All caught up again, lovely stories and videos. Thanks for posting.
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Artist Hillary Fayle likes to stitch on unconventional materials. She says she started exploring the idea whilst studying embroidery at the Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester, England. As Fayle recounts on her website:
“I began with using found materials and fabric and transgressed to leaves upon my return to America. I generally try to use renewable, sustainable and environmentally friendly materials for my art, so this was an obvious choice.
These are leaves that I coat in a non-toxic preservative to protect them and make them slightly more resistant to tearing. I then stitch into them using a mix of traditional and original embroidery patterns and techniques. Upon finishing, they are framed accordingly. Although some of these are currently hanging in galleries, or part of private collections, I am happy to make custom pieces. If you are interested, please contact me.”
I have missed so much here!! That'll teach me to look through our threads more often and thoroughly!
I loved the story of the two bomber pilots. The course of a lot of lives was changed with the respect and even compassion of the German pilot. It would have been like shooting a wounded duck in the water. Lovely story, Lynn. Shows what mankind is capable of even in the midst of war.
I LOVE that dad and his baby girl singing! He is so animated and humorous. It has influenced his daughter to be the same. Such a good, happy thing to watch that really touched my heart and sure made me smile.
Here is one more dad with his little girl singing together. So good to see these dads spend time with their precious little girls. I will come back a little later to catch up on all the other good stuff!
If I live to be 100 then hope to still be this sharp minded.
Today's Story of Inspiration What an Elderly Woman Did While She Was Trapped In Her Tipped Over Car is a Sight to See! If someone gets trapped in a car it's definitely an emergency, but for an cool and collected elderly couple it was a opportunity to make the best Christmas card ever. You have to see what they did. Read full story >
Humans of New York (featured previously here and here), one of the Sifter’s favourite photo projects/Facebook page published an incredible story/portrait earlier today on Facebook and the photo already has over 750,000 likes in just five short hours. The photo will likely surpass the one million Likes milestone later today.
From the Facebook description:
“I had a child when I was sixteen. I got kicked out of high school because of all the absences. My family and community pretty much wrote me off. But right away I got a job at a sporting goods store. Soon I was able to get a job as a receptionist at a tax company, and they gave me enough responsibilities that I learned how to do taxes. Eventually I learned enough to become an associate.
Then I got offered a job at a smaller company, and even though it was a pay cut, they offered me responsibility over all the books– accounts payable, accounts receivable, everything. It was less money but I wanted that experience so I took the risk. And I’m so glad I did, because six months later, the controller of that company left and I was given that position. They told me they couldn’t officially call me the controller because I didn’t have a college degree.
So I finished my degree 5 months ago– just to make it official! So after having a child at sixteen, I made it all the way to controller of a company, without even having a college degree. Can you believe that? Honestly, I’ve been waiting to tell that story so long that I told it to a customer service representative on the phone last week. She was nice about it and pretended to care.”
Fantastic Lynn - thanks = agree with Sue - guardian angels
Thanks for the two stories Lynn, both Baloo and Charlie Brown had guardian angels when they needed them most. Just love those happy endings.
Charlie Brown was a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot with the 379th Bomber Group at Kimbolton , England . His B-17 was called 'Ye Old Pub' and was in a terrible state, having been hit by flak and fighters. The compass was damaged and they were flying deeper over enemy territory instead of heading home to Kimbolton.
Brown was scared and struggling to control his damaged and blood-stained plane.
BF-109 pilot Franz Stigler B-17 pilot Charlie Brown.
Aware that they had no idea where they were going, Franz waved at Charlie to turn 180 degrees. Franz escorted and guided the stricken plane to, and slightly over, the North Sea towards England .. He then saluted Charlie Brown and turned away, back to Europe ..
When Franz landed he told the CO that the plane had been shot down over the sea, and never told the truth to anybody. Charlie Brown and the remains of his crew told all at their briefing, but were ordered never to talk about it.
(L-R) German Ace Franz Stigler, artist Ernie Boyett, and B-17 pilot Charlie Brown.
When asked why he didn't shoot them down, Stigler later said, "I didn't have the heart to finish those brave men. I flew beside them for a long time. They were trying desperately to get home and I was going to let them do that. I could not have shot at them. It would have been the same as shooting at a man in a parachute."
This is a true story.
This was back in the days when there was honour in being a warrior. They proudly wore uniforms, and they didn't hide behind women and children, nor did they plant bombs amidst innocent crowds.
How times have changed.
All I am going to say is that these are all fantastic - still using tissue with the Make-A-Wish one - thanks, and that dancer with sneakers - you have got to be kidding - no idea how he does "point" with sneakers! And he has no spine - they way he moves .....
thanks for the good story about the bear Lynn
regards that video up there where you said I might know about posting the actual video Lynn
It is not a YouTube one so it will not show like those do as far as I know anyway.
I tried with the link but thats all it does --inserts link
Sue, I had the biggest smile on my face as I watched that adorable little girl and her wonderful father, sing together. I posted it on my page on Facebook. Thanks for bringing it to us. I love it!!
Today's Story of Inspiration This Bear Was Tranquilized and Almost Drowned in The Ocean. But A Hero Risked it All to Save Him. A big bear wandered his way into a neighborhood. But when he was tranquilized in order to get him back to safety it all went wrong... What happened next is pure heroism. Read full story >
Thanks for the info Lynn, I'd never heard of Claude Shannon before. It's truly amazing how far technology has come since he asked that question.
Here is a video of a truly wonderful father, the kind of father I wish every child had.
Heart wrenchingly beautiful....
All caught up now, thanks for all the lovely videos. Will post about how to post a you tube video in the computer thread.
Sandi, here's the link for us non Facebook users. Just had to remove the Facebook part of the address.
Hope something can be done about the python invasion, there was a documentary on PBS about the problem, they do seem to eat everything that moves.
Lynn, I don't do face book so can't find !
This article and video hits home because it's about my grandson-in-law's (Andi's husband's) cousin.
Andrea Brown shared a link: "Python Invasion Project: An interview..."
Python Invasion Project: An interview with a traditional Gladesmen family - Environment -...www.miamiherald.com
In the mornings, before the airboats rev up, the stillness that blankets Macks Fish Camp in the Everglades is broken only by splashing fish, bird chirps and shoes on gravel.
What Make-a-Wish Canada did for a sick little girl is inspiring.
Val, I used to be able to do it but now it's not working for me. This is what you have to do: type the word video, followed by a colon (video and directly next to it, paste your YouTube link. It will only work with YouTube.
Maybe Lily knows how to use the embed system ????
These are all great - thanks - question - here's a link - but how do I post the actual video???
I still have some catching up to do on this thread but what I saw tonight is fabulous!
Lynn, that young soldier brought tears to my eyes. He is one of those people whose beautiful spirit is obvious and it certainly shines through. I bet he did bring comfort to other soldiers when he sang... especially like that!
There is another one, a young woman, just below that video who sang "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" and it was just beautiful. She, too, has a shining-through spirit. I haven't heard that song for a long time.
Thanks to all who have posted these wonderful things that make us smile. There is too much of the opposite going on in the world and the GOOD things going on need more coverage.
Loved the airport guy Lynn, that would be my kind of paradise, peace and quiet the whole night long! Good to see he was able to keep himself amused, many people would have been completely lost in the same situation.
Lily - no you can't!
Can't beat the old ones can you?
Fantastic Dance Routine - James Cagney and Bob Hope
James Cagney and Bob Hope at a Friar's Club Meeting back when actors were real performers. Bob Hope was 52 and James Cagney was 56.
The year was 1955. For the young folks, here is something you've probably never seen before and, unfortunately, you may never see again. For us older folks, this is the best of the best, and we had it for many years! This is a side of these two entertainers you hardly ever saw, but it shows you their enormous talent.
Bob Hope, the best of comedians, and James Cagney, mostly cast as the bad guy, a gangster, in the movies.
Lynn great info and
Sue - amazing but sort-of sad at that age - they shouldbe outside playing - not playing the gansta role.
This kid is amazing!
Great story Sue.
Loved the video Lynn.
Mary, Bill DeMayo was a wonderful man - thank you for the post about him. A great photo.
Heard about those kids Sue - great!
Lynn - that is great - thanks!
Thank you, all my sisters, for the wonderful videos, articles and pictures. They give hope and show that humane, wonderful people are still around.
Here's a video of a very ingenious guy who was stuck in an airport for the night and made the very best of it.
2 Outstanding young men hacked an ATM, then went inside the bank to warn them.
I love horses - this is great and the photo and write-up - thanks Mary!
thanks Brenda heres another hero
Bill DeMayo 1/22/21 - 5/4/14 On May 4th of this year my family and I said goodbye to my father, Bill DeMayo, who passed gently, gracefully and elegantly from this world. He leaves a legacy of joy and brotherhood, love and perseverance. The excerpt below, written last year at Father's Day as a tribute to my father, the patriarch of Return to Freedom, is being shared to honor his memory this Father's Day. "For the last 15 years I have written to you about the plight of America’s wild horses. Today . . . I am writing with a heart that is full of admiration and love for one who helped build the foundation of Return to Freedom, one whose grace, courage and leadership renews my appreciation for those majestic stallions that are the patriarchs of their herd. . . I am writing from the heart of a daughter who stands in awe of her father. Bill DeMayo is my father and the patriarch of our family. Much like the rugged stallions that guide their herds to food, shelter and safety, my father is a self made man that fought to provide his family with everything we needed to be happy & healthy, enriched and whole. He was there at the beginning of this dream and helped me build Return to Freedom from the ground up. He held small fundraisers with his friends and colleagues to open our first bank account, and through the years he provided sage advice from his years in the accounting industry. He attended events, wrote letters and articles and was always there to nudge me when the chosen path did not feel quite right to him. Today, at 92 years of age, my father lives to see his daughter’s dream realized and is an active participant in it. And one day when he leaves this earth, it will be with those who he cherishes most at his side. His life has been about his family - every step, every choice, every hard won battle – was propelled by the love he carries for my mother, my sister and myself." - Neda DeMayo, June 2013 My father left this beautiful world for the next at sunrise May 4th 2014. He left elegantly and gracefully and on his own terms. He never complained and was positive and kind every moment until his last breath. My father supported my dream and passion to create Return to Freedom because he loved and believedin me... at first he thought he was simply supporting me and joined the Board lending his strong expertise in estate planning and tax accounting. But he later realized that it was the most fulfilling part of his life. He loved the visitors, the beauty of the horses and the ranch, and sharing his last 17 years with his family in this endeavor. Although we ache to see him and his twinkling eyes- he is present and his memory reminds us to enjoy each and every moment... and each other. He loved humanity, his family and friends. My family and I, and the many friends he gained along the way, will be filled forever with gratitude and admiration for who he was and how he lived his life. We love and honor him and we celebrate his return to freedom. For those who knew my father, or even those who have been moved by the work he helped to make possible, we have created the Bill DeMayo Legacy Fund in his memory. These funds will be earmarked for an endowment account to help protect and sustain the future of Return to Freedom. With Gratitude and Love, Neda DeMayo
Mary, it's a wonderful thing they are doing for the horses. thanks for the post.
http://www.returntofreedom.org/robert-redford-and-return-to-freedom/ robert redford helping wild horses
Lynn, thanks for the amazing video and article on the tattoo artist.
What a wonderful ability to have, kudos for all he does for women.
A tattoo artist who gives breast cancer survivors a new lease on life.
What an amazing child Lynn, he will go so far in life!
I wasn't sure where to post this but this thread seems the best to showcase this extraordinary little boy. Watch and listen to him and be astounded!
Cheryl, wow, that was an amazing video. Surely the squirrel found his or her guardian angel. Hope there were no lasting effects of drowning and coming back to life for it. What an outstanding human to take such care of a tiny creature.
You cannot keep a good man down, with men like this one it is easy to see how we won the war! Bless all the soldiers for their service and I hope we never have a WW3 to contend with.
Gee, I can't believe it's been so long since I've been here.
Mary, what a wonderful story about that amazing woman! God bless her.
Sue, wonderful posts -- I can't believe the beauty of those houses. The intricate paintings on the inside of the homes is something I would love in my home any day! There is probably a teaching method by the women to their daughters and it just carries on from there. I can't tell you enough how much I love the warmth and beauty!
Here is the story of a very great human being who brought a little squirrel back from the dead. Apparently it took him about an hour -- an hour of his life spent to save a tiny, precious life. Be sure to watch it when you have a bit of time to spare because it doesn't happen quickly.
Those are great Sue - thanks. wonder if up to code -
Here is an article with lots of photos about how women made the best of a bad situation and made their world a much prettier place.
Wonderful Sue - thanks - I don't ride a bus anymore but it is so true about how people stay away from those that they believe are inferior - is sad - love the story -
Cheryl - I think a wonderful place to post that - thanks.
Mary - love it - Peru has a special meaning to me as well.
It may seem odd to put this on the BEST of HUMANITY thread, but it's my way of being happy that Hitler's evil which saturated this beautiful planet in World War II did not win! We must be ever - and always - vigilant.
I can't remember the exact quote, but it's something like "Those who forget the past are [doomed] to repeat it." May we never forget it.
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what a great guy thanks Sue he was a true hero
Former War Amps CEO Cliff Chadderton has died. He did so much for veterans and all amputees. Here is an article about his incredible life and accomplishments. Read the comments under the article to get some first hand accounts of how we helped people.
Me too sisters, re- Charlie Chaplin, I considered Just posting the speech , which I am in awe of, Charlie actually wrote it!!! , but with the video and music, yes it makes us wince, but the speech and video clips change to uplift us, to how great we can be, us not Gov't's . First time I played the clip for my son's and their girlfriends, (I managed to download onto usb stick and played it through the TV !)
well at the end they were clapping, the girls were wiping tears away, then they realisd that the speech is over 60 years old, it really hit home to them, that Gov't's will try to dictate over and over,> The world needs to unite, against poverty, racism, cruelty, and start to share wealth, while caring for the earth and all who live on the earth, every living thing.
Plant the seed in the young, watch it grow, it can be done.
Last yes Hurrah for the Badgers, they out "foxed" the hunters, with a little help from their protectors, who turned up and formed a shield around them, while others behind the scene, captured and moved as many Badgers as they could, to a safe place. A triumph, because the Badgers are being innoculated against TB, and the proof is not substantial that their TB is connected with Bovine TB.
The Badgers are proof of what can happen when people work together for good, led by a man >Brian May, with a sincere heart. love to all hugs x wendy k x
Great news about the badgers, never a good thing when governments want to go on yet another killing spree. They are truly spectacular creatures who deserve their place in this world. Great speech too, boy it is still as relevant today as ever. Sadly it seems as nothing ever changes, just the faces of the evil ones. It is up to us to be the best we can be and spread the word that everyone can do and be better than we ever imagined.
Wendy i am so happy for the badgers i love them since i was a child reading the wind in the willows ,i hope our government are watching they are considering a badger cull here as well but we will not let that happen protest does work i think Brian May of queeen was a great spokesman for the badgers thank you for posting ,good morning Cheryl i agree it takes a whole village to raise a child
Glad you saw Janie, Sue. It was a powerful statement of human kindness, for sure. I love that Malala got that award. When I look at her I see an old soul who came here for a very particular purpose that will be life-changing to millions of girls and young women, and no doubt older women who never got the chance to even learn to read.
Wendy, I am so thrilled to hear about the stoppage of the badger cull! I agree with you that the media and petitions really did make a change, as they have in other animal matters. GOOD NEWS! And that's an awesome picture.
I love the Charlie Chaplin speech. Wow, doesn't it hit home? Whoever put the video together really didn't hold back. The pictures are very powerful. Everything he said is true, true, true, and humans need to smarten up. I do believe the good people outnumber the bad ones, but it's some of the countries leaders who cause such terrible mass destruction. I think society needs a turn-about in a number of areas, like all the junk that kids are subject to far too young. We need to get back to IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD.
BADGER CULL STOPPED
OUR "GOV'T HAD TO BACK DOWN AND ADMIT THE CULL HAPPENING TO BADGERS WAS NOT WORKING, AND IT HAS BEEN CALLED OFF,
I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT IT WAS THE PROTEST , THAT KEPT THE BADGERS PLIGHT IN A PROMINANT POSITION IN THE MEDIA, AND THE PETITIONS LANDING AT NUMBER 10 DOWNING STREET,> WE WILL BE WATCHING CLOSELY AND NOT GETTING COMPLACENT THOUGH,>>>> BUT FOR TODAY TO >DEFENDERS OF ANIMALS, ESPECIALLY OUR INDIGENOUS "PROTECTED" BADGER,> IN YOUR EYE CAMERON<<>> X WENDY K X & KELLY CATSXXXX
YOUR SAFE NOW >AND WE ARE WATCHING XXXXX
Lovely video Cheryl, thanks for posting it. Makes me want to take a long warm bath. Janie was a very lucky dog to find such a caring human to teach her that touch can be a good thing, wonderful video, crying very happy tears now, thanks for posting. Here is some Malala news posted this morning.
November 18, 2013
If you didn't see Janie's story, pop back and have a look. It's a lesson in human caring and kindness, and a lot of patience.
THANK YOU JUNE! This link was on the same page as those wonderful lion cubs on the other thread. As I type this, they are showing it on Dr. Drew's show. The video has gone viral.