Welcome, Friends! Thank you for coming by.
To all of you that are being affected by this destructive storm, our prayer is that you are safe and getting any assistance you need. To those of you looking to help, please visit Samaritan’s Purse. They are asking for volunteers and are ready to accept donations:
“We’ll be rolling out at first light Tuesday morning,” Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham said.
In hopes this will make you smile…here’s a story:
About 15 years ago, Mom and Dad got caught in a blizzard while hunting on snowmachines way up north on the east end of the Denali Highway. They were desperately trying to find shelter and they stumbled upon a cabin that had smoke rising from a chimney and a dim lantern light glowing in the window. They knocked on the door and were greeted by a grizzled old trapper named Al Hambie.
Al took them in for the night and they became friends. Over the years, Mom and Dad have made many trips to Al’s cabin to visit and bring him supplies.
Last year, Mom brought him a can of peanuts, but Al said he didn’t want them. When Mom asked him why, he reached behind him, took a metal coffee cup off the shelf, rattled it, and then dumped eleven teeth onto the table. He said that he had pulled all of them out that winter with a pair of pliers. Dad asked him if it was really painful and Al said, “Not as painful as the toothaches I had beforehand!” He said that he’s going to pull the rest of them out this winter.
By the way, this picture of mom and Al was taken ten years ago… he still had a few teeth back then.
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(Kennecott Mine near McCarthy, AK image courtesy of Birch Leaf Photography)