Small Town Living

The nice part about living in a small town: When you don't know what you're doing, someone else always does.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Yuck!! That's ugly basel cell. My Dad has had a hunk the size of a quarter cut from his ear. You wouldn't think you could get a quarter size anything from an ear...but they did. He has had several skin cancers burned or taken off in the past, but this one takes the cake. He has several stitches to prove it. My sister C is the family nurse, minus the degree, BTW sis you are a darn good one!! She took the bandage off yesterday so I stopped by on the way to work this morning to see for myself. Yikes!! If this don't prove to you what years of sun exposure can do, I don't know what will. I'm very fair and freckled so I need no more warning....I think the 2nd go around of sun poisoning drove the fact home that my wishes of being a sun goddess is forever lost! I'll just sit in the shade.....Sister P.....while you fulfill my longtime dream of being perfectly tan. It's a big joke when we go the beach every year and the L family sits under a big tent while on the beach. We are ALLERGIC TO THE SUN PEOPLE! My Dad is a farmer, and yes Farmer Brown he was every summer. Now he wears a big brimmed hat and all the clothes he can get on. Hind site is 20/20.

So please say a prayer that the test results from this biopsy are not malignant. Thanks!


UPDATE ON PREVIOUS PRAYER REQUEST FOR MY FRIEND: She is at home and recovering. Last I heard she was still running a low grade fever at times. So continue to pray for her.


Cheryl said...

Oh that really looks bad. I to am freckled and have to watch being in the sun to much. When I was younger I spent way to much time there. I hate my freckles! I hope everything goes well for your Dad. I love your new pic's!!! Is Nick Jeff's brother? Just wondering. Have a good day my friend!

Carrie said...

No, they are first cousins! Their dad's are brothers.

K. Tilley said...

Love all the new pic's on your new blog. Hope your dad get's good results from his test. I know what you mean about kids belonging to the athletic boys got up this morning and went...well B. dropped H. off.

See Ya

Jennifer said...

Lisa sent us over to make you feel welcomed to the blog-world.
I hope you enjoy making new friends.

Amanda said...

Hey Girl...I didn't know you had a blog. We both committed the sin of not telling Lisa!!!LOL!!!oh...and don't feel bad, i'm allergic to the sun too!!LOL!!!!

Deedra said...

Hey girl! Welcome to blogland! It's the cheapest therapy you'll find! I'm with ya about the tent on the beach thing. I don't tan. The only time I get somewhat brown is when my freckles touch each other! I had a skin cancer taken off several years ago and have been a psychotic (sp?) sunscreen user ever since! I'm talking 50 spf! My "farmer" husband just laughs at me and shakes his head, but I'm wondering what his thinking will be after I show him this?

I hope that everything goes well with your dad. Also, we are praying for your mom. I have grown to love you and your sisters dearly and grew to love your mom when I worked (briefly) with P. I definitely know where you girls get your sense of humor!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Carrie! Glad you are in blog world! I dont get to comment or even blog as much as I would like to, but it is a wonderful outlet! I look forward to your stories!

BP said...

I will say a prayer as you wait for the test results.

I found you from The Preacher's Wife.

God bless you today!

Susan said...

Oh how scary. I'm praying.

I came over from Lisa's blog and wanted to say hello.

I hope that your Dad gets good results. I have to make those visits regularly myself. I regret those years of sun worship.

Blessings to you,