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Redsox9  (Level: 161.8 - Posts: 1400)
Mon, 19th Apr '10 11:02 PM


Last week while I was umpiring a little league, I got stuck in the neck with a foul ball. It was sore for a couple of days with no lasting effects. Today when Ii went to do a game there again, one of the kids that played in the game came up to me and asked me how i was. He is but 9 years old but quite obviously well beyond his years. I was so moved by his concer and thoughtfulness, it almost brought me to tears. I just wish all of us can learn something by his actions. I just thought I would share this because it is something we don't see enough of.

Tresgatos  (Level: 217.7 - Posts: 4459)
Mon, 19th Apr '10 11:09 PM

Thank you for sharing that with us, Craig! Wonderful story, and I'm glad to hear you're all right! Keep up the great work with the kids!

-- Geri

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Mon, 19th Apr '10 11:11 PM

Such a lovely story! Yes! Thank you for sharing, Craig!

Virtus  (Level: 171.1 - Posts: 2497)
Tue, 20th Apr '10 12:14 AM

The are wonderful people in this world, but it is extremely gratifying to find those qualities in the younger generation. There is still hope for the world.
Thanks for sharing, Craig. Parents also need to spend more time teaching empathy, respect for elders, the golden rule etc. Bless his little heart.

Tue, 20th Apr '10 12:47 AM

Wonderful story brother!!!!

Asor  (Level: 162.7 - Posts: 595)
Tue, 20th Apr '10 8:59 AM

Here's one that nearly did me in: I was at a restaurant with my children a number of years ago. My daughter at the time was age 2 or 3. We were at a table, and an elderly man in the booth behind us had a metal hook from his elbow on down. My guess was that he was a veteran of WWII. My daughter was very concerned about the man's arm (she was on the side of the table facing him, while my back was to him), but I quietly explained that it was impolite for her to stare and told her that he might have been injured in a war or had an accident, but that he seemed happy and otherwise fit (and he did!). As we were leaving the restaurant, I looked behind me to make sure my daughter was there--and she wasn't. I backtracked to find her and discovered that, though she was far too shy to say anything to the man, she had crawled into the booth and first kissed his metal hook and then his arm right above it. I don't know who was tearier: her, me, or the man! Very sweet

Garrybl  (Level: 294.3 - Posts: 6810)
Tue, 20th Apr '10 9:29 AM

And I was expecting this thread to be discussing the Red sox' generosity in letting Tampa Bay sweep a series for the first time against them....

(Yes I know Baseball is more important than life and death and one should not be joking about that. As a Mets supporter I have little to joke about. On a related theme readers might want to check out 'Keep your team out of my book' by Joe Queenan in Sat. NY Times)

Maurlin  (Level: 221.5 - Posts: 2718)
Tue, 20th Apr '10 10:07 AM

Asor- Your post had me in tears. That's SO sweet!

Asor  (Level: 162.7 - Posts: 595)
Tue, 20th Apr '10 12:39 PM

Thanks, Maurlin. I've learned a lot from that little girl

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5428)
Tue, 20th Apr '10 12:45 PM

Gosh, what a good SD this morning. Clem recovering his trailer and these two stories have just made my day a whole lot brighter. Thank you for sharing these heart-warming stories about two youngsters who obviously have a head start in being good citizens.

Jeannette  (Level: 115.1 - Posts: 1734)
Tue, 20th Apr '10 1:57 PM

that is so lovely xx

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