Humor for a Friend's Heart: Stories, Quips, and Quotes to Lift the Heart

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Nudged from the funny bones of such well-known authors as Patsy Clairmont, Barbara Johnson, Brennan Manning, Luci Swindoll, G. Ron Darbee, Martha Bolton, and Phil Callaway, the forty-plus essays in this hilarious collection provide reasons to smile in practically every situation — from the delivery room to the last laugh.

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Overview

If a cheerful heart can cure like medicine, this collection is an industrial-strength dose of delight.

Nudged from the funny bones of such well-known authors as Patsy Clairmont, Barbara Johnson, Brennan Manning, Luci Swindoll, G. Ron Darbee, Martha Bolton, and Phil Callaway, the forty-plus essays in this hilarious collection provide reasons to smile in practically every situation — from the delivery room to the last laugh.

Virtually no target is beyond the pointed pen of these quick-witted observers who celebrate friendship as they discuss dentures, bear suits, male bonding, Jell-O, and fishing.

Accompanied by quick-read quips, it's a relaxing and affirming book that men and women of all ages would find laughable — in the best sense of the word.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781582294285
  • Publisher: Howard Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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Humor for a Friend's Heart

Stories, Quips, and Quotes to Lift the Heart
By Various

Howard Books

Copyright © 2005 Various
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781416533764

Chapter 1: A Friendly Reminder - Rhonda Rhea

Friendships are a must for women. If it weren't for friends,

women would have to go to the ladies' room alone. And who

would offer a truthful assessment about whether an outfit makes

your hips look big?

I have a Mustache Pact with my closest friends. If anyone of

us goes into a coma, the others are honor bound by our pact to

come and wax the mustache of the comatose friend. We women

love to share those special moments.

I shared another special moment with friends recently. Several

of us were hurrying to a surprise baby shower. We were hurrying

because it's tough to surprise the guest of honor when she gets to

the party before the guests.

We had pooled our resources to buy “the stroller to end all

strollers.” It was a collapsible stroller that would stroll the baby,

carry the baby, swing the baby - maybe even change the baby -

I'm not sure. It was Stroller-ama.

I told the others to run in while I got Super Stroller. I jerked it

into position and started sprinting. Unfortunately, about middriveway,

Stroller-zilla realized I hadn't fully locked it into place

(emphasis on the aforementioned collapsible feature). It collapsed

neatly into storage mode.

I probably don't need togive you a science lesson on

“momentum,” but let me mention I had a lot of it working for

me. The fact the Stroller-nator

stopped on a dime didn't mean

much to my little sprinting body,

which was immediately airborne.

Maybe you don't know me personally

and think me ungraceful.

Granted, you probably wouldn't

want me to transport subatomic

particles on a regular basis, but I

don't want you to forever imagine

me as a klutz. So maybe it would be

better if you could please picture a graceful triple axel jump over

the top of the stroller with sort of a one-point landing. I finished

it off with a lovely flat-on-the-back pose, staring up at the sky for

effect. I'd give it a 6.9.

Thankfully, I had my wonderful friends there to rush over

and make sure I was okay. Of course, they couldn't actually ask

me if I was all right since those dear friends were laughing so hard

they were about to damage some internal organs! One of them

couldn't even stay. She made a beeline for the house. You know

what can happen to laughing mothers.

That's another thing we love to share: laughter.

This is a little reminder. If it's been awhile since you've made

time for friends, take the time and share a laugh with a sister. We

need each other. There are certain things, concepts, even certain

words, only women understand. “Mauve” and “taupe” are a couple

of good examples.

Call up your special bud today. While you have her on the

line, you might also want to take care of that coma/mustache

thing.



Continues...


Excerpted from Humor for a Friend's Heart by Various Copyright © 2005 by Various. Excerpted by permission.
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