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Old 09-28-2005, 08:33 AM   #81
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Was it ever thus

By exiting well out of the affected zone - we were helped relatively pomptly and - 'more than enough' - since I always had a backup plan and emergency reserve.

Friends and relatives(via text message and phone when it works) in the area - are having a much more difficult time - in variety of ways.

Decent shelter seems most vexing - money doesn't help - if there is nothing availible.
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Re: Charitable donations pre- and post-FI/RE
Old 09-29-2005, 08:35 PM   #82
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At the grocery store - "Would you like to donate to the victims of Katrina?"

On the street corner - "Would you care to make a donation to help the victims of Katrina?"

On the screen of my ATM (no joke!) - "Press Yes to donate $1 for the victims of Katrina."

Pressed "NO" and committed to donate a dollar to something, anything, else.
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Pressed "NO" and committed to donate a dollar to something, anything, else.
When I was a teenager, one of our school's more notable hoodlums challenged learners got the bright idea to take a coffee can door-to-door in December to collect funds for the Red Cross.

Business was invigorating & brisk (think Pittsburgh in winter) and he was over $500 ahead (pure profit, no overhead and no intention of sending ANYTHING to the RC) until one of his happy donors called his parents to express their congratulations at their son's impressive initiative and maturity.

Overheard during the run-up to the explosion: "MY SON is collecting for the RED CROSS?!? He's supposed to be at detention!!!!"

The son soon learned how difficult it was to give back $500 a dollar at a time, with explanations. He's probably a stockbroker now. But I'm sure all our nation's challenged learners can aspire to greater goals.

Somewhere, all across the nation, young entrepreneurs are painting "KATRINA" on coffee cans and lacing up their walking shoes...
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Overheard during the run-up to the explosion:* "MY SON is collecting for the RED CROSS?!?* He's supposed to be at detention!!!!".... He's probably a stockbroker now. ...Somewhere, all across the nation, young entrepreneurs are painting "KATRINA" on coffee cans and lacing up their walking shoes...*
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Nords, you are hilarious! I am smiling and laughing, except that I know what you said is TRUE! (not necessarily the part about stockbrokers. ) I knew guys like that in High School...

You know the old saying: "Let the donator beware!"

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