Last night seemed a little jammed here on the blog, so decided to wait a day for this. I was running around today, but still wanted to post this, so I didn’t go too deep into the archives, just pulled some of the most recent items.
From prolific Steeplejack, this touching photo. And don’t be surprised if we have a full-jack kindness post sometime soon so I can clean out his wonderful backlog. So much good stuff.
I’ve thought a lot today about my grandfather, who worked underground in the mine. I’ve also had the privilege to go underground with miners in KY and a comment stuck out to me: “We go down together and we come up together.”
They work for each other. The ultimate teammates!!
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) October 24, 2022
Michael McGuire’s wife, Mollie, said he is an employee of Excel mining and was at work until after 5 p.m. which gave him less than an hour to make the 6 p.m. game.
“My husband chose the job he has to support our family so that I could be home to raise our wonderful children, there are many times he misses out on these events due to work. So any chance he can be there he is, no matter how tired or dirty,” she wrote on Facebook.
Albatrossy sent this adorableness:
This is what a baby panda sounds like. And it's as adorable and hilarious as you thought it would be. pic.twitter.com/0QLyebWqOG
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) September 14, 2022
Before I out our commenter, since I realized she may not want her real name used, I’ll just post it like this.
— Sharon Barrett (she, her) 🌻 (@sbarrt) October 26, 2022
Australia's oldest man (110 ) and he still worries about being useful and helping other living beings : he knits tiny sweaters for injured penguins. pic.twitter.com/fTgPnLPvbD
— jonathan slater☮️ (@jonslater37) September 3, 2022
Remember our favorite, “I just like corn,” young man? This is the person who is responsible for that.
What is on the minds of kids ages 2-8? Armed with a microphone, Julian Shapiro Barnum finds out in his viral online series “Recess Therapy,” in which children discuss such weighty issues as climate change, money, and peeing in your pants. Correspondent Nancy Giles talks with Shapiro Barnum about why kids still say the darndest things.
From Quaker in the Basement, a lovely story about lost luggage and a destination wedding saved by kindness:
Islanders rallied to save an American couple’s wedding after their luggage – including the bride’s dress – was lost on their trouble-hit trip to Skye.
Amanda and Paul Riesel arrived the night before their big day with only their wedding rings and flowers after their flight was diverted and delayed.
Skye wedding photographer Rosie Woodhouse took to social media to ask islanders for help.
By the next morning they had provided a dress and a kilt.
Amanda, who had been ready to give up and go home, said Rosie and the community of Skye saved the day.
She said: “Our perfectly imperfect wedding was only a possibility because of Rosie and the wonderful folks in Skye.
“Fate had a hand in our happy day because local Broadford Primary dinner lady, Theresa, was the owner of my dress and I’m also a dinner lady back home.
“Wearing it meant even more to me knowing it came from someone who loves and feeds her students just like I do.”