] Chicken Soup for the Singles Soul....
> >
> >
> > Have some chicken soup
> > and get well soon.
> >
> >  << File: Chicken Soup Bkgrd.gif >>  Get Well
> >
> >
> >
> > Get Well
> > CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SINGLE'S SOUL!
> >
> > It's here ... another new one ... and WHAT a new one! Chicken Soup for
> > the Single's Soul brings you heartwarming and inspiring stories
> > written by and about other singles who are divorced, widowed or have
> > been single all of their lives. Read from such chapters as Single and
> > Happy, Dating, Finding Your Mate, Losing a Partner and Single
> > Parenting to find stories of love and laughter, mixed with a little
> > wisdom and a whole lot of inspiration. This book makes a great gift
> > for anyone who is single or single again. Available at bookstores
> > everywhere or visit our website at <http://www.chickensoup.com/> to
> > order this or any of the other books in the beloved series.
> >
> > The Drawer Wouldn't Close
> >
> > "I'm sorry, Ma'am. There must be a mistake. We have your husband
> > scheduled as being on vacation."
> >
> > The voice on the other end of the line spoke in carefully arranged
> > words.
> >
> > "Vacation! No, no. He's supposed to be on a business trip."
> >
> > "I'm sorry." Pause. The voice began to falter a little as we both
> > realized what was happening. "We have no information about a business
> > trip."
> >
> > And so it was that a life that began in bliss ended in betrayal.
> >
> > It's not a cliche when it's your life.
> >
> > My husband had kissed me tenderly before he left for the airport that
> > day. "You've never looked more beautiful," he said. "Don't forget
> > Wednesday is our date night. I love you."
> >
> > I had noted how handsome he was, as always, with his tall frame,
> > salt-and-pepper hair, and a sharp business suit. After 32 years of
> > marriage, three children andthree grandchildren, I could honestly say
> > my heart still flip-flopped every time he walked in the door.
> >
> > After he left, though, I spent the day fighting off an unusual feeling
> > of loneliness. Blaming it on the dreary weather, I spent the day by
> > the fire with a book until I finally retired, still uneasy. At 6 a.m.
> > I awoke feeling that something was very wrong. Thinking I'd had a bad
> > dream, I waited for the panic to pass, but it didn't. Finally I
> > decided to do something I almost never did: phone my husband at his
> > hotel. Every night when he was away on business he would phone me. I
> > had never felt the need to call myself. This time I did.
> >
> > It was after the hotel call, the one where a desk clerk finds "no one
> > registered under that name," that I called the office hoping for a
> > hotel mix-up.
> >
> > A few months later, my husband filed for divorce.
> >
> > A few years later, still working through the pain, I began leading
> > divorce recovery workshop groups at my local church. I had endured
> > personal loss, defeat and rejection. I had dealt with the pain my
> > family had to bear on my behalf. My deepest wounds, though, had been
> > self-inflicted, brought on by my anger at being an unwilling
> > participant in a divorce.
> >
> > While doing housework one day, I was thinking about how much pain I
> > could have avoided-and others could, too-when I suddenly turned off
> > the vacuum and sat down with a notepad and pen. I began writing. Page
> > after page. Spilling out words of healing, a few lines at a time.
> >
> > When I ran out of thoughts, I looked at the pages and shrugged,
> > wondering what it was all about. Then I stuck them in a desk drawer.
> >
> > Yet I kept feeling the urge to get those notes out and read them
> > again.
> >
> > After a while, I did, and was surprised to find that they read like
> > greeting card verses. Where was I going with this? I had no funds to
> > hire an artist or pay a printer. I put the notes back in the drawer.
> >
> > The nudgings continued. Then it occurred to me that I did know one
> > artist.
> >
> > Without giving myself a chance to back out, I called my former husband
> > and in a rush of words, preluded with "This is strictly business," I
> > told him my idea.
> >
> > He asked me to read some of the verses, then after hearing a few said
> > he'd love to design original watercolor art for them. He would provide
> > funds for printing costs, as well.
> >
> > A week later, my former husband delivered to my door a bouquet of
> > eight beautiful watercolors, all perfectly matching the emotion of my
> > verses.
> >
> > I named the cards "Ex's & Oh's."
> >
> > A front-page article about my venture and my unique partnership with
> > my ex-husband appeared in the business section of the Colorado Springs
> > newspaper. The story was picked up by the Associated Press, generating
> > phone calls from across the country. I did radio, television and
> > newspaper interviews, and even got a call inviting me to be a guest on
> > the "Today Show."
> >
> > Thanks to all this publicity, "Ex's & Oh's" have been sent to spouses,
> > children, parents, in-laws and friends going through divorce. And the
> > calls that have meant the most to me by far haven't been from media.
> > They've been from individuals who have told me how they've used the
> > greeting cards to work through the "I'll-get-you-back" kind of pain
> > that can be the most debilitating in a divorce.
> >
> > One woman who ordered the greeting cards wrote me saying, "Thank you
> > for being a light in the darkness."
> >
> > That's what astonishes me the most about all this. God had plans for
> > me.
> >
> > He somehow squeezed light from the darkest moments of my life.
> >
> > I had a drawer that wouldn't close. So I looked inside it. And I found
> > the plans for a new life.
> >
> > Jan Nations
> > from Chicken Soup for the Single's Soul
> > by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Jennifer Read
> > Hawthorne and Marci Shimoff copyright 1999 Canfield and Hansen
> >
> > Warmly, lillian
> >
> > We invite you to take a look at our
> > Album.
> > www.angelfire.com/sc/molangels/index.html
> > <http://www.angelfire.com/sc/molangels/index.html>
> >
> > ( Very informational, good tips, Molers pictures, art work and much
> > more....
> >  << File: Soup Bowl.GIF >>
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