Wednesday, April 25, 2007

BEFORE THE DIET


Mason shown here after having just consumed 15 cases of Carmel Delites, 12 cases of Peanut Butter Patties, and an unknown quantity of Thin Mints. Thanks to him, the Girl Scouts are in busimess for another year.
He has lost 75 pounds in the past 2 weeks and is winning NSSA contests up and down the coast!
Way to go, Mason!
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

new and interesting comments from people who knew Don Wells in high school and beyond have been added here

Anonymous said...

Why don't that kid lose the lbs. Oppps, maybe he's wearing a bullet proof vest.

Anonymous said...

I don't normally pass these feel good stories around but this one is
special.

In 1986, Mkele Mbembe was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull
elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed
distressed, so Mbembe approached it very carefully.

He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a
large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently
as he could,Mbembe worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after
which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on
its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Mbembe stood frozen,
thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant
trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Mbembe never forgot that
elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Mbembe was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his
teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the
creatures turned and walked over to near where Mbembe and his son Tapu
were standing.

The large bull elephant stared at Mbembe, lifted its front foot off the
ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then
trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man. Remembering the
encounter in 1986, Mbembe couldn't help wondering if this was the same
elephant.

Mbembe summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his
way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared
back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around
one of Mbembe's legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him
instantly. Probably wasn't the same elephant.

chuck barris said...

HUH! WHAAAT! Get real Anonymous, please.

jemmie craig said...

that poor child must lose those excess lbs,. or he'll die. get him to weight watchers before it's too late

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