A Feel good story / What happened the year of your birth...

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"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unwakened".
Author Unknown .


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My PC is working OK now - why ? Heaven only knows ... I don't have a scoobie, perhaps the wee rest it had, helped !! Or maybe it had something to do with me asking the PC fairy if she could perhaps wave her wand over it ..... Weird machines these PCs...

I received this story a couple of days ago from a site which sends out inspirational tales every now and again. It appealed to my 'feel good' muscles and I hope you also enjoy it.

Helping Others ......
When my son was a young teenager, he and his friend set out in a bus across town to purchase skateboard axles. They each had $20. When they arrived downtown, they discovered they needed more money to cover bus fare and sales tax. They were short $3.75.

A branch of our bank was nearby, so they decided to go in and take out a loan. The teller told them that was not possible, but that they could get a cash advance on their parents' credit card. So they called home, but got no answer. They tried the teller again to see if anything more could be done. She referred them to the desk of the vice president. When he asked why the bank should give them a loan, they answered, "Because we're Boy Scouts and good students, and very trustworthy." He said that since they had no collateral, they would have to write out and sign an IOU. They did, and he in turn gave them the money they needed to complete their mission.

We found out later that this wonderful man lent the boys his own money. (My husband called him the next day asking for the same terms on a home loan!) In talking with the man, we learned that he had made many such loans, including a large one to a Navy wife whose allotment was delayed. He said he's been repaid almost 100 percent of the time, and that the opportunity to help others in this way was one of the most rewarding parts of his job. My son and his friend hopped on the bus the very next morning. They paid off their loan and received their IOU signed by the Vice President.

That was banking at its best !

Author Unknown.

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What happened in my birth year

I have received amails about folk's date of birth before, but this one is completely different. Give it a try and click on the link above ...




Cheers from the land of the Tartan, Love, Kate xxx.