Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

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The Marine’s Father

I got this in an email a week ago and have been debating on posting it. Now I can think of no better time to post it and to start the new year with the thought of a random act of kindness for all of us. I have experienced plenty of them here on OLA.COM

Warning: you will probably need a kleenex or two.
Here’s an inspirational story about love and a random act of kindness that will bring tears to your eyes.

A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside.
“Your son is here,” she said to the old man. She had to repeat the words several times before the patient’s eyes opened.

Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man’s limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement.
The nurse brought a chair so that the Marine could sit beside the bed. All through the night the young Marine sat there in the poorly lighted ward, holding the old man’s hand and offering him words of love and strength. Occasionally, the nurse suggested that the Marine move away and rest awhile.

He refused. Whenever the nurse came into the ward, the Marine was oblivious of her and of the night noises of the hospital – the clanking of the oxygen tank, the laughter of the night staff members exchanging greetings, the cries and moans of the other patients.
Now and then she heard him say a few gentle words. The dying man said nothing, only held tightly to his son all through the night.

Along towards dawn, the old man died. The Marine released the now lifeless hand he had been holding and went to tell the nurse. While she did what she had to do, he waited.
Finally, she returned. She started to offer words of sympathy, but the Marine interrupted her.
“Who was that man?” he asked.

The nurse was startled, “He was your father,” she answered.

“No, he wasn’t,” the Marine replied. “I never saw him before in my life.”

“Then why didn’t you say something when I took you to him?”

“I knew right away there had been a mistake, but I also knew he needed his son, and his son just wasn’t here. When I realized that he was too sick to tell whether or not I was his son, knowing how much he needed me, I stayed.”

Be safe, be healthy, be happy and most of all be careful on this night of celebration.

Happy New Year to all

Remember Board Games?

Remember the old board games? When people and families would sit around the table in the evening, have some popcorn and enjoy playing a board game? The wonderful feeling of belonging?

Well, for goodness sakes, start checking out the old board games! Have one night a week when your family gets together and actually sit together, having fun!! I have oodles of these although I've bookmarked a couple more!!


Gather your investigators for the CSI The Board Game Based on the TV Series from Spock100!

So, whatever your fancy, get your friends and family together for an old-fashioned evening of fun!! Get out the board games, buy some new ones and take life a little easier!! Slow down a little! Enjoy!!

We have lots of games on and great deals!! Come and check them out!!

And if you like to browse, stop on over to Korn Kountry Treasures! Lots of great deals!!
Thank you and Happy New Year!!