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  • Perspecitve....

    Lest we forget what is truly unique about this team. Here is part of it...

    In a supermarket, Kurtis the stock boy, was busily
    working when a new voice came over the intercom
    asking for a carry-out at check register 4.


    Kurtis was almost finished, and wanted to get some
    fresh air, and decided to answer the call. As he
    approached the check-out stand a distant smile
    caught his eye, the new check-out girl was beautiful.
    She was an older woman (maybe 26, and he was
    only 22) and he fell in love.


    Later that day, after his shift was over, he waited
    by the punch clock to find out her name. She came
    into the break room, smiled softly at him and
    took her time card and punched out, then left. He
    looked at her card and saw her name was Brenda.


    Next day, he waited outside as she left the
    supermarket, and offered her a ride home. He
    looked harmless enough, and she accepted. When
    he dropped her off, he asked if maybe he could see
    her again, outside of work. She simply said it
    wasn't possible. He pressed and she explained
    she had two children and she couldn't afford a
    baby-sitter, so he offered to pay for the baby-sitter.
    Reluctantly she accepted his offer for a date the
    following Saturday.


    That Saturday night he arrived at her door only
    to have her tell him that she was unable to go
    with him. The baby-sitter had called and canceled.
    To which Kurtis simply said, "Well, let's take
    the kids with us."


    She tried to explain that taking the children
    was not an option, but again not taking no for
    an answer, he pressed. Finally Brenda, brought
    him inside to meet her children. She had an older
    daughter who was just cute as a bug, Kurtis thought,
    then Brenda brought out her son in a wheelchair.
    He was born a paraplegic with down syndrome.
    Kurtis asked Brenda, "I still don't understand why
    can't the kids come with us?"


    Brenda was amazed. Most men would run
    away from a woman with two kids, especially if
    one had disabilities, just like her first husband and
    the father of her children had done.


    That evening Kurtis and Brenda loaded up
    the kids, went to dinner and the movies. When her
    son needed anything Kurtis took care of him.


    When he needed to use the rest room, he
    picked him up out of his chair, took him, and
    brought him back. The kids loved Kurtis. At the
    end of the evening, Brenda knew this was the man
    she was going to marry and spend the rest of her
    life with. A year later, they were married and Kurtis
    adopted both of her children and since then they
    have added two more kids.


    So what happened to the stock boy and
    check-out girl? Well, Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Warner,
    now live in St. Louis, where he is employed by the
    St. Louis Rams as their quarterback.

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  • MOM
    The Potato Heads-- More Humor
    by MOM
    THE POTATO HEADS


    Well, Girl Potato and Boy Potato had eyes for each other. Finally they
    got married and had a little sweet potato they called "Yam." Of course,
    they wanted the best for Yam. When it was time, they told her about the
    facts of life.

    They warned her about going out and getting half-baked, so she wouldn't
    get accidentally mashed and get a bad name for herself like "Hot Potato"
    and end up with a bunch of Tater Tots. Yam said not to worry, no Spud
    would get her into the sack and make a rotten potato out of her!

    But on the other hand, she wouldn't stay home and become a Couch Potato
    either. She would get plenty of exercise so as not to be skinny like her
    Shoestring cousins.

    When she went off to Europe, Mr. and Mrs. Potato told Yam to watch out
    for the hard boiled guys from Ireland. And the greasy guys from France
    called the French Fries.

    And, when she went out West, to watch out for the Indians so she wouldn't
    get scalloped. Yam said she would stay on the straight and narrow and
    wouldn't associate with those high-class Yukon Golds or the ones from the
    other side of the tracks who advertise their trade on all the trucks that
    say, "Frito Lay."

    Mr. and Mrs. Potato sent Yam to Idaho P.U. (that's Potato University) so
    when she graduated she'd really be in the chips. But in spite of all
    they did for her, one day Yam came home and announced
    she was going to marry Tom Brokaw.

    Tom Brokaw! Mr. and Mrs. Potato were very upset. They told Yam she
    couldn't possibly marry Tom Brokaw because he's


    just........................





    Are you ready for this?.............................





    Are you sure? ............................






    OK! Here it is! ...............................






    A COMMON TATER !!
    -05-27-2005, 11:05 PM
  • RamsFan16
    Dixon mourned by 1,200 at funeral
    by RamsFan16
    Dixon mourned by 1,200 at funeral
    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES -- Basketball coach Maggie Dixon, who suddenly died last week at 28 after leading Army's women's team to its first NCAA Tournament berth, was mourned Tuesday by her cadet squad, former teammates and brother, Pittsburgh men's coach Jamie Dixon.

    "She made reality out of our once-intangible dreams," Army forward Ashley Magnani told 1,200 mourners attending the funeral at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church in her childhood parish.


    AP Photo
    Pitt men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon kisses the coffin of his sister Maggie on Tuesday.

    "Coach Dixon, our angel, we promise to make you proud," Magnani added.

    Dixon died in New York on April 6 after suffering heart arrhythmia.

    The 1999 University of San Diego graduate had only been at West Point since October, inheriting a team that struggled initially but won nine of its last 11 games and got to the tournament, where it lost in the first round.

    She had previously been a top assistant to DePaul coach Doug Bruno after her WNBA dreams ended when she was cut by the Los Angeles Sparks after a May 2000 tryout.

    Her brother Jamie, who had encouraged her to go into coaching, told mourners that he and his sister used to talk every day and she gave him inspiration.

    "She saw the good in everyone. She made everyone around her a better person. She made me a better person. I've said this before -- when I grow up I want to be just like her," Jamie Dixon said.

    Msgr. Robert Gallagher began the service by blessing the casket.

    "Our sister has been called back to the Lord now, for some mysterious reason," he said and noted he came to the parish in 1977, only two months after Dixon was baptized, and watched her grow from "a scrawny little kid."

    Citing a New Testament passage in which Jesus says, "In my father's house, there are many dwelling places," Gallagher added, "I'm not sure how many basketball courts. But you know, Maggie would take any room that the Lord would prepare for her."

    A picture of Dixon's Army team was placed just below the altar.

    "She reached every one of their souls," said Army athletic director Kevin Anderson.

    Anderson said the last time he talked to her he was concerned she would be hired away and she promised she would not leave -- but she did.

    "I was very mad last week. However, I had to consider who hired her," he said.

    Acquaintances also described Dixon's life beyond basketball, including a passion for cooking and travel.

    "She was splendid at loving life and passionately sharing it with all of us," said DePaul athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto.
    ...
    -04-17-2006, 01:14 AM
  • ramsanddodgers
    There she shoots, Miss America.....
    by ramsanddodgers
    Armed Miss America 1944 stops intruder
    The Associated Press
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    http://www.missamerica.org

    WAYNESBURG, Ky. --Miss America 1944 has a talent that likely has never appeared on a beauty pageant stage: She fired a handgun to shoot out a vehicle's tires and stop an intruder. Venus Ramey, 82, confronted a man on her farm in south-central Kentucky last week after she saw her dog run into a storage building where thieves had previously made off with old farm equipment.

    Ramey said the man told her he would leave. "I said, 'Oh, no you won't,' and I shot their tires so they couldn't leave," Ramey said.

    She had to balance on her walker as she pulled out a snub-nosed .38-caliber handgun.

    "I didn't even think twice. I just went and did it," she said. "If they'd even dared come close to me, they'd be 6 feet under by now."

    Ramey then flagged down a passing motorist, who called 911.

    Curtis Parrish of Ohio was charged with misdemeanor trespassing, Deputy Dan Gilliam said. The man's hometown wasn't immediately available. Three other people were questioned but were not arrested.

    After winning the pageant with her singing, dancing and comedic talents, Ramey sold war bonds and her picture was adorned on a B-17 that made missions over Germany in World War II, according to the Miss America Web site.

    Ramey lived in Cincinnati for several years and was instrumental in helping rejuvenate Over-the-Rhine historic buildings. She returned to Kentucky in 1990 to live on her farm.

    "I'm trying to live a quiet, peaceful life and stay out of trouble, and all it is, is one thing after another," she said.
    -04-20-2007, 07:10 PM
  • txramsfan
    Feeling down? Read this.....from PB, MO
    by txramsfan
    http://www.darnews.com/articles/2005/05/24/news/news1.txt


    PBHS grad shocked to see mom there: A walk to remember


    PBHS graduate Eric Scott poses for a picture with his mother, Sandra, who has Multiple Sclerosis. Scott had no idea his mother would be attending the 2005 graduation ceremony Thursday. (DAR/Paul Davis)
    By JACKIE HARDER ~ Staff Writer
    All those years Eric Scott wore a Poplar Bluff Mules uniform, whether it was football, wrestling or track - his biggest fan was never in the stands to cheer him on.

    Eric's mother, Sandra, never attended any honor assemblies or awards banquets. She never came to any of Eric's JROTC competitions. She didn't get to see her only son make the grand march at senior prom.

    For the most part, Sandra has missed all the "big events" in her son's life. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis about the same time she became pregnant. Over the past 18 years, her disease has progressed to the point where she has been bed-bound for years. She must have an ambulance bed in order to be transported, as well as be accompanied by a medical aide or her husband, Keith.

    Though Eric often brought home video tapes for his mom to watch, Sandra would have given anything to have been there in person. As his high school graduation approached, Eric had no reason to think this event would be different.

    But thanks to the thoughtfulness of friends and the kindness of strangers, Sandra was given the opportunity to attend Eric's graduation last Thursday at the Black River Coliseum.

    "I had no idea she would be there until I walked in the door. It was awesome," Eric said. "It's hard to explain in words what that meant. It was amazing."

    Sandra, too, has a difficult time putting her feelings into words, mainly due to her loss of motor skills. Even so, her emotions are written all over her face.

    "It meant the world to me," she said. "I am so proud of him."

    She has every reason to be proud. Eric earned a full-ride, four-year JROTC scholarship to attend Arkansas State University this fall. He has eight varsity letters and graduated with a college prepatory certificate. Sandra and Keith Scott's walls are covered with Eric's awards and honors, dating back to his days on Little League baseball teams.

    "But I don't think we could have been prouder than we were at graduation. We are so thankful she got to go," Keith said, smiling at his wife. "I know it meant the world to her. Eric will only graduate from high school one time ..."

    "And I got to see it," Sandra said, finishing her husband's thoughts.

    The idea of bringing Sandra to the PBHS Class of 2005 graduation ceremony was that of Patty Boyers. Boyers became acquainted with the Scott family a few years...
    -05-24-2005, 01:58 PM
  • MOM
    I never gave her permission....
    by MOM
    ....to grow up. Little baby SamiRam starts Kindergarten at 8:00 tomorrow morning. I just KNOW I will be the blubbering idiot when we drop her off. Does that make me horrible?
    -08-24-2005, 06:37 PM
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