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Old 04-02-2012, 10:01 AM   #181
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This guy was pulled over by the cops on the way to the hospital because his license plate was just the batman symbol. Thankfully the cops that pulled him over were intelligent enough to make an exception and let him go on his way.
Thanks for the extra info. Where was this? Do you ever see him?
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:06 AM   #182
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No i never saw him. I am not sure where it happened. I saw the story somewhere on the internet a few days ago. Might have been msnbc.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:30 AM   #183
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We have a couple of residents that feed the birds daily. They are raising havoc with the rubber roof covering. They have been asked to stop to no avail. Since I am not a bread eater, but every so often I need a couple of slices. The rest of the loaf I give to one of the bird feeders. Last week on one of the freezing mornings, the bread was neatly cut into cubes and frozen to the ground. Those poor birds had to work for their meal that day.

As a child, you would often see dogs roaming the neighborhood. But over the years the leash laws have been enforced so now you very seldom see a loose pet. Not even cats. More and more folks are raising house bound cats.

I was never an animal lover. But I would be the first person to call and report anyone I saw abusing any animal. After havng worked with 4-H kids and their animals and seeing the love and care they give them I can understand.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:09 AM   #184
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No i never saw him. I am not sure where it happened. I saw the story somewhere on the internet a few days ago. Might have been msnbc.
I Googled "Batman visits sick kids" and got a whackload of links to stories about him. He is having an actual batmobile built!
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:35 PM   #185
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I have talked sometimes about my neighbour's granddaughter. I have one of her more famous quotes in my signature . She has a pretty tough life being the youngest of 5 (she is 7 and the next youngest is graduating this year) and her mom is always yelling at her....actually everyone in the family does. So, she comes over to my place to play with the dogs, help me bake or just to have some peace and quiet.

Well, a friend of her mother's was killed on March 15th in a horrific accident. The Mom ended up with all aspects of the service and was feeling very overwhelmed. This guy, who I met, was a devoted husband and father of two boys and had a heart of gold.

Anyway, I have been feeling at a loss for things to do between not having Dad to take care of and trying to get well. So, I offered to make the In Memoriam cards for them and also ended up making 2 pans of my Secret Recipe Brownies. My neighbour kept going on and on about how she will never be able to thank me enough - I keep saying that it was really good for me.

But it also gave me an insight into my neighbour's daughter - why she is the way she is with her kids. I never liked her but I realize I never knew her. I am starting to respect her, even though I would really like to see her treat her young daughter with a little more respect.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:22 PM   #186
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Lovely story Laurie, thanks! That's exactly the stuff I wanted to read in this thread.

I realized the other day why this thread doesn't get posted to a lot. Those folks who DO RAK don't really want to share that they've done them. They just do 'em and forget about 'em.

My RAK of the day is a bit self serving. I'm smoking some salmon for my youngest daughter. She's not feeling 100% and just went back to school after a long holiday break. This should perk her up a bit. (And me too!)
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Lovely story Laurie, thanks! That's exactly the stuff I wanted to read in this thread.

I realized the other day why this thread doesn't get posted to a lot. Those folks who DO RAK don't really want to share that they've done them. They just do 'em and forget about 'em.

My RAK of the day is a bit self serving. I'm smoking some salmon for my youngest daughter. She's not feeling 100% and just went back to school after a long holiday break. This should perk her up a bit. (And me too!)
You are right that people who do RAK's just do them and probably don't even see them as such - I know I don't. I relayed this one because to me the little girl's Mom was doing a BIG RAK herself - she was basically looking after everything so the guy's wife didn't have to. But I realize I also feel this was self-serving because I needed to be needed.

I would really like people relaying more of their own feats of kindness and those bestowed upon them by others. It is something that doesn't get talked about but really does bring a ray of sunshine into a sometimes gloomy world.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:36 PM   #188
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I realized the other day why this thread doesn't get posted to a lot. Those folks who DO RAK don't really want to share that they've done them. They just do 'em and forget about 'em.
RAK's can be very personal. And the very idea is something that you do that is selfless...hard to boast about something that is supposed to be selfless.
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Lovely story Laurie, thanks! That's exactly the stuff I wanted to read in this thread.

I realized the other day why this thread doesn't get posted to a lot. Those folks who DO RAK don't really want to share that they've done them. They just do 'em and forget about 'em.

My RAK of the day is a bit self serving. I'm smoking some salmon for my youngest daughter. She's not feeling 100% and just went back to school after a long holiday break. This should perk her up a bit. (And me too!)
Unfortunately, I have been accused of being a "Miss Goody Two Shoes". I know the truth. So I just ignore it. Anything I do, it is because there was a need at that moment and I wanted to do it. I am not looking for accolades. It is just the way I am.

I also think that when any of us do a RAK, we get our own reward with that deep down feeling that we have done something nice without recognition. I enjoy that feeling more than any accolades.
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RAK's can be very personal. And the very idea is something that you do that is selfless...hard to boast about something that is supposed to be selfless.
Yep, I know exactly what you mean. Maybe we should make this about RAK's we've seen OTHERS do. Like Laurie's bit today.
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