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Month: February 2009

Disabled Host Joins Children’s TV Show

Disabled Host Joins Children’s TV Show

Cerrie Burnell is a 29 year old single Mom.  She does everything a Mom is supposed to do.   What makes her different is she was born with only one hand. Burnell is the host of a children’s TV show called Bedtime Hour.  She was chosen out of over 1,000 applicants because of her warm personality. The selection has caused some controversy.  Some parents worry that seeing handless TV personality will scare their children.  But, others see it as a chance…

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Thank Goodness for Libraries

Thank Goodness for Libraries

Everyone knows the economy is tanking.  So, it should come as any surprise that during this time, libraries are getting a boost in patronage. As people cut back on on expenses, libraries are seeing an increase in patronage. Libraries fill many needs like providing job information, books to read, internet access, DVDs to borrow for free, and so much more.  Nothing else compares to the many free services your public library provides. I am giving thanks for this wonderful free…

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Better Late than Never for a Thank You Note

Better Late than Never for a Thank You Note

My Mom always told me that you should always write a thank you note even if it’s late.  It’s the thought that counts. How about if that thank you note comes 21 years later? 21 years ago, Sgt. Dan Carney helped a stranger.  Alfred Edmond ran out of gas while driving from his home in New Mexico to a job interview in Kansas.  Carney gave him $8 so he could get to the job interview he had been planning to…

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The Guitar Hero World Champion

The Guitar Hero World Champion

I’ve attempted to play Guitar Hero, but evidentally I’m over the legal age limit for coordination.  I’ve watched my nephew play for hours and he’s pretty darn good.  But, Danny Johnson of Texas has taken the Guitar Hero game to new heights. He just set record for playing Guitar Hero and has gotten himself in the Guiness Book of World Records. Check out his story: Embedded video from CNN Video

Healing Quilts

Healing Quilts

What do you do with your free time?  80 year old Alyce Johnson of Fremont, California  makes quilts while watching evening TV. The retired school teacher has made about 80 quilts in the last two years.  That’s about 30 hours of quilting a week! That’s alot of quilts!  She used to sell that at church fundraiser and other charities.  But three years ago, she got the idea that they should be given away for free.  The quilts are given to…

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