[Northkeep] Some good news...completely off topic

Anawyn at aol.com Anawyn at aol.com
Sat Jul 31 12:08:11 PDT 2010

You are so right - we can all use good news - bad news will find us fast  
enough. Thanks for sharing that - you made my day!
In a message dated 7/30/2010 12:15:07 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net writes:

I know  that since it rarely comes around we could all use a little good 
news now  
and again just to remind us to keep hoping and dreaming because sometimes  
things do happen and when they do they sort of make the rest of it  all 
while...or at least not seem so bad.

So my good news is  not really mine, it belongs to my brother Tim. Tim for 
any of 
you who  might have ever met him is a real character. A big ol'country boy 
who is  
truly a real American red neck, farm worker, and truck driver. Tim lives  
in a 
single wide trailer on a dirt road with his wife and three of his 5  kinds. 
old Dodge truck can be heard for miles before you ever see  the cloud of 
dust it 
kicks up as he speeds his way Dukes of Hazzard style  down the dirt roads 
he lives. Tim is a good guy but from time to  time his antics have put him 
contact with the local law, this is in a  way one of those times. The Linn 
Missouri Sheriff made a call on my  parents trying to find where Tim lived 
then came out to speak to  him...this visit was not as a law enforcement 
but as the husband  of an elementary teacher where my brothers sons attend 
school. According  to what I was told the Sheriff's wife had mentioned 
who is my  brothers oldest son. The Sheriff remembered Austin from the time 
had to  make a call out to my parents house. It had been a few years ago 
when the  
family dog attacked Austin. The attack resulted in the loss of one of  
ears. The Sheriff remembered how surprisingly gentle, sweet, and  
good that dog actually was. The Sheriff also rememberd how  sad the boys 
that it had to be put down, but this is not about a dog.  This is about 
Tom Parks and his conversation with my brother.  Sheriff Parks is a long 
member of a fraternal organization known  for their amazing acts of charity 
especially towards children. Sheriff  Parks it seems had been calling 
members of his order all over the  State of Missouri after his talk with 
wife...in Saint Louis he had  gotten the answer he was after. The Masonic 
Shriners of Missouri it seems  have found the funds and a way for little 
to get his ear back. They  will be taking care of it all, something that my 
brother and his family  would never be able to do on their own. A young boy 
is really just a  great every day average kid will now be able to grow up 
out having to  face the cruelty of dealing with looking different from the 
kids. He  will be able to play baseball and go to school and do all the 
little boys do and will no longer get picked on because he looks different  
because he only has one ear...This is the good news I received and wanted  
share with you.

Thank  you.

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