Hi; It will sadden you to learn that 'grunt' otherwise known as Dan McMurray, died on Wednesday 15th of February. He had been fighting off lung cancer, and it seemed he had it beaten, but he called 9-1-1 that morning and was gone before the ambulance could get there. It was sudden and un-expected. His funeral will be on the 22nd, in Creston, BC, Canada. Could you perhaps help spread the word on this forum and let any other interested parties know. My e-mail address is email@example.com if you want to know more
Post by 12540dumont on Feb 24, 2012 15:35:22 GMT -5
Thursday, April 26, 2012 Is Pay it Forward Day. Mark your calendars.
Watch the Pay it Forward Day Trailer
In 2011, participants paid it forward in 35 countries with 7 state & 15 city proclamations. For this year’s international Pay it Forward Day (PIFD) we are aiming to inspire over 3 million acts of kindness around the world. Imagine the difference that would make!
Post by mnjrutherford on Feb 24, 2012 20:52:52 GMT -5
Wow, what timing.
Yesterday morning when we turned on the morning news at 6 a.m., we discovered that there was a house near us burning and that 3 children were trapped inside. By mid-day we (our town) was shocked to learn that the trapped children were dead. The mother and 5 other children were in the hospital. The dad, who was at work when the fire started was "distraught" to put it mildly. The mom and 3 of the children are still critical.
Before even going to bed I had several email from our homeschooling group about pulling together donations. I talked to Mike about it. This morning he talked to our boys about it and they both agreed to donate $10 each from their savings account. We grown-ups donated $30. There are some other events being planned to help the family every way we can that we are planning to participate in.
So Dan, Val, The Pittman Family are being "Paid Forward" in your honor. Thank you for your inspiration and boundless love.
Jo - A developing farmer based on Bible teachings. Diversity, research, and chemical independence are key. Our top soil is about 12 to 18 inches of depleted sandy loam. Under that is a layer of light colored clay. Our sons will soon have more information as they learn to dig deeper and deeper holes.
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