Monday, November 19, 2012

Kiss Off M.S. 80's style

A friend sent me an old picture over the weekend which considering the whole significance of this Thanksgiving week … well, it’s kind of hard to look away … a whole lot of irony, what ifs and more.
Time traveling to the early mid 1980’s; pictured here we were participating in a “Kiss Off M.S.” promotion, a bar room version of the kissing booth. $5 donation to Multiple Sclerosis got you a kiss.

I’m quite sure I had no clue as to what M.S. was about. However standing behind a bar while women paid $5 to kiss me … come on now what’s not to like about a night like that.

Though we were dating, Patti and I would not be married for a couple years and likewise I doubt if Patti had ever heard of MS.

I find myself pausing to reflect on my coworkers flanking me for they would go on to live ‘normal’ lives. Yet today they both ‘rest in peace’ while I may be the only one left standing to hit this send button ... so I better not dawdle. 

Patrick Leer
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Caregivingly Yours, MS Caregiver @ http://caregivinglyyours.blogspot.com/

7 comments:

  1. This is so nice to look back to the 80s...strange how we do not know about the future....it would scare me if I did

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    1. Thanks Kim! Staring at the picture I wondered about that whole time travel question thing ... if some Dr. Who character had asked me at that pictured moment if I wanted to see 30 years ahead, would I?

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  2. It all seems so innocent. Thank goodness that innocence lasted as long as it did. I think though we 'd have to up the price ... if kissing were even allowed now.

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    1. Amen Judy! I was thinking the same thing considering what we know now about transmission of funky stuff through saliva.

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  3. Like the fundraising idea!! Did you raise much money? I'm so sorry about your friends -- it seems awfully young for them to have passed away.
    Peace,
    Muff

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    1. Muffie I honestly don't remember anything about the money the kissing was more my concern.:) MS? What was that? ... As for the pictured friends 'gone', one just a few months ago the other a couple years ago. We are men of certain age!

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  4. I do not think you tend to dawdle, but you do slow down & savor...

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