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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Smoke gets in your Eyes

The song "Smokes gets in your Eyes" reminds me of my dear mother. She used to smoke like a train, which eventually led to lung cancer. It wasn't until I got older that I figured out why I always had sinus infections and colds when I was growing up. I always seemed to be sick more often than my friends but never knew why. Yep, it was the second-hand smoke. After I moved away from home, I seldom ever got sick and to this day, I seldom ever get sick. I avoid people that smoke, especially when my kids are with me. I don't want to expose them to this unnecessary evil.
Aside from her chain smoking, she was a great mother to all of us kids. She would wake up every morning really early and make breakfast and send us all off to school. She never missed a day, even when she was sick. She was really awesome and I miss the long talks we'd have and the time spent together.
Should I title this Smoke gets in your lungs?

11 valuable thoughts they wrote, what's yours?:

Lindz said...

I'm touch John... blame it to the big greedy tobacco corporation for promoting and selling cigarrette, I'm glad that there are now campaigns against smoking, it's really bad for anyone's health.. gosh hehehe you look so young in that pic.

A New Beginning said...

Yes smoking is indeed injurious, de it for a direct smoker or a passive smoker..hope people understand this and quit smoking.
Thanks for the thought provoking post.
Yes the bond with ones mother is indeed special :)

Alicia said...

That's a great picture! Your mother sounds like she was on top of it!

I remember when I was younger, my mom smoked everywhere. At home, in the car, etc! It used to gross me out. I'm so glad she quit when she got older. It's such a bad habit, and hard to break. I'm so glad I never got into smoking.

Veronica Lee said...

What a sweet post!! LOL, "Smoke gets in your lungs' sounds funny!!

Great FF!!

Hazel said...

May she rest in peace. As you described how you always got sick when you were growing up, I thought, oh-oh... me too. My mother and I were second-hand smokers, father being a chain smoker (3 packs a day). The doctor forbade him to smoke around us.

But despite the smoking they were certainly great parents, weren't they?

Darcie said...

Touching and thought provoking all at the same time. Your mom sounds like an amazing mom...I could learn from her to get up in the morning and do the whole breakfast thing...something I struggle with!

Beng Gee said...

Your mom's beautiful! Sad to learn that she succumbed to lung cancer.

Muthering Heights said...

My parents BOTH used to smoke like chimneys!!!

Dhemz said...

what a great tribute......after all she is the best mom...my dad smokes like a train too....now that he has diabetes...he's taking nicotine gum....thanks for sharing john...

nanay said...

Oh! so sorry for your good mother. I am glad you have learned that smoking is dangerous to health.

...Yee Lin... said...

True. Smoking is evil.
Just pray hard that one day, perhaps, no more smokers in this world.

-Yee Lin-

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