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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Amazing Stories

Truth is always stranger than fiction. Some of us have incredible life stories and most of us who get some years behind us have seen things nobody would believe. Regular humanity's stories are as awe-inspiring and surprising as anything by Homer or Dickens.

Here's one helluva woman:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/jan/07/winnie-johnson-keith-bennett-moors-murders

Some pack 80 years into 12:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/child-cancer-blogger-jessica-joy-rees-dies-age-12-battling-brain-tumors-article-1.1002107

Life takes unexpected turns on everyone
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/staten-island-priest-bolsters-feds-mob-case-high-school-lunch-contract-extortion-prosecution-article-1.1001149

And given a reason, people will do good
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/supermarket-raises-thousands-peter-figoski-scholarship-fund-article-1.1001576

Even in the normal course of life experiences there is a story
http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site04/story.php?articleno=4671&page=1

4 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I read the story of Rose and now I can hardly see to type,

Austan said...

Lawless, I know what you mean. Joyce is a longtime local reporter around here; the whole town knew her Mom by proxy. And we're old enough to appreciate that experience and how much heart went into telling that story.

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

Ref. the priest versus the Mafia story:
Re-heated chicken nuggets?

What on earth do you think McDonald's serves every bloody day?

Austan said...

The school lunch system is deplorable. And expensive as all hell! 5 bucks for a crappy lunch!