What inspires you

I could make a list of a 100 things that inspire me. It could be something someone said.  It could be something someone did.  I love to watch people if I’m waiting at the store. Seeing a little one toddle their first steps and knowing that is just the beginning…

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Prayers for Boston

In lieu of the events today in Boston, only prayer is appropriate….. Our prayers are with those injured, both physically and and emotionally, in Boston. Our thanks to the first responders who ran towards the chaos. We are eternally thankful to the Police, Firefighters, and EMT’s.

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Lou Brissie – Baseball and American Hero

Following a devastating German artillery attack in December 1944, most of Leland Victor (Lou) Brissie s squad was destroyed and the shrapnel-riddled corporal from Ware Shoals, South Carolina, was left for dead. The unconscious pitching prospect clung to life along the muddy banks of an icy creek in northern Italy s snow-covered Apennines for hours until medical corpsmen discovered him. Doctors at the battalion aid station noted that his left leg was shattered beyond repair and recommended immediate amputation.

No, Brissie protested. You can t take my leg off. I m a ballplayer. I can t play on one leg.

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