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Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Sat, 6th Dec '08 8:23 PM


Aren't there a couple that are going to air this month that we were told about earlier. One was in Pekin, Ill.

Gypsylady  (Level: 149.5 - Posts: 6108)
Sat, 6th Dec '08 8:53 PM

I think, Pat, Tuzilla "Steve" is the one who knew about that. I read it, but I forgot. Sorry! Maybe he'll read this and let you know!


Suzannec  (Level: 260.0 - Posts: 616)
Sat, 6th Dec '08 9:57 PM

Steve (Tuzilla) told us about a family in the Michigan area and I believe that episode was set to air sometime in December. Maybe tomorrow? The Pekin family episode is scheduled for Jan. 11 and I will resurrect that thread with a reminder when it gets closer to the date. The Grys family is still getting plenty of attention and everyone in this area is excited for that episode.

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Sun, 7th Dec '08 1:18 AM

Thanks Marilyn and Suzannec ...

I'll have to send that Pekin (Illinois) date to my former boss. He was editor of the newspaper in Pekin for several years. When it was first announced on Sploofus, I sent an e-mail to him tellling him about it. That evening or the next day some of their friends from Pekin called to tell them about the makeover and they were able to say they already knew about it via North Platte via Sploofus!

I bet the other one won't be on until after the New Year either because almost everything is reruns right now or holiday specials.

Linenlady  (Level: 159.1 - Posts: 306)
Sun, 7th Dec '08 5:04 AM

The television crew is in this area this week, the papers have been full of it with pages of coverage and pictures. They are re-building the home of a Voluntown family whose small house burned last summer; Then the father lost his job here at Pfizer pharmaceutical. The insurance company paid off and the mortgage holder held the check then went bankrupt. The company that bought the mortgages foreclosed on the family because they hadn't been able to pay the mortgage. In the middle of that crisis, the father and several of the kids went swimming. One of the kids started having a problem in the water and the father drowned while trying to help the one child; the older son tried to help the father. The son died later of injuries sustained in the tragedy. The whole community rallied and helped them out and I guess their name was submitted to the show. Because of the weather, they built a huge enclosure in order for the foundation concrete to be kept at the right temperature to cure properly. One article stated that there were some 1800 volunteers helping to put the house together by this Thursday. A very good deed indeed.


Mplaw51  (Level: 185.5 - Posts: 1580)
Sun, 7th Dec '08 8:02 AM

I never watch that show with out tears coming to my eyes at some point or many points. Your story is such a tragedy for that family, good to know they're being helped. 1800 volunteers is awesome.

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Sun, 7th Dec '08 11:58 AM

Diane, your post should remind all of us who have not been touched by such tragedies just how blessed we are. I cannot even imagine what kind of strength it must have taken for the rest of the family to survive. I'm glad something good is happening for them. Please keep us posted as to when that show will air, will you?

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