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Posted Friday, July 1, 2011, at 8:18 AM
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  • Well Said, Brian. Well Done, Annie Morse, and others of your ilk; without whom, lonely stays at the hospital, Church, or organization, would be less effective, lonelier, or more sterile. No, I'm not putting down the over-worked providers of care, who have little time for the nice, little things, that makes a sickness, or injury, a bit easier to cope with.

    We celebrate the military who's 'service' gave us Freedom, through their blood, but we must not forget all of those others, in the less lighted corners, who also keep this nation Free, and a wonderful place to live.

    This week-end, why don't we simply congratulate/thank every person we meet, for having a part in our freedom. Those who do have a part, will appreciate the recognition, and those who don't, may wake up, to start being a part of this wonderful Nation.

    Even if it only increases wellbeing a tad, a tad of water is a great swig, in a dessert.

    Thanks, Brian, you are a blessing, to our community and country.

    We all need be a blessing before our God, to our country, community, and fellow man. AMEN

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Fri, Jul 1, 2011, at 3:10 PM
  • Oopps, I twisted my words a bit in my first paragraph and it does not make the sense I thought it would. ...""Volunteers"" keep the wheels well oiled, and life much better, be it Hospital, Church, or Organization. ...(Hope that makes more sense)

    -- Posted by Navyblue on Fri, Jul 1, 2011, at 3:14 PM
  • WOW, I am impressed. I live in Lincoln and since I had to retire early because of medical problems I have been doing volunteer work. I am a volunteer narrator for the Talking Books & Braille service administered by the Nebraska Library Commission. I have been doing this for eleven years and I love it. Our volunteer narrators read a large selection of periodicals and books so they can be sent out to patrons who are visually impaired or cannot read normally due to a disability. I love to read and as I get older and my eyes get weaker I realize how precious it is to be able to read a book. I hope I never need the service but it is comforting to know that it is available if needed. The service is free to those who qualify and I believe the special equipment is provided free of charge and mailing is also free. Any students that will be attending college at UNL or one of the other Lincoln colleges that might be interested in volunteer work should contact:

    http://www.nlc.nebraska.gov

    Annette Hall, Volunteer Services Coordinator

    402-471-4033

    1200 N St. Suite 120 Lincoln NE 68508

    -- Posted by Big Chief on Fri, Jul 1, 2011, at 7:25 PM
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    Makes perfect sense both ways Arley... thanks for the kind words.

    Big Chief, my Dad recited books for the blind through the Colorado State Library in Denver way back. I should see if I can find a list of books he did. Might be very interesting listening to me. That kind of volunteering is a great example of another way people can, and do help. Thanks for reading.

    -- Posted by Brian Hoag on Fri, Jul 1, 2011, at 9:58 PM
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