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Good deed of the month.

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by bfunk13, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. bfunk13

    bfunk13 Minister of Fire

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    There is an old man at the end of our road who has been working away at splitting his firewood for the last few weeks. He will do 5-10 rounds per day with an axe. Not in any hurry, but not making much progress. When i passed the other day he was sitting on a stump and looked exhausted. I had to move my splitter anyways, so i grabbed my son and showed up with my splitter. In 2 hours we split and stacked all the wood he had. He was very appreciative as the splitting was very hard on the old guy.
    The other night i came home from work to find he had ordered 2 large pizzas and had delivered for us.
    Feels good to help out.

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  2. CTguy9230

    CTguy9230 Feeling the Heat

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    thats good Karma right there...
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  3. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones Minister of Fire

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    Just 2 hours of good effort made a big difference for that guy. Good job!
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  4. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    The Math

    2 (hours of splitting)
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    2 (father spending quality time with son)
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    2 (pizzas delivered as a thank you gift)

    6 (months of heating for an appreciative senior and neighbor)
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    1 (life lesson for son about the value of helping others in need)
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  5. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    What a great neighbor. You might even have given his heart a few extra years.
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  6. bfunk13

    bfunk13 Minister of Fire

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    my thoughts exactly.
  7. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm confident that what he was saying with the pizzas was how grateful he was...not just for all the help you gave him, but really for noticing him at all. So many folks like him seem to just be invisible to the folks around them. You're a good neighbor (and a good dad). Someday some of us will be the invisible folks...I hope we have neighbors like you. Rick
  8. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

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    Way to go! He probably had some good stories also!

    Gary
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  9. loon

    loon Minister of Fire

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    Very good of ya funk! ;)

    loon
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  10. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    Awesome.... excellent lessons learned all around !!!
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  11. DianeB

    DianeB Feeling the Heat

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    Something your son won't forget either. Always pay it forward. You can buy "things" to make you happy for a few moments, but you can have many warm happy memories of helping out another person.
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  12. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    This is a beautiful story. Unless, of course, there were olives on those pizzas. Then it's a horrible story.
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  13. rottiman

    rottiman Minister of Fire

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    Funk, your a good man. Positive Karma is sure to find it's way to you. Well done.
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  14. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Hey Danno, I'll take the olives! ;lol
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  15. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    bfunk, thank you. You did the right thing and we know that old man really appreciated it. No doubt, like Fossil stated, he was appreciative just knowing that someone watched him and noticed that he needed some help. And one of the best parts is the lesson you gave to your son!
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  16. amateur cutter

    amateur cutter Minister of Fire

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    People like you are the reason so many enjoy this forum bfunk. I'll take friends & good neighbors over money any day. Well done! A C
  17. Shadow&Flame

    Shadow&Flame Minister of Fire

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    Keep up the good work bfunk...it will come back to you and your son. Its also good to know he appreciated your help. Kudos.
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  18. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    You are a fire wood junkie.
    Guy splits 5 rounds per day & you spot it from 500 yards & wanta go help.

    You're a "Great neighbor". May many rewards come your way ;)
    Thanks for sharing :)
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  19. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    That's great BFunk, Kudos to you and your son!...Sometime I wish I would do more to help the elderly, But since I'm married to an old broad that should count for something!:cool:
  20. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Hey bfunk, you are always welcome to move to upstate NY. It isn't as pretty as your state and the taxes are much higher, but we would love to have you here! Great Job!
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  21. gmule

    gmule Feeling the Heat

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    That was a nice thing to do.
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  22. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I love to see stories like that. You're a good man, brother.
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  23. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    A few years ago we had a very heavy snow of about 30 inches, which we don't normally get here. My driveway is about 250 feet long, and I was kind of running out of steam (don't laugh at me, I'm old), and I could see the youngsters across the road ploughing out their lane. I waved a couple of times, looking forlorn, but no soap. I would have paid them to finish up, I have a lymphedema issue with one arm. Along came some mangy looking hoofer, he offered to help, I was down to the hard icy stuff from the state road crew, and he wouldn't take any money. I learned he was hitch-hiking back to Westminster, a good 15 miles or so. Soon as he got the rest of driveway clear, I gave him a ride to town. Maybe not the smartest thing for a lone woman to do, but I think we both benefitted that day. Sometimes you have to turn it over to a higher power and believe in the Good.
  24. Backwoods Savage

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    Great story Sue. Danged good of you to offer the ride too. You make us proud.
  25. WellSeasoned

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    Nice job! Helping the ol gent and teaching a valuable lesson to your son.
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