How I Became a Semi-Colon
A semi-colon is a form of grammar that we learned in 4th grade and didn’t quite understand it until the writing course in the 11th grade. And even now, I am not sure I really do understand its usage.
But, how can a person become a semi-colon? Here’s how. Two weeks ago I told a friend of mine, John Halper, that I was going into the hospital for surgery to take out a spot of colon cancer. I described the procedure, saying the Docs would take out some lymph nodes and about three feet of my colon.
John immediately said, “Oh, now you will be a semi-colon!” I laughed so hard it hurt.
So, now I am home, after two surgeries and being well taken care of by Elaine. I’m exercising and gaining strength every day. I will be starting some additional treatments next week to finish off the cancer. Thanks to everyone who has sent good wishes and prayers. Your emails really mean a lot.
Good luck with your recovery Paul! I always enjoy reading your thoughtful columns.
Paul … I have long admired your blog and article titles because of their humor as well as how enticing and inviting they are. To be honest, I have always been kind of jealous and often thought “why didn’t I come up with that”. You seem to be so good at drawing the reader in with your catchy phrasology. But this one takes the cake … or the colon so to speak. Glad you got through it Paul and I know you are going to mend quickly. Will keep you in my prayers my friend! Lyle