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    Here's a heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little girl
    and some construction workers. This will make you believe that we can
    make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time.

    A young family moved into a house next door to a vacant lot. One day, a
    construction crew came in and began building a house on the empty lot.
    The family's 5-year-old daughter became interested in all the activity
    going on next door and spent much of each day observing the workers.

    Eventually, the construction crew, all of them gems-in-the-rough, more
    or less adopted her as a project mascot. They chatted with her, let her
    sit with them while they took coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her
    little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important. At the end
    of the first week, the men presented her with a pay envelope which
    contained $2.00. The little girl took this home to her mother, who said
    all the appropriate words of admiration, and suggested that they take
    the money she received to the bank to start a savings account. When they
    talked to the bank teller, she was equally impressed and asked the
    little girl how she had earned her very own pay check at such a young
    age. The child proudly replied, "I worked last week with the crew
    building the house next door to us." My goodness gracious, "said the
    teller, "and will you be working on the house again this week too?"

    The little girl replied, "I will if those A-holes at Home Depot ever
    deliver the f*^%n' sheet rock."

    Kind'a brings a tear to the eye...doesn't it?
    "Pizza, the world's most perfect food."

  • #2
    Re: Hearwarming and uplifting!

    High five on that one! Great joke! Thanks for posting and making me laugh.
    Everyone makes mistakes. The trick is to make mistakes when nobody is looking.



    • #3
      Re: Hearwarming and uplifting!

      I needed that, thanks
      Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste
      like chicken...

      My 44" oven in progress...


      • #4
        Re: Hearwarming and uplifting!

        Very cool!
        "Building a Brick oven is the most fun anyone can have by themselves." (Terry Pratchett... slightly amended)



        • #5
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          Brings to mind one I heard a long time ago
          Mother has twin sons and they are at the age that they are just driving her crazy, bad language, bad behavior, you name it. A wits end she takes them to a child psychologist and in the meeting she had with the doctor following the appointment she asked about the treatment. The doctor says, "Maam, I have no other advice for you than the very next time one or both of the boys does something inappropriate just take whatever is in you hand and beat the crap out of him!" "Really!" the mother says. "Really!" So the next morning Mom is in the kitchen when the boys come trouncing down the stairs and she asks, "What would you like for breakfast?" The first boy answers, "I want some GD oatmeal!" She takes the cast iron pan in her hand and beats that child senseless. Then she says to the other, "What would you like for breakfast?" To which he says, "I don't know, but I sure as hell don't want no GD oatmeal!"
          "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. " Charles Mingus
          "Build at least two brick ovens...one to make all the mistakes on and the other to be just like you dreamed of!" Dutch


          • #6
            Re: Hearwarming and uplifting!

            Funny !!!!

            True Story ( as told by my mother)

            When I first learned that bad words exsisted I was compelled to try them out. When my mother served my breakfast I looked at it and said..

            What the F^&(*&^ is this ?

            As I was being bodily dragged to the bathroom I yelled

            What the H$%^ are you doing ?

            And finally, having recieved a well deserved bar of soap in the mouth I proclaimed

            This tastes like S^&*

            To this day I do not use "bad" langauge and have learned to dislike the taste of soap

            Sharpei Diem.....Seize the wrinkle dog


            • #7
              Re: Hearwarming and uplifting!

              Originally posted by Dutchoven View Post
              twin sons

              True Story....

              a friend has twin grandsons.....so I cut out an article and put it on their door of twin boys that drove a car at a very young age.....one on the pedal and one on the steering.

              damn, those kids can get into all kinds of trouble!!
              Sharing life's positives and loving the slow food lane