Sunday, June 03, 2007

Do Communists Make Better Spouses?

Terry Schiavo's American husband starved her to death.

Jan Grzebski's Polish wife cared for him for 19 years while he was in a coma.

"For 19 years Mrs. Grzebska did the job of an experienced intensive care team, changing her comatose husband's position every hour to prevent bed-sore infections," Super Express reported Dr. Boguslaw Poniatowski as saying.

As a result, her husband awoke to see a new Poland, free of communism.

"When I went into a coma there was only tea and vinegar in the shops, meat was rationed and huge petrol lines were everywhere," Grzebski told TVN24, describing his recollections of the communist system's economic collapse.
"Now I see people on the streets with cell phones and there are so many goods in the shops it makes my head spin."

"The world is prettier now" than it was under communism, his wife Gertruda said Sunday.

But the real beauty here is not the cell phones and goods produced by a market economy, but the love of a spouse, day after day, for 19 years.

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