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Old 12-03-2008, 08:19 PM   #2711
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I was busy on the computer writing a column this afternoon when the doorbell rang. It NEVER rings anymore. I came downstairs to answer the door.

At the door was a man I'd never seen before and was a bit apprehensive about opening the door. Since it was daylight and I had one of my small portable phones in my pocket, I opened it.

He extended his hand, with an envelope in it, and said, "Merry Christmas."

It was our daily newspaper carrier hand-delivering Christmas cards to his subscribers.

It was a sweet gesture and my first Christmas card.
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:42 PM   #2712
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Aww Katie, how sweet of him!!
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:29 PM   #2713
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I went to a ladies' tea at our church this morning. A friend who battled cancer last year and three days before she found out that she was cancer-free had her house burn completely to the ground was the guest speaker. She moved me to tears because our stories in so many ways have been parallel for the last 12 months.

Anyway, I have been trying to put together pictures that I have from her lost photo albums as I did graduation presentations for her two oldest children and have many other shots of the family at different occaisions. However, with DH having to change jobs 3 times in one year and our border leaving soon, money was tight and I had no idea how I was going to get the 100+ pictures developed.

At the tea I won a door prize and saw a certificate for 50 digital prints at a local photo store. I grabbed it immediately thinking I was half way there. I later told the organizer of the tea how blessed I was to find this to help out my friend. She walked over to the prize table grabbed another envelope with an identical certificate and said with a smile, "here, now you are doubly blessed". I don't know what came first the smile or the tears of joy.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:26 PM   #2714
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Awwww that made me smile Laurie! How sweet!
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:28 PM   #2715
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That movie was filmed here in Cleveland. My dh was an extra in that movie. His best friend did all the floral arrangements. My mom used to take us downtown every year to that dept. store (Higbee's) to see the window displays and see Santa. lol We love that movie!

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I know exactly where that house is too. It's on West 11th and Rowley Avenue. Can't believe that was 25 years ago already
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Old 12-06-2008, 12:41 AM   #2716
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My new pup is so funny. He runs and hops like a rabbit. Today he was running back to me and ran over where a large Almond tree was years ago. Since it was higher than the rest of the yard he became air born and then fell..he didn't even break his stride..he kept on coming. He is going on 10 months old now..He has the cutest personality..I hope he never changes. He adds joy to my life and ticks little Dove off to no end.But she puts him in his place..she is still Qween Bea and lets him know that she rules.
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Oh, Dove, that is so cute! I love little pups! I remember when our Violet was about that age and she would run figure 8's in the back yard until she would literally flop where she was and sleep.
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This thread always makes me smile!!
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:21 PM   #2719
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Probably had to be there to enjoy this. But yesterday there was a meeting at work. Don ( the assistant manger) was getting annoyed with someone who kept talking with their mouth full (gross I know). Anyway lol, Don meant to say Don't talk with your mouthful, or Don't talk while you're eating. I don't know which one, but anyway it came out as Don't eat with your mouthful. It was so funny.
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Old 12-06-2008, 07:14 PM   #2720
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Waking this morning and finding all the posts from all of you...You all make me feel so very special..Thank you
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