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Old 04-01-2011, 08:41 AM   #81
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That is such a cool idea PF!
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:49 AM   #82
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That is such a cool idea PF!

It just takes one generous person or set of people to come up with the first loan to help someone out. After that it takes care of it's self. Our fund is run by two people who hold the fund and the paperwork of who has loans. In all this time only one person has run out without paying back and it was a small loan.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:13 PM   #83
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I didn't do this, but when I was talking with my best friend today, she told me that her husband has a letter that my mother wrote to him in 2007 (when she was still herself). Back story: My parents went to MA. They flew into Hartford. My best friend lives about 30 minutes away. I have flown into Hartford many times. The idea of my father driving out of there and heading to Springfield MA in a strange car scared me, so I drove down and my best friend's DH took me to the airport so I could drive my parents to Springfield, and then he picked me up. I then drove them around for 4 days and then they went their way and I came back to Canada. I arranged for him to escort them back to Hartford (they picked up my brother at Logan and went to Maine, but had to fly back to MN from Hartford). My mother wrote him a letter after he did that and he has kept that letter for me.
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:28 PM   #84
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I didn't do this, but when I was talking with my best friend today, she told me that her husband has a letter that my mother wrote to him in 2007 (when she was still herself). Back story: My parents went to MA. They flew into Hartford. My best friend lives about 30 minutes away. I have flown into Hartford many times. The idea of my father driving out of there and heading to Springfield MA in a strange car scared me, so I drove down and my best friend's DH took me to the airport so I could drive my parents to Springfield, and then he picked me up. I then drove them around for 4 days and then they went their way and I came back to Canada. I arranged for him to escort them back to Hartford (they picked up my brother at Logan and went to Maine, but had to fly back to MN from Hartford). My mother wrote him a letter after he did that and he has kept that letter for me.
One day that letter will mean the world to you. What a nice thang you both did.
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:15 PM   #85
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Left the money in my cart again today, and helped a lady collect her pop cans that blew out all over the parking lot. Yeesh! I would have been mad if that were me, but she was still pleasant and thanked me.
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:54 PM   #86
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Today my husband was out taking our dog for a long walk. When he got home, he said, here, you take her, Mrs. Smith's (not her name) dog is out! Call her daughter. This neighbor is very elderly, and her teacup poodle is even older, and both are very delicate, and the woman has Alzheimer's. So while I contacted the daughter (who only lives and works a few blocks away), my husband found the dog and brought her back to the neighbor's house while her daughter got off work to come and meet him there (the neighbor undoubtably wouldn't know either of us, I think is at the stage where she doesn't always recognize her own family). So a good deed done.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:12 PM   #87
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I helped a harried mother by cleaning up her soiled toddler while she held her screaming infant. Poor thing was at her wit's end, the toddler was ill and she was trying to get her medicines and get back home.
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:19 PM   #88
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I brought homemade vegetable beef soup & homemade bread to our neighbors..One side of our house is a widowed elderly man. The other side is a childless couple where the husband has been in & out of the hospital with some type of parasite in his intestines.
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I'm so proud of you guys. Its so nice to hear the stories about doing something good for someone else. I get tired of hearing how awful folks are to one another.


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I'm so proud of you guys. Its so nice to hear the stories about doing something good for someone else. I get tired of hearing how awful folks are to one another.


This thread has cheered me up big time! We're having a very tough time financially at the moment, I'm newly pregnant with 3 miscarriages behind me, our home-based business isn't going so well, and I'm doing a temporary pastry chef job at a bakery to help pay bills and am very tired. My OH also has a mystery 'painful arms' condition and just had to get a million vials of blood taken at the hospital. We were just looking at our finances tonight and realised that we've only got enough to survive until June. Rather depressed, I turned to this forum (cooking is a great form of escapism!). The tales of kindness and good will out there in the world really cheered me up. The world is a good place and there's lots of good karma out there after all, it seems! Thanks for cheering me up!
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