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    Old 07-25-2003, 12:07 PM   #1
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    A Glass of Milk.

    One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked,

    "How much do I owe you?"

    "You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness."

    He said..... "Then I thank you from my heart." As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and
    man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit.

    Year's later that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called in
    for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes.
    Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to the case.

    After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention
    on the side of the bill. She read these words..... "Paid in full with one glass of milk" (Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.

    Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You,God,that Your love has spread abroad through human hearts and hands."
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    Old 07-25-2003, 06:00 PM   #2
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    I think that would make a wonderful commercial!

    Milk does the soul good!

    xo
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    Old 07-25-2003, 08:27 PM   #3
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    Midge -

    Where do you get these stories? If these have all happened to you, then you must be at least 475 years old.

    This one gave me a warm fuzzy. That's a cousin to a wet willy.

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    Old 07-26-2003, 07:18 AM   #4
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    Hi Midge,

    I heard that story several years ago on a Christian talk show. They told it as if it were a true story. Do you know if it is?



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    Old 07-27-2003, 05:09 PM   #5
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    aj, you're welcome!

    BBL, yes, it would make a great commercial!

    jdog, people send them to me via email, if I like them I save them to my documents. I'd have a lot more but our 'puter crashed in June and we hadn't saved it to CD yet; so I lost all the new ones from 6 months back. Alot of them give me warm fuzzies, but none have given me a wet willy yet......Thank God!! LOL!

    Memer!! Where have you been?? I hope everything has been fine and you've just been busy! I have no idea if this story is true, wouldn't it be so nice if it was!! Nope, no big plans for my birthday. Dirt bike riding is doing good, I just go slow. We have never been to The Mounds yet, we've heard of it. How big is it, do you know? Awwww, that's so terrible that you can't 'ever' ride again! That would make me very sad too!! Have a great weekend!

    Midge

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    -Shoulder pain since 2000
    -C4-C5 bone spurs causing central canal stenosis. Annular tear.
    -C5-C6 mild narrowing of canal.
    -C6-C7 disc bone spur and annular tear.
    -C7-T1 bone spur and annular tear.
    -No surgery;I'm not bad enough yet!

     
    Old 07-28-2003, 04:40 AM   #6
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    I'm writing to tell you yes it does happen! I did not want to tell my story because so many others are hurting, but maybe it will inspire some. I have been thru hell. Divorced 3#, serious health issues since age 23 now 47. Job difficulties, financial woes,day care trouble, abuse, loss my children for several months , due to abusive husband , mother died, abused by the "system", depression and attempted suicide, oh I could go on! I swore I would never marry again. I prayed. I answered a personal ad, that sounded vague. I thought the man was strange. I agreed to meet him. He was very kind, funny and made me laugh. I thought he was a "nut case". Something about him made me call him again. I continued to see him. He is the most beautiful loving kind person I have ever met! I later came to find who he is, a very wealthy man. He comes from a very affluent family. This man is sick. His pain is alcohol. He lives like he is broke, cutting coupons etc. I didn't believe his wild stories of wealth, and people he has known. But his stories fascinated me and made me smile. I stayed with him and even sold my home to be closer. I let him move in with me. His strange behavior drove me nuts at times but I loved him. We sat for hours talking, he wanted to know everything about me, and I told. He was fascinated with what I have dealt with. I felt like a science project. But he was kind. I nursed him when he detoxed himself, I drove him places, I ran errands, I cleaned up after him I did it all. He says I am the kindess person he has ever met! I dreamed when we talked, he kept me alive! Today I am paying off my condo! and my 14k visa bill and my car is now paid off. Why? this kind mans stories were all true. The wild dreams came true. Others when they realized who he is sd use him, I would never do that. Others didn't believe me and sd dump the bum. Others would stare and talk about him. This man is my angel. I would give up all money to have him well. So even uneducated, single woman with a horrible past has a future! My staying focused on what counts, humanity, helped me! I never thought I had a purpose. This man gave me back my life! So thinking winning money will change everything? no, YOU must change then goodness comes to you! Never give up! cj
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    Old 07-28-2003, 02:50 PM   #7
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    Hi Midge,

    I'm not sure about the size of The Mounds because I have never been anywhere else riding. It seems kind of big to me. It's really bumpy, though. As soon as you enter, there are continuous bumps. Most people there are really friendly. On the other hand, you have to be careful because there are some drinkers and some people who just don't care, and they could hurt you if you don't watch out for them. I guess that's true everywhere you go. They have a few picnic tables there, an outhouse (love that smell), and pop machines. There are also a few fishin' holes for the youngins. One of my kids would rather fish than ride, so that works out. I haven't seen it, but I hear there is a campground across the road.

    I love this weather today. I wish I were out in it.


     
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