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Old Oct 29th, 2004, 10:41 AM   #1
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At the suggestion of Macdoc the Wise, I think that a thread dedicated to ONLY good news stories, be their international, national, local or personal, is appropriate. This thread should be self-monitored, thus, no one person controls this thread. It is for us to share our hopes and wishes for a more peaceful world, country, province, city, comminity, home. Paix, to one and all.

We should also thank Anne Murray for her song pertaining the lack of bad news on the TV, radion and in newspapers. And, as Judy Collins once sang, "Someday soon....". We shall see.
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Old Oct 29th, 2004, 10:46 AM   #2
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One of our doxies, Jack (aka "silent Jack" and "laid-back Jack for his lack of barking and his gentle nature) has been selected as a "companion dog" for a local senior's home. He is small enough to still sit on someone's lap, but he loves just to be close to a person and let him or her pet behind his ear. There are many seniors that had to give up their pet dog when they came into this care facility, and such dogs serve as a reminder of the companionship that a pet is able to bring to young and old.

This is my good news story of a personal nature.
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Old Oct 29th, 2004, 10:50 AM   #3
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Dr G....what a great idea!

My good news, I'm expected to be getting a new job soon downtown, so goodbye car burden (Beaches to Oakville).......

Hello public transport (hugs and kisses the front of a streetcar) not so much gas used by me now....take that ESSO!
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Old Oct 29th, 2004, 10:55 AM   #4
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Loafer, the idea was originated by Macdoc the Wise, so give him credit. I envisioned something like this to be absorbed in the Shangri-la Clubhouse, but this is a much more focused thread than The Shang. Hopefully, this Good News Thread will unseat The Shang as the most popular thread. We shall see.

Kudos to you, Loafer, on your new position.
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Old Oct 29th, 2004, 01:49 PM   #5
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Near and dear to Dr. Gs heart and that of ball fans around the world. The curse is broken the Sox won the world series.

Here's a whole string of good news events from the Toronto Star today who seemed to be thinking along the same lines.
Now you DO have to log in but it will remember your password and it takes like 10 seconds and it WILL bring a smile to your face.

Good news from real people

Here's a couple of samples of people helping strangers....from the Star artical

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Last Friday I stopped at a grocery store on my way home from a long, stressful day at grad school. When I came out, between juggling the grocery bags and unchaining my bike, I dropped my wallet on the street. I thought it was gone for sure, until the next morning when I heard from my aunt. A very kind person had found my wallet, then tracked down my relative in the phone book to get it back to me. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Ramsamujh, you truly gave me something to be thankful about this year.
Laura Pontoriero, Toronto, Oct. 12

I know that people in Toronto are known for their good deeds, but I want to say thanks to someone on Saturday near Malvern, P.A., while I was on vacation. While on my way to a large equestrian event, my boyfriend and I reached the gates only to find my purse missing. We turned around and went back to the last place I had it, a fast-food place for breakfast. I panicked, it had my ID, money and other valuables. Miraculously, someone had given the purse to the restaurant’s staff, with money, credit cards, and cell phone untouched. I want to extend a huge THANK YOU to that person in P.A!
Aubrie Holmberg, Bolton, Oct. 12
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Congrats loafer, Beaches to Oakville Just think reading, iTuning or just watching the harried crowd go bye.

Mahvelous dahling......



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Old Oct 29th, 2004, 01:59 PM   #6
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Macdoc the Wise, I think that your idea shall catch on as more and more people start to read this thread and realize that with all its faults, this is still a wonderful world we live in. Paix, mon ami.
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Old Oct 29th, 2004, 02:51 PM   #7
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Great thread... I have some really great news I'm busting at the seams to share, but I can't officially say at this time.

Stay tuned in the following weeks.

Yeah, I'm a tease. [img]graemlins/heybaby.gif[/img]
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awwww Manny, come on.......give us a hint ?
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He must have ordered a new G5 dual 2.5 - and awaiting delivery.

Meanwhile... grandpa had a poop! [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Old Oct 29th, 2004, 03:13 PM   #10
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MannyP..........a baby on the way? A new doxie pup? A new computer? A new job? A new whatever?
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