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    Leave it to Larry to screw up a good thread. I figured I could actually view one of his posts in this thread. Obviously a mistake.

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    Now, back to ACTUAL awesomeness: https://twitter.com/i/status/1150508195561050114

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston Red View Post
    Now, back to ACTUAL awesomeness: https://twitter.com/i/status/1150508195561050114
    Big thumbs up!

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    ‘Frugal’ carpenter secretly saves $3M to send 33 kids to college

    By Hannah Sparks

    July 19, 2019 | 12:27pm

    An Iowa man who owned only two pairs of jeans and saved every penny he made had one dying wish: to send small town Iowa kids to college.

    “He was that kind of a blue-collar, lunch pail kind of a guy,” Steve Nielsen, friend to Schroader, tells KCCI. “[He] went to work every day, worked really hard, was frugal like a lot of Iowans.”

    Dale Schroeder grew up poor. He didn’t marry, have children or go to college, and worked as a carpenter at the same business for 67 years without complaint. He didn’t have much, save a secret savings account with nearly $3 million.

    “He wanted to help kids that were like him that probably wouldn’t have an opportunity to go to college but for his gift,” says Nielsen.

    The money Schroeder saved helped 33 Iowa teenagers go to college free of charge. Kira Conrad is one of “Dale’s Kids.”

    “I broke down into tears immediately,” Conard says.
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    Wrapping up the final night of an 8 day family trip to Madrid and Barcelona. Took a day trip to the Pyrenees on Sunday to see the Tour de France and stopped at Montserrat on the way back into Barcelona. For our final night tonight we did a 3.5 hour cooking class (sangria, tapas and dinner) with an absolutely brilliant young woman who was wise beyond her age (25) and seemed to connect with our almost 16 year-old daughter in subtle yet profoundly impactful ways.

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    This was a righteous thing to do.

    Ohio State Fair hosting sensory-friendly morning for people with autism, special sensory needs
    Posted 6:59PM July 19, 2019 by Natasha Anderson


    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State Fair is turning down the lights and the noise to help make the fair more enjoyable for people with special sensory needs, such as autism.

    The Ohio State Fair Sensory-Friendly Morning will be held Wednesday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    All aspects of the fair — from parking to waiting in lines for rides — will be more accessible.

    Click here to get a parking pass for the event.

    “The Ohio State Fair isn’t just about food and rides – it is about community. We want to make the Fair as enjoyable as possible for all Ohioans, and Sensory Friendly Morning is one way we can achieve that goal,” Ohio State Fair General Manager Virgil Strickler told OCALI, who helped make this event possible.

    Fairgoers will have the opportunity to ride the rides with no flashing lights or music, visit the fair’s many educational activities, take a break in the OCALI Quiet Room and explore multiple activities in the shade of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Park.

    OCALI has also provided a social narrative for families to go over before heading to the fair. Click here to download that printable PDF.

    The Ohio State Fair runs from July 24 to August 4. Click here for more information on fair tickets and a complete schedule of events
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    The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is a reminder of the good that humans can do. They recently held an event to give beach accessibility to the disabled.

    https://www.nj.com/monmouth/2019/07/...oundation.html

    As someone with a gradually progressive spinal cord injury caused by the radiation treatment I received for cancer over 20 years ago, I pay a lot more attention to these stories than I used to. And as someone who was fortunate enough to grow up a beach kid, one of the many crushing moments I've had in the past five years was when I discovered I no longer had the leg strength or stability to walk on sand. So I was particularly moved by this story.

    The Reeve Foundation does so much good work to help those with spinal cord injuries improve their lives, maintain as much independence as possible, and just as importantly, retain their dignity. This beach accessibility story is just a drop in the ocean (pun intended) of great works being done by these folks.

    Incidentally, I briefly rehabbed at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in NJ, the same place Christopher Reeve rehabbed after his accident. The doctors and therapists at Kessler are about the closest thing to angels I've ever found walking among us mere mortals. It's just about enough to restore my faith in humanity.
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    Message in a bottle from Hawaii finds way to Santa Rosa family after 13 years

    Ask Eric McDermott. He’s the guy who found the lightly scuffed water bottle last April, crusty with mud, sealed shut and empty, but for a folded and rolled piece of 8-by-11-inch paper with black, handwritten lettering and the date: January/February 2006.

    Also spelled out were the names of three children — siblings from the Bricker family, then ages 4, 7, and 10 — and the Norman, Oklahoma, street address they called home for 3 years between long-term stays in Santa Rosa.

    When McDermott, an Earth Day volunteer motoring by boat around the Russian River estuary in search of trash to collect, found the bottle and the message therein, the Brickers had long since moved back to Sonoma County and the children were mostly grown up.

    One had finished college. One was married.
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    I don't know if this is the right place for it, but that's pretty awesome IMHO.


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    I hope this comes through. It is an awesome video.

    https://twitter.com/i/status/1158227044456644608
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