Posted by: Arkay | May 14, 2009

This is what life’s supposed to be about

Two stories out of a recent local Coffee News (two sided broadsheet of tidbits and ads)

A real homer: For the first time in her life, Western Oregon University’s Sara Tucholsky not only hit a home run in a game against Central Washington University, but she hit it over the fence. She had passed first base and was on her way to second base when she collapsed. Something had happened to her knee and she couldn’t run. No one on her team could help her around the bases becasue if they touched her, she’d be out. That’s when her opponents from Central Washington picked her up and carried her around the bases and across the home plate. “My whole team was crying. It touched a lot of people,” says Tucholsky.

Bottle pen pals: Maureen Sharp and Dagmar Wendler developed a life-long pen pal relationship after Dagmar, who lives in Germany, found a bottle with a message inside from Maureen, who is from England. Maureen threw her message in a bottle into the ocean as a teenager in 1953. In 1955, Dagmar, living 500 miles away, found the bottle and replied. For the next 50-plus years, the two exchanged letters about their lives. Recently, the duo met face-to-face for the first time in Frankfurt. “It was like meeting an old buddy,” says Maureen, who adds she was surprised the bottle was ever found and that it sparked such a friendship.

(now see the post below for the other side of my blog title)


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