SWFL detection dog makes 9/11 widow smile
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SWFL detection dog makes 9/11 widow smile
It all started when in the 70′s my dog Nate got out for the umpteenth time. I went to the Royal Oak Animal shelter, to bring him home. My cat Paleface, Noir’s mommy was there, and was going to be euthanized. I took her with my dog Nate home. I had her for 22 years when she passed on. My Paleface, I told her all my problems nightly. Her son Noir, was born in my son’s bed the first day he went to kindergarten. Named Noir because he was black, we did not want Smokie, Midnight etc. He has been thru a lot, 3 moves and his family coming and going in his life. He is now blind and diabetic. He purrs when I pick him up, still likes to eat, and meows out loud every so often! I love him and every day is a blessing as long as he feels well. In honor of his birth from a shelter cat, his momma ,, please give to Puffy Paws of Englewood, Fl.. Puffy Paws does not euthanize, ever. Puffy Paws, take all kinds of kitties, sick, old, blind and other unwanted kitties. Please, Please let them become part of your giving life. http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/id313.html
I recently returned from a wonderful trip to Michigan. On my trip to Michigan, I got to visit some of my favorite places, like White Castle, and Big Boys, both restaurants I can not enjoy in Florida. I have lived for the last sixteen years without the close proximity of these locations of food and nostalgia. Of course during my visit I did visit with my dear family and friends. My trip to Michigan for me is a trip down memory lane. I get to take a walk back to visit places that have held fond memories of my youth and associations with my family. Sanders Bakery and Ice Cream Parlors, are especially dear to me. My brother James, told me one day while visiting him in Clawson, Michigan, that a Sanders store had opened up for business in nearby Birmingham, Michigan. I was thrilled, to hear this great news. Sanders, has been on a downward spiral in the retail world. Now enjoying a resurgence and the opening of this new Sander’s is fantastic news to all of us who miss this quality of service and unique product line. There is no hot fudge topping like Sanders hot fudge topping. I also remember the fine cakes and pastries that my family picked up at their Highland Park, bakery. The famous chocolate bump cake still conjures up yummy thoughts. One of my earliest jobs was that of a waitress at Sander’s , Universal City Mall, Warren, Mi. I loved the job and the people I worked with, Isabell, Stella, and my manager, Mrs. Bila. The people at that store were like one big family. I went to their children’s weddings, and they gave me a going away party for college. I still think of Colleen, who as assistant manager helped me with all training anyone could want. Colleen, came to visit me at college. So dear readers, you can see why I cherish the Sanders stores and hope if you are given the opportunity, will visit them so this wonderful organization will continue to stay in business and thrive in this modern-day climate of speed over service. Please see following link for information on retail outlets that carry Sanders products and how to order them over the internet! God bless.Patsy McCaw-Yager, Englewood,Fl http://www.sanderscandy.com/index.php?main_page=locator
Every time I visit the Puffy Paws thrift store I find something I need! I also have donated several items to them to help “save the kitties“. http://www.puffypawskittyhaven.com/ Please check out the site , for ways to save the kitties. A no kill shelter of over two hundred kitties. Rick and Chrissy, husband and wife team do not turn any kitties away. Puffy Paws takes in sick kitties and their veterinarian bills alone are a huge chunk of their monthly budget. They have loyal contributors and are always working on ways to bring money in to keep the Puffy Paws Kitty Haven above the red line. The thrift store is one way they raise money, they also have several other ways to give. Ebay, Facebook, are two of the many sources that Rick uses to raise money for much-needed supplies and to pay the bills. Chrissy is the main caretaker for over 200 cats!!! Yes, Chrissy takes care of 200 cats daily needs! Rick and Chrissy are heroes in my book, for their never-ending dedication to this cause of saving felines, often kitties no one else will take in. Englewood, Fl. is blessed to have this couple and their volunteers in their community.
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I think that we are losing a battle for nice looking mail and sending handwritten notes and personal cards. I miss my poppa and momma very much, and for many reasons. One of the reasons is my momma and dad were card and letter senders. They learned that from my grandma, mum McCaw. My dad would spend time looking for just the right card, I am sure Hallmark‘s stock went down after he passed. I have dear friends and family who send me personalized cards. that say to wife,mother, cousin, niece, but some of my family have stopped sending personal cards to me , if any cards at all. A quick text or email to wish me the best on a holiday or an anniversary, is often what I may receive instead of a card. I am thankful they remember, but I really do miss my cards with the heading of what I mean to a person. I love it when I get a card that says special friend, or just a note to say hello. I have saved cards from a very young age and still do. I love to open a brightly covered envelope with stickers or stamped decorations. I especially love when the sender also encloses a special message to me. My cousin Bob Lange, is especially sweet about sending me a nice note in my cousin cards he sends me. I love also getting a nice post card when people travel, I miss those, last time I got one was from my son over five years ago. When I was in junior high school, sealing wax was a big deal. I remember working at summer camp and sending sealed letters to my family and friends. I loved purchasing different colors of sealing wax and different stamps it was pretty neat. I love the modern technology as you can tell, but I don’t think you have to exclude the old ways of communication with the personal touches. I know I am very blessed person, that this is small potatoes to some. I laugh and tell people I am a card person, I like sending and getting them. I try to take time to pick the right card for someone. One birthday a few years back my friend sent me a birthday card with two young girls, the one had red hair and my friend said it reminded her of me. I had just the same thought when I opened it. I often give cards to people at church, work, social situations and some people are taken aback. They are surprised that someone would care about their success or their sorrow. I had a friend who wrote in most beautiful calligraphy she is gone now but I still have some of her notes that I treasure. I know people say they that they are so busy they just don’t have the time. The friend who spends time picking out just the right card, she has three jobs, her name is Penny Luebs,and she is the mayor of Clawson, Mi. now. If anyone is busy, it is this single mom of a 12-year-old and also very involved with church and charitable work! If she can do it, well …Hallmark has a program to get points for purchasing items from their stores you can sign up at Hallmark.com and also check on current contests.
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God bless, looking for all those cards and letters. Patsy McCaw-Yager
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Dear readers, I have to first of all -due to health challenges, tell you I now no longer drink Coke! They say after a while you no longer miss it. I wish that were true, but I do miss drinking a nice cold glass of Coca- Cola! I do however still enjoy watching others drink my beloved Coca-Cola. Yes, I know, that watching others partake of course is not “ The Real Thing“. Ok, enough with the puns. Coke has a cool program to turn coke bottlecaps that contain points in for prizes let you choose a charity to support. Coke gives you many options from which to choose a neat charity-organization. A few Christmas seasons ago, I turned in several thousands of reward points to the “Toy’s for Tots”, that the wonderful Marines run each year. The Marine Corps are very happy I am sure to have Cocoa Cola’s support with the no child without a Christmas program they organize yearly I still take part with the reward s by collecting the bottle caps from frienssas well as their unwanted cardboard container the multi packaged cans come in. Dear readers even if you don’t drink Coke, maybe you know someone who does, but isn’t interested in the reward program. Take a look today at the Coca-Cola site and see what charities you can donate to! If you are already donating Coke reward points to good causes, maybe you could spread the word to those who are not as savvy as you. God bless, and please let me know any other ways you donate to charities without money! Just starting looking for points on the inside of the caps and go to My Coke Rewards on your browser!
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A new blog starting today will be telling the stories of service dogs both for the recognition they so richly deserve and to make you my reader, aware of how you can help these great dogs and their organizations,with their dedicated human handlers often becoming part of the family.
Today I want to talk about Canine officer, Shultz. Shultz got his oh so German name from a young man who won the privilege to name him, from a contest. He was named after the famous hockey player Dave Schultz, Shultz is known as the protector. To read more about Schultz and his police partner please see the following link http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Police-and-Residents-Honor-K-9-Schultz-111627449.html
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We are an auto repair business and thought this would be a great program to get our employees involved in giving to the community.
–San Francisco, California
We presented the coats to our local food shelter and migrant council. They along with Christmas baskets. When clients come in to pick up their basket, each family member in need of warm attire will be fitted with a warm coat.
An interesting observation came out of this project. I feared we wouldn’t have a great need for adult coats–I was wrong. I realized that parents usually put their children first, thus neglecting themselves of certain necessities.
–Ponca City, Oklahoma
Our school requires community service credits and many students helped earn their credit by sorting the coats, bagging and labeling the coats, and delivering them to their designations.
Bo McCormick, a long-time supporter of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and host of an annual fundraising event for SOWF, is organizing the World Wide Ride. This is the seventh year McCormick and the Special Forces Motorcycle Club will host their event in Fort Myers, Fla.
“I know there are other motorcycle groups that would like to ride for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation,” said McCormick. “So, why not set one day where every motorcycle on the road is riding to pay tribute to fallen and wounded special operations personnel?”
If you would like to organize a ride in your area or see if your area already has a group started, please contact Bo McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The length of the ride would be determined by your local group.
A one-of-a-kind World Wide Ride for the Warrior Foundation t-shirt is being created, which will be included in the ride registration fee.
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Folks are you wondering how to support a soldier and his or her unit? Go to the website anysoldier.com. Pick the branch of the service you would like to support. Perhaps you are a veteran of that group and are proud to help. This a way for everyone to help the people who serve our country. The soldier requests items that he or she may want or need as well as requests from the unit that the soldier serves in. With the two wars that America is now involved in the need for the soldiers is great but more important support from fellow Americans show our soldiers we care! I have adopted 3 Marines, 2 men and 1 woman and currently adopting a fourth Marine and his unit. Please do it today adopt a soldier and have your friends and family, people in your clubs, activities and church collect the items that are on the list. You will be surprised how much support you will get for the soldiers, people will even give you money for maling the packages. So thanks in advance, and God bless! any soldier.com
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