Lifting Up Others-Richard’s Story

 

Reblogged From Nox And Friends   Thanks Kathy

A Sunday Feel Good Story – Richard’s Story

 

The following piece has circulated in email from time to time, and after verifying it’s authenticity, I wanted to share it in case anyone missed it.

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Richard, (my husband), never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam, other than he had been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather grainy, 8 x 10 black and white photo he had taken at a USO show of Ann Margret with Bob Hope that was one of his treasures.

A few years ago, Ann Margaret was doing a book signing at a local bookstore. Richard wanted to see if he could get her to Sign the treasured photo so he arrived at the bookstore at 12 o’clock for the 7:30 signing.

When I got there after work, the line went all the way around the bookstore, circled the parking lot, and disappeared behind a parking garage. Before her appearance, bookstore employees announced that she would sign only her book and no memorabilia would be permitted.

Richard was disappointed, but wanted to show her the photo and let her know how much those shows meant to lonely GI’s so far from home.. Ann Margaret came out looking as beautiful as ever and, as second in line, it was soon Richard’s turn. He presented the book for her signature and then took out the photo. When he did, there were many shouts from the employees that she would not sign it. Richard said, “I understand. I just wanted her to see it.”

She took one look at the photo, tears welled up in her eyes and she said, “This is one of my gentlemen from Viet Nam and I most certainly will sign his photo. I know what these men did for their country and I always have time for ‘my gentlemen.” With that, she pulled Richard across the table and planted a big kiss on him. She then made quite a to-do about the bravery of the young men she met over the years, how much she admired them, and how much she appreciated them. There weren’t too many dry eyes among those close enough to hear. She then posed for pictures and acted as if he were the only one there.

That night was a turning point for him. He walked a little straighter and, for the first time in years, was proud to have been a Vet. I’ll never forget Ann Margaret for her graciousness and how much that small act of kindness meant to my husband.

Later at dinner, Richard was very quiet. When I asked if he’d like to talk about it, my big, strong husband broke down in tears.. ”That’s the first time anyone ever thanked me for my time in the Army,” he said.

I now make it a point to say ‘Thank you’ to every person I come across who served in our Armed Forces. Freedom does not come cheap and I am grateful for all those who have served their country.

If you’d like to pass on this story, feel free to do so. Perhaps it will help others to become aware of how important it is to acknowledge the contribution our service people make.

Ann-Margret is America’s rusty patriot

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Thank you Richard for your service, and thank you Ann Margaret, America’s ‘Rusty Patriot’, for your devotion to our guys.

~Kathy

 

Note: The red letters is the part Kathy wrote.

Share A Smile-You Can’t See Me?

 

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Things To Remember (Reposted)

 

1.   Be Courageous

2.   Speak Life

3.   Your name isn’t junk. You’re a child of the one true King and you are His masterpiece.

My Article Read (8-1-2015)

 

Dog, Newspaper

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  2. Good but Not Great

  3. Persecution Of Christians Is Intensifying As Anti-Christian Hatred Sweeps The Entire World

  4. The Inevitable – The Daily Beast Begins The Personal Attacks To Tear Down Trump….

  5. HE LIFTS US UP: Abandonment and Rejection…

  6. It Takes Faith to Worship

  7. Exercise Your Mind

  8. The Toxic Leader Score

  9. Arthritic

  10. 3 Lies About Spiritual Growth You Need To Know

  11. My Incredible Day

  12. Your flowers

  13. Nutsrok Meets VanBytheRiver

  14. A WordPress Summit

  15. Leader of President Obama’s Anti-ISIS Strategy Kidnapped in Syria….

  16. When My Blog Died

  17. Daily Recap

  18. Don’t Be Hard Hearted ~

  19. The ‘Wicked God’ of the Bible

  20. VIDEO Asset Forfeiture, How Cops Continue to Steal Americans’ Hard Earned Cash with Zero Repercussions

  21. VIDEO The price of shame

  22. Our Love for God

  23. Our View of God’s Presence Is Not Pantheism

  24. Mystery

  25. Give A Little

  26. Friday fiction: Puppy Love.

  27. Sticky Note From God 07.30.15

  28. Why did I ever . . . ?

  29. Donation for Flood Stricken People 2012

  30. Endless Echoes… of Kindness or Abuse

  31. the singers had built themselves villages all around Jerusalem

  32. Quote Of The Day — July 31, 2015

  33. Sagrada Familia: The Colorful Forest of Columns

  34. Meet and Greet…Saturday a New Featured!!!

  35. Connecting the Dots on Crimes Against Children

  36. What To Do When You’re Wounded

  37. Loved by God – Guest post

  38. He Touched Me

  39. Making Money on Benghazi With Big Contracts & Illegal Foreign Security

  40. Dead and Registered: County Sued for Having More Voters Than Live Citizens

  41. Another mini heat wave…

  42. Good News: Jeb Bush wants to govern like Lyndon Johnson…

  43. Leftists hate free speech:

  44. You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!

     

Sticky Note For Today (8-2-2015)

 

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Links To Some Uplifting Posts

 

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  6. Best of America

  7. Ask If You Can Help

  8. A Police Officer Pulls Over 5 Old Ladies For THIS. The Reason Is PRICELESS!

  9. She Couldn’t Find Her Dog Anywhere. Then She Goes to Check on Her Daughter…

  10. Motivating the motivators

My Article Read (7-31-2015)

 

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  2. Sunday Photo Fiction:

  3. Quote Of The Day — July 27, 2015

  4. Tribalmystic is Being Revamped

  5. Motivational Monday

  6. VIDEO AR-15-Wielding Business Owner Defends Shop from Stupid Armed Robbers

  7. Writing Encouragement

  8. BOOM! Shock Poll: Donald Trump Leads Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in Florida… (full poll data included)

  9. Nuggets – Lord, we need You!

  10. Not Just Hillary – Clinton Staffer Delivers 20,000 Work-Related Emails From Private Account….

  11. The Devil’s Greatest Trick – A Christian’s Critical Skill

  12. Do Christians have to obey the Old Testament law?

  13. The joy of……saving

  14. Sticky Note From God 07.29.15

  15. Joke of the Day

  16. Practical Evangelism: Taking the Roof Off\

  17. Restoration 2

  18. Oh My – Local News Station Reports On Hillary’s Appearance – The Bloom Is Off The Ruse….

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  20. Featured Photographer: Leo Moreno

  21. Birds Talking – Poetry – Drawing

  22. God Speaks! | DebBe Still and Listen

  23. Current News

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  25. Pistol-Packing Pastor – Shoots Burglar

  26. Evangelism Tip: Two Religions

  27. Daily Devotion-July 30,2015-More Promises From God

  28. Making a Difference

  29. As God Provides

  30. Just a Thought

  31. Junior Legislator’s Score Card

  32. Who’s In Your Family?

  33. MSNBC found Hillary’s none position ‘a little disconcerting’

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  35. Sticky Note to God 07.30.15

  36. Philosophy and Morality

  37. she’s even closer than my heart to me

  38. There’s Good People EVERYWHERE

  39. Paglia on Trump: and Fiorina, Oh My

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  46. How the truth became politically incorrect to Obama

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  48. Dog days of summer

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Sticky Note For Today (8-1-2015)

 

When God

Nuggets – Lord, we need You!

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C Is For Courage

 

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”      Joshua 1:9

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.      Philippians 4:13

You may say to yourselves, “These nations are stronger than we are. How can we drive them out?” But do not be afraid of them; remember well what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt. You saw with your own eyes the great trials, the signs and wonders, the mighty hand and outstretched arm, with which the Lord your God brought you out. The Lord your God will do the same to all the peoples you now fear.      Deuteronomy 7:17-19

and who has extended his good favor to me before the king and his advisers and all the king’s powerful officials. Because the hand of the Lord my God was on me, I took courage and gathered leaders from Israel to go up with me.      Ezra 7:28

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.      1 Corinthians 16:13

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”      Deuteronomy 31:6

 

courage

[ ˈkərij, ˈkə-rij ]

NOUN

      the ability to do something that frightens one:

      “she called on all her courage to face the ordeal”