Roy’s Garage Sell and Auction
Well, it is a garage sell and auction It is a philosophical and intellectual debate forum, too enlighten, educate, have fun, and a laugh or two. the garage is what is in my mind,what i have learn from life, sell is to exchange ideas, auction, bid by giving your opinon on subject
It was some years ago, about fifty
years, I guess. I was just fifteen and was taking a hunter's safety course. The instructor
was a friend and coworker of my dad’s. The course was six weeks long. I don’t
remember the instructors name for sure, but I think it was Ken. The classes
were held at his house the other side of town. There was a girl there that was
a year younger than me and we became good friends, she was Ken daughter. You may be asking why I am writing about this,
well it was the first time I heard of breast cancer. You see Ken’s wife had it.
Jolene the girl I spoke of was having a hard time with the facts of her mother’s
Jolene was doing all the stuff her
mother had been doing, cooking and taking care of the house and her brothers
and sister, she was the oldest. She had a problem with getting close to her mom she was afraid she
would get the cancer from her and she did not like getting a hug or giving one
to her mother. Her mother was just home from the hospital after having her
breast removed; Jolene said her mom was a freak, and was not her mom any more.
I tried to understand what this was
all about ken wife was a friendly and loving person I could not see there was
anything wrong with her. She looked ok to me. Jolene and I talk at length about
what she was feeling and I learn what I could about breast cancer. The last
week of the course kin’s wife died, the cancer took her.
Back then breast cancer was a death
sentence, a person who had breast cancer was looked upon as not being a whole
person and that they had did something wrong. Breast cancer was not talked
about in polite company or publicly; many people thought of breast cancer as it
were a venereal disease. It was also conceder
as a woman problem and somehow she was not clean.
Thank god that this is not the way
of today early detection means survival and long life. But we need to do more
to arrest a killer. Getting tested regularly, monthly self exams for both men
and women is the way to save lives. Learn to do the self exam and if you have a
partner do it on each other can be a fun loving moment.