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Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Fragments ~ They'll make you smile!

Mommy's Idea

It's Friday! And I am glad.

Friday Fragments are brought to you by the very knowledgeable and helpful Mrs.4444. When you finish here, pay her a visit and checkout the list of bloggers posting their Friday Fragments. They will make you smile! (BTW ~ Big thanks to Mrs.4444 for helping with the buttons!)

Today, I am washing all that bad stuff from the last few days right outta my hair! I mean it! It has been said, (probably by more than one person) we can choose to be happy or we can choose to be unhappy.

So, in light of that, today we are only entertaining positive, funny, feel good type fragments! *You can thank me later.*

Keep it to yourself!

Five year old grandson was coughing his head off. Fourteen year old uncle decides to give grandson a short lesson in manners. He tells #5 he needs to cover his mouth when he coughs, so he doesn’t spread germs.

“What’s a germ?”

“It is like little bugs too small to see. When you don't cover your mouth, they go everywhere.”

“But if I do cover my mouth it will just make ‘em go back in me.”

How can you argue with that kind of logic?

This week's sweetest story!

BLAINE, Minn. - Betsy Sathers wears the glow of a new mother as she perches on the couch in her family room, smiling and chatting with visitors while still managing to keep an eye on the 2-year-old twins burbling and cavorting at her feet.

Sathers — whose husband was killed when a Minneapolis freeway bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River in 2007 — is realizing her dreams of being a mother with the adoption of Ross and Alyse from Haiti.

The twins, brought to Sathers' home just days after the earthquake in Haiti, suck from baby bottles and drag toys across the floor. On the wall hangs a framed wedding day photo of Sathers and her late husband, Scott.

You can read more here.

Story # 2.

On the one hand, he was shot in the head. On the other, the bullet bounced off him.
In one of those rare battlefield miracles, an insurgent sniper hit Lance Cpl. Koenig dead on in the front of his helmet, and he walked away from it with a smile on his face.

"I don't think I could be any luckier than this," Lance Cpl. Koenig said two hours after the shooting.

Lance Cpl. Koenig's brush with death came during a day of intense fighting for the Marines of Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Regiment.

(I am not sure I would call this “luck.” I liked miracle better. Whatever, I am thankful this young man was protected from a very tragic death. ~ Cheryl)

More on Lance Cpl. Koenig.

This picture belongs to a friend of mine. I love it. I think it is an amazing camera shot. But, when I look at it, I can hear Judy Garland singing, “Somewhere, over the rainbow~”

And now for the giveaway!

Beginning today and running through March 2, each time you post a comment it counts as an entry! And the prize, you ask?

The prize will be a one year subscription to the lovely animated online greeting cards by Jacquie Lawson. The very talented Ms. Lawson does lovely work, which you can view here

These greeting cards will make it so easy for you to put a smile on the faces of family and friends online! So post often for more chances! *smile*

Tomorrow's post is going to be all about ways to save money! ~ I think.

Wade’s Wisdom ~

Don’t let your dog borrow your cell phone. He’ll end up using all your roll over minutes!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Be blessed and be a blessing!


  1. Loved your post today! The lady who adopted the twin boys from Haiti is a remarkable woman! And I agree with you on the second story...I prefer the word miracle, rather than luck. But I, too, am grateful his life was spared. I'm sure his family is. And I loved the little guy's logic about the germs! What do you do with that? lol Great! Looking forward to this post on saving money!

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I liked your post & stories, a blessed man and two sweet little boys, AND a beautiful picture, but now "somewhere over the rainbow" is stuck in my head! =) Take care!

  3. Rollover minutes hehehe

    I liked your fragments, I'll definitely be back. Thanks for making me smile!

  4. OMGoodness your grandson story was sooo precious!
    and your friends photo is incredible , yanno i am always in awe of great photos...
    have a lovely weekend Cheryl

  5. Thanks for stopping by!
    Your grandchildren are darling!!!!

    I love your positive outlook and you are right, the soldier's story is miraculous.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. What a wonderful story of adoption...It is a shame she is having to do it alone but God works is such mystery

  7. I would love to adopt someday. Adoption story always inspire me!

  8. Those are great positive stories, love them all! Cute blog! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. What a great lady to adopt those kids.

    Roll-over minutes- LOL!

    Stopping by from Friday Fragmnets

  10. Hi there!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Your posts are uplifting and hopeful! Thanks for sharing!

  11. hahaha rollover minutes!heehee

    The germ logic does make sense....What a cutie.

    That IS a beautiful shot. Photography talent is surely a wonderful gift.

  12. So happy to see a positive Haiti story!

    Here from Mami's site.

  13. Stopping by from Unknown Mami. Thanks for the great giveaway. Jacquie Lawson has a great talent for greeting cards :-)

  14. The story of the twins got me all choked up!

  15. you are keeping all of us quite happy with all the positive news

  16. Very moving story!

    I am a member of, an alternative ecard site to Jacquie Lawson. I would love to get an account to Jacquie's site as well!


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