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Help Larry Ride Again

 

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Larry Machula has been a friend of my husband for 33 years and for me about 10 years. It has been painful to watch a disease take a vibrant, positive, exciting personality and turn him into a quadriplegic state. Larry fought this disease with the greatest of courage and still remains mentally alert and determined to continue his life to the best of his ability.

Larry has a goal to be able to purchase a van that he is able to be transported in and around the countryside to encourage others of like situation and continue to succeed in business and to keep a certain amount of independence and pride.

You can help make this possible for Larry at “You Caring.com” and make a donation that will help him reach his goal.

Help Larry Ride Again

Here’a the link:
https://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-larry-ride-again/194167

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One Side Fighting To Die, The Other, Fighting To Live….

This video is an example of why we should  hold these men  in great esteem and give veterans the best care that our Country can provide .

They lost their friends and mates and suffered a life time of traumatic memories, all in the name of their Country.

WW2 Kamikaze Attack on USS Laffey

The most fierce kamikaze attack in naval history,but the men of the Greatest Generation kept their ship afloat.
Watch how low some of these attacks were.Very hard to hit incoming aircraft at this profile.

Amazing film footage… NOT scripted; actual sights…

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I Want Everyone In The World To See This Video – Pass It On Please

I have written poems about this subject, written stories but none of it will have been as affective as this video.

Please watch it and pass it on and if you are one of these people, take heed, you maybe missing the biggest opportunity of your life.

In fact I was out riding my bicycle yesterday and a guy was on the footpath with head down reading something on his iPhone, I saw him but he did not see me and when I gave him a shout he almost wet himself with fright. I had to laugh though, the shock on his face was so funny.

 

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The Anzac On The Wall

Being a bit of a Poet myself I thought you may get the same enjoyment out of this poem as I did. 

Enjoyment, well that may be the wrong word, maybe appreciation may be better,  as it brought it brought me to tears.

It is such a wonderful story but it brought some emotions  to the top as I have 3 friends that are just holding on to this life by a string and the sadness of this story made the tears flow. But thats ok sometimes you need something like this to bring things to a head and not hold on to them..

This poem is a beautiful Australian story. 

 

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THE LION KING Australia: Sings Circle of Life on Flight Home from Brisbane

Published on Apr 1, 2014
After an amazing day at THE LION KING Brisbane season launch announcement, members of the Australian cast felt so elated they decided to sing the ‘Circle of Life’ prior to take off on their flight back to Sydney!

So sit back and enjoy the amazing flash mob.

www.lionking.com.au

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10 Sentences That Can Change Your Perspective on Life

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February 19, 2014 · 3:14 PM

Poem Friday – 08/23/2013 – A hug And On The Cheek Kissed

Christopher Lane

A Hug And On The Cheek Kissed
Author Lesley Voth

Its a gorgeous morning, the air is fresh, sky has turned from night to sky blue
With a deep breath and a stretch, I am glad to be alive. Arn’t you?

Not for Christopher Lane, he will not see another day
He was shot in the back in a cruel and unforgivable way

Two black boys, they were bored wanted some fun
No thought for him or the hearts they tore apart, a Mothers beautiful son

Mr President, Al Sharpton, and Mr Jackson where are you now?
You made a hero of a boy who injured and attacked a man, thats how

Mr President is it that he was white you cannot visualize him to be your son
Was it your place to comment, no, it was not but too late the damage has been done

A man has been sent into hiding cannot show his face
An excuse for black kids, to kick and punch. These kids show no grace

Yes I am angry as ALL Australians naturally will be
Yes there will be repercussions, Traveller’s less from there you will see

I cannot imagine how this would tear at ones heart, how crushed one would feel
I am sure they will cry for a life time and would find the pain hard to heal

Never met you Christopher but I know you will be missed
A wonderful memory for your Mum and Dad when you walked in the door, a hug and on the cheek kissed

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Cardboard Boxes For Finnish Babies

I read this article today and was fascinated by it.  I guess I am not so concerned about giving children an equal start in life as I believe we all have our own individual destiny at the beginning of our life,  I was intrigued about the fact it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.

Anyway I thought it was a very interesting article and something I did not know about.

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For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.

It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.

The maternity package – a gift from the government – is available to all expectant mothers.

It contains bodysuit, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.

With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.

Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.

The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.

“Not only was it offered to all mothers-to-be but new legislation meant in order to get the grant, or maternity box, they had to visit a doctor or municipal pre-natal clinic before their fourth month of pregnancy,” says Heidi Liesivesi, who works at Kela – the Social Insurance Institution of Finland.

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‘Oh Lord Let Me Wake Up To This Just Once In My Life’

Is this not breathtaking. How beautiful would that be to be sitting there having breakfast and looking at the gorgeous view.
Breakfast on the ocean

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Manifesto For A Simple Life

Very Wise Words

Manifesto for a simple life

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