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Of Good Deeds

17 Dec


The unexpected surprise

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This post is for Six Word Saturday and for Sidey’s Weekend Theme, A Christmas Story.  But before I start, let me write to last weekend’s theme, The Unexpected.

The Unexpected has happened – my blog has caught my bug.  Due to my cold, which is not as nasty as it could have been thanks, in large part, to the Hub’s liberal interpretation of my request for a hot toddy, my brain is a mass of nothingness.  So is my homepage.  If you are reading this via my homepage, you are not reading it.  No posts have appeared since Thursday’s The Name Game.  Just lots of white space where Christmas-themed writing ought to be.  The posts of Christmas passed.

I suspect that the WordPress prompters are having a little Christmas fun at my expense.  Hoist by my own petard.  To quote the Japanese 11th Century Warrior with an arrow through his neck in the badly dubbed and worst film I ever saw, Why me?  To quote the Hub, Why not me?

I’m talking to myself.  Bring me another hot toddy!


Layaway Now for Christmas


Love this Christmas story; don’t you?

Anonymous donors – note the plural; there are many – are paying off layaway accounts for people who can’t afford to redeem their goods.  From Yahoo! News:

At Kmart stores across the country, Santa seems to be getting some help: Anonymous donors are paying off strangers’ layaway accounts, buying the Christmas gifts other families couldn’t afford, especially toys and children’s clothes set aside by impoverished parents…

…The benefactors generally ask to help families who are squirreling away items for young children. They often pay a portion of the balance, usually all but a few dollars or cents so the layaway order stays in the store’s system.

The phenomenon seems to have begun in Michigan before spreading, Kmart executives said.

“It is honestly being driven by people wanting to do a good deed at this time of the year,” said Salima Yala, Kmart’s division vice president for layaway.

Read the whole story here.  It will warm the cockles of your Christmastressed heart.

Joke 268

17 Dec

Thanks to Janie for this one.

How do you wish a sheep a merry Christmas?

Happy Christmas to ewe.


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