Monthly Archives: July 2012

Reality is Fabulous: 250 Anecdotes and Stories

Short Description This book contains 250 anecdotes, including this one: Marion Davies once invited teetotaler Calvin Coolidge to one of her parties and deliberately served him sweet wine, telling him that it was fruit juice. Mr. Coolidge liked the beverage … Continue reading

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“I’m Just an Average Person, No Amazing Talents, No Special Abilities, Just a Motive to Help”

In July 2012, Sam Nagy of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, had an operation to remove one of his kidneys so it could be transplanted into a complete stranger. Mr. Nagy is a 20-year-old banking administrator, the youngest altruistic organ donor … Continue reading

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“My Mom and I were Talking About Ways that Children could Give Back. I Thought Maybe It would be a Good Idea to Donate My Presents. I Decided Right Then I would Do That Every Other Year”

In May 2012, Gabby Smart, a 12-year-old girl who lives in Clinton, Montana, asked for horse supplies for her birthday. The horse supplies weren’t for her; they were for Bitterroot Valley’s Willing Servants, a horse-rescue charity. Gabby and her mother, … Continue reading

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“You Never Know When You Might Find Yourself in a Situation to Help Someone in Distress”

On 19 April 2012 in Pickens County, South Carolina, Michael Rowland left work and decided to take a different route home. Not far from his home, he saw what appeared to be a light flashing on and off in a … Continue reading

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Melanie Thurston, Kristie Jobe, and a Punch Bowl Filled with Silver Dollars

In August 1983 in Bryant, Arkansas, Odell Witham, the operator of the Chief Gas Station, made a mistake. He put a moneybag containing $1,080 on top of his car and drove off. Fortunately, two honest teenagers found the money: Melanie … Continue reading

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“I Won’t Forget You”

In June 2006, Paddy Keogh of Darwen Funeral Services in Darwen, England, stopped into a store to buy a Jim Reeves CD containing the songs “I Won’t Forget You” and “You’re the Only Good Thing (That’s Happened To Me).” Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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“You Rock, Mom!”

In February 2012, Maureen Walsh, State Representative from Walla Walla, Washington, gave a speech to 97 of her colleagues in the Washington Legislature in which she supported legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. Actor George Takei, best known for playing … Continue reading

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