From: Deep Thoughts Weekly
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:01 AM
Subject: Deep Thoughts Weekly - September 19, 2006


Good Morning…


Whether they live in an igloo or a grass shack or a mud hut, people around the world all want the same thing: a better house!


Here’s a special “Tuesday” edition, since I just returned from visiting my sister (Melissa) and her family in Long Beach CA over the weekend.  On that note, I would like to get a bit more serious for a moment and share with you some news on her participation in an event that really hits home for me.  I understand there are countless charities, causes and fundraisers that ask for donations, but it would mean a lot to the McGonigals if you could help by contributing to this research.  The original message and site link is below:


Dear Friends:
I am participating in the Team Spirit Breast and Ovarian Cancer 10K Walk on October 7, 2006 in Long Beach, California. I will walk in memory of my mother, Mary Catherine McGonigal, who bravely fought ovarian cancer for over two years. She passed away on March 15, 2006, but her spirit lives on. Throughout her battle she remained upbeat, displaying grace and gratitude in each moment. As a mother, wife, daughter and nurse, she gave generously to others her entire life, always putting them before herself. This is my chance to give something back by supporting ovarian cancer research that will raise awareness and someday end this terrible disease.


Any donation, however small, is a valuable contribution to this fight. The easiest way to donate is online at my secure webpage:

Thank you for joining the fight against breast and ovarian cancer!




FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS, September 19th

1974 - Jimmy Fallon (actor)

1967 - Jim Abbott (baseball)

1964 - Trisha Yearwood (country singer)

1950 - Joan Lunden (tv host)

1949 - Twiggy (Leslie Hornby) (fashion model, actress)

1948 - Jeremy Irons (actor)

1945 - Freda Payne (singer)

1943 – ‘Mama’ Cass Elliott (singer)

1940 - Paul Williams (songwriter)

1940 - Bill Medley (singer)

1929 - Adam West (actor)



…since this message was rather long already, the Weird News will return next week.



As a reminder, my reason for sending this is to help keep communication lines open between friends while hopefully adding a bit of levity to the day.  Back issues are available in the Deep Thoughts section of my website.  Have a great week!


Bryan McGonigal


*Weird News is borrowed from Chuck Shepherd’s “News of the Weird”, available at



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