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Phoenix McHeit
01-28-2009, 08:32 AM
http://www.wgal.com/money/18581983/detail.html

The workers, boss AND patrons all deserve a coupla' High-Fives for this.

:-D

Margaret
01-28-2009, 09:29 AM
Good for them.

Seriously - it's efforts like this that will get us through some small part of this mess rather than coping an entitlement attitude or asking for hand outs.

MaidenFaeSnow
01-28-2009, 09:36 AM
That's awesome! Must be a really great place to work.

Torra
01-28-2009, 10:07 AM
Ah, hope is revived! It's nice to see that there are people who are willing to help out their employers and employers who realize everyone's taking a hit and don't ask for handouts or favors.

Gemdrite
01-28-2009, 10:47 AM
Can we send this article to our government, and the people asking for bailouts?

daBaroness
01-28-2009, 03:31 PM
I think we need to keep this going as a permanent thread. The feel-good story of the day! I know it made me feel good. Thanks for post Phee!

Torra
01-28-2009, 04:27 PM
I think we need to keep this going as a permanent thread. The feel-good story of the day! I know it made me feel good. Thanks for post Phee!

Seconded! Even something that happens to you, personally, would be great.

daBaroness
01-30-2009, 08:21 PM
OK - making good on my desire to see a daily feel-good story!!!

Besides the lovely Lucy being in the family way - which has nine months of feel-goodyness all by itself ...

I got confirmation today (after 7 weeks of waiting), that I'm going to get unemployment! Were it not for my dear mother, Taylor and I would be living in a cardboard box down by the river by now what with the 6-8 week delay in case determination because of the record volume of unemployment claims!

At least with unemployment and my tax refund, I can muddle by for another three months before I'll be searching for a lot for my cardboard condo!!!!

Black Delia
01-31-2009, 12:36 AM
... I'm alive.

That may sound odd, but if you've been watching the news... I'm in Louisville. Throughout the night and morning of the ice storm we lost 8 major *thigh-thick or larger* limbs from the trees on each side of our mobile home (several glanced off the side of it and the fence around the yard is in very bad shape).

Miracle one: no broken windows and the roof was still intact, though the power and heat failed in the early hours of the morning

Miracle two: My cell phone charge held out just long enough to call my truck-driver husband and shout for help

Miracle three: just when it was getting dark (and "freekin' cold") we got a phone call. Fluffy's power (he has also relocated here) was one of the incredibly rare places that was not doused in frigid darkness... we wouldn't have to sit in 28 degrees of freezing cold in the dark with no heat or power (we called over a dozen hotels, ALL of them were booked up solid with refugees and people that came from out of town to start helping get the power back on)

They say it could take up to ten days to get all the power back on just in the greater Lousiville area (at one point the count was over 300,000 households).

Please pray for all those who may not be having as much good fortune as I have been blessed with in the past three days.

Mistress Morigianna
01-31-2009, 12:46 AM
1. made it home with only minor bumping on the plane (santa ana winds in CA)
2. Gramma's only had 1 minior dammage tree in the ice storm (see pictures in ICE ICE Baby thread)
3. no electricity lost
4. my aunt who drove us in the snow/ice to the airport made it home ok to her house in OK
5. when i got home my BF had cleaned some and even changed the sheets on the bed!
6.we got them dirty again! (hey i had been gone 3+ weeks!)::yay::

daBaroness
01-31-2009, 11:58 PM
http://www.wgal.com/money/18581983/detail.html

The workers, boss AND patrons all deserve a coupla' High-Fives for this.

:-D

This officially gets the IWG feel-good award!

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/dabaroness/Wench/iwgfeelgood.jpg

daBaroness
01-31-2009, 11:59 PM
OMG... I'm pregnant! Just wanted to share with my fellow wenches! (Lucy)

So does this!

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/dabaroness/Wench/iwgfeelgood.jpg

lavender r dragon
02-01-2009, 09:25 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090130/ap_on_fe_st/odd_birthday_surprise

DAYTON, Nev. Gabriel Hurles' sixth birthday party wasn't a surprise, but his present sure was. The kindergartner was so engrossed in the cupcakes his mother brought to his class on Wednesday that he didn't notice the enormous wrapped box off to the side.

"That's one big, giant present," a 6-year-old classmate told him. "See what you got, Gabriel."

Gabriel peeled back the wrapping paper to find the surprise of his young life his father, an Army mechanic back in Nevada on leave from his second tour in Iraq.

"It's my dad!" he announced to his classmates at Sutro Elementary School in Dayton, a few miles northeast of Carson City. "Hi, Daddy."

Army Spc. Casey Hurles, 23, hadn't seen his son since he left in June. When he learned his leave would coincide with his son's birthday, he hatched a plan to hide out in the 4-foot-tall box.

"It was such a rush of emotion," said Hurles, who said he got butterflies in his stomach while waiting in the box.

After Hurles sat down and ate a cupcake with the birthday boy, teacher Dawn VanSickle presented him with a banner from the class that read, "Welcome Home. Thank you for your service."

VanSickle said she was happy to arrange the reunion in her classroom.

"One of the first things (Gabriel) shared about himself was that his dad was in Iraq and that he was waiting for his dad to come home," she said. "He talks about his dad all the time."

Hurles, who joined the Army four years ago, is a mechanic in the 1st Cavalry Division stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. He completed one tour in Iraq and is seven months into his second tour. He expects to finish sometime this summer.

Gabriel said he looks forward to playing with his dad over the next two weeks but understands why he has to leave again.

"He has to work," Gabriel said. "He works in the war."

daBaroness
02-02-2009, 06:12 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090130/ap_on_fe_st/odd_birthday_surprise

DAYTON, Nev. Gabriel Hurles' sixth birthday party wasn't a surprise, but his present sure was ... Gabriel peeled back the wrapping paper to find the surprise of his young life his father, an Army mechanic back in Nevada on leave from his second tour in Iraq.

Army Spc. Casey Hurles, 23, hadn't seen his son since he left in June. When he learned his leave would coincide with his son's birthday, he hatched a plan to hide out in the 4-foot-tall box.

"One of the first things (Gabriel) shared about himself was that his dad was in Iraq and that he was waiting for his dad to come home," she said. "He talks about his dad all the time."



http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/dabaroness/Wench/iwgfeelgood.jpg http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/dabaroness/hooah.jpg

Jess Devyne
02-04-2009, 01:22 PM
This was aired on our local news this morning..."wow" is all I can say.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/article972419.ece

daBaroness
02-04-2009, 01:35 PM
This was aired on our local news this morning..."wow" is all I can say.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/article972419.ece

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn119/dabaroness/Wench/iwgfeelgood.jpg

Gemdrite
02-04-2009, 01:49 PM
This was aired on our local news this morning..."wow" is all I can say.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/article972419.ece
What a great story! Though, I couldn't help but notice all the extra information that the media printed that really had nothing to do with the story, like them renting a house that had been foreclosed on. I wish our police could get information the way the media does, sometimes.

Ravin' Raven
02-05-2009, 12:51 PM
Okay so the background of the story is not the best but this man's love for his daughter is just unbelievable - especially given the societal boundaries...

http://blogs.abcnews.com/worldview/2009/02/pakistani-victi.html