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Re: A word from my dermatologist

To: Spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: A word from my dermatologist
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 20:00:46 +0000
Cc: midgetsprite@yahoogroups.com
I keep the following in my midget year round: 
Gloves, earmuffs, hat, scarf, earplugs, sunblock, sunglasses, aspirn and

PLUS all the usual roadside emergency stuff.


> On Monday, I laid in my dermatologists chair for three hours while he 
> removed successive layers of a Basal cell carcinoma from the left side 
> of my snotlocker.  As his assistant went back and forth to the lab to 
> see if he had removed it all, we got to talking. 
> When I told the skin doc  I had owned my Sprite for over 45 years, he 
> exclaimed, "Ah, THAT is the reason."  He explained that the continued 
> exposure to the sun while driving had probably led to the skin cancer.  
> "You really should have been using a sun block all these years.  If you 
> had, you probably would not be here."  I had to explain to him that for 
> most of those years, sun block as we know it today did not exist.  
> (Although I remember lifeguards smearing white stuff on there noses.)
> Anyway, he asked that I caution everyone driving a convertible, 
> expecially those of English and Northern European stock, to always wear 
> a good sun block or face the same consequences in the years to come.
> Message delivered.
> Buster Evans

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