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Friday Fun: "Letters - We Get Letters ..."


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Birthday, Cards, Letters, Veterans, WWII Veteran )

Joanne
- 140 days ago - politicsplus.org
A post by SoINeedAName on TomCat's blog. A hundred-year-old veteran celebrates his birthday with more help than he would have believed possible.



   

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Freya H (344)
Saturday March 2, 2019, 2:58 pm
Page not found. :( Apparently something went wrong with your link. Hey, it happens.
 

David C (75)
Saturday March 2, 2019, 3:04 pm
Page not found, but if I searched for Politics Plus I was able to find it......love the song "We get letters"....a local sports radio host uses it for his emails so I know the song well....love the story about the centennial veteran.....last I heard 10K letters and more!
 

Joanne D (37)
Saturday March 2, 2019, 3:04 pm
NOTE: Politics Plus has bee more or less off line for the last day, and the link I used gives you a 404 error. This one works:
https://www.politicsplus.org/blog/2019/03/01/friday-fun-letters-we-get-letters/
but you will have to cut and paste it - andwhen it loads, scroll down.

Also, when you post a comment there, it will show you a bunch of gibberish instead of the page. But if you close that window and come back through the link above (still cutting, pasting, and scrolling, sorry) you should see it.

I saw this on Daily Kos also. What a joy! People really can be wonderful when they open their hearts. (And, yes, I remember Perry Como well.)

I particularly liked Jessica's last two paragraphs on DK -

"It’s not too late to send Cuba a card, by the way. His birthday may be Mar. 2, but the parties are far from over, and it’s going to take him a while to make it through all of his cards—why not toss another on the pile?

And if you’re convinced Cuba’s got enough, why not contact your local senior residential facilities? See if you can brighten the day of some of the oldsters living near you, who might be alone in this life—or at least feel like it."

Especially the suggestion on how to share the wealth.
 

Freya H (344)
Saturday March 2, 2019, 3:58 pm
OK, got it to work. Thanks!
 

Pat B (354)
Saturday March 2, 2019, 4:54 pm
Enjoyed watching Perry as a child sing as a child, still do! Love Perry Como!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Cuba! What a wonderful way to celebrate this gentleman! I'll send him a card for sure, he deserves that, and more, imho.

Delightful post, Thanks, Nameless,
and to Joanne for cross posting.
 

Pat B (354)
Saturday March 2, 2019, 5:16 pm
*oops, I enjoyed watching Perry Como singing, and remember watching him on TV as a child.
(What I should have written.) lol
 

Lynn S (235)
Saturday March 2, 2019, 11:37 pm
Perry Como was a mainstay in our house when I was growing up!

My paternal grandfather, to whom I was very close, died 6 months shy of his 100th birthday and was a wonderful man cherished by the nurses and care aids. They would do anything for him even stopping by his bathroom to wash his face, comb his hair and put on a suit jacket before being wheeled into the dining room for lunch. He sat with 3 ladies at his table and just pleasantly nodded during conversations. He could not hear a thing. They all thought he was a dream! He died 28 years ago this coming April.

Joe Cuba reminds me of my grandad! Happy Birthday Joe Cuba!
 

Barbara S (0)
Sunday March 3, 2019, 12:14 am
not found
 

Lona G (66)
Sunday March 3, 2019, 5:33 am
What a delightful story. Joe Cuba deserves each and every one of those 1600+ cards and letters and I'm sure he's enjoying all of them. Let's do a repeat on your 101st birthday, Joe!
 

Animae C (508)
Sunday March 3, 2019, 6:01 am
AWWWWW what a wonderful response, WOW he received 16,000+ wishes & cards!!!
Brookdale Midwestern sounds like a wonderful place!!
Happy Birthday GI Joe - Joe Cuba!!!

Thanx SoINeedAName & Joanne
 

Animae C (508)
Sunday March 3, 2019, 6:02 am
Colleen, i can only view the first page of C2NN, too.
i have sent Eric a message via the 'site feedback' button, bottom right hand side of all C2 pages!
i don't know what else to do!

If anyone here is a member of Eric's group 'Feedback & Suggestions',
can you please let him know that Colleen & i are having this problem!
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday March 3, 2019, 10:28 am
Appreciate the information Animae. I tried writing Care 2. Where is Eric's 'Feedback & Suggestions'? I've just been clicking the Help section.
Thanks Again Animae
 

Patrice Z (16)
Sunday March 3, 2019, 8:41 pm
Sorry. Page not found.
 

Patrice Z (16)
Sunday March 3, 2019, 8:42 pm
Tried one more time:. Got it! Great article.
 
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