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July Warm and Fuzzy: A Grandpas Wisdom Jul 01, 2022

There is a story told of an old man and his grandson who were walking down a business street in a downtown district.  I like it because I am currently a "Pop Pop" to eight grandchildren; including Jon Burke's three lovely children.

 

As they walked along, the grandfather suddenly...

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June Warm Fuzzy: The Extra We Give Jun 14, 2022

The Extra We Give
A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought his paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner had asked him.
While painting, he noticed a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it.
When he finished painting, he received his money and left.
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April Warm and Fuzzy: The "Hot Dog!" Balloon Apr 12, 2022

I was walking in my neighborhood and noticed a young girl's birthday party going on. Inflatables, a pinata, and a bunch of balloons. A little girl was holding on to a string that was attached to a purple helium balloon bobbing about in the wind.

All of a sudden, the wind took the...

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November warm fuzzy: You never know when what you say matters: Nov 09, 2021

You won’t find the name Eddie Mifflin in the baseball record books, but the little known baseball fan played a starring role in the creation of one of the sport’s most legendary storylines.  And CONGRATULATIONS to our WORLD SERIES WINNING BRAVES!!!!!!

Was he the most...

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Warm Fuzzy October 2021 Email: Gratitude! Oct 05, 2021

I’m certainly grateful for having autumn arrive with our cooler winds, changing trees, and the expectations of the Holidays. The nights aren’t quite as warm as they were even a few weeks ago, and stores have already begun stocking everything pumpkin-related.

I’m also grateful...

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Warm Fuzzy September 2021: Knowing Where to Tap Sep 05, 2021

You may have heard this before but it is one of my all-time favorites:

A giant ship engine failed. The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure out how to fix the engine.

Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a young man. He...

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Warm Fuzzy August 2021: We Are All Stronger Now Aug 02, 2021

As we all embrace the start of a more "normal" summer and fall, it’s important to give ourselves room to continue to reemerge at our own pace. It’s also important to remember that new beginnings are not always easy or obvious. I’m reminded of the following story, a...

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Warm Fuzzy July 2021: How a Waffle Iron Changed A Sport forever Jul 02, 2021

Do you know why there is an ordinary old waffle iron — pulled out of a backyard garbage pit and now broken and brown with rust — sits displayed in a protective case like the Hope Diamond in Prefontaine Hall in Oregon?

The answer has nothing to do with breakfast food.

In 1971, college...

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Warm Fuzzy June 2021: True Value Jun 04, 2021

A father said to his daughter, “You have graduated with honors, here is a car I bought many years ago. It is pretty old now. But before I give it to you, take it to the used car lot downtown and tell them I want to sell it and see how much they offer you for it.”

The daughter went to...

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